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Atari Continues To Expand
November 1, 2023
Star Wars Review: Cad Bane (The Book of Boba Fett, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Cad Bane (The Book of Boba Fett, The Vintage Collection). I like this one - aliens in hats are not common in any action figure line, so a new version of a live-action take on everybody's favorite blue cowboy alien bounty hunter is pretty welcome. The joints are good, the deco is good, the sculpt is nice, and the price still kind of stings a bit. But it's a very nice figure. Read the whole review.

--AP

Atari Buys Digital Eclipse

AtariGiant-ManVia Digital Eclipse: Digital Eclipse & Atari: The FAQ about their recent business venture. Atari has recently purchased a lot of video game IP like Berzerk and Frenzy, and also is preparing to release its own cartridges again, and will be making an HDMI Atari 2600+ console for modern (well, "modern" HDMI-enabled TVs.) It sounds like someone with money is on a buying spree and Digital Eclipse will be doing business as usual, but there are a lot of mergers and consolidation recently and to say the least, the future is tough to predict.

One would hope that this sort of thing would result in a Rhino Records-esque program of catalog reissues and deluxe editions galore, but as time goes on that may not be as exciting for the market as Generation X nostalgia for Atari is hard to measure. But hey, there's a lot of IP to license and mine, and for the first big era of gaming "Atari" was synonymous with "video game."

--AP

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Unintelligible at Any Speed
November 2, 2023
Review: Culture Fly Scooby-Doo Tiny Mights Blue Glow Tiki Witch Doctor, Blue Space Kook, and Flesh Ghost Clown Minifigures with Case

Figure of the DayCulture Fly Scooby-Doo Tiny Mights Blue Glow Tiki Witch Doctor, Blue Space Kook, and Flesh Ghost Clown Minifigures with CaseSomething 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!

At Walmart Now? This Culture Fly Scooby-Doo Tiny Mights Blue Glow Tiki Witch Doctor, Blue Space Kook, and Flesh Ghost Clown Minifigures with Case may be at your Walmart's checkout aisles, somewhere, hidden, for cheap. Do read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Talkin' 'bout the Weather Report
November 3, 2023
Star Wars Review: R3-T6 (Custom)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R3-T6 (Custom). It's not a licensed product and it was quite expensive for what it is, but it's the kind of thing I've always been surprised Kenner - and especially Hasbro - never pursued with the old R2-D2 mold. Secondary market prices on the droids from Stan Solo are getting expensive, and it makes sense - they look cool and are functionally pretty nice. I'd recommend it if you're no longer buying as much licensed stuff. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchAlien Hominid HD This week's batch of titles on the eShop: WarioWare: Move it, Alien Hominid HD, Arcade Archives Burning Force, and over a dozen more.

--AP

Spring Something Fall The Other Thing
November 6, 2023
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Imperial Sets and Minor Differences. 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

Classic Review: Topps MiniKins 4-Pack Mini-Figures

Figure of the DayTopps MiniKins 4-Pack Mini-FiguresA classic! I've written over 5,000 action figure reviews since 2006, so I'm going to toot my own horn with classic Figure of the Day.

Posted ten years ago today! The Topps MiniKins 4-Pack Mini-Figures are Garbage Pail Kids that came and went shockingly fast - they were neat, but didn't seem to set the world on fire. Actually it seemed like it might be the end of the mini-figure trend, but now we're getting more again at Wendy's and Walmart. Who would have guessed? Read on, it's a good one - and come back tomorrow for an all-new review!

--AP

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Bring Back Spooky Season
November 7, 2023
Review: Hasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution Deluxe Beachcomber Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution Deluxe Beachcomber 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!

Good luck finding this one! The Hasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution Deluxe Beachcomber Action Figure has rubbery tires and a parakeet pal, but is also pretty small for a deluxe. Are you going to buy him anyway? Probably - at $25 it's pretty decent. Read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Classic TMNT RPG Reprint Incoming

TMNTSure JanFrom Kickstarter: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Strangeness, the classic RPG, is getting a reprint thanks to a Kickstarter campaign that's already full funded. Hardcover, revised books with more art and other goodies can be yours, as can some miniatures as stretch goals. I remember seeing these and flipping through them in comic shops when I was a kid, so you might want to check this out.

Terror Bears miniatures may be of interest to you. They are, sadly, not cheap to add on at about $70 for the hero set or the villain set. There are other goodies to add-on as well.

