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New Toys A-Coming
August 16, 2022
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Deluxe Fasttrack Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Deluxe Fasttrack 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!

Old! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Deluxe Fasttrack Action Figure is a nifty figure that's been sitting unfinished in my folders, so let's get him out there and out of my vast "unfinished" folders. Read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Adam's Star Wars Newsletter #10 - Summer Convention Wrap-Up

Adam's Star Wars NewsletterAdam's Star Wars NewsletterGalactic Hunter has posted a Adam's Star Wars Newsletter #10! Rogue One returns to theaters. Andor was delayed! We saw new toys and reissues of old toys at San Diego Comic-Con! Disney's Halloween items are starting to hit theme parks, as is a Kenobi-specific droid set that looks pretty sharp. There's also a big list of new announcements and recent releases. Read it here!

--AP

MiSTer Gets Beta Saturn Core

MiSTer FPGAOut of this worldVia MiSTerFPGA.org: Re: Sega Saturn Core Update. A pre-Alpha single (and dual) RAM stick version of the Sega Saturn core is up for grabs, if you want to try it out.

It's progress! Thank you @srg320_ for all the hard work. (He also works on the 32x core and other stuff.)

--AP

Coca-Cola Dreamworld Available, Not Great

SodaMaltese ColaHot on the heels of Coca-Cola Pixel (which I did not see) and Coca-Cola Starlight (which was fine), now you can waste $2 on a 20 ounce bottle of Coca-Cola Dreamworld. While the name would imply it tastes like your dreams, this turned out to be very true, particularly if your dreams are generally unmemorable or outright unpleasant. I found a bottle at Walmart while getting bananas, as one does.

It's also available in tiny and expensive cans, and as another in a long lineage of novelty drinks you'll no doubt continue on with your life never wondering what happened to this drink once it is quickly discontinued. I do not have the training nor the vocabulary of a gourmet, but it has a smell that hits you like a swift jab to the jaw. I saw other critics say "it tastes like citrus!" but having had Orange Coke and Orange Pepsi plus other weird Lemon or other cola flavors, I can assure you it is far worse. If you're looking to return to that childlike feeling of wonder when you got cough syrup and you were wondering "what is this poison?" you will doubtlessly find much to admire here. I am also told people who enjoy mango sodas dig this, but you know how it goes. Tomato, vile.

I will say it was much fizzier than anything else I've bought in recent memory - fountain sodas, canned sodas, bottled sodas - and I really appreciate that. Most of what I've found lately has been incredibly flat and in some cases a little bland, and this is neither of those things. I don't like it, but at least it's trying to do something. I'd say keep the $2 and blow it on Hot Wheels or a lottery ticket, but you do you. I wouldn't listen to me either, I had to try it.

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That Was The Wheek That Was
August 15, 2022
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: The Best Vintage Star Wars and HasLab Futures. 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

Final Day for HasLab G.I. Joe Cobra HISS

G.I. JoeNew StuffFinal day: G.I. Joe Classified Series Cobra H.I.S.S. ends today at 12:00 AM EDT. It's still $299.99 and it comes with 4 6-inch figures, which is probably a decent value proposition given recent inflation.

--AP

Pui Pui Molcar Toys at Target and also TikTok

16bit.comVaguely social: 16bit.com on TikTok! I found the MGA Entertainment Pui Pui Molcar guinea pigs over the weekend and bought two - one of which is now a very short unboxing video.

@16bit.com #PuiPuiMolcar #MGA #Unboxing #toys Six Second Toy Talk looks at Choco - a flocked #guineapigs #figures #fyp #cute #not6seconds original sound - Adam of 16bit.com

It's neat - the plastic parts of the packaging become a display base, the paper tube unrolls to be a small road, and the plastic wrapper, well, that's just garbage.

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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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Bubble-Headed Booby
August 12, 2022
Star Wars Review: Darth Vader (The Dark Times, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Darth Vader (The Dark Times, The Vintage Collection). It's probably Hasbro's very best overall Darth Vader. The articulation is good - Vader can nod up and down. He has two extra hands. He has a hilt and a fully-lit lightsaber to. Short of a retool with a bashed-up helmet, I assume this is as good as a Darth Vader in this size is going to get for a decade. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives DIG DUG This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives DIG DUG, Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince , Arcade Paradise, and over a dozen more.

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Disney+ Price Increase Coming
August 11, 2022
Review: Onell Design Glyos Neo Phase Pheyden MK II Action Figure

Figure of the DayOnell Design Glyos Neo Phase Pheyden MK II 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!

