Welcome to Toy Aisle, io9’s regular roundup of the latest toy news. This week, Super7 turns to MoneyHawks for its latest Ultimates line, Red XIII joins the Final Fantasy VII remake figure line, and Hasbro slimes Ghostbusters really well. Check it out!
Super7 SilverHawks Ultimates! Wave 1 figures
Although it is not as well known as other toys / animated series from the 80s like GI Joe or the Transformers, the MoneyHawks were a solid staple of TV frenzy for children. Like most children’s shows of the ’80s, the plot raised a lot of questions – half-human-half-robotic bird heroes sort of soared through space fighting villains that looked like medieval torture weapons – but the toys were cool, and we’re happy Super7 resuscitates them. New versions include four characters to start: Quicksilver, Steelheart, My * Star and Buzz-Saw. THey stand seven to 11 inches tall, and each has lots of joints and accessories to customize their appearance. That’s probably also why their price ranges from $ 55 to $ 85 – why does nostalgia have to be so expensive?
Hasbro Marvel Legends Series Marvel Mobius 6-inch Figure
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and, uh, TV-matic?) Continues to expand to every actor living in Hollywood, the debut of Loki on Disney + also brings us our first detailed Owen Wilson figure courtesy of Hasbro’s Marvel Legends series. Time Variance Authority’s six-inch Mobius figure includes multiple points of articulation, two accessories, and a elegant tie; he will be available for pre-order exclusively at Target for $ 23, with availability scheduled this fall.
Final Fantasy VII remake Play Arts Kai Rouge XIII
Square-Enix’s plans to bring every hyper-detailed member of the Final Fantasy VII crew of Remake in action figure form have cleared their first hurdle in the form of a very good boy. And yet it seems that the Play Arts Kai Red XIII – the poor canine friend experienced by the evil Shinra who Cloud and his team meet at the company headquarters while trying to save Aerith – could have actually cleared that hurdle with all of Red’s agility, to boot. While it doesn’t have any props (because, uh, what you see is what you get with Red), the figure makes up for it with improved and nifty articulation, including a fullycapable tail, a jaw opening and closing, and even moveyes able to make the most of dynamic poses. The number is available for pre-order from Square-Enix now, and will release in February 2022 for around $ 140. [Toyark]
Iron Man Sakaarian from Lego Tony Stark
Marvel studios What if…? The TV series has yet to debut, which leaves us scratching our heads behind the back.The story of this wonderfully colorful Sakaarian Iron Man Hulkbuster armor that Lego has already revealed on their website, although it is not yet available for pre-order. The 369-piece set includes a Tony Stark minifigure who probably climbs aboard, as well as Valkyrie and the first Lego Minifig Watcher, who like the rest of us is probably very determined to figure out what exactly is going on here. by marvel What if…? the series is about to debut sometimes in August, but that $ 35 will likely arrive first, starting August 1.
Hasbro transformers Bumblebee Cyberverse Adventures Dinobots Unite Roll N ‘Change Bumblebee and Optimus Prime figures
We love each other in abundance Detailed Transformer figure that’s harder to transform than solving a Rubik’s Cube, but sometimes, even as a mature collector, you want to focus on having fun rather than a challenge. Based on the bots as they appear in the Transformers Bumblebee Cyberverse Adventures animated series, these Roll N ‘Change Toys do exactly as the name suggests: automatically switch from vehicle mode to robot mode when you move forward a few inches. This is an interesting trick, with a surprisingly satisfying automatic transformation, but there is still work to be done: bThe other Bumblebee and Optimus Prime must then be manually converted back to vehicle mode. The two 10-inch figures arrive this fall for $ 50 each.
Six inch Glow-i HasbroNTit-dark ghost hunters Plasma series figures
Pandemic release delays have forced marketers to do everything possible to maintain public interest in upcoming blockbusters like Ghostbusters Beyond. Inspired by The simpsons‘Malibu Stacy’s new hat, Hasbro is re-issuing its original wave of six-inch Plasma Series Ghostbusters figures, but with a new phosphorescent function, which implies that they have just been refined. The four members of the Anti-Ghost Quartet return with the added accents and will be available later this year, likely closer to the fall, for $ 25 each.
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