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New Year, Old Fear
January 2, 2017
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A column! It's new! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

Be sure to send in your questions for the next thrilling update!

--AP

Review: Hasbro Transformers Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Crash Combiners Primestrong

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Crash Combiners PrimestrongSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

New toys! The Hasbro Transformers Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Crash Combiners Primestrong is a part of Hasbro's massive January 1 launch across several lines. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

The Outer Space Men Astrodite Coming, Really

PokeballThe Outer Space MenVia the Outer Space Men News Blog: 2017 Preview - Astrodite and 4 More New Outer Space Men. Hey, good news!

4 more all-new characters were teased as part of this year's 50th Anniversary for the original The Outer Space Men. Price and date aren't listed, but here's hoping it'll be soon - before her, there are 2 more glowing figures and 3 more White Star figures. And whatever else is on deck.

--AP

Ad: Rogue One Wave 3 at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: It's in stock, with free shipping. Order Star Wars Rogue One 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures Wave 3 Set from Entertainment Earth! Bodhi Rook, Scarif Stormtrooper, Princess Leia Organa, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Imperial Death Trooper, and Jyn Erso are all here in the latest wave of 3 3/4-inch action figures from Hasbro.

Star Wars Rogue One 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures Wave 3 Set

In stock now, order yours today!

--AP


Destroy the Brain Stem
January 3, 2017
Review: Playmobil "Fi?ures" Figures France Fan

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!

Sports punk hot dog eater! The Playmobil "Fi?ures" Figures France Fan is in circulation and has it all. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Review: Star Wars Rogue One Jyn Erso (Kmart)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Jyn Erso (Kmart). It's an exclusive! And it's more than just an exclusive base, too. Read the whole review already.

--AP

Reworking
January 4, 2017
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return Triggerhappy

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return TriggerhappySomething 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!

This is better than your average deluxe figure! The Hasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return Triggerhappy is not only well-made, but it has a distinctively different transformation I'm sure you'll actually enjoy. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Review: Star Wars Jyn Erso

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Jyn Erso. This is the 3 3/4-inch super-articulated Walmart exclusive. Read the whole review already.

--AP

New Outer Space Men - Glow Orbitron Friday

CyclopsThe Outer Space MenVia The Outer Space Men News Blog: Cosmic Radiation Orbitron - Friday! The glowing man from Uranus will drop 9:00 PM EST, but the price is yet to be revealed - expect $20-$25.

...also, expect a review next week. More information as we have it.

--AP

I Don't Wanna Be No Personal Pizza
January 5, 2017
Review: Four Horsemen Outer Space Men White Star Commander Comet Action Figure

Figure of the DayFour Horsemen Outer Space Men White Star Commander Comet Action 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!

A bad good guy! The Four Horsemen Outer Space Men White Star Commander Comet Action Figure is a white, mostly undecorated figure that does a good job showing off the expert sculpting but doesn't look quite as cool as the other releases with paint. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Review: Star Wars Scarif Stormtrooper

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Scarif Stormtrooper. This is the 3 3/4-inch Walmart exclusive version. Read the whole review already.

--AP

Kmart and Sears Close More Stores

The K Means KlosingToysVia Business Insider: Kmart and Sears closing 150 stores Ń here's the full list. None are closing in Arizona, but there aren't many left here to close at this point.

The list has 108 Kmarts and 42 Sears stores. For those of you who aren't old, back in the 1970s and 1980s the catalog juggernaut was one of very few companies to have exclusive toys - something we take for granted at Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, and Walgreens today. Kmart used to be the big deal retailer across the USA, although Walmart really gave them a beating in the 1990s. If you haven't been to either lately, you might as well - your opportunities will expire while you wait.

--AP

People Often Forget Son of Flubber
January 6, 2017
Review: Hasbro Hero Mashers Monsters Fish Hook

Figure of the DayHasbro Hero Mashers Monsters Fish HookSomething 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!

