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May 1, 2020
Star Wars Review: Purge Stormtrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Purge Stormtrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch). Saying it was hard to find is an understatement. Read the whole review.

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Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchSEGA Ages G-LOC Air Battle This week's batch of titles on the eShop: SEGA Ages G-LOC Air Battle, SNK Gals’ Fighters, Streets of Rage 4, and a couple dozen more.

At retail: Arcade Spirits and Ministry of Broadcast.

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They thought they could hear the grass growing
May 4, 2020
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

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

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

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Rubie's Files for Chapter 11

ToysHallnoweenVia many but I wrote this at Galactic Hunter: Is Halloween Cancelled? Rubie's Costume Co. Files for Chapter 11. In short the company is by no means defeated, but it shows a lot about the business world's feelings on Halloween.

The annual tradition of kids in costumes getting candy has gone largely uninterrupted for years, but Rubie's - who makes a ton of licensed costumes for upcoming (and now delayed) movies - is clearly concerned and so are its customers. While things may go up and down in the next few months, it's starting to look like you won't need to hand out candy on October 31.

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Business. Numbers. Money. People.
May 5, 2020
Review: Hasbro Power Rangers Lightning Collection Dino Charge Red Ranger Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Power Rangers Lightning Collection Dino Charge Red Ranger 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!

Red! The Hasbro Power Rangers Lightning Collection Dino Charge Red Ranger Action Figure is fun to futz with, even for someone like me who has never seen the show and owns none of the toys. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Surely You Know That
May 6, 2020
Star Wars Review: Zorii Bliss (The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Zorii Bliss (The Vintage Collection). She has some ornate blasters. Read the whole review.

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PS4: PSN Updates

PS4John Wick Hex New to the Playstation 4 this week: Infinite – Beyond The Mind, John Wick Hex, Taimumari: Complete Edition, and Ubermosh:Omega.

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PS Vita: PSN Updates This Week

PS VitaEmma: Lost In Memories New to the PSP Vita this week: Emma: Lost In Memories and Reed 2.

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RIP Florian Schneider of Kraftwerk
May 7, 2020
Review: Playmobil 2020 Toy Fair Emergency Doctor Figure

Figure of the DayPlaymobil 2020 Toy Fair Emergency Doctor 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!

It's certainly a year for medical toys. This Playmobil 2020 Toy Fair Emergency Doctor Figure comes in another set, but they handed these out at Toy Fair for free and it reacts nicely to black light. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Staying In is the New Going Out
May 8, 2020
Star Wars Review: Rey (The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Rey (The Vintage Collection). This is a pretty good figure - if you can find her! Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchJay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl (the NES cartridge release is still coming), Magmax, PONG Quest, and a couple dozen more.

At retail: Spirit of the North.

--AP

RIP Little Richard, Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy
May 11, 2020
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Mandalorian Stuff, Boba Fett Stuff, and Stands! 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

Playmobil Makes Plastic Masks with Filters for People

PlaymobilNose-Mouth-MaskVia Playmobil: The nose and face masks provided by the geobra Brandstätter Stiftung & Co. KG reduces the risk of infecting other people by droplet infection. As of yet not sold in the USA, this is meant to be worn for about 10 hours. There's a plastic mask with a safety filter you can snap between 2 pieces of plastic. It seems simple and is probably the kind of thing we're all going to be seeing a lot more of in most of the world.

They're about $5 and you can get them in the UK. You can also send me one if you like. Note the fine print: "Legal notice: The mask does not provide self-protection for the wearer and does not comply with the regulations as a medical device or the occupational health and safety regulations for personal protective equipment. No medical device and no personal protective equipment."

--AP

ToyFinity Robo Force Drop

Robo ForceNose-Mouth-MaskVia the Glyos News Dump: ToyFinity Adds Wrecker the Demolisher and Friends!

Joining this grey and yellow fellow is Enemy the Dictator in classic colors, Sunshine Mordles, and lots of old favorites like blue glow Mordles that I still need to order.

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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 as soon as it's ready, which can be as early as 12:01 AM my time on Monday!


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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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RIP Jerry Stiller
May 12, 2020
Review: Fisher-Price Imaginext Series 9 Mystery Figures Yeti Snowboarder

Figure of the DayFisher-Price Imaginext Series 9 Mystery Figures Yeti SnowboarderSomething 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!

Old! The Fisher-Price Imaginext Series 9 Mystery Figures Yeti Snowboarder is possibly still in circulation too. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

The New Hot List
May 13, 2020
Star Wars Review: The Child (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: The Child (The Black Series 6-Inch). It's very small, but it's also going to be pretty popular for a while. Read the whole review.

