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30 Drunk Aliens
September 1, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsTC-70Figure of the Day has updated once again! 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 Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the TC-70 from a battle pack with Jabba the Hutt. Is it worth a look? Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiPhantastic!There are two WiiWare games this week. 3-2-1, Rattle Battle! is $5/500 points, assuming your like your battles with rattles. Also new is Tales of Monkey Island: Episode 2 for $10/1,000 points.

Virtual Console fans, it's the Sega Master System RPG Phantasy Star for $5/500 Wii points. The game is also included on the PS3/Xbox 360 title Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection if you have more than one console and are on a high-retro protein budget.

A black Wii remote, nunchuck, and Wii Motion Plus will be coming this Fall.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: Pop+ Solo

Nintendo DSPuzzle League: ExpressGot a DSi? There's Puzzle League: Express , for $5/500 points. Nintendo says: "Connect blocks of the same color to clear them from your stack in four different modes of play!" There aren't enough portable puzzlers... oh wait, there are.

Finally, Nintendo confirmed the DSi will be coming to the USA in black, blue, white, and pink as of September 13, because all the best launch days are Sundays.

--AP

PS3 & Xbox 360 Video Game Headlines

Video GamesPop+ SoloHave some random game news bits!

  • Mad Catz is doing PAX-exclusive Fighting Sticks featuring the women of Street Fighter IV. 650 units are for the Xbox 360, 350 are for the PS3. [MORE]
  • Tozai Games will be showing PS3 Spelunker at PAX. Hopefully Xbox 360 versions are on deck too.
  • Defense Grid and Yo-Ho KaBlammo are this week's Xbox Live Arcade games.
  • PS3 God of War Collection coming this year for $39.99.
  • Hudson confirmed Military Madness is coming to Xbox Live Arcade for $10/800 points on September 30.
  • Penny Arcade Episode II is on sale for Xbox Live Arcade this week at $10/800 points.
  • A Splosion Man patch is coming up to patch an exploit that resulted in some particularly high scores. Fair warning!
  • NCS dug up some Famicom Hori Handle Controllers you need to see. It's an NES-era Flight Yoke for about $58.90, designed for Afterburner. Super-cool.

--AP

Comedy Is Dead: This Week In Late Night, New Mirman

Comedy Is DeadPoisonComedy Is Dead has updated with This Week in Late Night: Toxic Links Edition. Prepare yourself from some horrible horrors.

Also, Eugene Mirman confirmed via his Twitter page that his new album will be called God Is a Twelve-Year-Old Boy with Asperger's and will be released on Sub-Pop records this October 6.

--AP

That's a Joke
September 2, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsClone Commander KellerFigure of the Day has updated once again! 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 Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Clone Commander Keller from a comic pack a couple years ago-- it's a clever retool with new cloth parts and paint. Is it worth a look? Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

--AP

Comedy Is Dead: Death Ray Action

Comedy Is DeadFunnyComedy Is Dead went to Comedy Death Ray, which included Hari Kondabolu, Chris Hardwick, Ali Wong, Zach Galifianakis (on tape), Nick Kroll, the Sklar Brothers, and Aziz Ansari. Read all about it!

Also: Doug Benson's I Love Movies taped a new installment with Brian Posehn and Sarah Silverman. It was awesome.

--AP

Rite Aid Getting Diamond Hasbro Product

ToysReports from over the web indicate that the Rite Aid drug store chain is getting Diamdond's overstock collector toys. For just $19.99, fans are finding Star Wars Ecliptic Evader TIE Fighters, Crimson Empire boxed sets, and G.I. Joe Extreme Conditions box sets. Happy hunting, your mileage may vary!

--AP

Not Even Mine
September 3, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsCorran HornFigure of the Day has updated once again! 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 Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Corran Horn figure released last month, which is a Luke body with a new head-- arguably, not what people were necessarily expecting. Is it good enough, since it's the only one we're going to have for a while? Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

Also, numerous new Wal-Mart exclusives are hitting, particularly the Evolutions sets and The Clone Wars Yoda & Jek and Thire & Rhys sets.

--AP

Three Games for the Xbox 360 Released

Xbox Live ArcadeInvincible TigerXbox 360 owners have a duo of downloads on the Live Arcade service this week. They are:

--AP

Comedy Is Dead: Beavis, Butt-Head Return (Sorta)

Comedy Is DeadBeavis & Butt-HeadComedy Is Dead posted a blurb on Extract's marketing campaign, which actually features Beavis and Butt-Head in their first appearance in quite some time. Color us surprised!

