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Another New Year
January 1, 2021
Star Wars Review: Mandalorian Loyalist (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Mandalorian Loyalist (The Black Series 6-Inch). It's a Jango Fett retool and one you'll want in quantity. Read the whole review.

--AP

NES Blazing Rangers, Gun Guardian Gun Girl Games

NintendoBlazing RangersVia 1st Press Games: Blazing Rangers for NES and Famicom. There are many flavors - limited, regular, US, Japan, PAL, and so on - so you've got options. The box art pays tribute to various regional packagings, so you'll no doubt see the graphic design and go "Oh, I recognize that." Here's a video showing some of the game. Pre-orders soon, we're told.

Also of interest is (.nes file) Gold Guardian Gun Girl Trial Version, a Famicom game which will be brought to the USA for NES by Justin Orenich of Neodelphino Productions. He put out the US NES Haradius Zero release, which I bought, and is great. G.G.G.G. is a shooter with an unusual control scheme, and while the demo is easy I like it enough to want to buy it. No pre-order date has been given, but Justin seems to get stuff out quickly.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives Gradius III This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives Gradius III, Pixel Game Maker Series Dungeon of Nazarick, The Innsmouth Case, Cave Digger, and over a dozen more.

--AP

Buy The Pin
Stay on the Path of Evil
January 4, 2021
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Troopers, Tough Questions, and Value Propositions! 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

Ad: New Hasbro and Mattel for 2021 at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Hasbro, Funko, and Mattel toys at Entertainment Earth! Check out new Star Wars and Masters of the Universe, among other new reveals.

Star Wars The Mandalorian The Child Premium Plush Bundle Star Wars Valentines Yoda with Heart Pop! Vinyl Figure Star Wars Valentines Cupid Chewbacca Pop! Vinyl Figure Star Wars Valentines Darth Vader with Heart Pop! Vinyl Star Wars Valentines Stormtrooper Pop! Vinyl Figure Masters of the Universe Origins Scare Glow Action Figure MOTU Origins Battle Armor Skeletor Action Figure MOTU Origins Battle Armor He-Man Figure Masters of the Universe Origins Mer-Man Action Figure Masters of the Universe Origins She-Ra Action Figure Masters of the Universe Origins Trap Jaw Action Figure Masters of the Universe Origins Orko Action Figure Masters of the Universe Origins Prince Adam Sky Sled Vehicle Star Wars Mission Fleet Gear Class Darth Maul Action Figure Star Wars Mission Fleet Expedition Class Vehicle Wave 2 Set Star Wars Lightsaber Squad Wave 1 Set

Order yours now! And stay tuned for even more fun all year long!

--AP

New Lamps Album - People With Faces

MusicNew StuffVia In the Red Records: LAMPS - PEOPLE WITH FACES on vinyl, and via Bandcamp People with Faces digital download. Produced by Ty Seagall, the noisy rock band is, to say the least, fantastic - I first heard them because someone posted a rip of a 7" record of Devo and Pissed Jeans covers. They're great.

Lamps haven't put out a new album in nearly eight years, so this is pretty exciting.

--AP

Buzzworthy Bumblebee Line Hitting Targets

TransformersProceedVia TFW2005: Transformers Buzzworthy Bumblebee: Bumblebee & Spike 2-Pack In-Hand Images. US sightings started late last week, so check the Target.com web site to order or see if your area got any. (I found one on Saturday. Not worth $15 but it's neat enough that you're going to want it.)

This set is part of what appears to be a Target-exclusive program involving at least four yellow-box reissues of Studio Series toys, two Cyberverse toys, and a big one-step movieverse Bee too. Hopefully there will be more - any Volkswagen toys are conspicuously absent from the line-ups, but Chevy fans have a lot of interesting options to track down.

--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 Tanya Roberts
January 5, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers x Back to the Future Deluxe Gigawatt Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers x Back to the Future Deluxe Gigawatt 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 x Back to the Future Deluxe Gigawatt Action Figure is a widely shared exclusive that, we assume, will continue to show up. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Ad: New Rainmakers May Still Be Orderable at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Hasbro Transformers, Raya, Disney, Star Wars, and so much more at Entertainment Earth! This week: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Rainmakers Seekers 3-Pack - Exclusive. A limited number are in stock right now.

Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Seekers 3-Pack

Order yours now! Keep an eye on that page and sign up for reminders if it goes in and out of stock.

