Toy News 17/12/2021: Hasbro Zord Ascension Project


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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9’s regular roundup of the week’s best toys. This time, the Power Rangers combine for one of Hasbro’s most lavish Zords yet, Lego goes on a hunt for an alarmingly detailed tiger, and McFarlane’s Disney Mirrorverse characters summon a magical Mickey. See!


Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series Bo-Katan Kryze Premium Electronic Helmet

Hasbro finally gets past the countless iterations of Din Djarin and Boba Fett’s helmets with a full-size replica of Bo-Katan Kryze’s Mandalorian armor helmet being added to The Black Series. The helmet features the clear contours and design of Bo-Katan’s helmet (I love the evil eye effect on the visor), including a distressed paint finish, an adjustable fit, inner padding and a rangefinder that can be turned off at the touch of a button. button that is illuminated with two red flashing LEDs and a white LED creating a heads up display effect. The helmet is currently available for pre-order from Hasbro Pulse for $125, but won’t ship until next year.


Hasbro Power Rangers Lightning Collection Zord Ascension Project Mighty Morphin Dino Megazord

Unveiled this week is Hasbro’s latest effort to build a line around the Power Rangers mechs: the Zord Ascension Project, a detailed and articulated 1/144 scale version of the series’ beloved giant robots, and the component mecha showing their transformation. As always with Power Rangers, the line starts at the beginning with the iconic Mighty Morphin Dino Megazord, who can be completely transformed from the individual Ranger Zords, into mecha mode (complete with power sword) complete with a moving sight that lets you shoot the Rangers can see driving it, and the more vehicle battle tank form. The figure will cost $165 and will ship next year, but you may have to wait as it is currently sold out Hasbro Pulse.


Lego Majestic Tiger

Given all the chaos in the world, it’s hard to fuss over a controversy over Lego, but the company has finally released its new Creator 3-in-1 Majestic Tiger set on its website which will be officially available for $50 from January 1. The 755-piece set includes instructions to build a red panda, koi fish, and tiger, but it’s the latter option that has raised some red flags with Lego fans because as an early review of fan blog Brickset revealed at least one anatomically correct feature of the big cat: a pink Lego flower arrangement intentionally positioned on his derriere. As far as we know this is the first Lego set with an anus, but will it be the last?


Image: McFarlane Toys

McFarlane Toys Disney Mirrorverse Wave 2 Figures

McFarlane’s bizarre choice to go to Disney in the form of Mirrorverse, a multiverse mobile phone mashup game that turns Disney characters into magical wizards, warriors and otherwise idiosyncratic fantasy and sci-fi heroes for RPG combat, continues ! The next wave across the company’s mixed scales for the series includes a Fantasia-esque Sorcerer Mickey who wouldn’t look out of place in Kingdom Hearts, a steampunk warrior Donald Duck, and even a tanky, fully armored Sully from Monsters Inc. 12″, 7″ and 5″ scaled figures will be released next year. [TNI]


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