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April 1, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Sparkless Bot Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Sparkless Bot 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!

Clean but dirty! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Sparkless Bot Action Figure is a decent mold with a surprisngly ornate rusty deco applied to an otherwise uninteresting car. The level of detail is impressive, as is the fact that it's all tiny dots. In person, it's gorgeous - I hope you can find one. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Analogue: SG, Super NT Coming and Pocket Delayed

Video GamesNopeVia Analogue's Twitter: Pocket is delayed and shipping in October 2021.

Super Nt will be restocked in April. Mega Sg and DAC shortly after.

The Super Nt and Mega Sg have been in stock for periods of time (but not in the last year), and the DAC has as well - so it's nice they're coming back. The Pocket has never been in stock and pre-orders came and went in minutes - it was also due around now, so you're probably not going to be able to get a pre-order in for quite some time.

--AP

Buy The Pin
Happy Early Summer, Apparently
April 2, 2021
Star Wars Review: Din Djarin (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Din Djarin (The Black Series 6-Inch). He's got a removable helmet with a nose bump, a little green sidekick, some slabs of metal, and a floating baby stroller - plus some other stuff. It's not cheap, but you get a lot in the box if you can find one. Read the whole review.

--AP

Ad: Deep Anniversary Discounts and New Releases at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Bundles, Hasbro, and Funko at Entertainment Earth! This week: Deadpool, Star Wars, MUSCLE, The Rock, and more! Be sure to get the $25 bundles for The Black Series from Hasbro and Super7's M.U.S.C.L.E.. Also be sure to look at new deals and specials as well as classic Entertainment Earth t-shirts.

Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Action Figures Bundle of 3 X-Men Retro Marvel Legends 6-Inch Deadpool Figure Spider-Man Marvel Legends Web-Man Action Figure - Exclusive Pop Culture M.U.S.C.L.E. Mini-Figures Bundle of 11 Sets Alien and Aliens M.U.S.C.L.E. Mini-Figures Bundle Masters of the Universe MUSCLE Mini-Figures Bundle of 9 Capcom M.U.S.C.L.E. Mini-Figures Bundle of 9 Figure Sets WWE The Rock with Championship Belt Pop! Vinyl - EE Excl.

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

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchSTAR WARS Republic Commando This week's batch of titles on the eShop: STAR WARS Republic Commando, and over a dozen more like Arcade Archives SWIMMER.

--AP

RIP Paradise Valley Mall
April 5, 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 Retro Figures, Malls, Filler! 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 from Cappy Space

GlyosNew CrayVia the Glyos News Dump: Cappy Space Returns - April 5, 9 PM Eastern. Hey, that's tonight!

New Crayboth and Battle Tribes figures in Scarabite colors are promised - stay tuned for more!

--AP

Support 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter via Patreon

16bit.comWe're taking donations for server costs! Really. One of the rewards is Q&A a few days early - you can read next Monday's installment as soon as it's ready, which can be as early as 12:01 AM my time on Monday!


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

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--AP

Droids To Stream
April 6, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Voyager Optimus Primal Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Voyager Optimus Primal 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!

New - and available! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Voyager Optimus Primal Action Figure is going to get a barely-different redeco at Walmart, but this is the first version you may find in stores now. He's small, but it's Optimus so he's going to sell anyway. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Star Wars Review: R5-Series Astromech Droid White with Purple Panels

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R5-Series Astromech Droid White with Purple Panels. This sat unopened in my basement for a while, but this is a really cool design with unique paint masks on the dome - and the same purple body you saw before. And it's from late 2015. Did you get one - is it too late? Read the whole review.

--AP

New Glyos Drop From Cappy Space

GlyosNew StuffVia the Glyos News Dump: Cappy Space Drop - Scarabite Matrix Menu.

Newly colored Crayboth joins a Scarabite BT Ninja and Demon, with one of the two blanks having already sold out.

--AP

It's a Big Toy Week
April 7, 2021
Star Wars Review: The Child (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: The Child (The Black Series 6-Inch). This one was packed with Target's exclusive 6-inch Mando, and has an arm permanently raised, reaching out. Also the flying pram from the end of season one. It's tiny, but is it worth a $15 upcharge over a standard Mandalorian figue... that you'll probably never ever see in stores anyway? Read the whole review.