Not in the USA! The Hasbro Hero Mashers Monsters Fish Hook came in the mail from England, as apparently only 5 figures from this line saw production and so far, I've scored 4. (Who can get me a skater bone zombie?) So read on, and come back next week for more!

--AP

Review: Star Wars Captain Cassian Andor

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Captain Cassian Andor. He's super-articulated! Read the whole review already.

--AP

Nintendo 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo 3DSQuiet, Please!This week's 3DS offerings: Quiet, Please! .

--AP

Nintendo Wii U Downloads This Week

Nintendo Wii UPokˇmon Snap This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Zombie Brigade: No Brain No Gain, CUP CRITTERS, and Spheroids.

Up for the Nintendo Wii U retro library: Pokˇmon Snap from the Nintendo64. I hear good things.

--AP

Keeping the Lights On
January 9, 2017
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A column! It's new! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

Be sure to send in your questions for the next thrilling update!

--AP

Help Needed: Patreon for Server Costs

16bit.comSo it has come to this - we need your help!


Become a Patron!

Hi everybody! As you may or may not know, I've been writing about Star Wars toys online for about 21 1/2 years. For the past 15 years, it's been here at Galactic Hunter, and also at 16bit.com. What you might not know is that just this last week, the keys to the server were handed over to me. Also, the bills to the server.

If you've been enjoying this site and all the toy news from the past 21 years, I'd love it if you could chip in via Patreon and help us out. We're hoping to get about $30 per month - this will keep Q&A and Figure of the Day flowing, and keep the archives online for as long as humanly possible. In a perfect world, we'd raise more and set up a fund to keep us up until long after we're all gone.

If you've got a dollar a month to share, please Visit the Galactic Hunter Patreon and help pay 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 not money. Thanks for your support!

Rewards include sneak peeks to what we're working on and early access to Q&A as soon as it's written.

--AP

Review: Playmobil "Fi?ures" Figures Dark Fairy

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!

Not Sectaurs! The Playmobil "Fi?ures" Figures Dark Fairy is a cool blind bag figure that you'll probably be glad you bought. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

The Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Orbitron On Sale Now

PokeballThe Outer Space MenVia the Outer Space Men News Blog: On Sale Now - Cosmic Radiation Orbitron. $20, cheep!

The review is coming this week, we liked it, and I assume/hope you already ordered yours. Glow is awesome. This line is lovely.

--AP

Next Wave Deluxe Transformers Revealed

KrokTransformersVia the Autobase Aichi Twitter: Krok and Quake. I assume Hasbro was sitting on these for a Toy Fair reveal, but Topspin has also been shown along with Perceptor and Kup.

The assumption is that these will most likely be available in February. More toy images can be found here.

--AP

Well, You're a Millennial
January 10, 2017
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return Sawback

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return SawbackSomething 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!

I like it and I ain't lyin'! The Hasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return Sawback is one of those things you probably need to go buy now. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Review: Imperial AT-ACT Driver (Rogue One Line Look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Imperial AT-ACT Driver. It looks a lot like a Shoretrooper but it can't actually sit. Read the whole review already.

--AP

Mondo Making Famicom/NES Castlevania II Record

Castlevania IINintendoVia Mondo: New Music Release: CASTLEVANIA II: SIMON'S QUEST . Cover art by Eric "The Goon" Powell. Green and blue splatter vinyl. $20, Wednesday.

The only way this could be better is if it were less than $20.

--AP

Astonishing: New UJ3RK5 Record

Booty DreadMusicVia Primary Information: UJ3RK5: Live From The Commodore Ballroom. This surprisingly cheap double LP is 55 minutes of a show you most likely never heard, from a band you'd only know if you got one of my mix CDs or are intimately familiar with each and every band covered by Servotron or Man or Astro-Man? in the 1990s. It's a small Canadian New Wave/Punk act that is both and neither, who released but one EP and had two songs on a collection once. So, at best, you've heard 6 of their songs.

