Sixth-Scale Hoth Commander Luke Skywalker Never Learns

It doesn't matter if it's 1980 on the silver screen or on the cluttered desk of a guy who critiques toys, if you're Luke and you're wearing Hoth gear you need to watch out for Wampas. » 3/21/15 7:00pm 3/21/15 7:00pm

Forget Zelda, This 20-Inch Link Figure Is Worthy Of an Epic Hyrule Quest

It turns out the re-release of Majora's Mask for the Nintendo 3DS wasn't the biggest Legend of Zelda news this weekend because JAKKS Pacific has given Toyland an exclusive first look at the latest addition to its Big Figures Line: a 20-inch Link that's so detailed you can even see the texture of the fabric on his… » 2/14/15 8:53am 2/14/15 8:53am

The All-Star Blizzard Toy Line We've Always Wanted

Across its handful of properties Blizzard has some of the most iconic characters in gaming. It's free-to-play MOBA Heroes of the Storm brings them all together, and now NECA's Heroes of the Storm action figure line is making toy collectors' dreams come true. » 2/11/15 9:00am 2/11/15 9:00am

Nendoroid Pokémon Trainer Red: The Kotaku Review

I've somehow managed to avoid purchasing one of Japan's Good Smile Company's big-headed Nendoroid figures, despite my penchant for all things ridiculously cute. Then the North American Pokémon Center shop started selling the once Japan exclusive Red figure. Now I am doomed. » 12/22/14 6:00pm 12/22/14 6:00pm

Hot Toys' Age Of Ultron Iron Man Is Totally Metal

What's red, gold and silver all over and seems really upset about his dead baby Ultron? It's Iron Man Mark XLIII, the diecast masterpiece the fine folks at Hot Toys are prepping for preorder prior to next years Avengers: Age of Ultron. » 12/15/14 1:00pm 12/15/14 1:00pm

Kotaku's 2014 Toy Gift Guide

The holidays are upon us, and and nothing says "Happy Holidays" like the smiles on the faces of loved ones when they unwrap a shiny new toy. From the tiniest pieces of colorful plastic to elaborate collectors items to freaking lasers, here are some choice gifting toys for girls and boys of all ages. » 12/08/14 12:00pm 12/08/14 12:00pm

​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

​7 Cartoons Screwed Over By Their Own Toylines

It's not just enough to make a good cartoon any more. Too often, animated shows are dependent on selling action figures in order to stay on the air, ratings (and quality) be damned. Here are seven shows whose fates would have been far different if they had gotten their merchandising together… » 9/22/14 1:48pm 9/22/14 1:48pm

The Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Action Figures Are Coming

EA's casual game turned online multiplayer shooter arrives on PlayStations today, making it the perfect day for Diamond Select Toys and Popcap to announce a line of Garden Warfare action figures, coming soon to a lawn near you. » 8/19/14 11:30am 8/19/14 11:30am

​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

Magic: The Gathering Jumps Off Cards, Lands On Your Desk/Shelf

Magic: The Gathering has, over the years, lured some of the best fantasy artists on the planet to draw some of the coolest fantasy characters on the planet. So this line of action figures based on some of the best are a no-brainer. » 5/26/14 10:00pm 5/26/14 10:00pm

R.I.P. Donald Levine, The Creator Of GI Joe

Donald Levine, a Hasbro executive credited as the "father" of the immensely popular GI Joe toyline, passed away this past Thursday after succumbing to cancer at the age of 86. Since GI Joe spawned the idea of and the term "action figure," Levine was actually a father to an entire industry. » 5/25/14 1:05pm 5/25/14 1:05pm

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

Twin Peaks Action Figures Have The Best Accessories Possible

I'd probably have panicked if back in the 80s G.I. Joes had watering cans and coffee jars as accessories instead of plasma rifles. But there are no such things in Twin Peaks, and it just makes artist Max Dalton's Twin Peaks action figure collection perfect. » 3/10/14 9:20am 3/10/14 9:20am

Celebrity Toy Story Is NSFW

And it's definitely not safe for children, either—these action figures of famous celebrities and characters are troublemakers. The real Toy Story looks so wholesome by comparison! » 2/05/14 2:00pm 2/05/14 2:00pm

A Fitting Finish For The Year Of Luigi

This was the Year of Luigi, but it didn't feel like the Year of Luigi. At least not until today, when Japan's Good Smile Company revealed the Nendoroid Luigi figure, and I fell in love. » 12/25/13 9:00am 12/25/13 9:00am

The Clown Prince Of Crime Is Positively Petrifying In Plastic

I don't know what's worse. Having this Sideshow Collectibles Sixth-Scale Joker figure standing on my desk, or knowing he's on a shelf or in a closet in his box, biding his time, chuckling under his breath. » 9/13/13 8:30pm 9/13/13 8:30pm

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