While I am not the biggest fan of the live-action Transformers movies, I do appreciate the “realistic” robot and vehicle designs the series has spawned. Revealed today at Toy Fair 2018, the Studio Series celebrates those designs with intricate figures packaged with movie backdrops. I might need them. Update: And…
Lego returns to JK Rowling’s Wizarding World later this year, with new sets based on the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series. Like the Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall, a $99 set featuring ten minifigures, two buildable creatures and a ridiculous amount of detail.
Man, I don’t know what it is about it, but this might be the best Lego Millennium Falcon ever.
Last year, Rocket League developer Psyonix added iconic Hot Wheels vehicles to its popular car soccer video game. This year, Hot Wheels returns the favor, recreating the video game in miniature with the Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals Set.
In season eight of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, debuting March 24 on Discovery Family, Twilight Sparkle and friends leave the pony empire of Equestria to found a school teaching friendship to the friendless hordes beyond. Is there a toy of this school? Of course there’s a toy of this school.
Released by Coleco in 1985, Sectaurs: Warriors of Symbion was a children’s toy line about a planet where giant insects and arachnids roam free and humans mutated with bug DNA wage war over control of a mysterious “ultimate power.” Toys included action figures and giant ride-able spider hand puppets. They were…
It’s going to be a little bit harder to be a Toys’R’Us kid in the U.S. soon, as the toy retailer puts plans in motion to close up to 182 locations across the country as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plan.
Clever artisans have been building bottled boats since the 1800s, using either long-handled tools or folding mast and sail trickery to create striking works of nautical art. Due out in February, the Lego Ideas version is more of a build-a-bottle-around-a-boat deal. Works for me.
Not every toy in 2017 was a fidget spinner or a tiny piece of collectible plastic in an unmarked box. Beyond the whirling kid distractors and blind box collectibles there were some outstanding things to play with this year. Just ask Roarin’ Tyler.
Look at those smiling faces. They’ve had their difference in the past, but now they’ve bonded over the shared trauma of being stuffed and sold to children at the mall. Bowser and Mario join Yoshi, Toad, Luigi and Peach in Build-A-Bear’s new Super Mario collection this weekend.
South Korean toy company Blitzway has created the perfect accessory for its line of 12-inch premium original Ghostbusters figures. The sixth-scale Ecto-1 replica is over 40 inches long, more than big enough to fit all four figures and accessories. Also, it costs nearly $1,400 dollars.
The ever-expanding city block that is the Lego Creator Expert line of building sets gets a welcome splash of neon pink and green with the January 1 release of the Downtown Diner. It’s 2,480 plastic pieces that combine to form three floors of 1950s-style entertainment.
Shoryuken! Hadouken! Spinning Bird Kick! Psycho Crusher! Now transform into a car! Due out in Japan in May, Transformers X Street Fighter II figures turn four existing transforming robots into mechanical world warriors.
A modified spotlight used by the police as a call-to-arms for the Caped Crusader, the Bat-Signal has been shining hope into the skies of Gotham City since 1942. DC Gallery’s $300 replica Bat-Signal prop is a a faithful foot-tall replica of the iconic device with one major difference—it works.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of those annoying plastic keychain pets, Bandai America is releasing new Tamagotchi into the wild. The egg-shaped devices will hit stores in limited quantities on November 5 for $14.99. A small price to pay for an eating, pooping and dying digital friend.
Fancy construction sets are nice, but there’s plenty of building to do in Minecraft proper. The first wave of Minecraft Adventure Figures from Jinx are the perfect way to just hang out at your desk with Steve and the gang.
With the November 2 release of Thor Ragnarok, the most exciting Thor film since 1988's The Incredible Hulk Returns TV movie, the folks at Build-A-Bear gird their cuddly line-up for battle with an online exclusive team of Marvel’s mightiest god and monster.
Just in time for next week’s 10th anniversary of Halo 3: Live Halo Or Die Trying, the folks at gaming gear makers Jinx have launched a new line of official Halo clothes and things. Things like these six-inch vinyl figures of Battle Damaged Master Chief and Night Ops Spartan Locke, for example.
Faced with $5 billion in long-term investment debt and fierce competition from a rapidly-changing retail marketplace, toy and children’s goods retailer Toys’R’Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Don’t start mourning and sharing childhood memories just yet—it’s not the shutting down sort of bankruptcy.