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November 27, 2020
Star Wars Review: Teebo (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Teebo (The Black Series 6-Inch). It's a co-tool with Paploo! Which hopefully you got, and/or hopefully Hasbro will reissue on a Return of the Jedi cardback later. Read the whole review.

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Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchPicross S5 This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Picross S5, 8-Bit Farm, Sky Mercenaries Redux, BFF Or Die, and over a dozen more.

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RIP Ralph Niese
November 26, 2020
Review: Cappy Space Legion Lead Crayboth

Figure of the DayCappy Space Legion Lead CraybothSomething 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!

Bright, not just white! Cappy Space Legion Lead Crayboth sold out, but the regular edition (shown in this review, too) is still available. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

RIP Ralph Niese

GlyosIntergalaxxicVia The Glyos News Dump: RIP Ralph Niese.

We don't have any details to share, but wish him and his family and loved ones the best during this time. Also, you should check out his art if you aren't familiar with it already - he posted a lot of amazing stuff to Instagram.

--AP

Gelatinous: Humanity Lost Coming to GameBoy

GameBoyGelatinous: Humanity LostVia the developer on Twitter: Gelatinous: Humanity Lost. A brand new experience for your Game Boy. Coming soonish.

There's a teaser video and the usual slate of inspirations listed. It lokos unusual - no word yet on the medium, but we're always hoping for actual cartridges to baffle future generations.

There is also a @GelatinousGame Twitter account for you.

--AP

It's All the Same
November 25, 2020
Star Wars Review: Yoda (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Yoda (The Black Series 6-Inch). He's even tinier, and is bundled with a Luke figure with added gear - so you should get it. Read the whole review.

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Limited Run Games Reissuing NES Shadow of the Ninja

NintendoRevenge of the Return of the Power of the PrimesVia Limited Run Games: Shadow of the Ninja (NES) Collector's Edition and Shadow of the Ninja (NES) are going up for sale Friday and close December 27. Standard edition is $54.99 - a bargain, considering 30 years of inflation - and the collector's edition is $84.99.

The extra $30 gets you a CD soundtrack, poster, pin set, coin, and an acrylic standee. All good swag if you love the game. But wait, there's more!

--AP

...also Return of the Ninja for GameBoy Color

GameBoyShadowsVia Limited Run Games: Return of the Ninja (GBC) Collector's Edition and also Return of the Ninja (GBC). The collector's edition is $74.99, and the standard is $44.99.

Like the NES port, this also has a bonus CD, coin, poster, standee, and pin set in the deluxe edition.

--AP

Xbox Series S/X - Dev Mode Allows Emulators

Xbox$20 CheepVia Retro RGB: Xbox Series S / X Emulation Capabilities highlights that the Xboxes that just came out can run GameCube games and tons of classic system titles under a Developer Mode you can unlock for $20.

Hacking the Xbox to run other games has been around since the original systems in 2001 - it's a tradition! - but this seems to be relatively easy to do with minimal expertise, assuming you can actually find the new Xboxes in a store near you.

--AP

Earthrise Netflix Series - December 30
November 24, 2020
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Centurion Drone Weaponizer Pack

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Centurion Drone Weaponizer PackSomething 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!

It's newish! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Centurion Drone Weaponizer Pack is sold out and I really hope they run more - the figure itself is just fine, but his accessory pack is well worth the $30. With a Soundwave tape deck, Megatron gun mode, axes, maces, blasters, drills, cages, and so much more it's a steal at $30 - and even better if you got your order in early when they were $20! So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

New Transformers Netflix - Earthrise on December 30

TransformersWait ReallyVia Twitter: All seems lost, but the war rages on. Transformers: War For Cybertron Earthrise debuts December 30.. The "Siege" segment went up over the summer and it was OK - obviously it lacks the color and general gee-whiz-ness of kid-aimed shows, but it had a couple of neat ideas. Its treatment of Soundblaster was particularly clever, and worth keeping/stealing for future reboots.

It's better than the Go90/Machinima shows, but it probably won't displace your previous favorite cartoons or comics as your new go-to continuity for the classic characters.

