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Well Oil My Roller Skates
June 1, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Spoilers Inside Action Figure Set (Nemesis Prime)

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Spoilers Inside Action Figure Set (Nemesis Prime)Something 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 mystery! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Spoilers Inside Action Figure Set (Nemesis Prime) seems to be the best of the $60 blind box toys to date. You probably want this one. He has a lot of extra gear and was sold at Walmart, Entertainment Earth, and Big Bad Toy Store - and is coming to Japan in a non-mystery box. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Star Wars Review: R5-Series Astromech Droid White with Red Panels (2015 Edition)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R5-Series Astromech Droid White with Red Panels (2015 Edition). Since they had the body, they repainted it, and we got some pretty nifty variations on the old Bounty Hunter droid. Mine has CZ arms, which look neat since one of the shoulders is painted a slightly different color. These things sometimes look like they were assembled by Jawas. Read the whole review.

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The Wait Isn't Over
June 2, 2021
Star Wars Review: Moff Gideon (The Retro Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Moff Gideon (The Retro Collection). The Darksaber is the old Bespin/Jedi Luke lightsaber, but in black. The blaster pistol is new. The vinyl cape is retro, and on this particular figure seems like a good stylistic choice despite the vinyl capes being phased out of new characters by 1982. Read the whole review.

--AP

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Entertainment EarthAd: Get Old Hasbro Transformers and Star Wars at Entertainment Earth! This week: Refraktor is back and joined by Captain Rex and the Allicon!

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Order yours now! They are expected later this fall.

--AP

New Allegations of Incompetence
June 3, 2021
Review: Lanard Alien Collection Xenomorph Warrior, Rotating Sentry Gun, and Colonial Space Marine Xenomorph Swarm Action Figure Set

Figure of the DayLanard Alien Collection Xenomorph Warrior, Rotating Sentry Gun, and Colonial Space Marine Xenomorph Swarm Action Figure SetSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Gone, but not forgotten! The Lanard Alien Collection Xenomorph Warrior, Rotating Sentry Gun, and Colonial Space Marine Xenomorph Swarm Action Figure Set was widely available about a year ago, but retail impatience/a desire to move on has left it absent from store shelves since just after the holidays. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Round Two, Fight!
June 4, 2021
Star Wars Review: B-R72 (Droid Depot Line Look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: B-R72 (Droid Depot Line Look). It's part of a big droid boxed set being sold at Disney theme parks (or eBay) right now. If you can find it, and squint, maybe you'll see it as a DHL mascot. I like it. Read the whole review.

--AP

NES Newness: Demakes and Indies

NintendoHe-ManVia Parisoft: Street Fighter II - Nostalgic Edition Demo. Right now it's only playable as Ryu, but it is impressive in OpenEMU. There are voice clips and pretty good animations - I hope they build it out some more. Parisoft also made an excellent full game of Berzerk for NES. Parisoft does work that can, as an understatement, be described as genuinely impressive.

The fireball timing is tricky, I had an easier time pulling it off on a keyboard than my NES Advantage. Go figure. It's a free demo.

You can also grab Mine Mayhem, another free/pay what you want indie NES game.

good_tune's RC2 Rally is coming to NES by of Neodolphino Productions. It's a 1-player racing game and there's a special offer card inside last weekend's release of Gold Guardian Gun Girl, which is hitting mailboxes now. There are no known plans for selling it any other way, but an additional run of GGGG is on the way.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchSkellboy Refractured This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Skellboy Refractured, Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunt, and over a dozen more.

At retail: DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power and more.

Also Nintendo seems to be building a museum. I want to see it.

--AP

Kid with Hat
June 7, 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 Distribution, Figure Formats, Retail Nightmares! 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

NESert Golfing: Now for Famicom Disk System

NESAnguna: Scourge of the Goblin KingVia the makers of Lizard: NESert Golfing for Famicom Disk System! You can get the files for it - or NES/Famicom - at this link. It's free.

