Super-power your egg and look like the future Marty McFly with our monthly pick of the coolest and quirkiest examples of forthcoming SF merch
BATMAN #1 COLLECTOR TIN
It’s already been available on an A3-sized tin sign, an A5 journal and a fridge magnet; now the cover of the first issue of Batman (from Spring 1940) is to be made available on a dinky little tin . Manufacturers Half Moon Bay are also bringing out a rather natty Superman-emblem tin .
SUPER EGG EGGCUP
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s… er… a boiled egg. Let’s hope this eggcup doesn’t actually make your egg super strong, otherwise it’ll take forever to cave in the shell for your morning soldiers. The same company is also behind a definitely-not-infringing-on-Terry-Nation’s-copyright-honest-guv “Eggsterminator” eggcup.
PORTAL COMPANION CUBE COOKIE JAR
Solve that tricky biscuit-storage dilemma (cookies? We’re British, goddamnit!) with this ceramic jar shaped like the iconic hearts-emblazoned boxes from the videogame franchise.
MARTY MCFLY HAT
We’re still waiting for the hoverboard and the self-fastening trainers (come on Nike, pull your finger out!) but now you can look more like the future Marty, thanks to this replica of the cap he wears in Back To The Future 2 . Apparently it features “ultra-refractive fabrics”. Ooh, we’re impressed.
DARK KNIGHT RISES MR POTATO HEAD
Will the march of the Potato Heads never end? First it was Star Wars , with the likes of Spud-Trooper, Artoo-Potatoo and Darth Tater. Then it was Transformers (Optimash Prime) and Star Trek . Now it’s Batman ’s turn to be root-vegetable-ised. Amuse yourself for a moment by picturing Christian Bale's reaction to this.
STAR WARS WIND-UP WALKING WOBBLERS
Super-cute wind-up Star Wars toys. There are seven in all : as well as Vader, there’s Boba Fett, Captain Rex, Chewbacca, a Clone Trooper, Darth Maul and a Stormtrooper.
Read last month's Toys And Tat Time Telescope .
All items are available to pre-order from Forbidden Planet International .
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