--AP

NES - Two More Kickstarters End This Week

NESThe New OldVia Kickstarter: Ghoul Grind: Night of the Necromancer. I just found out about this one - it ends in the morning today, and already hit its goal. $35 for a cartridge, $55 for a boxed one, and the estimate for delivery is October. So assume December or January. There is a demo.

Also on Kickstarter, and ending Thursday, is Magnilo - New Action Adventure game playable on the NES. It's already funded - $40 for a cartridge, $50 for a boxed game, and oh boy howdy there are other bonus items.

--AP

LEGO Johnny Five Instructions

LEGOMOC - RJ's Lego Johnny 5Via Rebrickable: MOC - RJ's Lego Johnny 5. It's a $15 PDF of how you can make the Short Circuit robot using, presumably, parts you have around somewhere. I don't have these parts. But you should check this out.

--AP

Kickstarter - MST3K Something Something

KickstarterThe New OldVia Kickstarter: MST3K: The Next Chapter. There are no specifics as to what it is, what you get, who will be involved, or any of that - but it's something.

--AP

Jurassic Park Kicks/Sneaks/Things You Can't Get

Jurassic ParkWelcome... to 'Jurassic Park' Reebok SneakersVia Collider: Welcome... to 'Jurassic Park' Reebok Sneakers. For only $180, you can theoretically get these shoes somehow. How limited are they? I have no idea. I don't know sneakers.

--AP

Ad: New Transformers Masterpiece Skywarp at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get Skywarp at Entertainment Earth! This week: Transformers Masterpiece Skywarp 2.9 is coming!

Transformers Masterpiece Edition MP-52+ Skywarp 2.0

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

--AP

RIP Walter Olkewicz
April 8, 2021
Review: Lanard Toy Alien 7-Inch Warrior Xeno Action Figure

Figure of the DayLanard Toy Alien 7-Inch Warrior Xeno 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!

Clean but dirty! The Lanard Toy Alien 7-Inch Warrior Xeno Action Figure is blue, just like in the... well, nothing. It's a weird figure in that the colors and deco indicate some specialty art/designer item, but it's sold at Walmart - and sold out at Walmart - for a bargain basement price. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Transformers Ark, Galvatron, and Scorponok Revealed

TransformersGalvatronVia IGN: Hasbro Announces Galvatron, Predacon Scorponok and the Autobot Ark Upcoming Transformers War for Cybertron Figures.

The Ark gets its first-ever transforming toy - and not much of a name - alongside a new G1 Galvatron and Beast Wars Scorponok - which looks excellent. Pre-orders are going to follow pretty much everywhere this week.

--AP

Ad: New Toxie Coming to Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New and Newish toys at Entertainment Earth! This week: Toxic Crusader Radioactive Red Rage 7-Inch Action Figure. With glow in the dark and UV elements, this is a color-change weirdness that really plays on the toxic pollution angle: It's coming in 2022.

Toxic Crusader Radioactive Red Rage 7-Inch Action Figure

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

--AP

Kickstarter - MST3K Announces App, New Episodes

KickstarterThe New OldVia Kickstarter: Let's Make More MST3K & Build THE GIZMOPLEX! Up to a dozen new episodes and shorts - and live events - are on deck for this if it gets funded. New episodes as early as the fall, they say. Is it possible? I mean, sure, I guess. The last batch went out to Netflix and I assume this is going to be completely funded by dinnertime tonight.

The thing is to fund a new business which seems to be a subscription model for a service that's just MST3K, and depending on the subscription it's about $10/month. So it's like Netflix, with less content.

--AP

RIP Anne Beatts
April 9, 2021
Star Wars Review: Greef Karga (The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Greef Karga (The Vintage Collection). He's based on the season two costume, which looks great - that means he traded the mustache for a beard, and it's a little thin on this figure. Still, the costume translates nicely to a toy and the range of motion is pretty good considering his robes. The blaster has a working holster, too. Read the whole review.

--AP

Ad: Exclusive Glow TMNT Mutagen Man at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Bundles, Hasbro, and Funko at Entertainment Earth! This week: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimates Glow-in-the-Dark Mutagen Man 7-Inch Action Figure - Entertainment Earth Exclusive ! It's coming next year, and you can reserve your place in line with a pre-order right now.

