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This New Chair Rocks
June 1, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsAnakin Skywalker (Battle Damage)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 we look at the Anakin Skywalker (Battle Damage) figure from 2005. You can cut off his arms and legs. This release is a lot like the quick-change Batman figures, except that it actually works pretty well. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

New Leaks: US Masterpiece Grimlock Box, Club Cyclonus

TransformersBig GrimIt's Grimlock! The ACToys.net forum has a gallery of the US toy in his American packaging, which seems to have a lot in common with last year's Skywarp for Wal-Mart.

He's In TattersAlso gorgeous, the Transformers Club's own exclusive Shattered Glass with Krunix. It's a repaint of the Universe toy from 2009, and, obviously, is totally worth your money. It's red.

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week: VC Gone Again

WiiBrightThis week's WiiWare offerings are Robocalypse - Beaver Defense for $6/600 points, plus the two titles Voodoo Dice or Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex for $10/1,000 points.

The Virtual Console has a new release this week, and it's Wild Guns for the Super NES. It's $8/800 points.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: 4 Games

Nintendo DSX-ScapeFour games this week. Choose from Telegraph Sudoku & Kakuro for $5/500 points. If you're cheap, you can get A Topsy Turvy Life: The Turvys Strike Back for $2/200 points. On the other hand, $8/800 points can get you either Hero of Sparta or X-Scape.

--AP

I Think It Went Well
June 2, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsClone Tank 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 Clone Tank Gunner figure. Take a basic Clone body, add a bunch of stuff, and paint to taste. The end result? Pretty dang swell. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates This Week

PS3SoldnerFull games this week include Tecmo Bowl Throwback for $9.99, also Planet Mini Golf for $9.99.

PSOne titles for $5.99 include N2O Nitrous Oxide which, as usual, we don't remember.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPHexyzPSPMinis this week (the only new releases) include Telegraph Crosswords. It's $2.99, and we lied-- it's the only PSP game this week.

Also, word on the street has it that Sony will be putting some games out at $9.99 in retail spaces. While admirable, it doesn't get down to the system's key problem, which is that when it comes to quality software money really is no object. The PSP just needs more games worth playing, cheapness isn't going to make them better.

--AP

DSi XL Coming in Green, Blue, Yellow

Nintendo DSNewRevealed on Kotaku amd elsewhere we see evidence that Nintendo remembers its past. Namely, that you can boost sales of a console by recoloring it and putting it out in stores-- it worked for the entire GameBoy family as well as the Nintendo64. These new DSi XLs are due out in a few weeks... right around the time Nintendo will start talking more about the 3DS. Choose from Green, Blue, or Yellow.

--AP

I Like To Steal and I Love To Kill
June 3, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsRom MohcFigure 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 Rom Mohc figure from this year's comic pack exclusive assortment. He was really hard to find in Los Angeles, but in Phoenix? Not so much. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Thundercats To Return, Give James Lipton Residuals

TVThunderThis post at Wizard Universe pretty much says it all-- Warner Bros. is reactivating the barely-used IP in 2011 for a new TV show. It is unknown if the recent "staction figure" license covers this show or merely classic product, but either way, a new cartoon approaches. Hopefully it'll go over better than the 2002 Masters of the Universe.

--AP

Revealed: Generations Red Alert, Botcon G2 Rapido

TransformersWowWhile not yet confirmed, it is widely assumed that this Rapido toy based on the Universe Silverstreak mold will be an add-on gift item for Botcon 2010. Check him out on ACtoys.net, and bask in all his glory.

Also feast your peepers on the vehicle mode of Generations Red Alert, which is slightly different than the Henkei release. Depending on your fandomness, you may prefer this one over the other due to its lower price and stronger adherence to the original toy rather than the cartoon. (We say "cartoon" because it really isn't an anime.)

--AP

New Snoopy Game for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeSnoopy Flying AceXbox 360 owners, it's time for Snoopy Flying Ace, a $10/800 point dogfight (hah) game. We'll have to look at it.

Also noteworthy, Korea has rated Crazy Taxi and Sonic Adventure, meaning the two Dreamcast games are likely to show up soon in the USA too. We expect shortly after E3.

--AP

Target's Justice League Unlimited Dumped at Tuesday Mornings

DCNiceBoth singles and three-packs of Mattel's action figure line-- and yes, the Target ones-- are getting dumped at Tuesday Morning stores. Selection varies widely, and prices seem to be pretty good, but the important thing is you cheap smart people who waited can get some deals.

--AP

Tefler, Tompkins, Proops Release New Albums

ComedyNew AST Records released an EP 3-pack this week, which you can find here or on iTunes-- or maybe in stores, we don't know. For $15 you get Paul F. Tompkins' "Sir You Have Fooled Me Twice" plus Greg Proops' "Proops Digs In" and Dan Telfer's "Fossil Record." We have no idea how they are yet, but hey, new stuff.

--AP

You Are Not A Winner
June 4, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsDarth Maul (Jedi Duel)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 we look at the Darth Maul (Jedi Duel) figure from this year's comic pack exclusive assortment. He was really hard to find in Los Angeles, but in Phoenix? Not so much. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Thundercats Master Toy Licenses Goes to Bandai

ThundercatsThunderThis press release confirms Bandai got the Master Toy License for Thundercats-- classic and new. So if you want real toys, apparently, this is who will give them to you.

--AP

Atari Trading Cards

Video GamesRetroThis is damned swell. Check out these Atari playing cards featuring retro graphics-- and even some vector-based arcade cabinets. We are pleased.

--AP

War for Cybertron Soundwave Toy Revealed

Xbox Live ArcadeSoundwaveA bunch of sites posted photos, but Seibertron.com has the best shots of War for Cybertron Soundwave and Megatron, both of which are due late summer/early fall. Check 'em out!

