Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our roundup of all the coolest new toys around (at least this week). This week: A totally lavish Aliens prop replica, an anime-style Kamala Khan, Pac-Man power for your phone, and a very elaborate Batmobile from Batman v Superman. Hide your wallet and check out all the good stuff below.
Aliens M314 Motion Tracker Prop Replica
You can’t effectively hunt aliens if you don’t know where they are, so following up on its replica of the M56 Smart Gun, Hollywood Collectibles Group now has a recreation of the Aliens M314 motion tracker prop, which includes functional sounds and electronics showing its radar sweep in action. To make it as accurate as possible, HCG tracked down all of the components used to build the original prop, and all that attention to detail is probably why this one will set you back $US700 ($915).
Prime 1 Studio Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Batmobile
Even if Batman’s latest ride, as first seen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, isn’t your favourite Batmobile, Prime 1 Studio’s new 1:10-scale replica looks like it’s still deserving of a spot in your collection. You’ll need to clear quite a bit of space on your shelf, however, since this diorama is almost 71cm long, and includes a wireless remote for activating all of the Batmobile’s light-up features. That helps explain the replica’s $US1500 ($1962) price tag, and limited run of just 750 copies. [Facebook – Prime 1 Studio]
Pac-Man Cartridge Backup Battery
You can get your retro gaming fix on everything from modern video game consoles to mobile devices like your smartphone. Cartridges are dead, but there’s apparently still some good uses for those plastic slabs. Like stuffing them with a 5000 mAh battery and embedding a USB port so they can charge your gadgets on the go. Available starting in May for ￥4500 ($53), Pac-Man will be the first of many classic Famicom (the Japanese version of the NES) carts to have found a new calling. [Toy-People]
Two years ago we were jealous of a tabletop gymnastics game called Daisharin Tetsubo-kun you could only get in Japan. But our patience has paid off, because Hasbro now has its own $40 version of the game, called Fantastic Gymnastics, where players compete to perfectly time the flips and releases of a tiny Velcro-footed gymnast so that he soars through the air and lands feet-first on a target. It’s as close as most of us will ever get to competing in the Olympics. [Hasbro]
Bishoujo Ms Marvel
Kamala Khan is the latest to join Kotobukiya’s line of statues based on female Marvel heroes. Although in the past the line has been known for its more cheesecake-laden takes on Marvel characters, Kamala’s statue is more reflective of her character — fully of energy and dynamism. The fluttering scarf, especially, is really nicely done. Based on artwork by Shunya Yamashita, the 1/7 scale statue will set you back a hefty $US75 ($98) when it releases in September. [Toyark]