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TRU Files for Bankruptcy
September 19, 2017
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return Decepticon Octone

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return Decepticon OctoneSomething 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!

Octane, but not! The Hasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return Decepticon Octone should confuse buyers and sellers for years to come. These ones came in a foil baggie. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

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Review: Han Solo (The Last Jedi Line Look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Han Solo (The Last Jedi Line Look). He looks a little lumpy under the macro lens. Read the whole review.

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Last Kmart in Phoenix Video

ToysSo Kmart isn't doing well - in Phoenix, most of them have slowly closed and become other things - furniture stores, indoor go-karts, or sad husks. The last open store is on the I-17 and Northern, currently going through its death throes. I was there last week on my birthday toy run, and the toy department had been collapsed with the former toy department being empty shelving for sale. It looked far better in July, when the YouTube account Retail Archaeology made this lovely video.

Semi-related, Toys R Us announced it'll file for some sort of bankruptcy this week, which doesn't necessarily mean it's going out of business. In the 1990s, Kmart was part of what Hasbro called its "top five" - Target, Kmart, Kay-Bee Toys, Toys R Us, and Walmart - who made up 85ish percent of the American toy business market. Kay-Bee closed in the late 2000s, with Kmart not officially out of business, but dozens of store closures are announced every couple of months. (The rest of the toy market was often referred to, at Hasbro, as "market six." Mattel referred to the other stores as "alternative channels" or "alt channel" stores.)

The loss of Kmart over time has been supplanted by growth in Amazon and online toy sellers like Entertainment Earth (where I work), plus increases - albeit small ones - at the likes of Walgreens and increasingly GameStop. And JC Penny has a toy section again this year, probably right now at a store near you.

If you've got a Kmart near you, take a stroll through it - here in Phoenix, we're fast approaching our last chance.

--AP

Metroid Party Time Sink Weekend
September 18, 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!

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Review: Funko Pop! Television Stranger Things Mike Pop! Vinyl Figure

Figure of the DayFunko Pop! Television Stranger Things Mike 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!

Stranger Things is almost back, Emmys or not! The Funko Pop! Television Stranger Things Mike Pop! Vinyl Figure is the last of these I had on my review pile. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

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New Outer Space Men Coming

Outer Space MenOuter Space MenVia the Outer Space Men news blog: New Outer Space Men - Meet Luna Eclipse and Zero Gravity. New characters, new heads, and glowing parts - what more could you ask for? These are in the works, it seems, along with Astrodite.

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Metroid II 2 Today
September 15, 2017
Review: Hasbro Marvel Legends X-Men Deadpool

Figure of the DayHasbro Marvel Legends X-Men DeadpoolSomething 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!

Taco Friday! The Hasbro Marvel Legends X-Men Deadpool is a fun figure if you can find one. So read on, and come back next week for more!

--AP

Nintendo 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo 3DSMetroid: Samus ReturnsThis week's 3DS offerings: Metroid: Samus Returns.

The store for New 3DS has Minecraft: New 3DS Edition and PercyÕs Predicament Deluxe.

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Nintendo Wii U Downloads This Week

Nintendo Wii UVigilante This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Earthlock: Festival of Magic.

The virtual console has added the games Vigilante from the TurboGrafx-16.

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Nintendo Switch Downloads This Week

Nintendo SwitchNeoGeo Spin Master This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Quest of Dungeons, Semispheres, Robonauts, Kingdom: New Lands, Beach Buggy Racing, NeoGeo Spin Master, and 36 Fragments of Midnight.

Also Jeremy Parish wrote a thing about Nintendo arcade game ports really, actually getting their first official home releases for the Switch. Finally!

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Crappy Birthday to Me
September 14, 2017
Review: Playmobil Ghostbusters 9221 Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

Figure of the DayPlaymobil Ghostbusters 9221 Stay Puft Marshmallow ManSomething 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!

Neat! The Playmobil Ghostbusters 9221 Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is in stores now and is a pretty sturdy representation of the characters from a comedy that came out in 1984 - so naturally, it's what a German toy company wants to make for preschoolers. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

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Review: Jyn Erso (Forces of Destiny)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Jyn Erso (Forces of Destiny). She's a real doll, except she can actually stand on her own two feet! Read the whole review.

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New Glyos Drop Tonight

GlyosGlyosVia the Glyos News Dump: New Glyos Drop Thursday at 9:30 PM Eastern. It's tonight! Matt Doughty confirmed there will be no Outer Space Men, but there will be some other guests of interest. Exciting!

