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Why The Sky Is Brown
September 10, 2007
Star Wars Q&A Updated at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A column by yours truly. Read on!

Also, Figure of the Day has been updated! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of the 30th Anniversary Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Wampa Clone Trooper

Princess Leia Aurra Sing C-3PO Clone Trooper
Dud Bolt LIN Droid Jar Jar Binks Sebulba

From left to right: Just click on one already. Go to Galactic Hunter for the next update, with the 457th installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Wal-Mart Gets Kung Fu Grip 12-Inch Figures

G.I. JoeAmazingDuring our trip, we saw tons and tons of new things like Hasbro's 12-inch Kung Fu Grip G.I. Joe figures. Interestingly, most were scattered throughout the toy section, and they were a mere $9.96. Distribution seems spotty, but as with all Wal-Mart Hasbro exclusives, this is to be expected. Happy hunting!

--AP

Sam & Max DVD Details

DVDDOGThe guys over at TVShowsOnDVD.com have new information on the upcoming Sam & Max DVD, which collects the Fox Kids TV show and will be in stores soonish. Some shorts, some featurettes, and more are on the way, so read this and be happy.

--AP

Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop
September 12, 2007
Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 492, 493

Today at Galactic Hunter we look at the second "modern" bounty hunter with a glimpse at IG-88 from 1996! Sure, he looks like a repaint of the 1981 figure with a waist joint-- but could there be more to him than that? Read on!

We continue with a gawk at the 2000 Destroyer Droid! He has battle damage, and he explodes. As one of the first spring-loaded Star Wars action figures, could he possibly be worth picking up almost eight years later? Read on!

--AP

Wii Virtual Console This Week

WiiMehTime to save some money! From the NES: Play Action Football, a four-player NES classic American football title that people used to just freaking love. From the TurboGrafx-16, it's Neutopia II II, yet another game nobody played. From the Sega Genesis: Sonic the Hedgehog 3, which is like Sonic 2, but with Knuckles.

--AP

Xbox Live Arcade This Week

Xbox Live ArcadeAnother Damn Hedgehog GameOver 15 years ago, Sega's "Sonic 2sday" promotion was a big deal, cementing its blue rodent as an important franchise. More or less. This week's Xbox Live Arcade game is Sonic the Hedgehog 2, a port of the Genesis classic for a mere 400 points ($5). Considered by some to be the last good Sonic game, the title introduced the first of his fuzzy companions with Tails, a fox with two tails. If you haven't got your fill of this title on other compilations on other consoles, you could do worse.

--AP

The Mystery Science Is Too Tight

DVDShipwreck!The twelfth volume of Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming October 30, and has four movies: The Rebel Set, Secret Agent: Super Dragon, The Starfighters, and Parts: The Clonus Horror aka "The Alleged Inspiration for The Island." See cover art and more at TVShowsOnDVD.com.

--AP

Why Did You Grow a Beard?
September 14, 2007
Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 494, 495

Some days are great. Today, not so much, as Galactic Hunter looks at two figures starting the abysmal R2-D2 from the end of 1998! Bad paint, bad sculpt, bad deco... what more could you ask for? Read on!

We continue with a deluxe figure, which are typically pretty bad. Obi-Wan Kenobi from 1999 is no exception. If you plug a lightsaber into a figure's back, is it more fun? We examine this. Read on!

--AP

Wii Zelda Zapper Thing Coming for $20

WiiPEW PEW PEWOn November 19, Nintendo wants to sell you the Wii Zapper with Zelda Crossbow Training for $19.99. You get a molded plastic cradle for your controllers and, we presume, a disc with a game on it. Interesting concept, but where's Duck Hunt? We may have to get it, as it's cheap, and so are we.

--AP

Upright Citizens Brigade 2 Next Week

DVDChaos!Given that volume 1 of the DVD for Upright Citizens Brigade came out in like 2003, we were more than a little surprised to see that the delay for volume 2 has actually resulted in a release due in stores next Tuesday. There's a press release but all you need to know is to go to the store on Tuesday with money.

--AP

Entertainment Earth Podcast (powered by 16bit.com)

Podcast #58: September 14, 2007

Star Wars 30th Anniversary Waves 4 and 5! We look at over a dozen new action figures, featuring a new General Grievous, figures from the Knights of the Old Republic game, more Clone Wars toys, and Animated Debut Boba Fett. Also: news on Star Trek on TV, Mystery Science Theater 3000 DVDs, Star Wars vehicles, a Baby Phat Barbie, the Halo 3 themed Xbox 360, and much more.