--AP

New Ghostbusters Trailer Today
November 8, 2023
Star Wars Review: R4 Droid (Advent Calendar 2022)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R4 Droid (Advent Calendar 2022). It's a nice design, but I don't think I understood the inspiration - it looks like DHL, but not. There's a little symbol on the dome, it's kind of sparkly, but mostly it just looks like a cool droid you wouldn't mind having around in any Star Wars scenario. I like it a lot. Read the whole review.

--AP

Zelda Movie Really Happening?

NintendoGiant-ManVia Nintendo: Development of a Live-Action Film of The Legend of Zelda to Start. That's a big deal - Avi Arad is involved, and he did a lot of Marvel stuff over the years. It took about five years for the Super Mario movie to come to fruition, so I wouldn't hold your breath that this will be a thing before the end of the decade.

A movie - good or bad - generally does a great job raising the visibility of an existing IP, meaning old games and new games will sell well even if the movie tanks. It's a great marketing tool. According to Deadline, WesBall is directing. He did The Maze Runner as well as the upcoming (neat looking) Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, so we're going to see how he handles previously mute characters early next year with his new apes.

--AP

He-Man.org Forums Closing Next Week

Masters of the UniverseGiant-ManVia He-Man.org: The He-Man.Org forums will close on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. These forums have been a big part of the fan community with this century's relaunches - and slow periods - so it's more than a bit of a shock that it's closing down. It was a great site to watch during the many revivals of Masters of the Universe and a handy place to keep up with the odd release cadence that was the 200X line.

--AP

SAG-AFTRA Strike Over
November 9, 2023
Review: Super7 Planet of the Apes Nova ReAction Figure

Figure of the DaySuper7 Planet of the Apes Nova ReAction 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!

Retro! This Super7 Planet of the Apes Nova ReAction Figure looks a lot like a figure from the 1970s or 1980s, but was made about 5 years ago. She's not as decked-out as other figures in the wave - no accessories - but she does fit in nicely with their Kenner-esque designs. Do read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Review: MT80 White Mechanical Keyboard

16bit.comReview: MT80 White Mechanical Keyboard. Manufacturer MIKIT reached out to us and asked if we wanted to review their keyboards - as I've been interested in trying out more mechanical keyboards, I said yes. This is one of two reviews we'll be posting this month, and the clear, light-up 2.fGHz/Bluetooth/wired device was a joy to use. It's not particularly unusual, but the chunky case was welcoming and I loved the giant dial volume knob on the top, plus I found how they stored the 2.4GHz USB dongle incredibly clever.

MT80 White Mechanical Keyboard

As I write this, these aren't sold in American stores or American storefronts but MIKIT ships worldwide. I wouldn't necessarily recommend you throw your current keyboard in the garbage, but if you're looking for something that has a little more personality with lights and a big metal dial and a magnetic compartment, you might enjoy this a lot. Read on!

--AP

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November 10, 2023
Star Wars Review: Ahsoka Tano (Padawan, The Black Series)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Ahsoka Tano (Padawan, The Black Series). It's one of the last closed-box figures, and she turned out quite nicely. Read the whole review.

--AP

Combat Creatures (like Battle Beasts) on Kickstarter

KickstarterGiant-ManVia He-Man.org: Combat Creatures - Highly Articulated 6.5" (1/12 Scale) Sci-fi Animal Warrior Action Figures. Pop and swap parts for easy customization. That kind of says it all - the creator has not had a Kickstarter complete yet, but these ones look pretty awesome. Also, one of the stretch goals is for squat chunky Battle Beasts-style figures as 3D printed extras. I wish they were making those as mass-produced things - I'd pony up, in a heartbeat.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchBerzerk: Recharged This week's batch of titles on the eShop: WarioWare: Move it, Berzerk: Recharged, Double Dragon Advance, and over a dozen more.

--AP

High on the Rapids
November 13, 2023
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Collecting and Overstocks. 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

Classic Review: ToyFinity Robo Force Genesis Edition Action Figure

Figure of the DayToyFinity Robo Force Genesis Edition Action FigureA classic! I've written over 5,000 action figure reviews since 2006, so I'm going to toot my own horn with classic Figure of the Day.

Posted ten years ago today! The ToyFinity Robo Force Genesis Edition Action Figure was a "first shot" sold to fans. The license has since gone on to another company, but this heavy hitter is still an impressive toy robot. Read on, it's a good one - and come back tomorrow for an all-new review!

--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 1:00 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 - 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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Beast Alliance Airazor Makes the Rounds
November 14, 2023
Review: Hasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution Leader G2 Universe Grimlock Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution Leader G2 Universe Grimlock 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!

