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Obi-Wan Pushed Back Two Days
April 1, 2022
Star Wars Review: R1 (The Mandalorian Droid Factory Set)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R1 (The Mandalorian Droid Factory Set). It's a new mold that looks like a retool - they fooled us! There are similarities between this and older R1 droids, but looking at it, there would pretty much have to be. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchValis III This week's batch of titles on the eShop: LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Valis III, Super Cyborg, and over a dozen more.

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Buy The Pin
Down for Maintenane
April 4, 2022
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Playsets and Classic Clone Wars. 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

Target's Silverstreak Transformers Exclusive Online

TransformersBlueVia Target: Transformers Buzzworthy Bumblebee Legacy Deluxe Autobot Silverstreak. Maybe you have a blue Masterpiece Bluestreak, or that Spychangers toy, but on the whole a blue Bluestreak has never been widely available in the USA.

(This is not an affiliate link.) I got mine in a store last week, and as I write this it's available for delivery and in-store shipping. But not pickup. Go figure. It's a really excellent color scheme, so if you missed the Walgreens Earthrise Bluestreak, or even if you got it, here ya go.

Hasbro has essentially stopped stickering exclusives as of 2018 - that's when Toys R Us went out of business and a lot of product had to find a home. Since then, many items have unique trade dress for each store - for example, "Gaming Greats" for 6-inch Star Wars figures at GameStop. Walmart's exclusive Transformers have largely been in white Netflix War for Cybertron packaging since the pandemic started, and now Target's exclusives have shifted from being in Earthrise packaging (sometimes with some unique graphic on the back) to this distinctive yellow packaging. Technically, Silverstreak is marked as a Legacy item - meaning we've now had at least three Legacy exclusives before most people found the main line toys anywhere. (For those keeping track: Black Zarak, Silverstreak, and Lifeline all have Legacy branding.)

A couple of notable packaging exceptions are T-Wrecks and Road Rage, the latter of which is on clearance for $16.09 and remains exclusively for Red Card holders. (Why they don't just sell it at full price to everybody, I don't know.)

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Are We Back Up Yet?
April 5, 2022
Review: Hasbro Transformers Buzzworthy Bumblebee Studio Series 86 Deluxe Kup Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Buzzworthy Bumblebee Studio Series 86 Deluxe Kup 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!

Improved! The Hasbro Transformers Buzzworthy Bumblebee Studio Series 86 Deluxe Kup Action Figure takes a recent release and adds some animation-specific details to make it look slightly closer to what you remember - complete with cracks. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

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MiSTer Adds New Console: Adventure Vision

MiSTerDefenderVia the MiSTer project: Entex Adventure Vision ported to MiSTer. Apparently this was developed last month, but I only just noticed it added after I did my semi-regular system update. It's a system from 1982 which had four official games released for it, and I don't remember hearing about this one. Games include Super Cobra, Defender, Turtles, and Space Force all in a low-resolution glory that feels like something between Virtual Boy and Vectrex. It's incredibly low-resolution, but cartridge-based game consoles with built-in screens are, to say the least, fascinating.

It looks and sounds like something of that vintage, but you don't need me to tell you that there are better ways to play most of these games. It is, to say the least, interesting to check it out. Space Force is a nifty Asteroid clone, and it's the kind of thing that would likely be mind-blowing if you're old enough to remember an era where the idea of video games without using the family's one TV set would be a world-changing experience.

Super Cobra is a lot like Scramble. Turtles is an arcade game I never played but it's about finding and saving baby turtles. Defender is a low, low-res port of the Williams arcade classic which has probably been ported to most major game consoles, including the newer ones, thanks to old Midway or Williams collections of older games. You have a space ship and a radar, and you can go around trying to save people from being kidnapped by aliens.

The FPGA project also now supports Joust 2, but the core isn't complete yet so some features are presently missing. For example, most of the audio. Mystic Marathon is also supported, assuming you've heard of it, which you have not.

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Return to Monkey Island: 2022

Video GamesMonkey IslandVia Lucasfilm Games and Ron Gilbert: Return to Monkey Island: A Game by Ron Gilbert. Friend of the site Phil forwarded this my way and sure enough, it's a teaser trailer with a promise date.

The new stylized look is striking and details of the game itself... well, there are none. But maybe we'll see those later.

