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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Oct 05, 2019. 5 comments

The Best Toys of the Week Are All Nostalgic Blasts From the Past

The Best Toys of the Week Are All Nostalgic Blasts From the Past
Toys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards.  

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's round up of the latest and greatest bits of plastic siphoning money from our cash reserves. This week, we’ve got a mothertrucking great Optimus Prime, Playmobil gets even more retro with Back to the...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Sep 26, 2019. 13 comments

Mattel's New Gender-Neutral Dolls Are for Everyone

Mattel's New Gender-Neutral Dolls Are for Everyone
Toys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards.  

Despite the ways that dolls have historically always been marketed more toward young girls, while action figures (which are just dolls by another name) were marketed to boys, everyone knows that pretty much all kids, regardless of...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Aug 31, 2019. 6 comments

One of This Week's Best Toys Doesn't Get a Mjolnir

One of This Week's Best Toys Doesn't Get a Mjolnir
Toys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards.  

Welcome back to Toy Aisle , io9's regular round-up of the best toys we’ve seen on the internet this week. Today, we’ve got hot bods, dad bods, metal bods, all sorts of bods! And that’s even before we get to Canada’s finest...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 14, 2019. 14 comments

Mattel's New Star Wars Barbies Are Amazingly Extra

Mattel's New Star Wars Barbies Are Amazingly Extra
Toys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards.  

When you think of “Star Wars Barbies” as a concept, you think it would be very easy for Mattel to just put Barbie in a Princess Leia costume and call it a day. Which, to be fair, Mattel has indeed done. But it has also gone beyond...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Jul 16, 2019. 19 comments

Updates From Doctor Who, Deadpool 3, and More

Updates From Doctor Who, Deadpool 3, and More
Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.  

The Barbie movie has found some very interesting writers. Filming has begun on A Quiet Place 2. Melissa Benoist will slip into the director’s chair for Supergirl’s next season. Plus, what’s to come on Agents of SHIELD and Legion, and a new look at the direct-to-video...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Jul 13, 2019. 6 comments

The Chance to Own Your Very Own Cookie Monster, and More of the Best Toys of the Week

The Chance to Own Your Very Own Cookie Monster, and More of the Best Toys of the Week
Toys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards.  

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the latest in cool merchandise. This week, we’ve got another hit of San Diego Comic-Con exclusives, Barbie gets ziggy with it, and a bear! In a cage! Check it out.

Hasbro HasLab...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Jan 30, 2019. 22 comments

This Was Inevitable

This Was Inevitable

“If you try hard enough, any popular line of toys can be turned into a successful cinematic franchise.” - Old Hollywood proverb.

Even though we’ve already got plenty of movies about cars that are more or less designed to be ads encouraging kids to go out and buy little plastic versions of said cars (hey, Cars and Transformers ), that’s not stopping Mattel and Warner Bros. from throwing their...

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Julie Muncy Julie Muncy Oct 08, 2018. 13 comments

Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Is Being Made Into an Incredible Barbie Doll

Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Is Being Made Into an Incredible Barbie Doll
Toys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards.  

The Thirteenth Doctor ascendant. And toyetic.

To commemorate the premiere of the new season of Doctor Who, BBC Studios and Mattel have partnered up to provide the ultimate piece of iconic Doctor merchandise: the Doctor Who Barbie.

The...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Aug 30, 2018. 13 comments

The X-Files' Mulder and Scully Are Finally Getting the Stunning Barbie Dolls They Deserve

The X-Files' Mulder and Scully Are Finally Getting the Stunning Barbie Dolls They Deserve
Toys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards.  

Do you remember the limited edition The X-Files giftset from 1998 featuring a pair of Barbie and Ken dolls dressed up to look like Mulder and Scully? To call the dolls’ likenesses to David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson inaccurate is...

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Miguel Jorge Miguel Jorge Jun 01, 2018. 9 comments

El deporte que faltaba en el mundo del motor: descenso libre todoterreno con cochecitos de Barbie

El deporte que faltaba en el mundo del motor: descenso libre todoterreno con cochecitos de Barbie
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Hace unos días contábamos como a alguien se le había ocurrido la genial idea de incluir el motor real de una motocicleta en el interior de un coche de juguete de Barbie. Resulta que esos mismos cochecitos tienen su propia carrera: la Downhill Barbie Jeep Racing.

La “competición” es exactamente lo que parece. Tipos...

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Miguel Jorge Miguel Jorge May 31, 2018. 6 comments

Alguien puso un motor real en un coche de juguete de Barbie y el resultado es glorioso

Alguien puso un motor real en un coche de juguete de Barbie y el resultado es glorioso
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¿Qué ocurre si a un coche de juguete de Barbie le colocas un motor de 240cc de una moto de cross? Que tienes un híbrido rosa alucinante capaz de alcanzar los 110 kilómetros por hora.

Normalmente, estos coches para niños alcanzan velocidades de 4 km/h a lo máximo. Sin embargo, los chicos de Grind Hard Plumbing, un canal...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski May 05, 2018.

