Keyboard Game: Hasbro and Massdrop Team for Official Scrabble Keyboard

I haven’t played a game of Scrabble in years, but even if I did, I can’t see myself shelling out money for an official Scrabble keyboard. But if you are a super-fan of the classic word game, you will likely feel different and find this keyboard stunning.

The custom keycaps on Massdrop’s keyboard have the same color palette as an official Scrabble tile set and board, and also includes additional triple/double word/letter score keycaps you can swap in. I guess you can play a solo game and keep track of your score while writing emails and doing work. Too bad it doesn’t keep score for you.

It’s an 87-key mechanical keyboard that uses Cherry MX Brown switches for a great tactile typing experience. This also means that it is not quiet, so you should probably just use this one at home and not at the office. You can pre-order it now for $160, and shipments kick off in the fall.

It’s the perfect gift for the Scrabble playing granny who writes the occasional email and likes to embarrass you on Facebook. Or for Scrabble champions of course. What’s next? A Monopoly keyboard with Chance and Community Chest keys?

[via Gizmodo]

“Don’t Step In It” Makes a Game out of Avoiding Poop

Did you know that the poop emoji is super popular right now? You probably noticed. There are poop emoji toys and plushes, toilet plungers, pool floats, and you can even buy chocolate that looks like the little turd. Now, it would appear that the world of toys has gone to sh*t.

The latest product to get our kids to play with their poo is this game from Hasbro. It’s called Don’t Step In It. For $20, your kids can experience the joy of attempting to avoid stepping in poop while blindfolded. I can provide that experience for half the price and it will be much more memorable. Just meet me at the local dog park. I take cash.

The other players place the turds so you don’t know where they are. Step on the fewest poo mounds to win – just like real life. The Playdoh-like turds don’t even look real. Anyway, when a game like this arrives, you know that the human race’s best days are behind it. It’s all downhill from here.

They say you can play solo, but that’s just sad. Any kid who plays this game solo needs counseling.

[via Laughing Squid via Geekologie]

Hasbro’s first HasLab toy is a replica of Jabba the Hutt’s barge

At this year's Toy Fair in New York, Hasbro announced HasLab, a new program that aims to bring to life special creations like a massive, four-foot long recreation of Jabba the Hutt's sail barge. The company is taking inspiration from platforms like K...

Hasbro Is Crowdfunding a Crazy Star Wars Toy

Hasbro has unveiled HASLAB, which is their take on Kickstarter. The new crowdfunding program is starting with a huge and crazy toy. That would be a 4-foot long, 14 pound, detailed recreation of Jabba’s Sail Barge from Return of the Jedi. No doubt about it, serious toy collectors are going to love HASLAB.

The new program gives Hasbro’s passionate fans the opportunity to be more directly involved in the production of premium toys. The project will initially focus on stuff that is too crazy to be a part of the mainstream toy line. It works like this: Hasbro will announce a potential project, and if enough fans preorder the toy by a certain date, it will get made and released exclusively to backers of the project. This is a great idea and it is the only way certain toys would see the light of day.

The Khetanna Sail Barge replica is designed to be in scale with the 3.75″ “Vintage Collection” of Star Wars action figures, which makes this thing 49.35″ long, and just over 17″ high. It has a fully-detailed interior accessible by removable panels and includes a special figure of Jabba himself. Buyers will also get a production booklet detailing how the vehicle was translated from the movie to a toy.

If you’re interested in pre-ordering Jabba’s Barge, head over to the HASLAB website now and pledge your interest (and your $499.99). If they get 5000 backers 4/3/2018, the ship will go into production, with Barges going out around the end of February 2019.

[via io9]