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Come See New Toys at SDCC 2019!

Rocko's Modern Life on Netflix August 9
July 17, 2019
Star Wars Review: Chopper (C1-10P, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Chopper (C1-10P, The Black Series 6-Inch). If you only buy one realistic version of a droid from a cartoon this year, make it this one! Read the whole review.

--AP

PS4: PSN Updates

PS4Stranger Things 3: The Game New to the Playstation 4 this week: 198X, Gabbuchi, and Flutter Bombs.

--AP


Patronize Me!

Pay Up, Stewart Zimmel
July 16, 2019
Review: Hasbro Playskool Heroes Series 2 Marvel Super Hero Adventures Clear Spider-Man

Figure of the DayHasbro Playskool Heroes Series 2 Marvel Super Hero Adventures Clear Spider-ManSomething 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!

Clear! The Hasbro Playskool Heroes Series 2 Marvel Super Hero Adventures Clear Spider-Man is what I found when I wanted just a plain Spider-Man... and I kind of like this better. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Funding Begins

TransformersUnicronVia Hasbro Pulse and HasLab: Transformers: War for Cybertron Unicron. It already has outsold last week's launch Cookie Monster, but has a massive goal of 8,000 units.

The 30-inch tall robot has 47 days to raise the money, or it gets to be yet another footnote on TFWiki's unproduced Unicron toys page. Hasbro is asking for $4.6 million from US and Canada customers to get this made.

Also Acid Storm, Ion Storm, and Nova Storm are making the rounds - with no details.

So yeah. If you're in for War for Cybertron, start skipping meals kids.

--AP

SDCC Starts Wednesday
July 15, 2019
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Vehicles, SDCC, Exclusive Planet, HasLab II Revealed! 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

Toy Pizza Con Capsules Probably Almost Gone

Toy PizzaRegen CapsuleVia the Glyos News Dump: Toy Pizza Con Exclusives Mostly Sold Out!

It's green! A clear yellow version was given to Patreon supporters.

--AP

GBAConsolizer Full Case Pre-orders

GameBoyReal Parts, New ShellVia Game-Tech.us: GBAConsolizer Full Case fully assembled. This $349.95 gadget lets you use a Super NES pad to play your GameBoy family of games on an HDTV - it's made using existing game hardware and some new parts. It's also really expensive.

Other than clone consoles like the Retron 5, there aren't many ways to play this family of games on your HDTV. You can use a Super GameBoy on an Analogue Super NT or Retron/HD Super Nintendo, but that won't let you play GameBoy Color or GameBoy Advance games. At this time there are no known upcoming mass-produced clone consoles to play these games.

--AP

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


Become a Patron!

If you've got a dollar a month to share, please Visit the Galactic Hunter Patreon and help cover our server costs. I'll still put in hours of work, writing, photography, and research for you - 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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RIP Denise "Violet" Nickerson
July 12, 2019
Star Wars Review: Rey (Batuu, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Rey (Batuu, The Black Series 6-Inch). They improved the head paint for the Galaxy's Edge release. Read the whole review.

--AP

TurboGrafx-16 Mini Lineup Includes 49 Games, Including Dracula X

Video GamesIs There Any Way to Stop It?Via Konami: TurboGrafx-16 Mini Includes 50 Games!. Neutopia is on there twice.

The line-up is a feast of riches, depending on the final cost this Amazon-exclusive micro console may well rival Sega's box. Japanese games are included, as are a ton of shooting games.

A Multitap is sold separately - maybe a USB hub will work - for 6-player games.

But this isn't important. What's important is the games you get in the US version - Salamander. Gradius and Gradius II: The Ambition of Gofer. Dracula X: Rondo of Blood. Snatcher. And three different Bomberman games. Unless the emulation is garbage, it seems perfect.

They even went through the trouble of omitting Keith Courage in Alpha Zones.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchDesktop Bowling This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Bubble Cats Rescue, Desktop Bowling, Super Mutant Alien Assault, Laser Kitty Pow Pow, and several dozen others.

At retail it's Dragon Quest Builders 2 and others.

