As calls for increased regulation on the all-consuming power of Google grow louder, the founder of the Opera browser is stepping into the fray. Jon von Tetzchner claims that Google has grown into a monopoly that’s making life hell for his development team by using “anti-competitive practices” and making “unreasonable…
Alter your own deals with the Star Wars: 40th Anniversary Edition Monopoly for just $18. Here’s hoping you can
do the Kessel Run pass Go in under 12 parsecs, and don’t end up getting taken out by a rogue dianoga in a trash compactor.
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…
Remember the outcry over the lack of a Rey token in Hasbro’s The Force Awakens edition of Monopoly last year? Well, there’s bad news—the new, Rey-inclusive set is not available in US toy stores. But the reason appears to because no one wants The Force Awakens Monopoly at all.
Welcome back to another week of Toy Aisle, io9's collection of the most amazing Paul Reiser merchandise (and maybe other things) we’ve seen on the internet this week. We’ve got Black Panther and the Ultimate Spider-Man himself swinging into action, even more SDCC exclusives, and a very fancy Transformer.
This morning, government regulators in Europe hit Google with a record €2.42 billion fine, roughly the equivalent of $2.7 billion US. The search engine company was found to be manipulating search results to favor its own shopping service, a violation of antitrust laws. And if it doesn’t fix the problem within 90 days…
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly reminder to hide your life savings somewhere safe, because there are so many goddamn awesome toys coming out. This week: Hot Toys finally unleashes the Homecoming figure we really want, Overwatch gets an amazing action figure, Anki’s adorable robot gets a new coat of paint, and…
Your friends laughed at you, your parents wondered why you weren’t getting a job, and even your fellow Trekkies raised an eyebrow. But all those nights you spent learning tlhIngan Hol, the Klingon language, will finally pay off when you sit down to play Star Trek Klingon Monopoly.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's new weekly series gathering the latest and shiniest pop culture toys and merchandise around. This week: a very fancy take on Peter Parker’s low-rent Spider-Man: Homecoming look, a giant Optimus Prime, and a fully armed and operational battle teapot. Let’s take a look!
Welcome back to the Toy Aisle, io9's new weekly collection of the best toys around. This week, we’ve got cosmic Marvel monopoly, adorable Power Rangers toys for toddlers, a gorgeous Blade Runner collectible, and more Star Wars goodness than you could shake a double-bladed lightsaber at.
For the second time in the past few months, Americans went to the polls and voted in a way that will have half the country scratching its heads. Kicking the classic boot, wheelbarrow, and thimble tokens to the curb, the nation has chosen to replace those classic Monopoly tokens with a rubber ducky, a penguin, and a…
On Thursday, Hasbro announced that the humble thimble, Monopoly’s least beloved game piece, would be getting the boot from “an upcoming version of the game.” Cynically, the toy company framed the eviction as a simple reflection of the people’s will, the result of a recent online contest to modernize the board game.
Since 1933 when the board game first appeared, Monopoly’s tokens have changed and evolved over the years to reflect the times. In 2013 Hasbro even let fans vote to replace the iconic iron token with a cat, and starting today, the internet now has the chance to choose what replaces every last token for an upcoming…
It’s not cool when a giant corporation uses unfair business practices to dominate a market, but other monopolies aren’t so bad. It’s surprisingly enjoyable to use a Monopoly to your advantage when playing the classic board game, particularly when the board features the vibrant bold artwork of Romero Britto.
You know, we only have the success of The Lego Movie to blame for this. Now brands the world over are trying to shoehorn themselves into entertainment ventures in a desperate bid to be the next Lego Movie success tale, and we have come to this: A broadway musical about Monopoly.
After licensing the classic board game to a company called USAopoly, there’s now a version of Monopoly for almost every fan base you can imagine. But the latest version of the game, which celebrates Japanese arts and crafts traditions, might be one of the most beautiful yet.
Is there anything worse in a game of Monopoly than thinking you’ve bankrupted another player only to discover they have a secret stash of cash hidden away? That’s no longer an option with the new Monopoly Ultimate Banking edition that uses a tiny ATM to keep track of every last financial transaction.
The problems of female characters being under-represented in geek merchandise is real. But when it’s a secondary character like Gamora or Black Widow, at least toy companies have an excuse. When the girl is not just the star of the movie, but of the whole franchise, that’s another story.
In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits... to not pass go, and not collect $200? Sure. Let’s go with that.