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That Was a Long Weekend
June 1, 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 Deco Changes, Molds Old, and DVD! 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

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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Atari VCS 2020 Edition Allegedly En Route
June 2, 2020
Review: Takara-Tomy Transformers Generations Selects Voyager Turtler (Snaptrap) Action Figure

Figure of the DayTakara-Tomy Transformers Generations Selects Voyager Turtler (Snaptrap) 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!

Retooled! The Takara-Tomy Transformers Generations Selects Voyager Turtler (Snaptrap) Action Figure is what happens when Silverbolt inspires Hungrrr and there's a creature mold to use for engineering now. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

New NES Game Dumped - Days of Thunder

NintendoNew StuffVia the Video Game History Foundation: Reconstructing a lost NES game from 30-year-old source code disks yielded a reveal of an unreleased Days of Thunder from Mindscape and programmer Chris Oberth. There was another version - this is not it.

A limited edition cartridge is being sold for $70 but no details are present - literally no text of any kind appears on the store other than the name of the product. There's no way to know if it's in-stock or a pre-order, or if it's CIB or just a cartridge, or what at press time.

If you don't know why you should care, NES fiend John Riggs put together a video that explains it all a bit better.

--AP

Atari VCS 3030 Allegedy Shipping

AtariAtariVia Engadget: The first Atari VCS units should be ready by mid-June. Despite no confirmed software being available, 500ish units are supposedly coming from the factory soon - which leaves 11,000 other supporters waiting. Will it be any good? Will it be a fun diversion as microconsoles generally are? Heck if I know.

--AP

Happy 60 Years of Weird Hardware, Sega
June 3, 2020
Star Wars Review: Luke Skywalker (Bespin, The Black Series 6-Inch, 40th Anniversary Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Luke Skywalker (Bespin, The Black Series 6-Inch, 40th Anniversary Collection). He's got a new and improved head! Read the whole review.

--AP

Game Gear Micro - Sega's Revenge?

SegaBlackVia Sega: Game Gear Micro. Finally, a system too small to play as an adult!

Kotaku had more details - it's launching in Japan on June 10, it's $45, it comes in 4 colors, and there's no word on if it has a TV out or how many games come on it.

For those of you who are also old, it may remind you of the Atari Lynx' out of scale debut on the cover of Video Games & Computer Entertainment in 1989. I believe I have this issue in a box still.

--AP

Bio-Masters Drop This Week
June 4, 2020
Review: Hasbro Spider-Man Bend and Flex Spider-Man Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Spider-Man Bend and Flex Spider-Man 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!

Bendy, no ink machine. Hasbro Spider-Man Bend and Flex Spider-Man Action Figure is the kid-focused line you probably ignored, but man, it's pretty good. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Game Gear Micro - 4 Flavors, 4 Games Each

SegaSmollVia Sega: Game Gear Micro game details. Four games are split between four different $45 micro-handhelds. They are small.

Each one has at least one puzzle game, with many having one (or more) adventure/action RPG-style games. Some even have Sonic, from before it got weird. It's all in Japanese for now, so pick your purchases carefully - hopefully we'll see something for the US, but there's no visible TV out and these teeny tiny consoles, while cute, are probably not going to be a ton of fun with your old, failing eyes.

--AP

154 JC Penney Stores Closing This Summer
June 5, 2020
Star Wars Review: Imperial Probe Droid (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Imperial Probe Droid (The Black Series 6-Inch). It's a little light for a deluxe figure, but it's really cool-looking. Read the whole review.

--AP

New Glyos Bio-Masters Drop Tonight

GlyosRed EyesVia the Glyos News Dump: New Bio-Masters Friday - Big Eyes. This assortment is reportedly riddled with crossovers, so be sure to check this one out at 9:00 PM Central tonight!

--AP

154 JC Penney Stores Closing

ToysTrophyVia CNBC: JC Penney announces 154 stores set to close this summer. Here’s a map. In Phoenix, the Christown Spectrum location has closing - which has been operational on and off since before World War II. (Its original building was replaced by a Costco, but JC Penney later reopened in another part of the mall.)

The closing sales begin June 12. It's a shame, as it's one of few places in malls that still had toys - I met their toy buyer on a few business trips over the last few years.

