The 4,784-Piece Lego Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer Makes Me Want to Root for the Empire

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As with the 2017 Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon which was an update to a smaller set in 2007, Lego’s new UCS Imperial Star Destroyer is a new version of a model released back in 2002. But at 4,784-pieces it’s over 1,500 pieces larger and at 43 inches the Emperor will be very pleased this new Star…

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The Week’s Best Toys Are All Garishly Colored

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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the coolest bits of plastic tempting our wallets lately. This week: He-Man rides into battle for his fancy new action figure line, Pikachu comes for your desk and your teeth, and the Green Lantern Corps faces its deadliest foe yet. Check it out!

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This Optimus Prime Coin Can’t Transform, But It Can Still Roll Out, Literally

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When it comes to churning out collectible coins, Canada’s Royal Canadian Mint seems to be working around the clock to come up with novelty designs. Everything from glowing dinosaurs to the Starfleet logo has been turned into legal tender, but the Queen now faces some stiff competition as she sits on the opposite side…

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What’s Up Yubber Nubbers, This Hot Toys Wicket and Leia Set Is the Best Toy of the Week

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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of all the pretty plastic draining our wallets lately. This week: Star Wars’ actual best duo gets the Hot Toys figure set it deserves, Batman fights a familiar yet alien foe, and the most loveably useless Pokémon in the world gets an adorable, silly plush toy. Check it…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/whats-up-yubber-nubbers-this-hot-toys-wicket-and-leia-1837171347

Loot Crate Files for Bankruptcy and Lays Off Workers But Promises to Ship Remaining Boxes

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Loot Crate was once the go-to company for monthly shipments of geek and gamer gear, but now its stock has run dry. The company is filing for bankruptcy and has laid off dozens of employees, on top of the 150 warehouse workers who were let go last month. Loot Crate plans to ship all remaining boxes to customers—but…

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Doctor Octopus Calls for a Superior Action Figure, and More of the Best Toys of the Week

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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of all the coolest new toys tempting our wallets on the internet lately. This week: somehow, Marvel’s White Rabbit gets an action figure! Lego will be there for you with an oddly specific new Friends set! Plus, Danny Rand gets a Mezco figure worth of the Iron Fist,…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/doctor-octopus-calls-for-a-superior-action-figure-and-1836980607

Mattel Is Bringing Back the Original Vintage He-Man Figures Now Packed With Articulation

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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe sits in the upper echelons of popular and fondly remembered ‘80s toy lines. Decades after debuting way back in 1982, there have been several attempts to revive those original figures, but starting in 2020, io9 can exclusively reveal that Mattel will release a new Masters of the

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