Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our round-up of cool new toys and merchandise. This week, porgs continue their relentless march all over the world, Lego has a fancy new collectors set, and stunningly detailed Ben Afflecks abound. Hide your wallets!
Video: There are some typing enthusiasts out there who are very, very picky about their keyboards. They will go to great lengths to customise every last feature and function so it feels perfect under their fingers. Or, in the case of LEGO master builder Jason Allemann, they will instead use the world's most famous plastic bricks to create a truly unique typing experience.
LEGO's second feature film, The LEGO Batman Movie, wasn't as big a hit as the toymaker's first theatrical outing, but it was one of those rare times when the sum of its parts was greater than the whole. That's why LEGO is creating another series of blind-bagged minifigures based on Batman, and all the wacky DC Comics characters that play supporting roles around him.
Every kid knows the best way to get almost every item on your Christmas list is to include one outlandish, obscenely expensive item your parents will never go for. Out of guilt, they will happily deliver everything else on your list. But you're an adult now, with a job and disposable income, so why not finally treat yourself to those top-tier items your parents would have scoffed at?
Video: In hindsight, Return of the Jedi's Ewok Village scenes have a lot in common with Temple of Doom's sequences with Mola Ram. After all, both are about human sacrifice, it's just that one happens to be perpetuated by sentient teddy bears. Which is why a mashup of both, held together by the glue that binds all good mashups, LEGO, is surprisingly effective.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our weekly roundup of the best toys floating around the internet. This week, LEGO resurrects an iconic set, the Flash dashes into Hot Toys' Justice League range, and yes, the Porgs continue their endless march across Star Wars merchandising mania. Let's take a look, shall we?
Video: The lead up to Halloween is one of the best times of the year, with spooky parties, scary movies, and copious amounts of cheap lollies in stores. But Halloween night, when you're constantly running to the door to give away your coveted chocolate stocks, is less enjoyable. So why not build a LEGO robot to deal with trick-or-treaters instead?
Back in February, Lego revealed it would be turning Maia Weinstock's Women of NASA Lego Ideas submission into an official set, and this morning we have our first look at the production versions of the tiny dioramas and minifigures that will be available starting on November 1 for $US25. You may notice one rather major heroine is missing.
A few years ago, Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks created an animated LEGO version of the tragic Greek figure, Sisyphus, perpetually pushing a giant boulder. Using the same building techniques, Allemann has created a modern version of that character, who now spends eternity perpetually mowing a lawn that will never stop growing.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our regular weekly roundup of all the toys you'll want to blow your paycheck on, instead of buying groceries, paying rent, or other more responsible purchases. This week we've got an Imperial entry in Sphero's line of interactive droids, a cartoon version of Boba Fett, and a bunch of New York Comic Con exclusives. Check it out!
Video: One of the oddest things about watching ABC's Inhumans series is trying to shake the feeling that, in some alternate universe, it's probably a good show. All of the necessary components of a good story are there, but it feels like neither ABC nor Marvel really knew how to put them all together.
The Lego Ninjago Movie starts like a strobe light and ends like a night light. At first, it's bright, loud, fast, and in your face -- a constant barrage of visuals and sounds. Then it slows down considerably, focusing on the story and character development. One part is better than the other but neither is great, and, unlike Legos, they just don't fit together.