--AP

Funko Cuts 25% of Workforce

FunkoOh NoVia The Seattle Times: Funko layoffs will cost about 250 jobs at Everett-based pop culture marketer. Funko has been selling wacky wobblers, Pop! Vinyl figures, and other collectible plastic figures for decades - and now there aren't as many stores open to support their business.

--AP

LEGO Pulls Advertising for Police Sets

LEGOPolice CopsVia Vulture: Lego Pulls Advertising for Police-Related Toys, Donates $4 Million to Fight Racism and Inequality. This seems to include the entire City range, which includes all sorts of police, criminal, and other figure sets.

Again, that's advertising - the sets are still available. Kotaku has some additional details.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchCrazy Climber 2 This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Crazy Climber 2, Taxi Sim 2020, Knight Squad, and a couple dozen more.

At retail: Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics, The Outer Worlds, and tons more.

--AP

A Good Weekend for Transformers News
June 8, 2020
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Vac-Metal, Star Wars Droids, and Retro Figures Are Awesome! 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

More Lanard Aliens Coming

AlienComing?Via Smyths, a UK toy store: Alien -Dx L/S Alien Queen Ultra Set!

It is unknown if this will have a US release. The Queen now has electronic hissing sounds, the human scientist may be different, and the dogburster seems to be orange this time. The egg, facehugger, and green warrior seem the same as previous releases. It's also significantly more expensive than previous sets - in the UK the Queen was £25 with the smaller sets at about £13-£16. This is effectively a ń40ish worth of stuff, plus or minus a couple of bucks, when compared to other sets. If it comes to the USA I would gamble it's $35.

--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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Warp Man
June 9, 2020
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Scrapface Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Scrapface 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!

Unique! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Scrapface Action Figure has special painted elements which appear to be different on every sample. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

New Toy Pizza Raddick

Toy PizzaRaddickVia the Glyos News Dump: New Toy Pizza Raddick Drop! Some new figures. Some sold out.

This is why you should subscribe to their Action Figure of the Month Club.

--AP

Lollapalooza, MTV Movie Awards, Cops Also Cancelled
June 10, 2020
Star Wars Review: Han Solo (Bespin, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Han Solo (Bespin, The Vintage Collection). He's got a repainted and improved head! Read the whole review.

--AP

Mega Everdrive Pro Plays Sega CD, NES on Genesis Hardware

SegaEven More SegaVia Youtube: Mega EverDrive PRO functions overview.

The $200 cartridge can play ROMs from your homebrews and modern-era releases (and others), but also can play Sega CD and NES games thanks to its FPGA. If you already have a Mega Sg, you can play Genesis and Sega Master System files from an SD card - but the Sega CD functionality is in precious few devices like the MegaSD which is slightly more expensive.

--AP

Battle Tribes Drop Friday

GlyosNinja Wrap-Up!Via the Glyos News Dump: More Battle Tribes Figures - Ninjas Drop Friday, June 12. If you enjoy Kombat, Mortal or otherwise, this is a good day to be you.

Armorvors, Glyans, and more await you - expect previews on the Onell Design blog on Sunday at some point.

--AP

Coachella Also Cancelled
June 11, 2020
Review: Sonic Drive-In Kidrobot Dunny Strawberry, Lime, and Red Button Action Figures

Figure of the DaySonic Drive-In Kidrobot Dunny Strawberry, Lime, and Red Button 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!

Free with food! Sonic Drive-In Kidrobot Dunny Strawberry, Lime, and Red Button Action Figures is what happens when designer toys succeed and go mass market - and they're pretty good too. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

The Stooges - Live at Goose Lake 50th Anniversary

MusicIggy's Revenge was LivingVia Third Man Store: Live at Goose Lake: August 8th 1970 (Standard Black Vinyl). A CD is also available, with variant color wax at your local record shops.

It's all of Fun House from the only known surviving live show of that era of the band. It's possible your dad or grandfather was very into this band.

--AP

PSV: No Date, No Price, No Word on Backward Compatibility
June 12, 2020
Star Wars Review: Luke Skywalker (Snowspeeder, The Retro Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Luke Skywalker (Snowspeeder, The Retro Collection). It's a new figure inspired by an old figure. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives Naughty Boy This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives Naughty Boy, Rogue Robots, Spacejacked, and over a dozen more.