--AP

Foody Cutie Business Planning
April 6, 2022
Star Wars Review: Battle Droid (The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Battle Droid (The Vintage Collection). It's a red redeco with no battle damage, exclusive to Walmart, and something I assume we're not likely to see in physical stores any time soon. Read the whole review.

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Pirate SNK
April 7, 2022
Review: Onell Design Glyos Rift Killer Hyper Mordireus

Figure of the DayOnell Design Glyos Rift Killer Hyper MordireusSomething 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 pink! The Onell Design Glyos Rift Killer Hyper Mordireus looks different under unique lighting conditions. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Who's On Next Week?
April 8, 2022
Star Wars Review: RC-1138 Boss (Gaming Greats, The Black Series)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: RC-1138 Boss (Gaming Greats, The Black Series). Sev should be up for pre-order any minute now, but how is Boss? Exactly as expected - pretty dang good. Read the whole review.

--AP

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Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchChrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Empire City, Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition, Wonder Momo, and over a dozen more.

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Down for Everything
April 11, 2022
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Ghost Crew and International Dates. 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

Healey Made Glow Assassin Still Available

GlyosNew ColorsVia Healey Made: ASSASSIN (GID). True story, I bought two because a toy pal was unable to place an order at time of launch on Saturday and this one defied expectations by not actually selling out immediately. That doesn't happen much.

The figure will be a fine companion to the Glow Raider from March, but both seem to be saddled with pretty lackluster black paint operations. At least they glow. The 3 3/4-inch figures are Glyos compatible, and I'd recommend the painted ones to anyone who has a bunch of old Kenner Cantina aliens and the glow ones to glow junkies.

--AP

Target's Getting Toy Deco Terrorsaur?

TransformersNew ColorsVia Chefatron on YouTube and TFW2005: Transformers Buzzworthy Bumblebee Terrorsaur (Toy Deco) In-Hand Images. It hasn't been announced or shown packaged, but we're going to assume this is right due to other leaked lists.

The Amazon Terrorsaur sold out quickly, so getting one in toy colors may be more suited to your desires to not overpay for a new toy. I'm really fond of the green dots and purple helmet, so I may rebuy this one if I'm bored and/or miserable enough when it hits stores in the near future.

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Kmart Closes Another Store
April 12, 2022
Review: Hasbro Transformers Buzzworthy Bumblebee Studio Series 86 Deluxe Cliffjumper Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Buzzworthy Bumblebee Studio Series 86 Deluxe Cliffjumper 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!

Improved! The Hasbro Transformers Buzzworthy Bumblebee Studio Series 86 Deluxe Cliffjumper Action Figure gives you the 2020 figure, but in new cartoony colors - and I like it a lot. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Transformers Dropping Today

MiSTerWild RiderVia CBR: EXCLUSIVE: Transformers Debuts Wild Rider, Blitzwing Legacy Figures. The previously leaked-in-full Blitzwing was joined by the previously unseen Wildrider, both of which will ship later this year and will be joined by other figures to be revealed on a livestream at some point today.

If exclusive figures are being revealed, we don't know what they are yet. But I do know you can pre-order new guys at 1:00 PM Eastern today, at stores like advertiser/employer Entertainment Earth.

--AP

Kmart: And Then There Were 3

KmartEx-MartVia Fox6Now: Once a retail giant, Kmart down to three U.S. stores after NJ closing. That's 3 stores in the USA - the store chain's death had been predicted since the early 2000s, but Transformco (really, that's the current parent company) succeeded in keeping it around long after every location exited your general area.

The remaining Kmarts are still in New Jersey, Long Island, and Florida.

--AP

RIP Gilbert Gottfried
April 13, 2022
Star Wars Review: R6-D3

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R6-D3. It's a new dome on an old body with deco from The Mandalorian - and it looks great. Read the whole review.

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Farewell, Gilbert Gottfried

ComedyGilbert portrait by Jew DotsYesterday the world got word that comic Gilbert Gottfried died. He's been buzzing around the world of comedy on TV - SNL, sitcoms, talkshows, and elsewhere - for over 40 years. Over the years you've seen him on such shows as Saturday Night Live, Superman: The Animated Series with Tim Daly, TMNT as one of the Kraangs, Married... With Children as a cruise ship comedian, the voice of Jared Kushner on Last Week Tonight, as Iago in Aladdin, on tons of Comedy Central roasts, in the Problem Child movies and cartoons, on Critters: A New Binge, or making phone calls on Crank Yankers, as Art de Salvo on Duckman, and as "Weird Al" Yankovic's imaginary friend Gilbert on The Weird Al Show. And hundreds of other appearances, just to name a few.