TMNT Ultimates Mutagen Man Glow Action Figure - Exclusive

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

--AP

Analogue to Frustrate Fans Today

Video GamesGood Luck, EverybodyVia Analogue: Super Nt will be restocked in Classic, SF, and Black. Available April 9, 2021 at 8am PDT. Limit 2 per customer.

Also: The very last Nt Mini Noirs will be available April 9, 2021 at 8am PDT. Limit 1 per customer.

While the company actually did have some inventory of their items for a while a couple of years ago, stuff tended to get snapped up quickly after the COVID-19 pandemic started. (The Mega Sg was in stock for quite some time.) As much as I'd love to get an Nt Mini Noir I assume it will be sold out before I can add it to the cart.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchPAC-MAN 99 This week's batch of titles on the eShop: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV, and over a dozen more like Delicious! Pretty Girls Mahjong Solitaire.

For Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, you can play PAC-MAN 99 for free - which looks a lot like Super Mario 35 or Tetris 99, but with elements of Pac-Man and Pac-Man Champion Edition games mixed in.

--AP

RIP Enzio Sciotti
April 12, 2021
Adam's Star Wars Newsletter #1 - It's Back?

Q&A by Adam PawlusAdam's Star Wars NewsletterGalactic Hunter has posted a Adam's Star Wars Newsletter #1! It's the darling of 1990s dial-up Star Wars internet news, but presented with current content! Will you like it? No. Read it here!

--AP

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-Away Offers, Logos, and Rabbits! 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 Star Wars, Transformers, Joes, and Everything Else at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Bundles, Hasbro, and Funko at Entertainment Earth! This week: The newest Hasbro Star Wars Vintage and Black Series figures - and Transformers, G.I. Joe, and Marvel Legends! First up: The Vintage Collection Gaming Greats. The Electrostaff Purge Trooper is an Entertainment Earth exclusive.

Star Wars The Vintage Collection Purge Trooper EE Exclusive Star Wars The Vintage Collection Shock Scout Trooper Figure Star Wars The Vintage Collection Shadow Stormtrooper Figure Star Wars The Vintage Collection Heavy Battle Droid Figure

Next up: The Vintage Collection's latest wave of original trilogy redux.

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New from The Black Series, figures from two partially revealed waves of figures. Also, bring me the helmet of Wedge Antilles!

Star Wars Black Series Wedge Antilles Helmet Prop Replica Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Action Figures Wave 6 Case Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Action Figures Wave 5 Case

New from The Black Series, the single figures from those waves! Koska Reeves, Lando Calrissian, Aurra Sing, Tech, and let's just say it's all thriller no filler.

Star Wars The Black Series Koska Reeves 6-Inch Action Figure Star Wars The Black Series Tech 6-Inch Action Figure Star Wars The Black Series Aurra Sing 6-Inch Action Figure Star Wars The Black Series Q9-0 (Zero) 6-Inch Action Figure Star Wars The Black Series General Lando Calrissian Figure

And there's more - order The Ark from Transformers Kingdom and get a free 3-pack of pins while supplies last - featuring the rarely-seen Scorponoks faction symbol with glow-in-the-dark paint!

Transformers War for Cybertron Kingdom Leader Galvatron Transformers War for Cybertron Kingdom Titan Autobot Ark Transformers Generations Kingdom Deluxe Wave 3 Set of 4 Transformers War for Cybertron Kingdom Rodimus Prime Marvel Legends Comic 6-Inch Action Figures Wave 1 Doctor Strange Marvel Legends Eye of Agamotto Prop Replica G.I. Joe Classified Series Movie Baroness Action Figure G.I. Joe Classified Series Movie Snake Eyes Action Figure G.I. Joe Classified Series Movie Storm Shadow Action Figure

Click here to see the latest Hasbro pre-orders - because there were more than we could fit here!

--AP

New Transformers - Studio Series Slag Coming?

TransformersSlagVia TFormers and others: Transformers Studio Series 86 Slag Leader Class Figure Images!?!. Slag and Daniel have been on leaked lists, a Walmart.com listing, and now there are pictures of what certainly appears to be those very toys.

The toy is a Leader-class sized robot with coloration matching the cartoons, meaning a red robot head and silver Triceratops horns. Daniel is pretty simple. The set doesn't include a sword but does have a blaster. No rocket launchers were included. In many respects, it most closely resembles Japan's (and Pulse's) exclusive Volcanicus boxed set toy.

