Thursday, July 30, 2009

Death Star Cookie Jar

This has got to be the coolest cookie jar in the world. It's available through the Star Wars Shop at for $50. I guess Republic Credits aren't accepted.

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tron 2 Trailer

The first official trailer for Tron 2: Legacy, the sequel to the original Tron film, is now online and it looks amazing. Jeff Bridges is back for the sequel, which will be presented in 3D by Disney.

Here it is:

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

We Always Thought Star Wars Belonged In A Museum

Check out this Star Wars painting mash-up.

It's part of a collection of similar images that re-imagines classic paintings with Star Wars characters. You can see more by visiting Gizmodo.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Reader Reviews: Mario Kart

We always love hearing what you think about stuff so drop us a line and let us know. You might just find your thoughts published here.

Today, Teddy tells us what he thinks about Mario Kart. Thanks Teddy!

Mario Kart has come from the Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, GameCube, and the DS (DSi) to the Wii! Now go go go to Yoshi Falls, Luigi Curcuit, the Mario Raceway, and even more! New characters, Karts, and your Mii. It is very hard at first because of the controller. If you had the GameCube version you can have a bit of help from your classic controller/gamecube controller. So if you want any help or cheating steps go to but rember make your homepage either or for all your toy and video game needs
-Teddy Byrne
Wii, Wii, Teddy 

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Harry Potter Breaking Records

The Transformers almost did it but it took a little magic to finally break The Dark Night's Midnight screening record of $18.5 million. Last night, Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince opened on 3,003 screens nationwide at midnight and took in $22.2 million.

Have you seen it yet?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series Now Available

Whether you missed this amazing series when it was on TV or loved every minute of it and need to see it again, this new box-set is for you. The collection features every episode with extended and deleted scenes, the original miniseries, behind-the-scenes antics and the "Razor" spinoff webisodes.

Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series is available now on DVD and Blu-ray disc.

Monday, July 13, 2009

This Week's New Video Game Releases

posted by Jeff McKinney (follow me on Twitter)

Summer is often a slow time for new releases but good games are still arriving in stores every week. Here are our picks for this week's best new games.

Tales of Monkey Island -- Episode 1 (Wii, rated Pending)
This pirate adventure is just one of a five-part saga with an intriguing storyline that becomes deeper and more entangled as it unfolds. Players will experience the humor, romance, and swashbuckling action the Monkey Island games are famous for and unravel an insidious plot which is revealed across the course of the series.

Birthday Party Bash (Wii, rated Everyone)
It's My Birthday gives savvy moms and dads a complete "Party-in-a-Box' to throw the best next-generation birthday party for their kids, including themed games, invitations, banners, coloring sheets and a birthday crown -- blue for boys, pink for girls!

NCAA Football 10 (PS2, PS3, PSP, Xbox360, rated Everyone)
NCAA Football 10 brings the excitement of college football to fans across the nation like never before with its newest feature, Season Showdown: in this new mode, every game counts as fans declare their loyalty to a favorite school and give the ultimate show of support in a nationwide competition.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Monday, July 06, 2009

Chris Byrne on The Early Show

Chris Byrne was on The Early Show this past Saturday (July 4) with some of the Summer's coolest toys. Here is the list of toys in case you missed it.

Banzai Titan Blast Rocket
By Toy Quest
Ages 8 and up / $60
This behemoth, inflatable rocket stands over seven feet tall and can reach unbelievable heights of over 100 feet. Powered by a pressurized water tank, the lightweight BANZAI Titan Blast Rocket is easy to use and handle. Just follow three simple steps. ONE … Fill the water tank, TWO … Use the included air pump to pressurize the rocket, and THREE … Blast off!

Sky Ball
By Maui Toys
Ages 6 and up / $9
A complete new twist on one of the most classic toys of all time - the basic ball. It's about 5-inches in diameter and comes in a variety of transparent, gem-like colors (red, blue, green and orange) and bounces up to 75 feet in the air. We're not sure how the physics of it works, but the bounce is way out of proportion to the force exerted by the player. In plain English, that means that a little kid can really get it to sail with just a "regular" amount of bouncing.

CB 2 Stinger Boss Bow
By Prime Time
Ages 8 and up / $30
Become an archery ace! The supreme bow for speed and accuracy! Stinger's wingspan expands to 28" wide. Launches foam arrows! Pull back to load and pull trigger to send mega foam arrows flying - up to 40 feet! Bow measures 28" W x 19" H x 2.5" D with (3) 8" foam arrows.

Handtrux Backhoe
By Ten Ton Toys --
Ages 4 and up / $18
Digging toys that are operated like puppets. Kids put their hands inside and then manipulate the grip to dig. With all the rain we've been getting there's plenty of mud that needs to be moved.

Nerf N-Force Swords
By Nerf
Ages 6 and Up / $10
The excitement and adventure of power and conflict play, but with the soft, safe fun that is characteristic Nerf.

Banzai Twin Barrel Blaster
By Toy Quest
Ages 5 and up / $27
Maximize your blasting action with twice the firing power with the BANZAI Twin Barrel Blaster. These alternating double barrels blast two powerful streams of water at your opponent. The ergonomic grip and rapid fire pump trigger makes soaking your friends so easy. You'll play all day long with this unique and one-of-a-kind water blaster.

Super Soaker Quick Blast
By Hasbro
Ages 5 years & up / $15
Harness the hydro-powered performance of a SUPER SOAKER blaster … without all the pumping. Simply slide back the handle on the SUPER SOAKER QUICK BLAST blaster and unleash a deluge of water on your opponent. This fast-action blaster carries a removable 32-ounce water tank for easy filling and blasts up to 30 feet! Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on

Gazillion Bubble Rocket
By Funrise
Ages 6 and Up / $25
This high-flying rocket is one of our the launcher and STOMP! The rocket soars into the sky and leaves a trail of bubbles in the launcher and STOMP! The rocket soars into the sky and leaves a trail of bubbles in its wake. No batteries required.