Welcome to Toy Aisle, io9’s roundup of the latest and greatest in wallet-draining plastic entertainment. This week, Hasbro returns to Mighty Morphin nostalgia with new retro Zords, we get our first glimpse of Light yearof the toy line, and MatteI am masters of the universe toys revisit a classic. Check it out!
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Retro Megazords Wave 2 Figures
If you were hoping that an entire second wave of retro Megazords from Hasbro would snap the company out of its obsession with the Mighty Morphin era, well … sorry. Wave 2 is, thanks to a chic recoloring of the original Megazordalways a wholeRMFM robo fest. This time joining the recolor are the Megazord/Dragonzord combos Dragonzord battle modethe White Tigerzord Warrior Modeand the Mega Tigerzord. Pointing to seven o’clock inches each, each figure comes complete with appropriate weapon accessories and comes packaged in VHS-style packaging for good measure. Exclusive to Walmart in the United States, each figure is currently available to order for junder $17 and should be released in mid-July.
Mattel Lightyear XL-01 Buzz Lightyear and Buzz Lightyear & Sox Figures
Ahead of the film’s release on June 17, we’re starting to get some first glimpses of the toys who will accompany Pixar Light year: the origin story of the space ranger turned collectible figure in the toy story movies. Although the XL-01 Buzz Lightyear and Buzz Lightyear & Sox five-inch spacesuit-clad figures appear on online retailers as walmartthere are no details on when they will be officially available, just a $10 price tag for this line.
Kaiyodo Toy Story Legacy of Revoltech KD-060 Buzz Lightyear and KD-061 Woody Figures
As a general rule, you can never have too many versions of one of the best anime duos of all time, and if for some weird reason you think your shelves are full enough, Kaiyodo wants to convince you otherwise with a pair of new toy story Legacy of Revoltech Figs. We’re not going to try to convince the world that $80 each for a six and five inch figure isn’t extortionate, but with buzz you get 19 points of articulation, four interchangeable faceplates with alternate expressions, and a pair of detachable wings, while Wooded gets 17 points of articulation, four faceplates, and his cowboy hat, plus a handful of other accessories. Both are available for pre-order now on the BigBadToyStore, with delivery expected in August.
Build-A-Bear Workshop sonic the hedgehog 2
Before making a return to the big screen in its sequel, Sonic the Hedgehog is back to the Build-A-Bear workshop and this time is joined by Tails and Knuckles. For those who want to skip the process of building and filling their own Sonic at physical BAB stores, the characters are now also available online. Sonic and Knuckles (which appears to be an online exclusive) will set you back $44 each, while Tails, which includes a free extra tail, is also cheaper at $41. But if you want versions with built-in sound chips that play character quotes from the movies, you’ll have to cough up a little more.
Mattel masters of the universe He-Man 40th Anniversary Edition
The original He-Man figure and the rest of the masters of the universe the characters were originally designed to rival characters like Hasbro’s GI Joe through bulging muscles and personalities that transformed the “virility” at 11. What was less important was articulation, so if you grew up with He-Man but always lamented his limited possibility, Mattel Masters of the Universe He-Man 40th Anniversary Edition figure comes with 30 points of articulation plus his power sword, shield, and interchangeable hands.
NECA Hocus Pocus Terrors of Toony
Hocus Pocus slowly became a cult favorite – the A Christmas Story Halloween – and with a sequel on the way, NECA is finally adding the best characters from the movie to its lovable cartoon and slightly creepy line from Toony Terrors. This includes six-inch versions of Bette Midler’s Winifred SandersonMary Sanderson by Kathy Najimyand Sarah Jessica Parker’s Sarah Sanderson, and even Doug Jones’ back-from-the-dead Billy Butcherson. Articulation is limited, but it won’t stop collectors and Halloween fans to pick them up when they become available from August.
Surreal Entertainment Labyrinth Ello Worm Plush Slippers
Struggling to navigate a giant maze populated by bizarre puppets or just having trouble winding down at the end of a hard day? these Ello Worm slippers based on the character of Jim Henson Labyrinth won’t reveal any secret hidden passages to you, but they will keep your feet warm with plush padding and ensure you don’t slip and fall with anti-slip dots on the bottom. They cost $40 for the pair and are 11 inches long and designed to be one size-fits everything but your mileage, or inch-age may vary.
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