Inspired by Desert Golfing, it's a fun little putting game. I played it a bit and it's fun, from a 1980s Mac or PC shareware kind of a way. Quite possibly the perfect companion for when you're on a phone meeting. You should download it, it's 32kB for the cartridge version and twice that for FDS. I don't know the difference.

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Support 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter via Patreon

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


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 - 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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The Swan Boat Ride Company
June 8, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Deep Cover Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Deep Cover 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!

In stores now! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Deep Cover Action Figure may well be at a Walmart near you, and it's blue and different than the black exclusive Deep Cover you bought online. I like it. It has a lot of paint. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Star Wars Review: L4-R6 (Droid Depot Line Look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: L4-R6 (Droid Depot Line Look). The droid looks like some of your other droids, but it has great dirty printing on it and a slightly different stencil template making it not like the legions of Hasbro and Disney droids you've bought over the last couple of decades. Read the whole review.

--AP

Ad: New Marvel Legends Shield at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get Marvel Legends Series Captain America: The Winter Soldier Stealth Shield at Entertainment Earth! This week: go undercover with this blue shield!

Marvel Legends Captain America Winter Soldier Stealth Shield

Order yours now! They are expected later this fall.

--AP

Lost, Found
June 9, 2021
Star Wars Review: EG-01 (Droid Depot Line Look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: EG-01 (Droid Depot Line Look). It's boxy, but good - and compatible with the previous Power Droid domes, strangely enough. Read the whole review.

--AP

Ed Logg's Famicom Prototype for Millipede Found

NESMillipedeVia the Video Game History Foundation on Twitter: We worked with @retroUSB to recover Ed Logg's abandoned port of Millipede for the Famicom/NES, from its original source code! This was Logg's first work for the system, and though it was canceled, it provided the knowledge needed for Tengen's Tetris. The video has no sound, and there is no playable ROM - but it's a nifty piece of game history.

One has to wonder what else is still out there to be found on the soon-to-fail floppies and hard drives out there.

--AP

Ad: New Ghostbusters at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Hasbro Ghostbusters at Entertainment Earth! This week: Glow in the Dark Plasma Series figures join Stay-Puft Marshmallow Men!

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Order yours now! They are expected later this year and early next year.

--AP

Going Back to Hawk Haven
June 10, 2021
Review: Mattel Ghostbusters Walter Peck Action Figure

Figure of the DayMattel Ghostbusters Walter Peck Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

The evil EPA agent! The Mattel Ghostbusters Walter Peck Action Figure is a product of the '80s of the '00s. He has lots of articulation and a nice containment unit accessory. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Ad: New Transformers at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Hasbro Transformers at Entertainment Earth! This week: Premium Finish editions of Megatron (War for Cybertron) and Optimus Prime (Studio Series)!

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--AP

New Toys Galore
June 11, 2021
Star Wars Review: Jaxxon (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Jaxxon (The Black Series 6-Inch). It's one of two characters I never actually expected to see as an action figure - and here it is. It's out right now. But you have to order it online if you want one. Read the whole review.

--AP

Adam's Star Wars Newsletter #3 - Hasbro Updates

Q&A by Adam PawlusAdam's Star Wars NewsletterGalactic Hunter has posted a Adam's Star Wars Newsletter #3! It's the darling of 1990s dial-up Star Wars internet news, but with a list of this week's new announcements and some rambling. Read it here!

--AP

Ad: New Star Wars at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Hasbro Transformers at Entertainment Earth! This week: Star Wars, G.I. Joe, and Silverhawks!