--AP

We're Back
September 8, 2009
Star Wars Q&A, Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a new Q&A column this week! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

Figure of the Day has updated once again! 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 Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

C-3PX Plo Koon HK-47

From left to right: C-3PX, Plo Koon, HK-47. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Puzzle Quest Xbox 360 Price Drop (for Gold)

Xbox Live ArcadePuzzle Quest Challenge of the WarlordsXbox 360 owners with a gold Live account can grab Puzzle Quest Challenge of the Warlords for 400 points/$5. It's normally twice that, so it's a pretty good deal.

--AP

(Awesome) Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiBill and Lance!There are two great Wii games this week and one we don't know anything about. Contra Rebirth is $10/1,000 points, taking the formula of previous games and Gradius Rebirth and applying it to themes and gameplay of the NES and arcade classics. We look forward to playing it.

The other WiiWare game this week is ColorZ for $7/700 points.

Virtual Console fans, it's the Super NES Super Return of the Jedi for $10/1,000 Wii points. The game lets you play numerous characters like Wicket, Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca... and yes, Leia has multiple outfits. Numerous vehicles are also controllable, making it a fairly robust game for its time.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: Clubhouse Games Express: Family Favorites

Nintendo DSClubhouse Games Express: Family FavoritesGot a DSi? There's Clubhouse Games Express: Family Favorites, for $5/500 points. Cards dominoes, other stuff.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates This Week

PS3Puzzle FighterYour menu this week:

New games: NBA 2K10: Draft Combine, $4.99. Battle Tanks, $9.99.

Bundles: Capcom Super Pack, $49.99. Includes: Super Street Fighter II HD Remix, FLOCK!, Age of Booty, 1942, Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando, Super Puzzle Fighter 2 HD Remix, Rocketmen: Axis of Evil. Arguably, totally worth it.
Capcom Combo Pack, $29.99. 1942, Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando, Super Puzzle Fighter 2 HD Remix, Rocketmen: Axis of Evil.

Your PSOne rerelease: Cool Boarders 3 at $5.99.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPPataponThis week's downloadable PSP title is Patapon for $15.99.

Your PSOne rerelease: Cool Boarders 3 at $5.99.

--AP

Comedy Is Dead: Updates A-Poppin'Night

Comedy Is DeadThe Jay Leno ApocalypseComedy Is Dead has updated with many new articles! We were busy comedy elves over the weekend, so we've got a fair chunk of new stuff for you-- and more is coming this week!

--AP

Move Out
September 9, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsLuke SkywalkerFigure of the Day has updated once again! 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 Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Luke Skywalker figure released last year, which brought an all-new sculpt for the evilest looking Luke ever made. How is it? Well, we'll tell you. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

Also, numerous new Wal-Mart exclusives are hitting, particularly the Evolutions sets and The Clone Wars Yoda & Jek and Thire & Rhys sets.

--AP

Optimus Prime Repaint, Maybe

TransformersNight WatchHey Transformers fans, KOToys.com has a thread with what may be an as of yet unannounced repaint of Optimus Prime. It's a little more drab, but it seems to be a hybrid of the "Night Watch" coloring and the basic movie version. Click through for more pictures.

--AP

Comedy Is Dead: Updates On the March

Comedy Is DeadCDRComedy Is Dead has updated with many new articles! What's new for you?

--AP

Bring Me a New Snot Bag
September 10, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsAk-RevFigure of the Day has updated once again! 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 Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Ak-Rev figure released last year, which is the only one to date. It has half a drum with it, too! Is it good? Well, read on, and go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Sonic & Knuckles for the Xbox 360 Released

Xbox Live ArcadeSonic & KnucklesXbox 360 owners have a Sega Genesis classic this week with Sonic & Knuckles, which can "lock on" with other downloaded games like the original cartridges-- and not like the Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, unfortunately. (We don't know why this is, they got it working on the Sega Saturn's Sonic Jam.) Anyway, it's cheap at $5/400 points, so grab it if you dig such things.