--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

RIP ArcLight Cinemas
April 13, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Voyager Cyclonus Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Voyager Cyclonus 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!

Cyclonus, sans armada! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Voyager Cyclonus Action Figure is a pretty big remake of a figure that is known for being pretty big. There's no Targetmaster buddy or sword, but it's still a pretty fantastic reimagining of an old toy through the lens of the movies and comics. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Star Wars Review: R2-Series Astromech Droid White with Red Panels

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R2-Series Astromech Droid White with Red Panels. I took a while to get to a lot of these droids, but the white dome look is pretty distinctive - and the red panels are a little bit different than some of the other ones Disney put out. It doesn't remind me of any specific droid in any of the TV shows or films, but at least it looks different than a lot of the other figures in my droid collection. Read the whole review.

--AP

Ad: New Transformers Masterpiece Skids Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Hasbro Masterpiece Transformers at Entertainment Earth! This week: Skids and the red redeco, Reboost!

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Order yours now! They are expected late this year.

--AP

Every Day Is Retro
April 14, 2021
Star Wars Review: Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (Kenner, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (Kenner, The Black Series 6-Inch). This one takes an existing mold, and paints it in 1978 colors. The cloth cape is gone, replaced by a vinyl cape - which works surprisingly well. This is absolutely more of an art piece or a display piece - and it's seemingly sold out for a while. Read the whole review.

--AP

Game Boy Color - Doc Cosmos

Game BoyDoc CosmosVia Bitmap Soft: Doc Cosmos – Gameboy Colour. There's a video of the game in action, which has a clever time-travel gimmick. It's color, but you can go "back in time" to a Gatorade-themed 1989 world to puzzle through things. If the music on the video is any indication of the final game, this might be really good.

Coming from the UK, it will be expensive for US fans - a boxed copy is just north of US $60 delivered. Given the soundtrack and graphic design, it seems to borrow heavily from European microcomputer games of the 1980s.

--AP

I Wish We Had 1,000 Complaints
April 15, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations Retro Headmasters Deluxe Skullcruncher Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations Retro Headmasters Deluxe Skullcruncher 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!

New and old! The Hasbro Transformers Generations Retro Headmasters Deluxe Skullcruncher Action Figure is a reissue of a toy from 2016, but with the Japanese head and a new paint job that is arguably an improvement. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Happy Birthday Steamed Hams
April 16, 2021
Star Wars Review: Vendor Droid (White, Droid Factory)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Vendor Droid (White, Droid Factory). This one has what looks like a price scanner on his head. The white version has a brown printed pattern on it to look a little worn, which is weird for a robot that works in stores. The model first showed up in The Clone Wars, and hasn't really made many appearances since. If you have one, you probably got it at a Disney theme park. Read the whole review.

--AP

Ad: New Godzilla from Mezco at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Mezco Godzilla Entertainment Earth! This week: Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters (1968) 5 Points 2 Boxed Set and Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters (1968) 5 Points 1 Boxed Set. You get four figures in a box, and they look just like retro 1970s vinyl figures - but slightly better.

Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters (1968) 5 Points 1 Boxed Set Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters (1968) 5 Points 2 Boxed Set

Order yours now! Keep an eye on that page for new arrivals all week long. And also don't miss the new Jurassic World Extreme Chompin' Spinosaurus.

Jurassic World Extreme Chompin' Spinosaurus Jurassic World Snap Squad Attitudes Case of 4

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchSaGa Frontier Remastered This week's batch of titles on the eShop: SaGa Frontier Remastered, and over a dozen more like Arcade Archives SWIMMER.

--AP

RIP Felix Silla
April 19, 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 Leftovers, Theme Park Stuff, and Toy Store Availability! 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 Transformers Authentics Barricade Spotted in US

TransformersBravoThe new smaller Bravo-class Transformers Authentics Barricade was found by a fan in the USA, and that fan has a name - me! A Phoenix-area Dollar General put them out last week and I found one while my wife and I picked up a pizza. By which I mean she got the pizza and I dashed in the store. It has a surprisingly involved transformation for the size and price (and for the other toys in the assortment), with a look combining The Last Knight toy with G1 sensibilities.

You should get it.

