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Ghostbusters Delayed until June 2021, RIP The Amazing Randi
October 22, 2020
Review: Hasbro G.I. Joe Classified Series Profit Director Destro Action Figures

Figure of the DayHasbro G.I. Joe Classified Series Profit Director Destro Action FiguresSomething 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? Prpatreoobably not!

Deluxe! Hasbro G.I. Joe Classified Series Profit Director Destro Action Figures is a nod to the darker ages of G.I. Joe, and one I'm glad they made. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Star Wars Review: BB-BOO20 (Droid Factory Line Look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: BB-BOO20 (Droid Factory Line Look). It's a Disney park exclusive droid for the era where you can't or at least shouldn't go to the theme parks. Read the whole review.

--AP

Willow Streaming Series a Go, Mini Pong Not a Joke
October 21, 2020
Star Wars Review: Admiral Ackbar (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Admiral Ackbar (The Black Series 6-Inch). It's a newer one, but will you even see it out and about? Read the whole review.

--AP

Reknum, Dang Near Kickstarted 'Em

NintendoReknum Fantasy of DreamsVia Kickstarter: Reknum Fantasy of Dreams. This Switch game has an NES and Genesis/Mega Drive port. And Dreamcast.

Physical retro copies start around 40 Euros, except NES is 55 Euros. Estimated time of arrival is March 2021, so go ahead and add 3-6 months to that.

--AP

GameBoy Dragonborne Pre-Orders Live

GameBoyTinyVia Spacebot Interactive: Dragonborne. It's a newish GameBoy release for 42 pound, or "a lot" in other currencies here. It's about half that for cartridge-only, and a ROM is 12 pounds. It's a little higher than the going rate for most ROMs these days.

--AP

Atari Announces Mini PONG Jr. (from UNIS)

AtariTinyVia Atari: Atari Mini PONG Jr. Brings the Classic PONG Arcade Experience to Homes for Holiday 2020. Normally we don't cover Atari plug-and-play/collectible-type things, but I am posting it here because I saw it elsewhere and thought it was a hoax video. Turns out it's real.

Presumably this exists to compete with Nintendo's Game & Watch Super Mario Bros. edition, and it seems to have a nice big screen and no listed price.

--AP

Get Well Soon, Mr. S
October 20, 2020
Review: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Deluxe Quintesson Allicon

Figure of the DayTransformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Deluxe Quintesson AlliconSomething 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!

Newish! The Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Deluxe Quintesson Allicon is a troop builder that hasn't been seen in the wilds much yet. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

RIP Ed Benguiat
October 19, 2020
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted Q&A: Star Wars QC, Playsets, and Lost in Space! 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

Star Wars Review: Imperial Stormtrooper (The Mandalorian/Rogue One, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Imperial Stormtrooper (The Mandalorian/Rogue One, The Black Series 6-Inch). This is a new tool with lots of improvements, and surely a lot of repaints on the way. Read the whole review.

--AP

PC Engine/TurboGrafx/Duo/etc. from Analogue

Video GamesAnalog DuoVia Analogue: Introducing Duo. The Higher Energy Analogue System. Limited quantities" of this CD - and HuCard-based system are due in 2021 for $199. It sounds like a screaming deal, as it has built-in wireless connectivity unlike previous systems.

The system was famous for its exceptional Japanese game library, and for being somewhat esoteric (and weirdly underpowered in spots) in the USA. For example, it had one controller port and only RF-out in its default US release in 1989 - unless you bought a TurboBooster for RCA jacks, or a TurboTap for 2 or more players. This new one seems to have a lot more options, and costs less than a new TurboDuo did in the 1990s.

Also announced was an adapter for the Analogue Pocket, so you can put your TurboGrafx games in it - but pre-orders on all machines that aren't the Analogue Mega Sg are in short supply now, so who knows when or if you might get one - or a shot at a pre-order.

--AP

Many New Transformers Announced

TransformersPylonVia Hasbro (and Entertainment Earth, Amazon, and Walmart): Transformers Studio Series 86 Pre-orders. Grimlock, Scourge, Hot Rod, Jazz, Blurr, and Kup are now up for grabs for an early 2021 release. These will appear in Studio Series assortments (and packaging), and are not a new product number - it's sort of like the "gold box" figures from 10 years ago that mixed movie and classic together.

Click here for Amazon's Studio Series 86 listings and click here for Entertainment Earth's. Some of these links may be affiliate links and we may receive a few pennies in commission if you click and buy something.

Amazon got a Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Galactic Odyssey Collection Micron Micromasters 6-Pack, 1.5-inch Amazon Exclusive - all repaints, two of which are inspired by Kenner's M.A.S.K. line, and two of which are capable of combining into a blaster. It's not a bad batch.

Walmart got some new Headmasters in G1 packaging - they're reissues of 2016's Titans Return Chromedome, Hardhead, Mindwipe, and Brainstorm. However, pre-order listings are not up despite being promised on Friday. It's also worth noting Walmart canceled a lot of - but not all of - pre-orders from the July round of items that hasn't shipped yet. We've heard reports of Optimus Prime and Elita-1 getting canceled along with Impactor, Wheeljack, and Red Alert - and this is not old news, but it did happen a couple of months ago, too.

--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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Strange Magic
October 16, 2020
Star Wars Review: BB-Series Droid (BB-9-style droid head, BB-8-white body and black head)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: BB-Series Droid (BB-9-style droid head, BB-8-white body and black head). It's got dots. Read the whole review.

