The Secret Life of Stormtroopers

The Secret Life of Stormtroopers

We have no basis for comparison because Stormtroopers aren't real, but we'd like to think that The Secret Life of Stormtroopers does a pretty good job of conveying what goes on behind the scenes. The photoset by UK photographer Andy Wells addresses everything from Scrabble and Ab...

BASE Valet Trays

BASE Valet Trays

A sleek and modern valet tray made of 100% polystone. The heavyweight tray, which is available in Black, Grey, and eye-catching Orange, feels at home in any unstuffy apartment or home. Keep one on your nightstand, dresser, or entryway table to keep your keys, wallet, pocket knife, and other EDC gear from becoming a crumbling anthill of loose items.

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8 LEGO Sets for Grown Men

8 LEGO Sets for Grown Men

Every person had a favorite toy when they were young. Some of us cherished our bicycles and skateboards. Some of us got down with basketball, football, or soccer. Others were video games nerds. But here at Cool Material, we’re in unanimous agreement—our favorite childhood toy...

7 Desk Toys to Make Work a Little More Fun

7 Desk Toys to Make Work a Little More Fun

We aren’t the kind of people to say that being an adult is a bummer. If you’re doing it right, growing up actually kind of kicks ass. You get to eat whatever you want, have guests over late, travel, watch all the Netflix you can handle… Ninety-nine percent of the time, the ...

Fidget Cube: The Desk Toy That Helps You Focus

Fidget Cube: The Desk Toy That Helps You Focus

For all those of you out there with problems clicking, rolling, spinning and fidgeting during meetings, there's Fidget Cube: the desk toy that helps you focus. Available in eight different colors (die, graphite, midnight, aqua, sunset, berry, fresh and retro), Fidget Cube has all...

PPK Rubber Band Gun

PPK Rubber Band Gun

If you're looking to change up your office warfare game—or you just want to get down with your inner spy—you won't find anything cooler than this PPK Rubber Band Gun. Modeled after the gun that Connery made famous in Dr. No and crafted from solid wood, the PPK Rubber Band Gun...

PolyWood Polygonal Wood Toys

PolyWood Polygonal Wood Toys

Freelance illustrator and 3D artist Mat Szulik has created a new conceptual series of toys that seamlessly blur the line between his low poly style and the wooden toys that were so common long ago. Done as a personal project in his free time, the PolyWood collection includes a gi...

NERF's 2016 Fall Blaster Lineup

NERF's 2016 Fall Blaster Lineup

When we talked about the NERF Blasters that were capable of launching projectiles in excess of the posted speed limit in most states we knew that foam warfare had change forever (for the better, if we're being honest). People still weren't happy with just 70MPH projectiles becaus...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens LEGO Sets

Star Wars: The Force Awakens LEGO Sets

Owning a BB-8 Droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens that will run around and be a little ball of cuteness is great, but we're just as excited about the tie-ins with LEGO. This time around, because there are always LEGO and Star Wars crossovers, we get sets for: Kylo Ren's Comma...

Making Bootleg Action Figures with The Sucklordplay

Making Bootleg Action Figures with The Sucklord

Joey Garfield (aka "The Sucklord") is an artist with a unique medium. Instead of huge canvases or abstract photographs, he makes action figures. Weird, unique, and humorous action figures. By swapping a head here and adding some paint there, he churns out toys you wouldn't find a...

24K Gold-Plated Building Bricks

24K Gold-Plated Building Bricks

We've spent too many hours, days and weeks playing with LEGO over the course of our lives to tell anyone that playing with building bricks is "only for kids." It's not. If you want to display your love of building bricks in a way that's a little more classy than red, green, blue,...