Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round-up of the coolest toys we’ve seen draining our wallets for a perpetually growing list of preorders. This week: Bastion the robot gets turned into Lego! Hot Toys is making an Infinity War meme a very expensive reality! Groot gets a disturbingly detailed puppet! And more!
You probably haven’t even packed away the sunscreen yet, but it’s already time to start thinking about what you’re going to wear to holiday parties come December. The tacky sweater is always en vogue, but everything is better when you can incorporate Star Wars into the festivities.
As the leading hype-man of cinematic synthezoids in sweaters, I have to say that Captain America: Civil War has now retroactively become the worst film of 2016, simply for denying us the chance to see Vision to wear a three piece suit or a cardigan on the big screen.
I’m pretty sure other things are going on in this new footage from Civil War. Perhaps even delightful things! But The Vision is wearing a goddamn sweater in one of them, and now all capacity for critical thought has escaped me.
You may have recently seen the heartwarming story of Australia's oldest man (109 years young!) who knits sweaters for penguins. The story is currently making the rounds with an adorable photo purporting to show the grateful penguins of Australia's Phillip Island. The only problem? Those penguins in that particular…
Try as you might this holiday season to find the ugliest Christmas sweater imaginable, you're not going to be able to top YouTube's bd594's creation this year. It's got an ugly argyle pattern, a tacky Christmas tree, blinking lights, and the pièce de résistance?: a working toy train circling the gaudy creation.
It's about time the under-appreciated knitted sweater finally got some respect. Creating intricate patterns by simply zig-zagging and weaving yarn is an artform, and one that has possibly reached its peak with this truly magnificent Street Fighter design.
In recent years, ironically hideous Christmas sweaters have become more and more acceptable, but that doesn't mean you can't gift one to someone they'd actually want to wear. So if you're already shopping for gifts for your grandkids, there's a good chance they'd love this knitted number featuring Adventure Time characters
I can't quite describe the feeling I got while watching this simple video from creative misfits Lernert & Sander. They're systematically unwinding beautiful, designer-label knitwear until all that's left is perfect balls of wool. And somehow, it's totally satisfying and strangely unsettling in equal measures.
*These are awesome in the sheer sense that they are so terrible. You would think nothing could make them any less terrible. But the thing is, they all have some unusual, surprising use of technology. It may get lost in the hideousness, but it is definitely there—a little LED, a video display, or some musical number.…
People are growing more and more obsessed with ugly Christmas sweater parties, so if you want to show off how awesomely ugly your clothing can get, try this: an ugly sweater outfitted with a burning iPad. It'll blow the mind of every inebriated party goer you run into.
If you thought you'd seen the worst of tacky holiday sweaters, Macy's and Sean John want you to know you ain't seen nothing yet. The two have teamed up to create this monstrosity, which by itself isn't actually so terrible. Until you notice the embedded OLED display on the sleeve letting you play videos or run…
For the parents who have obviously forgotten that most children are borderline sociopaths when it comes to teasing one another, this sweater will pretty much guarantee your kid will be bully fodder until he graduates from high school—probably college.
Ironic holiday sweater parties can happen spontaneously at all periods of your life, except post-40, when your wardrobe necessitates they become "holiday parties." Good thing this custom R2-D2 sweater would be at home with any generation.
Beth and Brian Willis really loved their dogs Kara and Penny. They were very sad, understandably, when they died. What did they do to remember them? Frame a photo of their beloved pups? No, that's too normal for these two. They decided to make sweaters out of the fur of their dead pets. Yes, I said sweaters out of…