--AP

Sega Genesis / Mega Drive Demons of Asteborg Pre-Order

SegaDemonsVia Demons of Asteborg: Genesis, Switch, and Steam Demons of Asteborg Pre-Orders Open Now. The formerly Kickstarted game ain't cheap - a bare cartridge is $60 before shipping and a digital download is about $24 - but it looks good, and the demo was fun.

Click here for the demo for the emulator, ROM cart, or hacked Analogue console of your choosing. It's available in French or English.

--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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More Game Boy Games
April 20, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Galactic Odyssey Collection Micron Micromasters Action Figures

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Galactic Odyssey Collection Micron Micromasters 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!

Who's excited for the little guys? Not you, because they're still in stock and you didn't buy them! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Galactic Odyssey Collection Micron Micromasters Action Figures is 6 figures averaging $5 a whack - so same a the retail ones, but this is an Amazon exclusive. It's not bad. It's not terribly exciting either, but you get two cool muscle cars so that counts for something. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Star Wars Review: Shoretrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Shoretrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch). It's a rerelease! The 2021 Archive figure looks a lot like the 2016 Walmart-exclusive version, but the damage deco is a little different. If you have the first release, you probably don't need this one unless you're army-building and want some subtle variety in your troops. Read the whole review.

--AP

New Game Boy Drop From Limited Run Games

GameBoyNew StuffVia the LRG Insta: Two awesome classic Game Boy games are getting reprints only available on LimitedRunGames.com. Pre-order StarHawk and Metal Masters this Friday at 10AM ET / 7AM PT for four weeks.

StarHawk is a 2D shooter, and looks like a lot of fun - I don't remember this one. Metal Masters looks like a robot fighting game A used Metal Masters goes for $35-$45 (no box or manual) on eBay, while StarHawk is a Europe-only game that goes for about $100. LRG will be charging $34.99 each. Both are relatively obscure titles, but getting first-party reruns seems unlikely these days. If you look at record collecting - and movie reissues - sometimes it took a while to get the heavy hitters to put out new wax, or release something on a home format at all. The complete Woodstock recordings took 50 years.

--AP

New iMacs, No Ports
April 21, 2021
Star Wars Review: Boba Fett (Deluxe ROTJ, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Boba Fett (Deluxe ROTJ, The Black Series 6-Inch). This one ships in a case by himself - that's good! But he's $30 - that's bad. But he comes with a bonus sawed-off blaster - that's good! But his capture claw gauntlet is just some weird clip-on bracelet - that's bad. Can we Read the whole review now?

--AP

Kickstarter - Retro Online Game Service

KickstarterThe New OldVia Kickstarter: Piepacker, online multiplayer for retro games. This is an online game services which, I'll be honest, I don't entirely understand - there's a cart dumper of sorts, an online matchmaking service, and built-in (or included) games like the very good NES Micro Mages, which all NES kids should pick up and play.

The service supposedly kicks off in a few months with the device in November. As it's in a prototype stage now - and coming from Europe, and not already in production - I never know if they can make the goals. (I assume you should pad all crowdfunded projects by two months to a year at least.) It's going to be funded this week, at the current rate, so hopefully we'll read about how this online retro game playing service works.

--AP

All This Cattle
April 22, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Unicron Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Unicron 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!

As big as they come, so far! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Unicron Action Figure is the biggest and most expensive Transformers toy from Hasbro yet - but is it as fun as 30 deluxe toys? No. But that's not what this is about, and it's not like you can get one anyway. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Imaginext Anniversary On Sale at Kroger Grocery Stores?

ImaginextRetroVia Kroger stores (Fry's Marketplace in Phoenix): 20th Anniversary Single Figure Assortment figures are not only showing up in more stores, but here, they're on sale. If there's a Kroger-owned grocery chain near you, like Fry's Marketplace or Fry's Signature in Phoenix or Scottsdale, go look. The retro space, castle, and pirate figures are on sale for $1.74 - down from normal price of $2.49, which is still really cheap for a 3-inch plastic figure.

What's particularly funny is I bought my very first Imaginext Castle Trial Set at that same location nearly 20 years ago. (Probably 18 or 19 years ago.) If memory serves it was five bucks and I was curious what t hey were like, so I got it. There was no space line at the time, but the set did have a comment card - which I filled out, asking for space sets. (This was after I finished college, for those keeping track.) The line has had numerous face lifts and big changes to figures early on, and several generations of similar themes. One of the earliest dinosaur lines had trigger-activated features - and the triggers were usually between their legs. Oops.