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New Games for the Xbox One

Xbox OnePlanet of the EyesXbox fans, it's time to try Planet of the Eyes. Microsoft says:

"A finalist for "Best Indie Game" at the Canadian Videogame Awards, Planet of the Eyes tells the tale of a service robot stranded on a mysterious planet. A stunning visual mix of puzzle and platforming challenges, an original musical score and fully voiced audio logs will sweep you away on the immersive journey of a lone robot in an unknown world."

Also available: NASCAR Heat 2, PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018, EA SPORTS NHL 18 Young Stars Edition, Rogue Trooper Redux, Transcripted, Maize, and DonÕt Starve Together: Console Edition.

--AP

J.J. Abrams In for Star Wars IX
September 13, 2017
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return Blitzwing

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return BlitzwingSomething 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!

Three modes of terror? The Hasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return Blitzwing is at a store near you, maybe, possibly, if you're lucky. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

PS4: PSN Updates

PS4Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana New to the Playstation 4 this week: Baja: Edge of Control HD, Bloody Zombies, Butter & Friends: Babysitter Sim, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, DreamBreak, Get Over Here, NASCAR Heat 2, NBA Live 18, NHL 18, Planet of the Eyes, Samurai Shodown V Special, Time Recoil, Tooth and Tail, Transcripted, Trulon: The Shadow Engine, VR Karts, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, Happy Dungeons, Inside Limbo Double Pack, Maize, Manifest 99, and Pro Evolution Soccer 2018.

New classic games this week: Art of Fighting Anthology.

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PS Vita: PSN Updates This Week

PS VitaSamurai Shodown V Special New to the PSP Vita this week: Samurai Shodown V Special.

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PS3: PSN Updates

PS3Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 New to the Playstation 3 this week: Pro Evolution Soccer 2018.

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Teeny Boppers and Bobby Soxers
September 12, 2017
Review: Playmobil "Fi?ures" Figures Zombie

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!

Dead! The Playmobil "Fi?ures" Figures Zombie is pretty good for a decaying dead guy. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Review: Resistance Pilot Tallie (The Last Jedi Line Look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Resistance Pilot Tallie (The Last Jedi Line Look). She comes with an A-Wing. Read the whole review.

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HasCon Was Good
September 11, 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!

Also, check out the Galactic Hunter HasCon coverage!

--AP

Review: Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Beta Phase Ohpromatem Action Figure

Figure of the DayFour Horsemen Outer Space Men Beta Phase Ohpromatem 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!

White! The Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Beta Phase Ohpromatem Action Figure is a convention redeco that also served as a blankf or customizers. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Review: Boba Fett (The Last Jedi Line Look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Boba Fett (The Last Jedi Line Look). It's packaged with a new Han Solo. Read the whole review.

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HasCon - The Whole Plate

HasConIt begins and ends here: Let's start with the G.I. Joe Showcases. Original artwork, prototypes, paint masters, and other items of historical significance to toy people were shown and were a treat to see.

HasCon 2017 - G.I. Joe HasCon 2017 - G.I. Joe

Hasbro had Hasbro Games. Giant games, games for sale, game crates, and game demos - it was pretty amazing to see everything. I was particularly taken with some of the game crates, specifically a game that asks you if you're better than a box of rocks at trivia. It's called - wait for it - Box of Rocks.

HasCon 2017 - Hasbro Games HasCon 2017 - Hasbro Games

Tons of Marvel items were shown spanning a decade of movies and getting close to a century's worth of comic books. I loved seeing Walgreens new exclusives, a 3 3/4-inch Mega Man (really), and some costumes.

HasCon 2017 - Marvel HasCon 2017 - Marvel

Massive parts of HasCon were set up to Nerf items. Blasters and cars are their main products, but there are shooting galleries and a quasi-paintball zone where people could shoot each other - or a dude dressed like a zombie!

HasCon 2017 - nerf HasCon 2017 - nerf

I was delighted to see a big Play-Doh setup. There was a test play kitchen in addition to scores of display cases and demo stations with new items. The vintage stuff was the most fun to revisit, though.

HasCon 2017 - Play-Doh HasCon 2017 - Play-Doh

This HasCon Grab Bag is loaded with other stuff. Shirts for sale, Littlest Pet Shop, Dunkin Donuts Plinko, micro-sized Tonka vehicles, and so much more could be seen. I had fun. The free donut holes made my day each day.

HasCon 2017 - Misc HasCon 2017 - Misc

This Transformers Generations gallery was the heart of the show - it was the big thing you probably wanted to see, and the Transformers area was right up front when you entered the show. Tucked in were new Power of the Primes toys, with the new Dinobots being the best thing I've seen in a while. It's Sludge, people!