He was also co-host of one of my favorite podcasts, Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast. That link goes to the most recent new episode, which features Karina Longworth of the exhaustively researched "You Must Remember This" Podcast, which you also really should listen to when you have some time.

Gilbert Gottfried and Frank Santopadre interviewed hundreds of people, most of which are currently behind a paywall. John Astin is currently available - I listened to that one in JFK Airport on the way back from Toy Fair in New York a few years ago - but they've also interviewed numerous songwriters, comedians, movie stars, book authors, and Adam West. If you have the inclination to check it out, it's a fantastic show, especially the annual Mario Cantone Christmas episodes.

On the show he frequently went on about his favorite monster movies, and the magazines and monster stuff he had as a kid. You got to hear insights on an incredibly long career form his early days doing stand-up in New York City to tales of his legendary Hollywood Squares "You Fool" appearance. He also interviewed Bob Saget and Norm Macdonald, both of whom passed earlier this year, plus the legendary Bob Einstein a few years ago. I was eating lunch in a chain chicken restaurant the day that came out and I don't think I ever laughed so hard, by myself, in a corner, holding a chicken leg. Even the episodes with old showbiz guys are amazingly fascinating, so in addition to saying I've been a lifelong fan and am fortunate to have been able to see him perform live a few years ago, he and Mr. Santopadre also heaped on hundreds of hours of amazing showbiz interviews - some of which are undoubtedly true - which gave a platform to tons of voices from our pop culture past who may have otherwise been forgotten. He re-introduced us to Drew Friedman! And Kliph Nesteroff! He had Richard Kind on a bunch too. Mr. Gottfried will be missed, but if you never got to hear his interview podcast, now's the time to hear why a lot of comedy fans are heartbroken today.

--AP

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Don't Let Anyone Find Out
April 14, 2022
Review: Jada Toys Universal Monsters Entertainment Earth Exclusive Creature from the Black Lagoon Action Figure

Figure of the DayJada Toys Universal Monsters Entertainment Earth Exclusive Creature from the Black Lagoon Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

It's available now! The Jada Toys Universal Monsters Entertainment Earth Exclusive Creature from the Black Lagoon Action Figure is a lot of fun to fuss with, as he has great articulation and a decent smattering of accessories. And glows green. And is currently here sitting on my Starscream throne. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

I'm Against It
April 15, 2022
Star Wars Review: Imperial Stormtrooper with Pauldron (The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Imperial Stormtrooper with Pauldron (The Vintage Collection). It's a shoulder pad on a figure you may have already bought, but in an army builder pack, which makes it pretty exciting. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchTAITO Milestones This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Air Hockey Puzzles, TAITO Milestones, Sockventure, and over a dozen more.

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RIP Liz Sheridan
April 18, 2022
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Playsets and Exclusive Launch Timing. 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

Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Kickstarter: The Cursed Knight

SegaBlueVia Kickstarter: The Cursed Knight - new game for your SEGA Genesis/MegaDrive. This one is a shooter/platformer, allegedly due in December 2022. (Add six months to all Kickstarters as a rule, and you'll be less disappointed.) There is a free demo!

The ROM is €10, the boxed game is €45. That's $48.55 in American currency. Curiously, $49.99 was what a lot of Sega Genesis games cost back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and adjusted for inflation $50 in 1991 is roughly $105.54 today.

I played through the two-stage demo, and it's pretty good. There are flying shooter segments that control like Section Z (one button shoots forward, the other backward.) There bulk of the action involves a lot of running and jumping like Mega Man or Trophy, with a few upgrades like a three-way spread shot blast and a powered-up skull blast weapon. You can also earn a gravity-flip which you've seen in Strider and a lot of other games. In terms of mechanics, graphics, sound, and control, it's pretty amazing stuff.

The story is ridiculous and feels very much like what you would've seen in the era of you let kids write it, with plenty of cursing, blood, death, and some art that looks like it was scrawled in the margins of your math notebook and other art that looks like it was made by professionals with decades in the business. Gameplay is tight but not particularly varied, especially with seeking and spread blasts, but it's fun and a lot more interesting than a lot of original 16-bit Sega titles. You really ought to snag that demo, you'll probably dig what they're doing too.

