NASA teams up with Mattel to create Mars Explorer Barbie

The Red Planet is about to get a lot more pink (sorry, couldn't resist). Introducing Mars Explorer Barbie, a new spacesuited version of the famous fashion doll that was launched this week to commemorate the first anniversary of NASA's Curiosity rover landing on Mars. » 8/06/13 8:45am 8/06/13 8:45am

Are Hasbro's dropping toy sales a leading indicator?

We've been wondering for a while when the superhero movie boom would start to slow down, and maybe we're seeing our first sign. Weak sales of superhero toys helped Hasbro's overall sales to decline 35 percent, and its net income to drop to $26.5 million (from $43.4 million a year earlier.) Hasbro's biggest rival,… » 7/23/13 7:40am 7/23/13 7:40am

The '60s Batman show returns with a new comic and the best SDCC…

It's a good time to be Adam West. The '60s Batman TV show is returning — kind of — in a new DC comic titled Batman '66, a digital-first comic based entirely on the classic, campy series. We've already mentioned how the cult-classic show will get an awesome and long-awaited action figure series, but hold onto your… » 3/25/13 9:35am 3/25/13 9:35am

Holy action figures! It's the first Batman '66 toys!

There's only two of them, and they're both just villains, but Mattel's long-awaited action figures based on the campy 1960s Batman TV series have finally appeared, and they're fantastic. These are nigh-perfect likenesses of Burgess Meredith as the Penguin and Frank Gorshin as the Riddler; presumably equally fantastic… » 2/08/13 12:30pm 2/08/13 12:30pm

The Secret Interior of a Vogon Captain's Quarters

The other day we told you about the artwork created specifically for an online version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy game that was created for the new BBC editions of the Hitchhiker's radio drama that came out a few years ago. This image, featuring a cartoony version of the Vogon Captain's quarters, was part… » 4/25/08 11:40am 4/25/08 11:40am