This edition of 600 LP sets contains 12 songs, 7 of which are new to me. I ordered one. I'm excited.

--AP

Reworking
January 11, 2017
Review: The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Orbitron Action Figure

Figure of the DayThe Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Orbitron 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!

Revenge of Glow! The The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Orbitron Action Figure is on sale now, and I absolutely love it. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Review: Star Wars C2-B5

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: C2-B5. This is a pack-in droid from the AT-ACT. Read the whole review already.

--AP

Ad: Funko x Playmobil Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: It's in stock, with free shipping. Order Funko x Playmobil Figures from Entertainment Earth! Each figure is scaled from a basic 6-inch buck, and you'll see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, Doctor Who, Willy Wonka, and Back to the Future.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Wonka Playmobil Figure Willy Wonka Oompa Loompa Playmobil Action Figure Doctor Who 11th Doctor 6-Inch Playmobil Action Figure Doctor Who 4th Doctor 6-Inch Playmobil Action Figure Back to the Future Doc Brown 6-Inch Playmobil Action Figure Back to the Future Marty McFly Playmobil Action Figure Ghostbusters Dr. Raymond Stantz Playmobil Action Figure Ghostbusters Peter Venkman 6-Inch Playmobil Action Figure TMNT Raphael Black and White Playmobil Figure - EE Exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo Playmobil Figure Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo Playmobil Figure Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder Playmobil Figure

Each figure is about $15 and due around March!

--AP

New Movie Transformers Revealed by Hasbro

OptimusTransformersVia Hasbro and our Tumblr: Transformers: The Last Knight Premier Edition Leader Shadow Spark Optimus Prime and Masterpiece Movie Series Bumblebee MPM-3 Figure. These are due pretty soon.

From Hasbro: Transformers: The Last Knight Premier Edition Leader Shadow Spark Optimus Prime

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $69.99/Available: April 2017)

The explosive Transformers saga continues with Transformers: The Last Knight, and this Asia-Edition Premier Edition Leader Class Shadow Spark Optimus Prime figure allows fans to bring the action home with them. The large-scale figure features incredibly intricate space deco and purple eyes inspired by the movie and converts between robot and truck mode in 20 steps. This 9-inch Optimus Prime figure also comes equipped with two space weapons.

Masterpiece Movie Series Bumblebee MPM-3 Figure

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $79.99/Available: July 2017)

This premium movie Bumblebee MPM-3 figure from the Transformers Masterpiece series brings the 10th anniversary of the 1st Transformers movie to life with this film-version of the iconic Autobot scout. This figure includes stunning intricate detailing and 33 steps of articulation, as well as a flip-down battle mask and Chevrolet Camaro design. Whether heÕs cruising the highway as a slick Chevrolet Camaro or facing Decepticons in battle, Bumblebee is one of the bravest bots in the universe.

--AP

PS4: PSN Updates

PS4Arcade Archives NeoGeo Fatal Fury New to the Playstation 4 this week: Asdivine Hearts, Life of Black Tiger, Planet 2000, Spheroids, Sylvio, and Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone.

New classic games this week: Arcade Archives NeoGeo Fatal Fury.

New PS2 classic games this week: HOT SHOTS TENNIS.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates

PS3Asdivine Hearts New to the Playstation 3 this week: Asdivine Hearts and Xenoraid.

--AP

PS Vita: PSN Updates This Week

PS VitaSpheroids New to the PSP Vita this week: Spheroids.

--AP

RIP John Brown
January 12, 2017
Review: Hasbro Transformers Robots in Disguise Mini-Con Battle Pack Strongarm and Sawtooth

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Robots in Disguise Mini-Con Battle Pack Strongarm and SawtoothSomething 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!

