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Hasbro Cuts 1,000 Jobs, COO
January 27, 2023
Star Wars Review: Darth Maul (The Black Series)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Darth Maul (The Black Series). This is a pretty excellent figure - the facial expression is superb, the head spikes are spiky, the outfit is good, and the articulation is great. If you like this costume, this is a very good figure of it. Read the whole review.

--AP

Hasbro Cuts 1,000 Jobs, Very Pleasant COO

HasbroNew,  OldVia CNBC: Hasbro warns of weak holiday quarter results, cuts 15% of its workforce. While the CEO Chris Cocks is still on board, President/COO Eric Nyman - a nice fellow who I may have traumatized so much upon meeting him over a decade ago that he still remembered me last year - was exiting the company according to Reuters. We will miss you Eric and also the 1,000 other people whose names we do not yet know.

--AP

AJJ New Album: Disposable Everything

MusicDisposable EverythingVia AJJ on Bandcamp: Disposable Everything. The band formerly known as Andrew Jackson Jihad last LP was January 2020's eerily prescient "Good Luck, Everybody." This new one is due out May 26. Hopeless Records has a "Death Machine Variant" as I write this, and the chain Zia Records had an exclusive color last time. (The store and the band largely hail from Arizona.)

They have gone from cranky young folk duo to anxious middle-aged band. If you lived in the Valley of the Sun during this century and are younger than your early 40s, there's a chance you've seen these guys at Trunk Space or any of a number of venues over the years.

--AP

Analogue Pocket PC Engine CD Core Playable

Video GamesVia Mazamars's and Adam Gastineau and Pixel Cherry Ninja on YouTube: PC-Engine-CD/TurboGrafx-CD Alpha Build Gameplay ANALOGUE POCKET by Mazamars and Adam Gastineau WIP. The sound is off in this early build, but adding CD-ROM support on the Pocket is a pretty big deal. It also means you'll want a bigger MicroSD card.

Tell your friends!

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives TANK FORCE This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Capybara Madness, Arcade Archives TANK FORCE, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, and over a dozen more.

--AP


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January 26, 2023
Review: Outer Space Men Galactic Holiday Cebbriac of the Voidrillion Command Orbitron Action Figure

Figure of the DayOuter Space Men Galactic Holiday Cebbriac of the Voidrillion Command Orbitron 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!

Newish! I got this Outer Space Men Galactic Holiday Cebbriac of the Voidrillion Command Orbitron Action Figure last month, and I love these things. The 3 3/4-inch scale figure towers over your Star Wars and other guys with a big brain and a little bit of paint. He's still available if you want one, and if you don't have any of these guys I'd elbow you to pick up one and try them out. If you're paying $20 for a nice new retro figure, $25 for an indie one isn't a terrible deal. Do read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Shot the Beehive
January 25, 2023
Star Wars Review: Migs Mayfeld (The Black Series)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Migs Mayfeld (The Black Series). He's Bill Burr, but with lots of guns and a good recreation of his on-screen, The Mandalorian season one costume. I'd say buy it, and I'm cranky and old. Read the whole review.

--AP

Toy Pizza Knights of the Slice Last Night

GlyosNew,  OldVia the Glyos News Dump: The Quest for Lime Toy Pizza Drop Menu! Half of the figures sold out pretty much immediately - so get 'em if you can? I got the Frankenslice Crowkin.

--AP

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January 24, 2023
Review: Hasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution Core Dinobot Sludge Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution Core Dinobot Sludge 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 not as good as the last couple of Sludges! The Hasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution Core Dinobot Sludge Action Figure isn't even the best combining Sludge - but it's new, it's cheap, and it fits in your pocket. Is that worth anything to you? It could benefit from a bit more gear, but it's a combiner, and you're not getting a lot from the lower torso of what will some day be a $72 mini Volcanicus. Read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Atonal Electronic Noodling
January 23, 2023
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Why No Star Wars Classic New Retro and Syngery Problems. 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

Review: Hasbro Marvel Legends 375 Moon Knight Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Marvel Legends 375 Moon Knight 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!

