Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our weekly roundup of all the awesome new toys rapidly sucking the money out of our wallets this week. We have a Thor: Ragnarok figure worthy of Cate Blanchett’s glory, an extravagant as hell Frozen sleigh, a tricked-out Batmobile, and a very fancy phaser. Take a look!
Hot Toys Thor: Ragnorak Hela 1/6-Scale Figure
Hot Toys’ 30cm, sixth-scale figures can be hit and miss when it comes to head sculpts, but when the the company absolutely nails it, like it did with Cate Blanchett’s Hela from Thor: Ragnorak, the likeness is uncanny. That product shot could easily be a still from the movie, as the figure, featuring 28 points of articulation, crushes an included miniature damaged version of Thor’s Mjolnir hammer. You can pre-order it now for $US235 ($307), but you’ll have to wait until at least October 2018 to add this one to your collection. [Sideshow Collectibles]
Figure Complex 1989 Batmobile
The 1989 Batman‘s Batmobile is one of the most iconic movie vehicles of all time, and one loaded with tricks and gadgets befitting Gotham’s Dark Knight. So Kaiyodo’s Revo “Figure Complex” version takes some of the crazy articulation from the company’s Revoltech line of figures and applies it to a goddamn car to give us all sorts of lovely little special features.
Aside from some light-up headlights, the 17cm-long, $US85 ($111) Batmobile comes with an opening canopy, turning grappling hooks that shoot out of the sides, attachable machine guns (for, you know, not killing people with), a rotary stand to display the whole thing on, and even those wings Batman uses to knock people over in the film, but that totally should have sliced their legs off considering the speed and how damn sharp those things look. [Toy News International]
Anovos Star Trek Discovery Starfleet Phaser Pistol Prop Replica
Despite a lot of bad news during production, Star Trek: Discovery has managed to deliver a wonderful Star Trek experience that will hopefully help us forget Enterprise. And now that it’s been renewed for a second season, it’s safe to spend $US500 ($653) on this perfect replica of the Starfleet phaser pistol used in the series, created by Anovos. It has working buttons, dials and lights, all powered by easily-replaceable battery technology from our century. You can even pop off the smaller cricket phaser on top if you need to be more discreet; it features a working scope so you don’t stun the wrong target. [Anovos via Nerdist]
ThinkGeek Death Star Dome Tent
Made from a waterproof polyester supported by a pole-less frame that easily snaps together, there’s a very good chance this version of the Death Star will outlast all the versions seen in the Star Wars movies so far. (At this point it’s safe to assume there will be countless more.) At $US250 ($326) it’s definitely not the cheapest three-person tent you can buy, but it features an incredibly detailed printed pattern of the Death Star’s surface on the outside, and a convenient carrying bag. [ThinkGeek]
Power Wheels Disney’s Frozen Ride-on Sleigh
No one can milk a successful film property like Disney, and despite Frozen being out of theatres for almost four years now, we’re still seeing new toys appearing – but none as impressive as this Power Wheels ride-on sleigh. Despite a lack of reindeer pulling the reins, this $US300 ($392), 4×4 alternative can hit speeds of up to 8km/h with two passengers on board. It also has flashing lights and songs from Frozen blaring from the stereo, but oddly enough, no heater. Unfortunately it isn’t yet available in Australia. [Walmart]
Kidrobot Andy Warhol Campbells Soup Can Chess Set
Kidrobot teamed up with the Andy Warhol Foundation a while ago to help make the artist’s pop culture-inspired pieces more accessible to fans. We haven’t been terribly excited about the plush toys and vinyl statues the collaboration has spawned so far, but this Campbell’s soup can chess set? We’re already making room on the coffee table. The set features 16 tomato soup cans with a Warhol-inspired makeover, and 16 green pea soup cans decorated with Campbell’s standard colour scheme. The top of each 7.5cm can is printed with its corresponding chess piece so you can actually play with the set, but at $US500 ($653) you’re probably not going to want anyone actually touching it. [Kidrobot via Hypebeast]