Christmas may be a long way off, but it’s never too early to get a jump on shopping. Here’s the perfect pre-holiday gift for Marvel fans – an advent calendar that features a different Funko Pocket POP! figure for each of the 24 days leading up to the big day. Drops 9/15/2019.
THE BEST Toys
Start off with a humble bill and hope and prey he gets signed into a law with these two adorable 9.5″ plush toys based on I’m Just a Bill from the classic 1970s educational cartoon Schoolhouse Rock! They’re expected to debut in the ABC booth at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con in July.
McLaren previously released a pint-sized version of its P1, and now they’re showing off an even more accurate mini 720S. This sports coupe for kids doesn’t have 700+ hp, but the battery-powered car makes realistic sounds on acceleration, and has working headlights and brake lights. It’ll sell for about $399.
Grind Hard Plumbing Co. took a Barbie Power Wheels Mustang and hopped it with a Honda dirt bike engine up so its power and speed match its muscle car looks. Sure, it’s basically a go-kart with a plastic body now, but it’s still awesome and we want to take it for a ride.
Greenlight makes these collectible die-cast car models based on iconic vehicles from TV and movies. They include Smokey and the Bandit’s Trans Am, John Wick’s ’69 Boss Mustang, Starsky & Hutch’s striped Gran Torino, and The Dude’s beater Gran Torino, Jake and Elwood’s The Bluesmobile, and even the A-Team’s GMC Vandura.
Super7’s Transformers G1 Super Cyborg is a line of action figures that depict our beloved Autobots and Decepticons in their classic cartoon style, with the added bonus of a removable chest plate that exposes their inner workings. The Megatron figure is available from TF Source.
Mezco Toyz’s One:12 Collective X-Men action figure features the mutant-loving Magneto in his classic purple and red costume. The figure is about 7″ tall and comes with two heads and nine hands, including two with force effects that have magnets on them.
LEGO presents the ultimate set for Jurassic Park fans. This 3,120-piece set (#75936) is highlighted by a 16″ park gate, a hulking 27″ long T.rex model, and 7 scenes on its backside inspired by the movie. Includes 6 minifigs ad a baby dinosaur figure. Drops 7/1/19 at LEGO Stores and shop.lego.com. LEGO VIP members can grab it 6/19/19.
Bandai has released an impressive Soul of Chogokin action figure of the super robot from Armored Fleet Dairugger XV, aka the Vehicle Voltron. All 15 vehicles are here, and snap together to form an 11″ tall mech. It comes with a ton of weapons and four pairs of hands.
Rescue & Restore found an old metal toy piano rusting away in a barn, then carefully disassembled it, satisfyingly sandblasted off the rust, powder-coated it, and cleaned and restored its mechanism – which was basically a xylophone with keys. The resulting restoration is quite impressive.
Based on a fan-submitted design to LEGO Ideas, this little 154-piece LEGO set is one of our favorite small kits in a while. Inspired by those strip mall kiddie rides, it moves like the real thing – but without inserting your cash. The LEGO Shop will offer it as a gift with purchase starting on 6/5/19.
The leader of the Autobots becomes the first Transformer to join Kaiyodo’s Revoltech Amazing Yamaguchi line. This G1-inspired Optimus Prime action figure stands 5.5″ tall, comes with an axe and a rifle, and is incredibly articulated for lots of posing flexibility.
Save the universe with Hasbro Legends Series‘ wearable replica of the power gauntlet that Tony Stark built in Avengers: Endgame. The 19.5″ long gauntlet has articulated fingers that can be locked into a fist for display, and six infinity stones with pulsating lighting effects.
The man we know as Vsauce Michael of the channel formerly known as DONG is shows off a nifty plaything. Designed by Pacific Puzzle Works, this oversize top conceals a smaller top inside that automagically spins when you spin the larger top. Available as a kit or fully-assembled.
Seo Gyeong-deok channels his lifelong love for anime by painting Gundam models and other figures in a vibrant two-dimensional cartoon style. Thestory met with Seo to learn more about his craft. He also accepts commissions. You can see more of his work on his Instagram page. Turn captions on.
Camino Audio’s upcoming Star Wars Bluetooth speaker is a life-size bust of Darth Vader, complete with his chest computer and a clenched fist. Inside are two 2″ tweeters, two 2.75″ full-range drivers, and one 4″ woofer. It also has four 2.1A USB charging ports at the back.
Beloved game developer CD Projekt Red just launched a merchandise store. Its flagship offering is this limited edition 12″ tall Geralt Ronin Figure. The statue depicts the hero of the Witcher series as a samurai. It’s made from polystone, comes with two heads, and is hand-painted.
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