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.
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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our weekly round up of all the fabulous new toys just waiting to drain our wallets of their precious monetary fluids. This week, Hot Toys tackles The Last Jedi's most important characters, plus a patriotically posable Captain America, and even stranger Stranger Things board games.
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.
We've seen remote control aeroplanes powered by tiny jet engines before. But what's mind-blowing about this particular RC craft is that it weighs just 8kg but can blast through the skies at an astonishing 720km/h, making you wonder how any human has the reflexes needed to keep this thing from crashing.
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!
The smartphone in your pocket can perfectly emulate any video game from the '80s, but not the experience of crowding around a cabinet at an arcade, waiting to try the latest hit game. Fortunately, if you're a nostalgic gamer striving for the most authentic retro experience, you can now squeeze an actual arcade onto your desk -- without having to keep a pile of quarters on hand.
We're all guilty of performing stupid stunts as kids, but most of us tend to avoid risking life and limb as we grow older. YouTube's Giaco Whatever has done just the opposite. Using his machining skills, he attached a bunch of razor blades to a high performance yo-yo, creating a toy that's possibly even more dangerous than lawn darts.
Mattel is cancelling Aristotle, a device described as "Alexa for kids", after facing criticism from lawmakers and parents' groups. In a statement, Mattel said Aristotle did not "fully align with Mattel's new technology strategy" and would not bring the device to market "as part of an ongoing effort to deliver the best possible connected product experience to the consumer".
When you've got enough money to build a moon-sized, planet-destroying space station, you can clone an army of millions of soldiers using the loose change you find in a sofa. For those of us who aren't quite as well funded, UBTECH Robotics has thrown some Stormtrooper armour on one of its 16-inch tall humanoid robots so you can build a slightly more affordable army.
Video: With a top speed of just 8km/h, Radio Flyer’s ride-on Landspeeder toy doesn’t provide much of a thrill for adults. But when you hack it apart and then rebuild it with one of Razor’s high-speed Crazy Carts, suddenly you’ve got a great reason to buy some more Star Wars toys.
Nintendo can claim that sticking with wired controllers makes its SNES Classic Edition a more authentic retro gaming experience, but in reality it's probably just a cost-saving measure. Wrangling controller cables isn't a part of your childhood worth reliving, however, so Nyko once again has mercifully bestowed gamers with an affordable wireless alternative.
Disney and Lucasfilm have yet to formally announce if an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie is going to happen, but Sideshow Collectibles is more than happy to give us a sneak peek of what the character might look like if the film gets made.
There was a point in my life right around the second wave of Disney's Infinity figurines when I became something of a completionist. I'd picked up an action figure or two over the years before, sure, but there was something about the Infinity line's clean, cartoonish depictions of Marvel characters that spoke to me.