G.I. Joe Classified Series Snake Eyes and Timber Figures SilverHawks Ultimates Quicksilver 7-Inch Action Figure SilverHawks Ultimates Steelheart 7-Inch Action Figure SilverHawks Ultimates Buzz-Saw 8-Inch Action Figure SilverHawks Ultimates Armored Mon*Star 11-Inch Action Figure Star Wars The Vintage Collection 2020 Action Figures Wave 9 Star Wars Vintage Collection Kuiil 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure Star Wars Vintage Collection Hoth Rebel Soldier Figure Star Wars Vintage Collection Bo-Katan Kryze Action Figure Star Wars Vintage Collection Myhtrol Action Figure Star Wars The Black Series Bodhi Rook 6-Inch Action Figure Star Wars The Black Series Jyn Erso 6-Inch Action Figure Star Wars Black Series Cassian Andor 6-Inch Action Figure Star Wars The Black Series K-2SO 6-Inch Action Figure Star Wars Black Series Chirrut Imwe Action Figure Star Wars The Black Series Baze Malbus 6-Inch Action Figure Star Wars The Black Series Archive Action Figures Wave 3 Set Star Wars Black Series Archive Obi-Wan Kenobi Action Figure Star Wars Black Series 501st Legion Clone Trooper Figure Star Wars The Black Series Archive Darth Revan 6-Inch Figure Star Wars Black Series Archive Princess Leia Organa Figure

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--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives HACHA MECHA FIGHTER This week's batch of titles on the eShop: NINJA GAIDEN: Master Collection, Arcade Archives HACHA MECHA FIGHTER, and over a dozen more.

--AP

RIP Ned Beatty
June 14, 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 Exclusives, Card Shortages, and More Exclusives! 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

Mattel Theme Park Coming to Glendale, AZ

MattelI guessVia Kerry: Glendale getting Mattel theme park with Hot Wheels, Thomas attractions! Glendale is in west Phoenix, basically. McFarlane Toys used to have a store out there, there's a hockey arena out there, between the Arrowhead and Desert Sky Malls. This is how I tell directions.

They say: "The adventure park will feature a Hot Wheels roller coaster, go-kart experiences, an indoor Thomas section and a full-size passenger train based on the popular children’s character." There was no mention of Barbie or Mega Bloks, or Monster High, or their other variously popular brands.

It's a curious location, but not unheard-of in terms of randomness. LEGOland's placement in Carlsbad, CA makes about as much sense, but if there are Hot Wheels fans wanting something to do after the Barret-Jackson car auction in Scottsdale (that's the east side of town), this would make some degree of sense. The real question I have is this - does it come with a Mattel company store? I don't get to go to El Segundo as much as I would like these days.

--AP

Robo Force Leaving ToyFinity for Nacelle

RoboForceEpisode IIVia Deadline: Nacelle Company Acquires Robo Force From Toyfinity; Plans New TV Series, Toys, Merchandise. Jon Kent of ToyFinity previously made a great line-up of Glyos-compatible figures for the brand.

What's particularly notable is that the announcement is for something of an obscure franchise with minimal fiction or fanfare, while also highlighting the existing rights holder. So get that ToyFinity stuff while you can.

Nacelle made some toy shows on Netflix, so presumably you'll be seeing some streaming robot cartoons soon. But what about Mordles?

--AP

Imaginext DC Slammers Series 2

ImaginextMust Destroy Mankind... ooh, lunchtime!Via MyGrodd: Imaginext DC Slammers Series 2! Superman, Supergirl, Batman, and such aren't too surprising - but there's also a glow-in-the-dark Bane and a pretty cool Poison Ivy in there too.

I have no idea when these are coming out, but you can bet you'll be reading about Glow Bane as soon as I can find one.

--AP

NES Street Fighter II Patreon Project

NESHadokenVia Parisoft: Physical Cartridge in Box + Digital copy of [Parisoft's] latest Game. Currently, that game is SFII NE.

They need 100 Patrons to do it, and they've got 5. (And I'm probably going to do it.) $80 gets you the game shipped to the USA, complete with box and manual. Is it worth it? It's a weird art project. So probably.

