The 16 Most Impractical and Ridiculous Batman Action Figures

When we took a look back at Batman’s use of power armor over the years, one big reason we found was basically so people could sell action figures of Batman clad in various, situation-specific power suits. But with Batman Day at the end of the week, we thought we’d delve into just how bat@#!? insane some of these… »9/22/15 1:00pm9/22/15 1:00pm

Risk: Star Wars Edition Lets You Conquer an Entire Galaxy, Not Just Earth

You know the sense of satisfaction you get from conquering an entire planet while playing Risk? Well imagine what it must feel like when you take over an entire galaxy. If that’s not enough reason to try Risk: Star Wars Edition, playing with X-wings and TIE fighters should sweeten the pot. »9/12/15 12:30pm9/12/15 12:30pm

Drool Over This Exclusive Look At The Official Game of Thrones Astrolabe

Game of Thrones has the coolest opening sequence on television, thanks to that insane orrery showing the relief map of Westeros along with the heavens. And io9 is proud to bring you an exclusive video showing the official Game of Thrones Astrolabe as it spins. Plus you can enter to win one for yourself, right here! »9/11/15 4:26pm9/11/15 4:26pm

The 40th Anniversary Python Holy Grail Box Set Doubles As a Working Catapult

It’s hard to believe that the greatest achievement in comedic filmmaking is already 40 years old. And to help get another generation hooked on the antics of Monty Python, the 40th anniversary box set of Monty Python and the Holy Grail includes a tiny (but working) cow catapult. »9/08/15 12:00pm9/08/15 12:00pm

The Ultimate Guide to Today's Coolest New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys

Force Friday is finally upon us! Yes, Disney and Lucasfilm have deemed today as the ultimate Star Wars consumer holiday, and unleashed a swathe of new The Force Awakens goodies to empty your wallets on. Want to get a look at the hottest toys out today? Here’s our guide, just in time for you to do your shopping. »9/05/15 3:20pm9/05/15 3:20pm

Will the Game of Thrones TV Series Actually Stand the Test of Time?

Greetings, folks! I’m in the desolate ruins of New York City, visiting the former Gawker offices for the first time (honestly, it’s hard to tell what was destroyed in the apocalypse and what is just unfinished construction). But there’s always time for mail, including why toy collectors are so bitter, whether movie… »8/27/15 3:35pm8/27/15 3:35pm

Nothing About This Star Wars Toy Event Makes Sense to Me

Can’t wait for Force Friday, the event where Hasbro has talked retailers into opening their doors at midnight so people can purchase the first action figures and merchandise of The Force Awakens? Well, good, because Maker Studios is giving people a sneak peek of the toys—in an 180hour, international, completely insane… »8/26/15 10:22am8/26/15 10:22am

9 Star Wars Toys That Were Canceled Before Anybody Could Buy Them

Star Wars merchandising is infamous for making a toy out of almost everything in the movies and beyond. That fervor is something we’ll be seeing again next month, when new toys for The Force Awakens come out. But not every Star Wars toy planned has actually been released! Here are nine that never saw the light of day. »8/18/15 1:00pm8/18/15 1:00pm