He's nice! This Hasbro Marvel Legends 375 Moon Knight Action Figure has a swell weird blank head under his hood, and is actually a bit of fun - although a cloth cape might be even more fun. Read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Classic Review: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga GachaBooster General Hawk Knight Action Figure from 2013

Figure of the DayTakara-Tomy Beast Saga GachaBooster General Hawk Knight 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 10 years ago today! The Takara-Tomy Beast Saga GachaBooster General Hawk Knight Action Figure was a bird in a bag - a capsule toy version of a normal product, and it turned out quite nicely given the price difference. Read on, it's a good one - and come back tomorrow for an all-new review!

--AP

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RIP David Crosby
January 20, 2023
Star Wars Review: Grand Inquisitor (The Black Series)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Grand Inquisitor (The Black Series). It's a pretty good figure of a twerp of an interpretation of the character! The head isn't too perfect, but he has a nice cape, decent armor, and good articulation. The make-up doesn't quite match the series, and that make-up doesn't quite replicate the look of the species as seen previously. But it's available, you can buy it. Read the whole review.

--AP

Party City Files for Bankruptcy

ToysBut are they elegant?Via CNN and others and my friend Shaun: America's largest party supply store files for bankruptcy . In the 1990s these guys were year-round Halloween titans with a massive section of costumes whenever you may want them, in addition to the normal party wares with hats and cake molds and balloons. With upstarts like Dollar Tree and Spirit eating chunks of their business, well, there you have it.

CNN reports: "The largest party goods and Halloween specialty retail chain in the United States said in a regulatory filing that it reached an agreement with debtholders to cut its $1.7 billion debt load. The company said it secured $150 million in financing that will allow it to keep its stores open and operations running. As of October, the Company had 761 total Party City (PRTY) stores and 149 temporary Halloween City stores. In 2021, Party City (PRTY) had more than 16,000 employees."

The chain also briefly flirted with a "Toy City" format, but not near here, so I can't tell you how it was before it went away.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives SENJYO This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Fire Emblem Engage, Arcade Archives SENJYO, Persona 3 Portable & Persona 4 Golden, and over a dozen more.

--AP

More New Old Things
January 19, 2023
Review: Healey Made Trooper (Bulloch) Action Figure

Figure of the DayHealey Made Trooper (Bulloch) Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

New, but looks old! I just got this Healey Made Trooper (Bulloch) Action Figure and it's great. The new head works with old figures too, and it seems like the kind of thing Kenner would make if Star Wars action figures continued without new movies in the 1980s. It sold out, and I suggest getting one (or a future repaint) if it is possible to do so. Do read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

New Craig Ferguson Talk Show for Fall?

TVLook I have no ideaVia Deadline: Syndicated Late-Night Talk Show With Craig Ferguson Shopped By Sony Pictures TV For Fall 2023! No word yet on which (if any) robots or puppets will join him, but apparently the aim is to make a 30-minute show to fill the void left by there not being as many syndicated sitcoms for the schedules.

If you missed it, it was a very good show. It walked the line between caring about its audience and also not caring at all, which is right where you want your weird late-night television to sit. Thanks for the tip, Phil!

--AP

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Lazy, Not in Space
January 18, 2023
Star Wars Review: B2EMO (Droid Factory / Disney)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: B2EMO (Droid Factory / Disney). It's basically a very good accessory for the price of a complete figure, but it's a droid, and it's a neat one that sold out online while I was sleeping. So naturally, you want one, probably. Read the whole review.

--AP

Have You Heard About Corning Glass?
January 17, 2023
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations Legacy Velocitron Speedia 500 Collection Cybertron Universe Override

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations Legacy Velocitron Speedia 500 Collection Cybertron Universe OverrideSomething 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!

An update of a classic! The Hasbro Transformers Generations Legacy Velocitron Speedia 500 Collection Cybertron Universe Override loses key actions and spring-loaded stuff in favor of a bigger, sturdier figure that's potentially on clearance at your nearby Walmart right now. Read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

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