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September 19, 2019
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Siege Micromasters Autobot Topshot and Flak Action Figures

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Siege Micromasters Autobot Topshot and Flak Action 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!

Two for the price of, well, two! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Siege Micromasters Autobot Topshot and Flak Action Figures combines to make a gun, and came out last year - we would've posted here sooner but there's a backlog. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

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More Armorvor Heads - Glyos Drop Sunday

GlyosGreenVia the Glyos News Dump: Onell Design Brings Back Armorvor with More Heads on Sunday. Why yes that is a dragon head with wings.

This is pretty exciting stuff - it has been close to two years since the last Neo Granthan/Armorvor release.

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RIP Cokie Roberts
September 4, 2019
Star Wars Review: Stormtrooper (The Retro Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Stormtrooper (The Retro Collection). It's a little different from the original, but close enough the kids won't know the difference without looking at the copyright marks. Read the whole review.

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Kickstarter Beasts of the Mesozoic Ceratopsians

KickstarterKitty!Via Kickstarter: Beasts of the Mesozoic: Ceratopsian Series Action Figures. It's already 33% funded after a few hours, so it'll probably be just fine. For the curious, the Creative Beast Monoclonius is a bit bigger than Tyco's Dino-Riders and Smithsonian Institution series animals.

I saw the prototypes for these at David Silva's booth during San Diego Comic-Con and they are gorgeous. Also expensive. The Kickstarter Exclusive Monoclonius is $50, but it's a hefty beast. Most exciting, perhaps, is that they got Dino-Riders packaging painter Ezra Tucker to do some box art.

If you're on the fence, take note - Zuniceratops is a smidgen smaller and significantly cheaper than the bigger trio. Zuniceratops is only $25... which is right about perfect if you just want one to hang out with your other toys.

--AP

Nintendo Entertainment System Reissue - 4 Flavors of Metal Storm

NintendoMetal StormVia Twitter: Retro-Bit is preparing four flavors of Metal Storm for NES. Not only are there limited and standard editions, but four total cartridge colors will be run.

The limited edition with figures and ephemera runs about $69.99. The base model is $44.99.

Limited Run Games will be selling the Metallic Silver Collector's Edition.

Castlemania Games has the Galactic Blue Collector's Edition.

Exclusive to Europe, Dragon Box Shop will be selling a clear blue cartridge in their Limited Edition.

A cheaper standard edition with a black cartridge will be sold everywhere. It's significantly cheaper but lacks the pin, certificate, poster, and collector's figure - arguably the real selling point.

--AP

Candy Corn Warlords of Wor - Indiana Toy and Comic Expo

GlyosCookieVia the Glyos News Dump: Warlords of Wor Evil Harvest Bog-Nar Brings the Candy Corn.

These will be sold at Indiana Toy and Comic Expo first, with leftovers online at a later date.

--AP

Catfished by an Eel
September 17, 2019
Review: Onell Design Glyos Gobon Renegade Hunter

Figure of the DayOnell Design Glyos Gobon Renegade HunterSomething 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!

Ragged robot! The Onell Design Glyos Gobon Renegade Hunter is a Gobon enhanced - new head, new deco, and a new poncho for some reason. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Jurassic World Short Film - Battle at Big Rock

Jurassic ParkDinomiteVia YouTube: Battle at Big Rock | An All-New Short Film | Jurassic World. This is interesting - it's about 9 minutes with credit scenes of a post-Fallen Kingdom world with wild dinosaurs menacing a family on a camping trip. It would've been an awesome bonus short in the theaters.

It's sort of neat as a franchise extender, like those short Marvel movie things. It doesn't add much new other than some flavor to what wild dinosaurs could be like, but you could have easily told this same story with an escaped lion from a zoo. Still - it was really kinda cool and a good way to keep people interested (and sell some toys) between movies. After all, it has only been a year since the last film - it just feels like several.

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ICYMI: Guerilla Toss 10/31/18 Show Download

MusicNiceVia nyctaper: Guerilla Toss: October 31, 2018 Market Hotel. Like Southern Shelter before it, nyctaper is loaded with recordings of awesome live shows - including last year's Guerilla Toss Halloween show. It's an hour and twenty minutes, and it's a decent recording with vocalist Kassie Carlson mixed a little quiet.

If you've never heard them before, they're a weird and awesome act - plus you get covers from the Velvet Underground and Eno in there. It's a good one.