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Streets of Rage Movie In the Works
April 19, 2022
Review: Hasbro Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Golden Disk Collection Chapter 2 Autobot Jackpot with Sights Figure Set

Figure of the DayHasbro Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Golden Disk Collection Chapter 2 Autobot Jackpot with Sights 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!

Not ideal! The Hasbro Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Golden Disk Collection Chapter 2 Autobot Jackpot with Sights Figure Set is an update of a recent Jazz, with a head that was poorly manufactured and doesn't quite fit together. This isn't a hyperbolic collector opinion - the pieces don't quite fit together, and to date all units of this toy were made like this. At least Sights is OK. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Playmobil Naruto Early Shots?

PlaymobilNinjas UnwrappedVia AMClicks: Re:Novedades Alemania Julio-Diciembre 2022. These don't look official, but they could be early scans or some such for the upcoming Naruto line. And they look pretty good, assuming the final product looks like these.

12 figures are shown with accessories, including what may well be the biggest sword I've ever seen for this line.

--AP

Touch and Go
April 20, 2022
Star Wars Review: Elite Squad Trooper (The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Elite Squad Trooper (The Vintage Collection). It's a black repaint from Amazon that's more dark gray than black, but it still ain't bad. Read the whole review.

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Ad: New Transformers Metroplex at Entertainment Earth

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Spider-Verse 2 Delayed to June '23
April 21, 2022
Review: Hasbro Transformers Studio Series Decepticon Sweep

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Studio Series Decepticon SweepSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you poor souls! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

It's blue! The Hasbro Transformers Studio Series Decepticon Sweep looks a lot like Scourge, but with different fists and slightly bluer colors. It's a very good mold and should be one you pick up at least once. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

The Guardian Interviews Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale

MusicDevoMy pal Shaun hipped me to this interview: Devo: 'Richard Branson almost killed us in the Jamaican mountains.' How's that for a headline?

The Q&A has a lot of reader questions that will no doubt interest long-time fans of the band, so be sure to check it out. There are mentions of some unheard vault recordings... sadly with no definitive date of release after almost fifty years.

--AP

Retro-Bit Reissuing Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team

NESLess Turbo TunnelVia Retro-Bit: TWO CLASSIC GAMING FRANCHISES TEAM UP TO BEAT UP EVIL ONCE AGAIN! This has a new box with a green cartridge, acrylic stand, and soundtrack for $59.99. Pre-orders are open until May 22.

No word on the Sega Genesis version, but hey, this ain't bad. The original NES cartridge typically goes for $80-$120 these days, and adjusted for inflation this game would probably have been about $59.99 in 1993 - or $120 in 2022 dollars. (Or $10 in 1997 clearance bins, had they overproduced it, which they didn't. That honor would be held for Kirby's Adventure and StarTropics 1 and 2.)

--AP

Sega to Milk Hedgehog This Summer

SegaSonicVia Sega: Sonic Origins Available June 23, 2022! The trend to re-sell you your childhood shall never end, this time it's a collection of Sonics 1, 2, 3, and CD (with playable Knuckles) with DLC and some in-game currency which could be dubious.

Pricing is around $40 for PC/PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X/S/Steam/Epic standard editions, with Switch as "coming soon." A deluxe version is also available with some added animations and features. If you aren't already satisfied with the existing collections and ports, or Sonic Jam, or whatever is on your emulators, MiSTeR, Sega Genesis Mini, Raspberry Pi, and so forth, things like a new mirror mode may be of considerable interest to you.

--AP

Spider-Verse Sequel Delayed 8 Months: June 2, 2023

MoviesI can see for Miles and MilesVia Variety and elsewhere: 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Bumped to 2023, 'The Equalizer 3' Announced in Sony Release Date Shake-Up. That's a big deal! Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) toys are already in the works for what would've been an October 2022 release, and June 2023 is plenty crowded with October 2022, to put it mildly, not looking terribly competitive for genre/toy movies.

If you look at June 2023 there's already Indiana Jones, a Pixar movie, Transformers, The Flash, and others - Spider-Verse 2 is big enough that it could warrant in big schedule shifts which in turn could move a lot of toy launches around.