Unlike Siege, this new chapter has the benefit of actually potentially still having Earthrise toys on-shelf right now - assuming they appear in the show, of course. Siege drove toy popularity and caused secondary market prices to spike, so if there's anything you missed that you wanted to get, maybe you will want to go buy those right now.

--AP

Ad: New Hasbro Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Reveals at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Hasbro Star Wars: The Vintage Collection at Entertainment Earth! This week: Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Figures. Greef Karga (season 2) and The Child are now available for pre-order.

Star Wars The Vintage Collection The Child Action Figure Star Wars Vintage Collection Greef Karga Action Figure Star Wars The Vintage Collection 2020 Action Figures Wave 6

Order yours now! And stay tuned for more new reveals.

--AP

Marvel's The Hogan Family
November 23, 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 Stretch Goals, and Exclusive Things! 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

Playmobil Van Gogh, Rembrandt Exclusive to Rijks Museum Shop

PlaymobilVan NoIf you like Playmobil (and oh, do we) Rijiks Museum Shop in the Netherlands added self-portrait figures of Vincent Van Gogh and Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn for 5.95 Euros each. Plus shipping - if you're American, a lot of shipping. It may be cheaper to buy these from someone flipping them on eBay from overseas, as VAT plus shipping changes two figures for 11.90 Euros to a whopping 36.40 Euros.

Other exclusive sets still available include The Night Watch, The Milkmaid, and Marten & Oopjen. These haven't made it over to the USA in traditional channels, but you can find them on eBay for prices near - or possibly slightly less - than they would be directly. Good hunting.

--AP

The Last Super - Super NES Game

NintendoThe Last SuperVia Dr. Ludos: The Last Super - Happy 30th Birthday SNES! is a pay-what-you-want (free) download or as a cartridge for your Super NES. It's pretty good - it's a hot potato game where you juggle the last copy of Super Metroid between a bunch of game systems. You wouldn't have bought it at full price in the 1990s, but as a nifty diversion on your ROM-playing console or as a collectible, it's pretty neat.

If your dad used to bring you home a floppy of Mac shareware in the late 1980s, you may know what to expect.

--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!


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RIP Kirby Morrow
November 20, 2020
Star Wars Review: General Hux (Celebrate the Saga)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: General Hux (Celebrate the Saga). It's easily the best 3 3/4-inch scale human head of the year. Read the whole review.

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RetroUSB Adds New AVS Firmware

Nintendo.jpgRetroVia RetroUSB: AVS adds new firmware 1.50 beta. If you want more color pallets, and interpolation, you might want to grab this.

I've used the clone console with my cartridge collection and find it to be exceptional - despite the weird chamber lid and the web site that looks like it might be from another era. The product is very good.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives GRADIUS II This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives GRADIUS II, Azurebreak Heroes, WARTILE, and over a dozen more.

At retail: Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Sniper Elite 4, and Serious Sam Collection.

--AP

Wonder Woman 1984 Coming to HBO Max
November 19, 2020
Review: Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Slammers Batmobile with Batman Set

Figure of the DayFisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Slammers Batmobile with Batman 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!

Surprise! Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Slammers Batmobile with Batman Set is not bad, but not as neat as non-blind packaged Batman and Batmobile Imaginext toys you may find at a store near you. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Another Champion Pigeon
November 18, 2020
Star Wars Review: Clone Trooper (Lieutenant, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Clone Trooper (Lieutenant, The Black Series 6-Inch). It's blue, like you will be if you miss it. Read the whole review.

--AP

Target Gets Transformers X-Men X-Spance

Transformers.jpgNew, BlueVia Target: Transformers Generations -- Transformers Collaborative: Marvel Comics X-Men Mash-Up, Ultimate X-Spanse looks like a retool of Studio Series Jetfire, but it's $64.99 and comes in a Toy Biz-esque box. It follows the likes of Maverick, Ectotron, and Gigawatt.

The set includes energy blasts and micro Wolverine and Sabretooth figures, which is how you know it's aping the 1990s Toy Biz style. Target has an early window now, with GameStop and Hasbro Pulse selling it in March. It's sort of like the Gigawatt and original Ectotron situations.

