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RIP Mark McGinty
September 20, 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 at HasLab, Limited Run Games, and also What's New?. 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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Portables: Great while Going Nowhere
September 17, 2021
Star Wars Review: Boba Fett (Prototype Edition - Green Head, The Retro Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Boba Fett (Prototype Edition - Green Head, The Retro Collection). There are at least six color configurations - and mine looks like a Crayola box! Read the whole review.

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Game Boy on Kickstarter - Gelatinous: Humanity Lost

Game BoyMoreVia Kickstarter: Gelatinous: Humanity Lost, a brand new adventure platformer for the Nintendo Game Boy with a physical boxed release. Right now a boxed copy is $55 shipped with stickers and a pin, and they expect it to be done in January 2022. Which sounds optimistic.

It looks interesting, not unlike Bobl or Metroid II in spots. Also worth noting: Infinity also closes today and will be about US $100 shipped.

--AP

Devo Vodka a Thing

MusicTrust Me?Via my friend Shaun: Trust Me Vodka x DEVO. I don't recommend that you drink, I don't know/endorse this product, but I do love Devo and I do report on a lot of licensed products. Spuds may be amused that a potato vodka with a Devo license exists, but at $350, also not.

In the world of collecting stuff, rarely does anything alcohol-related register as amusing enough to share - well, maybe that old Mr. Spock decanter. But not much else.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives Pop Flamer This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives Pop Flamer, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Prince’s Edition, Street Outlaws 2: Winner Takes All, and over a dozen more.

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Or So the Germans Would Have Us Believe
September 16, 2021
Review: Mattel Hot Wheels Tooned Pixel Shaker

Figure of the DayMattel Hot Wheels Tooned Pixel ShakerSomething 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 a car for your LEGO guys! The Mattel Hot Wheels Tooned Pixel Shaker is a 2021 redeco of an older car, but it's on shelf now and you can put a LEGO guy in it. As with most weird cars, it's worth the dollar. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

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RIP Norm Macdonald
September 15, 2021
Star Wars Review: Luke Skywalker (Endor, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Luke Skywalker (Endor, The Vintage Collection). New for 2021, figure takes a 2010 Jedi Luke and adds a new head and new accessories - and it's pretty great if you can find one, exclusively at Walmart. Read the whole review.

--AP

NES Alwa's Awakening Pre-Orders Live

NESComing SoonVia Retro-Bit: Alway's Awakening: The 8-Bit Edition. This is really interesting - there's a $60 fancy deluxe Nintendo Entertainment System cartridge with bells and whistles, and also a $20 USB stick with the NES ROM (ROMcarts, emulators, etc.) too - so you can buy a ROM on a physical thing. This is neat, and I'd like to see more things like it.

It's an indie game getting an NES port with supposedly minimal loss of fidelity, which is impressive - it's expected to ship spring of 2022, and pre-orders are open until October 17.

--AP

New Weird Al Split EP for Record Store Day

MusicOh YeahVia Record Store Day: 'Weird Al' Yankovic/Osaka Popstar - Beat on The Brat (Maxi Single). It's been a long time since there was a new record from "Weird Al" Yankovic, and this EP has a mix of existing tracks on a new slab of 12-inch vinyl. There are four total versions of "Beat on the Brat" between Mr. Yankovic and the band Osaka Popstar, plus a couple of other Ramones covers from each act. It should be good.

2,500 copies will go on sale for Record Store Day come Black Friday this November. They should all be on eBay and Discogs the following Monday.

--AP

Godzilla Pinball from Stern

Video GamesVia my pal Shaun again: Stern Pinball has a Godzilla table coming! This table is based on the classic kaiju movies, so you'll see a lot of the lower-budget man-in-monster stuff that so many kids of the 20th century grew up with and love. There are three versions, and the cheap one is just under $7,000. Here's a trailer.

So sadly, I won't be getting one.

--AP

Game Boy Advance Reissue - Ninja Five-O Incoming?

Game BoyAll Cop?Via Limited Run Games Clubo'fun Newsletter: A not-too-subtle hint in the fold-out volume issue 3 that shipped with my copy of Bloodstained: Circle of the Moon 2 had this to say about the super-rare Konami game:

"We hear a certain ultra-rare GBA ninja game may be swinging its way back into action soon. Fitting! Its policeman protagonist sure wouldn't want you to pirate the game."

The game was overlooked in its day and a bare legit cart in good shape is close to $400 these days. A reissue would certainly be welcome - by me, maybe not those of you who paid $500.

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Ad: Pre-Order Hasbro Spider-Man Marvel Legends Action Figures at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get Ne Hasbro Spider-Man Marvel Legends - it's a Toy Biz-style classic wave!

