Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the coolest merchandise we’ve seen on the internet. This week: RIP Optimus Prime! Plus, a very good Princess Leia, Wolverine goes ronin, Overwatch’s divine robot monk gets the figure he deserves, and much more. Check it out!
Optimus Prime and Grimlock were among the most popular Transformers characters from the original animated series, but Soundwave, who spoke like he’d swallowed a synthesizer, was undoubtedly every kid’s favorite. I still have the original toy, but as an adult, I want this custom Soundwave-shaped boombox even more.
Hello, all! It’s your friendly neighborhood postman, except I’m not that friendly, there are no more neighborhoods since I live in the post-apocalypse, and also I’m a fake postman anyway. It’s been a year since I last answered your letters, so let’s just get to it—it being the futures of Star Wars: Episode IX,…
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of all things merch. This week, Tamashii Nation’s “movie realization” range takes on Threepoio, an incredibly detailed Keanu Reeves emerges from the Continental, and Doctor Who’s Bill Potts finally gets her own action figure. Check it out!
When we got a first look at the G1-inspired toys for Transformers: Cyberverse, we knew the accompanying animated series would also be a throwback to the beloved original cartoon. Now we’ve got a trailer that shows just how much of a throwback it is—all the way back to the franchises’ ‘80s origins.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of all things toy. This week, we’re shipping ourselves off to San Diego and staying in a cramped convention hall with tons of new announcements.. an a few toys that slipped out earlier in the week. Plus, Mario Kart Hot Wheels, the Golden Girls(!), and so much more!
New footage from Bumblebee revealed at Comic-Con today showed us more about why the Transformer is on Earth, what he’s doing in the 1980s, who he’ll be fighting in his solo spin-off movie, and lots, lots more. Unfortunately, it appears the video is solely for Comic-Con attendee, but we can tell you everything we saw.
The company behind Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering is adding another card game to its tabletop roster, only it’s slightly less weird than fantastical loot-happy heroes or elemental-plane-hopping monsters summoners. It’s about those giant robots in disguise that you know and love.
For the past several decades, the July 4 weekend has traditionally been a big one for the movies—school’s out for summer and adults are off work for the holiday, so it’s a great time to release big, blockbuster movies. July 3 in particular, though, is a date with a very impressive history.
It’s hard to lament Comic-Con’s lack of focus on actual comic books when the convention also brings us some of the best and exclusive collectible toys of the year. In addition to new figures of Star Wars’ latest heroes, Hasbro will be tapping Transformers fans’ wallets with a new Bumblebee set featuring a retro gold…
One of the biggest complaints fans had about the Michael Bay Transformers movies was they really weren’t about the Transformers. They were human stories with Transformers as supporting characters. Well, the producers heard those sentiments and they’re changing the franchise.
The first trailer for the Bumblebee movie is finally here and against all odds, it actually looks rather charming for a Transformers film about a robot that can’t really speak.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of the best toys we’ve seen all week. This time we’ve got a bumper bunch of Jurassic Park merchandise (and some Jurassic-adjacent attempts too), rocking toys that boldly go, and perhaps the world’s most absurdly articulated action figure cape ever seen. Check them out!
After the last few Transformers movies, it seems safe to say not many people are excited for another one. That’s why Bumblebee is trying to do something different. It’s got Travis Knight—the director of Kubo and the Two Strings—at the helm, and it takes place in the ‘80s, long before the original films started, and…
Warner Bros. is “bat” at it again. After a few months of uncertainty, it’s just hired Christina Hodson to write a brand new script for a Batgirl movie.
It apparently took eight full months for YouTube’s Lazy Eyebrow Reviewer and Masterpiece ReAnimated to painstakingly pose and animate these impeccably-detailed Masterpiece Transformers toys from Takara Tomy and Hasbro to recreate the ‘80s cartoon’s opening animation. The results, which have me itching to buy every…
New York Toy Fair has come and gone, leaving us with even more fancy bits of plastic to get excited over in the coming months. Missed out on our coverage? Here’s everything Gizmodo and io9 saw from the show this year!
Last November, Hasbro announced a new deal with Paramount to create a range of movies based on its toy properties. On top of that, the deal will see the further expansion of the Transformers movie universe, starting with this year’s Bumblebee spinoff. But after that, the future of the Transformers saga could be in for…