Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's roundup of the sweet toys and merchandise we’ve seen this week. We’ve got a magical Doctor Strange figure, a rather large Homecoming Spider-Man, and a miserable way to treat your favorite astromech unit. Also: Legend of Zelda Clue. No, really!
Okay, look. I need to ask something: Transformers franchise, are you okay? Because this... thing you’ve unleashed upon the world feels like you’re not. Are you entering your angsty teen years? Is that what all the swords are about?
Anthony Hopkins has worked with some of the best in the business, like Steven Spielberg and Oliver Stone. The latest visionary director to earn Sir Hopkins’ favor? None other than the king of explosions, Michael Bay.
At CinemaCon last week, Michael Bay was asked if he was actually going to be leaving the Transformers franchise this time. He not only said that he’d like to do one more, but that there were already 14 stories ready to go in that universe.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's new weekly series gathering the latest and shiniest pop culture toys and merchandise around. This week: a very fancy take on Peter Parker’s low-rent Spider-Man: Homecoming look, a giant Optimus Prime, and a fully armed and operational battle teapot. Let’s take a look!
Izabella, the Transformers: The Last Knight newcomer, knows she fights like a girl and she’s cool with it. Because it makes her awesome.
Did you see this year’s Kubo and the Two Strings? How about the other films made by stop-motion animation company Laika, like Coraline, Paranorman, and Boxtrolls? Did you like them? If the answers are “yes,” get excited. The head of that company, Travis Knight, is making a Transformers movie.
Earlier this month a Transformer near and dear to my heart faced off against Ultra Magnus, Star Saber and Deathsaurus in a fan vote for who would be the next ‘bot to wield the Matrix of Leadership. Move over, Optimus Prime. It’s Optimus Primal’s time.
Mobile developer Kabam and Hasbro roll out a new trailer for their upcoming fighting game at Toy Fair 2017 today, demonstrating just how deep and obscure the roster for Transformers: Forged to Fight is going to get. How many do you recognize?
The Lego Batman Movie just revealed it has a lot more surprises in store than just DC heroes. The Flash will go ape in an episode which sounds fantastic. The Walking Dead promises more action in its future, and has some proof to back it up. Oh, and much, much more. Spoilers, ho!
For years, Michael Bay has teased us with the possibility that he might leave the Transformers franchise that he’s nurtured into regular explosion-fests that we have come to, well, not love, but expect. The director has just announced that The Last Knight will be his final Transformers movie, and you shouldn’t believe…
Our latest look at the next Transformers film features very little of the historical elements we’ve seen before. Instead, it’s all about the future... and even beyond Autobots fighting Autobots, it’s a very bleak future for everyone involved.
Welcome to the first annual Toy Time Holiday Gift Spectacular, with special guests Batman, Spike the Dragon, The Walking Dead, Transformers and more. These are the toys and collectibles that would have made my Christmas list, were they not already sitting right over there.
All the stories you’ve heard about a Michael Bay film set are true. It’s fast, loud, intense and frankly, it’s kind of amazing. Six cameras shoot simultaneously, ranging from 2D to IMAX 3D. Dozens of real Navy SEALS pour out of a crashed ship. Hundreds of live rounds are being fired. Several massive explosions go off.…
The first trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight drops Monday evening and though it’s definitely the fifth film in the popular franchise, it’s more of a beginning than an end. After the fourth film, Paramount hired a team of writers to develop ideas for future films and while on the set of the film in August,…
Here’s what we know so far about Transformers: The Last Knight. It has King Arthur, Nazis, and Stonehenge. Oh, and presumably some giant transforming robots will make an appearance. That seems like a lot of things to have in one movie.
Paramount, like every other studio in existence, wants more than franchises. It wants universes, which allow them to make stories with a popular name attached but that don’t need to be tied to continuity and stars. Paramount’s betting on Transformers.
Few toy lines have thrived as long as the Transformers have, but those of us who grew up in the ‘80s probably barely recognize the Autobots and Decepticons you’ll now find in toy stores. Over the decades the toy line has evolved immensely, but 32 years later, it’s taking inspiration from the characters and toys that…
When you’re living in a small apartment you need furniture that does more than just sit there looking pretty. This nondescript coffee table, created by Studio Ozeta, magically raises and expands, again and again, to become a dining table capable of seating up to ten dinner guests.