Toys

Coming later this year is the new ultimate in LEGO’s collector’s series: the Slave I Builder’s Set. Not only will it come with 1996 pieces that will allow you to reenact every moment from The Empire Strikes Back, but you’ll have a chance to let Hans Solo (in either frozen or thawed version), Boba Fett [...]


5 Sep
Barbie Lagerfeld rocking the world's smallest fingerless gloves

German-born, Paris-living fashion lord Karl Lagerfeld is ruling more than the Chanel label these days. He’s also taking toystore shelves to the catwalk. Mattel makes a highly limited edition Barbie dressed up like a Lagerfeld lookalike styled exactly like the fashion icon — ankle boots, slacks, tailored jacket, high-collar white shirt, black satin cravat, silver ponytail and [...]


3A Toys has a burning question for you: Who is this gigantic blade swinging Yoshitsune cat, and when can you get him? To answer your first question, best ripped from the source itself: “If memories were real, and they seldom are -  you would hold a drink high in his memory… If you could remember… you [...]


3 Sep
Geoffrey the Giraffe could be the greatest threat to our children

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder is clearly the greatest thing to clean up the filthy streets of New York City since Mayor Ed Koch was chemical-dowsing trains back in Style Wars. Concerned that stores such as Toys ‘R Us are churning out a future generation of not just vandals but drug-dealing junkies, Assemblyman Goldfeder composed a letter to the [...]


2 Sep
Advanced application order; available only in limited countries

Since the new Godzilla film took over multiplexes everywhere this summer, it’s no wonder that the likeness of fire-breathing megalizard is all over the place, like here and here. It was only a matter of time until Medicom released a Bearbrick version upon your desktop, too. Advanced purchase orders are being accepted now for the [...]


25 Aug
Limited edition availability through Visual Ark Taipei

Indonesian artist Arkiv Vilmansa is finally delivering on his long awaited promise with the MICKIV classic grey vinyl toy. Only 200 grey MICKIV figures will be available in this limited-edition run, set to drop August 29th. The somewhat faceless Mickey Mouse-reminiscent grey vinyl toy stands 8″ tall and is being sold for $100 through Visual Ark Taipei.


31 Jul
A nuclearized city terrorizer you can cuddle

So the latest spin on Godzilla may not quite be worth its weight in gold (although it is a pretty penny, for sure), but it is down for the teddy-cuddle in the face of even more threatening monsters under the bed. Steiff, makers of toys since 1902 has now teamed up with Godzilla, maker of  menace [...]


In honor of the upcoming release of the latest Marvel summer tentpole flick, The Guardians of the Galaxy, Hot Toys is coming out with a movie-accurate Rocket and Groot duo — a clear indicator that the next movie-comic franchise is on the rise. Like many a comic nerd, we’ve been anticipating the film ever since the first [...]

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