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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9’s regular round up of the coolest toys on the internet. This week, it’s a veritable Spider-smorgasbord, as both Hasbro and Hot Toys get in on the No Way Home hype. But there’s also Lego hot rods, cool G.I. Joe rides, and perhaps the coolest ride of all: Yoshi? Check it out!


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Hot Toys The Amazing Spider-Man 2 The Amazing Spider-Man Sixth-Scale Figure

Hot Toys’ Spider-line continues with a throwback to the past… sorta. Yes, this might as well be a Spider-Man: No Way Home version of Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker, but technically, it’s the Amazing Spider-Man 2 version of him. You can pretend, either way, because what matters is that it’s at last a new and updated take on the TASM2 design in Hot Toys’ 1:6 line. As well as featuring an unmasked likeness of Garfield, the figure comes with 13 different hands for posing. Alas, there’ll be at least one more Spider-Man movie hitting theaters by the time this Spidey will be in your hands: it’s not due for release until some time in late 2023. [Hot Toys]


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Lego Icons Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Lego is still the imagination-driven building toy you grew up with, but it has also become a welcome alternative to plastic model kits for those lacking the skills and patience to painstakingly glue hundreds of pieces together. The latest addition to the Lego Icons line is this magnificently detailed 1,456-piece Chevrolet Camaro Z28 muscle car featuring working steering, a replica V8 engine under the hood, alternate license plates, and even a pair of fuzzy dice hanging from the review mirror. It also includes alternate color choices for the stripes on the hood and trunk, and a removable roof to turn it into a convertible. It will be available starting August 1 for $170.


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Sentinel Marvel Comics Fighting Armor Thor Figure

Sentinel’s latest addition to its “What if every Marvel Hero was just Iron Man?” line is—appropriate, given his recent movie release—Thor. The armored take on Thor’s classic costume comes with multiple posing hands, as well as two weapons, teched-out riffs on Mjolnir and Stormbreaker. If that wasn’t enough, there’s wired articulation in the cape to create the most dramatic poses befitting an Iron God of Thunder Man. Or something like it. Fighting Armor Thor will cost around $84, and is set to release in December. [Toyark]


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Hasbro G.I. Joe Classified Series Tiger Force Duke & RAM Action Figure and Vehicle

In the ‘80s, G.I. Joe was one of the most expansive toy lines available, with hundreds of figures and vehicles to tempt kids and frustrate parents who just couldn’t say no. But even Hasbro’s designers occasionally looked for shortcuts, which resulted in the Tiger Force: a side-line of repainted vehicles and characters supposedly specially adapted for jungle warfare. The story was thin, but the toys looked very cool, so while we already have an original version of G.I. Joe’s machine-gun equipped RAM cycle, this Tiger Force repaint that includes a suitably dressed six-inch Duke figure is just as hard to resist. Thankfully, even at $45 through Hasbro Pulse with shipping in early 2023, it’s already sold out.


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Hasbro Marvel Legends Series Spider-Man: No Way Home Pack

It’s only been about eight months since we saw Peter, Peter, and their best friend Peter team up in No Way Home, but it feels like it’s been much longer waiting to get our hands on an action figure mashup of the cinematic Spideys. At last, Hasbro is finally stepping into the fray with a $90 three-pack of Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, and Tom Holland’s Spider-Men. Alas, you won’t get to see those specific actor’s faces, as there aren’t any alternate heads included in the set’s accessories, just an FX piece of webline for each Spider-Man, and then three sets of hands for each (closed fists, web crawling hands, and “twhip” hands). If you thought the last eight months waiting were excruciating, toy fans, then unfortunately it’s going to get a little worse: the No Way Home pack, is currently dated for an August 1, 2023 release… so let’s just hope it might swing on by a little sooner. [Hasbro Pulse]


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Lego Ideas Hocus Pocus – The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage

Today brought the final reveal of Lego’s The Office building set which started life as a fan created Lego Ideas project. There’s no definitive timeline for when Lego gives the nod to a Lego Ideas project that garners 10,000 votes from fans to when it hits store shelves, but there’s good reason to believe that Amber Veyt’s brick-built recreation of the Sanderson Sisters’ cottage from Hocus Pocus may be available sometime this fall along with the movie’s much-anticipated sequel—but don’t hold us to that prediction.


