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Saturn Coming to MiSTer?
August 2, 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, Little Marvel Figures, and Imports! 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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Entertainment EarthAd: Pre-Order Hundreds of new Hasbro, LEGO, Mattel, and more toys from Star Wars, Ghostbusters, and more at Entertainment Earth! Action figures from long-awaited upcoming movies, new construction sets from classics, and so much more are going up - with more to come!

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Robots, heroes, cereal mascots, bad guys, good guys it's just a lot to take in. Order yours now!

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Casey and Colin Jost Writing TMNT Movie
August 3, 2021
Review: Playmobil 2020 Toy Fair Mermaid Figure

Figure of the DayPlaymobil 2020 Toy Fair Mermaid 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 Playmobil Month! The Playmobil 2020 Toy Fair Mermaid Figure is a Toy Fair 2020 giveaway - and the first of a month of reviews of the German toy line. The figure was sold in another, larger set but I got mine for free in a little pillow box in New York, just before COVID-19 lockdowns struck the USA but after a lot of international clients skipped the trade show out of an abundance of caution. Unlike the classic mermaid figures, this one has a multi-piece tail and looks pretty awesome sitting on a chair or the side of a boat. If you want this figure, just get 70099 Pearly Collectors with Manta Ray - it's got more stuff in the box. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more toys!

--AP

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There's a lot of good stuff that went up over the weekend and more new things are on the way. Stay tuned!

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Man's Own Creation!
August 4, 2021
Star Wars Review: Scout Trooper (Electropole, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Scout Trooper (Electropole, The Vintage Collection). Hasbro took a figure from 2007, modified it a bit as an exclusive about nine years ago, and now added some new gear - it's old and new. Read the whole review.

--AP

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There's a lot of good stuff that went up over the weekend and more new things are on the way. Stay tuned!

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Tuca & Bertie Get Third Season
August 5, 2021
Review: Playmobil 70177 Volkswagen Volkswagen Beetle

Figure of the DayPlaymobil 70177 Volkswagen Volkswagen BeetleSomething 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!

Playmobil month continues! The Playmobil 70177 Volkswagen Volkswagen Beetle is new this year, but for some reason Walmarts already put them on clearance - and it's well worth the asking price. Not only do you get a sturdy toy car, but you get a family going to the beach complete with a sand castle and for some reason Brad Pitt from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I'd recommend it. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

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More great toys are coming!

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But why would I have stopped for you?
August 6, 2021
Star Wars Review: Paploo (The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Paploo (The Vintage Collection). It's secretly Lumat with new gear - the face is the tell! Read the whole review.

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Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives NOVA2001 This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives NOVA2001, Badland: Game of the Year Edition, Spelunker HD Deluxe, and over a dozen more.

In stores: Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle, and more.

--AP

RIP Trevor Moore, Markie Post
August 9, 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, Lead Times, and Retro Style! 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

Glyos Assassin - Now Painted!

GlyosAssassinVia The Glyos News Dump: Healey Made Assassin (R-Complex) Makes Painted Debut. The $25 figure was previously sold in a "test shot" blue color, but this one is a bit closer to the Shadow Raider - the first colorway of Healey Made's previous Glyos figure.

The Kenner-like figure has a removable tail and has more than a few similarities to Bossk - but not in color. The green-skinned alien has a black and purple jumpsuit, and if the feet aren't too big, will probably be at home in one of my Mini-Rigs in a couple of weeks. It sold out, so don't expect to get one - it was $25.00.

--AP

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New Fantastic 4 Marvel Legends Drop Tuesday
August 10, 2021
Review: Playmobil "Fi?ures" Figures Confederate Soldier

Figure of the DayPlaymobil 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!

It's Playmobil Month! The Playmobil "Fi?ures" Figures Confederate Soldier is something of a modern relic - it came out in 2015, and I assume it is unlikely that we'll see more like it. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more toys!

