Something 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!
Loads of options! The Hasbro Xevoz Franken'Punker Action Figure is one of those figures that toy snobs will always remind you could have been yours quite cheaply, but you skipped it, because you're a bad human being. He had tons of gear, multiple heads, weapons galore, and even spare arms, legs, and hands - all for about ten bucks. And you didn't buy one. So read on, and come back soon for more!
Six Second Toy Talk: Star Wars Black Series Ree-Yees
If you clicked play, you could already be done watching this Six Second Toy Talk: The Black Series Ree-Yees Action Figure video. It's really short - you don't need to spend 20 minutes watching a video for a single figure.
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Six Second Toy Talk: SDCC Predator ReAction Invisible Bloody Action Figure
We reviewed it in Figure of the Day recently, but I've been playing with extreme short form video so here you go - it's the SDCC Predator ReAction Invisible Bloody Action Figure! Click play and you'll be done watching it before the page can be scrolled down.
Six Second Toy Talk: Hasbro Transformers Generations Nemesis Prime with Spinister
Today in Six Second Toy Talk, let's look at Hasbro Transformers Generations Nemesis Prime with Spinister. It's new! But there are newer figures - Acid Storm and Gears came in the mail today from Entertainment Earth, so hopefully we'll look at those real soon.
Jakks Pacific has the Nintendo license and we look at their first non-Mario family release in Six Second Toy Talk. It's World of Nintendo Link, and at 3 3/4-inches tall it's sized to go with most of the toys I cover on my various sites.
Best of luck finding one. He'll be in FOTD shortly with the usual full compliment of photos.
Xbox fans, it's time to download Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate, a $59.99 addition to your growing pile of unplayed games. Microsoft says:
"The WARRIORS OROCHI series is a series of tactical action games in which heroes from the DYNASTY WARRIORS and SAMURAI WARRIORS franchises work together in an effort to defeat Orochi, the Serpent King. The latest title in the series, WARRIORS OROCHI 3, features over 120 playable characters, who can be played freely in three-character teams. Themes of loyalty, betrayal, friendship and love are explored in the human drama created as these heroes clash on the field of battle."
Six Second Toy Talk: Funko ReAction Universal Monsters Mummy
We're going to look at it in full on Wednesday, but until then check out this Funko ReAction Universal Monsters Mummy. It's one of the better figures - glossy plastic bandages, a green painted head, plus a ring was sculpted on the hand. It's pretty slick.
Six Second Toy Talk: Walgreens The Black Series Concept Armor Boba Fett Action Figure
A fuller review is coming, but for now enjoy Walgreens The Black Series Concept Armor Boba Fett Action Figure in Six Second Toy Talk! Click play and you'll be done watching it before you know what hit you.
Six Second Toy Talk: Transformers Generations Sky-Byte Review
Hasbro hasn't been shy winking at their fans lately, as you can see in Six Second Toy Talk. This Transformers Generations Sky-Byte Review shows the very first all-new mold given to the character - previously he's been made on Cybershark and Sharkticon bodies.
He's very new, very big, and very likely to be in Figure of the Day in the next month or so.
NES and Persona editions are GameStop exclusives and a princely $199.99. A Super Smash Bros. version is also coming, as are many Nintendo fans as they read this news. The NES themed box is the prettiest yet, with the cardboard box resembling the 1985 console down to the AV jacks on the side.
Via the Battle Beasts News blog: Meet Rampager Rex - Shapeways Battle Beast-Compatible Figure . Just under 2-inches tall, 2 joints, and 5mm-compatible limbs. It's perfect! Well, the idea is - it's in beta and still undergoing refinements. It's pretty spectacular looking. Note the tiny t-rex arms in the suit. Lovely.
It's $10.88 in sandstone right now, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't tempted.
Six Second Toy Talk: Transformers Generations Jhiaxus Review
Starscream's alternate mold buddy is in today's Six Second Toy Talk. This Transformers Generations Jhiaxus Review shows Hasbro's first attempt to make a proper Jhiaxus head - the previous one being a redeco of Beast Machines Jetstorm. It's not bad!
If you like Starscream, this is pretty good. I expect many fan repaints of it.
A friend of the site alerted us to a cache of 2015 LEGO Leak on Imgur which for various reasons we will not be posting or hosting here.
Spoilers for Star Wars await you, as well as returning Classic Pirates and Bionicle. Chima, Friends, Elves, and many more - including unfinished DC comic sets - are on deck for the new year. In case the images get yoinked, Brickpedia has a decent list of what's to come sans images.
Six Second Toy Talk: Transformers Generations Gears
Today, look at Transformers Generations Gears. It's potentially something you should be finding nowish if you didn't order one online.
Also, customizer Cheetimus made a video that shows you just how easy it is to de-chrome your Generations Leader Jetfire. As a bonus, the plastic underneath is red. It'll cost you about $15 in chemicals, it seems. History indicates the figure's chrome may crack or flake with time, so it may not be a terrible idea to de-chrome it now or keep this link handy for down the road when it starts to molt.
