The Most Absurd Transformers Crossover Ever, And More Of The Best Toys Of This Week

The Most Absurd Transformers Crossover Ever, And More Of The Best Toys Of This Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our weekly roundup of the coolest toys we’ll inevitably be spending all our hard earned money on by next Black Friday. We have adorable LEGO Justice League members and swanky Star Wars guards. Come take a look!

Takara Tomy Street Fighter Transformers

In what has to be one of the weirder pop-culture mashups we’ve seen, next year Takara Tomy will be releasing a couple of new Transfomers sets featuring robot versions of Street Fighter’s Ken, Ryu, Chun Li and M. Bison (also known as Vega in Japan) that turn into jets, tanks and cars. The Ryu and M. Bison set is available for pre-order now for ¥JP12,960 ($152), while the Chun Li and Ken pairing is a little cheaper at ¥JP8640 ($102) – but unfortunately it will only ship to Japan. [Takara Tomy via Rock Paper Shotgun]

LEGO Justice League BrickHeadz

With thousands of characters in the Marvel and DC Comics universes, you can safely assume that LEGO is going to keep expanding its collectable BrickHeadz line throughout 2018, starting with this new Justice League lineup available starting in January. Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg will each set you back $US10 ($13) – likely $15.99 in Australia – and we’re going to assume the missing Batman and Superman might be showing up as a new edition two-pack at some point. [Facebook via The Hollywood Reporter]

Viking Santa Riding a Fire-Breathing Dragon Tree Topper

Looking to fill a Game of Thrones-sized hole in your heart this holiday season? Tide yourself over until the final season with this alternative tree topper that swaps a twinkling star or cherubic angle for a Viking version of Santa riding a fire-breathing dragon. Instead of connecting to your Christmas lights, this showstopper is powered by its own batteries, so you can also use it as a self-standing centrepiece at Christmas dinner. Only 500 are being made and sold, however, so head on over to the Gorilla Goodies site and pre-order one for $US80 ($105) while you still can. [Gorilla Goodies]

Hot Toys Star Wars: The Last Jedi Praetorian Guards

Hot Toys has a thing with its Star Wars line where you’re inevitably treated to every possible variant of a helmeted character, simply because it’s an easy rework once you’ve made one version of it. At least with Supreme Leader Snoke’s new guards, the company is sidestepping that a little bit by the fact that the character comes with two different helmets, so you can recreate one of the several subtle differences in the designs without having to just buy a whole extra figure released later. Obviously, you’re gonna buy two just to pose the different helmets and weapons at the same time anyway, right? Right? [Hot Toys]