--AP

Analogue's Super Nt, DAC, and Mega Sg In Stock

Video GamesAssassinVia Analogue: Analogue's Super Nt, DAC, and Mega Sg are in stock now. You probably weren't paying attention pre-pandemic, but Analogue had these in stock for the longest time and it's no surprise they were hesitant to restock. When the Analogue Nt Mini Noir was restocked earlier this year, supplies lasted a few days before selling out again.

I should note, despite what their pictures show, no controller is included. Read the fine print, and/or use your old controllers. At $200 a whack they're not cheap, but if you've got a box of old cartridges you're probably old enough to have a few bucks where you can make a case for playing them on new hardware. If you want to.

If you are happy with your old consoles - or MiSTeR or emulators or whatever - you probably don't need these. But if you have a bunch of old cartridges and a monitor with an HDMI port, you probably very much want these. I'm particularly fond of the Mega Sg because of the surprisingly robust European Mega Drive homebrew scene, which still cranks out new games. Many of these are fan-made ports of old ZX Spectrum titles, but they're a blast to play on a jailbroken unit.

--AP

Man's Own Creation!
August 11, 2021
Star Wars Review: General Hux (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: General Hux (The Black Series 6-Inch). This 2015 release has been in my review pile, so let's look at it now! I was surprised to realize it doesn't share parts with The Last Jedi First Order officers - but it is excellent! Read the whole review.

--AP

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--AP

Axiom Verge 2 Live
August 12, 2021
Review: Playmobil The Real Ghostbusters 9388 Stantz with Sky Bike

Figure of the DayPlaymobil The Real Ghostbusters 9388 Stantz with Sky BikeSomething 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!

Playmobil month continues! The Playmobil The Real Ghostbusters 9388 Stantz with Sky Bike is not new, but it's kind of amazing. Ray has blue accessories, like a lot of the old Kenner stuff. The Sky Bike is very much like an old Kenner vehicle, sort of like a simpler M.A.S.K. release with firing rockets. The ghost seems more like a designer art toy. And it's $10.57 on Amazon at press time which is an absolute bargain. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Tony Bennett Cancels 2021 Tour, Venom Delayed
August 13, 2021
Star Wars Review: Han Solo (Endor, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Han Solo (Endor, The Black Series 6-Inch). It's a remix of new and old parts, but that head sculpt is amazing and the face paint is remarkable! It's one of the very best Harrison Ford figures Hasbro has ever cranked out and gives us good hope for the future - hopefully you got one! Read the whole review.

--AP

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--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchAxiom Verge 2 This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Axiom Verge 2, Space Invaders Invincible Collection, Arcade Archives BIO-SHIP PALADIN, and over a dozen more.

--AP

Saw That Coming
August 16, 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 Lights, Timing, and Delays? 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

Playmobil Star Trek TV Spot

PlaymobilPlaymobil will be shipping its Enterprise jumbo playset in September, and you can order it from site sponsor Entertainment Earth or Amazon or even Playmobil directly. They put up a short TV spot of young adults playing with the thing, a premise that seems to be as believable as a ship from the future with furry creatures born pregnant.

It's ridiculously big, but it seems to be one of the more impressive toy models of the ship. As of now there are no known plans for additional Trek sets, but previous licenses launched with one or two sets and expanded. Hopefully this will too. As of yet the instruction sheet hasn't leaked and the details of what the iOS app for the toy actually does is something of a mystery.

--AP

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Support 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter via Patreon

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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!

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Snake Eyes on Digital Home Video Today (Already)
August 17, 2021
Review: Playmobil 4803 Pirates Ghost Whale Skeleton

Figure of the DayPlaymobil 4803 Pirates Ghost Whale SkeletonSomething 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 Playmobil Month! The Playmobil 4803 Pirates Ghost Whale Skeleton is a set I picked up on clearance almost 10 years ago, back when it was still selling for full price at a Toys R Us next to a Tuesday Morning store. This is why you comparison shop. The pirates and whale bones all glow quite nicely, too. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more toys!

