Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9’s regular rundown of the latest toy news on the web. This week, Transformers And last but not least makes what should have been the most obvious toy vehicle crossover ever† Thor: Love and Thunder coming to Hot Toys and the latest from EXO-6 Star Trek figure gives us a Deposit queen (no not That a† Plus: meat pillows? See!
Hasbro Transformers Collaboration: Tonka Mash-Up – Tonkanator
Hasbro leans heavily on nostalgia with a Transformers mashup collaboration where the normally neon green Constructicons are repainted yellow, like the classic Tonka trucks. Similar to the Constructicons, these six vehicles transform from vehicles to robots and back, but also form a larger robot now called the Tonkanator instead of Devastator. The whole set is now available for pre-order as a Target exclusive for $104although no official release date has been announced yet.
EXO-6 Star Trek: Voyager Seven of nine figure on the sixth scale
EXO-6 returns to the Delta Quadrant for the next 1:6 scale Star Trek figure, bringing us Jeri Ryan’s iconic ex-Borg Annika Hansen – better known to you, meand the collective as Seven of Nine – to join the ever-expanding lineup of Voyager figures. Seven is dressed in her iconic scarlet jumpsuit and includes alternate posing hands, a PADD device and an attachable belt with its own removable tricorder and hand phaser, as well as a larger phaser rifle for when resistance is encountered really trivial. Seven is scheduled for a December 2022 release and will cost $220. [TNI]
Hasbro GI Joe Retro Collection Cobra Stinger with Cobra Officer
The Stinger is on top there with the Skystriker† HISS tankand the USS flagg aircraft carrier as one of the most iconic and recognizable vehicles in the GI Joe universe. It’s a basic 4WD truck upgraded with a four-rocket rack on the back that can absolutelynot safe to shoot without a windshield on the vehicle, but was still a staple of the original 80s cartoon and imaginary wars in children’s rooms. Hasbro brings it backalong with a classic O-ring Cobra Officer figure, for $34, which isn’t bad in terms of nostalgic price gouging, but pre-orders already seem to be completely sold out on the Hasbro Pulse website†
hot toys Thor: Love and Thunder Thor sixth scale figure
While interest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is beginning to wanesince Thanos was defeated, Taika Waititi has managed to make the Thor movies a must-see event, and with Thor: Love and Thunder‘s official release just a few weeks away, Hot Toys has unveiled an updated version of the hero based on his upcoming appearance. The 12-inch figure has 30 points of articulation plus a long-haired Chris Hemsworth head sculpture that can be swapped out for a helmeted version with glowing LED lightning effects that can be added all over his body. Thor’s gold accent looks beautifully detailed, and even Stormbreaker lights up thanks to separate battery-powered LEDs inside. Availability is expected sometime in late 2023 or early 2024.
Hasbro Marvel Legends Series Marvel’s Apocalypse
If you cast Oscar Isaac in a role is wrong, we never want to be right, but his turn as Apocalypse in the aptly named X-Men: Apocalypse left us longing for a portrayal of the character from years past –Iike in the classic Marvel Toy Biz line, which Hasbro resurrected for its Marvel Legends series. This 6-inch Apocalypse features a detailed statue plus an alternate head, interchangeable hands, an explosion-effect accessory and a plasma laser cannon. To be now available for pre-order on Hasbro Pulse for $39, but delivery isn’t expected until early 2023.
Mattel ET The Alien Plush
D’awww. It’s been 40 years ET The Alien shattered box office records when it was first released in 1982, and to mark the occasion, Mattel has released one of the more adorable versions of the formerly stranded alien and route for next month. The 11-inch long plush toy features a plastic molded head with oversized and overly lifelike eyes, a red hoodie, and a glowing finger that can be squeezed to play out iconic lines from the movie — presumably something about calling home. To be available for pre-order from online stores like Entertainment Earth for $34.
capcom Monster Hunter Pillows with raw and cooked meat
After defeating the monsters they’ve hunted, Monster Hunter players can use what’s left of the creatures to upgrade their weapons and armor, or simply dig in and consume the cooked flesh to boost their health and stamina. Assuming those giant chunks of protein are something players like to cuddle with in real life too, Capcom has made plush versions of the bone-in cut of meat in both raw and thoroughly cooked and seared versions. Each piece measures 35″ inches long and has a very realistic looking printed finish on the outside. They are currently available in Japan for about $120 each, but expect to pay more if you find a place that will export them to the US.s.
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