--AP

Ad: Transformers Combiner Wars Devastator at Amazon

AmazonDevastatorAd: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Devastator Figure Set is available for pre-order - delivery expected this month for $149.99. Previously it was going for $300-$400 on the secondary market, so this is cheaper.

The toy is expected to be nearly identical to the 2015 release.

--AP

At Least It's Interesting
January 6, 2021
Star Wars Review: Incinerator Trooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Incinerator Trooper (The Black Series 6-Inch). He's a redeco with a new accessory, or perfection when you're talking troopers. Read the whole review.

--AP

Star Trek Discovery 32nd Century Concept Art

Star TrekNogVia CBS/Trekmovie.com: Check Out 32nd-Century Starfleet Concept Art And More Behind-The-Scenes On ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ is the first clear look at some ships from the new season. Despite appearing on-screen, the angles and dark cinematography make it difficult or impossible to make out some of the shapes of these future-futuristic, detached-nacelle spacecraft.

It's worth a look - and it would've been nice to see them some more on the show too. But surely, models must be coming so we'll have plenty more to see soon.

--AP

Ad: New Dino-Riders In Stock at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Funko, Mattel, Power Rangers, Star Wars, and More New Arrivals at Entertainment Earth! This week: Dino-Riders Rulon Warriors Battle Pack - EE Exclusive. A limited number are in stock right now.

Dino-Riders Rulon Warriors Battle Pack - EE Exclusive

Order yours now! Keep an eye on that page and sign up for reminders if it goes in and out of stock.

--AP

Well That Was a Day
January 7, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Cheetor Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Cheetor 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 a cat! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Cheetor Action Figure is the first "classics" take on Cheetor in quite some time, and it does a good job combining the 1990s original toy and animation model feel with elements from the Transmetals toy and some slightly different coloring. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Nintendo Laughs at Microsoft

XboxDesus NutsVia Bloomberg: Xbox: The Oral History of an American Video Game Empire. Nintendo had gobs and gobs of liquid cash after the 1990s put the Internet and often Windows 95/98 in everybody's home, so they went shopping for software developers like EA and Midway. And Nintendo. So says Kevin Bachus:

"Steve [Ballmer] made us go meet with Nintendo to see if they would consider being acquired. They just laughed their asses off. Like, imagine an hour of somebody just laughing at you. That was kind of how that meeting went."

--AP

Transformers Does More Netflix Figures?

TransformersQuintesson BodyguardVia TFW2005: Possible First Look At Rusty Siege Ironhide And Kingdom Cheetor Redeco. These are interesting - it looks like designer toy deco got slapped on $20 Hasbro toys. These haven't been announced yet, but so far a clear purple Paleotrex, a roughed-up black and white Ironhide (as seen in Earthrise), a rusty "sparkless" that looks like Barricade (as seen in Siege), and a fancy Cheetor in 1996 colors. There's plenty of speculation that they'll be Walmart exclusives, but it would be irresponsible to say any of this is confirmed.

--AP

Toy Fair a No-Go
January 8, 2021
Star Wars Review: Mandalorian Armorer (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Mandalorian Armorer (The Black Series 6-Inch). Hammer! Tongs! She's got it all and looks like she belongs in the post-Return of the Jedi galaxy. Read the whole review.

--AP

Toy Fair 2021 Not Happening

Toy FairBlazing RangersVia the Toy Assosciation: The Toy Association Sets 2021-2022 Trade Show & Marketplace Plans. In short, New York Toy Fair (usually February, rescheduled for May) is off for 2021. Toy Fair Dallas - which nobody in the press goes to and where announcements are not made - is tentatively still on for October.

This means Toy Fair 2022 in New York is still likely for February 19 - 22. See you there, I hope?

--AP

Ad: More Nemesis Primes Coming at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Transformers at Entertainment Earth! This week: Nemesis Prime, a shared exclusive. A limited number are available to order.

Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Leader Nemesis Prime

Order yours now!

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives Shanghai III This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Iris.Fall, Arcade Archives Shanghai III, Gorilla Big Adventure, SuperMoose, and over a dozen more.

--AP

RIP Dave Creek, Tommy Lasorda, Wonderfest & Toy Fair 2021
January 11, 2021
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Mandalorians, Star Wars' Changing Faces, and Boba Fetts! 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

Ad: Scorponok Returns in 2021 at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Hasbro, Funko, and Mattel toys at Entertainment Earth! Check out a new run of Transformers Earthrise Scorponok is coming - get your order in now so you can get yours in the summer.