--AP

LEGO Pirate Advent Calendar Coming... but not to the USA

LEGOAVASTAccording to The Brothers Brick, this awesome LEGO Pirates 6299 Advent Calendar with mermaids, wenches, rafts, and more is not coming out in the USA. They seem to be lobbying LEGO to bring some over here, so go check that out and see if you can help!

--AP

Some Assembly Required
September 11, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsObi-Wan KenobiFigure of the Day has updated once again! 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 Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Obi-Wan Kenobi Pilot from 2002. Do you need to get this figure just for its radar dish? Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

--AP

Movies: New In Theaters

MoviesWhat is this?So what's new this week?

    Wide Release
  • Sorority Row
  • Whiteout
  • 9
    Limited Release
  • Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
  • Broken Hill
  • White on Rice

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates This Week

PS3TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-ShelledThe new full game this week is TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled for $9.99. A bargain of awesomeness.

Your PSOne rerelease: Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, Silent Hill, and Syphon Filter 2 are at $5.99.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPWild Arms XFThis week's downloadable PSP titles are WipEout Pulse for $22.99 and Wild Arms XF for $14.99.

Your PSOne rerelease: Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, Silent Hill, and Syphon Filter 2 are at $5.99. Just like on the PS3.

--AP

Other: Topless Robot

Toplessrobot.comTopless RobotOne of our staffers contributed to the blog/site/event that is Topless Robot this week. Go over there and read C-3PO's Amazing Secret Double-Life Outside the Star Wars Films. At least two things have to do with C-3PO's crotch.

--AP

30 Years of Time-Wasting
September 14, 2009
Star Wars Q&A, Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a new Q&A column this week! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

R2-D2Figure of the Day has updated once again! 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 Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson! Today: R2-D2, the first attempt at remaking him in the modern line-- not that the first release was bad, but this one had more gadgets in it. Was it an improvement? Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

Star Tours II was announced. Finally, we scored numerous exclusives over the past few weeks. Wal-Mart items Jek & Yoda, Rys & Thire, Cody & Echo, Rex & Fives, three new Evolution sets, and the giant Octuptarra Droid have all hit. The AT-ST and Dewback are probably going to hit soon.

--AP

Wii Love This: ESRB Confirms Castlevania the Adventure ReBirth

WiiBloodyThanks for the present, ESRB! The ratings body confirmed a new Konami Castlevania game is coming. While the game is named after one of the most disliked entries in the series-- an original title for the classic GameBoy, no less-- the ReBirth series has been uniformly well-received by those it was designed for. We can't wait to hear more!

--AP

Mighty Muggs Tattoo, and If You Missed It: Target Bruticus Out, $29.99

TransformersStarscream's BrigadeIn case you missed it, the long-delayed formerly Universe but now Movieverse Bruticus is at some Target stores now! It's $29.99, which is a pretty decent deal considering that it's a repaint of five previously released toys that cost $10 for the central body and $7 each for the four limbs. So basically, it's about $8 cheaper, making it one of very few Hasbro products to not see a wicked increase when they reissued it. Happy hunting!

Also, from our pal Fetts, check this Starscream Mighty Muggs figure tattoo. That's brand loyalty.

--AP

Playmoblog: More Toys "R" Us Playmobil Releases

PlaymoblogCabinOver at Playmoblog: Apparently the reset a few weeks ago with the Egypt series and the Ghost Pirates was just the tip of the iceberg-- more new sets are hitting your local Toys "R" Us stores! Assuming you live in the USA, that is. Here are some of the highlights... [Click for more]

--AP

Comedy Is Dead: Road Trip Album Picks

Comedy Is DeadInvite Them UpComedy Is Dead has updated with a look at a four-disc collection called Invite Them Up! It's based on a very good, but now seemingly defunct, New York-based comedy showcase. The collection features Eugene Mirman, Bobby Tisdale, David Cross, Jon Benjamin, Aziz Ansari, plus tons of other comics you either know or should know. It's quite the value-- pick it up if you can.

--AP

Shrinkwrapped
September 15, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsMaris BroodFigure of the Day has updated once again! 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 Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Maris Brood from the delayed 30th Anniversary wave in 2008. Is it worth a look? Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiCrash 'n the Boys: Street ChallengeThere are three WiiWare games this week. Texas Hold 'Em Poker (another one) is $6/600 points. Also new is Spaceball: Revolution and Mart Racer, each for for $8/800 points.

Virtual Console fans, it's the NES game Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge for $5/500 points. Nobody else remembers it either.

