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Too Many Zooz Also Puts On a Good Show
October 16, 2018
Review: Hasbro Marvel Rising Secret Identity Doreen Green Squirrel Girl Doll

Figure of the DayHasbro Marvel Rising Secret Identity Doreen Green Squirrel Girl DollSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Exclusive! The Hasbro Marvel Rising Secret Identity Doreen Green Squirrel Girl Doll is probably in stock at a Target near you right now. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Guerilla Toss Puts On a Good Show
October 15, 2018
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: TIEs, Action Fleet, and Star Wars Ships! It's new! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

Be sure to send in your questions for the next thrilling update!

--AP

Transformers Cyberverse Episode 7 on YouTube

TransformersHasbro has given its latest to YouTube. You can watch Cube right now. This has to do with Cybertronian sports, and Starscream is here.

Windblade, robots, sports... I need to watch this when I get a minute.

--AP

Gameboy Perfect Catalog - New Japanese Book for DMG 30

Video GamesReadThe original Game Boy turns 30 next year, and there's a book in Japan for the anniversary. Gameboy Perfect Catalogue lists over 1,000 games in 208 pages, in Japanese, because someone hates American monolinguists. It looks superb - it's going to be $28ish and I would love it if you bought one and let me flip through yours. Or you could just sell me some of your old Game Boy games. (I promise I'll give them a good home.)

For you Americans out there, the great Jeremy Parish has informed us new hardcover printings of his books on early Game Boy games are coming next month, cheaper, and from Fangamer. More as we have it!

--AP

More New Zoids Wild Kits

ZoidsPillbugOver the weekend, we got some official new Zoids Wild reveals. ZW13 Gusoc / Isopod Type is up for grabs at some Japanese toy sellers, and can roll in a ball.

ZW14 Stegogese / Stegosaurus Type is significantly more expensive, and has moving plates.

--AP

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16bit.comWe're taking donations for server costs! Really. One of the rewards is Q&A a few days early - you can read next Monday's installment as soon as it's ready, which can be as early as 12:01 AM my time on Monday!


Become a Patron!

If you've got a dollar a month to share, please Visit the Galactic Hunter Patreon and help cover our server costs. I'll still put in hours of work, writing, photography, and research for you - I just need some help making sure that the site costs me only time, and hopefully not money. Thanks for your support!

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Walgreens Expanding 8-Bit Toy Selection for Grampa
October 12, 2018
Star Wars Review: R2-D2 (Red Squadron, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R2-D2 (Red Squadron, The Black Series 6-Inch) . It's at Amazon! Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch Downloads This Week

Nintendo SwitchACA NEOGEO ZUPAPA! This week's batch of titles on the eShop: The Jackbox Party Pack 5, NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, ACA NEOGEO ZUPAPA!, Big Buck Hunter Arcade, Crayola Scoot, Rapala Fishing Pro Series, and Joggernauts. And many, many more.

At retail: Starlink: Battle for Atlas, The World Ends with You: Final Remix, and LEGO DC Super-Villains.

For Nintendo Switch Online, it's NES Open Tournament Golf, Solomon's Key, and Super Dodge Ball. Plus a hacked Zelda in which you start with the White Sword and more money.

--AP

Nintendo 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo 3DSLuigi's MansionThis week's 3DS offerings: Luigi's Mansion and Pinball Breakout.

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Nintendo Wii U Downloads This Week

Nintendo Wii UPetite Zombies I can't believe there's another new game on the eShop: Petite Zombies.

--AP

Sears Reportedly About to Close Up Shop
October 11, 2018
Review: Fisher-Price Imaginext Series 11 Collectible Figures M.U.S.C.L.E. Men

Figure of the DayFisher-Price Imaginext Series 11 Collectible Figures M.U.S.C.L.E. MenSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

New! The Fisher-Price Imaginext Series 11 Collectible Figures M.U.S.C.L.E. Men is possibly at a store near you, and they're pretty cool. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

New Devo LP - Turn Around: B-Sides & More 1978-1984

MusicDevoVia Run Out Groove: Turn Around: B-Sides & More 1978-1984 is coming soon, and pre-orders end November 8.

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Transformers Legends Dai Atlas and Friends as Big Powered

TransformersDai AtlasVia Takara-Tomy: Transformers LG-EX Big Powered! It's a web shop exclusive, about $150, and ships in March. Zone characters Dai Atlas, Sonic Bomber, and Road Fire (Star Convoy's pals) make up the set.

--AP

New Games for the Xbox One

Xbox OneMark of the Ninja: RemasteredXbox fans, it's time to try Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle. Microsoft says:

"In Mark of the Ninja: Remastered, you'll know what it is to truly be a ninja. You must be silent, agile and clever to outwit your opponents in a world of gorgeous scenery and flowing animation. Marked with cursed tattoos giving you heightened senses, every situation presents you with options. Now beautifully updated into 4K with a full audio remaster, enjoy all of the classic game as well as the Special Edition content."

