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The Great Histories
February 1, 2013
Star Wars Figure Action Review: Plo Koon

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsPlo KoonFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Plo Koon figure from late last year! It's not all that fancy. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Review: Hasbro Transformers Dark of the Moon Movie Trilogy Series Optimus Prime Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Dark of the Moon Movie Trilogy Series Optimus Prime Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

The first and technically last part of the line! The Hasbro Transformers Dark of the Moon Movie Trilogy Series Optimus Prime Action Figure is the third redeco of this mold, but with a container and no gun. Do you need it? So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Reminder: Glyos Drop Tonight

GlyosSyclodocFrom BattleGrip.com: Glyos System Syclowave Quick Pics! This likely fast sell out goes on sale tonight, for all you Shockwave fans, at $25. This preview is part of BattleGrip.com's wonderfyl Glyos Week, which you should read.

The Onell Design Shop has the drop, so stay tuned to their site for updates throughout the evening.

--AP

Ad: New Arrivals and Pre-Orders at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Entertainment Earth received new LEGO Series 9 Mini-Figures this week. What's more, there's a Free Shipping offer on the site! Check out new Spider-Man 12-Inch Action Figures, New Walking Dead Comic Figures, plus Django Unchained from Enterbay!

Each item you order helps support the site. (As in, we get a cut of the sale if you buy anything after clicking one of these links.) Thanks for reading!

LEGO 71000 Minifigures Series 9 10-Pack Prometheus Series 2 Action Figure Set Spider-Man Titan Hero 12-Inch Action Figure The Walking Dead Comic Series 2 Action Figure Set The Walking Dead Comic Series 2 Penny Action Figure Star Trek Borg Cube Monitor Mate Iron Man 3 Movie Pop! Vinyl Figure Star Wars Bossk Jumbo Kenner Action Figure Masters of the Universe Skeletor Super Deformed Plush Masters of the Universe Trap Jaw Super Deformed Plush Masters of the Universe He-Man Super Deformed Plush Masters of the Universe He-Man 30-Inch Power Sword Plush Masters of the Universe Skeletor Pop! Vinyl Figure Masters of the Universe Spikor Pop! Vinyl Figure Masters of the Universe He-Man Pop! Vinyl Figure Masters of the Universe Hordak Pop! Vinyl Figure Django Unchained Calvin Candie Real Masterpiece Figure Predators Series 7 Cloaked Falconer Predator Action Figure LEGO 10660 Pink Suitcase LEGO Star Wars 75001 Republic Troopers vs Sith Troopers

AmazonAlso: Amazon has some nifty Retrobots Mini Figures (review here and a bunch of other goodies. Remember, if you order Omega Supreme through these links, it helps pay for the site. (And we actually don't make a lot of money here.)

--AP

Nintendo Wii and Wii U Downloads This Week

WiiMetal Slug 4 This week's Wii U offerings: Puddle.

The Wii Virtual Console has Metal Slug 4, a $9 Neo-Geo port. Good times.

--AP

Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSIkachanThis week's batch on the DSiWare Shop: 3DS eShop games include Ikachan, Bloody Vampire, and Witch's Cat.

Other DSiWare eShop games include 99Moves for $2.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console: Ice Climber for $4.99, and it's a classic NES game in 3D. (I played the original on the NES a lot back in the day.)

--AP

I Won (By Not Watching)
February 4, 2013
Star Wars Q&A, ARC Trooper Blitz Review 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!

ARC Trooper BlitzFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at a ARC Trooper Blitz, a 2011 release that's potentially still out there. And it's worth getting. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Review: Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Cosmic Creators Four Horsemen Inferno Action Figure

Figure of the DayFour Horsemen Outer Space Men Cosmic Creators Four Horsemen Inferno Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Bright! This Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Cosmic Creators Four Horsemen Inferno Action Figure is gorgeous stuff. It's so ugly it's beautiful. Buy the set. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Glyos: Everything Sells Out (Mostly) + Drop Menu

GlyosMenuVia the Glyos News Dump: Glyos Onell Design February 1 2013 Drop Menu has the full menu of the launch and an update of just how quickly most of the stuff sold out!

Pretty much the entire run (save for a Phase Arm, the green stuff, and the Blocker Rig) were gone the first night. So if you missed it, there's still a few goodies left to be had!

--AP

Progress Is Progressing
February 5, 2013
Review: Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Battle Armor Faker

Figure of the DayMattel Masters of the Universe Classics Battle Armor FakerSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Rare-ish! This Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Battle Armor Faker was a Comic-Con exclusive that more or less remained as such. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Star Wars Action Figure Review: Clone Commander Colt

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsClone Commander ColtFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at a Clone Commander Colt which you may have missed and may now have to overpay for. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Power Lords Art Show: Is Toypocalypse 3: ExtraTOYrrestrial

Power LordsPower LordsWayne Barlowe himself will be at Toypocalypse 3: ExtraTOYrrestrial on Saturday! This off-site Toy Fair-adjacent event is held at Toy Tokyo in the basement and was pretty neat to see last year.

See 2012 coverage here:
Gothtropolis
Outer Space Men
Masters of the Universe
Symbiotech
Custom Figure Gallery

--AP

Outer Space Men: Carded Samples of Cylcops, Gemini, Orbitron

Outer Space MenOmega SupremeVia Outer Space Men News: Outer Space Men: Carded Samples of Cylcops, Gemini, Orbitron, meaning the long-awaited figures are actually on the way! Sort of. They're due around March.

Pre-orders kick off after Toy Fair, while delivery is expected in March. Hooray!

--AP

Toy Fair Is Starting Early
February 6, 2013
Review: Star Wars Clone Commander Neyo

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsClone Commander NeyoFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 2695 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at Clone Commander Neyo. It's an exclusive from a pretty cool gift set. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

If you haven't already, also check out another installment Galactic Hunter Video Theater in which we look at whatever the last thing I posted about was!

