It’s never been a worse time for your wallet if you have a predilection for buying rad toys and pop culture merchandise. There are so many cool things around, io9 is starting Toy Aisle: a brand new weekly column of the best and newest toys and collectibles. We’re kicking off with a very fancy Spider-Gwen, Plush Lego,…
You too can cultivate your the “Background extra on TNG” aesthetic you’ve always wanted with this pretty nifty little Star Trek light.
It’s linked to your mobile phone rather than a ship’s computer, but hey: This is the best attempt yet at getting a Trek-style combadge, and it’s pretty dang neat.
Seriously. Who wants this on their mantlepiece? Except for maybe Arnold Schwarzenegger himself?
Do you like Evangelion? Do you like working out? Do you live in Japan? If you answered yes to all these questions, I’m pretty sure you still won’t want these utterly ridiculous, yet totally real Evangelion-branded dumbbells.
The ongoing debate over a lack of movie merchandise depicting female characters—whether it’s Marvel, or Star Wars, or anything—seems like it’s finally having an effect. The Guardians of the Galaxy sequel wants to right the wrongs of its original toyline, and director James Gunn himself is leading the charge.
Peppercorns, patchouli, and oranges, apparently.
Star Trek’s 50th birthday is this year, and the celebration has begun—there’s the new TV show on the way, cool merchandise, and a new movie. But this downright gorgeous collection might be the greatest thing about the year so far.
Thought you could escape Star Wars merchandise in this quiet period post-Force Awakens, pre-Rogue One, era? Well then THINK AGAIN. Anything that can be BB-8-erized will be, as is the case with this delightful teapot.
Ah, promotional tie-ins. What better way to learn about a movie before it releases than through myriad promotional crossovers? Batman v Superman is no exception, and a new series of prequel comics tied into purchases of Dr Pepper have given us a pretty interesting glimpse into the movie’s world.
Human culture has reached a point of no return. The overwhelming barrage of Star Wars merchandise has pulverized the last remaining crumbs of our consumer dignity. Consider this product and cry with us: Star Wars Chicken Hot Dogs with Built-in Ketchup. And it gets worse.
A not-so-long time ago, in a galaxy pretty nearby, fans lined up to buy toys of Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren and other brand new characters from a movie they wouldn’t see for another three months. Only one franchise could harness that kind of blind power: Star Wars. And that’s because Star Wars and toys go together like…
Recently, the Star Wars fanbase took time off from freaking out about The Force Awakens to freak out over a rumored ban on merchandise depicting Princess Leia’s “Slave” outfit from Return of the Jedi. Many words about the matter have been said since—a lot of them pretty good!—but leave it to Leia herself to put it…
We’re done speculating how much The Force Awakens will make in its opening weekend: now it’s time to speculate how much the toys will. Wall Street Journal reports that Star Wars merchandise could make up to $2 billion between its September launch and Christmas, squeezing out its nearest competition.
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…
Ah, I remember it well, those opening scenes of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. That part when, having crushed any sign of resistance about the Tantive IV, Darth Vader reprimanded Luke Skywalker and put him in Imperial custody. Wait, what the what?
... for your wall. Ever wanted to basically do what Skeletor never could? Now’s your chance! Well, as long as you have a rather ludicrous amount of money, this massive head of poor Battle Cat from Masters of the Universe could be yours to mount above your fireplace in a mixture of sadness and pride.
The role of movie merchandise, and the way it doesn’t include women, has been a hot discussion topic lately, with the likes of Star Wars and Marvel coming under fire — but thankfully, it looks like the upcoming Ghostbusters films won’t have that problem, and it’s thanks to the all-lady Ghostbusting team.
If you’ve been following the long saga that is Black Widow’s place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’ll know that everyone’s favourite assassin has been getting a short shrift, both on the big screen and on toy shelves. Fans have been angry for a while, but now they’re taking their grievances to the streets.