Harmonix is best known for video games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and cluttering up your living room with fake plastic instruments. Its next music game, however, trades guitars and drum sets for collectable cards, and has aspiring DJs competing to remix songs — like playing Yu-Gi-Oh in the club.
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Video: You can re-watch every last episode of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, but at no point will you find a freakish, six-legged walking version of Thomas terrorising the Island of Sodor with a flamethrower. This is a custom creation, built by Peter Sripol, who was obviously a big fan of Toy Story's deranged character Sid.
Video: Already one of the more popular characters from the original Guardians of the Galaxy movie, the sequel introduces a baby version of Groot so cute he might as well have been engineered in a lab as the perfect toy-selling tool. So why not build your own, like Caleb Kraft, who now has a tiny animated baby Groot puppet perched on his shoulder while he works?
It's never been a worse time for your wallet if you have a predilection for buying rad toys and pop culture merchandise. There are so many cool things around, we are starting Toy Aisle: a brand new weekly column of the best and newest toys and collectibles. We're kicking off with a very fancy Spider-Gwen, Plush Lego, and more!
A fierce attitude is a good start, but when you're a genetically-engineered raccoon trying to hold your own against giant space monsters, and even humanoids, it also helps to carry a big stick. Which is why Hot Toys' new Rocket Raccoon figure comes with a gigantic blaster that's almost as large as the character itself.
On top of the groundbreaking visual effects that helped bring the stars of Jurassic Park back from extinction, the film's creators also strived to make some of the dinosaurs, including the Tyrannosaurus Rex, as accurate as possible. Which means that Chronicle Collectibles' new Jurassic Park T-rex bust is the easiest way to hang a prehistoric trophy over your fireplace.
The thrill of realising you can play the classic arcade games you grew up with on your smartphone is immediately gone once you actually try to guide Pac-Man around a maze using touchscreen controls. It's so frustrating that you might consider carrying around one of these incredibly tiny arcade machines in your pocket, in addition to your phone.
The very first Star Wars movie turns 40 in 2017 — as are, practically, the toys that have long been intertwined with the franchise. To celebrate 40 years in the galaxy far, far away, Hasbro is breaking out the weaponised nostalgia with an homage to the classic Kenner era of Star Wars toys.
Hasbro revealed a ton of new Marvel toys at Toy Fair this year — covering everything from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, to comic book favourites. The thing I might be most excited by however is this A-Force six pack, but with both Monica Rambeau and Elsa Bloodstone, it might as well be the Nextwave figure set of my dreams.
Pirates of the Caribbean 5's Super Bowl trailer gave us a look at an amazing ghost ship in the film, captained by Jack's new rival, the undead Captain Salazar. Now, Lego has revealed it's turning the Salazar's ghost ship into a humongous new model — one that can open itself up just like the one in the movie, which is totally freaky for a ship.
We've known since San Diego Comic-Con that Kurt Russell is playing Ego the Living Planet, but we haven't actually seen a snippet of him in any of the big trailers we've had for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. So yes, for now, your best look at him will have to be as part of this new action figure two-pack revealed at Toy Fair.
The bad news is that we're not going to get a new Batmobile with the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice sequel, Justice League. The good news is that Mattel has created a remote control version of Ben Affleck's batride with so many features that it could probably be used as a miniature replica in the film.