--AP

Review: October Toys OTMF Baby Deadbeet Mini-Figure

Figure of the DayOctober Toys OTMF Baby Deadbeet Mini-FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Small! The October Toys OTMF Baby Deadbeet Mini-Figure is a cheap, excellent figure. Two bucks, people. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Toy Fair 2013: Skylanders Swap Force

Toy Fair 2013Swap ForceToy Fair 2013 Starts Early! From our pal Nik Sardos comes this early coverage of Skylanders Swap Force complete with photos and a brief video showcasing the new customization gimmick involving magnets! It's pretty slick.

Please follow Nik on Twitter - @T16skyhopp.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates

PS3Dead Space 3New to download this week: Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Dead Space 3, and Fist of the North Star 2: Ken's Rage. Each is $39.99-$59.99.

New PSN games include Mensa Academy, Bentley's Hackpack, and Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed. $2.99 and up for these ones.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPSly Cooper: Thieves in Time New to the PSP Vita this week: Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time for $26.99. And Bentley's Hackpack is $2.99.

--AP

Almost There!
February 7, 2013
Star Wars Figure Review: Teemto Pagalies

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsTeemto Pagalies Figure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at a Teemto Pagalies , from the gift set you didn't want. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations Wheelie Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations Wheelie Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

He's orange! The Hasbro Transformers Generations Wheelie Action Figure is one of the many exclusives Toys R Us got late last year, and it's a good one! So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeSpecial Forces: Team XXbox fans, it's time to download Special Forces: Team X, a $15/1200-point shooter. Microsoft says:

"Special Forces: Team X (STX) is a team centric 3rd Person cover based shooter. The game features a unique map selection system, with the ability to shape the battlefield by selecting individual environmental pieces, resulting in over 100 map variations. STX supports asymmetric game play with 2-4 teams and 5 frenetic game modes. Cooperative play between team members is richly rewarded. Customize your skills, weapons and character to tailor your tactics and performance in battle. STX brings you the brutality of war as you take on the role of an elite soldier in a Special Forces squad."

--AP

Your Flight Was Cancelled
February 8, 2013
Late Addition: Toy Break Marathon Yields October Toys Exclusives

OMFGPurple Baby DeadbeetFrom Toy Break, a 24-Hour Show means new toys: The Third Annual 24 Hour Toy Break starts at 5 PM Friday and runs through Saturday. Exclusive figures include 3 different Deadbeet toys including baby OTMF purple and metallic purple (pictured) and a full-size clear Deadbeet. Purple OMFG series 2 and a special Walking Dead figure set are also going to be made available.

Figures are now up for order.

--AP

Star Wars Figure Action Review: Ahsoka

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsAhsokaFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Ahsoka figure from late last year! She's the only realistic version of the character as a toy so far. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Review: Onell Design Glyos Task Force Volkriun Core Block Action Figure

Figure of the DayOnell Design Glyos Task Force Volkriun Core Block Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Suggestion! The Onell Design Glyos Task Force Volkriun Core Block Action Figure is less of a figure than it is a block. You can build things with them, but I havne't. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

He-Man Reveals Leak Early

Masters of the UniverseMantennaFrom He-Man.org/Facebook/Elsewhere: Toy Fair He-Man Sneak Peek! Before the Matty event, we now have a look at some awesome (and obscure) characters proving 2013 is, unsurprisingly, going to be fantastic. Check out Mantenna, Shokoti, Castle Grayskull, Castaspella, Icer, and Batros.

My Friday flight was cancelled, but I should be landing late Saturday.

--AP

Diamond Adds to Extensive License Roster

Toy FairOut pals at Diamond Select Toys sent us a big news release today, jam-packed with new license information. We'll hopefully have images from you (assuming we make it out to New York with the storm), but here's the awesome part:

"On display at [Diamond Select Toys'] booth 4905 will be new items from DST's broad array of licenses: Marvel Comics, Marvel Studios, The Walking Dead, Star Wars, Star Trek, Universal Monsters, The Munsters, Knight Rider, Ghostbusters, Pathfinder, Tomb Raider and Invincible. Products will include highly detailed 7-inch action figures, 2-inch Minimates mini-figures, Femme Fatales PVC statues, Granix art plaques, vehicles, light-up statues, banks, prop replicas, bottle openers, kitchenware, neon signs and more.

DST will also announce two new licenses at the show:

Lost in Space: The classic 1960s TV show, which updated 'The Swiss Family Robinson' for the space age, will receive Minimates and an electronic replica of the B-9 robot.

Aliens: The 1986 science-fiction classic that drove the Alien franchise to new heights will receive Minimates and Minimate vehicles, as well as electronic vehicles of the Colonial Marines' military transports."

As someone who loves this stuff and sells this stuff for a living, this is good news indeed.

--AP

Nintendo Wii and Wii U Downloads This Week

WiiFist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 This week's Wii U offerings: Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2. And that would be it.

--AP

Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSMega Man 2This week's batch on the DSiWare Shop: 3DS eShop games include Splinter Cell 3D , and Rayman 3D.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console: Mega Man 2 for $4.99, and it's a classic NES game in 3D. One of the best!

--AP

I'm In New York!
February 11, 2013
Toy Fair 2013: Four Horsemen Galleries

Toy FairIt's snowing in New York, so that can only mean one thing: Toy Fair Coverage! I'm stupid tired so we're going to try to get as much up (with my meetings for my day job) as possible. We have 6 total galleries tonight, four of which are from The Four Horsemen's Toypocalypse event and another 2 are from Mattel. Both companies have more galleries coming, but I'll never get to bed if I don't post these now. Let's start with Gothtropolis!

Read below for more!

--AP

Toy Fair 2013: Masters of the Universe Classics Galleries

Toy FairThere were two events, so we have two galleries! Check out Masters of the Universe Classics from both the Four Horsemen and Mattel's own events! Big news include Filmation Subscription Figures and the first reveal of the massive Castle Grayskull Playset.

Read below for even more!

--AP

Toy Fair 2013: Power Lords 2013 Figure Gallery

Power LordsWe have art and classic figure galleries coming, but you can see Power Lords Glyos Galleries from the Four Horsemen right now! Just click the picture.

See all 5 figures and keep reading!

