Mix an old-style Nintendo/Famicom controller with two plumbers, throw in a low handicap and the back nine and you have this mini golf set. Standing 3” high, Mario and Luigi take turns hitting golf balls into the included hole. “I thought they’d be cheap at first, but they’re largely sturdy. They are difficult, and can be quite challenging,” said Dane Raleigh, a toy collector in London. “Me and the mates took it to the pub and played nine holes, set up along the bar. Loser paid for the round. It was great fun.” The game requires two AAA batteries. ThinkGeek is a distributor for this game.
This t-shirt allows one to strum and make music with pre-recorded major chords. It comes with a magnetic pick and a mini amp with sound adjustment. — "Geeks are our customer base!" said John MacDougall, owner of Golden Apple Learning Store in Pleasanton, Calif., at Toy Fair 2010.
This impressive flying R/C device has a diameter not much larger than a silver dollar and a single propeller on the bottom. The HoverDrone floats in the air as it spins and flashes its blue LED. The simple slider control allows only up-and down movement, making it so easy to fly that anyone can instantly control it. Launch date: 2010.
Incredibly tiny flying r/c toy looks like a Mini-UFO
Up/Down slider on remote controls hovering height
Blue flashing LED on the top
Charges from remote
10 minute charge time. 5-7 minute fly time
Requires 6 AA batteries (not included)
Two different channels allow you to fly two HoverDrones at once
This wireless game controller sports classic a D-Pad and button layout reminiscent of retro 8-bit game consoles from the 80's and 90's. The 8-Bitty works with the iPad and iPhone to play apps using a game controller with real tactile input. It also works with Android devices as well. 8-Bitty supports iCADE's growing list of hundreds of retro game apps, including Atari Classics collection, Pac-Man, Super Mega Worm, etc. The 8-Bitty uses a completely open interface system, so that any app developer can easily add game support. Launch date: 2012.