While Parisoft has yet to release a cartridge, they made a great Berzerk port for NES (worth the $2.) They also are working with Broke Studio for an NES port of the pretty neat L'Abbaye des Mortis, which I had not heard of but has been ported to a bunch of consoles. The Sega Genesis/Mega Drive port (also a cheap/free ROM) lets you cycle between multiple skins of the game, and it's pretty neat.

--AP

Ad: New Eternian Guard MOTU Origins Figure at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get the New Masters of the Universe Origins Eternian Palace Guard Figure at Entertainment Earth! This week: two heads are better than one!

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Order yours now!

--AP

Support 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter via Patreon

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


Become a Patron!

If you've got a dollar a month to share, please Visit the Galactic Hunter Patreon and help cover our server costs. I'll still put in hours of work, writing, photography, and research - 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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Batman's The Best at Everything
June 15, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Authentics Bravo Autobot Grimlock Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Authentics Bravo Autobot Grimlock 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!

Cheap, if you can find him! The Hasbro Transformers Authentics Bravo Autobot Grimlock Action Figure isn't huge, but it's nice. It's pretty amazing for $5 or so, but it's by no means the best Grimlock you can buy right now. It's not bad though. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Star Wars Review: Jawa (Kenner, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Jawa (Kenner, The Black Series 6-Inch). It's still in stock on Amazon for $20, and I would argue it's very much worth it. Sure, it lacks one of the blasters from the previous release, but those cloth robes are super cool. Read the whole review.

--AP

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood Finally Coming to US TurboGrafx-CD

TurboGrafx-16NewVia Limited Run Games: Castlevania Rondo of Blood is getting a physical retro rerelease on Turbo Duo! Follow http://limitedrungames.com for more details to come. #LRG3. That's kind of shocking - it's a good game and something of a lost-to-the-US masterpiece. An English-language dub does exist (as do hacks) but there was never a US release of the Turbo Duo CD. Of course, most of us never got a working Turbo Duo, so hopefully the Analogue Duo is coming pretty soon.

There's no info on if it's English (or German, or Japanese, or a mix) yet - but this is pretty exciting.

--AP

Metroid Dread October 8
June 16, 2021
Star Wars Review: Greef Karga (The Retro Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Greef Karga (The Retro Collection). Vinyl capes are in this season, as are loops on holsters that can store blasters. But you probably can't find this in stores - so should you get yourself one? Yes. Read the whole review.

--AP

Virtual Boy Minus VR Equals Real Boy

NintendoHandheldVia Shank Mods on YouTube: I Made a Handheld Virtual Boy (The Real Boy). With Virtual Boy guts, the Real Boy is basically a scratch-built way to play these games in your hands - or on TV via HDMI - and it's pretty spectacular.

It's a great concept, and it's never going to be a mass-produced item. But who doesn't want one?

--AP

Save the day, baby
June 17, 2021
Review: Fisher-Price Imaginext 20th Anniversary Figures FP-636

Figure of the DayFisher-Price Imaginext 20th Anniversary Figures FP-636Something 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!

Newish! The Fisher-Price Imaginext 20th Anniversary Figures FP-636 seems to be in short supply - I only saw it in grocery stores so far. It's not the same as the 2018 X-Ray Man - different head, different color, slightly different chest pattern, and a new accessory. Now I wish they just did an X-Ray Woman, but I'll take it. It's probably just different enough to make you mad, but it's so cheap I don't really see any reason to get upset. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

RIP John Paragon, "Jambi"
June 18, 2021
Star Wars Review: R1-J1 (Droid Depot Line Look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R1-J1 (Droid Depot Line Look). It's like the Hasbro one from almost 20 years ago, but there are a ton of tiny differences to infuriate or delight you. Read the whole review.

--AP

Ad: New Universal Monsters Figure Line at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Jada Universal Monsters Action Figures at Entertainment Earth! This week: Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula, The Bride of Frankenstein, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon!

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Order yours now! They are expected later this quarter.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchAlex Kidd in Miracle World DX This week's batch of titles on the eShop: LEGO Builder's Journey, and over a dozen more.

At retail: Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX and more.