Possibly in one of the Walmarts near you, but probably not all of them! The Hasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution Leader G2 Universe Grimlock Figure takes the Studio Series 86 toy, removes Wheelie, and adds a lot of gratuitous stripes and color. It's great - maybe not $55 worth of great for all fans, but I went running around to find one before finally being able to order it from Walmart.com, as it is their exclusive. If you know what this is based on, you probably want it. $55 is nothing compared to what BotCon might have charged you had it been their exclusive in some alternate timeline. Read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Red Dwarf Prequel Series In the Works, More or Less

TVNot a Smeg HeadVia Radio Times: Red Dwarf co-creator confirms plan for prequel TV show with original cast cameos. The original show launched around the same time as Star Trek: The Next Generation and has been on again/off again with new series and a movie in recent years - and this is another new project.

No dates or specifics were given, but it's a start. Not all of these relaunches and remakes wind up materializing - for example, a Hulu remake of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has been going, as far as can be told, absolutely nowhere. But Doctor Who will be back on BBC and Disney+ this month, so at least you've got that going for you. And if any action figures are coming from any of these brands in a big meaningful way, they're being pretty quiet about it.

--AP

Shatner vs. the Spiders
November 15, 2023
Star Wars Review: Wicket W. Warrick (Ewoks Cartoon, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Wicket W. Warrick (Ewoks Cartoon, The Vintage Collection). Depending on how you look at it, it's great. In person, the hood is a little on the neon orange side - but it looks good in pictures, and is not quite the yellowish hues seen on 1980s Ewok advertising artwork. There's a lot to like, and a little to complain about, but you get a good coin and really nice packaging for (what else) a premium price. Read the whole review.

--AP

Ad: New Hasbro Transformers and Super7 TMNT at Entertainment Earth

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More Batfood
November 16, 2023
Review: Super7 Universal Monsters The Wolf Man ReAction Figure

Figure of the DaySuper7 Universal Monsters The Wolf Man ReAction 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!

A classic, revised! This Super7 Universal Monsters The Wolf Man ReAction Figure is a heck of a nice and weird figure, with a great pose and a head sculpt that looks especially retro. Do read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Batman Returns to Burger King

BatmanClassicVia Allfastfoodtoys: Burger King Batwheels Toys Full Set of 6 kids meal toys USA. These aren't on the Burger King web site yet, although Justice League toys are shown. For those keeping track at home, Wendy's also had DC keshi figures last month.

The last few times I've been to Burger King, they don't tend to give me the toy in the kid's meal - just a cookie - so good luck to you!

--AP

More New Analogue Pocket Colors Friday

Game BoyClassicVia Analogue: Analogue Pocket: Classic Limited Editions. Highly limited quantities @ $249.99 each. They should be available and also out of stock Friday. After a glow drop, and a clear drop, this is the opaque drop - and I'd go as far as to say "don't even bother, it'll be sold out" but maybe at some point they'll have stock for more than a minute or two. I have and love the black one I got a while ago, so I hope those that want one can get one.

Failing that, there are other alternatives in the works - that's a tease for a fully third-party-part Game Boy Color, with an FPGA brain and some other interesting enhancements.

--AP

Ad: Buy 1 In-Stock Action Figure, Get 1 50% Off at Entertainment Earth

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A Black Friday, Not The Black Friday
November 17, 2023
Star Wars Review: R6 Droid (Advent Calendar 2022)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R6 Droid (Advent Calendar 2022). It's an elf! And you can still get one, if you dare. Read the whole review.

--AP

Transformers HasLab Deathsaurus Unboxing

TransformersFoxy UnboxingVia Hasbro: Unboxing the Transformers Generations HasLab Deathsaurus. Smashed corners are a thing of the past as the box has corner protectors, a brown outer box, and another outer box for shipping. It should show up in good shape, and they had some updates on the chrome and materials to hopefully stop the chrome from scraping.

--AP

NES Kickstarter - The Meating

NESFoxy UnboxingVia Mega Cat Games on Kickstarter: The Meating: A New Game for the Original Nintendo. There is a demo, and it's pretty fun - I got clobbered on level 3 and need to give it another try. You're a ghost minotaur taking revenge on someone in some sort of slaughterhouse. It's a clever action/puzzle game.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives SHAO-LIN'S ROAD This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Super Mario RPG, Persona 5 Tactica, Arcade Archives SHAO-LIN'S ROAD, and over a dozen more.

--AP

Ad: New Star Wars and Marvel plus a BOGO Sale at Entertainment Earth

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The Buy One, Get One 50% Off on All In-Stock Action Figures sale continues! There are just over 2,000 items on sale - unless they sold out. Take a look at some pretty awesome recent arrivals!

