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Act Like Human Bodies
June 23, 2017
Review: Funko Pop! Television Stranger Things Will Pop! Vinyl Figure

Figure of the DayFunko Pop! Television Stranger Things Will Pop! Vinyl 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 Will! The Funko Pop! Television Stranger Things Will Pop! Vinyl Figure is based on the original show, except he won't disappear after the first episode. So read on, and come back next week for more!

--AP

Ad: New Transformers, Ghostbusters Playmobil at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Pre-Order new Transformers and Entertainment Earth! Megatron and Hound voyager-class toys are in stock now. Also, Playmobil Ghostbusters toys are up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth right here.

Transformers The Last Knight Premier Voyager Wave 2 Case Transformers The Last Knight Legion Wave 2 Set Transformers The Last Knight Titan Changers Wave 1 Set
Playmobil 9221 Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Playmobil 9220 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Vehicle with Figures Playmobil 9219 Ghostbusters Firehouse Playset

Order yours today.

--AP

Nintendo 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo 3DSRPG Maker PlayerThis week's 3DS offerings: RPG Maker Player.

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Nintendo Wii U Downloads This Week

Nintendo Wii UDaikon Set This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Daikon Set.

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Nintendo Switch Downloads This Week

Nintendo SwitchOceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas and Fatal Fury 2.

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Is It Safe?
June 22, 2017
Review: Playmobil Ghostbusters 9222 Slimer

Figure of the DayPlaymobil Ghostbusters 9222 SlimerSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our 16bit.com Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Slimed! The Playmobil Ghostbusters 9222 Slimer is an existing mold re-outfitted to work for a movie line, including a new Slimer and little green slime pieces you can stick to flat surfaces. It's neat. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Review: Star Wars Jawa (The Black Series / 40th Anniversary)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Jawa (The Black Series / 40th Anniversary). It has glowing eyes! Read the whole review.

--AP

New Games for the Xbox One

Xbox OneDungeon Defenders IIXbox fans, it's time to try Dungeon Defenders II. Microsoft says:

"Dungeon Defenders II is an Action Tower Defense game, packed with classic roleplaying elements like loot, leveling, and pets. The Old OnesÕ armies have invaded Etheria and itÕs up to you and your friends to push them back! Create and level a team of heroes to take into battle. Then freeze, burn, and electrocute enemies with your deadly defenses or jump into the action yourself to finish them off! Play by yourself or alongside friends, with up to 4 player online and 2 player local (splitscreen) Co-Op."

Also available: Super Bomb Rush!, MXGP3, Air Guitar Warrior Gamepad Edition, ACA NEOGEO MAGICAL DROP II Is, Tour de France 2017, Outbreak, and Dead By Daylight: Special Edition.

--AP

HBO/Lindelhof Watchmen, Lord Miller Out at Han Solo
June 21, 2017
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return Roadburn

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return RoadburnSomething 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!

Red! The Hasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return Roadburn is not Cliffjumper, in a surprise twist of events. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

New SDCC Reveal - Transformers Optimus Prime... the next one!

TransformersNew StuffVia Tumblr and Hasbro's PR: TRANSFORMERS PRIMITIVE OPTIMUS PRIME Figure.

In many ways, this is one of the best exclusives. It's a weird, branded thing that you will love if you get it and may not miss if you don't. It has a skate board and skate ramp. Also, it's really reasonably priced at $50. You'll want a closer look at this one, particularly his new tiny buddy Shreddicus Maximus.

--AP

PS4: PSN Updates

PS4ACA NEOGEO MAGICAL DROP II New to the Playstation 4 this week: Blasting Agent: Ultimate Edition, Dead by Daylight: Special Edition, Digerati Bundle 5 Pack Part 2, Dungeon Defenders II, FINAL FANTASY¨ XIV Online Complete CollectorÕs Edition, The Girl and the Robot, God Wars Future Past, Island Flight Simulator, I Want to be Human, Lili: Child of Geos, MXGP3 Ð The Official Motocross Videogame, Nex Machina, Raiders of the Broken Planet, Tinertia, Tour de France 2017, and ACA NEOGEO MAGICAL DROP II.