--AP

Nintendo 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo 3DSSketchy SnowboardingThis week's 3DS offerings: Sketchy Snowboarding.

--AP

New Switch Undockable, $100 Cheaper
July 11, 2019
Review: Fisher-Price Imaginext Series 9 Mystery Figures Grim Reaper Action Figure

Figure of the DayFisher-Price Imaginext Series 9 Mystery Figures Grim Reaper 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!

Purple! The Fisher-Price Imaginext Series 9 Mystery Figures Grim Reaper Action Figure is nifty, with a weird robe that's tight in the chest and baggy elsewhere - and it's old, so check those grocery stores. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

More Warlords of Wor Friday

GlyosLord of FireVia the Glyos News Dump: Warlords of Wor - New Drop Friday, July 12 at 9:00 PM Eastern. New figures include new heads, and should be available this week!

--AP

Sith Trooper Toys at SDCC

Star WarsCowabungaVia Galactic Hunter/StarWars.com: Sith Happens - Star Wars Sith Trooper Invades SDCC. So now you people want to embrace red Stormtroopers, eh?

Masks, cards, action figures, phone cases, and other stuff will be sold at Comic-Con next week in San Diego. I would bet these versions are unique and other ones are coming later, based on previous figures like Jyn Erso, the First Order Stormtrooper, and so on.

--AP

RIP H. Ross Perot, Rip Torn
July 10, 2019
Star Wars Review: BB-8 (Resistance line look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: BB-8 (Resistance line look). It's a BB-8! Read the whole review.

--AP

Plugs: SDCC Panel Next Week, GameBoy Camera Instagram

ToysVia Comic-Con International 2019: New Toys, Action Figures, and Statues with Entertainment Earth's Adam Pawlus. It's one week from tomorrow! At 3:00 PM on July 18, come to Room #9 for an hour of action figures, vinyl figures, trading figures, dangling figures, transforming figures, retro figures, and goodness knows what else from some of your favorite and soon-to-be-favorite toy companies.

It is a classic affirmation of everything right and true and decent in this business. It is an overstuffed 121 slides of the fantastic possibilities of life in this hobby - but only for those with true grit. And we are chock full of that.

Let's Channel Hunter S. Thompson Today

During this convention season, I'll be posting some stuff to the Instagram from the GameBoy Cameras I bring with me. Real, vintage, used ones I keep right here!

--AP

The Jesus Rolls in 2020
July 9, 2019
Review: Onell Design Glyos Enigma Fusion Pheyaos Enigma Fusion Action Figure

Figure of the DayOnell Design Glyos Enigma Fusion Pheyaos Enigma Fusion 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! The Onell Design Glyos Enigma Fusion Pheyaos Enigma Fusion Action Figure debuted with this (and two other) colors, and now is available in a whopping seven colorways after two drops - that ain't bad. Orange is still available. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

New Glyos Warlords of Wor Excluive

GlyosGolden AxeVia the Glyos News Dump: Captain Cobrus Coming to Ohio Toy & Comic Show. Some should be available after the show, but you can get it in Fairborn, Ohio on July 20.

If you missed The God Beast's blue, glow, this is your next chance. And at least one more line you haven't heard from in a while has blue glow on deck, so this is the year of blue glow!

--AP

Shoot the Doors and Do The Other Things
July 8, 2019
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Retro Collection, Big Playsets that Didn't Happen, and Secret Projects Happening Next Week! 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

SDCC Exclusive Checklist Ready at Awesome Toy Blog

Comic-ConIs There Any Way to Stop It?Via Awesome Toy Blog: 2019 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives.

This is where you go to see where the lines are going to be in San Diego next week - it's only 9 days away!

--AP

Support 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter via Patreon

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


Become a Patron!

If you've got a dollar a month to share, please Visit the Galactic Hunter Patreon and help cover our server costs. I'll still put in hours of work, writing, photography, and research for you - 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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RIP Mad Magazine
July 5, 2019
Star Wars Review: Chewbacca (The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Chewbacca (The Vintage Collection). It's the first modern-era version of the wookiee on the original movie's cardback design, and it's a redeco of The Black Series 3 3/4-inch figure that you forgot they made. Read the whole review.

