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Every family reunion is full of awkward discussions, especially if your reunion consists of your twin sister, who you kissed on more than one occasion, and your dad, who cut off your hand. Unless you have a killer potato salad recipe, this amazing custom cornhole game is your best bet for having a good time.
Rogue One is hitting theatres, and with its release, we now have an "official" answer to how Princess Leia received the plans to the Death Star in A New Hope. In years past, however, when the old Expanded Universe flourished, there was another explanation... and it's more complex and ludicrous than you could possibly imagine.
Video: Now that Disney owns Lucasfilm and everything Star Wars, the company's theme parks are slowly becoming giant advertisements for the upcoming films. Which is totally cool with us if it means awesome publicity stunts like turning Epcot's giant spherical Spaceship Earth into the Death Star — complete with a working superlaser.
Image Cache: This wonderful photo series comparing the size of things by Kevin Wisbith is a really fun way to earn some brain wrinkles, because it gives you a better sense of the true size of random buildings, ships, machines and other objects. You get to see things like the Death Star hover over Florida in space, a B-2 bomber stretch across the width of an entire football field and the Titanic lay out on top of a freaking aircraft carrier.
Spin Master has been doing some wonderful things when it comes to Star Wars toys, including a giant BB-8 that does almost everything the movie version did. But if space battles are more your thing, the company is releasing two new Air Hogs sets that let you recreate the space battles from the movies.
Video: To help celebrate his three-millionth subscriber, YouTuber Colin Furze, the creator of the thermite cannon and questionably-safe hoverbike, has successfully topped all of his inventions to date by building his own miniature Death Star covered in 58 boxes of fireworks all wired together for one magnificent 20 second spectacle.
An unknown breakthrough in consumer levitation technology has led to an influx of floating speakers that don't sound any different, but look kinda cool — were this the mid-'80s. Before you write them off completely, someone has managed to find a way to make these novelties genuinely worthy of your desk space, as a tiny Death Star replica.
After the release of the Rogue One trailer, the internet was abuzz with theories that parts of the new Star Wars film were filmed in a London Tube station. Which is, of course, not true. Everyone knows that the Death Star has an incredibly comprehensive public transit system — possibly the best in the universe.
There's probably a good reason — involving lawsuits and lawyers — why toymakers don't include working superlasers on their Death Star playsets. But since Patrick Priebe doesn't plan on selling his Death Star replica to the public, he had no qualms about including a terrifying 84-watt laser.
It's common knowledge that Death Stars are wildly expensive weapons of mass destruction. What we didn't know — until now — is that destroying two of them would bankrupt the Galactic Empire. Apparently Luke and his small band of Rebels didn't crunch the numbers, either.