Six Second Toy Talk: Comic-Con Exclusive Freddy Funko Hikari Vinyl Figure
We did FOTD the other week, but I like the Comic-Con Exclusive Freddy Funko Hikari Vinyl Figure so much I had to show it in Six Second Toy Talk! Click play and you'll be done watching it before you can finish this sentence.
Six Second Toy Talk: Hasbro Transformers Generations Crosscut
Today in Six Second Toy Talk, let's look at Hasbro Transformers Generations Crosscut. It's like Skids, but silver and with a new head. It's an obscure G1 repaint of a reissue sold in Japan, so don't worry if you've never heard of him or seen him outside IDW's comic book series.
New to the Playstation 3 this week: Alawar Minis Bundle, Fairy Fencer F, Fibbage: The Hilarious Bluffing Party Game, Jetpack Joyride Ultra Bundle, and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution.
New PS2 classic games this week: Meet The Robinsons for $9.99.
Six Second Toy Talk: Transformers Generations Nightbeat Review
Hasbro hasn't been shy winking at their fans lately, as you can see in Six Second Toy Talk. This Transformers Generations Nightbeat Review shows the third take on the Bumblebee body - and the first not as Bee - is pretty amazing.
I love the coloring, and the robot mode really works for the character. I hope you got yours!
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In Case You Missed It: Transformers Protectobots Sets, Pre-Order
In case you missed it, Come See Toys posted the Asia Protectobots Transformers Sets which are coming to Singapore. There are 2 sets mixing Prime, Revenge of the Fallen, and Universe molds. Of note (pictured) is the Reveal the Shield Grappel mold, redecorated as Hot Spot in red for some reason as he wasn't actually red. So it's kinda new.
The other set seems to be coming to Amazon for $32.99 as the Transformers Asia Kids Day Protectobots Emergency Response 3-Pack. This set has 3 figures, is supposedly due in October 1, and is $32.99. Oddly, no picture is posted, and I wasn't able to find the companion set at press time. The set uses 3 Prime molds to make First Aid, Streetsmart, and Groove. Groove is basically Prime Arcee Cyberverse with some silver.
It's an interesting (and totally clever) way to exploit manufacture-on-demand to get mirror-flipped toys out there so anyone can easily inject more visual variety beyond color. Sandstone print-outs are $16 per figure.
They're due in April 2015 and October Toys has been historically good on reaching their delivery dates - I've supported every one of their Kickstarter projects so far and have been pleased with the results. The cheapest level is $12 shipped for a flesh-colored 5-pack, I went for the $27 set which has a black set and a flesh set. The project has 25 days to go.
Series 5 voting will be open to Series 4 backers - which is an interesting change of pace and I daresay a good idea.
A Don Whale bootleg is on eBay for $21, and the Little Rubber Guys forums has a few samples for your viewing. Packaging is in English, paint jobs are poor, but they do look quite a bit different so check them out.
Rik Alvarez, Mark Wong, Steve Redinger, and BMOG chief Trent Troop are on board. These are guys who have worked with Hasbro, Diamond Select Toys, and others in the past. Their first project - shown in a drawing stage - is on Tumblr and named Astroblast. It's a 5mm-compatible robot figure that does not seem to transform. (Mr. Alvarez is known for his work on Transformers and in those collector circles.)
"You're on your own. No one to come for you. No one to help you. No one to hear you scream. Slender: The Arrival is the official video game adaptation of Slender Man, re-created from Mark Hadley's original nerve-shattering sensation. Developed in collaboration with Blue Isle Studios, The Arrival features a brand new storyline, improved visuals, great replay value, and most importantly, survival horror at its best."
Xbox fans, it's time to download Defense Grid 2, a $24.99 tower defense strategy game. Microsoft says:
"Defense Grid 2, DG2, is the highly-anticipated sequel to Hidden Path Entertainment's 2008 Defense Grid: The Awakening. Setting the bar as the definitive tower defense game, Defense Grid 2 introduces new worlds and threats to test your tower placement strategies. With a bold new look, a compelling single-player campaign, and the addition of new game modes, online player-versus-player and multiplayer co-op, every play-through brings fun new opportunities and challenges."
A line of articulated 6-7-inch action figures with 5mm compatibility and Masters of the Universe Classics-style articulation is in the works with no known pricing or ETA. The figures are said to be designer toys, and from the look of things they take some direction from Transformers Pretenders toys of old.
Following a loathsome trend, rather than post stuff on their own web site PWTT is posting a ton of new images and art to Tumblr. Astroblast and Desolator art are up now and they do look fairly ambitious. The line itself has no name as of yet, and they do seem a lot more intricate than most current strains of indie and Kickstarter-derived action toys.
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