Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's roundup of the most interesting toys we’ve seen this week. It’s a Guardians of the Galaxy blowout as we’ve got life-sized Groots, creepy plush Groots, and a fancy cassette player. But wait—there’s more, including a very swanky David Bowie figure and a very large Iron Man. Check it out!
After seeing Star Wars for the first time you undoubtedly wanted an astromech droid to call your own. But building your own fully-functional prop required skills you don’t have, and a tiny two-inch action figure leaves something to be desired. But an Artoo figure as large as the real thing? Now we’re talking.
Han Solo is my favorite character ever. In anything. I’m guessing, I’m not the only person who feels that way. He’s simply a badass with a swagger that’s second to none. For some reason, though, I personally have a weird fetish when it comes to Solo. I only love him when he’s cold.
Sideshow’s Court of the Dead series has branched out its battle between Heaven and Hell into the world of digital comics—and Death makes his final move in the conflict in this third and final part of our comic miniseries!
Sideshow Collectibles is probably best known as a fine purveyor of incredibly fancy (and expensive) premium figures and statues. But it has also branched out into making its very own fantasy world—and to celebrate a new book based on it, we’ve got a new comic miniseries to set it all up.
So this is what collecting action figures has come to? Apparently some Star Wars aficionados aren’t content with 3.75 or even 12-inch figures in their collection. They demand something grander and even more elite, which is why a life-size Boba Fett action figure can now be had for just shy of $8,500.
Jedis are supposed to be the wise peacekeepers of the galaxy, eschewing personal belongings and human desires. But they’d surely make an exception for this life-size 32-inch tall Yoda figure from Sideshow Collectibles, even if they had to sell their lightsabers to afford one.
Don’t bother spending your weekends scouring toy stores for hard-to-find Star Wars figures. Nothing on the shelves at Toys ‘R’ Us can even begin to compare with Hot Toys’ new First Order Stormtrooper from its Life-Size Masterpiece Series. Standing over six-feet tall it’s easily the most impressive Star Wars figure…
Because let’s be honest—this is a damn groovy figure indeed.
The level of detail and realism in action figures has improved by leaps and bounds over the past decade, but it’s still hard not to be flabbergasted by this sixth-scale Hermione Granger. Has anyone seen Emma Watson lately? Because there’s a good chance there’s a curse trapping her inside this figure.
They may not have muttered a single word we can understand, but with a spirited “ootini!” the Jawas in Star Wars instantly endeared themselves to audiences. And since they’re so tiny, barely taller than R2-D2, Sideshow Collectibles is actually including a pair of them in this new sixth-scale set.
Remember that wonderful Arkham Asylum Joker statue from a few weeks ago? Now the clown prince of crime has an opponent to go up against. Or well, considering they’re just statues, have the world’s longest staring contest with.
As one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars universe, R2-D2 owes at least some of his fame to a forgotten droid named R5-D4. If you remember, after being sold to Uncle Owen by the Jawas it broke down with a bad motivator, allowing Artoo to steal the spotlight. It’s a tragic tale with a happy ending now that …
Sideshow Collectibles has revealed that its Harry Potter Monsters Book of Monsters replica will be available sometime this summer for $295. That seems expensive, but the furry, tentacled tome also includes an accompanying book full of actual drawings, sketches, and info on all the creatures in the Harry Potter…
We've run out of Harry Potter movies (for the time being) but don't for a second think that means it's the end of toys, collectibles, and other memorabilia from the film series. Sideshow Collectibles, for example, has just revealed its upcoming film prop replica of the Monster Book of Monsters from Harry Potter and…
Sideshow Collectible's latest 1:6 gives us a whole new Hal Jordan to gawp at... but maybe perhaps that's because he's got to be the first Green Lantern figure in a while to show up in sparkly spandex.
An oft-repeated story about Michael Keaton's Batman outfit was that it was impossible for the actor to turn his head thanks to the tough cowl, necessitating a 'turn with your body' style of movement that defined the actor's portrayal. But in statue form, it seems being able to turn his head is much easier!
One of the greatest bad guys in movie history deserves a figure that stands more than just six-inches tall. So Sideshow Collectibles has finally done Anakin Skywalker some justice with its upcoming quarter-scale Vader that's just over 26-inches tall. That's just about the size of a newborn infant, minus the dirty…