--AP

Toy Fair 2013: Outer Space Men 2013 Figure Gallery

Outer Space MenWe have new figures coming! New Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Glyos Galleries are here for the reading. Packaged figures, painted figures, and new sculpts were shown.

The Outer Space Women make their 3D debut in full color. And there's more!

--AP

Toy Fair 2013: Mattel Adam West Batman TV Figure Gallery

BatmanHoly overused catchphrase, Batman! New 6-inch scale Batman classic TV action figures are here for the drooling, including a surfer Batman with stylish board shorts for your amusement.

Want to know which villains, dolls, and vehicles are coming? Read the article!

--AP

Star Wars Figure Action Review: Yellow R7-Series Astromech Droid

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsYellow R7-Series Astromech DroidFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Yellow R7-Series Astromech Droid figure from Star Tours. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Review: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Rynas Action Figure

Figure of the DayTakara-Tomy Beast Saga Rynas Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Horned! This Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Rynas Action Figure is wonderful, check out the head detail and awesome castle-like armor. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Botcon 2013: Hoist, Skywarp Revealed

BotconSkywarpThe exclusives have been revealed: Machine Wars Skywarp and Hoist for Botcon 2013 can be seen, in part! Skywarp's robot mode (pictured) and both modes of Hoist have been shown so far.

--AP

Witches Be Tripping
February 12, 2013
Review: Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Beta Phase Cyclops Action Figure

Figure of the DayFour Horsemen Outer Space Men Beta Phase Cyclops Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Black-ish! This Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Beta Phase Cyclops Action Figure was a New York Comic Con exclusive that you probably didn't buy, because it was a low run. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Star Wars Action Figure Review: Jar Jar Binks

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsJar Jar BinksFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at a Jar Jar Binks from last year. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Toy Fair Video: Mr. Fusion

Toy FairWe're shooting some short videos in New York which will be in our Toy Fair coverage as each article goes live... but since the videos are done early, we may as well post them here.

Check out this Mr. Fusion replica from Back to the Future! It's from Diamond Select Toys and should hopefully be out this year.

--AP

Toy Fair 2013: Outer Space Men Custom Figure Gallery

Outer Space MenWe have new figures coming! New Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Custom Galleries are here for your enjoyment. These hand-crafted one-of-a-kind figures were on display over the weekend.

We're burned out, but still formatting galleries because we love you!

--AP

Toy Fair 2013: Mattel Watchmen Galleries

Matty CollectorWatch them! Check out Mattel Watchmen Action Figures including five of the six announced figures, plus their swell unique packaging.

Come back tomorrow for even more!

--AP

Can I Go Home Now?
February 13, 2013
Review: Star Wars Jocasta Nu

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsJocasta NuFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 2695 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at Jocasta Nu. It's #2,000 in this series! Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

If you haven't already, also check out another installment Galactic Hunter Video Theater in which we look at whatever the last thing I posted about was!

--AP

Review: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Seylas Action Figure

Figure of the DayTakara-Tomy Beast Saga Seylas Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Walrus! The Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Seylas Action Figure is not Ron Swanson, but it is a fun toy. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Toy Fair Video: Marty Jr.'s Hat

Toy FairWe're shooting some short videos in New York which will be in our Toy Fair coverage as each article goes live... but since the videos are done early, we may as well post them here.

Check out this Marty Jr.'s Hat replica from Back to the Future II! It's from Diamond Select Toys and has been out for a while, but I didn't see a video demonstrating its color-change functionality.

--AP

Toy Fair 2013: Transformers, G.I. Joe via The Loyal Subjects

TransformersAwesome new mini-figures! The Loyal Subjects Transformers and G.I. Joe minifigures are coming soon and we have pictures.

Check out over a dozen great collectible figures like Grimlock, Starscream, and Destro!

--AP

Toy Fair 2013: Mattel Batman Galleries

Matty CollectorWatch them! Check out Mattel Batman Action Figures including Imaginext. Harley Quinn, people! It's a time to celebrate.

Come back tomorrow for even more!

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates

PS3Persona 4 ArenaNew to download this week: Persona 4 Arena and Everybody Dance: Digital. Each is $29.99 and free, respectively.

New PS2 classic games this week: Twisted Metal: Black $7.99 and Rebel Raiders Operation Nighthawk for $9.99.

New PSN games include Alien Breed and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels Plus . $9.99 each for these.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPAlien Breed New to the PSP Vita this week: Alien Breed for $9.99, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is $9.99, and Ecolibrium is free.

--AP

Married On a Dare
February 14, 2013
Star Wars Figure Review: Nien Nunb

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsNien NunbFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at a Nien Nunb, from the Vintage wave late last year. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Review: Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Dekker

Figure of the DayMattel Masters of the Universe Classics DekkerSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

He's newish! The Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Dekker has two heads and is quite well-made. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Toy Fair Video: Star Trek Klingon Disruptor Replica

Star TrekThis will be in our Diamond Select Toys coverage as soon as it's formatted, but since we just landed back home it made sense to give you some stuff as it's ready. Here's a new Star Trek Klingon Disruptor for your amusement. We liked it.

This Klingon Disruptor gun replica is due out around April for $54.99. You can order one at Entertainment Earth.

--AP

Toy Fair 2013: Shirts and Plush from Ripple Junction

Toy FairWearable and huggable! Ripple Junction has Parks & Recreation, Workaholix, Princess Bride, National Lampoon's Vacation, and More with few toys. Lots of t-shirts, plush, and novelties though.

Blake's bear coat has been quite popular. The first run did so well, we were told they had to make more. As always you can get one at Entertainment Earth and support my day job.

--AP

Toy Fair 2013: PPW Mr. Potato Heads

ToysStarchy and awesome! Check out PPW Mr. Potato Heads including Marvel and DC Comics characters. The company had previously made top-notch Elvis Presley, KISS, Wizard of Oz, and sports potatoes.

Most figures are individually packaged, although there are some boxed sets. More are coming and additional new licenses are in the works, of which we are very excited to see.