But what of PS VR? Chess Ultra, and Air Force Special Ops: Nightfall.

--AP

PS Vita: PSN Updates This Week

PS VitaBlasting Agent: Ultimate Edition New to the PSP Vita this week: Blasting Agent: Ultimate Edition and God Wars Future Past.

--AP

Star Trek in September now?
June 20, 2017
Review: Hasbro Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Infinite Series Groot

Figure of the DayHasbro Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Infinite Series GrootSomething 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!

He is Groot! The Hasbro Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Infinite Series Groot is, surprisingly, still possibly at a Target near you in pieces. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Review: Star Wars Lando Calrissian (The Black Series)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Lando Calrissian (The Black Series) . He has some decent gear here. Read the whole review.

--AP

Super Castlevania IV LP Wednesday

Simon!Video GamesVia Mondo Tees: Super Castlevania IV - Original Video Game Soundtrack 2XLP. Their email says:

Super Castlevania IV - Original Video Game Soundtrack 2XLP. Music by Konami Kukeiha Club. Artwork by Jenolab. Pressed on 2x 180 Gram Bronze and Gold Split Vinyl (Limited to 1,000 Copies) - or - 2x 180 Gram Silver with Red Splatter. $30

I'll be buying. I'm also very aware that this is more than I paid for the game cartridge, but can you blame me?

--AP

RIP Stephen Furst
June 19, 2017
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A column! 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

Review: Playmobil "Fi?ures" Figures Space Ranger

Figure of the DayPlaymobil Something 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!

Surprise! The Playmobil "Fi?ures" Figures Space Ranger looks like a space guy or one of the guards from The Hunger Games. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

G.I. Joe Convention - 2018 Is It

G.I. JoeG.I. JoeVia Joe Battle Lines: Joe Con 2017: News from the G.I. Joe CollectorÕs Club roundtable. There is news, but you're not going to like it.

Highlights include that 2018 will be Fun Publications' final G.I. Joe convention. Hasbro has no plans to return Joe to retail stores until a movie. New club figures were revealed like Extensive Enterprises Tomax. Hascon will have an event that boasts the "Largest gathering of G.I. Joe creators ever assembled."

--AP

ICYMI: TakaraTomy's Animal Adventures (Ania) Figures

ToysAniaHow did we all miss these? Our pal Victoria of Victoria's Cantina went to Japan and took all sorts of toy photos, including a set of dinosaurs I'd never seen before from TakaraTomy. Interestingly, it's part of a whole toy animal line - it's easy to forget they're a toy company that makes stuff for kids! Takara-Tomy has a site showcasing the current line but it's been around for a while with multiple whales, dinosaurs, and other animals in the $10-or-less range.

You can find these at Amazon or HobbyLink Japan or eBay, but it's worth researching prices before buying - some are going for a big markup on one marketplace but not another, and many are long sold out. It also has the greatest name I've ever heard in months - Legendary Phantom Beast Special Set. This is a dragon, a unicorn, and a Phoenix in a box for about $15. You should also follow her Twitter because it's full of good stuff.

--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 at 12:01 AM MST 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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Comic-Con Is the New Sears
June 16, 2017
Review: Hasbro Transformers The Last Knight Premier Edition Bumblebee

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers The Last Knight Premier Edition BumblebeeSomething 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-ish! The Hasbro Transformers The Last Knight Premier Edition Bumblebee is a pretty sharp redeco of a toy from the last movie. So read on, and come back next week for more!

--AP

G.I. Joe and Sears Merge for SDCC

G.I. Joe77 Fake AtarisVia Hasbro and my Tumblr: G.I. Joe Cobra Missile Command Headquarters. It comes in a faux-aged box, with three figures and a cardboard playset. Just like the original!

The $50 set isn't a terrible deal - 3 figures and a cardboard diorama, that's actually a decent value.

--AP

Nintendo 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo 3DSRiver City: Knights of JusticeThis week's 3DS offerings: River City: Knights of Justice and I am an air traffic controller AIRPORT HERO OSAKA-KIX.

