Welcome again to Toy Aisle, io9’s common spherical up of all issues good and plastic on the web. This week, Lego dips into Lightyear, and Moon Knight swings into the merchandising world with new figures from Scorching Toys and Hasbro. Plus, begun, the Lego Clone Wars have, and ultimately: a speaking Pikachu you may squish. Test it out!
Scorching Toys Marvel’s Loki Traditional Loki Sixth-Scale Determine
In case your toy shelf is lacking a specific amount of Superb Objective otherwise you simply actually want a distressingly correct likeness of Richard E. Grant looking at you in vibrant yellow and inexperienced Spandex, Scorching Toys has you coated with its newest Loki determine. Depicted because the “Traditional” spin on the Marvel character glimpsed within the penultimate episode of the Disney+ streaming present, your Tiny Beloved Character Actor motion determine comes with alternate arms, together with some magical results items, a small satchel, two swappable heads—one grinning, the opposite impartial, a broken helmet to duplicate Traditional Loki’s remaining moments, and even perhaps probably the most thrilling of all additions: a Scorching Toys scale Alligator Loki. Scorching Toys’ Alligator Loki with Bonus Richard E. Grant is because of be accessible in the course of 2023. [Scorching Toys]
Lego Lightyear Zyclops Chase, XL-15 Spaceship, and Zurg Battle Units
We’re shut sufficient to Lightyear’s June 17 launch for Lego to disclose a handful of units that will probably be launched (beginning April 24) a number of months earlier than the Pixar film hits theaters. The $20, 87-piece Zyclops Chase set is generally focused on the four-years-old and up crowd with a streamlined construct of the Zyclops itself. The $30, 261-piece Zurg Battle offers us a greater take a look at Buzz Lightyear’s most feared foe, Emperor Zurg, but it surely’s the $50, 497-piece XL-15 Spaceship that we’ll be retaining an eye fixed out for. It comes with three minifigures together with Buzz himself not sporting his iconic spacesuit, and the XL-15 which is giving off collection ‘80s Lego House vibes with that yellow cockpit cover. Benny could be proud.
Hasbro Marvel Legends and Scorching Toys Moon Knight Figures
To rejoice this week’s launch of Moon Knight on Disney+, each Hasbro and Scorching Toys have revealed early appears at their plans for takes on the titular hero. Hasbro’s Marvel Legends 6″ determine will include alternate arms to grip an included moon crescent dagger (and sadly, it appears, no alternate Mark Spector/Steven Grant head), whereas the naturally a lot pricier Scorching Toys determine contains not less than two of the dagger equipment, what seems to be an LED light-up head, and an articulated cape. No value or launch particulars for both have been confirmed but, however Hasbro’s determine will go up for pre-order April 12. [Marvel]
Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars: The Clone Wars Yoda Sixth-Scale Determine
Sideshow Collectibles continues to ship a number of the greatest sixth-scale Star Wars figures based mostly on the characters’ appearances within the wonderful Clone Wars animated collection. Obi-Wan and Anakin are actually joined by Grasp Yoda himself, standing 5.5-inches tall and wearing a full material getup that features his Jedi gown with a wire bolstered hem for posability. Different equipment embody six swappable arms, 4 swappable ft, a strolling stick, and Yoda’s lightsaber, and whereas the $165 determine is obtainable for pre-order now, delivery isn’t anticipated till December on the earliest, or March 2023 on the newest.
Jazwares’ Micro Machines Bumblebee Motion Playset
On the peek of their reputation, Galoob’s unique Micro Machines line had automobiles and playsets based mostly on the whole lot from Star Wars to Star Trek. Again in 2020, Hasbro and Jazwares revived Micro Machines, and the ever-growing assortment of diminutive vehicles now contains automobiles and playsets based mostly on the Transformers, one other common Hasbro property. The newest addition is the Micro Machines X Transformers Bumblebee Motion Playset which, because the identify implies, transforms from a yellow Camaro to a sprawling storage advanced that’s additionally armed to the tooth with blasters on each stage. The $38 playset features a Micro Machine model of the Decepticon Barricade, however given its dimension, it doesn’t have an alternate robotic mode it may well remodel into.
Lego Star Wars: The Clone Wars Republic Fighter Tank
Regardless of ending a wonderful 12-year run again in 2020, The Clone Wars continues to be getting numerous love on the toy entrance. Not solely has Sideshow given us a brand new animated Yoda determine, however Lego simply revealed a brand new $40, 262-piece Republic Fighter Tank based mostly on a car from the collection. Regardless of being a comparatively small set, the tank nonetheless comes with six minifigures: the 187th Legion Clone Commander, two 187th Legion Clone Troopers, two battle droids, and Mace Windu along with his purple lightsaber. The set is accessible for pre-order now from Lego’s web site, however gained’t ship till April 26.
Takara Tomy Norinori Pikachu Speaking Robotic
Will the world ever run out of affection for Pikachu merchandise? We definitely hope not. Along with video video games, plush toys, and collectible playing cards, there’s surprisingly no scarcity of animated digital Pikachu toys. What units Takara Tomy’s Norinori Pikachu Speaking Robotic aside is a squishy delicate physique that responds to having its stomach poked with a fast “Pika!” The bot additionally responds to a handful of Japanese phrases with 60 completely different Japanese phrases of its personal (apparently it’s not restricted to simply saying “Pika” with completely different inflections), and Pikachu will even sing a track and dance alongside to 3 completely different tunes. It’s accessible from the Japan Development Store, which will fortunately ship one abroad for a small fortune: $131.
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