--AP

New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeYu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels PlusXbox fans, it's time to download Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels Plus, a $10/800-point card game. Microsoft says:

"Based on the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's animated TV series Includes the latest cards from the official Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Trading Card Game Complete against the most popular Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Dšs characters during the finals Battle through Single player or compete in 4 player tag duels with text and voice chat ability Includes 3 modes of play: Rank Match- Compete against Yu-Gi-Oh! fans of the same rank and ability Quick Match- Jump right into the action and compete against any Yu-Gi-Oh! fan Custom Match- Battle your friends and completely customize the rules of play Complete with live leader boards to track your rank as well as your friends Complete with the most robust card offering and the opportunity to purchase additional card packs through Xbox LIVE Arcade Marketplace to expand your deck."

--AP

Still Posting Toy Fair News
February 15, 2013
Star Wars Figure Action Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsObi-Wan KenobiFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Obi-Wan Kenobi figure from the MTT set. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Review: Takara-Tomy Transformers Prime Zad Action Figure

Figure of the DayTakara-Tomy Transformers Prime Zad Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Lizard! The Takara-Tomy Transformers Prime Zad Action Figure is a really barebones release but it is oddly delightful. How many lizard/gun/buzzsaw toys do you have? Probably not all that many. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

BotCon Gets Strika

BotConStrikaArguably the most infuriatingly great character pick in some time: BotCon gets Strika! The female Decepticon warlord comes as a part of the Machine Wars boxed set. Basically Warpath in new colors with a new head, Strika more or less insinuates that an Obsidan based on Tomahawk is all but guaranteed.

The tank mode isn't shown, but the release date is June 27 in San Diego for BotCon 2013.

--AP

Toy Fair 2013: Portal and Half-Life from Crowded Coop

Video GamesIt's great! Crowded Coop has Valve Half-Life, Portal, and More great stuff have been shipping for a while now with lots of good stuff on the horizon.

Messenger bags, plush, lights, scarves, keychains, and more were shown plus a lot of items were teased. Crowded Coop is also working with one Justin Killgrove, whose prints and/or art you may have seen. Good stuff.

--AP

Toy Fair 2013: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

TMNTSo green! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had a strong year at Playmates, so this made up the bulk of their offerings. No other boy's toys were shown, and it looks like TMNT is getting the kind of full-line treatment that you would have expected in the late 1980s or early 1990s. The sheer quantity of vehicles and playsets dwarfs anything from Hasbro or Mattel, and you can probably thank the massive kid audience for this.

Classic fans will appreciate TMNT Classics of Bebop and Rocksteady, plus another run of the main turtles, later this year. Good times.

--AP

Toy Fair Video: Toypocalypse Outer Space Men Customs

Toy FairWere you at the Cake Boss/Four Horsemen/Power Lords event? Probably not. But I did shoot this quick, ugly video of the Outer Space Men customs.

These are pretty awesome! Hikikomori Studio made these, and you can see and read more in our Toy Fair coverage of this event.

--AP

Nintendo Wii and Wii U Downloads This Week

WiiWorld Heroes 2 Jet The Wii Virtual Console has World Heroes 2 Jet, a $9 Neo-Geo port. A 1994 fighter you probably don't remember either.

--AP

Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSDig DugThis week's batch on the DSiWare Shop: 3DS eShop games include etz Fantasy 3D and Rabbids Travel in Time 3D.

Other DSiWare eShop games include Moke Moke.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console: Dig Dug for $3.99, and it's a classic NES game in 3D. I assume it's good!

--AP

Toy Fair Coverage Continues!
February 18, 2013
Toy Fair 2013: Godzilla Galleries

GodzillaBanDai showcased a big amount of Godzilla toys, which is no small feat given that the long-running toy line hasn't had a new movie to play off of since Godzilla: Final Wars.

In addition to more vinyl figures, a super deformed figure boxed set was shown and will probably knock your socks off. Check out that Mothra.

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Toy Fair 2013: Big Bang Theory from Bif Bang Pow!

TVToymaker Bif Bang Pow! displayed their first Big Bang Theory action figures, the first batch of which can be seen in the Mego retro-style.

Five figures were shown, but you can count on their being more Big Bang Theory products in development!

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Toy Fair 2013: Power Rangers 2013 Figure Gallery

Toy FairBanDai showed stuff covering two decades with their Power Rangers Toy Fair Gallery! Just click the pictures for more, as there were a heck of a lot of items.

Zords galore, vinyl figures, action figures, and mini-figures were just some of the items on display. There were also new trading cards which will be packaged with most of the new toy items.

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Toy Fair 2013: BanDai Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Gallery

Video GamesFrom the new cartoon! Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures is a new push from BanDai, complete with TV series and a massive line-up of toys. Action figures, mini-figures, the works.

Most of the toys are focused on the new TV show, but a couple of items seem to hold true to the original video games... granted, this item was shown last year, but check it out anyway.

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Toy Fair 2013: Bif Bang Pow! Venture Bros. Gallery

Venture Bros.Go Team Venture! Venture Bros. action figures and more were on display from Bif Bang Pow!, giving you a look at mugs and other upcoming toys.

Both the retro 8-inch line and 3 3/4-inch scale lines will continue, and a few new household items were shown as well. Check out our gallery!

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Toy Fair Video: Sizzling Plush Bacon

Toy FairWe're shooting some short videos in New York which will be in our Toy Fair coverage as each article goes live... but since the videos are done early, we may as well post them here.

Crowded Coop's Sizzling Bacon key chain. You know you want it. Well, OK, maybe you don't, but here it is.

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Star Wars Q&A, Ikopi Review 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!

IkopiFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at a Ikopi, a 1999 bomb that's part of a great line of creature mini-figures. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Frenzy and Ratbat

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Frenzy and RatbatSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Two for one! This Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Frenzy and Ratbat is not bad, and is probably hanging in a store somewhere near you. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Outer Space Men: New Cosmic Creators Pre-Orders Live

Outer Space MenAlpha 11Now it can be told: Outer Space Men Mel Birnkrant Cosmic Creators Year 2 Pre-Orders Up Now and are $80 per set. These are being sold by TheOuterSpaceMen.com, marking the first time they have been given an exclusive run of this figure line. Shipping came out at a surprisingly low $4.00.

