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…
As long as the spinning of webs (of any size) and catching of thieves (just like flies) is restricted to the realm of six-inch-tall action figures, this new Spider-Man figure from Revoltech can be posed doing pretty much anything you want him to do.
Usually this is where a witty opening paragraph would go, but I’ve been stupefied by the cuteness. Just look at this little darling. So sweet!
Just look at it. Look at that action figure and try not to hear a pithy remark from the voice of James Spader. This Ultron figure isn’t just amazing-looking, it’s here to snidely judge everything on your desk or toyshelf while doing so!
Kaiyodo’s Revoltech line isn’t just for turning characters into awesome looking action figures — sometimes the vehicles get the treatment too. The latest entries in the Revoltech line are totally badass versions of the X-Wing and the Delorean!
Sure, it's not as ginormous as Hot Toys' Quarter-scale efforts, and he might be more expensive than the similarly-sized Black Series version — but Kaiyodo's newest Star Wars toy is maybe the most poseable toy of everyone's favourite Bounty Hunter we've ever had.
He can roll around, hobble along on two feet, and apparently even fly at one point in his astromech career, but as far as robots go, R2-D2 never seemed that articulated. At least until the folks at Kaiyodo inducted the droid into their Revoltech line, which is known for having some of the most posable action figures…
It's hard to do much with an R2-D2 figure at this point - I mean, after all, it's not like you've got much to go on outside of making it really detailed and pretty. But Kaiyodo have managed to one-up every other toy R2 by making one that can POP DROID WHEELIES LIKE A BADASS.
Revoltech, a Japanese toy brand, gets it namesake from the unique "Revolver Joints" it uses for articulation on its figures. And that's also the secret sauce behind this amazingly-articulated Darth Vader figure that can be posed in the most heroic of stances.
Kindle's nice and all if you wanna read books and stuff, but this is much more awesome. It's a "Revoltech Danboard, Amazon box version," but to me it looks like the kodama with clicking heads from Princess Mononoke, except with Amazon stamped all over it. The only thing that would make it more excellent is if this was…