--AP

Nintendo Entertainment System: Roniu's Tale

NESRoniu's TaleVia The Kickstarter: Roniu's Tale for the NES. Supposedly this launches today - at this time I have no details other than it's by Mega Cat Studios and they've put out some neat stuff.

A black cartridge is shown in the teaser image, and I hope it's good. It's a puzzle action game, and hopefully coming soon. I could use a new game.

--AP

Give My Regards to Nester
August 18, 2021
Star Wars Review: Princess Leia Organa (Endor, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Princess Leia Organa (Endor, The Black Series 6-Inch). This 2020 release is an absolute blast, with great soft goods, excellent articulation, and one of the very best Carrie Fisher faces you can buy on an action figure. Read the whole review.

--AP

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Entertainment EarthAd: Get retro 8-bit NES Super Mario Bros. Mugs - there are six awesome exclusives to have at your desk, or with breakfast!

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These are all due in September and Entertainment Earth's set of mugs features the retro graphics that appeal to people who read sites like this one. Coincidence? (No.)

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Clerks III Shooting Now, Fellow Olds
August 19, 2021
Review: Playmobil 5754 Adventure Croc Boat

Figure of the DayPlaymobil 5754 Adventure Croc BoatSomething 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!

Playmobil month continues! The Playmobil 5754 Adventure Croc Boat is an old US exclusive set in a box - you get a hovercraft, a crocodile, two figures, some turtles, a pelican, some camping stuff, a tree... it was a lot of toy for $15. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

RIP Sonny Chiba
August 20, 2021
Star Wars Review: Doctor Aphra (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Doctor Aphra (The Black Series 6-Inch). It's a figure that shares parts with Jaina Solo, but it's not like you noticed. Read the whole review.

--AP

Toys R Us Zombie Rises in Macy's, TRU Canada Sold

Toys R UsToysVia CNBC: Toys R Us is coming to more than 400 Macy’s stores next year. The web site already has a branded section, but it just seems like old toys for now with a fancy banner on it.

For Canadian Toys R Us fans, Putnam Investments acquiring Toys'R'Us Canada from Fairfax. That's the same parent company as HMV, FYE, and Everest - a Canadian toy distributor.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives KURIKINTON This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives KURIKINTON, Pixel Game Maker Series BURAIGUN GALAXY STORM, Chess Gambit, and over a dozen more.

In stores: King’s Bounty II, and more.

--AP

Pulse Con: October 22-23
August 23, 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 Battery Anxiety, Super Rare Variants, and Color Matching! 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

Pixel-Perfect NES Mega Man 4 Port for Super NES

Super NESMega Man 4Via Twitter: Super NES Port of Mega Man 4. User @indidelity_nes ported the NES game Mega Man 4 to the Super NES, but what's impressive is that it seems to look, sound, and behave exactly like the NES original. If you play all your games in emulators this is probably not remotely interesting, but it's an impressive technical feat.

And if you don't have an NES ROM cart, but have a way to play Super NES ROMs on your hardware, this could be good for you. Mostly it's fascinating to see an NES game on the Super NES without any enhancements, because it's not something I've seen anyone attempt before.

--AP

Playmobil Demon Summoning - Reviewed Elsewhere

Playmobil70746 - Violet Vale - Demon PortalVia The Playmofriends Forum: 70746 - Violet Vale - Demon Portal / Demon Lair. The line looks like the manufacturer took a lot of cues from Masters of the Universe with magic, technology, castles, and monsters... and apparently threw in a demon-summoning portal in the mix. Reviewer Raven put up a bunch of pictures of the new set, which is available to order in most of the world right now. I'd say "it's in a store near you," but at least here, most stores with Playmobil discontinued the 47-year-old German toy.

