Unintentionally Creepy Halloween Costumes, Space Rovers, and All the Best Toys You Missed This Week

Ending the week without a list of new ways to blow your paycheck just feels wrong, so welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the coolest toys we’ve seen on the internet. This week we’ve got some Star Wars-themed costume ideas that will unintentionally terrify your neighborhood, a fun Squirrel Girl doll…

I Felt More Like Tony Stark Than Iron Man While Building and Programming This Superhero Gauntlet

For almost seven years now, littleBits has been cleverly getting kids to learn about tech with programmable electronic building blocks that make anyone an instant hardware hacker. Its latest kit also promises to turn kids into superheroes like Iron Man, but its real appeal is instead making you feel like Tony Stark as…

Aspiring Avengers Can Now Build Their Own Superhero Gauntlet

Released ahead of The Last Jedi, littleBits’ Droid Inventor Kit let aspiring Jedis build and customize their own astromech droids—even if they didn’t have the Force. The company’s new Avengers Hero Inventor Kit takes a similar DIY approach, but instead of robotic sidekicks, kids can design and program their own…

This Kit Uses a Motion-Sensing Wand to Teach Kids Code - No Hogwarts Required

Kano’s first product was a computer that kids could build as easily as a Lego set, helping to demystify the technologies we obsess over. The company’s next product is a buildable, motion-sensing wand that swaps spells for simple programming making it easy for kids to conjure up magical interactions with a flick of the…

The Aliens Paul Reiser Figure You've Been Waiting For, and the Rest of the Awesome Toys We Saw This Week

Welcome back to another week of Toy Aisle, io9's collection of the most amazing Paul Reiser merchandise (and maybe other things) we’ve seen on the internet this week. We’ve got Black Panther and the Ultimate Spider-Man himself swinging into action, even more SDCC exclusives, and a very fancy Transformer.