The 10 Coolest Tabletop Gaming Finds From Toy Fair 2019

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Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games—focusing on that cool genre stuff we all know and love. This past weekend Toy Fair took place in New York City and several board game companies and distributors showed off their latest games and upcoming releases. Here are…

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Playmobil’s Ghostbusters II Toys Actually Make the Disappointing Sequel a Little Better

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Ghostbusters II didn’t come anywhere close to living up to the original 1984 box office hit, but 30 years after its release, Playmobil’s revealed some new additions to its Ghostbusters line that somehow manage to improve the lackluster sequel—including a replica of Ecto-1A sporting some impressive detailing for a…

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This Was Inevitable

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“If you try hard enough, any popular line of toys can be turned into a successful cinematic franchise.” – Old Hollywood proverb.

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The Care Bears Now Drive a Magical Space Ship, Because It’s 2019

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In the original Care Bears Movie, the emotional creatures journey beyond the borders of Care-a-lot in a magical flying boat known as the Cloud Clipper that’s capable of traveling between worlds. While a wooden cloud boat shooting through the sky might have worked for the cartoons of the ‘80s, times, ahem, have changed.

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Celebrating 20 Years of Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century With the Space King of Rock

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There is one word in the English language that, when repeated three times in a row, instantly conjures up something magical. It might be weird, and a little bit scary at times, but saying those words out loud guarantees a raucous adventure. They are, of course: “Zoom Zoom Zoom.”

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9 Michael Crichton Sci-Fi Movies That Don’t Involve Dinosaurs or Wild West Robots

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Author, screenwriter, producer, and director Michael Crichton would have left an incredible legacy even if the only sci-fi works associated with him were Jurassic Park and Westworld (and their many sequels and related titles). But he had so many more movie and TV credits to his name.

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Seeing M. Night Shyamalan’s Split Was One of My Most Memorable Moviegoing Experiences

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Imagine sitting down for a movie. You don’t know what that movie is but when it’s over you realize you’ve been watching a secret sequel to one of your favorite movies of all time. That’s what happened to me when I first saw M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, and it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in a movie…

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