--AP

Droids on Disney+
June 21, 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 Code Names, Marvel Big Figures, and Upscaling Things! It's new! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

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

--AP

Support 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter via Patreon

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


Become a Patron!

If you've got a dollar a month to share, please Visit the Galactic Hunter Patreon and help cover our server costs. I'll still put in hours of work, writing, photography, and research - 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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The Big Detroit Sausage
June 22, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Quintesson Deseeus Army Drone Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Quintesson Deseeus Army Drone 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!

In stores now! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Quintesson Deseeus Army Drone Action Figure is a black Ironhide repaint with a lot of scuffs - it looks excellent. Give him pink blast accessories for maximum awesomeness. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Star Wars Review: Greedo (Kenner, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Greedo (Kenner, The Black Series 6-Inch). The Amazon exclusive seems to be sold through, but it's awesome if you're a fan of the old Kenner guys. A new one on a not-quite-right POTF2-style cardback is up on Hasbro Pulse right now, but in movie colors. Which is better? Amazon's, obviously. Read the whole review.

--AP

Ad: New Playmobil at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get Playmobil Back to the Future Sets In Stock Now at Entertainment Earth! This week: Hill Valley 2015, Marty's Truck, and of course, the DeLorean!

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Order yours now! They're in stock and in-stock orders over $49 ship free. Also be sure to check out other upcoming items from Playmobil!

--AP

The Tiger of the Air
June 23, 2021
Star Wars Review: Darth Maul (Sith Apprentice, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Darth Maul (Sith Apprentice, The Black Series 6-Inch). It's a retool, and a pretty good one with a decent body upgrade and nice deco. Not bad for a modified 2013 release! Read the whole review.

--AP

Hasbro Pulse Gets Transformers Shattered Glass Goldbug

TransformersThe GoldbugsVia Hasbro Pulse: Transformers Generations Shattered Glass Collection Autobot Goldbug & IDW’s Shattered Glass— Goldbug (Exclusive Hasbro Pulse Variant Cover). It's an update of the BotCon exclusive, which is quite excellent - except the colors are a little more like Megatronia's limbs (Trickdiamond comes to mind) and he has a new head sculpt. The body is the same as Cliffjumper/Bumper/Bugbite, with the multi-part bazooka. It seems to work better here, and I think the coloring here is surprisingly excellent.

Sadly, he is $30. Is this fair? Somewhat. The $20 deluxe class toys are going up to $23 this summer. There's an exclusive comic book, which is probably about $4 (or possibly $5?) of the cost. So that's $27 - Pulse has been charging a smidgen more for its exclusives lately, so it's up to you if it's worth the upcharge - and shipping charges. I ordered one.

--AP

Where People Buy the Most CDs: Phoenix, AZ

MusicPhat BeatsVia the Phoenix New Times: No City in the World Buys More CDs Than Phoenix, Allegedly. If you buy records or used video games or other forms of media - especially if you visit a lot of these kinds of shops - this may not be a huge surprise.

Locals having shopped at Half-Price Books, Zia Records, Stinkweeds, Bookmans, or any of a number of other shops know you can buy nearly anything collectible here without too much of a fuss.

--AP

A Tragic Mess
June 24, 2021
Review: Onell Design Sincroborg Buildriun

Figure of the DayOnell Design Sincroborg BuildriunSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

The new Onell Design mold! The Onell Design Sincroborg Buildriun has multiple heads, tons of accessories, a flip-up visor, and can be reconfigured. And there's a vest. It's got everything. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Ad: New Star Trek Playmobil at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Playmobil Star Trek and More Pop Culture at Entertainment Earth! This week: Playmobil 70548 Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 Playset - Free Shipping in the USA!

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Order yours now and get ready for Spocktober! It's due in a few months and you get Tribbles, Tiberious, Stands, Scotty, Spock, and so much more great stuff.

