Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round-up of the latest and greatest toys. This week, we officially get on the objective for Lego’s Overwatch line, Hot Toys unleashes the galaxy’s most kitted-out Astromech droid, and the new Bumblebee movie gets a very cool figure. Check it out!
The path toward humanoid robots capable of transforming themselves into trucks, dinosaurs, and airplanes is now a bit shorter, thanks to the invention of a modular robot that can alter its physical form to match the needs of a situation.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of the best toys around. This week, we’ve got some cute and collectible little Transformers, Mezco takes a swing at Spider-Man: Homecoming’s other spider-suit, and Funko goes all the way in on your childhood cartoon nostalgia with a new line of Disney figures. Check it…
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.
There’s no way that Paramount’s upcoming Bumblebee movie could have worked without a bunch of other Cybertronian Transformers worked into the mix and the latest trailer shows off just how many of them are due to get in on the action.
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…
IDW’s Star Trek comics have already played host to some zany pop-culture crossovers, from Doctor Who to the Green Lantern Corps, to, err, Planet of the Apes. But the latest crossover is seeing the original Trek crew meet the Transformers in a very fun way.
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.