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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 14, 2019 at 04:45. 1 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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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Jul 18, 2019. 14 comments

Mattel Is Bringing Back the Original Vintage He-Man Figures Now Packed With Articulation [Updated]

Mattel Is Bringing Back the Original Vintage He-Man Figures Now Packed With Articulation [Updated]
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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe sits in the upper echelons of popular and fondly remembered ‘80s toy lines. Decades after debuting way...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Jul 16, 2019. 13 comments

The Coolest San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Exclusives We're Most Excited For

The Coolest San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Exclusives We're Most Excited For
Toys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards.  

It’s SDCC week! Yes, we are just days away from the biggest event in the nerdy calendar kicking off—filled with exciting news, jam-packed panels , remarkable cosplay, and, hell yes, so many ways to empty your wallet on shiny,...

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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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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Jun 22, 2019. 12 comments

Comic-Con Is Nearly Here, and It's Bringing the Most Exclusive Toys of the Week With It

Comic-Con Is Nearly Here, and It's Bringing the Most Exclusive Toys of the Week With It
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 roundup of the latest in rad merchandise that’s draining our wallets. And this week, it’s even worse. We might be a month away from San Diego Comic-Con, but that just means it’s time for...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Jun 17, 2019. 8 comments

You'll Spare No Expense for This Comic-Con Exclusive Jurassic Park John Hammond Figure

You'll Spare No Expense for This Comic-Con Exclusive Jurassic Park John Hammond Figure
Toys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards.  

It’s not terribly surprising that there’s only been a handful of Jurassic Park John Hammond action figures to date. When it comes to old men with lots of money, Tony Stark gets most of the attention. But 26 years after Jurassic...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Jun 15, 2019. 10 comments

Action Figure Sarah Connor Has No Time For Your Bullshit, and the Rest of the Ass-Kicking Toys of the Week

Action Figure Sarah Connor Has No Time For Your Bullshit, and the Rest of the Ass-Kicking 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 weekly gathering of all the action figures tempting our wallets on the internet lately. This week: a very tall dinosaur, D23 shows off an exclusive Woody, and Terminator: Dark Fate is already kicking...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Jun 10, 2019. 10 comments

Mattel's Comic-Con Batman Exclusives Include Some Very Colorful Action Figures

Mattel's Comic-Con Batman Exclusives Include Some Very Colorful Action Figures
Toys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards.  

Oh sure, there are other parts of Mattel’s Dark Knight-themed exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con. But do you really need convincing beyond the return of the Technicolor dreamboat that is Rainbow Batman?

io9 can exclusively reveal two...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Jun 08, 2019. 4 comments

Batman's Got a Bat, Man, and More of the Best Toys of the Week

Batman's Got a Bat, Man, 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 coolest toys we’ve seen around the internet lately. This week: San Diego Comic-Con exclusives begin, Toy Story 4 gets some lovely new action figures, and Eleven meets Pac-Man...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Jun 04, 2019. 11 comments

Blumhouse Is Making a Magic 8 Ball Movie, Who Could Have Predicted?

Blumhouse Is Making a Magic 8 Ball Movie, Who Could Have Predicted?

We all know what a Magic 8 Ball is, yes? The toy that you shake and it randomly answers your questions? It’s pretty innocuous all things considered, which is why this news is as weird as it is intriguing.

Deadline reports that Blumhouse Pictures, the company behind Halloween , Get Out, Paranormal Activity and so many others, has teamed with the toy company Mattel to make a movie based on the...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Mar 20, 2019.

BOOMco's Action Grip Targets Let You Shoot Something Other Than Co-Workers

BOOMco's Action Grip Targets Let You Shoot Something Other Than Co-Workers
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They haven’t officially been announced by Mattel just yet, but a promotional video on YouTube reveals a new addition to the BOOMco dart blaster line in the form of springy targets that can be clamped to moving or stationary objects. If you listen closely, you can hear your co-workers cheering.

Because the...

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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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Dec 01, 2018.