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Toy Fair Will Probably Be All Week Long
February 19, 2013
Review: Four Horsemen Outer Space Men 2.0 Astro-Nautilus Action Figure

Figure of the DayFour Horsemen Outer Space Men 2.0 Astro-Nautilus Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

New? This Four Horsemen Outer Space Men 2.0 Astro-Nautilus Action Figure is just the very definition of just different enough to make you mad. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Star Wars Action Figure Review: Green R5-Series Astromech Droid

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsGreen R5-Series Astromech DroidFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at a Green R5-Series Astromech Droid from last year. Good luck getting one. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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Toy Fair Video: Think Geek USB Tentacle

Toy FairSo here's a video we just had to share, because some of you will be delighted, some of you will giggle, and others still will be horrified. Naturally you ought to watch it.

Check out this USB tentacle. What can I say? It's a USB tentacle.

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Toy Fair 2013: Star Trek Kre-O and More Construction Sets

Star TrekStar Trek Into Darkness toys! New Hasbro Kre-O G.I. Joe, Transformers, and Star Trek are just your top licenses. Hasbro adds legitimacy to its ongoing construction line with big brick buckets, an essential part to having a good time with this kind of toy. Star Trek Into Darkness will feature electronic light bricks, and we've got a video demo inside this feature.

We're quite impressed.

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Toy Fair 2013: G.I. Joe from Hasbro

G.I. JoeYo Joe! Hasbro G.I. Joe Toy Fair Coverage is up now, and it's mostly movie stuff with a few new "classic" figures getting some sort of ultimate-edition upgrade.

There's also a giant new helicopter, which is pretty exciting given how little new product we've seen lately. Rejoice!

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Toy Fair 2013: Wolverine from Hasbro

MarvelSNIKT! Wolverine has a handful of movie items, and a decent chunk of comic-based stuff. Marvel Legends with a build-a-Puck? Yes!

I loved the $6 3 3/4-inch assortment. Good stuff, good price. Due June.

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Toy Fair 2013: Funko Pop! Vinyl and Bobble Head Gallery

ToysThey strike again!! New Funko Bobble Heads and Pop! Vinyl are likely to knock your socks off. Things like Big Lebowski were not shown, but others were. Check out Mary Poppins, Adventure Time, Beavis & Butt-Head, and so much more.

Also new? Cantivities! It's a tin can with office supplies inside.

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Toy Fair 2013: Mattel Max Steel Galleries

Matty CollectorMax Steel Returns! Check out Mattel Max Steel Action Figures which are a lot smaller this time. Normally both 12-inches tall and sold in South America, this line is getting retooled for American audiences and tastes with smaller figures sadly lacking in sabre toothed battle cats.

It's very futuristic, but it is colorful. Do check it out.

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Shallow Shallow Shallow
February 20, 2013
Review: Seth Longmire Custom Glyos Glyan Squad Verihex Action Figure

Figure of the DaySeth Longmire Custom Glyos Glyan Squad Verihex Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Green! The Seth Longmire Custom Glyos Glyan Squad Verihex Action Figure is our 600th Figure of the Day, not to be confused with the 2,000th Star Wars one we ran last week. This is a hand-painted edition from a reader/pal, and we're quite pleased to have an excuse to show it off to you. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Review: Star Wars Imperial Navy Trooper

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsImperial Navy TrooperFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 2695 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at an Imperial Navy Trooper. It's from 2012 and was somewhat tough to find. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

If you haven't already, also check out another installment Galactic Hunter Video Theater in which we look at whatever the last thing I posted about was!

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Toy Fair Video: Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Showroom

TMNTIf you haven't seen it, hey, why not watch it now? This video is a quick turnaround in the Playmates Toys booth at New York Toy Fair 2013. You get a good idea how the place looks.

Fancy! For more TMNT Toy Fair coverage, just click here.

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Toy Fair 2013: Ben 10 Omniverse

Toy FairBen 10 Continues! BanDai Showed Off Ben 10 Omniverse Toys at New York Toy Fair 2013 with new vinyl figures, mini-figures, and figure kits to name a few.

The Omnikit toys are similar to Stikfas or Xevoz, while the other stuff, well, you know what you're looking at here

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Toy Fair 2013: Hasbro Iron Man Galleries

MarvelSuit up! Check out Hasbro Iron Man Action Figures, most of which are probably in a store near you right now.

Highlights include a new assortment of Marvel Legends, some Assemblers (including an electronic set), Mini Muggs, and some other returning favorites. It's definitely a good year for younger fans.

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Toy Fair 2013: Hasbro Star Wars Galleries

Star WarsIt never ends! Hasbro Star Wars Action Figures are gearing up for a new year, with a lot of shake-ups and very little in the way of never-before-made-as-toy characters.

Highlights include new cheaper Saga Legends, the 6-inch Black Series, more Angry Birds, and of course the simplified and cheaper 12-inch action figure line.

For more Toy Fair Star Wars stuff, go to --AP

Toy Fair 2013: Hasbro Transformers Galleries

TransformersSomeone must have told Hasbro to go big or go home, because the Hasbro Transformers Action Figure Gallery has what may well be the biggest figure ever with the 24-inch tall new edition of Metroplex gunning to out-awesome the previous winner, Fortress Maximus.

Other new additions include the Skylanders-inspired Beam Box game plus toy, more Bot Shots, and a whole mess of pretty swell Generations toys including a new Orion Pax!

For more Toy Fair Star Wars stuff, go to --AP

Toy Fair 2013: Hasbro Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo

ToysWatch the video! A very nice young lady was kind enough to let us shoot the demo for Hasbro Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo, a nicely animated new toy which is this year's big fancy Elmo item.

There's not much else to this gallery, but I was delighted to finally capture one of the booth presenters on film. Many of the trade events I go to hire these people who put on a nifty 2-minute show or a sketch, and now you can see what I see!