Also available: Devious Dungeon, Chronus Arc, My Memory Of Us and Deployment. And a lot more, including pre-orders.

--AP

Geoffrey's Toy Box Opening in November?
October 10, 2018
Star Wars Review: Qi'ra (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Qi'ra (The Black Series 6-Inch). It's a Corellia costume, and so far the only one you can buy in this size. Read the whole review.

--AP

Toys R Us, FAO Starting Again Already

ToysToy BoxVia many: Toys 'R' Us Relaunching As Geoffrey's Toy Box. Plans call for Toys R Us offering its own brands elsewhere in addition to a "shop within a shop" concept, not unlike they did with a Toys R Us aisle inside Albertsons grocery stores about 15 years ago. It does not appear that this any sort of return to form and may just be a series of licensing and wholesale trade agreements, but it keeps the name out there.

My pal Phil also pointed out that Toys R Us scrubbed its social media of virtually all indication that the chain was liquidating.

Also, FAO Schwarz makes international push and plans return to New York ahead of first Christmas without Toys R Us, so says CNBC. The big news is that there will be a new, permanent store at 30 Rockerfeller Plaza in New York starting November 16 - that's a pretty big deal, as it's 20,000 square feet.

FAO has been struggling for years, so in their case this is basically about where they were a few years ago. Toys R Us is probably not going to have a lot new to offer other than some branded shelf space in the short term, but things can change in the coming years as new players join old ones to reshuffle the entire business.

Most likely, nothing is going to change in your toy runs for the near-term.

--AP

PS4: PSN Updates

PS4Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo: The Card Warriors New to the Playstation 4 this week: Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4, Disgaea 1 Complete, Evasion, The Exorcist: Legion VR, Episodes 4 & 5, Home Sweet Home, Mark of the Ninja: Remastered, My Memory of Us, Space Hulk Tactics, WWE 2K19, and Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo: The Card Warriors.

--AP

Pushing Buttons
October 9, 2018
Review: Onell Design Glyos Pheyalien Action Figure

Figure of the DayOnell Design Glyos Pheyalien Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

The final mystery - for this batch! The Onell Design Glyos Pheyalien Action Figure references Adventure People, and this blind-order figure is the last of that series of tributes. Who knows what's next? So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Retro-Bit's Gameboy Resurfaces As Something Else

Video GamesTechnically NetflixA few companies have shown GameBoy clone hardware at CES that was pretty compelling. To date, none of the units have been released, but one has come close. The Go Retro Portable has been released in blue or in red and white, with a bunch of built-in games but no cartridge support. The shell is very close to the one Retro-Bit showed at CES so long ago, minus the whole cartridge support thing. It's $35 and has a bunch of built-in games. Reviews are largely decent, but the d-pad is apparently not great. Still, $35. It's cheaper than a modded GameBoy Advance, but as it doesn't have the games it's all moot.

Interestingly, it puts Mega Man 2 front-and-center - this is rightly consider the peak of the series. For some reason Capcom does not tend to do this with toys or licensed products, instead emphasizing the first game which fewer players are familiar with.

I've been a little obsessed with the GameBoy lately, mostly as a distraction from real problems. The old cartridges are cheap, cheaper still if you have yours from 20 years ago. I am not at all sorry I bought so many clearance cartridges in the 1990s and 2000s back when nobody gave a rip about these things. I'm also waiting on a modded GameBoy Advance, which, uh, is taking its sweet time.

--AP

McFarlane Toys Reviving Movie Maniacs
October 8, 2018
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Overseas, Costs, and Exclusives! It's new! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

Be sure to send in your questions for the next thrilling update!

--AP

Transformers Cyberverse Episode 6 on YouTube

TransformersHasbro has given its latest to YouTube. You can watch Megatron Is My Hero right now. These have been entertaining.

This one says a lot about where the show came from.

--AP

Support 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter via Patreon

16bit.comWe're taking donations for server costs! Really. One of the rewards is Q&A a few days early - you can read next Monday's installment as soon as it's ready, which can be as early as 12:01 AM my time on Monday!


Become a Patron!

If you've got a dollar a month to share, please Visit the Galactic Hunter Patreon and help cover our server costs. I'll still put in hours of work, writing, photography, and research for you - I just need some help making sure that the site costs me only time, and hopefully not money. Thanks for your support!

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Mega Man Movie Happening
October 5, 2018
Star Wars Review: Clone Commander Wolffe (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Clone Commander Wolffe (The Black Series 6-Inch). This shared exclusive may be at a Disney store or Barnes & Noble or a GameStop near you. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch Downloads This Week

Nintendo SwitchHot Gimmick Cosplay-jong This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Mark of the Ninja: Remastered, ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2001, Batman: The Enemy Within, Bombing Busters, Hot Gimmick Cosplay-jong, Soulblight, and Tangrams Deluxe. And many, many more.

At retail: Super Mario Party, Goosebumps The Game, and Disgaea 1 Complete.

--AP

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