Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's gathering of the most wonderful, and often most ludicrous, merchandise we’ve seen on the web this week. This time, we’ve got our best look yet at the new anime Godzilla, some very funky Star Wars and Star Trek coasters, and yes, a rather large T-Rex.
It doesn’t matter which A-list celebrity they sign to appear in the next Jurassic Park sequel, the T-rex will always be the real star of that movie franchise. But are there Jurassic Park fans fervent enough to shell out $4,000 for a 1:5th-scale T-rex replica made by Toynami? The detail and scale is amazing here, but shipping anywhere in the continental US will cost you an extra $500 since the box this comes in is eight feet long. Does Chronicle Collectibles think they’ll really sell all 100 of these? [Chronicle Collectibles via Toyark]
Mezco has done Miles, it’s done Peter, now it’s time to turn to the movies for inspiration in its latest Spider-Man figure. In a way it’s a bit weird to see the shiny new suit from the MCU’s iteration of Peter Parker rendered in Mezco’s retro-toy style, but it works, and the seamless joints on the figure help keep that costumed look instead of it being a bit too “action figure-y”. Spidey comes with a bunch of different hands to have him posting mid-thwip, as well as an alternate squinting head to show off the suit’s moving eyepieces. It’ll set you back $80 when it releases in summer 2018. [Mezco]
Neither Star Wars nor Star Trek bother to deeply dive into the tech and engineering that makes the machines in either universe work. But while you’re protecting your fancy wood coffee table from condensation stains, these glass coasters stack and unstack to reveal cutaway technical diagrams of the USS Enterprise and the Death Star. The $20 Star Trek version includes six coasters, while the $25 Star Wars set uses nine to rebuild the planet-destroying space station. [ThinkGeek]
Later this year in Japan, the big G is getting his first ever anime movie in the form of Godzilla: Monster Planet—which means there’s another new Godzilla design to be turned into action figures. This figure is really our first solid look at the new Godzilla design outside of a glimpse at the end of this week’s trailer for the film, showing his gnarly, bark-like skin in all its Kaiju glory. It’s a look that makes sense for the premise too, which has Godzilla as the ruler of an overgrown, jungle-covered Earth abandoned by humanity for thousands of years. He’ll be available in Japan in December, for the equivalent of around $90. [Tokunation]
Kids love making things, as is evident by Play-Doh being popular for over 60 years. But the ultimate making machine—a 3D printer—isn’t exactly ideal for kids who don’t want to wait 10 hours for a plastic toy to pop out. IDO3D’s new $60 3D Print Shop makes tiny playthings in a fraction of the time because it works more like an injection molding machine, trading hot melted plastic for much safer UV-cured resin. The kit comes with a small collection of molds, but kids can also create copies of any small object using a special soft material that can be turned into custom molds. [IDO3D]