Cyberdyne's Attempt to Make a Sexy Lady Assassin Terminator Appears to Have Backfired

Sideshow Collectibles’s line of “Premium Format” statues usually offer ridiculously detailed (and very expensive) sculpts of beloved pop culture characters, from Star Wars to comics and a million other things in between. But its latest Terminator statue has a bit of a twist: It’s an entirely new character with her own…

Smallville Actress Allison Mack Arrested in Sex Cult Trafficking Case

In November 2017, rumors surrounding Smallville’s Allison Mack (she played Clark Kent’s BFF Chloe Sullivan) surfaced, alleging that the actress was a key recruiter for sex cult DOS, or “dominus obsequious sororium,” Latin for “master over the slave women.” DOS is part of the secretive group Nxivm, which, in a recent,…

Adorable Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures, and More of the Most Totally Radical Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular dosage of all things merchandise. This week, we’ve got claws out for a very cool Iron Spider figure, Lego’s descent into chibi-figurine madness continues, and Overwatch’s premiere edgelord slinks into action figure form for the first time. Hide those wallets, the toys are here!

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Tragically and fashionably, The Crow turned superhero cinema into a death dance

The Crow is so weighed down with eerie, tragic coincidence that it’s almost hard to look at it as a real movie, rather than some mystic totem. Here we have a movie whose star, Brandon Lee, was killed in a freak on-set accident while filming his own character’s death. Lee’s father was, of course, Bruce Lee, a screen…

The Solo Tie-In Novel Includes a Thoughtful, Fascinating Look at Han's Midlife Crisis

Daniel José Older’s new Star Wars novel, Last Shot, was bundled up with the recent wave of Solo: A Star Wars Story-themed book announcements. But while there are parts of it that deal with the early lives of Han and Lando, it’s at its best when it’s set decades after the upcoming movie, as the two come to terms with…