Two for the price of two! The Hasbro Transformers Robots in Disguise Mini-Con Battle Pack Strongarm and Sawtooth is a nice pairing - the armor is good, the Mini-Con is cool, and Strongarm turned out well. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Review: Star Wars Princess Leia Organa

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Princess Leia Organa. This is the 6-inch version you'll probably never actually see in stores because of a) distribution and b) popularity in the wake of the tragic loss of Carrie Fisher late last year. Read the whole review already.

--AP

New Games for the Xbox One

Xbox OneAcorn Assault: Rodent RevolutionXbox fans, it's time to try Acorn Assault: Rodent Revolution. Microsoft says:

"The squirrels of the forest grew poorer and more starved each day that passed thanks to the tyrant King Louis the Umpteenth. It is up to you to raise an army to overthrow the king and set the world right again. Embark on an nutty journey filled with a strange cast of characters through a historically inaccurate retelling of the French Revolution with squirrels. If you are a fan of turn based strategy games and want something different from the status quo, this game is for you. The deceptively simple to learn rules of the game lead to a varied set of strategies that you can employ to defeat your enemy and march on."

Also available: Nevermind.

--AP

Nintendo Switch, $300, March 3
January 13, 2017
Review: Playmobil 6824 Playmo-Friends Werewolf

Figure of the DayPlaymobil 6824 Playmo-Friends WerewolfSomething 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!

Not in the USA! The Playmobil 6824 Playmo-Friends Werewolf came in the mail from England, as apparently only 5 figures from this line saw production and so far, I've scored 4. (Who can get me a skater bone zombie?) So read on, and come back next week for more!

--AP

Review: Star Wars Captain Phasma

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Captain Phasma. She's made in Vietnam - not China! There are differences you should note above and beyond accessories. Read the whole review already.

--AP

New Onell Design Drop - January 17

HadesGlyosVia The Glyos News Dump: New Onell Design Drop - Glyos on Tuesday, January 17.

We don't know what it is, but it's slated for Tuesday.

--AP

Nintendo 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo 3DSShift DXThis week's 3DS offerings: Shift DX.

--AP

Nintendo Wii U Downloads This Week

Nintendo Wii UF-Zero X This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Up for the Nintendo Wii U retro library: F-Zero X from the Nintendo64. I love this one.

--AP

RIP The Circus
January 16, 2017
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A column! It's new! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

Be sure to send in your questions for the next thrilling update!

--AP

Review: Playmobil Playmo-Friends Space Warrior

Figure of the DayPlaymobil Playmo-Friends Space WarriorSomething 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!

So clear! The Playmobil Playmo-Friends Space Warrior is a bright and colorful - and strangely transparent - spaceman. You really ought to see the pictures, it's cheap enough that I assume you're going to love it. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Ad: New Gentle Giant at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Free shipping on pre-order items $79 and above! Pre-Order New Gentle Giant Star Wars and Marvel from Entertainment Earth! Bookends, statues, busts, and other goodies await you in just a few months.

Guardians of the Galaxy Groot and Rocket Animated Statue Spider-Man Logo Bookends Statue Spider-Man Venom Collector's Gallery Statue Star Wars Jango Fett Classic Mini Bust Star Wars Shoretrooper Classic Mini Bust Star Wars Imperial and Rebel Bookend Logo Statue

Why wait? Pre-order yours today!

--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 MST on Monday!


Become a Patron!

If you've got a dollar a month to share, please Visit the Galactic Hunter Patreon and help cover our server costs. I'll still put in hours of work, writing, photography, and research for you - I just need some help making sure that the site costs me only time, and hopefully not money. Thanks for your support!

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Did It Ever Get Tedious? Oh Yes.
January 17, 2017
Review: Hasbro Hero Mashers Monsters Grim Flame

Figure of the DayHasbro Hero Mashers Monsters Grim FlameSomething 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!

Not available in the USA! The Hasbro Hero Mashers Monsters Grim Flame is in England if you can find one. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Review: Star Wars Rogue One Finn (2-Pack)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Finn (2-Pack). It's a different mold with different coloring. Read the whole review already.

