'Mythbusters' Getting Spin-Off Special 'Dangerous Toys'


Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage


For over a decade, Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Kari Byron, and the rest of the 'Mytbusters' crew have been hard at work debunking (and occasionally proving) various myths, old wives tales, urban legends, and the like. The show began its twelfth season just a few short days ago, and this coming weekend, 'Mythbusters' will expand its universe by airing a special dedicated to taking the playtime dreams of children and making them a reality.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Jamie and Adam will (with the help of actual kids) design and concoct adult-size renditions of classic toys and games. Ever wanted to wage war inside a 25-foot furniture fort when you were a kid? The 'Mythbusters' are making that a reality. Have daydreams about crushing your enemies with a robot army, or laying siege to a medieval castle? So did young Jamie and Adam, only now they have the resources to build and create these scenarios in ways that would make the average 10-year-old weep with joy. Fittingly, the special is entitled 'Dangerous Toys.' Hopefully nobody shoots their eye out.

'Dangerous Toys' is set to hit the airwaves this Saturday night at 9/8c on Discovery, directly following an all new episode of 'Mythbusters.' That episode will apparently test whether you can use moonshine to fuel an automobile. I assume the kids won't be assisting with that. Since this special was announced so close to its premiere date, viewers should already be able to set their DVRs accordingly.

- Discovery Channel
- Adam Savage
- Jamie Hyneman
- MythBusters

Written by: msd85
Jan 7th, 2014, 12:55 pm

Images courtesy of Discovery Channel

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