A Wii price drop is expected later this month, $199. If you're looking to buy, wait.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: Two!

Nintendo DSWHATGot a DSi? There's Art Academy: First Semester and Oscar in Toyland, each for $8/800 points. One is an art game, the other is a run-and-jumper. Guess which is which?

--AP

Comedy Is Dead: This Week In Late Night

Comedy Is DeadPoisonComedy Is Dead has updated with This Week in Late Night: The Beginning of the End. Jay's back, kids!

--AP

Move Out
September 16, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsEndor Rebel SoldierFigure of the Day has updated once again! 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 Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Endor Rebel Soldier figure released in 2002, minus the beard. How is it? Well, we'll tell you. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

More Classic Transformers Weapons

TransformersNight WatchHey Transformers fans, BTSToys.com shots up of a new fan-made weapons box. The biggest highlight are new weapons for Rodimus. Neat!

--AP

Comedy Is Dead: Martinburgers

Comedy Is DeadCDRComedy Is Dead has updated with a look at this week's Comedy Death Ray! Parts of it were fantastic! Parts of it were not comedy. Overall? It was a show, and Todd Barry and Neil Hamburger were fantastic.

--AP

Bring Me Something
September 17, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsBaron FelFigure of the Day has updated once again! 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 Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Baron Fel figure from 2007, which really doesn't look much like we had hoped. Is it good? Well, read on, and go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Bubble Bobble, Command & Conquer for the Xbox 360 Released

Xbox Live ArcadeBubble Bobble NeoXbox 360 owners have a genuine arcade classic this week with Bubble Bobble Neo, which is a redrawn and redesigned version of the arcade classic. It's $10/800 points, which is pretty good. Especially if the online play is any good.

Also up for grabs for the same price is Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 Commander's Challenge. Do you like strategy? Well, you're in for a treat.

--AP

MOTU Webstor Available Now

Masters of the UniverseWebstorIf you haven't yet got it, Mattel's Mattycollector.com still has Webstor figures in stock for $20 and shipping. Get while the getting is gettable!

--AP

New Mold Bludgeon Revealed

TransformersBludgeonAt the KOToys.com boards, get your first glimpse at the Transformers Movieverse Bludgeon toy. It's a tank, and the robot is based loosely on the Pretender shell. Neat!

--AP

Ad: New Hasbro Star Wars Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Dozens of new items from Hasbro are up for grabs! New Bikes! New Episode I Legacy figures are in stock! A new AT-RT is coming with new Battle Packs, too!

So what should you get? Here are some selections that may be of interest.

Star Wars Legacy Collection Action Figures Wave 8 Case Star Wars Holocron Heist Battle Pack Star Wars Clone Wars Clone Trooper Scout with AT-RT Vehicle
Star Wars Clone Wars Action Figures Wave 11 Star Wars Tatooine Desert Ambush Battle Pack Star Wars Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker Desert Sport Skiff

--AP

We Know Bird Law
September 18, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsYarael PoofFigure of the Day has updated once again! 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 Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Yarael Poof figure, which can't stand without assistance. Do you need to get this Jedi master? Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

Also, Ross stores in the USA are getting in AT-TE vehicles for $39.99. Yes, the one that's normally $100+. Yes, the boxes are in excellent shape. Happy hunting!

--AP

Movies: New In Theaters

MoviesThe Informant!So what's new this week?

    Wide Release
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • The Informant!
  • Jennifer's Body
    Limited Release
  • Paris
  • Disgrace
  • Splice

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates This Week

PS3Interpol: The Trail Of Dr. ChaosThe new full game this week is Interpol: The Trail Of Dr. Chaos for $9.99. Also $9.99: Switchball.

Your PSOne rerelease: Final Fantasy Tactics at $9.99 and Tomb Raider III are at $5.99.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPState ShiftThis week's downloadable PSP titles are State Shift for $9.99.

Your PSOne rerelease: Final Fantasy Tactics at $9.99 and Tomb Raider III are at $5.99.