--AP

Jeffrey's Your Friend
June 7, 2010
Star Wars Q&A, Figure of the Day Updated

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! Also, be sure to send in your questions for next week's thrilling update.

Queen Amidala (Episode I)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 we look at the Queen Amidala (Episode I) figure from the Legacy evolutions line! Our data shows you did not buy it. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Exclusive Pursuit of Cobra Spirit Revealed

G.I. JoeSpriritWant to see a new exclusive Spirit figure? General's Joes has a review and Toys "R" Us will have it this August. Well, it's assumed it will be August. Check out the full review!

--AP

Ad: Entertainment Earth Has New Zombie Stormtrooper Death Trooper

Entertainment EarthAd: Do you love Star Wars and also the shambling bloodthirsty dead? (Yes, you do.) This new bust includes removable decaying parts and a paperback edition of the book "Death Troopers."

Star Wars Death Trooper Stormtrooper Mini Bust Eastbound & Down Kenny Powers Talking Bobble Head

Hard Corps (Contra sans Contra) Coming Soon

Video GamesWalks Like a DuckIGN has a has a preview of a new Konami/PSN game called Hard Corps which apparently is a quasi-sidequel to Contra: Hard Corps. Arc System Works (BlazBlue, Guilty Gear) is developing and it's due late this year-- and it's basically a 2D Contra from Konami. So why not give it a whirl? We'll let you know if we discover a reason.

--AP

Lex, Tim Return to New Jurassic Park Comic Book

Jurassic ParkLunchThe new kings of licensed comic books IDW announced a new Jurassic Park series with an adult Lex and Tim from the first film. What are they doing? Keeping pesky kids out of the old amusement parks, of course. Issue #1 of Jurassic Park: Redemption is going to be around $4 and is due out this month.

--AP

Passing Through Clam Country
June 8, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsKyle KatarnFigure 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 Kyle Katarn figure from just last year. Rather than basing it on the games, this one takes its inspiration from a New Jedi Order-era comic story. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

New Transformers Leaks: Universe Hound Repaint, Botcon Cars

TransformersSG or G2?It's... someone! The Taobao has an auction of what are said to be new Botcon toys. One is a white repaint of Ravage with a red Decepticon logo, identity unknown. The other is Hound in brown, speculated to be Scorch. We're in love.

Less new-- but exciting, still-- are new shots of Rapido and Streetstar, which are expected and confirmed as Botcon exclusives, respectively. Truly, these are the prettiest exclusive toys since 1994.

--AP

New Packaged G.I. Joe: Pursuit of Cobra Samples

G.I. JoeCarded!It's Spirit! If the review we linked to wasn't enough, have some carded pictures of the Toys "R" Us Exclusive Spirit via eBay. It looks sharp!

Also really awesome: a boxed Wolf Hound (or Snow Cat, whatever) with awesome artwork on the box. Hasbro once again proves that they have some of the best packaging artists in the business.

--AP

Apparently Final Venture Bros. Megos Revealed

Venture Bros.Also exciting, Entertainment Earth posted seemingly final figures for the Bif Bang Pow! Venture Bros. action figure line. The first six, anyway.

Venture Bros. Henchman 21 & 24 Action Figures SDCC Exclusive The Venture Bros. The Monarch & Dean Venture Action Figures The Venture Bros. Dr. Venture & Brock Samson Action Figures

These are due in a couple of months and are about $20 per figure.

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week: VC Gone Again

WiiMeerkatsThis week's WiiWare offerings are Reel Fishing Challenge II for $5/500 points, plus the two titles Lead the Meerkats or Zoo Disc Golf for $10/1,000 points.

The Virtual Console has no new releases this week. Why not? Hard to say. Someone must not like you.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: 4 Games

Nintendo DSDon't Cross The LineFour games this week. Choose from Flametail or Flips: The Magic Faraway Tree for $5/500 points a pop. If you're cheap, you can get Don't Cross The Line or Fire Panic for $2/200 points each.

--AP

Dr. Demento To End Radio Show, Continue Online

Comedy Is DeadA ShameThe long-running Dr. Demento Show-- the go-to place for radio comedy for most of us over the past several decades-- is ending its broadcast run. It will, however, continue online were you so interested.

--AP

You're Not Helping Your Case
June 9, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsTeekFigure 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 Teek figure! It's from Ewoks: The Battle for Endor and you can get it at Star Tours starting... right about now. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

New Transformers Leaks: Mini-Cons Repaint Box, Singles

TransformersBox SetIt's a new box set! The aptly named Minicon 8-Pack auction on Taobao has pictures of eight repaints of the little guys, mostly from the Cybertron and Classics molds. But wait, there's more!

Individually carded samples of Drivetrain, Brake-Neck, Pan-Handler, and Swashplate have surfaced. It's not yet known if these are exclusives or what, but go check them out anyway.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates This Week

PS3Joe DangerFull games this week include Death Track: Resurrection, Sam & Max Episode 1: The Penal Zone, Joe Danger, and Voodoo Dice. They each run $8.99-$19.99.

PSOne titles for $5.99 include Bloody Roar 2 which is different from Bloody Roar.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPMetal Slug XXNew full PSP games this week include Disgaea Infinite, Metal Slug XX, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.

PSPMinis this week include Lock 'N Chase, Cubixx, and Vibes. Each is $3.99-$5.99, more than Minis usually run.

PSOne titles for $5.99 include Bloody Roar 2 which is different from Bloody Roar.

--AP

New Muppet Movie: December 25, 2011

MuppetsNewThat's pretty much the whole story. Jason Siegel's new Muppet Movie is due December 25, 2011, which means it's going to be a stuffed holiday.

