Humanoid robots can be a lot more complex than what you'll see out of the Robosapien down at your local Best Buy. With the KONDO KHR-1 Robot Kit ($1100), for instance, you do the programming and controls, and the robot features 17 adjustable joints, and can do things like back flips and cartwheels. The KONDO KHR-2HV Kit ($1000) is the upgraded version of the KHR-1, and is faster, lighter, and features more controls, gears, servos, tricks, and skills than its predecessor. The Robovie-M V3 Robot Kit ($2700) has 22 joint angular sensors, and is capable of movements such as throws, punches, handstands, and playing soccer. It also automatically pushes itself upright after a fall, which is more than we can say for most of our drinking buddies.
The Transformers were cool. How many other toys combined sweet cars with dudes who carried big energy guns? The Transformers 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime ($70) is the ultimate Transformer for enthusiasts of both the show and toys alike. This Optimus contains great detail and speaks phrases from the 1986 film Transformers: The Movie. A twelve-inch tall, talking Optimus Prime? Count us in.
New year, new mattress, new you. A quality night's sleep helps you recover from distractions faster, prevents burnout, helps you make better decisions, improve your memory, and overall make fewer mistakes. It's not marketing, it's science. Leesa used 30+ years of experience and hundreds of hours of testing (science) to develop the perfect mattress for all body shapes and sleeping styles. The Leesa mattress is THE only bed in a box with over 10,000 verified 5-star reviews. That's 10,000 people that love the Leesa mattress so much they wrote in to rave about it. Head over to leesa.com for $100 off the Leesa mattress plus a free pillow. Offer valid for a limited time.
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Most guys dread the thought of clothes shopping and dread the thought of having to try clothes on at a store even more. With Mott & Bow, you can say goodbye to that painful process, and still get a well designed, great fitting pair of premium jeans. Mott & Bow is all about comfort and quality. They use different types of denim from left-hand weave Italian denim for extreme softness (seriously, they're really soft) to 4-way stretch denim for optimal flexibility. Mott & Bow cuts out the middleman and sells directly to you so they can sell their jeans at half the price of jeans of the same quality. They will also ship you two waist sizes at no extra charge to make sure you get the right fit — just send back the pair that doesn't fit at no additional cost. Finally, you can afford premium denim that fits without an awkward trip to a department store. And keep an eye out, as several new styles are on the way in 2018.
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As you're taking time to get your holiday gifts ready for everyone else, don't forget to pick up something for yourself as well — something like this 400% Medicom Darth Vader Kubrick Figurine ($95; Pre-order). If you want a whole Star Wars team, check out the Luke Skywalker Stormtrooper ($120) and the Han Solo Stormtrooper ($120) to complete your eight-inch squad.
Not all R/C toys have to be vehicles. The Tyco R/C N.S.E.C.T. ($100) is a radio-controlled bug that features eyes the change color based on what "mode" the toy is in, and a pincher-like claw in front that can grab items. The best part, though, is the "missile launcher" in the back that holds six foam missiles that can travel up
to 20 feet — far enough to keep your pets,
kids, or yourself entertained for hours.