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…

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…

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…

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War Machine Gets a Crazy Samurai Makeover, And More of the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of all the wonderful toys we’ve been pining after lately. This week: Sphero’s latest little robot toy, Thor: Ragnarok’s new look for Thor gets an awesome figure, and we have thoughts about the butt of DC Comics’ Dick Grayson. Let’s get to it!

Even More Wild Star Wars Figures And More of the Coolest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the coolest collectibles around. This week: Star Wars! Sure we just got a whole bunch of them last Friday, but somehow the world managed to make space for even more Star Wars toys. Can you believe it? But there’s more than the galaxy far, far away to tempt your wallet…

All the Glorious New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Toys Revealed for Force Friday II (UPDATED)

There has been an awakening, Star Wars fans—one that threatens the structural integrity of your wallet far more than it does the galaxy far, far away. That’s right: it’s Force Friday II, meaning that from 12:01 am tonight, September 1, the very first toys from The Last Jedi are going on sale. Get a look at everything…

Our Best Look at Justice League's Big Villain, And More of the Coolest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the latest plastic behemoths that are going to drain away all your spare change. This week, there’s a Justice League blowout, including our best look yet at the movie’s ferocious villain. Plus, a truly fabulous Magneto figure, and the world’s most impractical Thor…