Good Robots, Dead Robots, and an Excellent Princess Leia Are Among the Best Toys of the Week

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!

This Samurai Wolverine Figure Is the Exact Sort of Anime Bullshit I Crave

For years, Bandai has been turning Star Wars characters into samurai warriors in a wonderful line of figures called “Movie Realization.” More recently, but far more rarely, it’s been doing the same for Marvel with the “Manga Realization” line. The latest toy just got revealed, and it’s so ridiculous, I love it.

Marvel Is Bringing Exiles Back, Now With a Sarah Connor-Style Ms. Marvel and an Adorable Wolverine

The Exiles were Marvel’s premier dimension-hopping band of merry, reality-twisting heroes. Although they were originally primarily a mutant team, eventually they became host to all sorts of weird and wonderful alt-takes on Marvel’s finest heroes. Now the team is making a grand return, and bringing some fresh takes on…

Wolverine's Youngest 'Daughter' Just Got a Codename That'd Make Her Father Proud

In an attempt to cash in on the original Wolverine’s popularity without rushing to bring him back from the dead too soon, Marvel’s recently introduced a whole slew of Logan’s “children”—clones created using his DNA. The youngest and most well-adjusted of these clones is a girl named Gabby.

Marvel Is Making a Serial-Like Murder Mystery Podcast Starring Richard Armitage as Wolverine

You can’t swing a severed arm laced with adamantium these days without hitting someone who has a new podcast. Everyone’s gotten into the game these days and Marvel’s Wolverine is no exception. Beginning next year, Marvel will launch The Long Night, its first scripted podcast styled after WBEZ’s Serial. And it’ll star…

Marvel's Adding 'Post-Credits' Scenes to Its Comics, Despite the Fact That's Totally Not How Comics Work

Look, I get it. Marvel Studios popularized the “post-credits” tease that leaves us all sitting in our theater seats a lot longer than we should. Marvel Comics would love that sort of hypemongering and attention focused on their comics, so it makes sense to include some shocking last page reveals. But for the love of…

Marvel Legacy Resurrects Its First Dead Hero This Week, and It's...

Welcome back to the world of comic book news, where death is not the end, but more like a stay at the world’s most popular motel. This time, a famous fallen hero from the pages of Marvel’s comics is going to be making their grand return in this week’s roster-shuffling prelude special Legacy, and please, try to be a…

Spider-Man: Homecoming's Spider-Drone Is Now a Real Thing, and More Fantastic Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's roundup of the shiniest toys currently threatening that pile of money you have in your back account. This week we’ve got an insanely detailed Wolverine figure, Spider-Man: Homecoming’s weirdest new Spider-tech made robo-flesh, and some unique DC comics statuettes. Hide your wallets!