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. Weā€™ve got a Thor: Ragnarok figure worthy of Cate Blanchettā€™s glory, an extravagant as hell Frozen sleigh, a tricked-out Batmobile, and a very fancy phaser. Take a look!

Hot Toys' Spectacular 'Homemade'Ā Spider-Man: HomecomingĀ Figure, and More of the Best Toys of the Week

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 Parkerā€™s low-rent Spider-Man: Homecoming look, a giant Optimus Prime, and a fully armed and operational battle teapot. Letā€™s take a look!

The Obscenely Complex Way the Rebels Stole the Death Star Plans in the OriginalĀ Star WarsĀ Expanded Universe

Rogue One is hitting theaters, and with its release, we now have an ā€œofficialā€ answer to how Princess Leia received the plans to the Death Star in A New Hope. In years past, however, when the old Expanded Universe flourished, there was another explanation... and itā€™s more complex and ludicrous than you could possiblyā€¦

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