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A Deadpool Figure Fit for the Dance Floor, and More of the Greatest Toys of the Week A Deadpool Figure Fit for the Dance Floor, and More of the Greatest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the neatest toys around. This week, Hot Toys gives us a Deadpool with killer footwear, the incredible Batman Ninja gets an equally worthy action figure, and more Harry Potter Lego than you can shake a whomping willow at. Check it out!

Hasbro Has Officially Trademarked the Smell of Your Childhood: Play-Doh Hasbro Has Officially Trademarked the Smell of Your Childhood: Play-Doh

I have some bad news if you’ve created a perfume that has a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla-like fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, and the natural smell of a salted, wheat-based dough. That’s exactly how Hasbro describes the scent of Play-Doh, a smell that many of us associate with out childhoods, and a…

Lego's New Remote-Controlled Batmobile Looks Fun as Heck Lego's New Remote-Controlled Batmobile Looks Fun as Heck

Lego just announced a new batch of smart systems that you can control with your phone. The so-called Powered Up Platform works with smartphones to turn classic brick-based creations into fun, animated sets. And right out of the gate, Lego is offering up a new app-controlled Batmobile. It looks awesome.

Friendship Fuels This Erotic Photographer's Collection of '90s Toys

Fwee Carter believes nerds can be sexy too, and he’s got an entire book (and website) devoted to images he’s taken of nerdy guys with their nerdy cosplay or collections looking totally sexy. But what drives Carter—other than the need to level the playing field and give us great examples of what it really means to see…

Lego's Harry Potter BrickHeadz Are Going to Avada Kedavra You With Cuteness Lego's Harry Potter BrickHeadz Are Going to Avada Kedavra You With Cuteness

Lego is about to take its biggest bite yet out of Funko’s domination of the adorably-deformed, collectible figurine market with the addition of its first Harry Potter BrickHeadz characters. The new figures include Hermione, Ron, Dumbledore, Harry himself, and his snowy owl, Hedwig.

This Glowstick-Shooting Star Wars Blaster Replica Looks Like It's Firing Actual Lasers

Star Wars cosplayers of the world take note: Joerg Sprave, the internet’s favorite slingshot-designing mad scientist, has come up with a clever way to simulate blaster fire in real life. Instead of employing dangerously powerful lasers that will get you kicked out of a convention faster than you can reload, his…

XM Studios' New Collector's Statue Is the Greatest Red Ranger of Them All XM Studios' New Collector's Statue Is the Greatest Red Ranger of Them All

In all of Power Rangers, which Red Ranger is the greatest, the most heroic, the best leader? Well, it’s this one, played by a statue. He’s perfect.

A Ridiculously Posable Batman Cape, and More of the Most Delightful Toys of the Week A Ridiculously Posable Batman Cape, and More of the Most Delightful Toys of the Week

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!

I Want to Super-Size Every Classic Lego Set I've Ever Owned

Matt Denton has been putting his 3D printer to good use again, possibly the only good use for those plastic-extruding machines. He’s super-sized all the pieces in Lego’s 1979 Technic Bulldozer set, which required over 600 hours of printing to recreate all 372 parts.

Tesla Could Learn Something From This Lego Car-Building Factory

Tesla’s hit a few speed bumps in getting all the pre-ordered Model 3's out the door and onto customers’ driveways. But perhaps the company can learn something from Daniele Benedettelli, who created a fully autonomous Lego car factory using the iconic building toy.

Relive the Best Part of the Star Wars Prequels With These Custom-Built RC Pod Racers

Say what you will about The Phantom Menace, but the prequel’s pod racing scene is still one of the best sequences in the entire Star Wars franchise—even when you know Anakin was destined to win. But what if Sebulba had been victorious? Adam Woodworth built a couple of micro RC pod racers that let you rewrite the…

Ant-Man and the Wasp Gets a Snazzy Lego Set, and More of the Most Amazing Toys of the Week Ant-Man and the Wasp Gets a Snazzy Lego Set, and More of the Most Amazing Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of all the coolest new collectibles we’ve seen this week. We’ve got even more Marvel movie merchandise (only one of which has anything to do with Infinity War!), an X-Files icon, and a very silly Rick and Morty umbrella. Check it out!

Wait, My Lego Toys Could Have Been Making Me Breakfast All These Years?

Breakfast may or may not be the most important meal of the day, but it’s also arguably hardest to make. Can you really trust yourself to safely use a hot stove while you’re still half asleep? Obviously not, and why go to all that effort when you can build a Lego machine to make you bacon and eggs while you catch a few…

Yes, You Really Can Collect View-Masters, and Yes, This Woman Has Nearly All of Them

Before smartphones or mobile VR there were precious few ways for your eyes to feast on a far off land. The View-Master was one of the best ones. It could transport a person anywhere—provided they had the imagination and the patience to thumb through the dozens of slides on a View-Master wheel. Rebecca Kilbreath had…

An Exclusive Look at Sideshow's Stunning New Princess Leia Figure An Exclusive Look at Sideshow's Stunning New Princess Leia Figure

Sideshow Collectibles’ line of “Premium Format” Star Wars statues is getting a new entry in the form of Alderaan’s most beloved princess, and io9 has an exclusive look at the full statue in all its rebel glory.

Hasbro Just Bought the Power Rangers Franchise From Haim Saban for an Absurd Amount of Money Hasbro Just Bought the Power Rangers Franchise From Haim Saban for an Absurd Amount of Money

Earlier this year, Saban Brands made the surprise announcement that Hasbro was taking over the merchandising license for the Power Rangers franchise in western markets, but as it turns out, that was only the beginning. Today, Hasbro announced that it has agreed to purchase the rights to the entire Power Rangers…

Fully Armed and Operational Cat Battle Stations, and More of the Best Toys of the Week Fully Armed and Operational Cat Battle Stations, and More of the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of all things wonderful and plastic. This week, even more Avengers: Infinity War madness, Lego’s latest Creator Expert set, and we all bow down to our feline overlords, because the feline overlords are now packing insane amounts of heat. Praise them, and the rest of this…

I'm Hypnotized by This Animated Lego Star Wars Desk Toy

Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks is one of the internet’s most talented amateur Lego builders; there’s a good reason Lego turned his working Labyrinth maze into an official set. He hasn’t let the fame go to his head, however. He continues to build and share amazing Lego creations, like this delightful Death Star trench…

Adorable Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures, and More of the Most Totally Radical Toys of the Week Adorable Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures, and More of the Most Totally Radical Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular dosage of all things merchandise. This week, we’ve got claws out for a very cool Iron Spider figure, Lego’s descent into chibi-figurine madness continues, and Overwatch’s premiere edgelord slinks into action figure form for the first time. Hide those wallets, the toys are here!

M.A.S.K. Will Be the Next '80s Cartoon to Get a Movie and Boy, Does It Have the Right Director M.A.S.K. Will Be the Next '80s Cartoon to Get a Movie and Boy, Does It Have the Right Director

The last we heard, Hasbro’s plans for a movie based on the classic Kenner toyline M.A.S.K. had been scrapped. Now, it seems like that’s not the case—because the director behind Fate of the Furious, F. Gary Gray, has been tapped to bring the series to theaters.

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