​io9's Ultimate 2014 Toy And Collectible Gift Guide

The holidays are all about giving — specifically, giving people presents. And what makes better presents than some of the year's best action figures, toys, and collectibles? Very little, as the millions of people who want a Dancing Baby Groot toy will attest. Here's a list of great gifts to give your friends, loved… » 12/02/14 4:47pm 12/02/14 4:47pm

​13 More Of The Most Pointless Action Figures Ever Made

Do action figures have existential crises? Do they wonder about the point of their existence? Probably not; they're inanimate objects. This is for the best, given that many action figures have no reason to exist whatsoever. We've shown you 10 already; here are 13 more toys that never needed to be made. » 8/18/14 2:52pm 8/18/14 2:52pm

12 Insane Facts About He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe

It probably shouldn't shock anyone to realize that any franchise whose main character was named "He-Man" was, in fact, kind of ridiculous. But somehow the Masters of the Universe toys, cartoons and movie managed to exceed all expectation of weirdness. Here are a dozen bizarre He-facts that you've probably forgotten… » 8/11/14 4:38pm 8/11/14 4:38pm

Meet The New Skylanders: Skylanders Trap Team

The next major installment in Skylanders, Activision's wildly popular toy-video game mashup, is called Trap Team, the company announced at a special event this afternoon in New York City. It's being developed by series creator Toys for Bob, and as the name suggests, the new game is going to let you capture bad guys… » 4/23/14 7:00pm 4/23/14 7:00pm

This glow-in-the-dark Xenomorph figure might be the scariest Alien toy

That's a bold claim, given how many horrifying Alien toys were marketed to little kids. But this Kenner 18" figure is both close to H.R. Giger's original vision and blatantly horrific, with the skull-face and everything. Hard to believe this was marketed to little kids. » 9/12/13 6:40am 9/12/13 6:40am