Lego Mandalorian Forge, Blitzway Voltron, and More Toy News
Welcome again to Toy Aisle, io9’s common round-up of the good toys we’ve seen on the web this week. We’ve obtained Lego heading again to The Mandalorian, outdated favorites heading again to Ghostbusters, some very fairly Uno playing cards, and Hasbro taking one other crack on the “build-your-own lightsaber” toy. Check it out!
Lego Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Armorer’s Mandalorian Forge
As thrilled as we’re to see The Mandalorian being spun off into different sequence, we’d fortunately commerce The Book of Boba Fett for a sequence that includes the Armorer who not solely makes quick work of uncooked beskar, however Stormtroopers as properly. The new set gained’t be formally obtainable till September 1 however you’ll be able to pre-order it today for $30 which goes to be arduous to withstand when you’re making an attempt to gather as many Mandalorian minifigures as you’ll be able to. The 258-piece set contains not solely a flaming forge and all of the instruments one would wish to create beskar armor, however the Armorer herself, in addition to a model of Din Djarin with a jetpack, and the heavily-armored Paz Vizsla.
Hasbro Ghostbusters: Afterlife Ghostbusters Plasma Series Figures
With the recent trailer drumming up more excitement for the sequel, Hasbro has lastly launched the floodgates of Ghostbusters: Afterlife toys. We revealed a few of them earlier this week, however not the brand new six-inch Ghostbuster Plasma Series figures that may have real looking face sculpts, a lot of articulation, detailed equipment, and some glorious paint jobs. The lineup will embrace six figures together with the brand new additions: Trevor, Podcast, and Lucky, in addition to three returning favorites: Winston, Peter, and Ray. Available later this fall nearer to the movie’s launch, the $25 figures additionally every include a “Build-A-Ghost” half that may be assembled right into a Sentinel Terror Dog.
Hasbro Star Wars Lightsaber Forge
As iconic as the lightsabers wielded by Luke and Obi-Wan are, a giant a part of turning into a Jedi (or a Sith) is creating your individual customized lightsaber. Hasbro has launched many DIY lightsaber kits earlier than, however its new Lightsaber Forge line, coming this fall, contains a number of customized lightsaber designs which can be all bought as particular person weapons, however function elements and blades that may be combine and matched between them. They vary in value from $15 for an entry-level lightsaber, to $20 for the Dark Saber from The Mandalorian, to $40 for Darth Maul’s double-ended lightsaber, and every one features a light-up blade powered by AA batteries as a substitute of kyber crystals.
Good Smile Company Figma R-Type Final 2 R-13A Cerberus and RX-10 Albatross Replicas
Unlike iconic film spaceships just like the Millennium Falcon that we’ve seen inside and out, it’s arduous to get excited a few pair of tiny ships from an area shoot-’em-up online game that seem comparatively tiny on display. At least that’s what we thought earlier than laying our eyes on these four-inch replicas of the R-13A Cerberus and RX-10 Albatross ships from R-Type Final 2. Both are simply oozing with improbable detailing and embrace show stands and power-up weapon equipment, which makes the $120 price ticket for the pair of them sting much more. You at the very least have till 2022 to make your irresponsible determination on pre-ordering the set.
5Pro Studio x Blitzway “Carbotix” Series Voltron
We don’t want the temptation of yet one more remodeling Voltron determine, but it surely’s going to be very arduous to withstand the upcoming 5Pro Studio x Blitzway “Carbotix” Series Voltron given the unbelievable degree of articulation the determine is able to, whereas nonetheless disassembling and transforming into five equally posable robotic lions. Think you’ll be able to resist? Each lion additionally contains battery-powered glowing LED eyes, tiny pilots within the cockpits, stands for displaying every lion in flight, and a slew of equipment for the fully-assembled Voltron together with a sword, protect, spear, and even alternate swappable facial expressions. Pricing and availability haven’t been revealed simply but, which might be a great factor so you’ll be able to drool at the photos and faux this one is inside your funds.
Mattel UNO Artiste Series: Shapard Fairey Partnership
Probably greatest recognized for his iconic President Barack Obama “HOPE” poster, Shepard Fairey is a avenue artist and graphic designer who’s additionally liable for these “OBEY” stickers you see caught to avenue mild poles with an imposing silhouette of Andre the Giant’s face. To assist have fun the fiftieth anniversary of the cardboard recreation UNO, Mattel teamed up with Fairey for an additional “Artiste Series” particular version that includes the artist’s customized illustrated designs on each side of the playing cards, whereas a few of the playing cards will be organized to create even bigger items. The Shepard Fairey x UNO decks can be found now on Creations.Mattel.com for $20.
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