--AP

Normal Isn't Necessarily Good
January 18, 2017
Review: Funko Son of Zorn Zorn Action Figure

Figure of the DayFunko Son of Zorn Zorn 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!

This is almost a new He-Man figure! The Funko Son of Zorn Zorn Action Figure is nifty and you probably already know that you want one. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Review: Star Wars 212th Attack Battalion Utapau Trooper

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: 212th Attack Battalion Utapau Trooper. This is the 6-inch super-articulated Entertainment Earth exclusive. Read the whole review already.

--AP

New Glyos - Batch 61 Last Night

Menu!GlyosVia the Glyos News Dump: Glyos Onell Design January 17 2017 Drop Menu. There's a mystery figure too!

I wish I bought more of the clear green stuff, but money is tight - I did pick up the sold-out Mystery Figure and a Knights of the Slice crossover as opaque figures tend to photograph better. You'll see them here soon.

--AP

Meet Sqweeks - Transformers: The Last Knight RC

CyclopsTransformersVia Hasbro PR and our Tumblr: TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT RC AUTOBOT SQWEEKS! $80, RC, does not transform.

From Hasbro:

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT RC AUTOBOT SQWEEKS

(Ages 5 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $79.99/Available: Fall 2017)

Introducing AUTOBOT SQWEEKS, the newest TRANSFORMERS character from the forthcoming film, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT. This small Autobot with a BIG heart rolls out to join the heroic fight to save planet Earth from the devastating Decepticons and their leader Megatron. Fans can take home the movie magic with SQWEEKS remote-controlled bot, featuring motorized motion, speech from the movie and light up eyes to bring him to life. With a remote control, fans will be able to instruct SQWEEKS to dance across the floor and even talk! Requires 6 AA batteries, not included. Available at most major retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

--AP

PS4: PSN Updates

PS4Gravity Rush 2 New to the Playstation 4 this week: 2064: Read Only Memories, Dead Effect 2, Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star, The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition, Gravity Rush 2, Siegecraft Commander, RWBY: Grimm Eclipse, Quest of Dungeons, and JoeÕs Diner.

--AP

PS Vita: PSN Updates This Week

PS VitaAtelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea New to the PSP Vita this week: Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea, Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star, and Supermagical.

--AP

Subject to Infinite Repetition
January 19, 2017
Review: Hasbro Transformers Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Crash Combiners Beeside

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Crash Combiners BeesideSomething 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!

Bumbleprime! The Hasbro Transformers Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Crash Combiners Beeside is a nifty but simple toy, giving Bumblebee a Primey head which isn't something we see a lot. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Review: Star Wars C-3PO

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: C-3PO. This is the 6-inch Walgreens exclusive version. Read the whole review already.

--AP

New Games for the Xbox One

Xbox OneSiegecraft CommanderXbox fans, it's time to try Siegecraft Commander. Microsoft says:

"Play through the Knight campaign as you battle against the tribal Lizardmen or enjoy the groundbreaking PvP combat system that will deliver fast-paced real-time strategy action or tactical turn-based gameplay. Multiplayer allows the host to select a game mode before each match, while single-player focuses entirely on real-time strategic gameplay."

Also available: SabanÕs Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle, RWBY: Grimm Eclipse, and Instant Indie Collection: Vol. 4.

--AP

Proof Positive It Can Always Get Worse
January 6, 2017
Review: Titan Merchandise Edward Scissorhands The I'm Not Finished Collection Rex

Figure of the DayTitan Merchandise Edward Scissorhands The I'm Not Finished Collection RexSomething 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!

Plant! The Titan Merchandise Edward Scissorhands The I'm Not Finished Collection Rex is a nifty blind box you should probably track down. So read on, and come back next week for more!

