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December 1, 2020
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Deluxe Airwave Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Deluxe Airwave 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's newish! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Deluxe Airwave Action Figure is starting to hit in a bigger way, but I still don't see a lot of them. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

New Sega Master System Flight of Pigarus - Cartridge, Free ROM

SegaWhen Pigs FlyVia Twitter: Do not miss the superb Caravan #FlightOfPigarus on #Sega #MasterSystem, is always available to preorder on the #2Minds shop! (until 2020/12/15).. This tweet links to the cartridge, the ROM, and the YouTube video.

It's a fairly impressive time-attack shooter - if nothing else, grab the ROM for your Analogue Mega Sg or emulators!

--AP

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December 2, 2020
Star Wars Review: Wampa (40th Anniversary, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Wampa (40th Anniversary, The Black Series 6-Inch). He's less bloody and arguably much improved. Read the whole review.

--AP

New Star Warsy Glyos This Weekend

GlyosThe GlyanVia the Glyos News Dump: Onell Design Wave 89 Sunday looks like it might be inspired by Star Wars and more specifically, The Mandalorian. And Kenner, in my dreams.

The extra $30 gets you a CD soundtrack, poster, pin set, coin, and an acrylic standee. All good swag if you love the game. But wait, there's more!

--AP

Transformers Kingdom Wave 2 Reveals Incoming

TransformersDinobotVia TransformersOfficial on Instagram: Just revealed on IGN, 3 new Kingdom figures to add to your collection! Including 2 classic Beast Wars characters featuring INCREDIBLE beast detail and texture. Dinobot, Airrazor, and Ultra Magnus were shown.

Dinobot looks like a gorgeous recreation of the TV show robot mode with a decent-if-lumpy raptor mode. Airrazor has some sort of gerhawk mode shown and a stellar robot form, plus a decent bird mode. Ultra Magnus is a more vibrant retool of the Siege toy, with new shoulder guns, a new torso, new head, new stacks, and a face lift of the truck mode. It does not use any Earthrise Optimus parts.

In addition, leaks of Inferno and others are making the rounds.

--AP

Xbox Series S/X - Dev Mode Allows Emulators

Xbox$20 CheepVia Retro RGB: Xbox Series S / X Emulation Capabilities highlights that the Xboxes that just came out can run GameCube games and tons of classic system titles under a Developer Mode you can unlock for $20.

Hacking the Xbox to run other games has been around since the original systems in 2001 - it's a tradition! - but this seems to be relatively easy to do with minimal expertise, assuming you can actually find the new Xboxes in a store near you.

--AP

RIP Hugh Keays-Byrne
December 3, 2020
Review: Super7 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimates Foot Soldier Action Figure

Figure of the DaySuper7 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimates Foot Soldier 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's sold out! The Super7 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimates Foot Soldier Action Figure gives the figure from the 1980s extra gear and articulation, but manages to keep the spirit of the thing that was once only four bucks. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

I Missed It: Super JetPak DX GameBoy Color

GameBoyShadowsVia Pocket Pixel Design: Super JetPak DX is starting to ship, and I completely missed that it was coming out. It looks a bit like similarly named games that were popular in the UK in the 20th century, and as of now the ROM, cartridge, or complete in box editions are not available for purchase.

I stumbled on a retweet from Asobi.tech yesterday, so it might be worth a look in case the game is opened for additional sales.

--AP

The New DuckTales Is Ending

TVWooo-oh noVia Gizmodo: DuckTales' Current Third Season Is Officially Its Last. Considering the show has been stretching out and incorporating numerous nods (and seemingly backdoor pilots) to its The Disney Afternoon neighbors like Darkwing Duck and TaleSpin, I figured it was going to go on for a few years and launch a few side stories. Not so!

While clearly a colorful show for kids, it's surprisingly entertaining with a lot of fun adventure elements mixed in with classic kidvid stories and a murderer's row of voice talent. It also is peppered with nods to the NES game, like pogo-jumping on a recent episode or the Moon theme popping up as a lullabye.

