This Week’s Toys Are in Awe at the Size of This Absolute Pikachunit

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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of the merchandise threatening to drain our wallets of their life essences. This week: McFarlane takes on the wizarding world of Harry Potter, Hasbro conjures up an adorable little Simba, and the Voltron you used to ignore gets a rad action figure. Check it out!

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Drogon Knew

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The miraculous births of Daenerys’ dragons changed Game of Thrones’ balance of power and brought true magic back to the lands of Westeros and beyond. With the trio of mythical creatures by her side, Daenerys was all but certain that she would be able to claim the Iron Throne and revolutionize the Seven Kingdoms. And…

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Emilia Clarke Thinks Game of Thrones Needs a Rest and Wishes You Wouldn’t Call Daenerys the ‘Mad Queen’

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Years ago, Emilia Clark became one of the first people to know who would ultimately emerge victorious and sit on Game of Thrones Iron Throne. For obvious reasons, she was sworn to keep the information secret, but now, she’s finally free to speak out about how the series played out and everyone’s sudden fondness for…

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OK, But Do Dragons Ever Run Out of Fire?

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Game of Thrones has clearly lost its own thread, and I can’t help but feel held captive by the eight years I’ve already sunk into this series as I begrudgingly plod through its mercifully short final season. And yet, something wonderful happened in the midst of last week’s episode—“The Bells”—that I’ve been unable to…

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Turns Out Game of Thrones’ Dragons Are Kinda Weaksauce

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Game of Thrones has made an incredibly big deal out of how important Daenerys’ dragons, the last ones in existence, have been in Westeros, because of the unique advantage they’ve always afforded the Targaryen family. Over the course of the last two seasons, though, the show’s been trying to tell us something about…

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Looking at These Game of Thrones Teaser Images, You’d Never Guess There Was Almost an Apocalypse

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Man, Winterfell is looking pretty spiff these days—almost like that war with the undead never happened! The latest images from the fourth episode of Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season show Winterfell’s “good side” during a funeral, followed by battle strategizing, and creepy vibes between a pregnant lady and a…

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A Brief How to Train Your Dragon Recap Before The Hidden World’s Release

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Almost ten years have passed since movie audiences were first introduced to Hiccup and Toothless, the puny Viking and mythical dragon who became friends and changed their whole world. Five years have passed since we last saw the pair together, expanding and building their mythology. Now, finally, their story concludes.

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