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PS3: PSN Updates

PS3CAPCOM Arcade CabinetNew to download this week: Crysis 3. This one is $14.99.

New PSN games include CAPCOM Arcade Cabinet and Urban Trial Freestyle. Free (plus cost of games) and $14.99 per.

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PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPPatapon 3 New to the PSP Vita this week: Patapon 3 for $19.99, Urban Trial Freestyle is $9.99, and Generation of Chaos: Pandorašs Reflection is also $19.99.

New PSP games include: Pro Evolution Soccer 2013. This is $19.99.

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Married To a Frenchman
February 21, 2013
Toy Fair 2013: LEGO Lone Ranger

Disney"Hi-yo Silver, Away!" LEGO Lone Ranger Construction Sets bring the much-missed Western theme back, with a ringing celebrity endorsement.

Trains, buildings, stage coaches, and horses galore await you in the gallery below. The big train seems like the set to get, but tell me that isn't one of the better stage coaches you've ever seen.

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Toy Fair 2013: LEGO Castles

LEGOBuild yourself a fortress! LEGO Castles Return for 2013 bringing new horses along with a giant dragon, drawbridges, and two warring factions

The orcs, ogres, dwarves, and fantastical elements from the last theme are nowhere to be seen as red and blue nations now duke it out for total supremacy over the King's Castle.

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Toy Fair 2013: LEGO Hobbit and Lord of the Rings

HobbitMinus the Hobbit part! LEGO Lord of the Rings will be getting a Summer line extension with the Black Gate, The Council of Elrond, and a swell Wizard Battle spanning various price points.

Despite being based on a book we were all read as children, sets from the new Hobbit movie were not on display or even really teased. But hey, at least there's a Pirate Ship Ambush for you to enjoy.

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Toy Fair 2013: Mattel DC Universe

DC ComicsEven More Super Powers! Mattel DC Universe Classics Action Figures will continue under a few sub-lines, from online exclusives to more figures for retail.

Highlights include Larfleeze, the long-delayed Orange Lantern figure, plus a giant ape in the form of Monsieur Mallah. Check 'em all out!

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Toy Fair 2013: Hasbro Thor: The Dark World Action Figures

MarvelBy the Power of Odin! Hasbro Thor: The Dark World Action Figures will probably hit around September for the movie's November release date. Why November? I have no idea.

Not much product was shown, but it is sort of early to showcase this stuff given how everybody has gone increasingly insane when it comes to street dates, spoilers, marketing dates, and other nonsense in this industry. But don't worry about that for now, just enjoy the photos.

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Toy Fair 2013: Bif Bang Pow! Twilight Zone

TVAnother Dimension! Bif Bang Pow! Twilight Zone Collectibles will continue, bringing more action figures based on the classic sci-fi TV show as well as more dioramas and household items.

A couple of low-cost dioramas based on "Eye of the Beholder" and "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet" should probably grab your attention.

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Star Wars Figure Review: Battle Droid

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsBattle DroidFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at a Battle Droid from the MTT late last year. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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Review: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Bamet Burst Action Figure

Figure of the DayTakara-Tomy Beast Saga Bamet Burst Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

He's blue! The Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Bamet Burst Action Figure looks almost like a completely different character. It ain't bad. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Toy Fair Video: Power Rangers Booth Turnaround

Toy FairWant to see a Toy Fair booth? Here's the BanDai Power Rangers segment, as I spin around and catch unwitting coworkers, friends, and industry types.

Be sure to click here for additional Power Rangers pictures from Toy Fair 2013.

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New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeCapcom Arcade CabinetXbox fans, it's time to download Capcom Arcade Cabinet, a $5/400-point arcade game collection with, I assume, DLC to follow. Microsoft says:

"Capcom's pedigree arcade games are back! Take on players from around the world in "score attack" and even play together with online co-op! (Only for titles that support this feature.) Check out these classic games, now loaded with a "casual mode" geared towards newcomers and other new features. Try out "Black Dragon", "1943" and " Avengers"!"

Also new is Serious Sam Double D XXL, a $10/800-point Contra clone with dinosaurs. Hunh. This looks pretty awesome actually. Has anyone tried it? How is it?

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Yup, More Toy Fair News
February 22, 2013
Star Wars Figure Action Review: Republic Trooper

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsRepublic TrooperFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Republic Trooper figure from the online-only vintage wave last year. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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Review: Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Megator

Figure of the DayMattel Masters of the Universe Classics MegatorSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Giant! The Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Megator was one of the first figures to try a "secret" accessory out with an alternate, undead zombie head. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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BotCon Gets Obsidian

BotConObsidianBased on the toy: BotCon gets Obsidian! The Cybertronian general is here to fight... someone. Either he'll be an Autobot or not-o-bot and I guess we'll see.

The plane mode will no doubt be shown next week.

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Toy Fair 2013: McFarlane Toys Gets Assassin's Creed

Video GamesNew! McFarlane Toys has Rabbids, Assassin's Creed, and Walking Dead plus some other stuff. We didn't bother to shoot the sports stuff, mostly because it's not really what we do here. Check it out!

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Toy Fair 2013: Maisto Sons of Anarchy

TVNice! Maisto Sons of Anarchy motorcycles look pretty great, and are a new addition to their license library. Check 'em out! There's also a large transforming vehicle to robot called Twist N Shoot.

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Toy Fair 2013: Hasbro Spider-Man

MarvelHe's back! Hasbro Ultimate Spider-Man reboots the character post-movie with a line focusing on a mix of comic-inspired toys and the Disney XD cartoon. Dozens of new items were shown with a fairly robust launch, focusing on Fighter Pods, Action Figures, Super Hero Adventures, and other offerings in the middle. Not much was shown for adult collectors specifically, but there's so much to like here that I can't imagine anyone not finding something to like. I did.

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Toy Fair 2013: Hasbro Care Bears

HasbroThey really do care! Formerly at Kenner and Play-Along and other toymakers, the Hasbro Care Bears Plush and Figure Line has old-school and newly styled versions of the greeting card characters in numerous formats for the new year. You might even have seen them in stores by now

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Toy Fair 2013: Mattel (More)

MattelMattel has more! Mattel Ghostbusters, Wizard of Oz, and Star Trek didn't take up a lot of space but at least they did have something cool to show. Check it out!

