Who hasn't, at one point in their life, secretly (or not so secretly, if you were intoxicated) tried to use The Force? Maybe the television remote was just out of your reach, and so you concentrated real hard and hoped it would magically move into your hand. Hey, we've been there -- don't feel ashamed. Well what if I told you that within the next year, a toy was hitting stores that actually allowed you to use The Force? Yup, totally serious about this one -- USA Today tells us that The Force Trainer will run somewhere around $90-100, and it "comes with a headset that uses brain waves to allow players to manipulate a sphere within a clear 10-inch-tall training tower, analogous to Yoda and Luke Skywalker's abilities in the Star Wars films."

But this isn't the only mind-control game hitting the market in 2009; apparently Mattel also has something called the Mind Flex game (due this fall), which "uses brain-wave activity to move a ball through a tabletop obstacle course." Next up: Mattel gives us the Score A Date With That Hot Model-Type Mind Game. You wish. With the Force Trainer, you're hooked up to a wireless headset that reads your brain activity -- then, by concentrating and focusing on the task, you move a ping-pong ball up through a tower ... with your mind, dude! Creepy! But I'm totally buying this. You?
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