Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the best and brightest in wallet-emptying goodness on the internet. This week: Goose’s thrall over us all tightens its furry grip, Netflix’s new Tokusatsu star gets an incredible figure, and we’re up, up and away with TV’s Supergirl. Check it out!
In a few weeks, Netflix’s highly anticipated anime adaptation of the excellent Ultraman manga by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi finally hits the streaming service. But why wait to ogle the glorious, Iron Man-esque take the manga and anime have on the iconic Ultraman aesthetic when you could get this extremely fancy toy version instead?
ThreeZero already released this design as originally inspired by the manga, but the new one’s metallic paint scheme has been updated to reflect the styling of Production IG’s CG series. The figure, which is available to preorder for $130 from today, features light up elements in the head, chest, and arms—the last of which works with the removable Specium Ray blades to replicate Ultraman’s iconic cross-beam attack from across the franchise’s decades-long history in Tokusatsu. [h/t Toyark]
Like trying to recognize a friend from a distance, if you squint juuust enough, Star Ace Toys’ nine-inch Supergirl figure almost starts to bear a passing resemblance to actress Melissa Benoist. Available in the next few months, the $140 figure’s got a very respectable 26 points of articulation, a hand-painted head, and accessories like swappable hands, and kryptonite handcuffs. [h/t Toyark]
Speaking of barely recognizable character to toy conversions, Captain Marvel’s Goose the Cat didn’t fare quite as well as Supergirl did with this plush version from Hasbro. Available this month for $20, it almost looks like a super-sized Beanie Baby clone that Hasbro simply re-labeled as one of Marvel’s new fan-favorites. But a toy company would never do something like that, right? ...Right? At least it comes with an action feature to replicate Goose’s true nature as a kitty that is definitely out of this world.
If you’re going to inevitably find yourself stuck assembling puzzles over the holidays with your family, you might as well go the 3D route and end up with something you can fill with Lego minifigures or other tiny action figures. Wrebbit never really went away, but after a handful of acquisitions and sales, the company is back in full force now, churning out DIY replicas of famous landmarks, including fictitious locales like Game of Thrones’ Winterfell (910-pieces) and the Red Keep (845-pieces), available now for $55 each.
On one hand, $40 is a lot of money to spend on a tissue holder when they already come in their own handy self-dispensing box. On the other hand, this adorable Super Mario Bob-omb tissue holder from Japan turns every square into a fuse popping out of the character’s head. It never actually explodes, however, which we’re going to consider a pro instead of a con.