Toy Fair 2013: LEGO Mindstorms

LEGOI surround myself with nothing but robots! LEGO Mindstorms have been revised once again, including multiple upgrades to the sensors while dumbing the basic set down so people can make something in less than a week. So this isn't a bad starter kit. Be sure to check out the demo video where a nice fellow showed us about two minutes worth of stuff for the kit!

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Toy Fair Video: Playskool's Big Hugs Elmo

Toy Fair 2013Pushing along Hasbro's agenda to make a lifelike Muppet without the need for a puppeteer is Big Hugs Elmo. It's loaded with motion sensors and voice samples and animatronics, but let's let the nice demo lady show you what it can do.

Amazing! Nifty. Probably in a store near you in September or October

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Nintendo Wii and Wii U Downloads This Week

WiiF-Zero The Wii U Virtual Console has F-Zero, a $0.30 Super NES port. That ain't bad.

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Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSYoshiThis week's batch on the DSiWare Shop: 3DS eShop games include Viking Invasion 2 - Tower Defense and Picdun 2: Witch's Curse plus the full retail game Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console: Yoshi for $3.99, and it's a classic NES game. I liked it on the old B&W GameBoy back in the day.

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Toy Fair Coverage Still Continues!
February 25, 2013
Toy Fair 2013: 2 More Power Lords Galleries

Power LordsYou saw the toys, now see more! First up, check out this swell Power Lords Art Gallery with Wayne Barlowe originals plus fan submissions from Toypocalypse. Good stuff all around, plus there are a few custom figures in here.

Get a sense of history with the Power Lords Vintage Gallery. This features vintage 1980s action figures, board games, Halloween costumes, and a few other goodies.

And that wraps up our Toypocalypse coverage of new Four Horsemen stuff! More Toy Fair stuff is in the queue, because well, we took a lot of pictures.

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Toy Fair 2013: Axe Cop from Mezco Toyz

Toy FairMezco Toyz captured Axe Cop action figures, which will tie in nicely to Fox' new animation block and the existing comics from the most dynamic brother team ever, Ethan Nicolle (age 29) and Malachai Nicolle (age 5.)

It's pretty spectacularly ridiculous, and as such you should check it out.

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Toy Fair 2013: LEGO Games Gallery

LEGOLEGO showed off some new LEGO Games at New York Toy Fair 2013! Licenses this time around include Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Batman, and Legeds of Chima.

Micro-figures are included, which are like Mini-Figures, but lack things like arms or legs. It's a start.

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Toy Fair Video: Toypocalypse Turnaround

Toy FairWe've added a whole spread of videos to our YouTube page, and many of them will be spritzed throughout the coverage. But you can also look right at them here.

There was a party in TT Underground, the basement of Toy Tokyo. It looks a lot like this. Cake, open bar, appetizers, and lots of toy collectors.

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Star Wars Q&A, Battle Droid Review 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!

Battle DroidFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at a Battle Droid from last year, from one of the many gift sets you opted not to buy. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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Review: Hasbro Avengers Target Exclusive 8-Pack Figure Collection Iron Man

Figure of the DayHasbro Avengers Target Exclusive 8-Pack Figure Collection Iron ManSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Slightly different! This Hasbro Avengers Target Exclusive 8-Pack Figure Collection Iron Man potentially just different enough to make you mad, unless you're happy with the figures you already own. Hahahah, who are we kidding. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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More Toy Fair, It Never Ends
February 26, 2013
Review: Four Horsemen Outer Space Men 2.0 Metamorpho Action Figure

Figure of the DayFour Horsemen Outer Space Men 2.0 Metamorpho Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

New? This Four Horsemen Outer Space Men 2.0 Metamorpho Action Figure is clear plastic painted white. Really! So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Star Wars Action Figure Review: Super Battle Droid

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsSuper Battle DroidFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at a Super Battle Droid from the new Yoda's Jedi Attack Fighter vehicle. It's grey! That means it's new. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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Toy Fair Video: Pac-Man Hat Trick

Video GamesBanDai has a big push for Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures which actually has a fairly sizable line of toys, some of which we demo in the video below.

Spinning toys, talking toys, and... well, don't let me spoil it for you. You really need to see this.

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Toy Fair 2013: BanDai Star Trek, LBX, Tech Pet

Toy FairMore BanDai! (But not too much more.) We finish our look at the BanDai Toy Fair Showroom with three more lines today.

From left to right: a new Star Trek trading card game, the iPhone friendly TechPet, and the LBX line-up of customizable robot kit figures. Think Gundam, but cheaper and simpler... with a cartoon show that's nakedly commercial as they come. The tiny robots are owned by kids and technically life-sized.

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Toy Fair 2013: Braking Bad from Mezco Toyz

TVHow about that! Mezco Toyz showed Breaking Bad Figures and Toy sat Toy Fair and we've got the gallery as proof.

Bobble heads, plush toys, key chains, and action figures are just some of the items you can expect this summer. Luck you!

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Toy Fair 2013: Avengers from Hasbro

MarvelAssemble! Marvel's Avengers Assemble toy line eschews movie in favor of a new cartoon, which is pretty close to the comic

This also features the $6 3 3/4-inch assortment, in addition to more articulated and more expensive figures like The Leader and Red Skull. Check it out!

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Let's Get Lost
February 27, 2013
Review: Hasbro Ultimate Spider-Man Night Mission Spider-Man Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Ultimate Spider-Man Night Mission Spider-Man Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-B-Daman Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Clear blue! The Hasbro Ultimate Spider-Man Night Mission Spider-Man Action Figure just came out and most of you already passed on it. As a toy or collectible, it's weird. But as a 1970s-inspired, Micronauts/Adventure People-esque toy it's actually quite beautiful. So read on, read our B-Daman one too, and come back soon for more!

