Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round-up of all the shiny things we’ve wanted to spend our savings on recently. This week, we’ve got some very cool Voltron, Star Wars, and Batman Beyond toys heading to San Diego Comic-Con, a lovely little Pokémon pal, and a most impressive Sith Lord. Check it out!
Yesterday Disney released a whole new set of Forces of Destiny animated shorts, and there’s a lot of gold to mine in them space hills.
The new Star Wars trilogy takes a long time to get its heroic trio together. Finn, Rey, and Poe don’t all end up in the same room together until the very last moments of The Last Jedi, and while that meeting is poignant, it’s not nearly enough for passionate fans. Do they hit it off? What do they chat about? Where’s…
Did you feel that? There has been a great disturbance in the Force. As if millions of Rey theorists suddenly cried out in terror... and were suddenly silenced. Well, actually, they’re probably about to start shrieking about clones and Kenobis and whatnot again, because actor Simon Pegg just reignited the debate around…
Star Wars: The Last Jedi might have ended with Rey and Finn hugging it out after spending the entire movie apart, but I’ve remained afraid that something would drive them apart again. Luckily, we can all rest easy. John Boyega has confirmed that the rebellious duo are stuck like glue from here on out.
The revelation of Rey’s lineage in Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been one of its biggest points of contention. It was a question raised in The Force Awakens, hotly debated in the years after, and played as a red herring in the movie itself. However, when the answer finally came, some viewers felt the payoff was a…
Star Wars: The Last Jedi doesn’t have a Blu-ray release date yet, but here’s your first look at one of its deleted scenes.
You’d think the internet would be talking about Rey and Star Wars comics this week thanks to the release of IDW’s Forces of Destiny: Rey comic, inspired by the female-focused animated series. Instead, it’s because of Marvel’s Darth Vader comic, and it’s for some weird reasons.
Every Jedi master takes a different approach to the young Force-sensitives who seek them out for tutelage, and Luke Skywalker is no exception. As great as it was to see what sort of teacher Luke would be, there was one part of his getting to know Rey that was truly disturbing, and in the worst possible way.
There are a lot of questions coming out of Star Wars: The Last Jedi—like, a lot of them—but one of the biggest stems from a discovery about Rey’s mysterious past. Was it genuine, or a devious con to get Rey to turn to the Dark Side? Technically, it was real... but it could become fake later.
When Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released, it’s going to be a little like Rey Groundhog Day. We’ll either find out who her parents are—or we’ll find out that we have another two years of speculation on our hands.
But that doesn’t mean she won’t.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the coolest toys around! We’ve got a very cool Star Wars way to get kids to code, the best Supergirl merchandise yet, an excellent Transformers figure, and more. Come take a look!
In what is probably the saddest piece of The Last Jedi news we’ll actually get before the movie drops, ladies and gentlemen, I regret to inform you: Rey, the new hero of the Star Wars saga, has no time for porgs.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of all the fabulous new toys just waiting to drain our wallets of their precious monetary fluids. This week, Hot Toys tackles The Last Jedi’s most important characters, plus a patriotically posable Captain America, and even stranger Stranger Things board games.
It’s nearly time for a new Star Wars movie, which means we’re even closer to emptying our wallets all over some new Star Wars toys in the run up—and the show for The Last Jedi is kicking off a little early at Comic-Con with the change to get not one, but two new figures from movie.
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 Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the coolest toys and merchandise we’ve seen all week. This time we’ve got an insanely nerdy Star Wars SDCC exclusive, the most affordable way to replicate Spider-Man’s new eye-moving mask, and much, much more!
The second episode of Lucasfilm’s new webseries Forces of Destiny is out, and it’s another cute entry featuring Rey and BB-8. It’s also another entry set in the 12-or-so-hour-long period between them meeting for the first time and heading to Niima Outpost to try and find the little droid’s owner.
Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber is no more—at least namewise, that is. It turns out, internally at Lucasfilm, the marketing team no longer views this weapon as one owned by the fallen Jedi... but instead, it’s now officially Rey’s weapon of choice.