A classic! The Onell Design Glyos Neo Phase Pheyden MK II Action Figure is an impressive specimen from 2013 - which I shot and never posted. Let's fix that! I have a big backlog of older toys to go through, some of which have few to no reviews online - so I'll be tackling more of those as the year goes on. (September has a theme picked out already.) So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

New Game Boy Camera Software

Game BoyNew?Via Herr Zatacke on itch.io: 2bit PXLR Studio is new software for your Game Boy Camera, but there's also an Analogue version in development which could be handy. Right now it seems to be usable in hacked cameras. He writes:

"2bit PXLR Studio is a custom ROM ('firmware') for the Game Boy Camera targeted on accessing the full potential of the original Game Boy Camera's sensor, as well as giving photographers more control."

actuallyxukkorz on Instagram made a post where they were "Testing out new functionality on the Analogue Pocket beta firmware and loving getting more than 30 shots on a walk. Shot with 2bit PXLR software on Analogue Pocket." Which sounds pretty handy - when I was going to toy trade shows, I was bringing 3 Game Boy Cameras with me as each one served as a roll of film that fills up until I could download/edit images.

--AP

You turn your back on them / They'll sure stab you dead
August 10, 2022
Star Wars Review: Ahsoka Tano (The Black Series)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Ahsoka Tano (The Black Series). This is her first 6-inch figure based on the live-action appearances, and with two lightsabers it's pretty great! The knee articulation is clever and the sculpting is, as always, great. Read the whole review.

--AP

Analogue Pocket gets Sega 8-Bit Cores

Game BoyExtra 8-BitsVia spiritualized1997, as reported by RetroRGB: Game Gear, Master System, & SG-1000 Pocket Cores Released) for the Analogue Pocket. I am reading it's picky over which ROM you run in each core.

You probably want more analysis, and since my unit isn't here yet go read this.

--AP

Fortnite Hasbro Arcade Conversion Stickers

ToysBurning Bright OrangeVia Shelf Presents: 1:12 Arcade Stickers Wave 2, as well as other series, let you convert your Fortnite accessory packaging into classic miniature arcade cabinets. It's a pretty brilliant idea.

Five packs of six games each are up for grabs.

--AP

Movies You Won't Likely See
August 9, 2022
Review: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Decepticon Deep Cover Action Figure

Figure of the DayTransformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Decepticon Deep Cover 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!

Old! The Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Decepticon Deep Cover Action Figure is not a new release, but in light of recent repaints it might be worth remembering you have some good ones (or missed some) and can just look into things you have, too. Because you probably have a pretty great shelf of Sideswipe retools and repaints. This is a good one! So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

MiSTer Gets Triple Controller - Classic Gaming USB Adapter V2

MiSTer FPGAHuntering for GoldVia Tindle: Triple Controller - Classic Gaming USB Adapter V2. This USB adapter allows you to use your existing Super NES, NES, and Sega Genesis/Mega Drive (and presumably other compatible system) controllers with your MiSTer FPGA setup. At this time it's $29 plus shipping, which is $5 in the USA.

I don't have one yet and I'm on the fence - I've found some USB adapters work great but not with all controllers, particularly some have had difficulties with the NES Advantage or the Retro-Bit Power Stick. It also says it works with Macs, PCs, Retro Pi, and presumably other platforms - so that could be useful.

--AP

16bit.com Dumping Videos on TikTok

16bit.comVaguely social: 16bit.com on TikTok! The kids won't care, but I've been posting the old Six Second Toy Talk vides from YouTube over here to see if anyone cares. The answer is "not really," and I've made a couple of new ones to test the waters. If viewership picks up I'll make some more, as it's fun to dabble in video. Here's a Kylo Ren video from 2015.

@16bit.com #StarWars Kylo Ren from #TheForceAwakens and #Hasbro These #Actionfigures are from 2015, but they're still pretty great #toys original sound - Adam of 16bit.com

If you don't care, don't worry about it.

Happy Cosmos Hunting, Prey Was Great
August 8, 2022
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: It's All About Star Wars: The Retro Collection. 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

Walmart Speedia 500 Transformers Hitting

TransformersCosmosIf you haven't found the Walmart Velocitron Speedia 500 Transformers yet, may I suggest this link: Action Figure. Seriously. That's the assortment, which is 8 figures per box - 1x Clampdown, 1x Cosmos, 2x Blurr, 2x, Road Rocket, and 2x Burnout.

The link for the same product at Walmart.com seems less accurate. Before you doubt my powers, I just used it to find Cosmos before writing this, so give it a whirl. Cosmos was indeed worth all the driving around - I dare say he's so good I may sell off some old Cosmos toys and never need to consider buying a new one.

Cosmos is also available at Hasbro Pulse, but more accurately, is not.

--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 1:00 AM my time on Monday!


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