HAL, Buy Me This Amazingly Adorable 2001: A Space Odyssey Plush Dave Bowman, Please

Fifty years ago, the definitive science fiction film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, premiered in theaters. Unlike space operas like Star Trek and Star Wars, 2001 doesn’t exactly lend itself well to action figures and playsets, but Hallmark has managed to turn Dave Bowman’s character into one of the most adorable plush toys…

The 'Unspeakably Disgusting' Way Stanley Kubrick Created 2001: A Space Odyssey's Trippiest Scene

Today is the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s landmark masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, and to celebrate the iconic scifi film we have an exclusive excerpt from author Michael Benson’s deep dive into the making of the film, Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece. It…

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One Great Groot, and One Creepy One, in the Best Toys We've Seen This Week

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!

Watch Adam Savage Geek Out Over an Original HAL 9000 in Peter Jackson's Amazing Prop Collection

Before he started busting myths, Adam Savage worked in the special effects industry building props and models for films. His love of iconic film artifacts is reflected in some of the recent builds he’s shared online, but it’s also fun to just watch him geek out over Peter Jackson’s amazing film prop collection.