Fifty years ago, the definitive science fiction film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, premiered in theaters. Unlike space operas like Star Trek and Star Wars, 2001 doesn’t exactly lend itself well to action figures and playsets, but Hallmark has managed to turn Dave Bowman’s character into one of the most adorable plush toys…
Honestly, this is usually the bit of Toy Aisle where we tease the rest of the fancy toys and merchandise we’ve spotted over the past week. But when you learn that there’s a goddamn giant Mickey Mouse mecha that turns into a truck, Optimus Prime-style, do you really need to know what else there is in here? Let’s just…
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's roundup of the merchandise most likely to burn a hole in our wallets this week. Today we’ve got a Boba Fett-inspired Nerf blaster, some retro Batman action figures, a cool way to build your own Lego Transformers, and an alarmingly adorable Xenomorph plushie.
Unless you’ve got hundreds of millions of dollars burning a hole in your pocket, or fancy yourself a Thomas Crown-esque art thief, you’re never going to own an Andy Warhol original. You can, however, grab these plush recreations of some of the pop artist’s most famous artworks from Kidrobot and cozy up with a…
If you haven’t read up on tardigrades, or “water bears” as they’re more commonly known, take a few minutes and familiarize yourself with the microscopic creatures that are nearly indestructible. Then you’ll understand why you must own this adorable stuffed version.
Children’s drawings are a window into a world of animals, monsters, and countless other imaginary creations they wished exist, but only have access to crayons to realize their dreams. Crayola wants to help, and is introducing a new service today that will convert a child’s crude drawing into a detailed stuffed animal…
Yesterday we mistakingly declared that a bouquet of tiny dinosaurs was the best Valentine’s Day gift—we were wrong. If you really want someone to know you love them, or you’re sorry, or you’re trying to rule the galaxy, it’s better said with a bouquet of assorted Star Wars characters.
Star Trek fans who refuse to acknowledge the superiority of The Next Generation, or the fact that there aren’t really any monsters under their beds, will want to upgrade their bedroom pillows to these plush phasers and tricorders that help ensure a better—and safer—night’s sleep.
After already conquering demographics including kids, teenagers, and those technically considred adults, Hasbro is reaching out to that last frontier of consumers: seniors, with a new toy line featuring lifelike robotic companion pets that only need affection, not feeding or bathroom breaks.
It’s hard to dispute the existence of the mythical creature known as the Yeti, or Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, when you can buy a totally legit can of Yeti meat from ThinkGeek for just $10. What else do you think all those super strong Everest Sherpas have been eating? Spinach?
Every year Ikea’s Soft Toys for Education campaign partners with UNICEF and Save the Children to help raise funds for schools, supplies, and other educational endeavors. And since it’s all about helping children, this year Ikea actually had them design the plush toys being sold for the campaign.
The next time a pillow fight breaks out at a sleepover, don’t bother reaching for a heavy feather-filled cushion. No, if you truly want to dominate the battle, make sure you have this Street Fighter Ryu Hadoken Fire Ball cushion in your stuffed arsenal.
Heading off to sleep with a bed full of plastic pointy space ships is a recipe for an uncomfortable (and unsafe) slumber. So if your kid will only doze off after a space battle, these plush versions of ships from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens are a better alternative.
The day that most new parents fear isn’t when their child finally reaches the terrible twos, or first heads off to school, it’s when their kid starts asking for a pony for their birthday. And since few of us can afford the real thing, this stuffed horse head might be a more affordable substitute.
You won’t be able to shave or pluck your eyebrows in front of it, but artist Daniel Rozin successfully turned a small army of 450 plush penguin toys into a fully functional mirror capable of forming a crude, low-resolution reflection of whoever’s standing nearby.
Can you believe that in just a week The Goonies is going to be 30 years old? To help commemorate the film’s anniversary there’s actually going to be a celebration in Astoria, Oregon, in early June, where you can also buy these adorable stuffed (and officially licensed) versions of Chunk and Sloth from Gordos Plush.
The film’s recent 30th anniversary has brought with it a wonderful influx of Ghostbusters merchandise that’s perfectly engineered to separate nostalgic (and now grown-up) fans from their hard-earned money. We should be outraged, but who could be with these over-sized ghost-busting plush characters that actually play…