--AP

Internet Holiday = Free Pirate Game

Video GamesTopless RobotFrom Telltale Games: LucasArts and Telltale Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day September 19. On September 19, Telltale is making the premiere episode of Tales of Monkey Island a FREE download on their website all day.
In addition, today through September 21, LucasArts is offering a virtual treasure trove of deals on several versions of The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition titles, including:
50% off the iPhone and iPod touch version of LucasArts' new The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition via Apple's App Store
50% off The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition on SteamŪ, Valve Corporation's delivery and management platform for the PC and Direct2Drive, IGN Entertainment's digital download store

In other words, nothing for the Wii. But if you have a PC, and statistics say that you do, there ya go.

--AP

Only a Child Can Do It
September 21, 2009
Star Wars Q&A, Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a new Q&A column this week! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

Commander PondsFigure of the Day has updated once again! 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 Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson! Today: Commander Ponds, the only version of him so far. There might be one in the Republic ship uniform some day! Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

--AP

LEGO 2010 (Toy Story) Revealed Early

LEGOBrickedIn the Flickr Galleries of Shurik* you can find 22 shots of various 2010 LEGO sets. There's not much in the way of labels, but hey, sneak a peek at weird sci-fi concepts, new planes, and more!

--AP

Comedy Is Dead: Weekly Comedy

Comedy Is DeadSpinstersComedy Is Dead has updated with Weekly Comedy! New TV shows! New DVDs! Find out what you missed on HBO!

--AP

Playmoblog: Toys "R" Us Playmobil Sale

PlaymoblogAvast, Ye Dead DudeOver at Playmoblog:It seems we have a consistent source of goings-on in American Playmobil collecting, don't we? This week (through Saturday closing), Toys "R" Us stores are selling Playmobil Castle/Knights and Pirates/Ghost Pirates for buy-one-get-one-half-price. [Click for more]

--AP

It Comes To You In a Plain Brown Bag
September 22, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsWED Treadwell DroidFigure of the Day has updated once again! 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 Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the WED Treadwell Droid from earlier this year. Is it worth adding to your Sandcrawler diorama? Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

--AP

MOTU King Randor Revealed

Masters of the UniverseBurger KingIf you haven't seen it, Mattel's Mattycollector.com is doing King Randor and pictures are now available. It will sell for $20 and shipping. Coming soon! Get him before Burger King gets angry about the similarities!

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiLast Ninja 2There are two WiiWare games this week. Family Tennis is $5/500 points. In case you need more Tennis on the Wii. Also new is Family Tennis for $10/1,000 points. It's some puzzle-physics thing.

Virtual Console fans, it's the Commodore 64 game Last Ninja 2 for $5/500 points. Resources say it was released in 1992. We have a hard time buying that.

A Wii price drop is expected later this month, $199. If you're looking to buy, wait.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: Two!

Nintendo DSWHATGot a DSi? There's two games this week including Clubhouse Games Express: Strategy Pack ($5) and MySims Camera, for $2. Clubhouse is a decent, cheap minigames collection which we have not yet tested but it does sport the likes of Backgammon and some other stuff we don't recognize.

--AP

Comedy Is Dead: This Week In Late Night

Comedy Is DeadVomitComedy Is Dead has updated with This Week in Late Night: Get Ready to Stifle Your Vomit. Oooh, that sounds promising!

...wait, Rush Limbaugh is on Leno? Really?

--AP

Ad: New Hasbro Star Wars Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Dozens of new items from Mattel are up for Pre-Order! DC Universe Desaad, Eclipso, Spectre, Dr. Mid-Nite, and more are up for order, plus each one comes with a build-a-figure piece of Darkseid! Wowie!

So what should you get? Here are some selections that may be of interest.

DC Universe Classics Desaad Action Figure DC Universe Classics Eclipso Action Figure DC Universe Classics Spectre Action Figure
DC Universe Classics Dr. Mid-Nite Action Figure DC Universe Classics Metal Men Iron Action Figure DC Universe Classics Mary Batson Action Figure

Pre-order today! And remember, your orders support this and our other sites!

Is That The Thing
September 23, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsHondo KarrFigure of the Day has updated once again! 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 Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Hondo Karr figure released earlier this year, in a cool Stormtrooper costume. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Make Dragon Ball Z Pancakes

AnimeA Challenge!If there's something we've felt the worlds need more of, it's novelty breakfasts-- like the love toast thing, or the Cylon Toaster. The Japanese are catching up with this Dragon Ball Kai Tobikiri Saikyo Mini Frypan, which lets you make flapjacks with the symbol from one of the most popular Japanese imports of the 1990s.

