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Wonderfully Illogical Star Trek Headphones, and More of the Most Fascinating Merchandise of the Week Wonderfully Illogical Star Trek Headphones, and More of the Most Fascinating Merchandise of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the nifty little tchotchkes tempting our wallets lately. This week: Lego rides its chibi-style figurines all the way to the future, Hot Toys unleashes its take on a very beardy Captain America, and a weirdly cute Deadpool. Take a look!

The Avatars of Ready Player One Invade Classic Movie Posters of the Past The Avatars of Ready Player One Invade Classic Movie Posters of the Past

In the world of Ready Player One, pop culture homage is everything—sometimes to a fault, depending on who you talk to. But Warner Bros. is leaning into that with its marketing for the film. Case in point, the studio has recreated a collection of classic movie posters for the film, using the characters’ avatars instead…

Krypton Is Using Superman's Cape in a Very Strange Way Krypton Is Using Superman's Cape in a Very Strange Way

Syfy’s Superman prequel Krypton already has a bit of a loopy, time-travel premise—acting as both the history of the House of El before Krypton went kablammo and a timey-wimey story of how DC hero Adam Strange has been tasked with going to the past to secure Superman’s present. Apparently, Krypton is doing that by the…

Great Scott! Watch This Artist Sculpt a Terrifyingly Lifelike Back to the Future Doc Brown

There are lots of reasons the Back to the Future films are considered one of the best trilogies of all time, not the least of which being Christopher Lloyd’s Doc Emmett Brown. The character is what most people think of when they hear the term “mad scientist,” and Juliana LePine manages to perfectly capture his…

Back to the Future Is Getting a Manga From the Artist of One-Punch Man Back to the Future Is Getting a Manga From the Artist of One-Punch Man

Yuusuke Murata, the manga artist behind One-Punch Man, has announced that he will be launching a manga based on Back to the Future, with original screenwriter Bob Gale coming out to supervise the project.

Drew Struzan's Iconic Back to the Future Poster Just Got an Upgrade Drew Struzan's Iconic Back to the Future Poster Just Got an Upgrade

When you think of Back to the Future, odds are Drew Struzan’s instantly recognizable poster is part of the memory. It’s a striking, beautiful image that you’ve seen a million times and have always been able to purchase. But never like this.

A Hela Figure to Rule Your Desk, and More of the Best Toys of the Week A Hela Figure to Rule Your Desk, and More of the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of all the awesome new toys rapidly sucking the money out of our wallets this week. We’ve got a Thor: Ragnarok figure worthy of Cate Blanchett’s glory, an extravagant as hell Frozen sleigh, a tricked-out Batmobile, and a very fancy phaser. Take a look!

The Walking Dead Takes Over Some of the Most Famous Movie Posters Ever The Walking Dead Takes Over Some of the Most Famous Movie Posters Ever

For years The Walking Dead has been one of the most popular shows on television. Unfortunately for its fans, TV shows rarely get really beautiful, movie-quality posters made for them. So one of the show’s executive producers, Greg Nicotero, decided to change that. And he decided to rip off the best of the best.

A New Back to the Future Comic Will Explain One of Part III's Most Mysterious Lines A New Back to the Future Comic Will Explain One of Part III's Most Mysterious Lines

At the end of Back to the Future Part III, Marty asks Doc if he and his newly revealed family will be going back to the future. “Nope, already been there,” Doc answers, as his train lifts off the ground with a hover conversion he presumably got on that trip and flies away.

Your Favorite Pop Culture Vehicles Come To Life In a One-Day-Only Art Show Your Favorite Pop Culture Vehicles Come To Life In a One-Day-Only Art Show

The DeLorean. The Ecto-1. The Batmobile. The Lightcycle. Badass vehicles and other modes of transport have long been a memorable part of science fiction and fantasy movies—and artist Mark Chilcott has painted some standout selections in a brand new art show, appropriately titled Ride On!

Celebrate All Three Back to the Future Movies With This Delightful Triptych Celebrate All Three Back to the Future Movies With This Delightful Triptych

Ian Glaubinger’s art is always fun, but these three pieces all capture the characters, the sets, and some famous props all with a signature colorful style.

Chuck Berry, the First Rock n' Roller for Aliens, Dies at 90 Chuck Berry, the First Rock n' Roller for Aliens, Dies at 90

Chuck Berry, the father of rock n’ roll, passed away Saturday at 90 years old. His music was sent to space for aliens to find, and for Back to the Future fans, he’s the guy on the phone who heard Marty McFly perform “Johnny B. Goode” and knew it would change the future. That’s right, Chuck Berry has transcended both…

This Is How Nike's Self-Lacing Sneakers Actually Work This Is How Nike's Self-Lacing Sneakers Actually Work

When Nike released its self-lacing HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers last year, people went crazy for them, even with their outrageous $720 price tag. But does anyone actually understand how they work?

We're Kind of Bummed These Aren't Actual Stamps We're Kind of Bummed These Aren't Actual Stamps

If these were actual stamps, it might make a trip to the post office bearable.

Save $700 and Build Your Own Pair of Self-Lacing Sneakers Using Lego

Back to the Future II gave us an awesome glimpse of the future where sneakers automatically laced themselves. What the movie left out, however, was that those sneakers would cost you $720 a pair. Oof. But if you’ve got a bit of Lego lying around at home, you can give any shoe self-lacing powers on the cheap.

Compare All the Different Hill Valleys in Back to the Future

There are actually 5 different Hill Valleys in the Back to the Future series. 1985 gets two versions, the one where they start off and the alternate Biff-ruled version, there’s the throwback 1995 one, the awesomely futuristic 2015 version, and the old western 1885. Which one is your favorite? Trick question, it better…

Your Two Favorite Things, Pop Culture and Food, Are Joining Up for an Art Show Your Two Favorite Things, Pop Culture and Food, Are Joining Up for an Art Show

We rarely think about the role food plays in our favorite TV shows or movies, but damned if it hasn’t been crucial. But what would Ghostbusters be without Twinkies? Twin Peaks without pie? Goonies without Baby Ruth? Pixar without Pizza Planet? One artist has decided to celebrate this crucial link in a very unique way.

I Want To Know What Happens If Your House Hits 80MPH With This Wall Charger Plugged In

It might be hyperbole to say the Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Wall Charger is the only wall charger you will ever need, but we should all have goals in life, and only charging my phone with something that looks like it was ripped out of the backseat of a sweet old DeLorean seems like a really good aspiration to…

Back to the Future II Screenwriter Bummed Out the Movie's 'Cubs Win' Joke No Longer Works Back to the Future II Screenwriter Bummed Out the Movie's 'Cubs Win' Joke No Longer Works

So you might possibly have heard that earlier this week the Chicago Cubs broke a 108-year record to win the World Series against the Cleveland Indians—a victory kiiiiind of predicted by Back to the Future II’s alternate 2015. THR caught up with screenwriter Bob Gale to discuss the gag’s sudden relevance again.

This Guy Treats His Back to the Future Nike Mags Like a Newborn Baby This Guy Treats His Back to the Future Nike Mags Like a Newborn Baby

If you’re still heartbroken about not winning a pair of the Nike Mag self-lacing sneakers, you might want to skip this video. Super Deluxe hunted down “Chris,” who was lucky enough to snag one of the only 89 pairs, and now treats the sneakers with more care than he would a newborn baby—and with good reason.

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