Transformers War for Cybertron Earthrise Titan Scorponok

Pre-order yours now! It got expensive after it ran out last time.

--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.

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Lots of New Old Games Coming
January 12, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Galactic Odyssey Collection Paradron Medics Autobot Ratchet and Lifeline Action Figures

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Galactic Odyssey Collection Paradron Medics Autobot Ratchet and Lifeline 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!

It's newish! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Galactic Odyssey Collection Paradron Medics Autobot Ratchet and Lifeline Action Figures is seemingly sold out, but totally worth getting if you can score one. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Sega Genesis Irena Genesis Metal Fury on Kickstarter

SegaIrena Genesis Metal FuryVia Kickstarter: Irena Genesis Metal Fury! This one has been in production for a long time, and it's a long ways off - limited edition cartridges are expected November/December 2021, and the standard box & manual & cartridge level is March of 2022. It's also 45 Euros plus shippig.

The demo going around is a lot of fun and it looks great - give it a peek.

--AP

NES Tapeworm Disco Puzzle, Too

NintendoTapeworm Disco PuzzleVia Kickstarter: Tapeworm Disco Puzzle. A new game for NES, Dreamcast and PC. It ends this week - I didn't see any indicators about it - so grab it if you want it as soon as you can. It's the same developers as Flea.

The cheapest boxed NES cartridge is 50 pounds, but there are other options. The game sounds pretty great from the video, and it's expected around August 2021.

--AP

They Play Different When You Dance
January 13, 2021
Star Wars Review: Death Trooper (Credit Collection, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Death Trooper (Credit Collection, The Black Series 6-Inch). I skipped a lot of these, but the purples and oranges made it too enticing to pass up. Read the whole review.

--AP

New Nintendo Game - NES Ooze Redux on Kickstarter

NintendoOoze ReduxVia Kickstarter: Ooze Redux - A new Action Platformer for the NES! An actual cartridge is in the works as one of the rewards, and if it gets backed the game is expected in April 2021, which seems overly optimistic for a game that is not confirmed as complete. A cartridge is about $30, a boxed game is about $50 and there are deluxe tiers because there generally are these days.

There is a playable demo for your emulators/ROM carts/etc. too.

--AP

New Free Bloodstained DLC Today
January 14, 2021
Review: Onell Design Glyan Glyorian Action Figure

Figure of the DayOnell Design Glyan Glyorian 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 gone! The Onell Design Glyan Glyorian Action Figure sold out, and it's pretty spectacular - and was probably also only slightly harder to get than the Hasbro versions. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Ad: New Transformers Masterpiece Thundercracker 2.0 Coming to Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Transformers Masterpiece Edition MP-52+ Thundercracker 2.0 - Free Shipping at Entertainment Earth! This week: Transformers Masterpiece Edition MP-52+ Thundercracker 2.0 - Free Shipping. It is expected later this year.

Transformers Masterpiece Edition MP-52+ Thundercracker 2.0

Order yours now! Offer expires while you wait.

--AP

RIP Sylvain Sylvain, Sigfried Fischbacher
January 15, 2021
Star Wars Review: Clone Trooper (Phase I, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Clone Trooper (Phase I, The Black Series 6-Inch). Hammer! Tongs! She's got it all and looks like she belongs in the post-Return of the Jedi galaxy. Read the whole review.

--AP

Lanard 12-Inch Predator In Stock on Walmart.com

PredatorBetter Pred Than DeadVia Walmart: Giant Predator. I have no idea what its retail distribution will be - Lanard's licensed action toys have been Walmart exclusives but there's chatter this may change. This one is labeled a Walmart exclusive. Right now the large figure is $19.99 online if you want to ship one to your home, and I'm considering it.

Smaller figures are due soon, but the prices are unknown.

--AP

Ad: Transformers In Stock and TMNT Coming at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Entertainment Earth! This week: Transformers Earthrise Voyager Skywarp and Thundercracker. Did you miss these at a big box store over the summer? Well, here's your chance - they're in stock now!

Transformers Earthrise Voyager Skywarp and Thundercracker TMNT Retro Villains Mutant Module Rotocast Figure 6-Pack PX TMNT Sewer Lair Rotocast Action Figure 6-Pack- PX

Order yours now!

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchScott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Ploid, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition, Zortrix Starglider, 16-Bit Soccer, and over a dozen more.