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Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-48+ Dark Amber Maximal Leo Prime

The Transformers’ Beast Wars alter egos may not be the most beloved version of the Autobots and Decepticons, but it’s hard not to be enamored with Takara Tomy’s $150 Dark Amber Maximal Leo Prime based on his appearance in the Transformers comic books. The figure was originally available exclusively in Japan and so features the packaging and transformation instructions in Japanese, but with illustrations that should be still easy to follow. In both robot and lion modes the figure offers loads of articulation and posability, and comes with accessories like beam launchers (laser cannons) and four missiles. It’s available for pre-order through Hasbro Pulse, but won’t ship out until April of 2023.


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Jakks Pacific Super Mario Let’s Go Yoshi! Figure

Luigi’s finally getting all the love and respect he deserves, but it’s time for Yoshi to get his share as well. Jakks Pacific has just revealed the definitive Yoshi figure, Let’s Go, Yoshi!, standing 12 inches tall with 13 points of articulation. Although lacking the saddle so Mario can climb aboard, this Yoshi features several interactive triggers, including sensors in his nose, shell, and feet, as well as motion-sensing, that will trigger over 20 sound effects and music from the Super Mario video games. Available in store and online starting in October.


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After the depths of social distancing pushed a wave of big-budget movies straight to streaming, theatrical exclusives are the norm again. But for a while, it seemed like Disney and other big Hollywood movie studios might be falling into a new post-COVID rhythm for how long they kept flicks in theaters before streaming them, one that was much faster in shuttling films to a streaming service than before.

But now streaming release dates are all over the map. And for the biggest films, like Marvel’s, the waits seem to be stretching out longer and longer.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will take longer to start streaming on Disney Plus than any other Marvel movie in the pandemic era — and that may not bode well for how long you’ll have to wait to stream the Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy sequels hitting theaters soon.

When will Black Panther: Wakanda Forever start streaming? 

Disney Plus will start streaming the Black Panther sequel early Wednesday, starting at 12:01 a.m. PT/3:01 a.m. ET. Its streaming-release date is more than three months after it hit theaters. 

How long will it take to stream Marvel’s next big movies?

It’s anybody’s guess, but it probably won’t be quick. 

Last year, Marvel released three films in theaters: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in May, Thor: Love and Thunder in July and Wakanda Forever in mid-November. Doctor Strange took 47 days to reach Disney Plus. Thor hit Disney Plus 62 days after its theatrical release.

Now Wakanda Forever will take 82 days to start streaming. 

That’s the longest that a Marvel movie has spent in theaters before streaming on Disney Plus since the company resumed theatrical exclusives in 2021. That year, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was in theaters for 70 days and Eternals for 68 days. 

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(Coincidence or not, the Marvel film that Disney gave the shortest theatrical window among them also had the best overall box office performance. Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness grossed more than $955 million worldwide. Wakanda Forever has generated $840 million.)

However, Wakanda Forever may have been held off Disney Plus so long because of a consideration that doesn’t apply to those other Marvel films this year: The movie, with a Black director and predominantly Black cast, is debuting on Disney Plus on the first day of Black History Month. Disney hasn’t stated any connection in the timing, but it’s possible the film’s wait to start streaming may have been drawn out to coincide.  

Still, big Hollywood companies like Disney aren’t prioritizing streaming-subscriber growth nearly as much as they did, depressing the incentive to bring big movies to a service quickly. 

Paramount, for example, kept Top Gun: Maverick off its streaming service for 209 days, nearly seven months. The strategy paid dividends at the box office, with the Top Gun sequel grossing nearly $1.5 billion.

Disney has been much more aggressive than Paramount at putting its movies onto its streaming service quickly, but Disney is starting to show that it may be holding back its big-budget films longer in theaters as well. With Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania set to hit theaters next month, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 following in May and The Marvels arriving in July, you could be waiting more than three months to stream each of them if they stick to Wakanda Forever’s pace. 