Click here to visit the Episode #58 page at Entertainment Earth.

--AP

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Brave Is a Noun
September 17, 2007
Star Wars Q&A Updated at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A column by yours truly. Read on!

Also, Figure of the Day has been updated! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of the 30th Anniversary Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Tusken Raider Qui-Gon Jinn Biker Scout

From left to right: Tusken Raider, Qui-Gon Jinn, Biker Scout. Go to Galactic Hunter for the next update, with the 499th installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Xbox Live Arcade (Japan)

Xbox Live ArcadeSay what?Two quasi-legendary games were announced for the Xbox Live Arcade in Japan last week, both of which may interest you. One is Rez, a unique techno-y, beat-based "shooter" from Sega that's both abstract and completely understandable. The game was sold previously on the Dreamcast and Playstation 2, the latter of which was sold alongside an item called a "Trance Vibrator" which was a USB-powered vibrating box. We've also heard that "Rez" is Japanese slang for a woman who prefers the company of women, although someone may have been yanking our chain. The game was not a huge commercial hit, but the gaming illuminati dug it so it's good to see it get another chance.

The other game is Treasure's Ikargua, another fine color-based shooter. Originally on the Dreamcast, the game came to the USA for the GameCube, and nobody seemed to play it much on either. Once more the gaming elite said it was awesome, as it has been, and shall be once more. Neither title is confirmed for US release, but both are on the way to Japan for certain. When? That we don't know.

--AP

Star Trek Coffins Coming; Today a Good Day to Die

Star TrekDOGThe trip to the Genesis Planet not yet included. TrekMovie.com has a report that Eternal Image has secured the Trek license for funeral products-- so coffins and such. We could make a joke about not being able to get any action in life, so why should death be any different, but that seems kinda too easy.

--AP

Just People With Ideas
September 19, 2007
Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 499, 500

Today at Galactic Hunter we look at the kicking version of Obi-Wan Kenobi from 2005! He has redder hair, tattered clothes, and his kung fu is stronger than yours. Is this enough to buy yet another version of this character? Read on!

We continue with a gawk at the 2006 George Lucas! He's a mail-away premium in a stormtrooper outfit. How cool is that? Well, let us tell you. Read on!

--AP

Wii Virtual Console This Week

WiiMehTime to save some money! From the Nintendo 64: Yoshi's Story, a simple but short and fun 2D platformer. From the TurboGrafx-16, it's World Class Baseball, watch us pretend to care. From the Sega Genesis: Super Thunder Blade, with helicopter action.

--AP

Xbox Live Arcade This Week

Xbox Live ArcadeEmoAvailable (probably) now, the new game Geon: Emotions is ready to download. Well, not at press time, but probably by the time you read it. It's a sort of puzzle strategy thing. And it's very colorful, but it's $10 (800 points). We'll try it and let you know.

--AP

Young Indiana Jones DVD Volume 2

Indiana JonesIndyYou knew it was coming-- but did you know it was coming on December 19? Well, now you do, because TVShowsOnDVD.com posted the information for you. 12 hours of fun, folks!

--AP

There's This Thing
September 21, 2007
Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 501, 502

Today at Galactic Hunter we look at the 2007 update of Labria from Wal-Mart! He has redder skin, more detail, a display stand, and veins on his head. Is this a worthy upgrade? Read on!

We continue with a gawk at the black R4-K5! This is Darth Vader's astromech droid, or at least one of them, because a Sith Lord is nothing without a good robot. Is this a good robot? Read on!

--AP

R-Type Tactics Out in Japan, With Bonus

PSPWhoaColor us surprised. Uberimporter NCS posted a page with R-Type Tactics explaining that a) it's out and b) there's a freebie with some copies of it. While we personally feel queasy at the word "tactics," we do admire toy bonuses and this one has a nice bonus R9 ship for your collecting wonderment. We're quite curious to see how it plays. (The toy. The game, not so much.)

--AP

Entertainment Earth Podcast (powered by 16bit.com)

Podcast #59 September 21, 2007

Star Wars Saga Legends Wave 3! We look at some new action figures, tell you who the new Uhura is, keep you posted on the latest in gift sets, and much more. Do check it out.

