Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly reminder to hide your life savings somewhere safe, because there are so many goddamn awesome toys coming out. This week: Hot Toys finally unleashes the Homecoming figure we really want, Overwatch gets an amazing action figure, Anki’s adorable robot gets a new coat of paint, and…
Earlier this year, we told you about The Occult Activity Book, S. Elizabeth and Becky Munich’s charmingly dark spin on adult coloring books. That volume sold out, so now the authors are back just in time for Halloween with a brand-new second issue.
Fashion mogul and designer Karl Lagerfeld has realized that the adult coloring book fad isn’t going away any time soon. But instead of cashing in with his own line of coloring books, he’s collaborated with Faber-Castell on a set of colored pencils that will set you back $2,850. Come again?
If coloring books were somehow able to make a miraculous comeback in a time when even watches are an entertaining distraction, there’s no reason that connect-the-dots puzzles can’t be popular again too. And there’s no better person than the most-famous Kardashian to help bring connect-the-dots back into the spotlight.
Even if you’re not a practicing witch, warlock, sorcerer, necromancer, or otherwise follower of the dark arts, The Occult Activity Book would be a mighty fine (and fun!) addition to your bookshelf. Adult coloring books are trending hard right now, but this one is spooky and special.
The adult coloring book craze has swept across the world, with everything from TV shows to comic books getting the treatment lately. But now IKEA is joining in with a book that lets you therapeutically color in minimalist Swedish furniture. It’s probably less stressful than trying to put it together, at least.
If you thought Aubrey Graham’s career peaked at playing Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation, apparently a bunch of other stuff also happened after he left the show that now warrants an entire coloring book dedicated to his life and accomplishments.
The Walking Dead comic book is a relative rarity in the world of modern, mainstream comic, as each issue is in greyscale, rather than the normal full-color palette, making it a comic you could color at your pleasure. But now the zombie series is going to be an adult coloring book anyway
We’re in the middle of that already weird limbo-week between Christmas holidays and New Years celebrations. Are you stuck at work with nothing to do? Stuck at home and wanting to unwind after all that family togetherness? DC Comics’ might be able to help.
Crayola has always been the first name in coloring innovation, so it’s surprising it wasn’t the company behind the recent trend in adult coloring books. But now it’s showing everyone how it’s done with its own line of wonderfully-detailed coloring books targeted at those who are already masters of staying within the…
Don’t take that header as me being dismissive—the current “Adult coloring book” boom is a very real thing, and even Game of Thrones is getting in on it. But holy cow, Diana Gabaldon wrote an Outlander coloring book filled with gorgeous art for you to fill in. What a time to be alive! I hope you remembered what color…
Thanks to talented artists like Johanna Basford, coloring books have somehow become an incredibly popular pastime again—and not just for kids. Bookstores are now flooded with intricately illustrated black and white books targeted at adults, including an upcoming collection featuring scenes from A Game of Thrones.
Amazon's Top 100 book list changes hourly, but there are a few mainstays right now: All the Light We Cannot See, of course, and the unreleased Go Set a Watchman. Oh, and two coloring books for grownups.
Coloring books might seem like an antiquated plaything given all the drawing and painting apps available for tablets, but learning to master a colored pencil or crayon and stay within the lines helps develop hand-eye coordination. So instead of trying to convince kids to put down their tablets (or phones) Crayola's…
Unlike grown-ups who’ve had their wildest creative impulses edited, judged, and generally tamped down for years, kids are pretty fearless when it comes to facing a blank page. Wielding crayons with reckless abandon ain’t no thang for the little 'uns, but a bit of artistic guidance can be fun, too.
It's been long established that children's coloring books are the apex of any and all science fiction narratives. Star Trek is no different, what with over two dozen coloring books to the franchise's name. Here are some select scenes for your enjoyment and/or confusion. Who wants to draw Geordi's visor?
The Avengers have gone on plenty of thrilling adventures, but none as pulse-pounding as their escapade in the 1983 Marvel Superheroes Coloring Book. In this time-honored tome, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and Iron Man spend forty-odd pages screaming about the magic pencils required to defeat the villain Ashius from…
This great "HD for Kids!" coloring book by Non-Toxic Reviews teaches tykes all about the joys—and pitfalls—of High-Def TV through activities like tracing burn-in on a plasma screen and the borderline-autistic "draw 1,080 dots inside this HDTV". The book is too funny not to be a little tongue-in-cheek, but the lessons…