--AP

Turtles Forever TV Movie Coming to DVD

Ninja TurtlesNewOver at TVShowsOnDVD.com, find details and box art for the DVD release of 4KIDS Nickelodeon's TV movie focusing on multiple generations of the green teens, dimension-hopping and such.

However, there may be some issues with the release-- if you're worried about a substandard DVD, Ninja Pizza has the warnings you may wish to read.

--AP

Voltron Force TV Show, Toys Coming; Chalk Outline Trading Toys

AnimeNewRevealed on Matty's Forums we got confirmation that the toy giant is going after Voltron Force toys. There will be a new cartoon on Nickelodeon, and well, we can't wait to see what the toys are!

Also coming from Japan: these, which must be seen to be enjoyed.

--AP

I Said Three
June 10, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsR3-M3Figure 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 R3-M3 figure from last year's build-a-droid assortment. He was pretty great, even if his dome is a little frosty. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Botcon Boxed Set Sells Out

TransformersWowDid you already order your Botcon 2010 Gift Set? Well, if not, too bad. Transformers fans are going to have to hope for the best on eBay now.

--AP

Worm, Fighters for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeEarthworm Jim HDXbox 360 owners, it's time for Earthworm Jim HD, a $10/800 point update of the classic Super NES/Genesis title which was, in all seriousness, a real phenomenon in its day.

We haven't downloaded the demo of Neo Geo Battle Coliseum yet, but it looks potentially fun. It's also $10/800 points. It also came out just now.

--AP

Telltale Gets Back to the Future, Jurassic Park Game Licenses

Video GamesThis Is HeavyThe game masters of Telltale Games signed a deal with NBC/Universal for two major film series. The good news? It's coming to all major game platforms. That's also the bad news. Here's hoping it'll go well.

--AP

A Bear-Clown
June 11, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsLt. Janek 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 we look at the Lt. Janek "Tank" Sunber figure from this year's comic pack exclusive assortment. He was really hard to find in Los Angeles, but in Phoenix? Not so much. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Unknown Blue Cybertron/BWX Megatron Repaint for Botcon?

TransformersSomebody BlueA bagged sample marked "Botcon" War for Cybertron Soundwave and Megatron, but who is it? Cryotek? Grimlock? Transmetals 2 Spittor Redux? Cindersaur? Predacon MK II? The world may never know... until Botcon later this month.

In an official release, this comic image got out from the official Botcon Twitter feed. It looks like 1992.

--AP

Transformers: War for Cybertron Demo Released

Xbox LiveWar for CybertronXbox 360 owners, if you've got a Gold Live account you can grab a free demo of Transformers: War for Cybertron, but it's multiplayer-only so far. Still, it's worth a look if you were curious about the game-- one of the playable characters is a twist on the WFC Bumblebee design.

--AP

New Devo Album Streaming via Colbert For Some Reason

DEVOAre We Not On Cable?Devo's new album Something for Everybody is up for streaming on Colbert Nation of all places. Just go here and look for the box on the left side of the home page, and then be surprised that it is there. The band will appear on The Colbert Report on June 16, and the album itself hits on June 15 (Tuesday).

--AP

Mattel Wants DCU Action Figure QC Feedback

DC ComicsBustedOver on the Matty Forums, they're asking for images illustrating QC problems with their ongoing and wildly popular DC Universe Collector's Series Action Figures. So if you have problems, go complain and take a photo!

--AP

Gargoyles Statue Exists

Disney Disney Gargoyles Goliath 1:8 Scale Statue This Disney Gargoyles Goliath 1:8 Scale Statue exists... which to us was a surprise. It's close to $200 and is due out late this year, but how many Gargoyles collectibles have you seen this year? It's also quite large, so odds are it'd look nice if you decided to get one.

--AP

Clear, Blue, Butt Gun
June 14, 2010
Star Wars Q&A, Figure of the Day Updated

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! Also, be sure to send in your questions for next week's thrilling update.

Whistler (Astromech Droid)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 we look at the Whistler (Astromech Droid) figure from the Legacy Droid Factory 2009 line! He's green. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Unknown Blue Cybertron/BWX Megatron Repaint Robot Mode Revealed

TransformersSomebody BlueThe famous S250 has dinosaur and robot modes of this blue guy, but who is it? We still don't know for sure yet-- but we'll have something official in the next two weeks, we're sure. Because, you know, Botcon is around the corner.

Also, a listing from Wal-Mart's computers got out which mentions a deluxe Dirge toy is coming to join Thrust. It's assumed this will be a redeco of the Takara Henkei mold from a while back

--AP

Thundercats Lion-O Statue/Staction Figure Images

ThundercatsLion-OYou won't have to consult the Sword of Omens to see the first image of Icon Heroes' Lion-O Staction Figure which, to us, looks like a nice figure prototype sculpt. Assuming it will be $20 or so, it's probably good enough to display on your desk assuming BanDai doesn't go nuts and make, you know, actual good high-end action figures. (We assume they will not.) Check this one out!

--AP

Chief Carnivus Coming to Masters of the Universe

MOTUExtremely FurryWe're not exactly huge fans of the notion of making toys from the 2002 He-Man cartoon, but we'd be bad writers if we neglected to show you Chief Carnivus. He's a lion dude, but not Lion-O. Not even close. Still, he's a new figure from Eternia and there are very few that qualify as totally new, so here you go. We prefer Optikk, but if you like lion king dudes, here you are.

--AP

Goonies 25th Blu-Ray, DVD Coming November

Nintendo DSGoonie LoveA preview at The Digital Bits showcases a 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray for The Goonies which includes magazines, board games, and other knick-knacks. It'll be about $50 and in stores this November.