Click here to visit the Episode #59 page at Entertainment Earth.

--AP

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Ice Cream For Crow
September 24, 2007
Star Wars Q&A Updated at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A column by yours truly. Read on!

Also, Figure of the Day has been updated! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of the 30th Anniversary Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Joh Yowza Han Solo AT-AT Driver

From left to right: Joh Yowza, Han Solo, AT-AT Driver. Go to Galactic Hunter for the next update, with the 506th installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

New Freezepop This Week

MusicPerfectIn case you didn't know: Freezepop's new CD is dropping this week, and there's apparently at least three versions: a standard release, a signed release exclusive to Newbury Comics, and another limited edition release with bonus tracks (details TBD at press time). It's called "Future Future Future Perfect" and will probably be pretty good if you like their other stuff, and we do, so that's why we post this public service announcement to let anyone out there who might care know about it.

--AP

Halo Action Figures from McFarlane: Pre-Orders, Photos

VideogamesHaloCortana, Master Chief, and the whole gang are coming out as toys, and you can pre-order them now from our corporate overlords who were also kindly enough to post images. Figures are available individually or by the case, and there's some nifty sorta-exclusive Spartan variants to be had as well. There are Grunt figures, statues, busts, and all kinds of junk for the fans of the series out there. As most video game merchandise tends to be pretty fly-by-night, it might be worth snagging the stuff rather than waiting for a hypothetical clearance sale. If you dig it, that is. (Which we say as we drool over our beloved Metal Gear Solid collection.)

--AP

No Mas Tears
September 26, 2007
Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 506, 507

Today at Galactic Hunter we look at the 1998 version of Darth Vader with his removable helmet! It was the first to sport such a feature, plus it had a great sculpt and excellent (for his day) articulation. Nine years and many figures later, is it worth it? Was it any good? Should you get it? Read on!

We continue with a gawk at the 2003 Yoda! This one has a chair that "floats" as well as a sidekick figure for a fairly decent low price. Could you possibly have a use for yet another Yoda? Read on!

--AP

Wii Virtual Console This Week

WiiMehTime to save some money! From the Super NES: Kirby's Avalanche, a clone of Puyo Puyo that was lots of fun. From the TurboGrafx-16, it's Legend of Hero Tonma, which we never heard of. From the Sega Genesis: Streets of Rage 3, with plenty of rage.

--AP

Xbox Live Arcade This Week

Xbox Live ArcadeOldWith Halo 3 causing server issues, Microsoft opted to mark down 3 older games by 15% this week rather than put up something new. Your choices include Frogger, Bankshot Billiards 2, and Hardwood Spades. We selected option 4, which is nothing.

--AP

Marked "Pirate"
September 28, 2007
Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 508, 509

Today at Galactic Hunter we look at the 2005 version of Mon Mothma from Revenge of the Sith! She was mostly cut from the movie, but she has a new had and a pointer. Should you get it? Read on!

We continue with a gawk at the Power of the Jedi Scout Trooper! This one is "dirty." Do you like your toys dirty? Read on!

--AP

G.I. Joe Convention This Weekend

G.I. JoeNiceWith the new convention in Atlanta this weekend, you're going to see some new stuff, like some surprise convention exclusives. In addition to the boxed set, there's two versions of the Mauler vehicle each with a unique figure, a VAMP vehicle, Grand Slam & Starduster it would seem, and more. All in all, a pretty solid mix of goodies, and more news about non-exclusives should start popping up any minute now.

--AP

Street Fighter HD Cammy, Bison Art

Xbox Live ArcadeRetroAt Capcom USA's Capcom Digital Blog you can see brand new UDON art for both Cammy and Bison from the upcoming HD remake of Super Street Fighter II. It looks pretty cool, plus they also go in to a little detail about the games' other features-- like online matches. Worth reading? Yes.

--AP

Entertainment Earth Podcast
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Podcast #60 September 28, 2007

Star Wars Arena Encounter! We look at news from the world of G.I. Joe, Transformers, Star Trek, and much more. Would you believe there happens to be some buzz on the next possible Kirk? Or perhaps a comedy special airing that you won't want to miss? Listen in and find out what you're missing!

Click here to visit the Episode #60 page at Entertainment Earth.

--AP

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