--AP

Transformers Kingdom Wave 2 Reveals More

TransformersDinobotVia Hasbro but let's link to TFWiki: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Wave 2. The rest are now revealed - that's Core Class Starscream & Megatron. Deluxe class Ractonite, Huffer Airrazor, and a reissue of Arcee. Voyager Inferno and Dinobot. And Leader Ultra Magnus.

Pre-orders are nearby... real nearby.

--AP

Warner to Stream Everything
December 4, 2020
Star Wars Review: Todo 360 (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Todo 360 (The Black Series 6-Inch). It's a pack-in with an exclusive Cad Bane figure. Read the whole review.

--AP

Ad: New Transformers Kingdom at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Hasbro Transformers Kingdom Wave 2 toys at Entertainment Earth! Cases, sets, and individual figures are available.

Transformers War for Cybertron Kingdom Voyager Dinobot Transformers Generations Kingdom Deluxe Wave 2 Set Transformers Generations Kingdom Core Wave 2 Case Transformers War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Airrazor Transformers War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Ractonite Transformers War for Cybertron Kingdom Leader Ultra Magnus Transformers War for Cybertron Kingdom Voyager Inferno

Order yours now! And stay tuned for more new reveals.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives RushÕn Attack This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives RushÕn Attack, Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack, Cybxus Hearts, Dog Gone Golfing, and over a dozen more.

At retail: Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 and more!

--AP

RIP David L. Lander
December 7, 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 Playsets, Figures, Customers, and a Passing! 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 From Last Night

GlyosNew StuffVia the Glyos News Dump: Glyos Onell Design December 6 2020 Drop Menu.

The final drop of the year is inspired by The Mandalorian, with a few of the fancier items already sold. Gems like the Metrallore Commando, the Armorvor Vortrooper, and Delphi Monbarann are still in stock at press time - grab some if you are so inclined.

--AP

New Cheap Figures at Dollar Tree - Final Faction

ToysNewishVia Dollar Tree: Final Faction Action Figures & Accessories . They're showing up in stores (so says toy Twitter) and you can see figures are sold separately from accessories - that's one way to keep costs down, and to give customizers and weapon fans a shot at cheap blasters.

So far the line has a handful of figures and accessory packs, and they're cheap - but look neat. We'll review some here if/when I get over to Dollar Tree, but if nothing else it's worth a look just to see that someone out there is trying to make action figures affordable for kids. If Burger King could sell 3 3/4-inch scale Universal Monsters in the 1990s with a burger, fries, and a drunk for three bucks, $1 space military and aliens shouldn't be too much of a stretch. If Lanard's toys are to fancy for you, this might be worth a peek.

--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 Chuck Yeager
December 8, 2020
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Battle Masters Decepticon Doublecrosser Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Battle Masters Decepticon Doublecrosser 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's newish! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Battle Masters Decepticon Doublecrosser Action Figure is a ramp with two heads. Of terror! So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

New Big Predator Figures from Lanard

PredatorHunter Series PredatorVia Walter McCloud's iamges on Toy Ark: Lanard Toys Producing 7-Inch and 12-Inch Scale Predator Figures. As with the 3 3/4-inch and 7-inch Alien figures, these are also all in the weird colors.

No prices or release dates are given, but Lanard's stuff is traditionally quite cheap and, in the USA, exclusive to Walmart. I would assume these would be $10-$20, but we'll have to wait and see.

--AP

Ad: New Hasbro Star Wars and Marvel at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Hasbro at Entertainment Earth! This week: Marvel Legends Firestar and Miss Lion! Also the Mandalorian's Amban Phase-Pulse Blaster - it's huge!

Marvel Legends Series 6-Inch Firestar Action Figure Star Wars The Mandalorian Nerf Amban Phase-Pulse Blaster

Order yours now! And stay tuned for more new reveals.

--AP

Full of Solids and Liquids
December 9, 2020
Star Wars Review: Scout Trooper (Jedi: Fallen Order, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Scout Trooper (Jedi: Fallen Order, The Black Series 6-Inch) . He's got a lot of gear, and lacks the dirt from other releases. Read the whole review.

--AP

Rivers Cuomo Launches Class Project: Selling Weezer Demos

MusicA Rivers Ran Through ItVia Mister Rivers' Neighborhood: Weezer Demos are over 1,000 demos, snippets, and recordings.