--AP

Some Pokemon Black, White Critters Revealed

Nintendo DSSome Gear ThingOver at The Magic Box are lots of new magazine scans with new Pokemon creatures which will probably be toys some day soon. Failing that, you'll be able to play the game soon enough.

--AP

Review: New Brian Posehn CD

Comedy Is DeadKnow When To Fold EmHey, we wrote a review! Brian Posehn's Fart and Weiner Jokes hit in the spring and we just now finished our review of it. We liked it-- it's about 50 minutes of comedy and 8 minutes of heavy metal. Interestingly, it features a cover of Kenny Roger's "The Gambler" which we decree should only be played in this format from here on out. [ READ THE FULL REVIEW ]

--AP

Forty Cents a Day
June 15, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsK'KruhkFigure 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 K'Kruhk figure that just hit last month. It was a timed exclusive for Toys "R" Us, but is now available at finer online toy stores. Should you pounce before he dries up? We think so. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Club Transformers Shipping

TransformersReal NearbyThe club has confirmed that not only the club membership toy Dion is shipping, but also Punch/Counterpunch and Shattered Glass Cyclonus. No word yet on the alleged second run of Punch/Counterpunch, as the toy pre-sold out as of now.

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week: VC Back

WiiNinjasThis week's WiiWare offerings are Yard Sale Hidden Treasures: Sunnyville for $5/500 points, Bejeweled 2 for $10/1,000 points, and Arcade Sports for $8/800 points.

The Virtual Console has a new game, the NES title Shadow of the Ninja for $5/500 points.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: 5 Games

Nintendo DS16 Shot! SHOOTING WATCHFive games this week. Choose from A Kappa's Trail, Telegraph Crosswords, or Flips: Silent But Deadly for $5/500 points a pop. (Yes, another Flips game, this one is different.) If you're cheap, you can get Music on: Electronic Keyboard or 16 Shot! SHOOTING WATCH for $2/200 points each.

16 Shot! SHOOTING WATCH is based on a keychain/LCD game which has you mash buttons really fast. It's sort of a cult item in the gaming biz, the digital version is pretty darned cheap.

--AP

E3: Xbox News Bites You Should Care About

Xbox 360NEWIt's E3! So what do we care about since Microsoft went up to bat first?

Summer of Arcade 2010! Castlevania Harmony of Despair is supposedly a multi-player 2D castle crawler, so we're quite keen to try it. Also coming: Hydro Thunder Hurricane, Lara Croft and the Guardian of the Light, Limbo, and Monday Night Combat. So three franchises you might care about in there.

Microsoft's Natal motion-sensor camera control has been rebranded as Kinect. New games were shown, of note are a quasi-sequel to Rez called Child of Eden and a Star Wars game of some sort.

A new Xbox 360 hardware revision is shipping as of today and it's black, shiny, and designed to better work with Natal Kinect. If you have this unit, Kinect plugs right in. If you don't, you'll need an extra power supply.

--AP

Chief Carnivus Official Shots, Packaged Whiplash from Masters of the Universe

MOTUExtremely OfficialAfter being leaked to the press over the weekend, you may now see official shots of Chief Carnivus at Matty's site.

Also new, packaged shots of Whiplash front, and back.

Finally, the reissue of Faker goes up on Matty Collector today, as does She-Ra's first issue. Good luck.

--AP

Monster High, Indeed
June 16, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsGiranFigure 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 Giran figure! It's from Return of the Jedi and he is just now being purged from retail-- so go get him if you care. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

New Pac-Man CE Coming This Fall

Xbox 360 ArcadePac-Man Championship Edition DXWe won't lie to you, we loved Pac-Man Championship Edition in a fairly unhealthy way. We're keen on hearing more about Pac-Man Championship Edition DX due from Namco Bandai this Fall. New modes are included, plus significantly more than the original's six maps. Oooh, ahh. No pricing or exact date have been revealed.

--AP

Nintendo 3DS Revealed

Nintendo DS3DSThe new Nintendo 3DS was revealed, and impressions were posted. Not surprisingly, it still looks like a Nintendo DS. Somewhat surprising is that the 3D effects are apparently good for people with eye problems, and the new controller is... new. Your friend and mine Jeremy Parish shares his thoughts at 1up.com.

Of interest, a 3Der remake of The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time is coming for it, plus other new titles are in the works.

...also, a new Kid Icarus surfaces, the first since the original GameBoy had a sequel in the early 1990s which you neglected to play-- you monsters!

--AP

Nintendo Confirms New Wii Goldeneye

WiiBehold, the Ravages of AgeThe headline tells you most of the details-- click here for more news on the revised, Daniel Craig-filled remake of the Nintendo 64 classic. Which, we hear, has not aged well.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates This Week, E3 Stuffs

PS3Recollect ThisFull games this week include Catan, GundeadliGne, Hitogata Happa, and Gundemonium Recollection. They each run $5.99-$6.99.

PSOne titles for $9.99 include Final Fantasy IX which is probably the best overall entry in the series from the original PSOne.

A bunch of E3 news got out, what may be of interest to you includes this announcement of a new Twisted Metal game and all the details on the Playstation Move's 9/19/10 launch. Sony posted a large recap of their news... but we're easily bored. As you may be once you see the lineup.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPMetal Slug XXNo new full PSP games this week. PSPMinis this week include Express Raider, Pallurikio, History Ice Road Truckers, Tehra: Dark Warrior, Gold Fever, Rocks N¹ Rockets, Red Bull X-Fighters, Yetisports, Mahjongg Artificats, and Beam Em Up. Each is $2.99-$6.99, more than Minis usually run.

PSOne titles for $9.99 include Final Fantasy IX which is probably the best overall entry in the series from the original PSOne.