Spider-Man Retro Marvel Legends 6-Inch Action Figures Wave 2

Spider-Man Retro Marvel Legends Shocker 6-Inch Action Figure Spider-Man Retro Marvel Legends Hammerhead Action Figure Spider-Man Retro Marvel Legends Hobgoblin Action Figure Spider-Man Retro Marvel Legends Symbiote Action Figure Spider-Man Retro Marvel Legends Spider-Armor MK I Figure Spider-Man Retro Marvel Legends Ben Reilly 6-Inch Figure

If you called for a web-slinger, this wave has three!

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The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything
September 14, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Deluxe Buzzworthy Origin Bumblebee Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Deluxe Buzzworthy Origin Bumblebee 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!

In stores now - probably! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Deluxe Buzzworthy Origin Bumblebee Action Figure is a Target exclusive that we probably all thought would never be produced. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

In Japan: Secret Nintendo Cafe

NintendoIt's a secret to everyoneVia my friend Shaun and the New York Times: To Survive the Pandemic, a Secret Nintendo Cafe Is Secret No Longer. It's expensive and exclusive - but basically it's a bunch of an ex-Nintendo employee's collectibles in a museum with snacks.

It's called 84 - as in level 8-4 in Super Mario Bros. - and costs about US $75 to hang out with his stash for 90 minutes. (I'd pay it.) If you haven't run out of articles this month, it's a good read.

--AP

Alucard Playmobil? Series 21 Mystery Figures

PlaymobilI'm interested in thisVia amClicks: Figuras Serie 21: Fotos y comentarios. Every year Playmobil puts out at least two series of mystery bagged figures, the first of which tends to appear around January - and this seems to be next year's lot.

There are a lot of interesting choices - a butcher, a paintball player, a mechanic, what appears to be Alucard, a fish woman, a French woman, a ribbon dancer, some sort of valkyrie, and a ninja to name a few.

--AP

Attention: Frogs!
September 13, 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 Droid Pairings, Mailings, and Other Complaints. 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

Analogue Pocket Delayed, Again

Game BoyPocketedVia Analogue: Pocket Delayed to December 2021 - 9/10/21. Well, everything is - even the Razor Crest got pushed back.

Their Twitter indicates they believe they will have more units to sell for those who don't have a pre-order next year. So there's that.

--AP

Glyos Assassin Hellfire from Healeymade!

GlyosAssassinVia The Glyos News Dump: New Healey Made Action Figure - Hellfire Assassin! . The $25 figure now includes a Kenner-ish cape, which the previous prototype and green releases did not.

--AP

New Target/Pulse Transformers Exclusives

TransformersPocketedVia Target: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron: Kingdom Deluxe WFC-K41 Autobot Road Rage. As of today, she's a Red Card exclusive - but that can change. She's $22.99, same as any Deluxe, and I'd buy one if it didn't require a credit card I don't want to add to my wallet. Maybe some day!

Also at Target and Hasbro Pulse: Transformers Collaborative: Universal Monsters Dracula Mash-Up, Draculus. It's branded Universal Monsters, but is just Mindwipe with a cape and some other minor changes - and it's $32. Walmart had a reissue of Mindwipe in a G1 box for $20 earlier this year. this Halloween-themed exclusive doesn't seem to have anything to do with the movies, but it'll ship after Thanksgiving this year.

--AP

Support 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter via Patreon

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Playmobil Enterprise Incoming
September 10, 2021
Star Wars Review: Luke Skywalker (Hoth, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Luke Skywalker (Hoth, The Vintage Collection) . This is a figure from a few years ago, updated with new paint - and he's different! The skin looks a lot better this time around, but once you put the mask on he's not all different. Read the whole review.

--AP

Adam's Star Wars Newsletter #4 - Hasbro Updates

Q&A by Adam PawlusAdam's Star Wars NewsletterGalactic Hunter has posted a Adam's Star Wars Newsletter #4! It's the darling of 1990s dial-up Star Wars internet news, but with a list of this week's new announcements and some rambling. Highlights include: Razor Crest delay, new Bib Fortuna figure, and so many repaints. Read it here!

--AP

Ad: Pre-Order New Star Wars at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Pre-Order Star Wars New Releases at Entertainment Earth! There's a lot on deck.

Star Wars The Vintage Collection 2020 Action Figures Wave 8 Star Wars The Vintage Collection 2020 Action Figures Wave 9 Star Wars Vintage Collection Bib Fortuna Action Figure Star Wars Vintage Collection Lando Calrissian Action Figure Star Wars Vintage Collection The Emperor Actiion Figure Star Wars Vintage Collection 3 3/4-Inch Lobot Action Figure Star Wars Vintage Collection 3 3/4-Inch Teebo Action FigureStar Wars The Vintage Collection IG-11 Action Figure Star Wars The Black Series Rey Force FX Lightsaber Star Wars Black Series Credit Collection Greef Karga Figure

New figures from The Vintage Collection join an exclusive shared Greef Karga from The Black Series and Rey's lightsaber from the end of The Rise of Skywalker.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchWarioWare: Get It Together! This week's batch of titles on the eShop: WarioWare: Get It Together!, Olympia Soiree , Sonic Colors Ultimate, and over a dozen more.

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