Genactic
November 20, 2023
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Imperial Sets and Minor Differences. 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

Classic Review: Hasbro Transformers Timelines Ultra Mammoth

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Timelines Ultra MammothA classic! I've written over 5,000 action figure reviews since 2006, so I'm going to toot my own horn with classic Figure of the Day.

Posted ten years ago today! The Hasbro Transformers Timelines Ultra Mammoth cost a lot, but man is it cool. Big Convoy from Japan's Beast Wars Neo was brought out in Ultra Magnus coloring. And it looked great! Read on, it's a good one - and come back tomorrow for an all-new review!

--AP

NES Demo - Mosh Lift

NESJumpVia Morphcat Games (Micro Mages, etc.): Mosh Lift. It's a tower-climbing game with a Bionic Commando-esque gimmick where you throw a guitar up and jump up the tower, made for NESDev Compo 2023. Give it a whirl, it ain't bad.

--AP

Support 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter via Patreon

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RIP Peter Spellos
November 21, 2023
Review: Hasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution Leader Nova Prime Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution Leader Nova Prime 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 was on sale - now? Not. The Hasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution Leader Nova Prime Action Figure is a retool of a toy that's been retooled a couple of times, and it's excellent. Siege Galaxy Prime (and later Ultra Magnus in a few flavors) got wings, new colors, a new chest, and lots of other little tweaks to look more like he did in the IDW comics. Is it the best one you could ever hope to get? No, but it's really impressive for a retool exclusive that wasn't marked up significantly. Read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

NESDev Compo '23 Submissions

NESLittle SisyphusVia Matt Hughson and more on itch.io: NESDev Compo '23. In addition to Mosh Lift, there's Little Sisyphus (which did not enjoy my Mac emulators), Tiny Golf, Skate Scramble, Super Strife, and many others - some of which have no sound.

--AP

It's Fun to Stay at the
November 22, 2023
Star Wars Review: General Hera Syndulla (The Black Series)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: General Hera Syndulla (The Black Series). Even if you didn't love the show, you can't not like the figure. The face paint is good, the green skin looks great. I love her jacket and gloves, and the bright orange pants really pop. It's the kind of figure you probably wish you had years earlier, especially if it were smaller and could fit in vehicles. (And as luck would have it, those are also available now.) Even as someone who is kind of over the whole 6-inch thing, I can't deny this is a good one. Read the whole review.

--AP

Licensed Playmobil: The Village People

PlaymobilGiant-ManVia Thalia.de: PLAYMOBIL¨ Set "Village People". It's a pretty good set - six figures for about US $22 - but sadly Thalia.de does not ship to the USA. (Do you? Call me.)

We've seen NHL, we've seen Ghostbusters and Scooby-Doo and Star Trek, we've had a bunch of real-life artists and historical figures. As far as I know this is the first licensed music act made in Playmobil. Everybody else they've done tends to be so old, they're in the public domain. Who's next? ABBA? Boney M? Alice Cooper? Kraftwerk? Please let it be Krafterk.

--AP

Have You Ever Been Arrested?
November 23, 2023
Review: Super7 Devo Satisfaction Bob Casale ReAction Figure

Figure of the DaySuper7 Devo Satisfaction Bob Casale ReAction 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!

Satisfaction! This Super7 Devo Satisfaction Bob Casale ReAction Figure looks pretty much exactly what I would imagine when someone says "they're making a Devo figure." Bob2 comes complete with guitar and has absolutely no problems looking like he's playing it. Do read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Tom Waits Appearing on the Iggy Pop BBC6 Show

MusicCheck the jukeboxVia BBC6/Tom Waits: Tom Waits Joins Iggy Pop for a Two Hour Radio Special. I've been listening to the Iggy Confidential show on BBC6 for a few years and it's mostly really good - I assume this is going to be great.

Set your dials/links to archives on the internet, you know the ones to Sunday, December 3 at 4:00 PM UK time. Or, you know. Google will help you find it a few days later.

--AP

Plenty of Turkey Left
November 24, 2023
Star Wars Review: Admiral Motti (Imperial Officers set, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Admiral Motti (Imperial Officers set, The Vintage Collection). It's new! The last time we got a new Motti mold was in the CommTech era, and we had a reissue of him in a Diamond exclusive boxed set - remember those? Those were great. Anyway, this new one has improved sculpting and articulation - that's good! - but it doesn't have that tug-on-the-collar choke thing, which is pretty much the reason you want a toy of that character. It's still pretty good, and so far exclusive to a white box set of figures. Read the whole review.