--AP

New Devo Album Out, Multiple Versions

DEVOAre We Not Double-Dipping?Devo's new album Something for Everybody is in stores-- and there is good news and bad news. Multiple versions exist between the various download and retail services, so you might want to check the track listing before you buy. There is a 12-track as-voted-on-by-fans version, a 12-track as-edited-by-DEVO version, and a 16-track version with everything. It is not yet known to us if the 16-track version exists as a disc, or is an online-only offering. We'll let you know as we have more, but be wary if you were planning on buying this like we were. You'll probably want the most complete release.

--AP

Think Before You Answer
June 17, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsLuke Skywalker (Bespin)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 we look at the Luke Skywalker (Bespin) figure from 2002. We would consider this one a classic, and you should too. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Transformers Breacher Images - New Ones

TransformersBreacherThis figure was designed specifically to interact with the upcoming Voyager-scale Beachcomber. ACToys.net has a lot of shots of a loose Breacher in both modes, and he looks pretty fantastic. Certainly a figure worth its estimated $7 retail price point-- go check it out.

--AP

Space Ark for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Buried This Week

Xbox Live ArcadeSpace ArkXbox 360 owners, it's time to pretend Space Ark, wasn't released! That seems to be what everyone else is doing, but we dug up the title for you anyway. The $10/800 point title seems to involve bouncing baby animals in a Noah's Ark kinda thing in space. OK, so maybe the other media outlets knew what they were doing.

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Xbox 360 US to get Otomedius Excellent

Video GamesGirl Go Boom...not to be confused with "Otomedius Gorgeous." It's a Konami 2D shooter, but with girl jet things. We're told the gameplay is quite fun, and it's a little dirty-ish too. From the Konami press release:

In Otomedius Excellent, gamers will be able to choose from nine stunning characters as they battle through all-new stages in an expanded world full of intense 2D sidescrolling shooter action. Players can team up for the experience with up to three players locally or online via Xbox® LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360. Additionally, an expanded gallery mode allows players to view their unlocked wallpapers and graphics in a gallery that grows as they progress through the game. Gamers will also be able to tap into a wealth of exciting downloadable content to be announced later.

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Six Months Or Less
June 18, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsARC 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 ARC Trooper figure the Target Order 66 packs and later, Saga Legends. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Transformers News Galore

TransformersNot CyclonusA ton of news today! Some official shots of several new deluxe toys got out, including Darkwing, Red Alert, and Terradive. Tomahawk resembles Armada Cyclonus in some ways.

The wonderful people at KOToys.com have a full gallery of Red Alert from Generations. His license plate is "05 ALERT" and we don't get the 05 part.

Over at the Transformers Club, there are now packaging shots of their exclusive Shattered Glass Cyclonus and Punch/Counterpunch toys. It's worth noting these were posted after the toys shipped to customers, and they still haven't revealed the head of Punch/Counterpunch officially-- but between you and us, the head is smaller than anticipated and was not painted according to spec. We still want one.

--AP

Death Comes To Town Comes To DVD, IFC

Kids in the HallKids In The HallCanada will get the 2010 Death Comes To Town miniseries in DVD on August 3, so says TVShowsonDVD.com. No US date was confirmed, but they did mention the show will air on the IFC cable channel.

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Sgt. Slaughter Variants Have Unique Card Art

G.I. JoeSgt. SlaughterA very tiny preview image of Sgt. Slaughter's two packaged variants can be seen on ACToys.net, but it's about as big as our thumbnail. We still want one. Or both.

--AP

Mattel Sorta Reveals Grizzlor

Masters of the UniverseHairyOver on the He-Man.org, see a spy photo of Grizzlor, as seen at Wizard World. You see that crappy little picture? That was it.

--AP

New Devo Interview on Sound of Young America

DEVOAre We Not Digital?Devo's new album Something for Everybody means it's time for a press tour. Jesse Thorn interviewed the band on The Sound Of Young America and it was a solid one. We know some of you aren't fans, but we're posting this specifically so our personal friends hear about it as we know they will like it. You might too.

--AP

It's Fun To Play The Goonies II
June 21, 2010
Star Wars Q&A, Figure of the Day Updated

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! Also, be sure to send in your questions for next week's thrilling update.

AT-AT DriverFigure 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 AT-AT Driver figure from the Legacy action figure line! He's got better hair than most clones. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Japanese Exclusive, Seaspray + Breacher, Amazon WFC

TransformersCrystal Clear, In TheoryIn addition to an Animated pack, a classics-themed Transformers Sons of Cybertron set is coming. The clear figures included are Rodimus from 2006 and the Optimus Prime from the 2-pack.

KOToys.com has a gallery of the new Breacher toy situated in the back of the new Beachcomber toy. It looks pretty good.

It's also worth noting Amazon has Optimus Prime and Bumblebee from War for Cybertron in stock at press time. While more than the $12.99 at Target/etc., shipping is free when you get both, and sales tax may be enough so that it's worth your while. The game goes on sale officially tomorrow but many have reported finding it out early.

A new gallery at KOToys has a new Tracker Hound test shot, but more interesting is a blue Hound repaint we have not yet seen. Anyone know about this one?

--AP

Venture Bros. Dr. Orpheus Bobble Head

Venture Bros.Dr. OComing soon, this swell Bif Bang Pow! Dr. Orpheus Bobble Head is the only toy/collectible/whatever of the character you can buy. The packaging looks a lot like a box of Chucks in some respects, so we dig it. Check it out on the Venture Bros. Blog.

--AP

Xbox 360 Castlevania Details

Xbox 360NiceA preview at Kotaku showcases Castlevania: Harmony of Despair which is a 6-player 2D castle crawler and brawler. It'll be about $15 and available this Summer, and it looks like it might be fun. It's a Castlevania, after all.

