Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's new weekly series gathering the latest and shiniest pop culture toys and merchandise around. This week: a very fancy take on Peter Parker’s low-rent Spider-Man: Homecoming look, a giant Optimus Prime, and a fully armed and operational battle teapot. Let’s take a look!
Welcome, my post-keteers! This week’s irradiated mailbag is just heaving with questions waiting to be answered by your equally irradiated postman. Should the DC movies introduce New Gods other than Darkseid? Why is Daredevil’s Stick so badass? Plus, Valiant’s movie efforts, half-Vulcan virility, and more. Let’s get to…
Roberto Orci, a writer and producer on the recent Star Trek films, is known for being outspoken and opinionated. When he says something outrageous, most of the time it’s not that surprising because that’s who he is. Today, though, he dropped some jaws with a racial slur when talking about Spock.
If you’re half-Vulcan, half-human, go ahead and grab a box of tissues before you hit play. Because honestly, if you still miss the dearly departed Leonard Nimoy, this will tug at your heartstrings like they were a Vulcan lute.
San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, which not only means we’re about to get tantalizing looks at next summer’s blockbuster films, but also a mountain of exclusive toys and collectibles. The convention hasn’t even started yet, but Hot Wheels might have already won the whole thing with this exclusive 1964…
It’s been just over a year since the icon that is Leonard Nimoy passed away, and we still can’t help but get a little teary-eyed about it. A new trailer for a documentary remembering him, directed by his own son, isn’t helping alleviate those teary eyes either.
If you’re like us, you’re either obsessed with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, or have some friend who’s been talking about it non-stop. Jackson Lanzing went and mashed up the musical with 2009's Star Trek, and it’s pure gold.
Damn, these figures are a pretty fantastic likeness of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.
Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura on the original Star Trek television show, revealed that she will be heading out on a NASA flight in September.
Hey guess what, there’s a new Star Wars movie coming out! And as the latest ploy to dominate the online conversation, the film has partnered with Twitter to create emoji-generating hashtags for three members of the Episode VII universe, just as a new teaser trailer hits at Star Wars Celebration.
Margaret Weitekamp, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's curator of science fiction and space memorabilia, has some thoughts about why Leonard Nimoy and his Spock character were so universally loved. She also published this photo of the ears he used in the Star Trek classic The Wrath of Khan.
My buddy Scott is this big time photographer who shoots all sorts of famous people. So, when news of Leonard Nimoy's death broke this morning, he had a fun little anecdote to tell me about the Star Trek actor and his favorite cell phone.
Sorry, Volkswagen Darth Vader Kid. This new Audi commercial, starring both Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto, has beat you. You've got two Spocks smack-talking each other, Leonard Nimoy cursing, and best of all, an impromptu rendition of the "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins."
Threadless is currently holding one of their Socks Challenges, and the jewel of the potential collection is definitely these Spock Socks. They're aren't official yet, but they are officially Leonard Nimoy-approved (he called them "fascinating", natch). Anyways, you can vote for them here, and then patiently await the…
I would have thought that between the Star Trek movies and Heroes, Zachary Quinto would be recognized pretty quickly if he walked down a crowded street. I also would have thought that if you went down that street and asked people if they liked Star Trek, there'd be at least one in 10 who did. Unfortunately, as Quinto…
The iconic "Mirror, Mirror" universe, full of evil dopplegangers with awesome facial hair choices, is going to be featured in IDW's ongoing Star Trek comic, specifically issue #15, which hits tomorrow. As you can see from this Tim Bradstreet cover, we get our first look at what nu-Mirror-evil-Spock would look like.…
I don't think I've ever seen a Star Trek hoodie that came complete with Spock ears, and that's why this delightful creation from Her Universe wins the internet today. Plus, the gold piping on the sleeves is great. Sure it's a little pricey at $60, but think of all the places you'll be able to wear it! Appropriate for…
Who's in the mood for aesthetics? Okay, we see a few hands. Now, who's in the mood for aesthetics involving an entire football club populated by the same Starfleet officer? Whoa, we've never witnessed such a veritable hydra of arms!
It's been long established that children's coloring books are the apex of any and all science fiction narratives. Star Trek is no different, what with over two dozen coloring books to the franchise's name. Here are some select scenes for your enjoyment and/or confusion. Who wants to draw Geordi's visor?
You've seen Kill Bill's five-finger death punch, and watched Spock perform the Vulcan nerve grip a million times. Are these techniques merely fiction — or could someone mysteriously subdue an attacker with a single skilled blow?