It's nifty - the previews have Rivers explaining what you get, including stuff that became other stuff that didn't come out like a proto recording of "Blast Off." Which may mean something to some of you.

--AP

Fresh, Trendy, and Relevant
December 10, 2020
Review: Playmobil Back to the Future Advent Calendar with Figures

Figure of the DayPlaymobil Back to the Future Advent Calendar 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!

It's not festive! The Playmobil Back to the Future Advent Calendar with Figures is loaded with gear and seven figures, plus a couple of mostly-cardboard environments. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

German Playmobil 2021 Catalog Revealed

PlaymobilCatalogVia Playmobil: 2021 Katalog is up now, confirming many recent leaks and rumors. And prices are up a bit - these things are getting expensive.

Pages 24-25 have new sets from Volkswagen and Back to the Future. Scooby-Doo starts on page 28, and is packed with variations on Scooby. Not-quite-Dino-Riders is on page 36.

Presumably the licensed sets come out in the USA around the same time as Germany, but non-licensed sets are a year later (as the USA is an "export market.") Things can change - and we don't have a 2021 price list or US catalog yet - but you can get a peek in the future right now if you like.

--AP

RIP Tiny Lister Jr.
December 11, 2020
Star Wars Review: R5-P8 (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R5-P8 (The Black Series 6-Inch). It's a Target-exclusive redeco you can probably get at a store near you. Read the whole review.

--AP

Ad: New Star Wars and Power Rangers at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Hasbro Toys - Star Wars, and Power Rangers toys at Entertainment Earth! Check out new waves of The Black Series and The Lightning Collection.

Star Wars The Black Series Archive Action Figures Wave 1 Set Star Wars Black Series Archive Grand Admiral Thrawn Figure Star Wars Black Series Clone Commander Cody Action Figure Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker (Hoth) Figure Star Wars The Black Series Archive Han Solo (Hoth) Figure Power Rangers Lightning Collection 6-Inch Figures Wave 8 Power Rangers Lightning Collection S.P.D. Pink Ranger Figure Power Rangers Lightning Collection Dino Thunder Blue Figure Power Rangers Lightning Collection Lost Galaxy Red Ranger Power Rangers Lightning Collection Zeo Green Ranger Figure

Order yours now! And stay tuned for more new reveals.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchSpace Invaders Forever This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Doom Eternal, PixelJunk Eden 2, Evolution Board Game, Lofi Ping Pong, and over a dozen more.

At retail: Space Invaders Forever - which I did order, and am now excitedly awaiting! So far I only saw it on Amazon and it got delayed, presumably it will be sold elsewhere too. (That's an affiliate link.)

--AP

Hello God Neptune
December 14, 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 Exclusives, Retro Figures, Mail-Ins, and a Pin! 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

GameBoy Color Super JetPak DX - Pre-Orders for Wave 2

GameBoyNewishVia Pocket Pixel Design: PREORDER Super JetPak DX 2nd RUN. It ain't cheap - the boxed cartridge is about $60 delivered to a US address, and you have until the end of January to order it.

There haven't been any reviews yet, but your ears can hear the weird UK-specific bubblegum audio and Twitter impressions have been positive so far.

--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!

If you want a piece of merchandise, we now have one! The 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter Collectible Enamel Pin is now available on Etsy. Money goes to me, after Etsy fees, shipping, and whatnot.

--AP

Even More Osees
December 15, 2020
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Voyager Quintesson Judge Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Voyager Quintesson Judge 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's newish! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Voyager Quintesson Judge Action Figure is going to be a thing you'll regret skipping later. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

NES-Style Steam Game Getting Actual NES Port

NintendoAlwa's AwakeningVia Elden Pixels: Alwa's Awakening NES - The highly anticipated NES port is coming! This PC/Switch/etc. game was made to look like an NES, and now will be an actual NES game. Retro-Bit will be handling elements of the release, which is good, but they've been a little slow to get out some long-announced reissues. So it probably won't be out any time soon.

There's a sign-up for a beta if you are interested in such things, and indeed you should be.