Given Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is set for June 9, I would expect Hasbro and friends to move that one up (or back) to not get trampled by the box office gold spun only by multiple spiders in a single film.

--AP

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Who's On Next Week?
April 22, 2022
Star Wars Review: Baze Malbus (Photoreal Redux, The Black Series)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Baze Malbus (Photoreal Redux, The Black Series). Check out that face - it's a huge improvement and makes the existing sculpt look spectacular. Read the whole review.

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Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives THE LEGEND OF VALKYRIE This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Zombie Army 4: Dead War, Arcade Archives THE LEGEND OF VALKYRIE, Super Mega Zero, and over a dozen more.

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Party Like it's 1994
April 25, 2022
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Disney Droid Defects and Star Wars Troop Packs. It's new! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

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

--AP

MiSTer Added Sega 32X Support

MiSTerNew Sega SmellVia the MiSTer Project: Sega 32X Core. It's available now! (I didn't even realize it was in the works.) When I tested it with Star Wars - one of few 32X games I own - the sound effects seem accelerated, but it also loads pretty nicely and it's fun to see 16-bit shaded polygon TIE Fighters and Star Destroyers. It just needs a little more work, but it's still pretty amazing to see it working.

With only 40 games (plus whatever hacks, homebrew, and other demos you have) there's not a whole heck of a lot to the 32X add-on, which you may recall was a $160 unit that plugged in to your Sega Genesis about 28 years ago. And was blown out at Toys R Us for $19.97 because nobody really wanted to play Cosmic Carnage. This core is particularly interesting because there aren't really any good ways to play 32X games on hi-def TVs other than upscalers - there's a whole set of cartwheels you can do using the Mega Sg, a real 32X, the DAC, and an upscaler, but why? So you might enjoy this, so you can try out Kolibiri or Knuckles Chaotix if you haven't already given them a spin on an emulator or on real hardware at your weird friend's house.

A Saturn core is also in development, and has been for quite some time, but there has been no word of a release date for it as of yet. While there's been chatter for Nintendo DS and Nintendo 64 cores, not a heck of a lot seems to be going on there to make those look likely to happen in the near term.

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What Other Day Could It Be Than Alien Day
April 26, 2022
Review: Playmobil Special Plus Special Operations Agent Figure

Figure of the DayPlaymobil Special Plus Special Operations Agent 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!

Improved! The Playmobil Special Plus Special Operations Agent Figure gives you the 2020 figure, but in new cartoony colors - and I like it a lot. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Super Mario Bros. Movie Delayed by Tweet

NintendoWild RiderVia @NintendoAmerica on Twitter, which has seemingly been sold as of Monday to Elon Musk: This is Miyamoto. After consulting with Chris-san, my partner at Illumination on the Super Mario Bros. film, we decided to move the global release to Spring 2023–April 28 in Japan and April 7 in North America. My deepest apologies but I promise it will be well worth the wait. Because this is how movie dates are announced now, previously it was set for December 21, 2022, which would put it in the path of Avatar 2 and its December 16, 2022 release.

Other movies currently set for December 2022 are Pinocchio and a Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance with Somebody, but given all the movie switcheroos going on that could change. But probably not. Because Avatar 2 or COVID will keep people from going to other movies. Shazam! Fury of the Gods is also set for December 16... but let's be honest, people, if Avatar 2 doesn't move, the DC movie will.

--AP

The Bill & Ted Circle K to Close

MoviesEx-MartVia the Phoenix New Times: The Tempe Circle K Featured in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure Is Reportedly Closing. By coincidence, the shopping mall featured in the film closed during COVID and Redevelopment of shuttered Phoenix [Metrocenter] mall will cost nearly $1B.

Lots of old retail landmarks are going away - that's the lesson I impart to you children of tomorrow - as your favorite place to see a movie and get a hot pretzel becomes family homes with parks and parking garages.

--AP

JCPenney Offers to Buy Kohl's

ToysShopping for ShopsVia CBS News and elsewhere: JCPenny offers $8.6 billion to acquire rival Kohl's: report. JCPenney stores have had toy sections in recent years but tend to not restock them very often - you might see some dusty stuff in there. Kohl's tends to restock for the holidays and had been a big supporter of Imaginext. Will they get along in the city?

