Toys

New Toys I’m Bitter About Not Having as a Child: Star Wars Sleds

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Toymaker Dynatech has just pissed me off for not being prescient enough to create this awesome series of Star Wars sleds in the early ’80s, when I was a kid. I would’ve have given one of my then-undescended testicles to be able to go sledding in an X-Wing. Grr!

There are two regular sleds – a Millennium Falcon and a Snowspeeder – and two inflatable sleds, including the X-Wing above and another Snowspeeder (pics of all of ’em after the jump). And they’re all awesome. At least I can take solace that these sleds won’t be available until next winter, thus depriving many children from enjoying them this winter. (Via CTA.ca)

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Parents of unpopular young children – don’t get your child the Snowspeeder sleds, otherwise he’ll surely have to play Dak.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.