--AP

MST3K: Turkey Day Today, S14 Crowdfunding Ends Soon

MST3KNot too differentVia MST3K: Let's Make MST3K Season 14! ends this weekend. As of right now, they have about $2.3 million of the $4 million needed after shaving down some of the budget, with under 2 days left. (It doesn't look hopeful.)

But there's good news - their annual Turkey Day marathon lasts through Saturday morning, and it lets you skip back to see, for example, Ed Wood's Bride of the Monster. With the octopus. I don't know how long you can access the full stream, but as of right now you can skip around and watch what you want in the embed.

--AP

Ad: Black Friday Sale at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Save up to 90% on the Entertainment Earth Black Friday Sale! There are some recent arrivals and a lot of incredibly cheap items you may have missed including Hasbro and Diamond Star Wars, Super7 Transformers, Square-Enix Final Fantasy VII, and a lot more. You can also get free shipping on orders $39 or more!

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Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives Dinorex This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Eyra: The Crow Maiden, Arcade Archives Dinorex, The King of Fighters XIII Global Match, and over a dozen more.

--AP

RIP Marty Krofft
November 27, 2023
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Maximizing Star Wars Anniversaries for Titanium Series and Return of the Jedi. 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

Classic Review: Banimon Custom Corps Series 1 #11 Action Figure

Figure of the DayBanimon Custom Corps Series 1 #11 Action FigureA classic! I've written over 5,000 action figure reviews since 2006, so I'm going to toot my own horn with classic Figure of the Day.

Posted ten years ago today! The Banimon Custom Corps Series 1 #11 Action Figure was a one-off custom figure from Seth Longmire, and it's still pretty great. Since it's a one-off, you can't get one - but there is a nicely-stocked Orbitdyne Etsy store with his current creations. Read on, it's a good one - and come back tomorrow for an all-new review!

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It's Just a Show
November 28, 2023
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations Legacy Velocitron Speedia 500 Collection Diaclone Universe Clampdown

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations Legacy Velocitron Speedia 500 Collection Diaclone Universe ClampdownSomething 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!

Possibly at Ross near you! The Hasbro Transformers Generations Legacy Velocitron Speedia 500 Collection Diaclone Universe Clampdown was difficult - but not impossible - to find when he hit stores over a year ago. And I've seen more of him in the last two months than the year previous, at clearance prices. He's really good for clearance prices. Read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

MST3K: S14 Crowdfunding Failed to Fund

MST3KNopeVia MST3K: Let's Make MST3K Season 14! ended with $2.7 million of the $4 million goal. Joel Hodgson posted an update that hints at a path forward, but if anyone is reading, might I suggest a licensing program with retro action figures, shirts, and nice high-margin bumper stickers?

My pal Shaun linked me to this Paste Magazine article, which pretty much covers a lot of the bases: MST3K at a Crossroads: Who Will Pay to Keep a Classic Show Alive?

--AP

Release the Bats
November 29, 2023
Star Wars Review: Chopper (C1-10P, The Retro Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Chopper (C1-10P, The Retro Collection). This is one of those figures you buy, open, and go "yeah, that's the stuff." Like R2-D2 of old, he has a clicky dome and a sticker. Unlike R2-D2, he has a removable third leg. If you were a Kenner kid, this is a must-buy figure - I'd say they more or less nailed it, except for the fact he's a hair too wide to fit in the old Y-Wing Fighter's droid socket. I would say it's one of the very best figures of the year, if you're in to this format. Read the whole review.

--AP

Sega Genesis: Eliminate Down Reissue

SegaNot too differentVia Retro-Bit: [ELIMINATE DOWN,] THE ONLY RELEASE BY APRINET RESURFACES FOR EVERYONE TO EXPERIENCE! Pre-orders are up now for an obscure 1993 shooter that's, to put it mildly, expensive if you want an original copy. Now you can get it in green for about $55.

I long for the day where they distribute these to American game shops. I'd probably be at GameStop on a weekly basis if they actually carried this kind of product.

--AP

Thus Ends November
November 30, 2023
Review: Super7 Svengoolie Horror Host Icon ReAction Figure

Figure of the DaySuper7 Svengoolie Horror Host Icon ReAction 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!

Already sold out? This Super7 Svengoolie Horror Host Icon ReAction Figure just came out, and it seems most major retailers (and the manufacturer) are all out. So go get one now if you were in the market for it. Do read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Atari 2600: Fatal Run - Limited Edition

AtariClassicVia Analogue: Fatal Run - Limited Edition. It's a new pre-order only game with a modern price point, but it's not like there's a huge audience for these.

It should ship out early next year.

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