These New Pop Culture Precious Moments Statues Give You and Your Grandma Something to Collect Together

The elderly can be a lucrative demographic to target, at least until your customers die and stop buying your products. So in an attempt to get a new generation hooked on collecting its doe-eyed sculptures, Precious Moments is expanding with a series of pop culture-inspired pieces featuring memorable film characters…

These Concept Designs for Back to the Future Part II's Future Tech Are Incredible

Somehow it’s still hard to fathom that Back to the Future Part II was set three years ago. For children of the ’80s and ’90s, the Robert Zemeckis sequel was the most popular and recognized vision of a future we might see when 2015 finally arrived. And while some of the technology imagined for the film never got made,…

Wonderfully Illogical Star Trek Headphones, and More of the Most Fascinating Merchandise of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the nifty little tchotchkes tempting our wallets lately. This week: Lego rides its chibi-style figurines all the way to the future, Hot Toys unleashes its take on a very beardy Captain America, and a weirdly cute Deadpool. Take a look!

The Avatars of Ready Player One Invade Classic Movie Posters of the Past

In the world of Ready Player One, pop culture homage is everything—sometimes to a fault, depending on who you talk to. But Warner Bros. is leaning into that with its marketing for the film. Case in point, the studio has recreated a collection of classic movie posters for the film, using the characters’ avatars instead…

Great Scott! Watch This Artist Sculpt a Terrifyingly Lifelike Back to the Future Doc Brown

There are lots of reasons the Back to the Future films are considered one of the best trilogies of all time, not the least of which being Christopher Lloyd’s Doc Emmett Brown. The character is what most people think of when they hear the term “mad scientist,” and Juliana LePine manages to perfectly capture his…

A Hela Figure to Rule Your Desk, and More of the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of all the awesome new toys rapidly sucking the money out of our wallets this week. We’ve got a Thor: Ragnarok figure worthy of Cate Blanchett’s glory, an extravagant as hell Frozen sleigh, a tricked-out Batmobile, and a very fancy phaser. Take a look!