--AP

DEVO Tour, MP3s, Reissues

MusicDevoHey Devo fans, clubdevo.com has news of a new tour and album reissues. We attempted to contact their press people over the weekend but so far, nada.

Ticket buyers for their new tour will get 3 MP3s of rare tracks to download. According to the site: "The previously unreleased versions of "Whip It," "Red Shark" (later re-titled "It's Not Right" and recorded with different lyrics), and "Turn Around," were recorded in 1979 on a four-track in the band's rehearsal space at Modern Music in Hollywood, CA." And as to the shows themselves: The band will play back-to-back nights in select cities, performing Are We Not Men? live the first night, and Freedom of Choice the second nightŠboth albums in their entirety!

Now why are they doing that? Reissues. November 3, 2009, both their first and third albums will be reissued on vinyl and, presumably, CD. What changes will be made are unknown at press time. (Again, our emails were not answered.)

--AP

Japanese Import: Hamster Raising on Nintendo DS

Nintendo DSHamstersLove rodents? Know Japanese? Publisher Interchannel has a treat for you! NCS stocks the game Motto Hamster to Kuraso Akachan ga Umaretayo, which allows you to raise 150 unique hamster babies. How they're different, we don't know, but since it was an unusual title we just felt it necessary to share with the rest of the class.

--AP

Comedy Is Dead: Comedy Death Ray

Comedy Is DeadCDRComedy Is Dead has updated with a look at this week's Comedy Death Ray! Dana Gould! Matt Besser! More guys named Matt! We had a great time, and you probably missed it-- we're very sorry. But read all about it!

--AP

Other: Topless Robot

Toplessrobot.comTopless RobotOne of our staffers contributed to the blog/site/event that is Topless Robot this week. Go over there and read The 11 Least Necessary Star Wars Comic Book Stories. Behold years of reading, condensed to about 10 minutes of Internet commentary.

--AP

Freezing Cold
September 24, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsEVO TrooperFigure of the Day has updated once again! 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 Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the EVO Trooper figure from 2008, which was basically an amped up Stormtrooper. Is it worth a buy? Well, read on, and go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Three New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeIon AssaultXbox 360 owners have a trio of new games to grab this week. They are:

--AP

Optimus Prime High-Quality Fanmade/Knockoff Coming

TransformersConvoy IG-PP01CAt the ACToys.com boards, get a look at a downsized, unauthorized reproduction of the Masterpiece Convoy toy currently known as IG-PP01C. It's clear for reasons that aren't... clear... but there it is. It seems like it would be a great toy were Hasbro to make one, and it also seems like a copyright-based warning shot. Will it come out? Does Hasbro Legal really care about this sort of thing? We can't wait to see!

--AP

Ad: New Hasbro Star Wars Figures IN STOCK Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Dozens of new items from Hasbro are in stock now! New Slave Leia with G-String! New Ewoks! A new Y-Wing Fighter is ready to ship!

So what should you get? Here are some selections that may be of interest.

Star Wars Legacy Collection Action Figures Wave 9 Case Star Wars Clone Wars Y-Wing Bomber Vehicle Star Wars Mighty Muggs Admiral Ackbar & Shadow Trooper Set

--AP

Check The Records
September 25, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsBattle DroidFigure of the Day has updated once again! 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 Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Battle Droid figure, is in a "clean" flavor. Do you need this 1999 wonder? Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

--AP

LEGO 2010: Wampas, Atlantis, More

LEGOLEGOThe LEGO Wiki has a 2010 set list. There are some pictures, but not many, and the list is probably far from complete. It's meaty, though. Do check it out.

--AP

Movies: New In Theaters

MoviesA NO-GO FOR COCO!So what's new this week?

    Wide Release
  • Pandorum
  • Fame
  • Surrogates
    Limited Release
  • Capitalism: A Love Story
  • Irene in Time
  • The Blue Tooth Virgin
  • Coco Before Chanel

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates This Week

PS3Zombie ApocalypseTwo new games this week, both $9.99, and both previously available on Xbox Live Arcade. They are Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 Commander's Challenge, and Zombie Apocalypse.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPPower Stone CollectionThis week's downloadable PSP titles are Valhalla Knights, Power Stone Collection, Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition, Manhunt 2, and Midnight Club L.A. Remix. They're surprisingly expensive-- $20-$30 a whack.