--AP

Nintendo 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo 3DSCOLOR CUBESThis week's 3DS offerings: COLOR CUBES.

--AP

Nintendo Wii U Downloads This Week

Nintendo Wii UKoi DX This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Toby: The Secret Mine, Koi DX, Mega Maze, and Snowball.

Up for the Nintendo Wii U retro library: Star Fox 64 from the Nintendo64. I hear good things.

--AP

Power of the Primes Vote Today
January 23, 2017
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A column! It's new! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

Be sure to send in your questions for the next thrilling update!

--AP

Review: Hasbro Transformers Robots in Disguise Warrior Class Bisk

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Robots in Disguise Warrior Class BiskSomething 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!

Soupy! The Hasbro Transformers Robots in Disguise Warrior Class Bisk is orange and pretty fantastic. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Ad: New Star Wars at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: New stuff! Pre-Order New Hasbro and Funko Star Wars from Entertainment Earth! 6-inch action figures of Baze Malbus and Chirrut Imwe join a new Hikari Ice Storm First Order Snowtrooper from Funko.

Star Wars Ice Storm First Order Snowtrooper Hikari Figure Star Wars Black Series Chirrut Imwe 6-Inch Action Figure Star Wars Black Series Baze Malbus 6-Inch Action Figure

Why wait? Pre-order yours today!

--AP

Help Needed: Patreon for Server Costs

16bit.comSo it has come to this - we need your help!


Become a Patron!

Hi everybody! As you may or may not know, I've been writing about Star Wars toys online for about 21 1/2 years. For the past 15 years, it's been here at Galactic Hunter, and also at 16bit.com. What you might not know is that just this last week, the keys to the server were handed over to me. Also, the bills to the server.

If you've been enjoying this site and all the toy news from the past 21 years, I'd love it if you could chip in via Patreon and help us out. We're hoping to get about $30 per month - this will keep Q&A and Figure of the Day flowing, and keep the archives online for as long as humanly possible. In a perfect world, we'd raise more and set up a fund to keep us up until long after we're all gone.

If you've got a dollar a month to share, please Visit the Galactic Hunter Patreon and help pay 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 not money. Thanks for your support!

Rewards include sneak peeks to what we're working on and early access to Q&A as soon as it's written.

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A Big Piece of Fish
January 24, 2017
Review: Jakks Pacific World of Nintendo Blooper Action Figure

Figure of the DayJakks Pacific World of Nintendo Blooper 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!

Calamari is a dish best served cold! The Jakks Pacific World of Nintendo Blooper Action Figure represents one of the most deadly - and first - swimming creatures from the Super Mario Bros. series. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Review: Bodhi Rook (Rogue One Line Look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Bodhi Rook. He can stand, sit, and interact with his great accessories. Read the whole review already.

--AP

Vote Primes: Transformers Election on Hasbro.com

Optimus Ex-PrimeTransformersVia Hasbro: Transformers: Power of the Primes Voting. This is a poll to elect the next ruler of Cybertron, which probably means big changes in the comics and a new toy.

There aren't many new characters here - "Unknown Evil" could be anything (like Deathsaurus), but everybody else has had at least one toy somewhere on Earth in the past decade. Star Saber has not had a transforming toy in the USA, though, so he could be of considerable interest, particularly given the nature of the comic character relating to the current state of world politics.

--AP

RIP October Toys
January 25, 2017
Review: BanDai Shin Godzilla Third Form

Figure of the DayBanDai Shin Godzilla Third FormSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

He's evolving - it's very effective! The BanDai Shin Godzilla Third Form comes from last year's nifty reimagining of the classic Toho creature. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Ad: Classic Horror Pins at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: It's in stock, with free shipping. Order Ripper Merchandise Pins from Entertainment Earth! EC Comics classics like the Vault-Keeper and Crypt-Keeper are joined by classic horror host Elvira and the classic-er Vampira!