--AP

PS4: PSN Updates

PS4Pixel Ripped 1995 New to the Playstation 4 this week: Infinite – Beyond The Mind, Pixel Ripped 1995, Ion Fury, and Pong Quest.

--AP

PS Vita: PSN Updates This Week

PS VitaThy Sword New to the PSP Vita this week: Thy Sword.

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Got Neptune Reveal Tomorrow
May 14, 2020
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Siege Red Alert Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Siege Red Alert 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!

It might still be available, and it's pretty good. Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Siege Red Alert Action Figure comes in slightly different deco than the early renderings, thus leaving the door open to a redeco of a redeco someday. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Hoorah God Neptune
May 15, 2020
Star Wars Review: R2 Astromech (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R2 Astromech (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look). He changes from red to white... or pinkish white. Read the whole review.

--AP

Transformers Selects God Neptune Boxed Set

TransformersGod NeptuneVia Rhino Records: Transformers Generations Selects God Neptune. The Takara-Tomy toy mall exclusive may wind up on Hasbro Pulse but we haven't heard for sure yet - most of them do, but Nemesis Prime did not. Scylla is retooled from Tentakil, and the set is orbiting $200 before import fees.

This is the pre-order page for Japan and it's 22,000 yen with an October 2020 release. Pre-orders are due by June 17, so we'll probably find out real quick if there's to be US distribution.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives Magmax This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives Magmax, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Mega Mix, and a couple dozen more.

At retail: TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge 2 and The Wonderful 101: Remastered.

--AP

RIP Fred Willard, Lynn Shelton
May 18, 2020
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars POTF2 at 25, It Burns, and Droids! 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

New Glyos Drop Coming Sunday from Onell Design

GlyosSushibotVia the Glyos News Dump: Onell Design Returns - New Drop Sunday May 24. No specific characters have been revealed, but silhouettes show some of the builds. And heck of I can tell if those are new parts or not.

--AP

Are We Not PPE? We Are Devo!

MusicAre We Not Men?Via Impact Merchandising: DEVO – Energy Dome PPE Kit (Personal Protection Equipment) – PRE-ORDER. No release date is given, but the price is $49.98.

I have the one Disguise put out over 10 years ago and it was pretty good - if a bit flimsy. This looks significantly more durable and seems right on brand for Devo, the de-evolution band that more or less warned us of a good chunk of the future that is now. They also added "Energy Now" face masks and a PPS, a term I've never seen or heard of before this year.

--AP

God Neptune Pre-Orders on Hasbro Pulse, Importers

TransformersSushibotVia Hasbro Pulse: Transformers Takara Tomy Generations Selects TT-GS10 God Neptune. If you asked me which toys from Beast Wars II I'd see this decade, this would not have been one of them. The $185.99 set includes Sea Phantom, Coelagon, Halfshell, Scylla, and Terrormander.

The set was announced on the heels of the G1 Seacons shipping out of Hasbro Pulse, so I guess now you can buy them again with an arguably less eye-burning paint job. The Destrons/Predacons/pirates lack the Lobclaw/Nautilator mold just like Takara's 1990s combiner, but you get all the gear you need to build the combiner robot.

Pre-orders are due by June 15, 2020 and the toy is estimated to ship October 24 of this year. The G1 Seacons were delayed significantly, so maybe add a couple of months to that.

--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 as soon as it's ready, which can be as early as 12:01 AM my time on Monday!


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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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RIP Ken "Eddie Haskell" Osmond
May 19, 2020
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Spoilers Inside Action Figure Set

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Spoilers Inside Action Figure SetSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Secret! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Spoilers Inside Action Figure Set is possibly at a Walmart near you, but probably isn't. They started sh owing up about a month ago, and it's a weird slate of stuff in a box that doesn't at all explain what you're buying. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

J.C. Penney Closing 30% of Stores

ToysJCPVia WISN: J.C. Penney plans to close more than 240 stores. As one of the remaining mall stalwarts, and certainly one of very few places in our nearby malls that may have some toys around, and also as a go-to place to buy all kinds of stuff, this is certainly not good news for the consumer or the considerable number of hard-working employees in those stores - many of which have been out of the office for weeks if not months.

Of course, anything can happen - a number of outlets, like Yahoo! Finance, report Amazon, J.C. Penney in talks: report. Does it mean anything? Probably not, but the mall is a big building in many cities, with lots of available, cheap space ripe for use these days. Perhaps not exactly these days, but days in the coming weeks. Months? Years.

