Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the coolest toys around! We’ve got a very cool Star Wars way to get kids to code, the best Supergirl merchandise yet, an excellent Transformers figure, and more. Come take a look!
The consumer drone explosion of the last few years has been mostly limited to quadcopter-style multirotors. Until now. Meet the Disco, Parrot’s super-fast drone party in the sky.
By now a lot of people are familiar with that particularly buttery breed of electronic music: French house. Daft Punk is the master of this new disco sound, so much so that a lot of people don't realize that a whole slew of producers and DJs have honed the sound for decades. My favorite? A soft spoken badass named…
What's hot, sweaty, and filled with sexual innuendo? I'm talking about disco—what did you think I was talking about?—but I'm also talking about the design that was created to sell this era of suddenly decadent lifestyles.
I recently started dating a girl. It actually wasn't that recently and now she is my girlfriend. But! Until recently, there was a rift between us, a canyon separating our passions. She loves R&B. I hate R&B. Who knew a skinny, bearded French dude would sweep in to save the day?
Exactly 30 years ago today, the world saw The NeverEnding Story for the first time. It was a time before CGI, when you had to make fantasy movies with puppets. But nothing feels old fashioned about the synth-laden, sunset-colored theme song by Giorgio Moroder. The flying dragon-dog was pretty cool, too.
You have to love the internet. A year ago, Hunter Sanders made this 1990s remake of the Game of Thrones' intro, using Queen's I Want It All for the soundtrack. Then, three days ago, Steve Buzz uploaded an 80's inspired cover of the Game of Thrones main theme. And today, Mikolaj Birek mixed them both. It's so much…
Vsauce's Michael Stevens answers a great question with the help of Yeti Dynamics: What if the moon was a disco ball? The answer is sad: The mirrors' specular surface would make the moon almost invisible. However, things really get groovy if you put the disco moon at the same distance as the International Space Station.
Attention all sophisticated super freaks: this one's for you. Say hello to the Disco Dish, a flashy light fixture from the off-kilter creative mind of Dutch designer Bertjan Pot.
In the grand scope of Superman adventures, all of them are drossy pap compared to the time Clark Kent saved his teenage fan club using the power of dance. It was truly the most important of the Superman escapades.
In 1979's Superman Family #196, stodgy Clark Kent is pressganged by the "Clark Kent Fan Club" (yes, this…
How does one improve upon the fourth best song on Thriller? Why, with sparkly Illuminati costumes and orc makeup, of course.
Almost every single science fiction theme that exists has received some manner of brain-detonating dancefloor remix, but one-hit wonder Mankind's reworking of the Doctor Who theme in 1978 was actually solid. Pair it with "Doctorin' the TARDIS" next time you invite some Ice Warriors over for, uh, Ice Warrior food.
And now, a little song and dance number that falls somewhere between "Space Fever" and the Star Wars theme with French lyrics. This here is Cole Porter's "Night and Day" as sung by stalwart Italian TV songstress Raffaella Carrà. Watch as she travels to another planet, where she is flanked by a flamboyant militia of…
Combining a block-rocking beat, poignant love story, and a hardcore Astroboy Disco vibe—did I mention, it's anime—With You by Australian electronica duo Flight Facilities will have you grooving faster than you can say "Go! Go! Go!"
Well, maybe a few of you lucky bastards did. But the rest of us can only imagine a bygone discotheque with Giorgio Moroder on full blast, Muffit II blowing rails in the ladies' water closet, and the spectral outlines of Gaius Baltar and Caprica Six getting drunk in a corner somewhere.
Some may tell you that Space Fever is a fictional disease. Others may decree that it's just a scam devised during a shadow confabulation of NASA, the pharmaceutical industry, and the Bilderberg Group. And yet other snake oil hucksters will bellow that Space Fever exists only in the minds of hypochondriacs, with such…
In 2008, Liverpool University decided to commemorate Valentine's Day with a festive rollerdisco party.
This beauty may look like the love child of a flying saucer and a disco ball, but is actually a key component of Europe's most powerful rocket launcher.
Is that a bearded, lightsaber-wielding Han Solo?! You bet your ass it is. This t-shirt features early concept art drawn up by none other than legendary concept designer Ralph McQuarrie — the man behind much of the look and feel of the original Star Wars trilogy. This is just one of over 20 new Star Wars tees being…