--AP

Wonder Woman, Tenet Delayed
June 15, 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 Boxes, Dookus, and HasLabs! 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

Imaginext DC Series 7 Found, Pretty Neat

ImaginextDCVia MyGrodd: DC Mystery Series 7 CONFIRMED & Found at Walgreens in Boyle Heights, CA!

Killer Moth? Bronze Tiger? It's been a while since the last batch, so all of these are pretty exciting additions. Still no word on non-branded series 13, but at least the lines are still going despite declining shelf space.

--AP

God Neptune Pre-Orders on Hasbro Pulse End Today

TransformersSushibotVia Hasbro Pulse: Transformers Takara Tomy Generations Selects TT-GS10 God Neptune. Last chance! So far the Hasbro orders for imports have run a couple of months late, so that October 24, 2020 release date could very well be December or January. Something to keep in mind!

--AP

Kaiju Big Battel Series 2 Kickstarter Ends Thursday

KickstarterKaijuVia Kickstarter: Kaiju Big Battel mini figures part 2. It has been funded, and you can jump on them until Thursday.

I liked series 1! Estimated delivery is December.

--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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Star Wars Celebration, Oscars Delayed
June 16, 2020
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Decepticon Mirage Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Decepticon Mirage 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!

Repaints done right! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Decepticon Mirage Action Figure may well be Hasbro's most ornate figure this year with tons of scuffs, oil, and other signs of wear and tear. I hope you found one! So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

New NES Game Delayed - Jay & Silent Bob's Mall Brawl

NintendoRoadhouseVia Limited Run Games: Jay & Silent Bob Limited Run - ETA was an email we got yesterday. It reads as follows:

"Thank you for your patience as we get ready to ship Jay & Silent Bob: Mall Brawl. We know it has been a while, so we wanted to write a general update.

"As some of you may know, the NES carts were hit with production delays that initially extended our general 2-4 month ETA. Shortly after, the world shut down in response to COVID-19. We're happy to say that the NES carts have been produced and are en route to our office via boat from China!

"Our final shipping estimate is July this year. To make up for the long wait, we will be providing Steam keys at no additional cost. Please keep an eye on your inbox for this key, and (quite soon) tracking information from us!"

The Switch version came out a few weeks ago, so if you pre-ordered the cartridge you're probably going to be last. And you paid more. But you got an NES game, in theory, coming. Reviews are middling but it's also meant to be a throwback to the likes of Double Dragon.

--AP

30 Rock Revenge July 17
June 17, 2020
Star Wars Review: Luke Skywalker (Bespin, The Retro Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Luke Skywalker (Bespin, The Retro Collection). He's got a new and improved head! Read the whole review.

--AP

Warlords of Wor Friday

GlyosMystery!Via the Glyos News Dump: Mark Your Calendars - Warlords of Wor Drop June 19. No word on which figures are coming, but it's something to look forward to while sitting around and waiting for anything to happen.

--AP

Netflix War for Cybertron Delayed
June 18, 2020
Review: Playmobil Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine Vehicle with Figures

Figure of the DayPlaymobil Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine Vehicle with 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!

NEW! This Playmobil Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine Vehicle with Figures is based on a movie that people loved in the 1980s, about the 1950s, but now somehow also works as a nostalgia piece of the 1980s. And has just been made as a preschool toy. Why? No idea - but it's awesome and you should track one down. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

iO Closing, Animorphs Getting a Movie
June 19, 2020
Star Wars Review: Lando Calrissian (The Retro Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Lando Calrissian (The Retro Collection). They made some changes here. Read the whole review.

--AP

New Glyos Healey Made Hunter Saturday, Warlords of War Tonight

GlyosRed EyesVia the Glyos News Dump: New Healey Made Raider Saturday - Colors Unknown. I bought two of the previous ones and they've remained on my desk - one is sitting in a Kenner MTV-7 right now. If you have a lot of old toys, get one of these guys.

Also don't forget Friday night's Warlords of Wor drop at 9:00 PM Eastern.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchNAMCO MUSEUM® ARCHIVES Vol 1 This week's batch of titles on the eShop: NAMCO MUSEUM® ARCHIVES Vol 1 (with the Famicom-esque Pac-Man Championship Edition remake), Namco Museum Archives Vol 2, Arcade Archives Sunset Riders, and a couple dozen more.

At retail: Burnout Paradise Remastered, Railway Empire: Nintendo Switch Edition, and SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated.