Because we can, we should note Amazon has it for $79.95, Entertainment Earth has it for $64.99, and so does Playmobil.us.

The next few weeks to a month should be a big deal, with the Star Trek Enterprise and the Back fo the Future Part III Advent Calendar shipping.

--AP

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Support 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter via Patreon

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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!

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Happy 30th, Super NES
August 24, 2021
Review: Playmobil 5603 City Life Tour Bus

Figure of the DayPlaymobil 5603 City Life Tour BusSomething 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 Playmobil Month! The Playmobil 5603 City Life Tour Bus is something I saw a bunch of on clearance, so I bought it - and it's big! I can't say it's the wackiest, weirdest, or most clever thing they've done but it is absolutely a big bus with a lot of seating capacity and few reviews online. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more toys!

--AP

Mattel's $75 Concept Art Street Sharks Figures

MattelBelieve it or NotVia Mattel Creations: The Heroes That Could've Been are in going up Friday for $75 a pop. The designs are more TMNT than Street Sharks in terms of articulation, but the paint jobs look absolutely stunning. Mattel's early 90s action figure line thrived thanks to its big packaging that allowed you to test out the biting mechanisms in the figures' heads, but these don't have any of that. It's for collectors.

It looks like most of the money is going to tooling and paint, because each figure has 3-4 points of articulation - and seemingly nothing below the waist. They do look super cool and are certainly a neat idea for pitching out obscure and unusual toys. They go up on the crowdfunding site on Friday morning, if you dare.

--AP

RIP Charlie Watts
August 25, 2021
Star Wars Review: BT-1 (Beetee, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: BT-1 (Beetee, The Black Series 6-Inch). This 2019 release has been staring at me from the shelf for two years, but I hadn't got around to reviewing this accessory-laden comic-based robot. It's good! Read the whole review.

--AP

Disney Store Closing More US Locations

DisneyRSVPVia many outlets including Disney Food Blog with a list: Is Your Disney Store On the Latest LONG “Closing Soon” List? I was surprised to find the Arrowhead Mall location in Arizona closed during a visit over the weekend, as it's not a store that was ever a regular stop as it never really had massive action figure game. The Arizona Mills location - usually just an outlet store - is also now closing.

A couple dozen locations should remain open, as well as the store-within-a-stores in various places like Target and JCPenney. Given how few places remain in the USA that you could call a "toy store," particularly one that focuses primarily on goods for actual children and not man-children, it will be missed.

--AP

Ad: Pre-Order Exclusive Funko Thanos at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get the New Marvel Infinity Saga Thanos Art Series Pop! Vinyl Figure with Premium Pop! Protector - Entertainment Earth Exclusive! With a gorgeous gauntlet-themed base and more color than you can shake an Infinity Stone at this is a can't-miss exclusive!

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Stay tuned for more!

--AP

Self-Dumper Version
August 26, 2021
Review: Playmobil Scooby-Doo! 70286 Mystery Machine with Figures

Figure of the DayPlaymobil Scooby-Doo! 70286 Mystery Machine with FiguresSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Playmobil month continues! The Playmobil Scooby-Doo! 70286 Mystery Machine with Figures is not new, but it's a mold that continues to see use and tends to be cheaper with this particular license. (The A-Team Van is $90 and uses the same vehicle mold.) This one may not be a perfect match to the TV show, but it's colorful and fun - which is what I want. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

The French Fry Redesign Continues
August 27, 2021
Star Wars Review: Shadow Stormtrooper (The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Shadow Stormtrooper (The Vintage Collection) . It's a new release of a figure we've had before - but now it has better color and uses the newest mold! Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives Vandyke This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives Vandyke, Spelunky 2, Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1: Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle Remastered / Soul NOmad & the World Eaters, and over a dozen more.