--AP

Nintendo Wii U Downloads This Week

Nintendo Wii UMutant Alien Moles of the Dead This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Mutant Alien Moles of the Dead.

--AP

Nintendo Switch Downloads This Week

Nintendo SwitchMighty Gunvolt Burst This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Mighty Gunvolt Burst and Sengoku.

--AP

Too Many Bugs
June 15, 2017
Review: Unknown Wind-Up Brown Tyrannosaurus Rex

Figure of the DayUnknown Wind-Up Brown Tyrannosaurus RexSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our 16bit.com Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

What is it? The Unknown Wind-Up Brown Tyrannosaurus Rex is in one of my toy boxes and has been for years - it's charming, quirky, and unidentified. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Review: Star Wars 3PO Protocol Droid (White)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: 3PO Protocol Droid (White). It's a Disney exclusive sold in pieces. Read the whole review.

--AP

New Outer Space Men Electron+ July 7

Outer Space MenElectronVia the Outer Space Men News blog: Coming in July - Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Electron+. You know the drill - it glows, it's a bit better than the last one, and it matches the entire clan of Cosmic Radiation figures.

It's great! Our review is going up July 7 so you can read it the morning before it goes up for sale. Unless it goes up early again.

--AP

New Star Wars and Transformers at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Pre-Order new Action Figures from Entertainment Earth! New The Black Series 6-inch figures join and Transformers: The Last Knight leader-class toys as well as a new Trypticon!

Transformers The Last Knight Premier Deluxe Wave 2 Case Transformers Generations Titans Return Legends Wave 5 Set Star Trek: TOS Talking Spock Bobble Head - Con. Exclu. The Incredibles Elastigirl Rock Candy Vinyl Figure Alice in Wonderland Rock Candy Vinyl Figure The Legend of Zelda Triforce Plastic Cup Transformers Last Knight 1:64 Vehicles Wave 1 Quarter Case Aggravation Retro Series 1989 Edition Game Transformers Generations Titans Return Trypticon

Also don't miss Comic-Con Exclusives from Entertainment Earth too! Super Mario, Wonder Woman, Star Trek, Deadpool, and more await you.

--AP

New Games for the Xbox One

Xbox OneA Hole New WorldXbox fans, it's time to try A Hole New World. Microsoft says:

"The city is being invaded by monsters from the Upside Down World! You, the Potion Master, must defeat evil all alone, with no tutorials or "Easy Mode" to assist you. You'll have to rely on the help of Fay, your companion fairy, and your potions! Jump and shoot like they did in the good ol' arcade days. Fight enemies in your world and in the Upside Down World! Defeat gigantic bosses and acquire their powers!"

Also available: Cars 3: Driven To Win, Prison Architect: All Day And A Psych, Kholat, ACA NEOGEO KING OF THE MONSTERS, and Air Missions: HIND.

--AP

Metroid Prime 4, Really? Samus Returns for 3DS.
June 14, 2017
Review: Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Mystron Action Figure

Figure of the DayOuter Space Men Cosmic Radiation Mystron 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!

New! The Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Mystron Action Figure hit the web last week, so you can/should consider ordering yours if you want one. It glows, it's Mystron, there's everything to like here. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Metroid, Metroid, Metroid Perfect

NintendoNew StuffVia Twitter: New #amiibo approaching! Samus Aran and the Metroid amiibo will be compatible with #Metroid: Samus Returns. They will be packaged together as a twin-pack, and are expected to debut September 15 with Metroid: Samus Returns for the Nintendo 3DS/2DS family. Older Metroid-themed Amiibo toys should be compatible, so snap those up (or don't) as we don't know how they will function yet. You may actually be able to find Samus in her Zero Suit or normal costume at toy stores near you right now... last Spring, the Zelda-themed ones up and vanished upon release of Breath of the Wild.

Since there are Amiibo figures for this game, you may be lamenting your lack of "New" 3DS or 2DS units - you might still be able to pick up a standalone Amiibo Reader at Toys R Us or other retailers for about $20.

You can pre-order the Metroid: Samus Returns game at Amazon. At this time the LE of the game - which has a bonus soundtrack CD - is not up for grabs. Metroid Prime IV for the Switch was also announced.