--AP

RIP Ian Holm
June 22, 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 Mail-In Figures, Army Builders, and Retro Toys! 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 Raider Already Sold Out

GlyosAcid, It BurnsVia the Glyos News Dump: Healey Made Raider (Acid)! How very 1990s.

It even has an orange tip on the gun! And it sold out in about an hour or two.

--AP

More Lanard Star Trooper - Zerg-ish

ToysGiant Bug BattleVia Smyths, a UK toy store: Star Troopers Giant Bug Battle! This gift set in the vein of the Alien and Rampage packs with a new monster and some old soldier. It's Ř17.99.

It seems like it drew inspiration from the Zerg and dinosaurs, which is pretty much where I want my toys now.

--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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RIP Joel Schumacher
June 23, 2020
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Hound Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Hound 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 cartoon is coming July 30! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Hound Action Figure is different, but you probably won't notice the changes without a side-by-side comparison. Thankfully, we have that. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

New Toy Pizza Drop

Toy PizzaRaddickVia the Glyos News Dump: Toy Pizza Sub City Supply Drop - The Finale! Some new figures. Some old. Get them while you can!

This is why you should subscribe to their Action Figure of the Month Club.

--AP

New Glyos Raider - Second Chance Tonight

GlyosAcid, It BurnsVia the Glyos News Dump: Healey Made Raider (Acid)! After selling out on Saturday a second drop will take place tonight (Tuesday) at 9:00 PM Eastern time. Don't miss it!

--AP

Bloodstained 2 Announced, Has Corgi in Armor Suit
June 24, 2020
Star Wars Review: BB Unit (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: BB Unit (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look). It's a recolor that recolors itself before your very eyes, if it's cold or hot! Read the whole review.

--AP

New 8-Bit Pac-Man CE and Gaplus Actually Real New NES Games

NintendoEven More NintendoVia forums: NAMCO MUSEUM ARCHIVES Vol 1 has a Pac-Man Championship Edition demake by retro gaming giants M2, and it turns out it's actually a real NES game. I won't direct anyone to the archive on the internet that host the files for reasons, but sure enough someone poked around in there and it's a real NES file that runs on emulators (and presumably, could be sold on a cartridge for the olds out there.) The same is true of Gaplus, a less-heralded demake of which can be found on NAMCO MUSEUM ARCHIVES Vol 2. It's my sincere hope Limited Run Games or another studio picks these up for release on actual NES cartridges. The Pac-Man CE game seems to be taken from a fan-made game that made the rounds about 10 years ago, with some new music and other changes - but it's hard to confirm this.

Each new game appears to be smaller than Super Mario Bros. 3.

New game development for NES isn't rare, but it's uncommon from big game publishers. Konami and Majesco put out a plug-and-play game with some NES ports on its Nintendo-on-a-chip hardware in 2004. It also included all-new versions of Frogger, Scramble, and Time Pilot - which to my knowledge have never been dumped as ROMs or released outside this unit. Nintendo put out a special hack of Donkey Kong Original Edition as a Europe-only Wii pack-in thing in the UK with the missing NES Cement/Pie factory stage... which has been ripped. It's also on the 3DS as a digital-only Club Nintendo reward that we all missed.

For those of you just joining us, NES development has been slow but steady on Kickstarter and other portals. Games like Micro Mages and Nebs and Debs give you a great idea of where NES development can go within the confines of the original limitations of game hardware, showing just how much more you could've got out of the grey box had the Super NES and Genesis not ended its time in the monopolistic spotlight so soon. With slightly larger small publishers like Limited Run Games putting out Star Wars series titles as well as originals like Galf and Jay & Silent Bob's Mall Brawl, hopefully someone will do some more and be to 80s game kids what Rhino Records was to rock & roll.

If you want to go buy an NES ROM that you can do whatever you want with, might I recommend the cheap and fun Berzerk from Parisoft? It's a fan-made adaptation of Stern's arcade game complete with robot voices. It's neat - you might have it on an old console like Atari VCS or Vectrex. A cartridge doesn't exist so go get the $2 ROM.

--AP

PS4: PSN Updates

PS4Star Wars Episode I: Racer New to the Playstation 4 this week: Star Wars Episode I: Racer, A Summer With the Shiba Inu, Ultracore, and SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated.