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Although OnePlus has already launched its flagship device for the year, OnePlus 11 in China, they are yet to launch the device in India and the rest of the world. OnePlus has confirmed that the global launch of the OnePlus 11 will take place in India on February 7. However, it seems that OnePlus may be launching a bunch of other devices as well.

OnePlus 11R and OnePlus Pad set to be launched alongside OnePlus 11 on Feb 7 Cloud Event

OnePlus has a bunch of products lined up for its upcoming Cloud Event, including the OnePlus 11, OnePlus 11R, OnePlus Buds Pro 2, the OnePlus Keyboard, a new OnePlus TV and the OnePlus Pad.

OnePlus will also launch the OnePlus 11R along with the OnePlus 11. The OnePlus 11R hasn’t been launched anywhere else and was actually expected to be launched sometime in March or April. 

Amazon India pushed a notification prompt via its app yesterday, which said that the OnePlus 11R 5G will also launch on February 7th, 7:30 PM in India. OnePlus though is yet to make any such announcement.

OnePlus has a bunch of products to offer during its upcoming February 7th Cloud Event, including the OnePlus 11 5G, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, its first-ever Keyboard, and the new OnePlus TV 65 Q2 Pro. It only makes sense that OnePlus, instead of just launching one of their premium smartphone devices at the event, may choose to launch the entire series on the same day.

A rumour has also surfaced which says that OnePlus may launch the OnePlus Pad as well at the event. Rumours of the OnePlus Pad have been going around since 2021 with more recent speculation suggesting a launch in 2023.

There isn’t much information out there about the OnePlus Pad. However, given the close ties that OnePlus has with Oppo, the OnePlus Pad may be a rebadged Oppo Pad or Oppo Pad Air.

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Coming back the smartphones, the global version of the top tier OnePlus 11 is expected to with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2 SoC, a 6.7-inch E4 QHD+ OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 50MP primary camera sensor with two additional cameras, 48MP and a 32MP unit, all of which have been tuned by Hasselblad, up to 512GB storage, and a large 5,000mAh battery which supports 100W fast charging. The OnePlus 11 is expected to be priced around the Rs 50,000 mark for the base variant.

The OnePlus 11R, on the other hand, is expected to come with a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, which will likely be paired with up to 16GB RAM and up to 512GB storage. As for the cameras, the OnePlus 11R 5G is tipped to come with a 50MP + 12MP + 2MP triple rear camera setup and a 16MP selfie snapper. Lastly, the device will reportedly feature a 5,000mAh battery with 100W fast charging support.


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Tesla’s long-anticipated Cybertruck won’t be seeing full volume production until 2024, Elon Musk said during the company’s fourth quarter earnings call today.

During the call, Musk was asked whether the forthcoming vehicle would meet a mid-2023 production target that was set in Q2 last year. Musk cagily confirmed that Cybertruck manufacturing would start “sometime this summer,” but concluded that mass production of the polarizing pickup won’t start until next year. “I always try to downplay the start of production,” Musk said. “It increases exponentially, but it is very slow at first.”

Cybertruck was originally announced in 2019 to widespread interest, but has seen its production delayed several times. Pre-production was originally supposed to start in late 2021, but was delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was then slated for sometime in 2023, a projection made a year ago. Additionally, last year Musk told investors Cybertruck’s specs and price “will be different,” (read: will be more expensive).

As a consolation prize, Tesla revealed on Wednesday that it has started installing the production equipment needed for the Cybertruck’s assembly, including the castings that will produce the electric pickup’s body. The Cybertruck is expected to be largely manufactured at the company’s Gigafactory in Austin, Texas.

Industry experts warned that the timeline needed to be sped up in order for the Cybertruck to have its desired impact. “Cybertruck will be hitting an increasingly crowded sector of the EV market amid the F-150 Lightning, GMC Hummer EV, Rivian R1T, and likely the Chevy Silverado EV and RAM 1500 EV following closely behind,” said Edmunds executive director of insights Jessica Cawell in an email to The Verge. “The downside for Tesla is that the Cybertruck almost seems like old news.”

There’s still a lot of attention on the Cybertruck after its over-the-top unveiling that introduced its aggressive, post apocalyptic design. Maybe if Tesla throws more metal balls around it can get production rolling.

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