Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the coolest toys and merchandise we’ve seen all week. This time we’ve got an insanely nerdy Star Wars SDCC exclusive, the most affordable way to replicate Spider-Man’s new eye-moving mask, and much, much more!
Disney has a long tradition of holiday movies, but its next one is going to be just a little different. It’s called Nicole, and Anna Kendrick is in talks to play a woman who takes on the role of Santa Claus.
The latest Doctor Who Christmas special doesn’t look to have wowed audiences in the UK, but it turns out Americans love combining their Doctors with superheroes. It’s the most-watched episode in BBC America history.
I would not be doing my job, on today of all days, if I did not tell you that you really should read the Power Man and Iron Fist Sweet Christmas Annual right this instant.
Is there seriously any other holiday song that’s more infuriating enduring than “12 Days of Christmas?” It’s long, repetitive, and features the worst gift list in humanity’s existence (except the 10 lords a’leaping, I’ll gladly take those). At least this version has lots of Doctors in it. Wait...doctor who?
The wintry spirit is strong with this one.
Ever since Tesla’s range of cars made it possible to do updates over the air, we’ve all been wondering what the company who invented Ludicrous mode would slot into their cars as unlockable Easter eggs. Today, we might finally have an answer, and it’s the most amazing thing I’ve personally ever seen a Tesla do.
Merry Christmas! Heart-related deaths spike right around the holiday season. And a happy New Year!
If you’re looking for a quick hit of internet fame around the holidays, consider baking up some gingerbread and making anything but a house. So far we’ve seen crashed Enterprises and Death Stars, but a gingerbread Apple II computer, complete with edible circuitboards inside, easily wins Christmas this year.
If you bought Barnes & Noble’s impossibly cheap Nook and love being surreptitiously beamed to China, Christmas came early.
Sure, opting for a real Christmas tree fills your home with the wonderful smell of pine needles during the holidays. But getting its dried husk out of your home and onto the curb after New Year’s can be a logistical nightmare: unless you have the brilliant foresight to mount your Christmas tree to a drone.
Look at this cute little snowman! I bet he won’t even melt and make me cry like the snowman from Jack Frost does.
There’s a controversial little interpretation of Einstein’s theory of special relativity that could affect what happens to masses moving at a really high speeds: they appear to get heavier.
When a high-maintenance hostess throws an ugly Christmas sweater party, the worst things that can happen are paralyzingly banal small talk and a broken glass of eggnog. That is, until a masked killer with mysterious motivations suddenly starts carving up the guests.
A Christmas Story? Christmas Vacation? Scrooged? All memorable holiday films, but none of them can hold a candle, or a Zippo lighter, to the greatest Christmas movie of all time: Die Hard. Which means that by default, this handmade ornament featuring John McClane crawling through a heating duct is also the best…
There’s an infinite number of ways the internet has improved our lives, but at the top of the list is the fact we all have easy access to videos of things getting crushed by a hydraulic press. And what better way is there to celebrate the holidays than by crushing a mountain of glitter and a CO2 cartridge? Can you…
You don’t need to send a team of rogue warriors to steal the plans for this amazing edible Death Star, made with curved gingerbread pieces, in order to destroy it. All you need is a house full of college students home for the holidays who’ve been living off instant ramen for months.
The holidays are all about celebrating life—yet there’s nothing more thrilling than watching this simulation of 11,000 penguins and 4,000 Santa Clauses fighting to the death.
Jingle All The Way might be one of the silliest holiday movies of the past two decades, but Turbo Man will always be cool. Sadly, there aren’t too many copies of the original action figure left, and they’re mostly fought over on eBay. But one guy got his hands on the original props and is running a Kickstarter to…
LEGO Batman’s Twitter recently shared a short clip where Batman teases the end of his retelling of The Night Before Christmas, and now I’ve got to hear the rest. For crying out loud, Batman, Marvel gave us 10 hours of superhero fireplaces. Step up your game!