Fantastic Beasts Gets the Lego Treatment, and More of the Most Wonderful Toys of the Week

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Toys, toys, wonderful toys.
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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular look at the shiny new collectibles tempting our wallets at the moment. This week, Playmobil’s amazing Ghostbusters toys get even better, there’s even more from the Lego wizarding world, and we covet a giant Jurassic Park dino, as we’re wont to do. Check it out!

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Lego Fantastic Beasts’ Grindelwald’s Escape

There were a few glimpses of this scene in the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald that premiered earlier this week, but thanks to Lego we’re getting confirmation that at some point in the sequel, Johnny Depp’s Gellert Grindelwald does indeed escape his captors, using a Thestral-drawn carriage. The $20, 132-piece set, available August 1, also includes a Seraphina Picquery (played by Carmen Ejogo) minifigure who presumably tries to thwart his escape with some magical dueling.

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Playmobil The Real Ghostbusters Mission Packs

Playmobil’s Ghostbusters sets, which premiered last year, were a welcome departure from the toymaker’s lineup which typically included only original properties. This year Playmobil is following up with more Ghostbusters sets based on the popular animated series that followed the movies, with costume updates for the figures, and a collection of new vehicles. Available next month for $22 each will be Venkman piloting a slime (water)-blasting helicopter, Egon driving a four-wheel cage car, Zeddemore in an aqua scooter, and Stantz riding a transforming, flying, motorbike. They’ll each come with various ghost-busting accessories and a spectral foe with which to do battle.

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Iron Studios Tenth-Scale Jurassic Park T-rex Sculpture

We can’t say we ever get terribly excited over statues that lack any kind of articulation; what’s the fun in collecting figures you can’t pose or actually play with? There are exceptions, however, like when Iron Studios creates a gorgeous, tenth-scale sculpt of Jurassic Park’s roaring T-rex. This replica is hand-sculpted and painted using references from the movie, and includes a rocky base featuring a 3D relief of the ill-fated theme park’s logo. The attention to detail here will cost you $650, and you’ll have to wait until closer to the fall for your dino to actually be delivered.

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sillysaur
Zach Miller

That T .rex is pretty nifty, but too expensive. If it’s 1/10th scale, it should be about four feet long? That’s a good size. Wonder how heavy it is.

Reminds me (once again) that the real animatronic T. rex in the original Jurassic Park (and Lost World) looks so much better than the jiggly, soulless CG thing that’s in Jurassic Park III, Jurassic World and (according to the trailers) Fallen Kingdom.

I wonder what kids who grew up post-Jurassic Park think about this. If they watch the original, then Jurassic World, which T. rex would they say is superior? Is this a generational thing?