Why should you care about these new guys? Jett Cosmoblast and FP-636 are modeled after vintage Adventure People figures. Jett is an updated Alpha Interceptor pilot, and FP-636 is X-Ray Man - which previously got a nod as a mystery-bag figure about three years ago. The head and colors are a little different this time.

Of course, we'll be reviewing the new guys here shortly as our next open review slot is late May.

--AP

RIP Shock G
April 23, 2021
Star Wars Review: CB-23 (Droid Factory Line Look / Droid Depot)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: CB-23 (Droid Factory Line Look / Droid Depot). He's the BB-8 replacement for the back half of Star Wars: Resistance, which you did not watch most likely. A theme park exclusive, this is available online at a mark-up but may well be abundant and cheaper as the theme parks open even more by the end of the month. Read the whole review.

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The Prisoner Action Figure Kickstarter Passes Goal

KickstarterMOC - RJ's Kickstarter Johnny 5Via the ghost of Patrick McGoohan: The Prisoner Retro Style Action Figures. Seemingly designed to go with your Palitoy or Dapol figure collection, these 5-jointed figures are the kind of thing you would have seen collecting dust in a Starlog store in a mall in the mid-1990s, had they existed.

While not cheap - $24 a hit - the licensed action figures show that there's a lot of money to mine out of cult TV fans, particularly bored ones during a pandemic without a lot else to blow wads of cash on. It's not like we're seeing movies, or going to conventions, or tricking the countess into marriage and scurrying off with her vast fortune to fund a sprawling criminal underworld that controls the shipping of the world's sneaker supply.

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NYCC Supposedly On

New York Comic ConGood Luck, EverybodyVia CNBC and many: New York Comic Con will be hosted in person in 2021 with limited capacity.

The convention is held in Javits Center, same as Toy Fair. Toy Fair is a lightly attended event, with about 30,000ish people and it's pretty crowded. New York Comic Con, in the same building, packs them in like sardines - getting close to 200,000. While there are plans for masking and distancing, the attendance of the show would have to be drastically reduced - decimated, frankly - to get some decent elbow room. Ask anyone at New York Comic Con 2019 about the bathroom situation - it can be pretty touch and go for Toy Fair, just because lots of people drink a lot of coffee.

I hope it happens - it, along with C2E2, ECCC, D-Con, SDCC, and others are all planned for Q4 of this year. At this time I'm not planning on going to anything until at least next year, but things can change. Maybe. If people take care of themselves.

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Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchShantae This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Shantae the Game Boy Color classic that you missed, and over a dozen more like Get Ogre It.

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Everybody Loves Pidgeys
April 26, 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 Reboots, Snipers, and Holidays! It's new! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

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

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New Video Game Console - Evercade Vs.

Video GamesDead BillyVia Evercade: The Evercade Vs. is a console version of its Evercade portable game system, which sells alongside retro game collections on cartridge. It's mostly stuff from the 80s and 90s, with some modern homebrew/aftermarket game collections as well. Reviews of the portable were pretty positive, and this new TV-connected console has two cartridge slots in its chamber lid and 4 USB controller ports.

There are a lot of retro consoles out there, with this being one of the cheaper ones to incorporate cartridges. Most are non-expandable things (like the NES Classic), although there are emulation-based boxes from Hyperkin and the RetroUSB and Analogue FPGA-based systems with no cartridges included as well. You can buy cartridges and the portable console on Amazon right now and according to reports, licensing will keep the console version from playing the Namco collections (until they update the firmware or someone hacks it.)

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New Music from Danny Elfman

MusicCowboy Kim I AmVia many, but here's a pre-order link from Amazon (but buy it at your local record store): Big Mess. Last year he released "Happy," which sounds sort of like an Oingo Boingo song, and of course wouldn't you know it there's a full dang album coming! It's due in June. And of course, there's vinyl.

It will have a new version of "Insects," which is a fantastic song, and old Macintosh gamers will remember it being sampled on Ben Haller's amazing Solarian II. See, it's retro gaming, everything is. Will it be good? Well, you know how it is. Even if it is, you're not the same as you were when So-Lo came out, nor the Boingo farewell live album from over 20 years ago.

