As a kid, I would have been ecstatic to attend Hogwarts instead of my boring public school. But given the choice as an adult, even the promise of magic isn’t enough to convince me to ever go back to school again. Why would I spend years studying textbooks and practicing potions when JAKKS Pacific’s new Wizard Training…
Ending the week without a list of new ways to blow your paycheck just feels wrong, so welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the coolest toys we’ve seen on the internet. This week we’ve got some Star Wars-themed costume ideas that will unintentionally terrify your neighborhood, a fun Squirrel Girl doll…
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuarón learned the hard way: You don’t dismiss the idea of working on Harry Potter when hanging around Guillermo Del Toro, or admit you haven’t read or seen any of the series. Because you will get yelled at. A lot.
Almost a year after Pottery Barn revealed a massive collection of Harry Potter-themed paraphernalia, the decor-focused chain is back with new additions to the collection that will have lustful muggles wanting to redecorate all over again. But this isn’t Ikea, and even just a handful of these lavish items is enough to…
A memorable setting is a key component in any memorable story. This is especially true in popular science fiction and fantasy tales, where settings and locations have become as famous and crucial to their worlds as the characters in them.
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!
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of all the lovely toys and merchandise we’ve spotted on the internet recently. This week, Shuri gets the incredible action figure she deserves, Christopher Robin’s take on Winnie the Pooh gets an adorable toy, and the Dude almost certainly abides. Check it out!
If you thought Lego was out of surprises after all the sets it revealed leading up to San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, today the plastic brick-maker revealed it had one last giant Hogwarts-shaped ace up its sleeve with a new 6,020-piece Harry Potter castle set that includes 27 microscale figures.
Kano’s first product was a computer that kids could build as easily as a Lego set, helping to demystify the technologies we obsess over. The company’s next product is a buildable, motion-sensing wand that swaps spells for simple programming making it easy for kids to conjure up magical interactions with a flick of the…
The Fantastic Beasts sequel is diving into the past of one of the Wizarding World’s biggest non-Voldemort bads: Gellert Grindelwald, who has a deep history with another titanic presence in the series, Albus Dumbledore. And yet, according to Jude Law, neither character will actually directly interact in the film.
It’s time to hone your squeezing and feeling skills because Lego’s next blind-bagged minifigures collection arrives August 1 with 22 new characters from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. If only “Aparecium,” the revealing charm, worked on tiny foil bags, too.
Without much in the way of officially-sanctioned Harry Potter conventions, fans of the wizarding world have spent years running their own cons celebrating J.K. Rowling’s beloved book and film series—but that’s starting to change, thanks to a new crackdown being enforced by Warner Bros.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the neatest toys around. This week, Hot Toys gives us a Deadpool with killer footwear, the incredible Batman Ninja gets an equally worthy action figure, and more Harry Potter Lego than you can shake a whomping willow at. Check it out!
Lego is about to take its biggest bite yet out of Funko’s domination of the adorably-deformed, collectible figurine market with the addition of its first Harry Potter BrickHeadz characters. The new figures include Hermione, Ron, Dumbledore, Harry himself, and his snowy owl, Hedwig.
I admit I’m a Harry Potter fanatic. And while I’m officially a Ravenclaw, I bear no ill will against the Hufflepuffs (like some other people). So when I found out about an off-Broadway comedy where those seven overly-dramatic years at Hogwarts were told from a different perspective, I was all in. Though the theater is…
Harry Potter veterans Natalia Tena and Tom Felton are trading their wands for phasers, as they’re set to star in YouTube Red’s scifi thriller Origin, with Paul W.S. Anderson (the Resident Evil series) directing the first couple of episodes.
On April 25, fans are going to get the chance to go back to J.K. Rowling’s school for sorcerers in the Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery mobile game. When they get there, they’ll be welcomed by familiar voices from the Harry Potter films.
Because the first Fantastic Beasts was a fish out of water story about Newt Scamander traveling to America, there was only so much of the iconic English wizarding world to be seen. But that’s all changing in The Crimes of Grindelwald.