Welcome to Toy Aisle, io9’s regular roundup of the coolest toys and merchandise on the internet. This week, Fisher-Price is getting its tiny hands on pop culture crossovers, and Sentinel’s Iron Man-inspired figure line is getting playful. Check it out!
Fisher-Price Masters of the Universe Little People Collector Set
Credit where the credit is due, Fisher-Price is getting very aggressive in expanding its Little People collectible figures: a toy line that was once primarily aimed at toddlers, but is now attracting adult collectors who have makes bank accounts. We’re getting a few new collections this week, starting with the Masters of the Universe Gang including He-Man, Moss Man, a Skeletor, you can’t help but “awwww!” at, and Faker, which seems like an odd inclusion given that the MOTU universe has so many other great characters, and including a painting in the first outing is a little disappointing.
Fisher-Price Ted Lasso Little People Collector Set
The other Fisher-Price Little People news this week is that He-Man and Skeletor will have to do on the shelf for Apple’s casting Ted Lasso, who also get the toddler-friendly fig treatment. The $20 box set should already be available at retailers and includes small releases from Rebecca Welton, Keeley Jones, Coach Beard, Roy Kent, Sam Obisanya and Ted Lasso.
Sentinel Marvel Comics Fighting Armor Loki Figure
The latest addition to Sentinel’s “Fighting Armor” toy line, that is, to come to the inevitable conclusion of the MCU and turn everyone into Iron Man – arrives at its first villain in the form of Loki. Inspired by his classic helmeted look from the first avengers, this armored Loki has multiple hands for posing, a wired cape for a more dramatic pose, and even a spear grip on his scepter holding tesseract. It is ready to cost 13,860 yen (about $103) and will be released in Japan in February 2023. [[[[Toyark]
Jakk Pacific The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild link figure
One of the greatest video games of all time deserves a massive collection of figurines based on all of the game’s characters, villains, monsters, and animals. But instead, we’re getting a trickle of random figs from various companies, including understood Jakks Pacific this time, best known for its Super Mario toys, but apparently extending its Nintendo license. The four-inch figure still features 14 solid points of articulation and includes a bow, arrow, quiver, and cloth tunic. The link is available for pre-order now from Entertainment Earth for just $20, with delivery scheduled for September.
Hasbro Marvel Spider-Man Web Chompin’ Spider-Rex
It’s hard to believe that Marvel would create a storyline whose sole purpose was to generate fodder for toys and collectibles, but call us cynical because it seems that’s exactly what the Edge of comics is all about. Spider Verse. At this point, he’s best known for introducing the world to a Tyrannosaurus rex version of Spider-Man, which has already inspired Halloween costumes, and now at $45, 16 inch long figure from Hasbro with sound effects, biting action and webs that shoot out of the T.rex’s mouth. We suspect it’s a power that real dinosaurs never had, but records from this era are spotty at best. The Web Chompin’ Spider-Rex is available for pre-order now from Entertainment Earthand available this month.
disney Hocus Pocus Sanderson Sisters Plush Set
If being hit by the drought, humidity and unbearable heat of another climate changed summer doesn’t have you looking forward to fall, Disney’s Hocus Pocus the sequel arriving in late September surely will, along with a mountain of merchandise targeting a fanbase that’s grown tremendously since the original film’s release in 1993. If you’re somehow able to resist that $40 Sanderson Sisters Plush Set featuring Sarah, Mary and Winifred decked out in shimmering fabrics with a matching velvet cauldron, so we’re betting you’re not one to like seeing everything pumpkin spice come out in late July either.
Hasbro Connect 4 Spin game
Connect 4 ranks among the most iconic board games and does the impossible by taking the concept of Tic-Tac-Toe and making it fun to play with the unique twist that players can’t always place their piece exactly where they want to. Connect 4 Spin adds another wild variable to the game. After dropping their colored piece into one of the five columns, players spin the entire column like a giant wheel that has a 50/50 chance of reversing the order of the spin. stacking and position of pieces already played. Available this fall for $22, it looks like it might take some of the strategy out of the game, which experienced players might not like, but allowing unskilled players to take advantage of blind luck.