Welcome to Toy Aisle, io9’s regular round-up of the latest toys and novelty products landing on your future shelves. This week: The Batman! A friendly neighborhood Spider Man! A much less friendly Dark Lord of the Sith! And one very a cool take on the classic Power Rangers mezord. Check it out!
Medicom MAFEX The Batman Batman
Medicom’s latest superhero figure might be one of the darkest. Bringing Robert Pattinson’s take on the dark knight, the Mafex The Batman Batman (it’s never funny to say that) comes with a host of accessories, including a grappling hook, batarang, and even an alternate chest piece to show off the throwing weapon removed, as well as alternate hands, a wired poscapable cap, and a separate bat cap. But the real highlight are the alternate heads: two are masked (neutral and snappy) and two are unmasked. The unmasked options are a clean-faced, but still pretty miserable Bruce who has well-groomed hair, the other is a emotastic “I just took off my hood and my parents are crazy“Bruce, with flowing hair and made-up eyes. The figure is due to ssummer 2023, for around $110.[[[[BBTS]
1:6 scale hot toys Spider-Man: No Coming Home Spider-Man Friendly Neighborhood
We’ve already had Andrew Garfield’s Amazing Spidey join the Hot Toys lineup, now it’s time for Tobey Maguire’s, with a much more long-winded way of saying “Spider-Man!” for clarification. Hot Toys’ riff on the Raimi Spider-Man comes with a pretty standard set of accessories, including an unmasked likeness of Maguire, some webbing, alternate hands, and the device Peter uses to battle Sandman. Stump up for the deluxe version however and things get wild: you get an insanely elaborate base that depicts Sandman himself forming around debris, so you can pose Peter like he’s actually battling his giant-sized foe. You’ll be waiting a while to watch that battle play out though; neither version of the figure is set to be released until sometime in late 2023 or early 2024. [Hot Toys]
SH Figuarts Venom: let there be carnage Venom
Keeping things in the Spider family for a while, Figuarts returns to another Sony movie for his latest addition to the lineup. The let there be carnage The symbiote edition features two different heads – one smiling, the other with its tongue out – alternate hands and even articulated tendrils to attach to its back. Perhaps the funniest of all, though:there is a small separate statuette of Venom in symbiote state, so you can hang them on the shoulder of some of your other figures. Figuarts Eddie Brock when? Venom will retail for around $92 and is slated for release in Japan in December.[[[[Tamashii Nations]
1:6 scale hot toys Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi dark Vador
Back in the world of Hot Toys, but this time in a galaxy far, far away, the company Obi Wan Kenobi Vader’s edition is on its way, with a bit of a twist. Jfigure comes with all standard Hot Toys star wars accessories : alternate hands; lightsabers of the on, off, the “to be agitated in the midst of combat” variety, and even Reva’s split lightsabers for good measure; and a base representing the rocky surface of the planet on which Obi-Wan duels. But WWhat makes this stand out is that the standard head is a replica of when Obi-Wan’s lightsaber carves a brutal gash into Vader’s helmet, allowing us to see what’s left of Anakin in below. He even has an articulated eye!
If you want a “normal” Vader, you’ll have to pony up for the deluxe edition – this is where you’ll get a clean helmet and chestplate to replace battle damage, plus an extra stand representing an imperial style sol . There are no release date details, but it’s Hot Toys, so expect to wait a few years.[[[[Toyark]
Flame Toys Power Rangers Dino Megazord
Flame Toy’s Mecha Lineup Breaks Out Transformers and in Power Rangers with this heavily stylized riff on the classic Mighty Morphin’ Megazord. Transforming from all five individual zords into the full Dino Megazord, the figure is reinforced with die-cast parts and can be combined in battle tank or zord modes. The finished Zord also comes with his sword – stored on the back of the Pterodactyl Zord in other modes – and a pair of blaster pistols. It’s due out in the summer of 2023 and will set you back a mind-blowing $400 to enjoy.[[[[Tokunation]
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