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Review: Star Wars Clone Trooper Sinker

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsClone Trooper SinkerFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 2695 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at Clone Trooper Sinker. It's a late 2012 release and entirely possibly part of the back chunk of the animated line. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

If you haven't already, also check out another installment Galactic Hunter Video Theater in which we look at whatever the last thing I posted about was!

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Toy Fair Video: Think Geek Portal Sentry Turret

Video GamesIf you haven't seen it, hey, why not watch it now? This video is a new animated Portal Sentry Turret from the Portal game series. It's worth checking out, as it's pretty adorable/murdery.

You probably have someone in your life who would just go nuts over this, so do share it with your friends.

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Toy Fair 2013: LEGO Ninjago

LEGOPut the "go" into "Ninjago!" LEGO Ninjago at New York Toy Fair 2013 basically wraps up the line with a much smaller offering, most of which you should be able to easily find in a store near you right now.

Enjoy your ninjas!

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Toy Fair 2013: Bif Bang Pow! Dexter Galleries

TVStill continuing on TV and at better toy stores near you are Bif Bang Pow! Dexter Action Figures, now in 8-inch classic Mego-styling as well as new shirts on the existing 3 3/4-inch bodies.

A blood slide case, lunch box, and a few other items were also shown. Check 'em out.

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Toy Fair 2013: Hasbro B-Daman Galleries

B-DamanMarble blasters! Hasbro B-Daman Action Figures are getting another shot at life, after having come out a few years ago. The action/battle/game market has expanded thanks to Beyblade, although it remains to be seen if kids want another shot at these.

I didn't get a bunch of shots, but here ya go.

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Toy Fair 2013: Mezco ThunderCats Galleries

ThunderCatsEven though BanDai has nothing new coming, you can see The Mezco Toyz ThunderCats Action Figure Gallery with their excellent oversized 1:4 scale action figures.

Cheetara is the new one, joining Lion-O, Mumm-Ra, and Panthro. It's a nice mix.

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PS3: PSN Updates

PS3Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentNew to download this week: Mud Fim Motocross World Championship. This one is $34.99. Free-to-play Uncharted 3: Drakešs Deception Multiplayer was also added, through level 15.

New PSOne classic games this week: Persona 2: Eternal Punishment for $9.99.

New PS2 classic games this week: Dorašs Big Birthday Adventure for $9.99.

New PSN games include CAPCOM Arcade Cabinet and Urban Trial Freestyle. Free (plus cost of games) and $14.99 per.

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PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPMud Fim Motocross World Championship New to the PSP Vita this week: Mud Fim Motocross World Championship is also $29.99.

New PSP games include: Pro Evolution Soccer 2013. This is $19.99.

--AP

More Moreness
February 28, 2013
Toy Fair 2013: NECA Predator

PredatorKenner style! NECA Predator Action Figures will mimic the movies as well as the bizarrely great 1990s Kenner figures.

Highlights include a Lava Planet Predator, plus the delightful Nightstorm Predator. Don't miss 'em!

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Toy Fair 2013: Bif Bang Pow! Doctor Who

TVFrom the future - or the past! Bif Bang Pow! Doctor Who Action Figures include Eldrad, Anti-Man, Magnus Greel, and Kraal as well as other products like glassware, tin totes, and journals.

These guy also make the "My Other Car Is a TARDIS" license plate frames for your car, one of which I actually saw out on the road the other night here in Phoenix.

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Toy Fair 2013: Bif Bang Pow! Star Trek and The Rest

Star TrekNew! Bif Bang Pow! Star Trek, Six Million Dollar Man, Amazing Race, and Battlestar Galactica products were also shown. Star Trek is mostly glassware and bobble heads so far, while Amazing Race is currently a tin tote.

Other items from existing licenses will be carried forward as well, so take a look at the gallery!

--AP

Toy Fair 2013: Hasbro Beyblade Shogun Steel

HasbroSpinjas, but not! Hasbro Beyblade Shogun Steel Tops Action Figures should be hitting in a few months.

The big departure this year is that the tops are topped by a figure - arms, legs, a torso, and a head may be added to the new releases, which is a real departure from the norm.

--AP

Toy Fair 2013: Hasbro Marvel Universe, Legends

MarvelExcelsior! Hasbro Marvel Action Figures have a lot in store, but some expected items were not on display. New 6-inch and 3 3/4-inch figures were shown alongside new mini 2-inch figures which will be available at smaller stores and online accounts.

With so many Marvel movies on deck, it's no surprise the comic-based lines will pull heavily from Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Wolverine's worlds. Check out the new figures below.

--AP

Toy Fair 2013: NECA Lone Ranger

Disney"Hi-yo Silver, Away!" NECA Lone Ranger Action Figures bring multiple scales to life, ranging from 3 3/4-inch to 6-inch to 18-inch.

Horses join a rich line-up of action figures, plus there will be a few licensed games and other products as well. HeroClix equals yes.

--AP

Star Wars Figure Review: Shock Trooper

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsShock TrooperFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at a Shock Trooper from the Movie Heroes range last year. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Review: Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Granamyr Action Figure

Figure of the DayMattel Masters of the Universe Classics Granamyr Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

He's red! The Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Granamyr Action Figure is, at this time, the biggest thing going in the modern line. I hope you got yours! So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Toy Fair Video: Star Trek Kre-o Demo

Toy FairWant to see a light-up Kre-o bricks from Star Trek? Sure you do. Check out this short demo we shot in New York

Be sure to click here for additional Kre-O Star Trek pictures from Toy Fair 2013.

--AP

New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadePhantom Breaker: Battle GroundsXbox fans, it's time to download Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds, a $10/800-point co-op action game. Microsoft says:

"A spinoff to the fighting game "Phantom Breaker", "Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds" is a cooperative action game for up to four players. Cute versions of the series' characters dash around the screen in this action packed title.Defeat enemies to raise your characters' levels and freely assign skills to your liking.Also enjoy head to head fights in the Battleground mode."

Also new is Runner2, a $15/1,200-point rhythm/running platformer. (Oh, I downloaded the Serious Sam DD XXL demo last week. Did not care for the demo.)

--AP

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