The First BOOMco Halo Blasters Will Be San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives

The First BOOMco Halo Blasters Will Be San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives

We got our first hands-on with Mattel’s new BOOMco Halo-themed blasters back at Toy Fair, but it looks like the first official opportunity for everyone to get their hands on the new additions to the line will be at the San Diego Comic-Con next month.

The UNSC M6 Blaster and Covenant Plasma Overcharge Blaster will be sold as a two-pack in a collectible case inspired by the ammo supply crates...

Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Nov 15, 2018.

Three Spinning Chambers Puts a 30 Dart Barrage in BOOMco's New Triple Tornado 

Three Spinning Chambers Puts a 30 Dart Barrage in BOOMco's New Triple Tornado 
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Hasbro’s been hogging the toy blaster spotlight lately with its new Rival line , but Mattel’s got some fun additions to its BOOMco line enroute too, including the Triple Tornado (originally called the Spinsanity 3X at Toy Fair 2015) featuring three spinning chambers that hold a total of 30 darts.

The folks at Blaster...

Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Oct 01, 2018.

A Star Wars See 'N Say Is a Brilliant Idea, Let's Make This Happen

A <i>Star Wars</i> See 'N Say Is a Brilliant Idea, Let's Make This Happen

For decades the number one way kids learned about barnyard animal sounds was through a See ‘N Say. They’d point that arrow at a specific animal, pull a lever, and hear a pig, cow, or other beast. So wouldn’t a See ‘N Say then be the perfect way for kids to learn about Star Wars?

That’s what a bunch of Star Wars fans think, and as a proof of concept they created an online version of See ‘N Say...

James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Sep 07, 2018. 24 comments

Chris Pine Still Has Hopes for His Star Trek Future

Chris Pine Still Has Hopes for His Star Trek Future
Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.  

Kevin Feige wants more female-led Marvel movies. Get a few more looks at Halloween, Venom, and The Predator . Plus, behind the scenes on The Nun, more teases for The Walking Dead’s return, and Netflix asks: Whither Daredevil’s Matt Murdock. Engage, Spoilers!


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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Aug 31, 2018. 10 comments

Sony Can Keep Its Plastic Dog, This Robotic Raptor Is My New Perfect Pet

Sony Can Keep Its Plastic Dog, This Robotic Raptor Is My New Perfect Pet
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFToys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards.  

With the first Jurassic Park , we were all content to just stare in awe at what appeared to be living, breathing dinosaurs onscreen. But four sequels later,...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Jul 27, 2018. 9 comments

Star Wars, Transformers, Robot Horses, and Comic-Con's Other Wildest Toys (So Far)

<i>Star Wars</i>, <i>Transformers</i>, Robot Horses, and Comic-Con's Other Wildest Toys (So Far)

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of all things toy. This week, we’re shipping ourselves off to San Diego and staying in a cramped convention hall with tons of new announcements.. an a few toys that slipped out earlier in the week. Plus, Mario Kart Hot Wheels, the Golden Girls(!), and so much more!

Hasbro Star Wars Black Series Battle Damaged Captain Phasma

Will Captain Phasma...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Jul 13, 2018. 18 comments

The Most Awesome Toys and Collectibles That Will Destroy Your Wallet at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

The Most Awesome Toys and Collectibles That Will Destroy Your Wallet at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

If you’ve heard a rumbling sound recently, it’s probably the tumultuous herald announcing that, oh god, San Diego Comic-Con is next week. That doesn’t just mean new trailers, crazy cosplay, and wild panels, though; it means there will be so many cool and expensive toys you can try and get. Here’s a few (dozen) of our favorites so far.

Marvel Studios First 10 Years Red Skull and...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Jun 30, 2018. 5 comments

The Animated Justice League Assembles, and More of the World's Finest Toys of the Week

The Animated Justice League Assembles, and More of the World's Finest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the coolest toys we’ve seen on this here internet lately. This week: Comic-Con exclusive mania continues, Fantastic Beasts finds itself an extremely clever Lego set, and the best incarnation of the Justice League assembles on your toy shelf. Check it out!

Lego Batman Mech vs. Poison Ivy Mech

Before you get too excited, this particular set...

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