Written by

Chris Gonzales


Cody Black

During the course of writing about all sorts of neat products for this site, we sometimes come across things that look so cool and we can’t wait to have them in our hands, but they won’t actually be released for months.

What follows is a list of 12 such products coming between now and the end of October 2018, in order of their release date. Pre-order them, add them to your wishlist, whatever suits you best.

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Avengers Hero Inventor Kit by littleBits »

(August 24th, 2018)

This kit will let kids become superheroes by building, customizing, and coding their own high-tech gear, and crafting a unique identity to match.

  + Read our post here.


MSTR LINX Titanium Carabiner Key Ring Set »

(August 31st, 2018)

Utilizes unique interlocking shapes to form its locking mechanism, allowing the rings to pass through one another for fast, easy, and secure use.

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Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit »

(September 14th, 2018)

The upcoming third kit in the Nintendo Labo lineup will put you in the driver’s seat of a car, submarine, and plane.

  + Read our post here.


HORI D-Pad Controller (L) for Nintendo Switch »

(September 18th, 2018)

Adds an honest-to-goodness D-pad to your Nintendo Switch, but with some caveats.

  + Read our post here.


Atlas Obscura’s Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid »

(September 18th, 2018)

From the folks at Atlas Obscura comes this kid’s illustrated guide to more than 150 of the world’s most mesmerizing and mysterious wonders — both natural and manmade — in 47 countries and on every continent on earth.

  + Read our post here.


Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit »

(October 1st, 2018)

Build a wand. Learn to code. Make magic.

  + Read our post here.


It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson »

(October 2nd, 2018)

From the authors of the best-selling Rework comes a timely manifesto on creating a calmer, more reasonable work culture.

  + Read our post here.


Season Cookbook by Nik Sharma »

(October 2nd, 2018)

Recipes that take a journey all the way from India by way of the American South to California.

  + Read our post here.


Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave by Jessica Hische »

(October 16th, 2018)

A beautiful bedtime book with lush illustrations and playful lettering, along with an inspiring message.

  + Read our post here.


Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonny Sun »

(October 23rd, 2018)

From the creator and star of Hamilton, and with beautiful illustrations by Jonny Sun, comes a book of affirmations to inspire readers at the beginning and end of each day.

  + Read our post here.


Typeset in the Future by Dave Addey »

(October 30th, 2018)

An obsessively geeky study of how classic sci-fi movies draw us in to their imagined worlds and how they have come to represent “THE FUTURE” in popular culture — all through the use of typography.

  + Read our post here.


Pokemon: Let’s Go for Nintendo Switch »

(November 16th, 2018)

The upcoming revamp of Pokémon Yellow has been inspired greatly by Pokémon GO, so it’ll be both a trip down memory lane and a whole new experience.

  + Read our post here.