--AP

It's a Pretty Simple Metaphor Really
September 28, 2009
Star Wars Q&A, Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a new Q&A column this week! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise)Figure of the Day has updated once again! 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 Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson! Today: Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise), the first of two variations in the comic packs. The second drops the blue shadows. Is it worth picking up for its strange coloring, or should you just stick with the movie deco? Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

...also, Toys "R" Us stores with stock are giving away Commander Ponds [review] for free with a qualifying $30 Hasbro purchase. If you need to buy other stuff anyway, he's certainly worth the asking price of $0.

--AP

Review: Xbox 360 Zombie Apocalypse

Xbox 360Zombie ApocalypseEssentially it's Robotron 2084. With Zombies. If you aren't quite sick of zombies yet (and you very well might be) and have a love for classic arcadey shooters, then this game is for you. [MORE]

--SC

Kmart Has New, Overpriced Legends Set

TransformersZombie ApocalypseUS Kmart stores now carry a "War for the Skies" set of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Legends-class toys. The set includes 4 tiny toys for $27.49 (for the record, the toys generally sell for $3.99-$5.49 at many stores.) The set includes Spinster, Thundercracker, Jetfire, and Autobot Blades.

--SC

Comedy Is Dead: Weekly Comedy and More!

Comedy Is DeadSpinstersComedy Is Dead has updated with numerous articles and features! They are:

--AP

Playmoblog: Toys "R" Us Nautical Expedition Sale

PlaymoblogWhaleOver at Playmoblog: Toys "R" Us stores in the USA-- apparently, one of the few places where something is going on with Playmobil these days-- have the Divers range for 20% off. You can get the whale set for $15.99, the Nautical Expedition Boat for $43.99, and others for less than you deserve to pay for them. [Click for more]

--AP

I Can't
September 29, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsNikto GunnerFigure of the Day has updated once again! 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 Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Nikto Gunner from just last week. Is it worth adding to your Sail Barge collection? Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

--AP

Playmoblog: 2010/2011 Zoo, Home, Specials Revealed!

PlaymoblogSpacemanOver at Playmoblog: Fan forum Klickywelt.de has revealed a number of new sets for release in Germany in 2010 and worldwide in 2011, plus the new 2010 specials! Wow! Check out this thread (it's auf Deutsch, English speakers) for some images and links to the new sets. [Click for more]

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiAltered BeastThere are two WiiWare games this week. Drift Mania is $8/800 points. It's an arcadey top-down racer. Also new is Arkanoid Plus! for $6/600 points. It's Arkanoid, so get it.

Virtual Console fans, it's Altered Beast (arcade) for $10/1,000 points. This is simply not worth the asking price-- it's on numerous Sega Genesis collections, including the PS3/Xbox 360 Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection as an unlockable, with numerous other games. If you must have it on Wii, by all means, don't let us stop you-- just shop around if you have options.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: Two!

Nintendo DSDragon Quest WarsGot a DSi? There are two games this week. Dragon Quest Wars is $5/500 points. In case you need more Tennis on the Wii. Also new is Art Academy: Second Semester for $8/800 points. It's an art application.

--AP

Comedy Is Dead: The Cleveland Show

Comedy Is DeadClevelandComedy Is Dead has updated with a look at the pilot of The Cleveland Show.

--AP

Then You Push The Button
September 30, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsLando CalrissianFigure of the Day has updated once again! 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 Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Lando Calrissian figure released in comic colors last year. It's pretty swell. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Super Street Fighter IV Coming 2010

Video GamesHere Comes A New Challenger!The follow-up to last February's game-- now on clearance for cheapo at Target-- is coming in Spring 2010. Reports say between 8 and 10 new characters will be added, including T. Hawk and newcomer from South Korea Juri. Presumably, this is to crack into the highly competitive market of competitive gaming over there. New matching systems, more characters, and other features are said to be added. We're seeing third-party reports indicate the game will have a lower price and owners of the current Street Fighter IV will be able to unlock some special extra-- but Capcom isn't talking about these just yet. So we're interested in hearing more.

--AP

Comedy Is Dead: Comedy Death Ray

Comedy Is DeadCDRComedy Is Dead has updated with a look at this week's Comedy Death Ray! Patton Oswalt! Paul F. Tompkins! Jon Daly! We had a great time, one of the finest ever at the venue! Read all about it.

--AP

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