Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of all the awesome new toys rapidly sucking the money out of our wallets this week. We’ve got a Thor: Ragnarok figure worthy of Cate Blanchett’s glory, an extravagant as hell Frozen sleigh, a tricked-out Batmobile, and a very fancy phaser. Take a look!
Hot Toys’ 12-inch, sixth-scale figures can be hit and miss when it comes to head sculpts, but when the the company absolutely nails it, like it did with Cate Blanchett’s Hela from Thor: Ragnorak, the likeness is uncanny. That product shot could easily be a still from the movie, as the figure, featuring 28 points of articulation, crushes an included miniature damaged version of Thor’s Mjolnir hammer. You can pre-order it now for $235, but you’ll have to wait until at least October 2018 to add this one to your collection. [Sideshow Collectibles]
The 1989 Batman’s Batmobile is one of the most iconic movie vehicles of all time, and one loaded with tricks and gadgets befitting Gotham’s Dark Knight. So Kaiyodo’s Revo “Figure Complex” version takes some of the crazy articulation from the company’s Revoltech line of figures and applies it to a goddamn car to give us all sorts of lovely little special features.
Aside from some light-up headlights, the 6.7" long, $85 Batmobile comes with an opening canopy, turning grappling hooks that shoot out of the sides, attachable machine guns (for, you know, not killing people with), a rotary stand to display the whole thing on, and even those wings Batman uses to knock people over in the film, but totally should’ve sliced their legs off considering the speed and how damn sharp those things look. [Toy News International]
Despite a lot of bad news during production, Star Trek Discovery has managed to deliver a wonderful Star Trek experience that will hopefully help us forget Enterprise. And now that it’s been renewed for a second season, it’s safe to spend $500 on this perfect replica of the Starfleet phaser pistol used in the series, created by Anovos. It’s got working buttons, dials, and lights, all powered by easily-replaceable battery technology from our century. You can even pop off the smaller cricket phaser on top if you need to be more discreet; it features a working scope so you don’t stun the wrong target. [Anovos via Nerdist]
Made from a waterproof polyester supported by a pole-less frame that easily snaps together, there’s a very good chance this version of the Death Star will outlast all the versions seen in the Star Wars movies so far. (At this point it’s safe to assume there will be countless more.) At $250 it’s definitely not the cheapest three-person tent you can buy, but it features an incredibly detailed printed pattern of the Death Star’s surface on the outside, and a convenient carrying bag. [ThinkGeek]
No one can milk a successful film property like Disney, and despite Frozen being out of theaters for almost four years now, we’re still seeing new toys appearing—but none as impressive as this Power Wheels ride-on sleigh. Despite a lack of reindeer pulling the reins, this $300, 4x4 alternative can hit speeds of up to five miles per hour with two passengers on board. It’s also got flashing lights and songs from Frozen blaring from the stereo, but oddly enough, no heater. [Walmart]
Kidrobot teamed up with the Andy Warhol Foundation a while ago to help make the artist’s pop culture-inspired pieces more accessible to fans. We haven’t been terribly excited about the plush toys and vinyl statues the collaboration has spawned so far, but this Campbell’s soup can chess set? We’re already making room on the coffee table. The set features 16 tomato soup cans with a Warhol-inspired makeover, and 16 green pea soup cans decorated with Campbell’s standard color scheme. The top of each three-inch can is printed with its corresponding chess piece so you can actually play with the set, but at $500 you’re probably not going to want anyone actually touching it. [Kidrobot via Hypebeast]
As the end of the original Back to the Future revealed, the secret to plutonium-free time travel is to have your own personal fusion reactor borrowed from the future. But since we haven’t quite cracked time travel yet, you’ll have to settle for this semi-functional Mr. Fusion replica that sits perched in your car’s cup holder, sending power from a 12-volt power adapter to a pair of USB-charged devices. It’s available from ThinkGeek for $40, which isn’t exactly cheap, but just think of all the money you’ll be saving on weapons-grade plutonium. [ThinkGeek]