Metroid: Samus Returns is a 2D remake of 1991's Metroid II: Return of Samus, a GameBoy game remade by fans as AM2R a couple of years ago. It was superb - this new version seems to be pretty complicated with lots of new moves and tricks.

--AP

Hyperkin Goes Atari - Retron 77

Atari77 Fake AtarisVia Phil and Engadget: Atari 2600 fans get the revival console they deserve. That almost sounds menacing, doesn't it?

The $80 clone system comes from Hyperkin of Retron fame, and it takes USB or vintage controllers. For the curious, the Sega Genesis uses the same connector and you can use a Sega pad with vintage Atari hardware.

Will you need to go dust off your old games? Probably! You haven't played them since the 1990s.

--AP

PS4: PSN Updates

PS4Iron Sea Defenders New to the Playstation 4 this week: Iron Sea Defenders, Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic, Le Tour de France 2017, and Cars 3: Driven to Win.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates

PS3Cars 3: Driven to Win New to the Playstation 3 this week: Cars 3: Driven to Win.

--AP

Just Have the Two Funny Ones
June 13, 2017
Review: Onell Design Glyos Neo Granthan Skaterriun Mimic

Figure of the DayOnell Design Glyos Neo Granthan Skaterriun MimicSomething 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!

Orange! The Onell Design Glyos Neo Granthan Skaterriun Mimic is a sharp, modern-looking take on the Glyos Beast body. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Review: Star Wars Vendor Droid (Blue, Droid Factory)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Vendor Droid (Blue, Droid Factory). It's a Disney park exclusive, provided you're at a park with the parts to build your own. Read the whole review.

--AP

Ad: New Parks & Recreation at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Pre-Order new Parks & Recreation Pop! Vinyl Figures from Funko and Entertainment Earth! Five new figures are up now with delivery expected in August, and you if you want more Parks & Rec items you can find a ton of the very best from Entertainment Earth right here.

Parks and Recreation Andy Dwyer Pop! Vinyl Figure #501 Parks and Recreation Leslie Knope Pop! Vinyl Figure #498 Parks and Recreation April Ludgate Pop! Vinyl Figure #502 Parks and Recreation Ron Swanson Pop! Vinyl Figure #499 Parks and Recreation Lil Sebastian Pop! Vinyl Figure #500

Pre-order yours today.

--AP

RIP Adam West
June 12, 2017
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A column! 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

Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return Decepticon Krok

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return Decepticon KrokSomething 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!

What a Krok! The Hasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return Decepticon Krok is a more literal update of the non-transforming character that looks sort of like a stealth bomber. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

New HDMI AtGames Sega Genesis Incoming

SegaToysVia AtGames (as a PDF): The Sega Genesis Flashback in stores September, 2017. This is interesting for many reasons - supposedly the controllers are Bluetooth this time. It's HDMI. It can use cartridges if you have them. Some forums are reporting a $79.99 cost with a September 15 release date, but the big news reports do not have this information.

AtGames is a Chinese manufacturer who has been cranking out Genesis clones for years - you can find them at Target or Toys R Us with a burst on the box that looks a lot like it has a Nintendo Seal of Quality on it. Many of the games are homebrew or obscure titles that you may not consider worthy of counting toward the total, and previous models didn't support on-console saving - which means you won't finish Phantasy Star IV. This new model boasts Columns, Golden Axe, Sonic 2, Shining Force, Shinobi III, and others on the mock-up packaging. Clone hardware hasn't always delivered a pixel-perfect experience, but sometimes you get something pretty awesome at a price that, considering inflation, ain't bad.

In this case you also get something called Mr. Balls, which probably isn't something anyone actually remembers because like Curling 2010 and Fish Story, they seem to be more or less exclusive to these consoles. Of the 85 titles, I think I recognize about 40 as being Genesis games, the rest don't sound familiar - I mean, I know what Chess or Air Hockey are, but I don't remember them as games for a Sega console from 1989 onward. 7 of the titles are Sonic games. Also, Ristar.

--AP

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