At last year’s Comic-Con, we brought you the vital news that Japanese statute maker Kotobukiya was planning a new line of “handsome men” statues that would kick off with DC’s Nightwing, an homage to one of—if not the—best butts in comics. Now, a year later, we’ve finally got our first look at the statue, and it’s a…
Welcome back to the Toy Aisle, io9's new weekly collection of the best toys around. This week, we’ve got dancing Gremlins, blocky Marvel superheroes, teddy bears with adorable attitude, and merchandise based on the Darth Vader comic’s best and most murderous stars.
Dick Grayson’s rear end is finally getting the rock solid tribute it deserves.
In space, no one can hear you scream—and they most certainly wouldn’t hear your perplexed laughter after you came across a breakdancing alien monster menacing your spaceship, either.
Frequent Toybox readers will probably have surmised at this point that a good cape on an action figure can make me interested. Mainly because I enjoy the simple things in life, but also because nothing beats a lovely, swooshy cape. Alas, not even a cape can make me become a fan of these DC retro figures.
Old school action figures are in the middle of a renaissance. You've got Funko's Reaction line emulating the old style for new properties, or Jumbo-sized recreations of classic superhero figures. The next logical step? Apparently, it's unarticulated, plus sized statues of said retro figures.
Not content with merely being one Master Chief, this new statue from Kotobukiya has decided to become three different iterations of the video game supersoldier instead, thanks to the addition of some nifty addon packs that let you kit out your Spartain whichever way you want.
Age of Ultron really, really wants you to know that the Hulkbuster is awesome, judging by the amount of toys and merchandise it's racking up ahead of the film's release. But honestly, if it means we get something as cool looking as this set of statues, I'm not going to complain. Bring on the Hulkbusting!
Because of course they did.
Sometimes you want to wear something that's geeky, but a bit more subtle than a fan t-shirt. These Star Wars neckties let you show off your Imperial (or Rebel) allegiance while still remaining stylish.
Can't seem to get enough Star Wars? Now here's a 15-inch altar at which you can worship, with ARTFX Kotobukiya statues of Yoda and Palpatine fighting and shooting sparks out their fingers at each other, and it'll only cost you $174.99. It's relatively big, with Palpatine standing 11 inches tall, but whatever that…