--AP

Transformers Studio Series Reveal

TransformersTrainVia Comicbook.com: Transformers: The Movie Characters Coming to Studio Series Line (Exclusive).

Voyager Hot Rod (a plussed-up deluxe with lots of accessories) and deluxe Jazz were revealed officially - with more being revealed early Friday morning. Maybe before you read this!

--AP

Hasbro, Arcade1up Team Up for Tablet with Feet

Video GamesGamesVia Kickstarter: Infinity Game Table by Arcade1Up. While effectively a tablet loaded with games, it got 11 times its goal on the first day.

Available in two sizes in March (allegedly), the thing is a big TV-sized tablet with built-in board games like Ticket to Ride, Monopoly, Scrabble, Battleship, and lots of other Hasbro games and highlights from the public domain.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchMario Kart Live: Home Circuit This week's batch of titles on the eShop: The Jackbox Party Pack 7, Arcade Archives ARABIAN, Alpaca Ball: Allstars, HARDCORE MECHA, and over a dozen more.

At retail: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit.

--AP

Star Trek Las Vegas now unlicensed and in August 2021
October 15, 2020
Review: Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Slammers Arctic Sled with Mr. Freeze Set

Figure of the DayFisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Slammers Arctic Sled with Mr. Freeze SetSomething 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? Prpatreoobably not!

New! Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Slammers Arctic Sled with Mr. Freeze Set is potentially in a store near you, but may or may not be worth the eight bucks - the vehicle is better for 3 3/4-inch figures than for Imaginext minis. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Star Wars Review: BB-Series Droid (BB-8-style droid, purple body and purple head)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: BB-Series Droid (BB-8-style droid, purple body and purple head). It's a Target exclusive that looks like a weird grape. Read the whole review.

--AP

LA Comic Con Pushed from 12/20 to September 2021
October 14, 2020
Star Wars Review: R2-Series Astromech Droid (Red and Silver Markings with Bonus R5 Series White Dome with Red and Silver Markings)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R2-Series Astromech Droid (Red and Silver Markings with Bonus R5 Series White Dome with Red and Silver Markings). Two heads are better than one. Read the whole review.

--AP

Axiom Verge 2 Delayed to (at least) 2021

Video GamesDominion of DelaysVia Thomas Happ: The Legacy of 2020 Continues with this delay of Axiom Verge 2. The "Metroidvania" comes out of the one-man-band that is Thomas Happ, who delivered a pretty spectacular late 1980s/early 1990s pastiche that was an absolute blast a few years ago. His next game is delayed a bit - but the previous one was a lot of fun, so I'm in no rush - it's nice to have something to look forward to that won't necessarily rely on a miracle in order to come to pass.

The first game was released for many platforms, including the Wii U as one of its last releases. The sequel's full release schedule is unknown.

--AP

Rollins KCRW Show Moved to Saturdays
October 13, 2020
Review: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Deluxe Arcee

Figure of the DayTransformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Deluxe ArceeSomething 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!

Finally shipping! The Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Deluxe Arcee was delayed as part of wave 2, and wave 3 is due shortly. While effectively an action figure you wad up inside a mouse-shaped car backpack, the figure has proven to be pretty divisive. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Analogue to Announce Something October 16

Video GamesReally!Via Analogue on Twitter: Announcement2 Oct. 16, 2020 8am PST. (It's daylight time, but whatever, nobody seems to understand that.)

Speculation is that based on the font of the teaser, it's probably a PC Engine Duo or SuperGrafx-related thing. Given that it's also on the 16th, I assume that it's no coincidence it might be related to the TurboGrafx-16, which will probably make the secondary market for games go from "unpleasantly expensive" to "obscene." I would also settle for another pre-order for the Analogue Pocket.

While Analogue's marketing is certainly showy as of late (I had no problems getting the Super NT or Mega Sg about a year and change ago), they do interesting stuff and this site is named 16bit.com, so hopefully we'll have more to share soon.

--AP

Surprises To Follow
October 5, 2020
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Sizes, Exclusives, and Assortments! 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

Star Wars Review: Zuckuss (Kenner-Deco 4-LOM, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Zuckuss (Kenner-Deco 4-LOM, The Black Series 6-Inch). This is a redeco in Kenner-y colors. Read the whole review.

--AP

Earthrise Bluestreak Found at Walgreens

TransformersSeason FinallyVia many but let's go with TF@2005: Transformers Earthrise Bluestreak Out At US Retail Walgreens Exclusive. As your smarter, more handsome friends told you, there were no more Earthrise waves yet to be announced.

For whatever reason, Hasbro didn't announce this one. Also unannounced and probably due to show up soon is Target's alleged exclusive Runabout. Hasbro's usual NYCC-adjacent panels and streaming are where we usually hear about these things, but this year they opted to not announce their remaining exclusive products. Amazon also has more on the docket. A recently leaked Earth mode Barricade's home has also not been officially announced.

--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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Revenge of Admiral Janeway
October 9, 2020
Star Wars Review: BB-Series Droid (BB-9-style droid head, BB-8-blue body and white head)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: BB-Series Droid (BB-9-style droid head, BB-8-blue body and white head). I assume this was an error, but the white and red head look good on the blue body. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchG.I. Joe: Operation Blackout This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives BEN BERO BEH, Ben 10: Power Trip!, G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout, I Am Dead, and over a dozen more.

At retail: FIFA 21 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition.

--AP

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