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--AP

New Super Famicom Game Coming in March (Really)

OptimusVideo GamesVia NCS and elsewhere: New SNES Fighter Unholy Night: The Darkness Hunter Unveiled. That's a link to a story about the game, which includes ex-SNK employees working on the first new Super Famicom game since 1999. It's homebrew-ish, but it's a real game.

National Console Support has pre-orders up today with new orders at pennies under $50. It's a pretty neat deal considering what cartridges cost back in the 1990s - usually $50 or less for new games. Minus the alleged $10 Nintendo tax, considering inflation, this might not be a bad deal if the game is good. And here's a video.

--AP

More Galaxxor Tonight

GalaxxorGlyosVia the Glyos News Dump: Galaxxor Returns This Week - 1/25 Drop. $30, tonight!

Two heads are better than one, and that's what you get in this set. One head has horns, the other is as pictured.

--AP

October Toys Calls it Quits

October ToysOMFGVia October Toys: New Adventures. No, not He-Man - one of our favorite indie toy outfits is hanging it up..

"After 12 amazing years, we have decided itÕs time to explore new projects and opportunities outside of October Toys." Also "We will be keeping a pared-down version of the October Toys site live as reference for collectors and of course you can follow whatever weÕre up to online via social media." Well, shoot.

OMFG Series 5 was not explicitly addressed in this post, but it's a safe bet you're probably not going to see it any time soon. The shop is closed, so keep an eye on their site or social media feed to see where, when, or if any remaining stock will be sold. They did some wonderful toys and I hope to see more in the future.

--AP

PS4: PSN Updates

PS4Arcade Archives NeoGeo World Heroes New to the Playstation 4 this week: Earthlock: Festival of Magic, Yakuza 0, The Turing Test, Tales of Berseria, Subterrain, Resident Evil VII biohazard, Pineview Drive, Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek, Firefighter 2017 Ń The Simulation, HunterÕs Legacy, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and Moto Racer 4.

New classic games this week: Arcade Archives NeoGeo World Heroes.

--AP

RIP Mary Tyler Moore
January 26, 2017
Review: Hasbro Hero Mashers Monsters Iron Vulf

Figure of the DayHasbro Hero Mashers Monsters Iron VulfSomething 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!

A British werewolf in America! The Hasbro Hero Mashers Monsters Iron Vulf is a pretty decent mash-up with punk, metal, 1980s toy, and monster elements in a single toy. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Review: Star Wars Coruscant Guard

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Coruscant Guard. The scrapes and dirt are amazing - seriously, amazing. Read the whole review already.

--AP

New Games for the Xbox One

Xbox OneTowerFall AscensionXbox fans, it's time to try TowerFall Ascension. Microsoft says:

"TowerFall Ascension is the definitive version of the hit archery combat game. Inspired by classics from the golden age of couch multiplayer, itÕs a 4-player local party game centering around hilarious, intense versus matches. The core mechanics are simple and accessible, but hard to master and combat is fierce."

Also available: RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard.

--AP

Grayskull Lives
January 27, 2017
Review: Takara-Tomy Transformers Legends Convobat

Figure of the DayTakara-Tomy Transformers Legends ConvobatSomething 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!

Not in the USA! The Takara-Tomy Transformers Legends Convobat is a heck of a nice import, and is sadly priced accordingly. (Who can get me a skater bone zombie?) So read on, and come back next week for more!

--AP

Shin Godzilla Gashapon Coming

GodzillaGodzillaVia The Tokusatsu Neetwork: Shin Godzilla Gashapon Sets Revealed.

One set has the Second Form in various poses to hang off your finger, cup, and other things. The other has all of his forms from the movie. Either way, the sets are good. Not coincidentally, it hits home video in Japan March 22.

--AP, thanks Seth!

More MOTUC On the Way

HawkeMasters of the UniverseVia Super7: New Masters of the Universe Classics Figures.

Hawke, Fangor, Quakke, and Lodar are in development for release soon, whenever that is.

