Welcome again to Toy Aisle. This week we return to the Spider-Verse with Miles and Gwen figures from S.H.Figuarts, begin the Transformers Rise of the Beasts merchandising onslaught with Arcee, and start our Valentine’s Day planning with a Pokémon Love Ball Poké Ball reproduction from the Wand Company. Check it out!
Lego Ideas A-Frame Cabin
Lego’s newest fan construct turned actual set is Andrea Lattanzio’s Lego Ideas A-Frame Cabin, which is as a lot an architectural deal with as it’s a masterclass in repurposing Lego items for unintended makes use of. Is that layers of the Thor minifigure’s Mjölnir hammer used to create rustic-looking stone work? The 2,082-piece set contains 4 sweater-wearing minifigures, numerous woodland creatures, and a cabin design with sloped roofs and an higher flooring which can be simply eliminated to entry the extra options inside. It shall be available starting February 4 for $180, however Lego isn’t accepting pre-orders for it.
S.H.Figuarts Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Spider-Man (Miles Morales) and Spider-Gwen
While Bandai stayed out of figures for the primary Spider-Verse movie, it’s swinging into motion for Across with figures primarily based on Miles and Gwen’s up to date hero fits within the upcoming film. Both figures characteristic additional arms, alternate unmasked heads, customized stands, and webbing FX items, and the flexibility to have a number of masked head expressions—with Miles’ showing to be attachable eye items, whereas Gwen’s comes within the type of an alternate squinting masks print. The two figures are set to be out there in May, simply earlier than the brand new film, and can price round $65 apiece.
Hasbro Nerf Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Themberchaud, Palarandusk, and Rakor Blaster
It’s a tricky time to be releasing a Dungeons & Dragons film, and a great deal of D&D film merchandise, and saying a D&D TV collection, with all of the controversy across the up to date D&D Open Gaming License, however capitalism rolls on, and so does Hasbro, revealing some new Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves themed additions to its Nerf line. Looking like a fire-breathing purple dragon, the $28 Themberchaud crossbow is well the very best new addition, firing a single dart utilizing an precise elastic wire that’s primed and launched. The $17 black dragon Rakor blaster doubles the hearth energy to 2 darts in a row utilizing a extra conventional priming plunger within the deal with, whereas the $12 Palarandusk is one other addition to Nerf’s simply hidden Microshots line. All three blasters shall be out there someday this spring.
Hasbro Transformers Studio Series Core Class Terrorcon Freezer and Arcee
The sluggish drip of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts merchandise is beginning to flip into a gentle drizzle as we creep nearer to the movie’s launch. This previous week, Hasbro revealed two additions to its Transformers Studio Series Core Class line with the 3.5-inch Terrorcon Freezer that transforms from a robotic to 3 totally different Cybertronian weapon equipment for different bots, in addition to the 3.5-inch Arcee, which matches robotic to motorbike modes in 11 transformation steps. Both figures are now available for pre-order from Hasbro Pulse for $12, with out there beginning April 1.
Pokémon Love Ball Poké Ball Replica
The Pokémon Company and the Wand Company are persevering with their partnership into 2023 with the very appropriately-themed Love Ball Poké Ball replica, primarily based on the accent first launched within the Pokémon Gold and Silver video games. This particular Poké Ball is meant to make it simpler to draw Pokémon, however with Valentine’s Day approaching, it may very well be simply as efficient IRL with a fan of the long-running collection. As with the Wand Company’s earlier Poké Ball replicas, the $100 Love Ball has contact and proximity sensors to activate lighting and sound results when approached and dealt with, and is available in a show case that has its personal lighting results.
Hasbro Indiana Jones Whip-Action Indy
This previous week, Hasbro revealed a museum’s price of Indiana Jones toys, together with every thing from kid-friendly whips to retro-styled figures of shirtless German mechanics. The assortment additionally included this 12-inch Indy determine with a passing resemblance to Harrison Ford and an motion characteristic that can certain to be the bane of youthful siblings. The $34 determine contains over 10 “iconic sound effects and phrases from the Indiana Jones films,” but additionally a proper arm that winds up and cracks a bullwhip on the press of a button, making it yet one more enjoyable option to sneak up on and annoy members of the family who mistakenly trusted you. “Whitiiiiish!!”
Super7 Animaniacs ReAction Figures Wave 1: Wakko, Yakko, Dot and Dr. Scratchansniff
Another occasion the place the restricted articulation and detailing in Super7’s ReAction Figure line doesn’t matter is wave 1 of its Animaniacs line, which launches with 3.75-inch variations of Wakko, Yakko, and Dot Warner, in addition to Dr. Scratchansniff. Despite the restrictions and a whole lack of equipment, every of those figures will set you again $20, or you may buy all four at once for $80 and save your self completely no cash within the course of.
Toyota AE86 Initial D Wireless Mouse
Arguably some of the well-known autos to ever come out of Japanese manga (proper behind Shotaro Kaneda’s motorcycle in Akira), now you can spend all day driving Takumi Fujiwara’s Toyota AE86 round your desk whereas nonetheless being a productive member of the company world. This wi-fi mouse appears to be like to be a really genuine reproduction of the boxy Initial D drifter. It’s formally licensed by Toyota, and whereas performance is pretty restricted so far as trendy wi-fi mice go, you do get a scroll wheel coming out of the hood, and fog lights and tail lights that glow when the mouse is working on a single AA battery. No wi-fi charging right here. If you need one, you’ll must import it from Japan’s Camshop for round $50.
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