--AP

Kermit's Otter Lawyer
June 25, 2020
Review: Onell Design Armorvor Cerrek Commando Gorellux

Figure of the DayOnell Design Armorvor Cerrek Commando GorelluxSomething 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 colors, new head! Onell Design Armorvor Cerrek Commando Gorellux continues the rapid roll-out of new animal-themed heads for the marvelous Armorvor body. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Transformers Gets "Marvel Legends" with R.E.D.

TransformersMegatronVia IGN: Transformers Generation Selects Super Megatron. I have no information other than what I'm reading here, which is that these seem to be Pulse and Walmart exclusives.

Pre-orders start Friday for $19.99 a pop for Optimus and Megatron. They are due in September. If there are additional characters, they didn't say.

Figures like these have been whispered about for over a decade - and we've seen Japanese import figures do something like this for collectors. There's a question of how deep it can go, but there's a seemingly endless appetite for G1 Optimus Prime products and while Megatron is a bit slower, he's not unpopular. If I can find these first two, I'll pick them up to give them a try, and then hope they do some of the weirder comic designs in this format some day.

--AP

Project Blue Coming to Famicom Too

NintendoProject BlueVia Kickstarter: PROJECT BLUE (Famicom). The NES version hasn't shipped yet (but the ROM has), and now a Famicom port is also coming. This campaign is in Japanese so I don't know what all is happening, but it's nice to see for collectors of the colorful cassette-shaped cartridges.

--AP

Raspberry Pi Software Sure Got Better Since I Last Looked
June 26, 2020
Star Wars Review: Leia (Hoth, The Retro Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Leia (Hoth, The Retro Collection). It's a new figure inspired by an old figure. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchPloid Saga This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives VS. Baseball, Ploid Saga, Pokémon Café Mix, and over a dozen more.

At retail: Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia, Collar X Malice, and more.

--AP

Revenge Bedtime Procrastination
June 29, 2020
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Vintage Production Number, Star Wars Vehicles, and "Repacks"! 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 Genesis/Mega Drive Game: Journey to Oblivion

SegaDCVia Mega Studios: Journey to Oblivion! It seems to be a work-in-progress from Brazil.

A crowdfunded campaign is promised later, but they're selling an early version of the ROM now for your emulators, Everdrives, Raspberry Pis, jailbroken FPGA systems, and so on. It's a shooter and it looks like it has some pretty weird boss monsters with elements that are consistent with your preconceived notions of Brazil's entertainment on television. I actually had no idea that was in there until after I wrote this story.

--AP

Toy Pizza Con Happening Online

Toy PizzaToy Pizza ConVia Toy Pizza on Facebook: Toy Pizza Con Online 2020. Saturday July 11, 2020 at 1:00 PM Eastern.

Links as to where it will be held are to be shared - so more on that later.

--AP

Pulse Gets Transformers Weapons Pack

TransformersParts is PartsVia Hasbro Pulse: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Deluxe Centurion Drone Weaponizer Pack (Hasbro Pulse Exclusive). It's $10 over a normal deluxe toy, but it's worth noting for what comes in the box - Energon cubes. Energon axe and mace. Roller. Gun mode Megatron. Tape deck Soundwave. Blasters. More blasters. I ordered two. If you look at the price of third-party accessory kits, you probably get more than your money's worth here.

--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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AMC Theaters Opening Delayed, Also Movies
June 30, 2020
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Autobot Chromia Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Autobot Chromia 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!

Repaints done right! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Autobot Chromia Action Figure has some added grey in with the blue! And you can probably find one at a store near you. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Blade Buster - NES Time Attack Shooter from 2010?

NintendoAh ShootIn case you missed it like me, via ROMhacking.net: Blade Buster (NES) is a free top-down shooter that as far as I can tell, exists only in free download or bootleg cartridge forms.

I can't find a lot of information about it and I've not seen it before - but it's really fun and like Pac-Man Championship Edition, and coin-op games of old, lets you play for 2 or 5 minutes in a "time attack" mode before you're done. If your lives or the timer run out, that's it, you start over - which is kind of welcome if you've got other things to do today. I'd recommend giving it a shot. While nowhere near as deep as a Dragon Spirit or Life Force, it's a fun game that you can enjoy in a couple of minutes. Which, if you ask me, is perfectly fine now that NES games can be downloaded for free or a couple of bucks rather than having to buy them for $45 like in the 1990s.

--AP


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