Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our regular round up of the coolest toys we've seen all week. Although shiny San Diego Comic-Con exclusives might have already taken up most of this week's toy news, there's still a few more ways the world of action figures can drain your wallet.
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There's just one week left till San Diego Comic-Con returns to blast us in the face with awesome pop culture spectacle, cosplay, and fantastic, expensive goodies. Here's the very best toys and collectibles at this year's show that we can't wait to line up forever for (or, more likely, pay even more for on eBay afterwards).
The 2017 San Diego Comic-Con is a little over a week away, which means toymakers are running out of time to hype their convention exclusives. Most should probably just give up now, though, because Hasbro's latest Comic-Con exclusive reveal is essentially irresistible '80s nerd catnip.
Video: If you're going to call something a firetruck, should its sole purpose really be to extinguish flames? That's like a food truck driving around and disposing of people's lunches. It just doesn't make any sense, which is why YouTube's PeterSripol upgraded a toy firetruck with a functional flamethrower so that at least one the vehicles can finally live up to its name.
Making an exclusive "build-a-figure" that's only available by purchasing several others is a marketing tactic that toy collectors often have to endure. But after watching the first spectactular trailer for Thor: Ragnarok, we want every figure in Hasbro's new Marvel Legends Series six-inch line, including the giant Gladiator Hulk build-a-figure.
Welcome back to another week of Toy Aisle, our collection of the most amazing Paul Reiser merchandise (and maybe other things) we've seen on the internet this week. We have Black Panther and the Ultimate Spider-Man himself swinging into action, even more SDCC exclusives, and a very fancy Transformer.
When a fancy new toy is revealed, it isn't uncommon to have to wait a few months to actually get your hands on one. But Hot Toys has been testing the resolve of Iron Man fans who pre-ordered the company's towering Hulkbuster figure over two and a half years ago, and will now have to wait just a little while longer for delivery.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our (slightly late) weekly round up of all things merchandise. This week we've got even more San Diego Comic-Con exclusives to drool over, some new LEGO from the upcoming Ninjago movie, and the best plastic recreation of Bruce Campbell's face the world has ever seen. Really!
LEGO's third feature-length animated film, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, doesn't hit theatres until September. But the toymaker has already started to reveal a new series of sets based on the movie, which feature ninjas, giant robots, and... wait, do you really need anything else in a movie?
When you can climb walls and swing between buildings, do you really need a car? In 1974 Marvel's writers thought Spider-Man did, so they gave him a dune buggy that he could use to sit in New York traffic for hours. As weird as it was, it's a memorable piece of Marvel history, so Hot Wheels is bringing it back as one of this year's San Diego Comic-Con exclusives.
I am not usually a big fan of "retro style" figures, but if there's one franchise perfect for the treatment, it's the nostalgia-laden aesthetic of Stranger Things. So thankfully, Funko is more than happy to oblige with not one, but two collections of old-school figures depicting Eleven and the gang.
The fidget spinner is a global phenomenon that has inspired thinkpieces about cultural anxiety, the changing retail landscape and above all, whether or not it should be allowed in the classroom. Many teachers have embraced the toy as a tool for kids with attention problems but we have some bad news: They're evolving.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our weekly roundup of the fanciest toys that will have you even more upset you're not able to make it to the San Diego Comic-Con this year. And if you've ever lamented not having an Arnold Schwarzenegger figure that looks like he just took the day off to visit Bunnings, you'll find exactly what you're looking for this week.
Before the toy line became a runaway hit and an iconic part of the '80s, Hasbro's GI Joe playsets weren't quite as elaborate as an aircraft carrier. One of the earliest and rarest sets, dating back to 1982 and which Hasbro is reviving as a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive this year, was actually made almost entirely of cardboard.
Once known for its quirky remote-controlled robot balls, Sphero parlayed that technology into a massive consumer hit with its Star Wars: The Force Awakens BB-8 toy. As a result, the company has been able to expand beyond the sphere, first with a robotic version of Cars' Lightning McQueen, and now with an interactive Spider-Man figure that chats with kids.