--AP

Why Is There Blue Syrup, Captain?
November 17, 2020
Review: Hasbro Transformers BotBots Deluxe Whoopsie Cushion Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers BotBots Deluxe Whoopsie Cushion 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!

It's small! The Hasbro Transformers BotBots Deluxe Whoopsie Cushion Action Figure can stand in as a 1:12 scale whoopie cushion, were you to need one. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Ad: New Hasbro Reveals at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Hasbro Star Wars: The Black Series at Entertainment Earth! This week: Moff Gideon, Kuiil, Greef Karga, Asajj Ventress, Hunter, and Crosshair.

Star Wars The Black Series Moff Gideon 6-Inch Action Figure Star Wars The Black Series Greef Karga 6-Inch Action Figure Star Wars The Black Series Kuiil 6-Inch Action Figure Star Wars Black Series Asajj Ventress 6-Inch Action Figure Star Wars The Black Series Bad Batch Crosshair 6-Inch Figure Star Wars The Black Series Clone Hunter 6-Inch Action Figure

Order yours now! And stay tuned for more new reveals.

--AP

Searching to Annoy
November 16, 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 Rereleases, Delays, and X-Wings! 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

Playmobil Does More Back to the Future, Dino-Riders?

PlaymobilBatter UpVia amClicks: Novedades Alemania Enero-Julio 2021. For those of you who don't sprechen sie language that is not English, it's a look at Playmobil sets released up until July.

Volkswagen sets join new police, City Life, more Everdreamerz, Dreamworks Dragons, and Back to the Future - a 2015 Hill Valley set includes a hoverboard, Griff, Future Doc, a pond, and a police bike. You also get Marty's 4x4 from 1985, complete with defeated Biff and Jennifer.

What really surprised me, though, is a new Dinosaurs theme with mech parts. It's like Dino-Riders, which Mattel is starting up again through army men-sized toys. Playmobil's are a lot more impressive with clip-on armor and rocket launchers, making them larger than the original 1980s Tyco line.

--AP

More Lanard Alien Collection at Walmart

AlienAliensVia Walmart, where I saw and bought one: Alien Super Set with Power Loader, Action Figures and Accessories Value Box. For $20 you get 3 male humans (same as the previously released figures) and 3 Xenomorph bugs (newly recolored.) If you bought the other set, you're basically paying $20.00 for 3 new aliens - a good deal. If you missed them before, the whole package is actually not a bad deal - it would be better with Ripley, of course. Or perhaps some aliens colored to match the films.

These may not be in toy aisles, but rather giant swaths of aisles filled with $20 exclusive gift boxes from many manufacturers - I just peeked in and was surprised to see this. It's goofy, but $20 would have been a good price for this in the 1990s.

What's more, 7-inch scale Lanard Aliens are on the way in 2021. You have to sift through this YouTube video but it's impressive. They seem to be upsized versions of existing toys, in new colors, none of which match the movies. There's a blue Aliens Xenomorph, a white Alien version, and a gold/bronze Alien 3 dogburster. I have no idea what they will cost, but I assume $10 or less.

--AP

Imaginext Surround Sound Batcave at Target, $50.99

BatmanBatmanVia my friend Phil: Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Batcave is on sale for $50.99 in stores. At press time it's $124.99 online, but I went to a store Sunday evening and sure enough, it rang up at $50.99. Brickseek and Target.com shows them as sold out all over town, but PopFindr shows stores have 0-1 each - your mileage may vary.

My store did not have it by the Imaginext, but rather by numerous big doll house-style toys closer to the bicycles. We were there hunting groceries and other sale things we needed, and I picked one up. It's worth the $50.99 if you have kids or a lot of Imaginext toys of your own.

It took me about 20 minutes to put it together. The figures aren't as snazzy as some of the ones I've already got, but the playset is a marvel of toy engineering. Virtually no paint can be found on the playset - it's like a giant, mutant Tim Mee Battle Mountain. I have a lot of big toys, and this may be bigger than most of them - I have no idea where it's going to live yet. If you're stupid, you should also run out and buy one.

--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!


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