--AP

RIP Lee "Scratch" Perry, Ed Asner
August 30, 2021
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Retro Star Wars, Inflation, and License Merry-Go-Round. 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

HasLab Transformers Victory Saber Coming in 2022

TransformersRSVPVia HasLab: Transformers Victory Saber got about 1000 backers in the first hour last Friday when it launched. It's $180 for a Victory Leo and a Star Saber that combine into Victory Saber, and it looks like it might be about the size of Siege Jetfire but that's tough to tell.

While no release date appears on the page at press time, emails sent to backers indicate a "late 2022" release - so count on early 2023.

--AP

Final Day for HasLab Marvel Legends Galactus

MarvelHungersVia HasLab: Marvel Legends Galactus is set to end Monday at midnight EDT. It met its stretch goals, some of which are only on social media and oddly not on this page - weird. But you can get one, it's $399.99, and it'll probably be $800 on eBay in a few months because that's how this usually works.

The figure is set to ship in Fall 2022.

--AP

Asterix Playmobil - June 2022, More Novelties

PlaymobilRSVPVia AMclicks: Nuevas Referencias Asterix y Obelix. If your dad is Greek and is trying to get you to learn his native language, you know all about Asterix. If you're an ugly American like me... you know about it because your friend's dad made him read these comics in Greek. From the scan, it looks like at least six sets of this European powerhouse are coming to Europe in June of next year. There's no word on if there will be an American release or not - as there was no Heidi release there's no reason to believe this is a sure thing. The houses are pretty fantastic, though.

Since we are not sure of the nature of the image release, we're just going to show a comic thumbnail.

Also Playmobilermua posted scans of a 2022 catalog, some sets were already revealed. The Mini license may be of interest, but there's no product shot. No new entertainment properties were shown at this time, but that teaser for a Mini Cooper has my attention.

--AP

Good Boy Galaxy coming to Game Boy Advance

Game BoyRSVPVia Kickstarter: Goodboy Galaxy: exploration platform game (GBA, PC & SWITCH). It looks pretty good - but the tiers are strange, as (at press time) the GBA cartridge tier is sold out, but you can get it as an add-on. Curious. Regardless, you get a dog in a space suit and you can insert Muttroid jokes here.

There is also a demo for your ROM Cart, emulator, or future Analogue Pocket needs.

--AP

Reissued: The Four Plugs "Wrong Treatment" 7"

MusicRSVPVia In the Red Records and one Henry Rollins: Four Plugs - Wrong Treatment – Biking Girl 7” is just one of many reissues/special 7" records being put out by In The Red Records, including stuff from Pure Hell and Alan Vega. If this doesn't mean anything to you, don't worry about it, but you probably want to make sure before these sell out.

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Entertainment EarthAd: Pre-Order Transformers Studio Series 86 and Super Ultimates! The Worst Figures at Entertainment Earth! Most of these are coming in 2022, but you can get in line right now.

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Convention Seasoning
August 31, 2021
Review: Playmobil 70071 The Movie Robotitron with Drone

Figure of the DayPlaymobil 70071 The Movie Robotitron with DroneSomething 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 the finale of Playmobil Month! The Playmobil 70071 The Movie Robotitron with Drone is a set I picked up on clearance just recently, and it was part of a line for a movie you probably didn't realize came out in the first place. The robot is a redeco of something from the 1980s, the glider is basically identical to a vehicle from 2017, and all together it's a pairing that doesn't make a lot of sense. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more toys!

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Toy Fair Dallas Canceled

ToysNo Toys in MudvilleVia The Toy Book: It's Official: Toy Fair Dallas 2021 is Canceled. There are numerous toy fairs across the globe and some are for business to business, some are for the press and business, and some even allow civilians. Texas' Dallas Toy Fair is usually a smaller, business-only affair with few to no press announcements or significant coverage. (It's all fun and games, but it's also not all fun and games.)

Originally set for October 5-7, the typically very small show is now canceled. New York Comic Con was set to immediately follow it - October 7-10 - and is currently still slated to happen.

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