--AP

GenCon 2021 Canceled, Pier 1 Closing
May 20, 2020
Star Wars Review: RA-7 Protocol Droid (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: RA-7 Protocol Droid (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look). He's black and blue, but looks better as black. Read the whole review.

--AP

Kaiju Big Battel Series 2 Kaikeshi on Kickstarter

KickstarterScabVia Kickstarter: Kaiju Big Battel mini figures part 2. Due late 2020, figures are available in flesh and glow.

Support indie toys, and if you're a fan of M.U.S.C.L.E. these are probably perfect for you.

--AP

PS4: PSN Updates

PS4Maneater New to the Playstation 4 this week: Fault – Milestone One, Maneater, Fluxteria, and The Wonderful 101: Remastered.

--AP

Muppets Now Named Poorly, Actually Coming in July
May 21, 2020
Review: Hasbro Transformers x Ghostbusters Collaborative Ectotron Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers x Ghostbusters Collaborative Ectotron 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!

The most G1 box since G1. This Hasbro Transformers x Ghostbusters Collaborative Ectotron Action Figure comes in a box that should appeal to older fans, with tooling that will seem familiar to survivors of the Combiner Wars. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

RIP Zac Bertschy 1979-2020, I'll Miss You
May 22, 2020
Star Wars Review: Boba Fett (The Retro Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Boba Fett (The Retro Collection). This is a surprisingly different figure - different from previous sculpts, it's a little rounder, softer, and more saturated in color than previous releases. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives RADICAL RADIAL This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives RADICAL RADIAL, What The Golf?, Black Jack, and a couple dozen more.

At retail: Minecraft Dungeons.

--AP

Glyos Drop Tonight
May 25, 2020
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Mandalorian Stuff, Boba Fett Stuff, and Stands! 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

Onell Design Glyos Drop - Moved to Tonight

GlyosRescheduledVia the Glyos News Dump: Onell Design Returns - New Drop Postponed to Monday, May 25!

It moved. Previews usually go up on the Onell Design blog in the afternoons on drop day, so stay tuned.

--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 as soon as it's ready, which can be as early as 12:01 AM my time on Monday!


Become a Patron!

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

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Jason Jones & Samantha Bee Met in Sailor Moon Theatre Show
May 26, 2020
Review: Outer Space Men Bluestar Astro-Nautilus Action Figure

Figure of the DayOuter Space Men Bluestar Astro-Nautilus 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!

Blue! The Outer Space Men Bluestar Astro-Nautilus Action Figure is fairly new and one of the very best of the blue glowing figures they had to offer so far. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

New Glyos Drop From Last Night

GlyosNew StuffVia the Glyos News Dump: Glyos Onell Design May 25 2020 Drop Menu.

A new Gorilla head for the Armorvor is a gem, as are a few new crossover pieces in amazing colors. I should have ordered them all - get what you can while supplies last!

--AP

RIP Richard Herd
May 27, 2020
Star Wars Review: Han Solo (Hoth, The Retro Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Han Solo (Hoth, The Retro Collection). There aren't many changes from the originals, but it's a bit smoother. Read the whole review.

--AP

PS4: PSN Updates

PS4Shantae and the Seven Sirens New to the Playstation 4 this week: Rune Lord, Shantae and the Seven Sirens, Pong Quest, and Wizards: Wand of Epicosity.

--AP

PS Vita: PSN Updates This Week

PS VitaUtawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen New to the PSP Vita this week: Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen.

--AP

Tuesday Morning Files for Bankruptcy
May 28, 2020
Review: Kenner Batman Returns Penguin Commandos Action Figures

Figure of the DayKenner Batman Returns Penguin Commandos Action FiguresSomething 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!

Burtonesque. Kenner Batman Returns Penguin Commandos Action Figures aren't quite as stark as the movie counterparts, but for fans of battling beasts they were a welcome oddball release for the movie. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Tuesday Morning Closing 30% of Stores

ToysGoneVia Business Insider: Tuesday Morning is closing at least 132 stores after filing for bankruptcy — see if your local store is on the list. None of my local-ish stores are listed as closing yet, but yours may be - it's a fine clearance discounter with a lot of neat stuff if you go on the regular. I hope it keeps mostly open.

--AP

May Next Month Be Better
May 29, 2020
Star Wars Review: Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,694: Anakin Skywalker (The Black Series 6-Inch, Archive)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,694: Anakin Skywalker (The Black Series 6-Inch, Archive). The updated face paint turned out pretty well. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo Switch SEGA Ages Thunder Force AC This week's batch of titles on the eShop: SEGA Ages Thunder Force AC, Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling, Minecraft Dungeons, and a couple dozen more.

At retail: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, BioShock Remastered, and tons more.

--AP


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