Welcome to Toy Aisle, io9’s regular roundup of the latest toys and merchandise news on the internet. This week, Hasbro continues on the Transformers train, with several Primes and a Primal for good measure. Star Wars: Adventures of the Young Jedi get a cute plush line and get ready to embrace new flesh: a new generation of Furby is here. Check it out!
Hasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution Core Class Optimus Prime & Bumblebee
Thanks to recent movies, comics, and games, there’s no shortage of transforming Optimus Prime figures. What he East a shortage of Optimus Prime figures that include the transformation trailer included with the original G1 Optimus toy, so we’re very excited to see his return in this new Transformers Legacy Evolution Core Class two-pack featuring Prime and Bumblebee. They’re smaller scale, less detailed figures that convert from their robot mode to vehicle mode in 11 steps, but all the features of the original G1 Prime trailer (which is big enough for Bumblebee to drive in the interior) are recreated here when they turn into a mobile. battle station. The two-pack is available for pre-order now via Hasbro Pulse for $40, with delivery expected in early September.
Lego Disney Peter Pan and Wendy’s Flight Over London
Microscale Lego builds are always fun to explore as they often feature parts used in unorthodox ways to recreate details at smaller scales. Looking closely at the new 466-piece Peter Pan and Wendy Flight over London, with Wendy and Peter Pan figurines flying over the city at night, we notice jewelry used as streetlights, wigs minifig used as trees and an instantly recognizable miniature. reconstruction of London Bridge. The set is available for pre-order now on the Lego website for $60, shipping starting September 1.
Hasbro Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Studio Series Deluxe Autobot Mirage and Leader Optimus Primal
If you left the theater after a performance of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts impressed enough to want two of the film’s main characters to grace your desktop, Hasbro now has pre-orders for its Leading Transformers in the Studio Optimus Primal SeriesAnd Studio Series Autobot Mirage Deluxe Transformers The figures. The latter is the smaller of the two, going from a Porsche 911 Carrera to a 4.5-inch-tall robot in 25 steps, while the larger Optimus Primal transforms from a gorilla to an 8.5-inch-tall robot. high in 34 steps. Both are expected to ship in early December, but while Mirage can be pre-ordered for $25, Optimus Primal is more than twice as expensive at $55.
Hasbro Furby interactive toy
When the must-have toy from 1998 returned in 2012, we weren’t exactly enthralled with the new Furby, despite upgrades that included animated LED eyes designed to make it even more appealing. A few other iterations of the interactive furry toy have been released since then, but for 2023 Furby is reimagined again, and although he does look a bit cuter with bigger ears, fluffier fur and eyes flashing colors, the question of why Furby exists still remains. The latest version, which is currently available through Amazon for $70 in two colors: purple and coral, promises to be an interactive best friend with five voice-activated modes, including “Dance Party, Copy Cat, Tell My Fortune, Let’s Chill, and Lightshow,” plus more 600 phrases, songs, and jokes, though it seems the modern version of Furby is still cursed to speak only Furbish.
Transformers Hasbro Generations Volvo VNR 300 Optimus Prime
When it rains on Cybertron, it pours. After lamenting the lack of Optimus Prime figures that include the character’s trailer accessory, this week we have two new options from Hasbro ready to haul cargo. Along with a new Bumblebee/Prime two-pack (scroll up), we’re also getting another Optimus figure from another dimension (we’re guessing) where Prime stumbles upon an 18-wheel Volvo VNR 300 for the first time and chooses this as his alternate identity, instead of a snub-nosed Freightliner truck. The figure converts from bot mode to truck mode in 37 steps, and the detachable trailer opens to reveal a mobile battle station. It’s available to pre-order now from Hasbro Pulse for $55, with shipping expected in early September.
Hasbro Star Wars: Adventures of the Young Jedi Master Yoda plush
The Mandalorian showed the world that Yoda’s species doesn’t always have to look like a shrunken Muppet, and the glow continued with the recent animated series, Star Wars: Adventures of the Young Jediwhich is aimed at young people star wars Fans. Although he is not quite as old as he was in The Empire Strikes BackYoda is still several hundred years old as he trains a new generation of Jedis during the High Republic era in the series, but doesn’t a day look past 450. In fact, when transformed into a plush Available this summer for $30, Yoda looks almost cute with those big green eyes, elegant Jedi robes, and a flaming lightsaber in his hand.
Takara Tomy Honda Keeper of Sound
It doesn’t take long for exhausted new parents to discover that car rides can help put a restless baby to sleep. But is it because of the gentle rocking motion of the vehicle, or that the hum of the engine reminds them of the sounds they heard in the womb? Takara Tomy and Honda hope it’s the latter with the Sound Sitter who stuffs a stuffed car (inspired by a Honda S600 coupe from the mid-60s) with a speaker that plays the engine rev sounds of the second-generation 2018 Honda NSX for 45 seconds. It’s been determined to sound very close to the sounds a baby hears in the womb, so for around $60 in October, parents will have another tool to (hopefully!) help toddlers s fall asleep.