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RIP Ric Ocasek
September 16, 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 Screen Size Skirmishes and Speculations and Wishes! 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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Analogue Goes Analog - DAC Converter

Video GamesSixteen BitsVia Analogue: Say Hello to Analogue DAC! This lets you connect your Mega Sg or Super NT to CRT and PVM screens. In short, it lets you play old games on old TVs, but with the new features - like Jailbroken consoles, the better sound chips, and so forth. Super NES games can easily and cheaply by connected to a CRT TV via existing cheap cables, but the Sega Genesis and Mega Drive require pricey mods for superior analog SD video - so this is for a very specific kind of Sega fan first and foremost. And remember, it's only an adapter - games and hardware sold separately.

Intriguing: "Pair DAC with Mega Sg or Super Nt for the complete experience in HD and Analog. Future Analogue products will support DAC too." I assume this means new NES or GameBoy-compatible hardware.

The gizmo is $80. I am presently on the fence leaning toward no, but if there's a new Analogue NES system or a good GameBoy Advance player I might snag it. If none of this makes sense to you, basically this is the video game equivalent of audiophile hardware and new production of old hardware, of sorts, provided you have the proper screen.

--AP

The Far Side Redux?

ComicsFrozen BeefVia Gary Larson, presumably: Uncommon, unreal, and (soon-to-be) unfrozen. A new online era of The Far Side is coming!.

What this means remains to be seen - a daily calendar? Old content in color? New comics for the first time in over 20 years? The page was spotted Sunday and it's hard to know what might come of this.

--AP

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Trial By Stone
September 13, 2019
Star Wars Review: Mountain Trooper (The First Order, Galaxy's Edge, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Mountain Trooper (The First Order, Galaxy's Edge, The Black Series 6-Inch). It's a First Order trooper made of Empire parts. Read the whole review.

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Siege Nemesis Prime a Thing, No Known US Release Yet

TransformersSeaconsVia Takara-Tomy: Siege Nemesis Prime. It's unfortunately gorgeous. It also has a red sword from the Lio Convoy/Alpha Trion mold, without any of the battle damage we've been getting on US releases. I do not know yet if it will be distributed outside Japan - but I'm watching online stores.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives VIGILANTE This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives VIGILANTE, Super Dodgeball Beats, Molecats, and several dozen others.

At retail: LEGO Jurassic World and Star Wars Pinball and some more.

--AP

GameStop Closing Up to 200 Stores
September 12, 2019
Review: Boley Nature World Mosasaurus Action Figure

Figure of the DayBoley Nature World Mosasaurus 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!

Cheap! The Boley Nature World Mosasaurus Action Figure is a $1 toy at Walmart. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

PC Engine and TurboGrafx-16 Mini Consoles Quite Large

Video GamesTurbo MiniVia Jeremy Parish on Twitter at the Tokyo Game Show: "Size comparison. Cracking up that they maintained scale for these based on the PCE Mini, so the TG-16 Mini is still a massive American behemoth."

It's still bigger than the US controller, but it does have a smaller footprint than the genuine article. But not by much.

--AP

Head Too Big for Women's Hats
September 11, 2019
Star Wars Review: Kylo Ren (The First Order, Galaxy's Edge, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Kylo Ren (The First Order, Galaxy's Edge, The Black Series 6-Inch). It's a figure you can skip - unless you need the set for the other figures. Read the whole review.

--AP

Ad: NYCC Exclusives and Debuts at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: New and exclusive, the New York Comic Con Exclusives and Debuts are up for grabs! Pins, vinyl figures, wood toys, and more - many of which were debuted in the San Diego Comic-Con toy news panel. Take a look at the newness!

Wonder Woman Invisible Jet Pin Mates Set - Con. Exclusive KISS Alive II 3 3/4-Inch Deluxe Box Set - Con. Exclusive Rick and Morty Angry Mr. Meeseeks Push Puppet - Con. Exclu. Lord of the Rings Gandalf the White Push Puppet - Con. Excl. Beetlejuice with Hammer Hands Push Puppet - Con. Exclusive Gremlins Gizmo 20 Oz. Geeki Tikis Mug Gremlins Stripe 23 Oz. Geeki Tikis Mug Batman Joker 16 Oz. Geeki Tikis Mug Batman TV Series Batmobile Pin Mates Set - Con. Exclusive In the Heights Pin Mates Wooden Collectibles Set of 6 Rick and Morty Angry Meeseeks Jack-in-the-Box - Con. Excl. Miss Mindy NBX Jack Skellington GITD Figure - Convention Exc Miss Mindy NBX Sally GITD Vinyl Figure - Convention Exc DBZ Master Roshi Enamel Pin - Entertainment Earth Exclusive My Hero Academia Deku Full Cowl Pop! Pin - EE Exclusive John Wick 2 Blood Oath Marker Replica Pin

Pre-order yours now!

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