Star Wars, Transformers, Robot Horses, and Comic-Con's Other Wildest Toys (So Far)

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of all things toy. This week, we’re shipping ourselves off to San Diego and staying in a cramped convention hall with tons of new announcements.. an a few toys that slipped out earlier in the week. Plus, Mario Kart Hot Wheels, the Golden Girls(!), and so much more!

The Most Awesome Toys and Collectibles That Will Destroy Your Wallet at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

If you’ve heard a rumbling sound recently, it’s probably the tumultuous herald announcing that, oh god, San Diego Comic-Con is next week. That doesn’t just mean new trailers, crazy cosplay, and wild panels, though; it means there will be so many cool and expensive toys you can try and get. Here’s a few (dozen) of our…

The Animated Justice League Assembles, and More of the World's Finest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the coolest toys we’ve seen on this here internet lately. This week: Comic-Con exclusive mania continues, Fantastic Beasts finds itself an extremely clever Lego set, and the best incarnation of the Justice League assembles on your toy shelf. Check it out!

Even More Weird and Wonderful Comic-Con Exclusives, and the Rest of the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of the newest, coolest toys we want to add to our collections. This week’s entries might be a bit hard to acquire though—because truly, San Diego Comic-Con exclusive season is upon us. We’ve got creepy Yodas! Aquamen! Spaceship cockpits! Oh, and a Swedish chef. Take a…

I'm Too Big for This Miniature Jurassic Park Jeep, But That's Not Keeping It Out of My Garage

If you’re a longtime fan of the franchise, 2018 is the perfect year for another Jurassic movie because it also happens to be the 25th anniversary of the original Steven Spielberg film. The downside? If you can remember being wowed by the first Jurassic Park when you saw it in the theater as a kid, it means there’s now…

Hot Wheels' Joy-Riding Porg Exclusive Is the Only Reason You Need to Visit Comic-Con

The breakout star of Star Wars: The Last Jedi wasn’t Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico, it was those half-bird-half-pug creatures called Porgs that endeared themselves to Chewbacca, and audiences. So is it any surprise that one of Hot Wheel’s forthcoming San Diego Comic-Con exclusives is a Porg that’s commandeered the…

All the Solo: A Star Wars Story Toys Available at Midnight Tonight

As inevitable as the sun rising and setting, a new Star Wars movie is coming, and with it, tons of new toys—ready and waiting to empty your wallet even before you get to the movie theater. In fact, the monetary assault of Solo merchandise begins at midnight tonight, so if you’re planning on picking up a Wookiee or six…

Hot Wheels Used Lando Calrissian to Prove That Cars With Capes Are a Wonderful Idea

All my life I’ve been told that a car with a cape is an incredibly stupid idea. Magnificent childhood doodles were critiqued for being “aerodynamically-challenged,” and “downright dangerous to other vehicles on the road.” But 35 years after I abandoned my crayons, Hot Wheels and Star Wars have finally proven that a…

Jurassic Park Would Have Been an Even Bigger Hit If All the Dinosaurs Were Also Cars

It’s probably greedy to stop and wonder what could make a movie like Jurassic Park—which made over a billion dollars at the box office—even more profitable. But then Hot Wheels went and revealed a new line of half-truck-half-dinosaur character cars for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and suddenly a whole new avenue of…

Hot Wheels Made a Real-Life Version of Rocket League With Tiny RC Cars

With Rocket League having already arrived on the Nintendo Switch, Psyonix and Mattel have teamed up to create the second most portable version of the game. The Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals set brings Rocket League into the real world with a pair of tiny RC cars you use to knock a giant ball into your opponent’s…

I Have Concerns About This Image of Teela From David Goyer's Masters of the Universe Movie [Updated]

In nearly all of her earliest appearances throughout Mattel’s various branches of the Masters of the Universe franchise, Teela was always depicted as a fierce and powerful warrior capable of giving He-Man a run for his money on the battlefield. Suffice to say, the character’s going to be somewhat... different in David…

Sony Wants David Goyer to Direct He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Everyone’s favorite loincloth-wearing, sword-wielding, bowl cut-having, insanely muscular prince of Eternia is coming to the big screen. In the flesh. Sony wants to bring He-Man and the entire planet of Eternia to life in a set of movies that sound....well, like He-Man. And they’ve got a director in mind—the film’s…

This Two-Foot-Long RC Replica Is as Close as You'll Ever Get to Driving the Batmobile

There’s a good reason many superheroes are also billionaires: because the fancy gadgets that Iron Man and Batman rely on cost untold millions. It makes fantasies like owning your very own Batmobile nearly unachievable, although with its new RC Ultimate Justice League Batmobile, Mattel might have a half-decent way to…

The Darkwing Duck Action Figure You've Always Wanted, and More of the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of all the fabulous new toys just waiting to drain our wallets of their precious monetary fluids. This week, Hot Toys tackles The Last Jedi’s most important characters, plus a patriotically posable Captain America, and even stranger Stranger Things board games.

Mattel Cancels AI Speaker for Kids After Lawmakers Demand Answers

Mattel is cancelling Aristotle, a device described as “Alexa for kids,” after facing criticism from lawmakers and parents’ groups. In a statement, Mattel said Aristotle did not “fully align with Mattel’s new technology strategy” and would not bring the device to market “as part of an ongoing effort to deliver the best…