Perhaps more exciting, though, are $4.99 collections of classic Konami games. You can get the Contra Anniversary Collection, the Castlevania Anniversary Collection, and the Arcade Anniversary Collection which features a bunch of games related to Gradius.

--AP

Quality Metal. No Rivets.
January 18, 2021
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Complaints, Wild Colorways, and Old Stuff! 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 Predators, Aliens Hitting

PredatorCity HunterVia Walmart: 7" Predator Figure - City Hunter figures are showing up in stores, as are the 7-inch Alien figures from Lanard Toy. I found all six over the weekend - they're about $9.84 each, and are basically a Hasbro Marvel Legends figure. The articulation isn't as good as boasted on-pack - I'd say the Predator has at best 20 when the box boasts 25 joints - but it's still absolutely worth the asking price if you can find one.

You can't order them online yet, but if you're out getting groceries and weed killer it might be worth a detour to the toy section during the non-busy shopping hours with the other vampires. Safe hunting.

--AP

GameBoy on Kickstarter: The Shapeshifter

GameBoyProceedVia Kickstarter: New Cartridge Game 'The Shapeshifter' - 2021. The cheapest cartridge release is about 35 Euros, which isn't all that bad. Other games are included depending on which tiers you pick, and the ETA is May of this year. That sounds pretty neat.

The gimmick is you become what you touch - so animals like turtles or butterflies can help you get through this adventure game.

--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

More Runway and a Season 8
January 19, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Bumblebee Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Bumblebee 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 Bumblebee Action Figure is a gem and you should buy it on sight. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

The Muppet Show Coming to Disney+ Next Month
January 20, 2021
Star Wars Review: Remnant Stormtrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Remnant Stormtrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch). He's a dirty redeco and he's amazingly good. Read the whole review.

--AP

New Arcade Game Jamma Board - Really!

Video GamesBoardVia Kickstarter Twin Tiger Shark - not the SAME! It's a JAMMA board - which means it's designed to be plugged into 1980s & 1990s arcade cabinets! If you have one. Maybe you do! I don't know what's in your house.

It's about $180 for the board, which is cheaper than I would have guessed. Or presumably it'll be playable on MAME if they ever sell the ROM.

--AP

Come, Don't Come, It's a Statue, Who Cares?
January 21, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Studio Series Autobot Hot Rod Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Studio Series Autobot Hot Rod 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 a remake to end all remakes! The Hasbro Transformers Studio Series Autobot Hot Rod Action Figure is probably as good as this character can get for this price point - with amazing paint, extra accessories, and the best Hot Rod head sculpt I've ever seen, it's worth paying the $10 premium for a toy this size. There are a couple of parts that were cast in yellow that would look better in another color, but at least they're largely hidden in robot mode. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

James Bond, Ghostbusters Afterlife Delayed until Q4
January 22, 2021
Star Wars Review: Electrostaff Purge Trooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Electrostaff Purge Trooper (The Black Series 6-Inch). The gummy bolts don't like to stay put. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives Cosmo Police Galivan This week's batch of titles on the eShop: WARHAMMER 40,000: SPACE WOLF, Arcade Archives Cosmo Police Galivan, Gorilla Big Adventure, HITMAN 3 – CLOUD VERSION, and over a dozen more.

--AP

RIP Larry King, Gregory Sierra, Walter Bernstein, Hank Aaron
January 25, 2021
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Packaging, Costs, Pricing, Whatever! 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

Ad: Black Panther's Helmet Returns in 2021 at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Hasbro, Funko, and Diamond Select toys at Entertainment Earth! A new run of Marvel Legends Black Panther Helmet is coming - get your order in now so you can get yours in the summer.

Marvel Legends Series Black Panther Electronic Helmet

Pre-order yours now.

--AP

B-Roll: 20 Minutes of Film from Toys R Us, 1991

ToysNew StuffVia Shaun and YouTube: Toys "R" Us - 1991-11-27 is a real trip back in time. From a New York City Toys R Us, you can see footage of classic bikes, Ninja Turtles figures, Barbies, LEGO sets, and of course, NES games with the classic pull-slip wall. For those wanting to put this in game terms, this is a couple of months after the release of the Super NES, and a couple of years after the Sega Genesis and Nintendo GameBoy.

