Optimus Prime Replaces the Matrix of Leadership With a Watch, and More of the Wildest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of all the wonderfully weird and wallet-draining toys we’ve seen floating around the internet. This week: Fantastic Beasts comes to Hot Toys, Monopoly’s got something to say about kids these days, and the fluffiest answer to Super Smash Bros. possible.

Peter Jackson's Gross-Out Puppet Film, Meet the Feebles, Is More Disturbing Now Than Ever Before

Way back in 1989, Peter Jackson released his second film, Meet the Feebles, a hardcore, gross-out puppet comedy which we decided to revisit this week because of a similar film being released in theaters, The Happytime Murders. And while that film is bad in all the wrong ways, Meet the Feebles is bad in all the right…

FCC Commissioner Resorts to Trolling Ajit Pai Because All Is Lost

There’s not a ton we can do now but watch in horror as the FCC’s Republican leadership guts net neutrality. You should, of course, join the ongoing online protest. And if your representatives in Congress don’t support strong net neutrality protections, write them and explain how you won’t forget their stance next time…

R2-D2 Goes Evil, a Gremlin to Call Your Own, and More of the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular weekly roundup of all the toys you’ll want to blow your paycheck on, instead of buying groceries, paying rent, or other more responsible purchases. This week we’ve got an Imperial entry in Sphero’s line of interactive droids, a cartoon version of Boba Fett, and a bunch of New…

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