--AP

Hey! A Panel! Starring Everybody, and Me!

Comic-ConIs There Any Way to Stop It?Via Comic-Con International: New Toys, Action Figures, and Statues with Entertainment Earth's Adam Pawlus.

It's a panel where I show you stuff that has not been announced yet! And hopefully stays unannounced until Thursday July 18 at 3-4 PM in Room #9. The description was written before I had the first thing to show, so I can tell you there's a good chance it may wind up not having any actual statues in the traditional sense - but there are plenty of toys, figures, and other things that would qualify as news on a site like this one, or yours if you're in the press.

It looks like I'm competing with D&D, Ghostbusters, Farscape, Star Trek, Neal Adams, and some more overlapping things. Obviously I'd love to see you there, and I can't confirm nor deny fans of those things will also find something to like at my slide show because that's how you keep a secret. The press is indeed welcome, as are you, and bring the kids. If they can get through the whole thing I'm sure they'll find it ultimately enjoyable, plus or minus the cranky person on stage talking about the old days.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchNinja Spirit This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Ninja Spirit, Clannad, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Bus Fix 2019, and several dozen others.

At retail it's Red Faction: Guerilla.

--AP

Nintendo Wii U Downloads This Week

Nintendo Wii UHorror Stories This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Horror Stories. I'm surprised too.

--AP

RIP Arte Johnson
July 4, 2019
Review: Outer Space Men White Star Zero Gravity Action Figure

Figure of the DayOuter Space Men White Star Zero Gravity 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!

Is this the last Glyos The Outer Space Men figure? I hope not! The Outer Space Men White Star Zero Gravity Action Figure just went up for sale recently, and he may round out almost a decade's worth of figures in a line that has run, off and on - mostly off - for 50 years. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Transformers Siege Jetfire Shipping

TransformersStore!I got mine via Entertainment Earth and this is an affiliate link: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron: Siege Commander Jetfire! I work there, and mine got delivered Wednesday. It's great. I never sell off my older Transformers but I think this Jetfire may have suitably been improved enough to make me be OK replacing the previous 13 years' worth.

  • The base robot is over 12-inches tall now.
  • The battle mask plugs in to the face, and stores in the alternate chest armor piece which has a big opening door for storage.
  • There are a grand total of six bright orange C.O.M.B.A.T. effects, and they can nest to make a bigger one. There's a 5mm peg at the base, which has a 3mm hole, so you can use it with Jetfire's huge guns or the standard size robots' smaller pegs if you like.
  • The rotating Autobot/Decepticon chest symbol is a hoot - and it's sculpted, not flat with a tampo.
  • Jetfire does not have tilting ankles like his smaller cousins.
  • Jetfire does not have any sort of opening cockpit.
  • Jetfire's transformation is pretty easy to figure out, although shoving the shoulders into vehicle mode is a little tricky. I would recommend the instructions.
  • Battle-weathering is minimal, and almost wasted. It's off-white on an off-white figure - you can barely tell it's there.
  • It's really fun to play with - the 5mm grips under the jet mode allow other toys to hang on and blast things, and it's really fun. There aren't a lot of whimsical "play" features on Siege thanks to its display aspects. I like it.

Transformers Generations War for Cybertron: Siege Jetfire
Order Yours Here

Hasbro and Takara-Tomy delivered what may well be the finest Jetfire we'll ever receive in a non-Masterpiece format. There are hiding 5mm holes in the fists when you open the fingers. You get a whole armory of blasters. It's a lot to play with, which is a nice change of pace. Kudos to the designers' sense of scale, too.

--AP

Maybe The Secret Is Out This Week
July 3, 2019
Star Wars Review: Lando Calrissian (The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Lando Calrissian (The Vintage Collection). It's loaded with articulation and more gear than the previous release! Read the whole review.

--AP

PS4: PSN Updates

PS4Stranger Things 3: The Game New to the Playstation 4 this week: Stranger Things 3: The Game, Ovivo, and Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers.

--AP

PS Vita: PSN Updates This Week

PS VitaAsdivine Dios New to the PSP Vita this week: Asdivine Dios.

--AP

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