--AP

Apparently It's Playmobil Time Again
June 25, 2021
Star Wars Review: Imperial Hovertank Pilot (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Imperial Hovertank Pilot (The Black Series 6-Inch). It's a Toys R Us exclusive I hadn't gotten around to opening until just now - and it just got reissued this year. Read the whole review.

--AP

Ad: New G.I. Joe at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Hasbro G.I. Joe - Snake Eyes Movie Figures at Entertainment Earth! This week: Scarlet, Night Creeper, Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, and more!

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Order yours now!

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchMario Golf: Super Rush This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 , Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX, Legend of Mana, and over a dozen more.

In stores: Mario Golf: Super Rush.

--AP

Welcome, Monsoons
June 28, 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 Exclusives, More Exclusives, and Costs! It's new! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

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

--AP

Robo Force: Final Wave Pre-Orders for Glyos Fans

RoboForceEpisode IIVia The Glyos News Dump: Robo Force: The Final Nazgar and Maxx Zero Glyos Drop - Plus Blanks! You've got three weeks!

Maxx Zero, Nazgar, and some blanks are up for grabs for a limited time - so three weeks, or until supplies are exhausted. Get yours while you still can!

--AP

Glyos Pays Tribute to the Hydro Viper

GlyosClassic Cobra!Via The Glyos News Dump: ROMA Collectibles Reveals the Sea Demon. It's $21, and it's basically the old Cobra Hydro Viper!

It's nifty and probably the only Hydro Viper-inspired toy you'll see this year - so why not take a look?

--AP

Ad: New Funko Pop! Exclusive Stitch at Entertainment Earth

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Lilo & Stitch Ukulele Diamond Glitter Pop! Vinyl - EE Ex.

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--AP

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RIP Near
June 29, 2021
Review: Funko Soda Devo Satisfaction Vinyl Figure

Figure of the DayFunko Soda Devo Satisfaction Vinyl 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!

One in six glows! The Funko Soda Devo Satisfaction Vinyl Figure fits nicely in a metal can, and there's a glow variant that looks identical to the regular version. It glows, but it's a little dim and doesn't show up well on camera without enhancement. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Star Wars Review: Qui-Gon Jinn (50th Anniversary, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Qui-Gon Jinn (50th Anniversary, The Black Series 6-Inch). It lacks the alternate hand from the last release, but has new - and arguably improved - detail on the head that will make paying the premium price potentially worth it if you can still find one at a Best Buy somewhere. Read the whole review.

--AP

Chip's Challenge Licensed Ports Coming to Super NES, Genesis

Video GamesNewVia TheRetroRoomRoo: "I am happy to finally present CHIPS CHALLENGE is getting its very first retro console release!" ... This is a fully licensed official release.. (Presumably official with the developers - not Sega or Nintendo.)

It looks like it should be about US $50 which is about normal for low-run retro game cartridge these days.

The game is probably best known for being an Atari Lynx or PC game about 30 years ago.

--AP

New New Power Rangers
June 30, 2021
Star Wars Review: Carnor Jax (Kir Kanos, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Carnor Jax (Kir Kanos, The Black Series 6-Inch). The box copy is for Carnor Jax, but the figure and image are clearly Kir Kanos, which is clearly the Emperor's Royal Guard with a new cape and a new staff. Good enough? Maybe. Read the whole review.

--AP

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Entertainment EarthAd: Get the New Super7 Ultimates! Power Rangers Action Figures - order now, they're coming in 2022!

Power Rangers Ultimates Mighty Morphin Green Ranger Figure Power Rangers Ultimates T-Rex Dinozord 7-Inch Action Figure Power Rangers Ultimates Mighty Morphin Yellow Ranger Figure Power Rangers Ultimates Goldar 7-Inch Scale Action Figure Power Rangers Ultimates Putty Patroller 7-Inch Action Figure

Green Ranger, Yellow Ranger, Red Dinozord, Putty Patrol, and Goldar! Each is loaded with alternate heads, hands, and other gear - be sure to check them out.

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