Box Of De­lights

What we’ve been play­ing with this month

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Rated / Toys & Collectables -

1 Bat­man Oven Glove

Half Moon Bay | Length: 29.5 cm | RRP £ 8.99 | FPI price £ 6.99 | Cat­a­logue num­ber: C1393 We’ve seen the Dark Knight em­ploy ev­ery­thing from Bat- Cuffs to Bat- Grap­pling Hooks, Bat- Grenades to Shark Re­pel­lent Bat- Spray. Now added to the arse­nal is the Bat- Mitt, bring­ing Bat­man’s mer­ci­less fist of jus­tice to the act of tak­ing hot pizza from the oven. Holy culi­nary crack­down! It comes com­plete with gaunt­let fins and, bizarrely, some kind of pre­tend com­mand pad on the palm, just in case you want to fan­ta­sise about switch­ing an oven glove on and off.

2 Game Of Thrones Mugs

Pyra­mid In­ter­na­tional | Height: 10cm | RRP: £ 5.99 | FPI price: £ 4.99 | Cat­a­logue num­bers: C2401, C2402, C2407, C2408, C2418 How do you like your tea? Do you con­sider it your duty to hon­our the te­abag and do its bid­ding sin­cerely? Sup from House Tully. Do you boil your wa­ter over open flame and es­chew tea bags, in­stead brew­ing tea from your own seep­ing wounds? Tar­garyen for you. Lan­nis­ter, Tyrell, Ar­ryn, Baratheon and Stark de­signs are also avail­able.

3 Hand Of The King Book­mark

Length: 8cm | RRP £ 6.99 | FPI price £ 5.99 | Cat­a­logue num­ber: B7951 The Hand Of The King is one of the dead­li­est roles in Wes­teros. Have the real thing pinned to your lapel and you can ex­pect to be be­headed, poi­soned or killed on the crap­per. For­tu­nately the book­mark comes with­out the cer­tainty of a swift death. It looks fairly au­then­tic, but the hand it­self is strangely skele­tal. A com­ment on the lethal call­ing? We like to think so. Lit­tlefin­ger’s Mock­ing­bird pin is also avail­able.

4 Dalek PVC Coaster

Half Moon Bay | Width: 13.5cm | RRP £ 4.99 | FPI price £ 3.99 | Cat­a­logue num­ber: C1395 Th­ese rather large coast­ers are made of floppy PVC rather than the usual cork. That’s prob­a­bly a good thing, as in our ex­pe­ri­ence the cork ones are highly sus­cep­ti­ble to wa­ter dam­age – ac­ci­den­tally leave one in a pool of wa­ter and stains en­sue. This one fea­tures an ex­ter­mi­na­tion of Daleks in a blue and grey liv­ery rem­i­nis­cent of 1984’ s “Res­ur­rec­tion Of The Daleks”; a TARDIS de­sign is also avail­able fea­tur­ing the top half of a Po­lice Box.

5 Ter­mi­na­tor Fig­ures

Funko | Height: 9- 10cm | RRP £ 9.99 each | FPI price: £ 8.99 each | Cat­a­logue num­bers: B6981, B6982, B6983, B6984, B6985, B6986 ( Heavy Aus­trian ac­cent) “Is that Sarah Con­nor?” If you didn’t know th­ese Re­Ac­tion fig­ures were based on The Ter­mi­na­tor, you’d have a hard job guess­ing, so ques­tion­able are the like­nesses – with the pos­si­ble ex­cep­tion of the two cy­borgs. Still, the build qual­ity gives the fig­ures an au­then­tic ’ 80s vibe, while the de­tach­able legs on the robots ( we think that’s in­ten­tional) make you nos­tal­gic for the clas­sic Em­pire Strikes Back C- 3PO fig­ure.

6 TARDIS Book­ends

Un­der­ground Toys | Height: 17cm | RRP £ 39.99 | FPI price £ 36.99 | Cat­a­logue num­ber: B9593 The Mark Two Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice Box is a clas­sic piece of de­sign… so why on earth would you chop it in half? That’s our is­sue with th­ese heavy duty resin book­ends. Surely two TARDISes would make much more sense than one sliced in two? Once you’ve ac­tu­ally in­serted some books in the mid­dle it all just looks a bit weird, since the two halves don’t line up. Bah.

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