You can also see American Gladiators toys. This is before the era that Collectors Took Over. While there was a secondary market for old and collectible toys (Action Figure Digest, Toy Shop Magazine, flea markets, antique shows, etc.) things were rarely made for adult fans in mind and "Collector's Edition" was something you would sometimes see slapped on the box a quick-buck reissue. Just a couple of years later we'd see a shift to more things aimed at adults and older fans like Playmates' Star Trek: The Next Generation with numbered figures, Todd Toys' Spawn, Acclaim's home release of Mortal Kombat, and other stuff that caused the scope of these stores to shift outside the usual ages of 0-13 (or the action toy target of 4-11.)

--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

Strange New Worlds Teased
January 26, 2021
Review: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Decepticon Sandstorm Action Figure

Figure of the DayTransformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Decepticon Sandstorm 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 Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Decepticon Sandstorm Action Figure is based on an unreleased prototype from the 199s - and hopefully we'll see more like it. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

"So many failures. That is astonishing, yes."
January 27, 2021
Star Wars Review: Darth Vader (Rogue One, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Darth Vader (Rogue One, The Vintage Collection). It's a figure from nearly 10 years ago with new paint and some new parts. Read the whole review.

--AP

Transformers Grapple Discounts - $22.49 or $23.30

TransformersGrapple with SuccessVia Amazon and probably an ad since we get a cut if you order through any of these links: Transformers Toys Generations War for Cybertron: Earthrise Voyager WFC-E10 Autobot Grapple Action Figure for $23.30! Retail on this was $30, and it's an excellent, fun toy that will be retooled as Inferno shortly. If you'd prefer Inferno, you should wait - but for this price Grapple's well worth it.

Also, Entertainment Earth has Earthrise Grapple in not-mint boxes for $22.49. Mint ones are sold out, so odds are low you'll see it in stores if it already sold through. "Not mint" boxes tend to be pretty good. (I do work there, and I have seen a lot of not-mint items in boxes that are better than those at many of the big box stores after a weekend of shoppers.)

Also reports are getting out of HasLab Unicrons shipping to big wholesale buyers in Hong Kong, which probably means America-bound Chaos Bringers are just a couple of weeks away. Depending on the ports, and the seas.

--AP

Ad: New Funko Exclusive Krang at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Funko and More New Pre-Orders at Entertainment Earth! This week: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Krang 6-Inch Pop! Vinyl Figure - Entertainment Earth Exclusive. At press time it's due in March, but that could change so pre-order early.

TMNT Krang 6-Inch Pop! Vinyl Figure - EE Exclusive

But wait - there are other new classics too!

Bewitched Samantha Stephens as Witch Pop! Vinyl Figure Bewitched Endora Pop! Vinyl Figure

Order yours now! Keep an eye on that page for new arrivals all week long.

--AP

RIP Cloris Leachman
January 28, 2021
Review: Mattel Dino-Riders Rulon Warriors Battle Pack

Figure of the DayMattel Dino-Riders Rulon Warriors Battle PackSomething 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 in stock! The Mattel Dino-Riders Rulon Warriors Battle Pack is one of those low-run things that's probably going to take a while to catch on, and I assume be something a lot of people ultimately miss out on. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Emperor's New Groove Oral History

DisneyGrooooveVia Vulture: ‘We’ll Never Make That Kind of Movie Again’ An oral history of The Emperor’s New Groove, a raucous Disney animated film that almost never happened. It's long, but a good read.

If you've seen The Sweatbox and have a double-sided "It's All About Me!" poster that you bought 20ish years ago, this is for you.

--AP

NES HACK*MATCH on Indiegogo

NintendoHACK*MATCHVia Indiegogo: HACK*MATCH for the NES . You've got a bit over 3 weeks to look at this game, which they estimate will ship in April. The digital ROM is $10, and a physical boxed cartridge is a surprisingly cheap $40.

It has already met its goal, and say the game is completed. Assuming their supply chain has the parts, April probably isn't too outlandish of a delivery window.

--AP

Barf Bookends
January 29, 2021
Star Wars Review: Moff Gideon (The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Moff Gideon (The Vintage Collection). For such a tiny head, this is one of Hasbro's very best likenesses - he has a Darksaber and a blaster, plus a removable cape. The articulation is nothing to sneeze at. There's somefring for everybody.. Read the whole review.

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Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives Block Hole (Quarth) This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Olija, Arcade Archives Block Hole (Quarth), Zortrix Starglider, SushiParty, and over a dozen more.

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