--AP

Ad: New Hasbro Star Wars: The Mandalorian Reveals at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Hasbro Star Wars: The Vintage Collection at Entertainment Earth! This week: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Figures. Bo-Katan Kryze (of the Filloniverse) as well as reissues of the Scarif Stormtrooper, Death Trooper, Tusken Raider, and Hovertank Driver are now available for pre-order.

Star Wars Black Series Bo-Katan Kryze 6-Inch Action Figure Star Wars The Child Hideaway Hover-Pram Plush Toy Star Wars The Black Series Archive Action Figures Wave 2 Set Star Wars Black Series Archive Tusken Raider Action FigureStar Wars Black Series Archive Shoretrooper Action Figure Star Wars The Black Series Imperial Hovertank Driver Figure Star Wars Black Series Imperial Death Trooper Action Figure Star Wars Mandalorian Baby Bounties Curious and Meditation Star Wars Mandalorian Baby Bounties Soup and Blue Milk Star Wars The Mandalorian Baby Bounties Helmet and Datapad

Order yours now! And stay tuned for more new reveals.

--AP

New Neo Geo Still Coming
December 16, 2020
Star Wars Review: Chirrut Imwe (The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Chirrut Imwe (The Vintage Collection). He's not bad, but the 2016 figure wasn't bad either. Read the whole review.

--AP

New Alien Queen - Now With Sound, Red

AlienQueenieVia Walmart (thank you for the link Seth): Lanard Light & Sound Alien Queen is in stock and available to ship. It has no indication of being in stores yet - the purple one is! - so if you want this flavor, you will need to order it. I don't know what the sound is.

This may show up in January or February as part of the Walmart toy aisle reset, which is expected to include 7-inch Alien warriors as well as similarly sized Predator figures. The preds also have a 12-inch figure.

--AP

Every Last Twizzler
December 17, 2020
Review: Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Surround Sound Batcave Playset

Figure of the DayFisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Surround Sound Batcave PlaysetSomething 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 big! The Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Surround Sound Batcave Playset gives kids what may be one of the biggest action figure playsets of their lives - and somehow I got it for 66% off. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Sequel Coming for TV Show Night Court

TVDan and HarryVia Deadline: ŌNight CourtÕ Sequel In Works At NBC With John Larroquette As Dan Fielding, Harry StoneÕs Daughter As Focus & Melissa Rauch As EP. The show was hugely popular in the 1980s and 1990s, with John Larroquette's Dan Fielding netting him several Emmy awards.

Will it be good? Who knows! But it's a thing coming up and those of you who are as old as I am may recall the show being an odd showcase for the likes of Yakov Smirnoff and a pre-Data Brent Spiner. Also Richard Moll, a not-as-famous-as-he-should-be performer. He was Two-Face! And Bull.

--AP

RIP Jeremy Bulloch
December 18, 2020
Star Wars Review: BB-H20 (Droid Factory Line Look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: BB-H20 (Droid Factory Line Look). It's a festive candy cane-looking robot. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchCollection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend, Super Meat Boy Forever, Secrets of Magic 2: Witches & Wizards, Arcade Archives Markham, and over a dozen more.

At retail: Override 2: Super Mech League!

I picked up Space Invaders Forever and it looks like Space Invaders vs. Arkanoid is a very awkward port of a phone game - it loads when docked, but it is not presently playable docked. You need to use the touch screen. This is not indicated on the packaging anywhere.

--AP

Everybody Lives
December 21, 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 Retro Figures, Remakes, and Exclusive Trooper Packs! 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 Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Pit of Judgement PulseCon Exclusive Set Quintesson Judge Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Pit of Judgement PulseCon Exclusive Set Quintesson Judge 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!

Five reviews this week, spanning the whole set! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Pit of Judgement PulseCon Exclusive Set Quintesson Judge Action Figure gives you a second egg-tentacle-face man, and it's different than the single-packed one. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

New Glowing Dinosaurs from Creative Beast

ToysGlowyVia Creative Beast/Beasts of the Mesozoic/Toy Pizza: 1/18th Zuniceratops Glow-in-the-Dark action figure (Pre-Order) in green and PRE-ORDER: Creative Beast Studios x Toy Pizza - Pangea Island Ceratopsian (Orange).

Each one is about $30 before shipping, and yeah, this is an exciting week for toys and old toy dorks.