--AP

Nintendo 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo 3DSCandy, Please!This week's 3DS offerings: Candy, Please! and Word Search 10K.

--AP

Nintendo Wii U Downloads This Week

Nintendo Wii UKung-Fu Heroes This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Up for the Nintendo Wii U retro library: Kung-Fu Heroes, Little Ninja Brothers, and Flying Warriors from the NES.

--AP

RIP John Hurt
January 30, 2017
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A column! It's new! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

Be sure to send in your questions for the next thrilling update!

--AP

Review: Super7 Masters of the Universe M.U.S.C.L.E. Series 2 Set C

Figure of the DaySuper7 Masters of the Universe M.U.S.C.L.E. Series 2 Set CSomething 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!

Improved! The Super7 Masters of the Universe M.U.S.C.L.E. Series 2 Set C brings back Skeletor with a new sculpt and matching Stinkor and Sorceress figures. You really should have these. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

The Four Horsemen Return to Kickstarter

BoarriorKickstarterVia Kickstarter: Mythic Legions 2 Action Figures by Four Horsemen Studios . It just started, and already passed its goal - considerably. Stretch goals are already being met.

Creatures featured include the amazing Boarrior the tigeriffic B'alam, and the vaguely venison Faunus. If you value not spending money, don't look at these.

The Horsemen have delivered items much more quickly as of late, so do give this a look.

--AP

Vote Round 2: Transformers Election on Hasbro.com

Optimus Ex-PrimeTransformersVia Hasbro: Transformers: Power of the Primes Voting. Time for the second round with four finalists.

The winners may not surprise you - Ultra Magnus, Star Saber, Optimus Primal, and Unknown Evil... who looks like Deathsaurus.

--AP

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Entertainment EarthAd: Free shipping on pre-order items $79 and above! Pre-Order New Star Wars from Entertainment Earth! The newest wave of The Black Series is in stock, and many other exciting items are either on sale, in stock, or for pre-order.

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--AP

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--AP

RIP Masaya Nakamura (Founder of Namco)
January 31, 2031
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return Decepticon Fangry

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return Decepticon FangrySomething 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!

Now available! The Hasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return Decepticon Fangry is the wolf/head/dragon thing you've always wanted. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Funko Does Nicktoons

Optimus Ex-PrimeTVVia Funko: London Toy Fair Reveals: 90s Nickelodeon Pop!s! Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, CatDog, and the ever-popular Rugrats are included in this round of art updates. But what if you don't know what these are?

Nickelodeon invested wisely in itself in the early 1990s. Shows like Rugrats (a show about talking babies) and Doug (adolescent angst, minus the angst) were two early hits with decent runs. The break-out hit was Ren & Stimpy, which probably needs no introduction as one of the amazing cultural moments of that part of the decade. Other programs like Rocko's Modern Life would be added to an ever-growing programming block which incorporated dozens of new shows and spin-offs that would result in "Nicktoons" growing into a popular brand of its own for quite some time. Many of the shows shared the same animation house style from Klasky Csupo, who'd also contribute such things like Duckman on USA and at least one Frank Zappa album cover. The shows ranged from standard kiddie fare to bizarre programs with a flare of the subversive - Rocko was a genuinely weird and funny show, while Rugrats picked on the foibles of adulthood with a soundtrack by Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh.

It was good TV.

This is one of the reasons these are pretty nifty. Aaahh!!! Real Monsters particularly so - it wasn't a mega-hit, but there's a lot of neat stuff in its orbit. The monsters were kids, and their teacher took inspiration from The Rocky Horror Picture Show as the program began its ascent from cult midnight movie to regular cable rotation in that era. Also you toy dorks might like to know that many of the Aaahh!!! Real Monsters toys from Mattel shared an inventor with The Outer Space Men. Many of the designs and gimmicks found on those toys came from Mel Birnkrant!

--AP

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