"The prospective new owners would keep the two brands separate while cutting Kohl's costs by $1 billion, The Post reported, citing a "well-placed" but unnamed source. "

That seems like a lot of money for a store chain to buy for another store chain, especially when I would have assumed Kohl's would be in the better financial position. JC Penney has about 669 US locations, while Kohl's is at about 1,162.

--AP

MiSTer Adds Turkey Shoot, Sega 32X Audio Already Fixed

MiSTer32x FixVia the MiSTer Project: Sega 32X Core. It's fixed already!

Last week's release of the core had high-pitched, overly fast audio samples that rendered a lot of voices and sound effects, and I believe this is a technical term, "goofily." Everything in Star Wars Arcade sounded pretty good so far today, but there are some other glitches that'll no doubt be fixed soon. It's still pretty amazing given that this is - I believe - the only way to get FPGA-based 32X output without using a series of DACs and upscalers.

If that weren't enough, a core for Turkey Shoot, a Williams game I've never heard of, has been added. But maybe you have!

--AP

Better Things Was Great
April 27, 2022
Star Wars Review: Clone Captain Grey (The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Clone Captain Grey (The Vintage Collection). It's yet another clone from The Bad Batch - and the face paint is really excellent. Read the whole review.

--AP

The B-52s Scheduling Farewell Tour

MusicGilbert portrait by Jew DotsFrom Rolling Stone: The B-52s Will Board Up the Love Shack After Farewell Tour This Year. A lot of bands have had farewell tours over the years and keep going, so it can be tough to tell how final it'll be - but if you're in Washington, Connecticut, Massachusetts, DC, Chicago, New York, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Atlanta, it might be worth seeing them anyway. After 45 years, there are lots of reasons bands could just stop playing.

I got to see them at a State Fair roughly 20 years ago, and I can say they put on an excellent live show. Stay for the encore if you want to hear their early stuff.

--AP

Ad: New Transformers, G.I. Joe, and Thor Pre-Orders at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get new Hasbro Power Rangers/Transformers/Marvel Legends and/or Super7 SilverHawks from Entertainment Earth! Pre-orders are open for new figure cases, figure sets, and prop replicas too. Use the code "SPRINGFREE22" at check-out to get free shipping on your pre-orders, assuming you hit $39 or more total.

Transformers Generations Selects Legacy Voyager Cyclonus and Nightstick - Exclusive G.I. Joe Classified Series 6-Inch Action Figures Wave 10 Case of 6 Thor: Love and Thunder Mjolnir Electronic Hammer Prop Replica Thor: Love and Thunder Marvel Legends 6-Inch Action Figures Wave 1 Case of 8

New orders are welcome.

Avatar 2 Gets Title
April 28, 2022
Review: Hasbro Transformers Studio Series Gnaw

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Studio Series GnawSomething 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 available now, but good luck finding some! The Hasbro Transformers Studio Series Gnaw is a troop-builder that's hard to find in quantities greater than two. It's neat though, so get one if you see one. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Ad: New Transformers and J. Jonah Jameson Pre-Orders at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get new Exclusive Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures and a Transforming Optimus Prime from Entertainment Earth! Pre-orders are open for new figures that you may not want to miss. Use the code "SPRINGFREE22" at check-out to get free shipping on your pre-orders, assuming you hit $39 or more total.

Transformers Optimus Prime Converting RC Vehicle Spider-Man J. Jonah Jameson Pop! Vinyl Figure - Entertainment Earth Exclusive

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Apparently Movies Are Back
April 29, 2022
Star Wars Review: The Emperor (PulseCon/Throne, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: The Emperor (PulseCon/Throne, The Vintage Collection). It's a 2005 figure with a new head and accessories. It's arguably the best version of this particular mold, but the soft goods are - unsurprisingly - still quite bulky. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch Sports This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Zombie Army 4: Dead War, Nintendo Switch Sports, Cricket 22, and over a dozen more.

--AP

Ad: New Black Panther Marvel Legends Pre-Orders at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get new Black Panther Marvel Legends from Entertainment Earth! Pre-orders are open for Nakia, Killmonger, Shuri, and the title man himself with Photoreal face deco. Use the code "SPRINGFREE22" at check-out to get free shipping on your pre-orders, assuming you hit $39 or more total.

Black Panther Marvel Legends Legacy Collection 6-Inch Action Figures Case of 6

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