Cyclops' Best Design Gets a Great Figure, and More Xcellent Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of the best toys we’ve seen that are currently trying to swipe our hard-earned wages (earned by writing about toys, of course). This week: Tyrion Lannister gets the booze-wielding figure he deserves, Funko gets overtly muscular with retro Thundercats figures, and more!

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…

Cartoon Network Knows You Loved the New Steven Universe So Much It's Selling You Everything It Can

Steven Universe made a grand return last week with its “Heart of the Crystal Gems” story arc, a journey that made milestones for the show and definitely didn’t mess about when it came to advancing the series’ story. It was so good, Cartoon Network has basically decided to merchandise the hell out of it almost…

Transforming Dino-Cassettes Join a Retro '80s Bumblebee For This Comic-Con Exclusive

It’s hard to lament Comic-Con’s lack of focus on actual comic books when the convention also brings us some of the best and exclusive collectible toys of the year. In addition to new figures of Star Wars’ latest heroes, Hasbro will be tapping Transformers fans’ wallets with a new Bumblebee set featuring a retro gold…

Ever See a Guy Say Goodbye to a Shoe? Not If He Was Wearing These New Simpsons Sneakers

In the classic Simpsons episode “You Only Move Twice,” after hurling his moccasins out the front door, Hank Scorpio asks Homer if he’s ever seen a guy say goodbye to a shoe. The throwaway joke has sparked countless discussions online about why it’s actually funny, but there’s no debating that Scorpio would have never…

500 Lucky Stranger Things Fans Can Buy a Re-creation of Mike's Sweet '80s Bike From Schwinn

If Stranger Things were set in modern times, the show probably wouldn’t be as endearing to its fans. The characters are great, as is the story of a small town besieged by experiments run amok, but it’s ‘80s nostalgia that helps cement our addiction to the show, and Schwinn wants to give Stranger Things fans a chance…

Aliens' Original SFX Artists Helped Sideshow Create the Most Accurate Alien Queen Collectible Ever

The exposed skeletons and incredible detail helped make H. R. Giger’s design for the creatures in Alien unforgettably terrifying. James Cameron took things to the next level when he introduced the giant xenomorph queen in his 1986 sequel, Aliens, which is being flawlessly recreated as a new collectible maquette from…

Beautifully Detailed T-Rex Bust Was Created Using the Dinosaur Molds from Jurassic Park

On top of the groundbreaking visual effects that helped bring the stars of Jurassic Park back from extinction, the film’s creators also strived to make some of the dinosaurs, including the Tyrannosaurus Rex, as accurate as possible. Which means that Chronicle Collectibles’ new Jurassic Park T-rex bust is the easiest…

This 10-Foot-Tall AT-ACT Is the Most Colossal, Least Practical Star Wars Collectible Ever

You can spend days standing in line for the Rogue One premiere, make a flawless Obi-Wan Kenobi costume, or even claim you’re OK with Jar-Jar, but to unquestionably prove you’re a die-hard Star Wars fan you’ll need this towering AT-ACT collectible that’s somehow still overshadowed by its even more colossal price tag.

Pass the Time Waiting For Rogue One With This Totally Classy Star Wars Cuckoo Clock

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story doesn’t hit theaters until December 16, which means you’ve still got a few weeks to kill before you can get your Star Wars fix. You could continue on with your daily routine, being a productive member of society. Or you could just squander away all that valuable time by sitting and staring…