How Adam Savage Made an Amazingly Lifelike But Equally Creepy Replica of 2001's Starchild Baby

The final scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey, featuring a baby floating in space, still leave many people scratching their heads. But even if Adam Savage didn’t fully understand what Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke meant with the reveal, he knew he had to recreate the character for his personal prop collection. The…

Cyclops' Best Design Gets a Great Figure, and More Xcellent Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of the best toys we’ve seen that are currently trying to swipe our hard-earned wages (earned by writing about toys, of course). This week: Tyrion Lannister gets the booze-wielding figure he deserves, Funko gets overtly muscular with retro Thundercats figures, and more!

Famous Geek Props From Superman, Star Wars, and More Were on Full Display at Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con is a lot of things, but a high-end multi-million dollar auction? Well, yeah, it’s that too! io9 visited the Prop Store booth at the big convention to learn about what kind of folks shell out thousands of dollars for their favorite franchise souvenirs, and how their business has kept one-of-a-kind…

You Can Soon Own a HAL 9000 Replica That Uses Amazon Alexa to Control Your Home, Dave

As I vaguely recall, 2001: A Space Odyssey might have been trying to tell us something about the dangers of artificial intelligence. But I haven’t seen the movie in years, and instead of morals, all I can remember is how cool HAL9000 seemed, so I’m already fantasizing about making room on my wall for this replica of…

This Is Our Best Look Yet at the Millennium Falcon Before Han Solo Got His Hands on It

On May 25, Solo: A Star Wars Story won’t just be revealing the origins of characters like Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Lando Calrissian, we’ll also get to see how the Millennium Falcon came to be the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy. Well before Han Solo dumped Jabba the Hutt’s smuggled cargo, the Falcon looked…

A Hela Figure to Rule Your Desk, and More of the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of all the awesome new toys rapidly sucking the money out of our wallets this week. We’ve got a Thor: Ragnarok figure worthy of Cate Blanchett’s glory, an extravagant as hell Frozen sleigh, a tricked-out Batmobile, and a very fancy phaser. Take a look!

Watching Adam Savage Build a Replica of Excalibur Will Help Slake Your Thirst For Battle, Just a Little

Adam Savage’s One Day Builds series for Tested has taken him everywhere from making faux Apollo-era spacesuit parts to a ping pong machine gun, but this time he went a little more medieval. In this week’s installment, Savage decided to remake the legendary sword from 1981 fantasy film Excalibur using some of the same…

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…

Casual Friday Schwarzenegger, X-Men Deadpool, and All the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the fanciest toys that will have you even more upset you’re not able to make it to the San Diego Comic-Con this year. And if you’ve ever lamented not having an Arnold Schwarzenegger figure that looks like he just took the day off to visit Home Depot, you’ll find…