--AP

Outer Space Men Test Shots

ToysAstro NeptuneOver at The Action Figure Insider, find test shots of the Outer Space Men. The line is a revival of a line of bendable figures from a while back, and odds are if you collect 1980s toys you have no idea who or what they are. You may know them as "Colorforms Aliens" compatible with Mattel's Major Matt Mason toys. Anyway, these new ones are based on the Glyos design, are sculpted by the Four Horsemen, and basically look like things you absolutely need to own. (Hell, we're trying to figure out if we can find a way to buy one of the test shots.) Do check it out.

If you are unfamiliar with the Onell Design Glyos toys, go here. They're pretty cheap, so you may as well take a look as they are quite nifty.

--AP

I Don't Believe It
June 22, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsDred PriestFigure 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 Dred Priest figure that Hasbro more or less invented as one of their few original character creations. It was a fast-selling online exclusive for Entertainment Earth, and now it is gone. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Awesome Darkmount Shots, More Possible Botcon Toys Revealed

TransformersAxe You A QuestionFirst up, Hasbro is sharing the images of Darkmount from Generations, or Straxus to fans of the original comic books. It's surprisingly gorgeous, far better than Hasbro's previously revealed illustrations.

On the auction site Taobao, there are three auctions with new images of known and previously unseen (presumed) Botcon items. This Scorponok repaint is presumed to be Double Punch, an Action Master. This Downshift repaint may well be Slicer. Finally, Clench is Clench, but you see the vehicle mode better here.

Finally, Transformers: War for Cybertron is due in stores today for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. We'll be waiting for the inevitable markdown. Or, if we're really lucky, some exclusive toy bonus version.

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week: VC Gone Again

WiiNinjasThis week's WiiWare offerings are Art Style: Rotozoa for $5/500 points, Bejeweled 2 for $6/600 points, for $10/1,000 points each are The Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Chaotic Conflicts and The Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Puzzling Pages.

The Virtual Console has no new games.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: 5 Games

Nintendo DSLegendary Wars: T-Rex RumbleFive games this week. Choose from Spin Six, Puffins: Let's Fish!, Mega Words, Super Swap, or Legendary Wars: T-Rex Rumble for $5/500 points a pop.

--AP

Xbox 360 Dreamcast Edits A-Coming

Xbox 360NEWOver on Joystiq you can find some dirt on the upcoming Dreamcast ports for the Xbox Live Arcade. (Interestingly, Crazy Taxi is one of very few actual arcade games on the docket.)

Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi will both retain their original 4:3 aspect ratio. Crazy Taxi will have a new soundtrack with, seemingly, soundalikes. So much for fans of Bad Religion and the Offspring. Here's hoping they can let you port in your own tunes too.

--AP

Amazing Censored/Rejected Beetle Bailey Sketches

ShortpackedExtremely OfficialWe don't believe it exists, either. A Finnish collection of rejected Mort Walker sketches gives us all insight on what we may have been reading from General Halftrack if the artist did web comics. Dirty and unlikely to be seen in most American bookstores-- we assume-- this is a link that any current or former reader of the funny pages can't miss.

--AP via Shortpacked

We Have Robots
June 23, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsEmperor PalpatineFigure 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 Emperor Palpatine figure! It's from Return of the Jedi and he is just now being purged from retail-- so go get him if you care. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

LEGO Blind Box Figures Continue to Hit

LEGOCheerleaderThe blind box LEGO figures are hitting! Prices vary from store to store, but it seems you may pay anywhere between $1.99 and $2.99 a whack depending on where you shop. (We saw them at $2.49 a piece at Toys "R" Us.) They're pretty swell.

Want to ID individual figures via their barcode? You can! Just print this out (courtesy Brickset).

--AP

Original Pac-Man Sketches Shown To Public, Darius Statue

Video GamesPac-Man Paper Edition Pac-Man concept drawings are amazing artifacts from days of old. Do not miss them at 1up.com.

Silver Hawk Legend Finally, this Darius Burst Silver Hawk Legend is a great and far more affordable way to get a piece of gaming history. It's about $50 and due this August.

--AP

Doug Benson's Next CD Confirmed for August

Comedy Central3DSOn the AST forums, Doug Benson confirmed his new album will be called Hypocritical Oaf, and will be released this August. Three years, three albums-- and they've all been great to date, so mark your comedy calendars. It's on Comedy Central records.

--AP

ADAC Exclusive Playmobil Sets (in Germany)

PlaymobilNew Yellow ExclusivesThe nifty new trio of exclusives are up, supporting ADAC-- an Automobile club in Germany and Europe. There are 3 sets. They are: 4077 Motorcycle, 5017 Helicopter, and an airport mega set 4078.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates This Week

PS3Sam & Max Episode 3: They Stole Max¹s BrainFull games this week include Sam & Max Episode 3: They Stole Max¹s Brain. It's part of the package.

New PSOne titles are not available this week.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPTNA Impact: Cross The LineThe full game TNA Impact: Cross The Line was added this week. It's $29.99.

PSPMinis this week include Burnin¹ Rubber, and INFLUENCE. Each is $3.99-$4.99.

New PSOne titles are not available this week.

--AP

Bored to Death DVD, Blu-Ray Details

DVDHBO's FinestThe guys at TVShowsondvd.com have the scoop on Bored to Death on DVD and Blu-Ray. It's due this September, and of course, there's premium pricing on Blu-Ray

--AP

Bee Happy
June 24, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsBattlefront II Destroyer 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 Battlefront II Destroyer Droid figure from 2007 and 2008. Hasbro put him together wrong, hence why he gets a separate update. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Transformers News Buffet

TransformersSideswipe Makes Us Sad With His Absence In Our LivesWords cannot express our rage at the lead news bite, because Botcon's customization class got an exclusive which we were hoping would get made. Only 52 of this Botcon G2 Sideswipe were made, and we're crying. Who wants to sell us one? Anyone?