HasCon 2017 - Transformers Generations HasCon 2017 - Transformers Generations

I loved getting to look at Transformers Grey Prototypes since they had new Power of the Primes toys and previously unseen things like scraplets and Blaster from the movieverse.

HasCon 2017 - Transformers Grey Prototypes HasCon 2017 - Transformers Grey Prototypes

I didn't see much new for Transformers The Last Knight. Everything was shown before, but if you haven't seen it you're in for a treat.

HasCon 2017 - Transformers The Last Knight HasCon 2017 - Transformers The Last Knight

If you entered the convention hall, there's no way you could miss Transformers Props and Displays. Full-size cars and a giant Optimus Prime were just some of the things on display.

HasCon 2017 - Transformers Props and Displays HasCon 2017 - Transformers Props and Displays

Similarly, Transformers Robots in Disguise was mostly previously announced toys. I like it.

HasCon 2017 - Transformers Robots in Disguise HasCon 2017 - Transformers Robots in Disguise

And that's all!

--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 at 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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HasCon Weekend Begins
September 8, 2017
Review: Hasbro Revolution First Strike Comic Preview Mega-Set

Figure of the DayHasbro Revolution First Strike Comic Preview Mega-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? Probably not!

Maybe available at HasCon today! The Hasbro Revolution First Strike Comic Preview Mega-Set is the best monument to Hasbro IP this side of the new millennium, so I hope you got/get one. So read on, and come back next week for more!

--AP

Review: Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,405: C-3PO (The Last Jedi Line Look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,405: C-3PO (The Last Jedi Line Look) . It's a new take on a classic droid, and it doesn't look new at first glance... or third glance. Read the whole review.

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New Outer Space Men - Now or Tonight or Both

Outer Space MenAlpha 7Via the Outer Space Men News Blog: Cosmic Radiation Outer Space Men Alpha 7 - Available Now?

Set for a Friday release, the item was up for ordering late Thursday night. Check the store and order accordingly - as far as I know, this is the last known/scheduled glow figure. More may come, but weren't produced yet (as far as I know.)

--AP

Nintendo 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo 3DSCrystareinoThis week's 3DS offerings: Crystareino.

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Nintendo Wii U Downloads This Week

Nintendo Wii UDetana!! TwinBee This week's batch of titles on the eShop:

The virtual console has added the games Detana!! TwinBee and China Warrior from the TurboGrafx-16.

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Nintendo Switch Downloads This Week

Nintendo SwitchNeuroVoider This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Physical Contact: 2048, Blue's Journey, Double Dragon IV, Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition, NeuroVoider, and The Bridge.

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HasCon Is Almost On
September 7, 2017
Review: Playmobil 2017 Toy Fair Roman Troop Figure

Figure of the DayPlaymobil 2017 Toy Fair Roman Troop FigureSomething 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!

Free! The Playmobil 2017 Toy Fair Roman Troop Figure is a freebie. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Review: Darth Vader (The Last Jedi Line Look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Darth Vader (The Last Jedi Line Look). With a probe droid! Read the whole review.

--AP

New Games for the Xbox One

Xbox OneDestiny 2Xbox fans, it's time to try Destiny 2. Microsoft says:

"From the makers of the acclaimed hit game Destiny, comes the much-anticipated sequel. An action shooter that takes you on an epic journey across the solar system. Humanity's last safe city has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. He has stripped the city's Guardians of their power, and forced the survivors to flee. You will venture to mysterious, unexplored worlds of our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, you must reunite humanity's scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home."

Also available: Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Episode 1, Echoes Of The Fey: The Fox's Trail, Don't Knock Twice, and Squish And The Corrupted Crystal.

--AP

Colin Trevorrow Fired from Star Wars?
September 6, 2017
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return Decepticon Overlord

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return Decepticon OverlordSomething 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 last big Headmaster? The Hasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return Decepticon Overlord is starting to show up, so get or pre-order yours. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Review: Luke Skywalker (The Last Jedi Line Look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Luke Skywalker (The Last Jedi Line Look). Finally! Read the whole review.

--AP

PS4: PSN Updates

PS4Songbringer New to the Playstation 4 this week: A Hole New World, Antiquia Lost, Destiny 2, DonÕt Knock Twice, Gunducky Industries, Knack 2, The Lost Bear, Senko no Ronde 2, Songbringer, Spectrum, and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth.

New classic games this week: Art of Fighting Anthology.

--AP

PS Vita: PSN Updates This Week

PS VitaAntiquia Lost New to the PSP Vita this week: Antiquia Lost, Licky the Lucky Lizard Lives Again, Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth, and Drive Girls.

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