Welcome back to the Toy Aisle, io9's new weekly collection of the best toys around. This week, we’ve got cosmic Marvel monopoly, adorable Power Rangers toys for toddlers, a gorgeous Blade Runner collectible, and more Star Wars goodness than you could shake a double-bladed lightsaber at.
Hot Toys is back with more Star Wars figures, and this time, they’re desperate to put out as many faceless, helmeted minions as they can. Good job the Empire is more than willing to oblige! The latest 1:6-scale Star Wars toy from the company is one of the superlaser operators from the Death Star, complete with their giant, oversized helmet that pretty much acts as a giant pair of sunglasses for when they’re firing bright green lasers of planet-destroying death. The figure, due out early next year, comes with a few alternate pairs of hands and a single DL-17 blaster to his name. [Hot Toys]
The septillionth edition of Monopoly, set to hit stores sometime in April, celebrates Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and as with all the other iterations of the iconic board game, this one is all about the tokens. In addition to Star-Lord’s helmet and cassette player, we get Rocket’s blaster, Gamora’s sword, Mantis, and what will undoubtedly be the highlight of the sequel—a tiny version of young Groot. [Merchoid via Nerd Approved]
Sentinel’s latest take on Iron Man is pretty much Iron Man with a goddamn gun emplacement slapped on top of his armor. It’s a little Mobile Suit Gundam meets Iron Man with a dash of War Machine. The bulky Iron Avenger stands in a 6-inch scale, and comes with multiple posable hands and a ton of weapons, from a plasma cannons to a wrist blade for if the giant guns on his shoulders hadn’t quite killed you into next week yet. He’ll be hefty when he comes out in Japan though—current prices are looking to be around $180 for this souped-up Stark suit. [Toyark]
Hollywood Collectibles Group goes out of its way to avoid calling this prop a replica of Deckard’s blaster from Blade Runner, but die-hard fans of the film will recognize its unique design. Next to Star Wars’ lightsabers, this blaster is one of the most sought-after film prop replicas among collectors, which is probably why HCG is asking $900 for each one when available come June, limited to just 100 copies. [Hollywood Collectibles Group]
It’s hard to top the 28-inch tall BatBot Xtreme that Fisher-Price revealed at Toy Fair 2017 last month, but the brand’s Imaginext line—essentially toddler-safe action figures—is soon expanding to include even more toys based on the original US version of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Ranging in price from $7 for Squat and Baboo figures, to $35 for the Power Rangers command center playset, Fisher-Price seems to be targeting nostalgic parents, since the current generation of toddlers will undoubtedly be more familiar with the more recent incarnations of the show, instead of the classic iteration. [Fisher-Price]
The circle is now complete—that is, if you’re a fan of Figuarts’ Star Wars toys and wanted to be able to fully recreate the duel on Naboo between Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Qui-Gon Jinn from The Phantom Menace. Bandai’s latest figure in the super articulated 6-inch line is none other than Liam Neeson’s Jedi master himself. Complete with his green lightsaber (capable of being hung from his belt or ignited for combat) and multiple hand poses, he’s perfect to square off in a battle to the toy-death with the company’s Maul figure. I wonder if he comes with a hole in the middle of his gut to recreate his death scene? [Toyark]