Afraid of tearing your delicate rotator cuff in an overly heated snowball fight? The Crossbow Snow Launcher ($40) can save you from career-ending surgery. Simply load a snowball into the front, pull back the lever, and fire your icy projectile up to 60 feet. Snowball press included for the truly lazy. [via]
While it's not the most inconspicuous spy gadget we've ever seen, the Rover Spy Tank ($150) should do just enough to let you be the Ethan Hunt of your abode. Controlled by an app that works with your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, the tank has a camera that streams live video and takes still photos, while a built-in microphone transmits sound back to you. It has a wireless range of up to 200 feet, plus infrared night vision for late night missions.
We usually gag at anything related to the Steampunk movement, but this rejiggered Nerf Barricade blaster stole our heart. The Big Daddy Nerf Gun ($300) is crafted from wood planks that were part of a 75-year-old chair and hand-riveted aluminum, and sports a working scope. It holds 10 whistler Nerf darts and all the dreams of your steam-powered childhood. [via]