Say Goodbye to SeaWorld Barbie

Say Goodbye to SeaWorld Barbie

One less entry on a resume that’s a thousand jobs long isn’t going to hurt her career, but a few days ago Mattel confirmed to the New York Post that it had stopped production of its SeaWorld-themed Barbie products as a result of concerns raised by environmental groups.

PETA—People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals—has been very vocal about the theme park’s practices when it comes to how...

Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Mar 14, 2018. 11 comments

An Engine From a Log Splitter Turned This Power Wheels Barbie Jeep Into a Drifting Machine

An Engine From a Log Splitter Turned This Power Wheels Barbie Jeep Into a Drifting Machine

Dustin Sloan and Trenton Charlson might not be household names, but if you spend too much time on the internet, you might recognize some of their creations. Last year they upgraded a tricycle with a chainsaw engine , and this year they’ve crammed the gas-powered engine from a log splitter into a Power Wheels Barbie Jeep that can now drift and power slide.

Rule the Playground With a...

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Matías S. Zavia Matías S. Zavia Nov 18, 2017. 7 comments

Han tenido que pasar 56 años para que puedas comprar un Ken mulato

Han tenido que pasar 56 años para que puedas comprar un Ken mulato

La Barbie se echó novio hace 56 años. El Ken, cuyo nombre completo es Ken Carson, hizo su primera aparición en TV en 1961. Siempre ha sido más alto que ella y siempre ha tenido el aspecto de un socorrista de Baywatch. Ahora, fruto de la caída en ventas, Mattel ha decidido hacer borrón y cuenta nueva.

A partir de este año vas a poder elegir tu Ken ideal entre 15 modelos. Tienen siete tonos de...

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Carlos Zahumenszky Carlos Zahumenszky Nov 18, 2017. 9 comments

Mattel cede a la presión e introduce el mayor cambio de Barbie en 57 años

Mattel cede a la presión e introduce el mayor cambio de Barbie en 57 años

Era tan secreto que dentro de Mattel se conocía solo como Proyecto amanecer (Project Dawn). El programa más importante de la historia del fabricante de juguetes sale a la venta el día 28, y supone un cambio estético nunca visto hasta ahora en la popular muñeca. ¿Será peor el remedio que la enfermedad?

En la revista Time han tenido acceso privilegiado al debut de las nuevas muñecas de la...

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Eduardo Marín Eduardo Marín Nov 15, 2017. 10 comments

Mattel lanza un muñeca Barbie con velo islámico por primera vez en su historia

Mattel lanza un muñeca Barbie con velo islámico por primera vez en su historia

Han tenido que pasar casi seis décadas para que Mattel incluyera más diversidad algo en su catálogo de muñecas. A inicios de 2016 presentaron un nuevo catálogo lleno de muñecas inspiradas en mujeres de todos los tamaños y todas las medidas, y ahora han presentado la primera Barbie con hiyab (velo islámico).

Mattel cede a la presión e introduce el mayor cambio de Barbie en 57 años

Era tan...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Oct 04, 2017. 9 comments

Barbie Even Has a New Body Type For Brooding, Crime-Fighting Billionaires

Barbie Even Has a New Body Type For Brooding, Crime-Fighting Billionaires

At last summer’s San Diego Comic-Con, Mattel announced that it would be making a special line of Barbie figures featuring characters from the upcoming Batman v Superman film. And since the movie’s premiere is just over a month away, the Batman version has just appeared on Amazon .

Last week it was also revealed that after 57 years Barbie would finally be available in three new body types , but...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Sep 06, 2017. 8 comments

Barbie Is Finally Available In Three New Body Types

Barbie Is Finally Available In Three New Body Types

Fifty-seven years after first giving little girls an unrealistic representation of what a woman’s body should look like, Mattel is finally introducing three new versions of the iconic doll featuring tall, petite, and curvy body types.

Already available for pre-order on the Mattel website, the three new versions of the doll join the original in the continuing Barbie Fashionistas line. So while...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Sep 06, 2017. 6 comments

Even Barbie Has a Hoverboard Now, But Hers Actually Flies

Even Barbie Has a Hoverboard Now, But Hers Actually Flies

The smell of melting plastic is particularly unpleasant, so instead of putting Barbie on a two-wheeled self-balancing contraption prone to melting down, Mattel has given Barbie a hoverboard that legitimately takes to the air.

Available in the fall for $60, Barbie’s hoverboard is essentially a remote control quadcopter drone with a lightweight foam version of the iconic doll perched on top....

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Sep 05, 2017. 18 comments

The Best Stuff At Toy Fair 2015

The Best Stuff At Toy Fair 2015

Once a year, toy companies from all over the world converge on New York to reveal what everyone will be fighting to buy their kids—or themselves—when the holidays roll around again. And once again we grabbed our cameras, put ourselves in the mind of a child (that was the easy part), and set out to find the most exciting new toys that will be hitting store shelves this year.

Here are the...

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