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Hunting Season's Back
July 27, 2021
Review: Onell Design Pheydenstein

Figure of the DayOnell Design PheydensteinSomething 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!

Sold out! The Onell Design Pheydenstein is a big bulky monster who has lived on my desk for about a year and a half. If it shows up on eBay, go ahead and buy it - you get a sack of parts with the bulked-up Pheyden redeco, so it's worth your while. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Ad: Pre-Order Labyrinth Mini Epics at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get the New Labyrinth Mini Epics Figures - they're coming next March!

Labyrinth Sarah with The Worm and Ludo Mini Epic 2-Pck Labyrinth Jareth Mini Epic Vinyl Figure Labyrinth Sarah Williams Mini Epic Vinyl Figure Labyrinth Ludo Mini Epic Vinyl Figure

There's a lot of good stuff this week. Order yours now!

--AP

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RIP Jackie Mason
July 26, 2021
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: SDCC Didn't Happen, Let's Talk Star Wars Eaglemoss, Exclusives, and Variants! 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!

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Ad: Pre-Order New Toys and Exclusives at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get the not-quite-Comic-Con reveals from Quantum Mechanix, Gentle Giant, Diamond Select Toys, and Jada at Entertainment Earth! Monsters, Jedi, Sith, barflys, and so much more can be yours.

General Mills Count Chocula 6-Inch Scale Action Figure General Mills Franken Berry 6-Inch Scale Action Figure Darkwing Duck Negaduck Q-Fig - Exclusive Coraline Spinning Enamel 3-Inch Pin - EE Exclusive Star Wars: Rebels Darth Vader 1:7 Scale Mini-Bust Star Wars: A New Hope Ben Kenobi Milestones 1:6 Scale Statue Star Wars: The Mandalorian Beskar Jumbo Action Figure Star Wars: The Mandalorian 1:1 Scale Helmet Prop Replica Star Wars: A New Hope Blue Snaggletooth 1:6 Scale Bust Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Class Jolt Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Bumblebee with Sam

Robots, heroes, cereal mascots, bad guys, good guys it's just a lot to take in. Order yours now!

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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 - I just need some help making sure that the site costs me only time, and hopefully not money. Thanks for your support!

If you want a piece of merchandise, we now have one! The 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter Collectible Enamel Pin is now available on Etsy. Money goes to me, after Etsy fees, shipping, and whatnot.

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The Declaration of In My Pants
July 23, 2021
Star Wars Review: Luke Skywalker (Heir to the Empire, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Luke Skywalker (Heir to the Empire, The Black Series 6-Inch). It's Dagobah Luke, in black, with a different lightsaber and a ysalamiri for your Thrawn figure. I'd recommend it, even if Luke does look a little young for a post-Return of the Jedi timeline. Read the whole review.

--AP

Mego Does G.I. Joe

G.I. JoeNewVia eBay and Hypebae: G.I. Joe x Mego Ninja Rivals Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow 2-Pack. Due in Fall of 2021 for $59.99 - a healthy mark-up over other Mego action figures - this set has more accessories and more ornate costumes than other recent (and vintage) releases.

For those keeping track, Hasbro and Mezco are both doing 6-inch figures, Super7 is doing 7-inch figures (and also 3 3/4-inch figures), and Mego is doing 8-inch figures. Multiple firms are doing 12-inch figures. While a lot of companies made Mego-like figures of other, later action figures, this is the first time a Hasbro character was produced in the Mego-branded format.

--AP

Ad: Pre-Order Sick, Sad Daria Exclusives at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get the New Daria Pins and Bags at Entertainment Earth - the MTV series, now streaming irregularly on Pluto.tv, has some nice exclusives!

Daria Passport Purse - Entertainment Earth Exclusive Daria Sick Sad World Wallet - EE Exclusive Daria Enamel Pin Set of 2 - EE Exclusive

Sick Sad World with the Misery Chick, Loungefly made it all for you. Order yours now!

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchPokémon UNITE This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Pokémon UNITE, SAMURAI WARRIORS 5, and over a dozen more.

In stores: Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.

Nintendo Switch Online added some Super NES games: Bombuzal, Claymates, and Jelly Boy.

--AP

A Good Year for Old Controllers.
July 22, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Red Alert Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Red Alert 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!

Again! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Red Alert Action Figure is a Walmart exclusive redeco of a figure from a few years ago - it's different! More or less. But if you have a Red Alert, either one is perfectly good. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Red Sega Genesis USB, Classic, 2.4g Controllers from Retro-Bit

SegaRedVia Retro-Bit on Twitter: SEGA x Retro-Bit present Crimson Red #SEGAGenesis Arcade Pads. Coming this holiday season. Previously, black and blue pads were sold - and they're pretty good. I picked up a wired classic port version and it feels genuinely good, particularly for an aftermarket controller for a console that's been for collectors and hobbyists for the better part of two decades.

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More Vikings
July 21, 2021
Star Wars Review: C2-B9 (Droid Depot Line Look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: C2-B9 (Droid Depot Line Look). This is Disney's release for theme parks, and it's part of one of the very best robot boxed sets they have released to date, which includes two astromech droids and some big, all-new molds. Read the whole review.