Also from Botcon, some pretty nice new images of Slicer and Double Punch in multiple modes. Worth a look.

In Japan, a ton of new items were announced. Click here to see the whole spread, which covers new Animated designs, a 2010-themed Primus, G2-inspired ROTF Dreadwing and Smokejumper, and a bunch of new Legends. Read it and weep, we suppose. We're weeping.

An unknown test shot for an upcoming (presumably) Classics Rodimus Repaint in animation colors showed up, and boy howdy, is it bright and pretty. We love it. We must have it.

Kmart stores have an exclusive War for Cybertron comic book as a premium for the game. Some stores, it seems, are giving them away if you ask nicely-- we got one yesterday. You may wish to ask your local Kmart to get one. We'll have a feature on it later this week.

Finally, Amazon's War for Cybertron Optimus Prime and Bumblebee toys did indeed ship-- we got ours yesterday afternoon. As an added bonus, some Toys "R" Us stores are receiving these, so you may actually stumble on them much sooner than the expected August date. Happy hunting!

--AP

Risk, Duke Nukem for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Buried This Week

Xbox Live ArcadeDuke NukemXbox 360 owners, it's time to look into Duke Nukem Manhattan Project, which has 24 levels of blowing up stuff. The $10/800 point title is one player, so yeah, there you go.

At the same price is the arguably interesting but most likely hobbled Risk Factions, which we hope isn't as awful as the other Hasbro games were for online play. Damn you, EA, and your servers!

--AP

Masters of the Universe Gygor Pics, Bio

Masters of the UniverseGygorBased on a concept intended for the first waves of the original MOTU line but never released, Gygor is a big yellow and green gorilla. He-Man.org has pictures and commentary on the upcoming MOTUC version

, and dang if we don't love it. Well done, Mattel!

--AP

Botcon Is On
June 25, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsClone SharpshooterFigure 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 Sharpshooter figure the Battlefront II packs. He looks like the Fifth Fleet Security clones. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Transformers News: From Botcon

TransformersNot CyclonusBuckle up! First up, TFW2005 has a big gallery of the Hasbro booth from Botcon, including quite a bit of new stuff. Some are repackaged toys you've seen, the most interesting of which is a G1-colored boxed seat of the Seacons. The price and exclusive (if it's exclusive) tag was not visible, but wow. Animated Ironhide and Rodimus Minor were shown, as were a G1-colored version of Movie Legends Devastator (marked "exclusive" but it didn't say whose) and numerous other toys.

Also new was confirmation of the remaining show exclusiuves, as well as prices.
Slice (Energon Downshift repaint) - Free Attendee Exclusive
Rapido (Universe Silverstreak repaint) & Cindersaur (BWX Megatron repaint) - $72
Scorch (Hound), Shattered Glass Ravage (Ravage), and Double-Punch (Energon Scorponok) - $79
Sharkticons 3-Pack (Energon Sharkticon repaint) - $60

--AP

Rarely Seen Joes Revealed

G.I. JoeNEW!A gallery of new toys at General's Joes reveals the Ice Cutter and some new figures, but rather than blab, just go see them. They're nice.

--AP

New Transformers WFC Comic Review

TransformersPrint Is Dead?When we talk about an item and get comments about how nobody knew it existed, that's when it's time to post a review. Transformers: War for Cybertron is a prequel to the PC/Xbox 360/Playstation 3 video game of the same name, giving us the senate proceedings and courtroom arguments we've come to expect from stories that take place before ones we already know. [ READ THE FULL REVIEW ].

--AP

Looks Like Hasbro Nailed It
June 28, 2010
Star Wars Q&A, Figure of the Day Updated

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! Also, be sure to send in your questions for next week's thrilling update.

ChewbaccaFigure 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 Chewbacca figure from the Early Bird mail-in set. You know, the one that was supposedly hard to get? And is now sub-worthless? Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

Far more exciting, though, is the revelation of the Toys "R" Us Exclusive Rise of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Pack at Sandtroopers. 5 figures, a Jedi Starfighter repaint, and an all-new Slave I. It's quite ridiculously grand. And it seems that the Mace Windu Jedi Starfighter matches our web colors. We like.

--AP

Botcon Tidbits

TransformersCrystal Clear, In TheoryWe tried doing a Botcon write-up, with all the news, but it was just too damn much and too disorganized to get into one place. So here are some toy announcement highlights.

  • Blurr will be made from Drift's mold, and will include an IDW-centric head and a sniper rifle. [ See it at The Allspark ]
  • The Collector's club will have Side Burn as a freebie, and G2 Ramjet and TransTech Cheetor as exclusives
  • Botcon 2011 will be in Pasadena (again)
  • Hasbro's new Generations assortment will include Skullgrin (based on Darkmount), Perceptor, Thunderwing, Jazz, Tracks, Scourge, and lots of others
  • Hasbro's Power Core Combiners will include dinosaurs in 2011, supposedly in G1-inspired Dinobot colors
  • Dinobot got in the "Hall of Fame" which supposedly is significant in some way (it isn't)
  • A Rodimus Prime (Classics Rodimus) upgrade kit was shown [ TFW2005 has pics ]
  • Legends will return with G1-inspired Optimus Prime, Prowl, Starscream, and a gun Megatron
  • Kup may or may not be on the way
  • Hasbro contradicted themselves on if there will or will not be toys from the new TV show Transformers: Prime (there will be, they aren't stupid)

Also new in the Transformers world, an auction for a Green Shining Unicron from Micron Legend is on Yahoo, and you won't see another one for years. That's why it's over $1,000 in US funds.