--AP

Incoming: Combiner Wars Devastator Reissue

TransformersDevastatingVia Amazon (ad link) and also Hasbro Pulse (which does not kick me a nickel if you place orders, so here's an Amazon link): Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Devastator Figure Set. This is a rerelease - I'm told with absolutely zero changes, other than an appropriate date stamp on the box (not to be confused with copyright date.) It's a pretty decent toy, mine's been standing on a shelf behind me for a few years with no problems at all. $150 isn't cheap, but consider what you are getting is effectively six Voyager-size toys, from when they were larger, and a trading card. At about $25 a whack, it's not a bad buy.

I have no idea how many are being made and if additional reruns will happen, so if you want one, this is a good time to grab it. Unless you think they'll do another new one later, which is a thing I would probably bet on down the road. I have no doubt they could make a more sturdy and more fun toy, but I don't imagine it would be this cheap or this large given toy inflation in recent years.

--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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Get Better Soon, Everyone
December 22, 2020
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Pit of Judgement PulseCon Exclusive Set Kranix Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Pit of Judgement PulseCon Exclusive Set Kranix 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's newish! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Pit of Judgement PulseCon Exclusive Set Kranix Action Figure has no articulation, but it scratches a long-running itch in the form of a previously-unmade character with a speaking role in the old cartoons. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Ad: Mando Mondays Star Wars Finale at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Hasbro at Entertainment Earth! This week: Reruns of The Vintage Collection Slave I from earlier this year and Boba Fett's original helmet! Also new versions of his helmet from The Mandalorian, plus a collector FX Lightsaber of the Darksaber!

Star Wars The Black Series Force FX Elite Darksaber Star Wars TVC Boba Fett's Slave I 3 3/4-Inch Scale Vehicle Star Wars The Black Series Boba Fett (Re-Armored) Helmet Star Wars The Black Series Boba Fett Helmet Prop Replica

Order yours now! And stay tuned for more new reveals.

--AP

Doctor Who, Better Than Wallpaper
December 23, 2020
Star Wars Review: Luke Skywalker (Endor, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Luke Skywalker (Endor, The Black Series 6-Inch) . He's available individually or in a gift set. Read the whole review.

--AP

Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Pit of Judgement PulseCon Exclusive Set Sharkticon Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Pit of Judgement PulseCon Exclusive Set Sharkticon 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's newish! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Pit of Judgement PulseCon Exclusive Set Sharkticon Action Figure brings back the popular trooper in new colors. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

NES Trophy Shipping
December 24, 2020
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Pit of Judgement PulseCon Exclusive Set Prosecutor Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Pit of Judgement PulseCon Exclusive Set Prosecutor 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!

Tentacle judge! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Pit of Judgement PulseCon Exclusive Set Prosecutor Action Figure is a small - but long-awaited - release based on Transformers: The Movie from a million years ago. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Ad: G.I. Joe Classified Wave 1 Cases at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get G.I. Joe Classified Series 6-Inch Action Figures Wave 1 Case - Free Shipping at Entertainment Earth! Most of these figures can be a little tough to get, so if you missed the first wave you can get Snake Eyes, Roadblock, Destro, Duke, and Scarlett. (And an extra Snake Eyes, which you can send to a friend or trade for ALF POGs.)

G.I. Joe Classified Series 6-Inch Action Figures Wave 1 Case

Order yours now! And stay tuned for more new reveals.

--AP

Another Year of Remembering Things About Stuff
December 25, 2020
Star Wars Review: R3-H17 (Droid Factory Line Look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R3-H17 (Droid Factory Line Look). It's a Disney-exclusive that sold out a couple of years ago. Read the whole review.

--AP

Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Pit of Judgement PulseCon Exclusive Set Bailiff Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Pit of Judgement PulseCon Exclusive Set Bailiff 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!

And the grand finale! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Pit of Judgement PulseCon Exclusive Set Bailiff Action Figure is something from Transformers: The Movie and season three that would be nice to see sold individually later. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives VS. Tennis This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives VS. Tennis, Bit.Trip Beat, Bit.Trip Runner, Bit.Trip Flux, and over a dozen more.