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Ad: New Marvel Retro and Shang-Chi at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Marvel Legends at Entertainment Earth! This week: Shang-Chi and Marvel Legends Retro 375!

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Forum Reveals Playmobil Back to the Future III Advent Calendar Contents

PlaymobilClara ClaytonVia Playmofriends: BTTF III Advent Calendar (70576), train coming? . The set is not news - Playmobil 70576 Back to the Future Part III Advent Calendar has been up for pre-order at some online stores. What was in it, however, was a mystery until now.

Highlights include 1955 white wall tires and 1885 rail tires for the DeLorean - rather than forcing you to buy a new car - graveyard equipment and a tombstone, Clara Clayton, Mad Dog Tannen, old-style cameras, "Clint Eastwood," and a bunch of other goodies. This is a gem of a set and I'll be buying it, of course.

At this time there are no known plans for additional sets, like trains, or the bar, or anything else - but that could change. These sets would go well with any new or existing Western sets you've bought over the last 45+ years.

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RIP Dee, We'll Miss You
April 27, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Galactic Odyssey Collection Botropolis Rescue Mission Action Figures

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Galactic Odyssey Collection Botropolis Rescue Mission 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!

A big box of bots! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Galactic Odyssey Collection Botropolis Rescue Mission Action Figures match Sky Lynx - if you are in need of building out a base. There's a rocket in the box alongside some new Micromasters and two bases - but is it worth the asking price? Technically! So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

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Star Wars Review: Zutton (The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Zutton (The Vintage Collection). This mold was previously sold as a Target exclusive in a 3-pack a few years ago, and now it's back! At first glance it's pretty much the same as that first release. At a longer glance, it's also pretty much the same as the first release with a bit more of a paint wipe and slightly glossier hair. If you have the first version, you probably don't need the new one - but it's worth a look anyway. Read the whole review.

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Bag of Broken Glass
April 28, 2021
Star Wars Review: Cad Bane (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Cad Bane (The Black Series 6-Inch). This one was available by himself or in a set with Todo 360, end either one is really excellent if you can find them. Cad Bane's hat comes off, he has two blasters, and each and every joint seems to be perfectly hidden in his costume. This is one of the best figures from last year, so get one when you see one. Read the whole review.

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Transformers Generations Shattered Glass Collection Megatron

TransformersDoc CosmosVia Hasbro Pulse: Transformers Generations Shattered Glass Collection Megatron & IDW’s Shattered Glass—Megatron (Exclusive Hasbro Pulse Variant Cover). It's a retool of the Siege mold with new wings and an alternate transformation. It was $29.99, but now it's $36.99.

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Nintendo Tetris - A New Way to Hold The Controller

NintendoWellVia Kotaku: NES Tetris Players Call It 'Rolling,' And They're Setting New World Records. It's going to make you feel old - you tap the bottom of the controller to get more precise, quick taps on competitive games. Will I be doing this? Probably not. But you should see it, it's crazy.

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Ad: New TMNT Ultimates for 2022 at Entertainment Earth

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Literally Thor
April 29, 2021
Review: Burger King Super Powers Superman Cup Holder Figure

Figure of the DayBurger King Super Powers Superman Cup Holder 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!

Old, and not from Kenner! The Burger King Super Powers Superman Cup Holder Figure is a figural mug inspired by a popular action figure line, that has no articulation and was basically free. So I could get one. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

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Have a Curse
April 30, 2021
Star Wars Review: Battle Droid (2021, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Battle Droid (2021, The Vintage Collection). This one looks a lot like a figure from 10 years ago with more printed silver scuffing, but there's so much of it that it almost looks like a pearlescent sheen. It's still a good mold, minus the fact that it will need support above the waist if you plan for a long-term display. Read the whole review.

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PS4, Switch Castlevania Collection

Video GamesNopeVia Limited Run Games: PockThe Castlevania Anniversary Collection slays on Switch & PS4 with Standard, Classic, Bloodlines, and Ultimate physical editions!

They're open for 6 weeks and it's a pretty good mix - you get Kid Dracula and a bunch of NES and Super NES and GameBoy games. You don't get the PC Engine game.

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Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchR-Type Final 2 This week's batch of titles on the eShop: New Pokemon Snap, R-Type Final 2, Apex Legends – Legacy, and over a dozen more like Retro Space Fighter.

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