--AP

Playmobil Gets Asterix License

PlaymobilAsterixVia Spielwarenmesse: PLAYMOBIL announces ASTERIX and OBELIX license cooperation. In Europe, the Asterix comics have run for decades and been translated into many languages, creating generations of fans. In America, Asterix is something parents buy their kids when getting them to learn a second language. It's hugely popular and it's kind of amazing it wasn't the first license for Playmobil given their market focus.

There's no guarantee it will come to the United States. So far, the Heidi sets haven't made it here.

--AP

Oh, Joe
July 20, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Core Soundwave Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Core Soundwave 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 like you remember, but smaller! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Core Soundwave Action Figure is a lot like the 1984 original, down to an opening door with a slug tape inside. If you can't get Walmart's exclusive tape deck - and at this point, you probably can't - you may want this smaller substitute. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

G.I. Joe Origins: Snake Eyes Opens Friday

G.I. JoeSnake EyesWe normally don't make a fuss about movie opening dates here, in large because the marketing machine does a really good job about letting you know. Snake Eyes is due out this week - no really, it's expected to be in theaters Friday. Like the last movie the toy launch is a little weird, with Hasbro allowing pre-orders for some of the toys but not others and as far as I know, stores don't have any of these on-shelf yet. At least, I haven't seen any.

The movie was slated for last year, then this fall, and then suddenly got moved to this week in the wake of other recent box office successes this year - albeit without the marketing campaign or the toy tie-in to inform people it's actually coming. Black Widow had toys out last year, but they basically ran through those with minimal support for the movie and what certainly felt like a lot less promotion for it. There are plenty of prognosticators out there for movies, so I'll just leave this out there to remind you that the movie is indeed due this week and it's unlikely you'll see the toys in person before the August toy aisle "holiday" reset. And that's assuming stores want to carry them given the movie will probably come and go quickly... but the figures do look pretty neat.

There are a lot of movie - some with toys produced - pushed for later this year, like The Eternals and Ghostbusters: Afterlife. These things have been bounced around so much that I can only say that I assume they will still be released. But I still haven't seen Black Widow so what do I know?

Anyway, there's no 3 3/4-inch movie line this time, and the film's toy line is going to be pretty small. There are some nice classic-inspired 6-inch figures for about ten bucks though, so keep your eyes open for those.

--AP

RIP Biz Markie
July 19, 2021
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Dignitaries, Captains, and Starships! 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

New NES Game: The Adventures of Panzer

NESNewVia Kickstarter: The Adventures of Panzer. It's based on a web comic I don't follow, but there's a demo and it's good. (I got killed at the boss at what I presume was the end.)

This game cartridge is set for release in March 2022. It's also a bit more expensive - it's about US$60 for a bare cartridge, $80 for a boxed copy, and shipping to the USA is another $20 making it one of the more expensive game cartridges for this era of Nintendo Entertainment System releases. There's also a limited edition version.

The playable characters were charmingly low-res with excellent backgrounds and snappy music. Also the logo and cinematic screens took a long time to sit through and couldn't be skipped.

--AP

Galactus Joins Marvel Legends (again) via HasLab

MarvelNewVia Hasbro Pulse: Marvel Legends Galactus. It was almost 1/3 funded in the first few hours and will undoubtedly pass all goals this week, at press time it's about 50% funded. The 32-inch figure is set for $399.99, and you can order through August 30.

This figure is set for release in Fall 2022.

--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 - I just need some help making sure that the site costs me only time, and hopefully not money. Thanks for your support!

If you want a piece of merchandise, we now have one! The 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter Collectible Enamel Pin is now available on Etsy. Money goes to me, after Etsy fees, shipping, and whatnot.

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Rush Job
June 16, 2021
Star Wars Review: Remnant Stormtrooper (The Retro Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Remnant Stormtrooper (The Retro Collection). This version looks like the old Kenner one, but comes on a retro card and is dirty. It was originally exclusive to Hasbro Pulse and Disney Shop, but now you can get it at Entertainment Earth and potentially elsewhere. Read the whole review.

--AP

Ad: Pre-Order Super's Ultimates! G.I. Joe and ReAction Figures at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get the New Super7 G.I. Joe Ultimates and ReAction Figures - a whopping 19 new figures were revealed yesterday!

G.I. Joe Ultimates Snake Eyes 7-Inch Action Figure G.I. Joe Ultimates Duke 7-Inch Action Figure G.I. Joe Ultimates Cobra Commander 7-Inch Action Figure G.I. Joe Ultimates Cobra B.A.T. 7-Inch Action Figure

There's a lot of good stuff this week. The big guys are coming in 2022, but the ReAction Figures are due in the fall. Order yours now!

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives Sea Fighter Poseidon This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives Sea Fighter Poseidon, Junkyard Builder, Defend the Kingdom, and over a dozen more.

In stores: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.

--AP

I Guess That Was Loki
July 15, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Leader Ultra Magnus Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Leader Ultra Magnus 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!

Newish! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Leader Ultra Magnus Action Figure was sold several times in a slightly different form - this one has unique Earth mode parts and changes to a few key components so he looks more like the old cartoon version. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

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