--AP

NES Trophy Arrived, Is Really Fun
December 28, 2020
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Good Riddance 2020, Hello Star Wars Spoilers for The Mandalorian! 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

Unicron Update - Still No ETA

TransformersProceedVia Hasbro Pulse: HasLab War for Cybertron Unicron: Update #4. This is kind of fascinating - they talk about drop tests, shipping tests, and how they're working to make sure the item gets to you unbroken.

The expensive toy - which most fans paid for late in 2019 - is still set to ship "Early 2021," which is obviously not a specific timeframe.

--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!

If you want a piece of merchandise, we now have one! The 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter Collectible Enamel Pin is now available on Etsy. Money goes to me, after Etsy fees, shipping, and whatnot.

--AP

We're Getting There
December 29, 2020
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Deluxe Sunstreaker Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Deluxe Sunstreaker 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's newish! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Deluxe Sunstreaker Action Figure is yellow... unless you buy the exclusive red and white repaints. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

NES Chumlee's Adventure on Kickstarter

NintendoAlwa's AwakeningVia Kickstarter: Chumlee's Adventure: The Quest for Pinky - For your NES! There are multiple color options at multiple price points - the cheapest cartridge is a boxed blue number for $60 and goes as high as $250 for an autographed cartridge in yellow.

This is based on a fellow from a show called Pawn Stars, and not Tennessee Tuxedo's walrus sidekick. There are videos out there and it's basically Irem's Kung Fu - which is generally considered to be a good game, so this is probably going to be a fun one.

--AP

Beast Wars Concept Art from McDonald's

TransformersMegaturtleVia RoboticPlanetToys and TheAllSpark: Beast Wars! 1995 McDonald's Toy Document Gives Us a Previously Unseen Look at Early Franchise Development and Several Unused Toy Concepts!. It looks at the very good first batch of Beast Wars Happy Meal toys, as well as some unrealized concepts that would have been pretty great.

There's a Megatron Sea Turtle, Iganus, Dragonfly, and tons of others that might make you go "Now why didn't we ever get that?" The actual toys we did get were pretty good - Panther, Beetle, Manta Ray, and Rhino. It is unfortunate that Megatron was unable to join the Turtle Club, but at least someone out there had a plan for it before Beast Wars reinvented Transformers toys in 1996.

--AP

And Full of Seaweed
December 30, 2020
Star Wars Review: Mandalorian Super Commando (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Mandalorian Super Commando (The Black Series 6-Inch). He's a Jango retool and absolutely worth tracking down. Read the whole review.

--AP

Transformers Earthrise on Netflix Today (Probably)

TransformersBug BiteVia Netflix: Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise begins its six-episode plop. Reviews have been going around but I haven't yet seen it as of writing this. It's something to do on New Year's Eve since you should be staying home and not going out and kissing anybody new.

Early press seems to indicate it is about as good as the first season Siege, which generally didn't go anywhere particularly new, but supposedly gives Elita-1 a lot more to do. Go get that toy while you can. (I did like Soundblaster as some defective clone gangster, though.) For those keeping track, the Earthrise toy line - which is excellent - is basically over and Kingdom toys are beginning to ship now.

--AP

RIP Dawn Wells
December 31, 2020
Review: Hasbro Transformers Authentics Alpha Soundwave Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Authentics Alpha Soundwave 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's big! The Hasbro Transformers Authentics Alpha Soundwave Action Figure is pretty good and at $10, a lot cheaper than other toys of his general size. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

David Willis Unpacks Transformers Earthrise Cameos

TransformersDesus NutsVia Polygon: Unboxing War for Cybertron: Earthrise's deeper cut Transformers references. Mr. Willis - a nice fellow if ever there was one - is a prolific writer with his comic Dumbing of Age and previously Shortpacked!, but if you're old you also knew him from his appearances on IRC and Usenet Transformers group. As someone who knows their stuff, this article is a can't-miss companion piece to one he did for Siege earlier in the year.

I'm five episodes in to the new show so I skimmed this feature in spots as to not spoil stuff. I can say that, so far, it's better than the last one and now everybody is probably going to be happy they picked up a bunch of Walmart's exclusive deluxe toys earlier.

--AP


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