--AP

Playmobil Magazine in Germany Comes With Toy Africa, Seemingly

PlaymobilNiceEarly issues of the German Playmobil magazine had figures and accessories, and later ones had binoculars and other roleplay goods. Now it seems Issue #6 comes with a toy continent of Africa which... well, we don't know what it is. But now you can see what you're missing, and you aren't missing much.

--AP

WHY: Good Luck Trolls Return

ToysBlue Hair Good Luck TrollOver at The Raving Toy Maniac, find a press release explaining the new licensing deal between Dreamworks and Dam Things From Denmark, an oddly appropriate name here, about the revival of Good Luck Trolls. After a massive push in the 1990s across numerous brands for boys, girls, and older folks, it seems now they are going to be pushed into movies and that probably means a movie. Screw you, Monday, we were having so much fun with the Transformers news over the weekend.

--AP

I Like Both Vehicles A Ton
June 29, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated, Vehicle Features Too

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsPrincess Leia Organa (All-New Likeness)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 we look at the Princess Leia Organa (All-New Likeness) figure from 1998, which was a vast improvement over the 1995 version. Except she can't sit. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series! As an added bonus, we also posted two vehicle previews-- the Cloud Car and the Snowspeeder! Each is due in early August, but we simply could not wait.

The Snowspeeder is an all-new mold from Hasbro, rather than another in a series of improvements on the 1980s original toy. While it has no electronics, the sculpt is phenomenal and the amount of additional equipment included in the box is unusual for a Hasbro product at this price point. In addition to that, the Cloud Car is the second action figure-scale version of the ship ever made and it also is just now starting to make the rounds. It can split in two, fire rockets, and fill the gap on your shelf cast by the 2004 Cloud Car Pilot. Now your life can be complete!

--AP

Even More Darkmount Shots, PCC TV Spot

TransformersAxe You Another QuestionAn astonishingly extensive gallery with equally astonishingly large watermarks has appeared of Darkmount from Generations, this time with plenty of size comparisons. We know you've seen the toy, and it'll likely be in stores before the month ends, but hey-- we love to drool over these things.

Finally, Hasbro or someone has revealed a Power Core Combiners TV ad which pretty much tells you what you already know. And that's that you want some Power Core Combiners toys.

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week: VC Returns

WiiGIVE HIM YOUR FACEThis week's WiiWare offerings are Robin Hood: The Return of Richard for $5/500 points, Jett Rocket for, and for $6/600 points is Pong Toss Pro ­ Frat Party Games. And we're bored to tears just writing it.

The Virtual Console has Mario Tennis from the Nintendo 64, and it's $10/1,000 points. At least it's something. Just keep telling yourself that.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: Many Games

Nintendo DSLegendary Wars: T-Rex RumbleMany games this week. For $8/800 points is Battle of Giants: Mutant Insects ­ Revenge, which we have to say is one of the more compelling titles we've heard. For $5/500 points, you can choose from Ancient Tribe, Animal Color Cross, Brain Drain, Date or Ditch, or Maestro! Green Groove.

--AP

Twilight Zone Blu-Ray Confirmed for September, BTTF in October

Blu-RayNEWOver on TVShowsOnDVD.com you can find a press release confirming the release of The Twilight Zone Season 1 on Blu-Ray.

Of particular interest is an unaired pilot episode, 19 new audio commentaries, and some radio dramas too. We just hope there's a way to get those radio dramas onto an iPod easily.

A number of Blu-Ray sites have also confirmed a giant Back to the Future collection for October 26. Sounds great!

--AP

We Have More Robots
June 30, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsClone Trooper (Speederbike)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 we look at the Clone Trooper (Speederbike) figure! It's from Attack of the Clones or at least it was meant to be. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

More New Transformers Hit, iGear To Make MP Dirge (Essentially)

TransformersElegyFirst up: iGear Toys is preparing a toy it calls Elegy which is clearly patterned after the Masterpiece Starscream toy mold. Did they change it enough to not infringe? Well, the lawyers can figure that one out, but it's just a few Decepticon logos away from being a passable Hasbro product. Love it or hate it, it's hard to deny it certainly looks like an authentic Transformers-branded product, which it is not. (Hasbro will be producing a new Dirge figure for its Generations line this fall. It will be $12ish. This toy will not be.)

We also spotted Power Core Combiners-- all 5-- along with numerous Gold-boxed Hunt for the Decepticons product at a Phoenix-area Toys "R" Us last night. We did not see Scout-class toys, but seemingly everything else was present down to new Legends. And on that note...

--AP

Review: Transformers Generations Thrust

TransformersThrust MK IV Hasbro has released many toys named "Thrust" over the years, but this one is the closest to how the cartoon character is painted. Based on the 2007 Ramjet mold-- which itself started life as a 2006 Starscream-- this version includes new wings and a new paint job. Surprisingly, it also includes a tiny bit of chrome under the canopy. He turns from a jet to a robot. If you've been following this line since 2006, 2007, or even 2008, there's probably nothing here to surprise you. Very similar Thrust toys were previously sold at Botcon in a boxed set to the tune of nearly $300 (and more on the secondary market), and a 2008 Japanese release (of which this is a repaint) was closer to $100 at some times. [ READ THE FULL REVIEW ]

--AP

Predators Action Figures Revealed at Dread Central

MoviesTusky RaidersThe nifty new trio of Predators figures from NECA are up, first at Dread Central. See the Classic Predator (pictured), the Berserker Predator, and the Falconer Predator. These are apparently due out in the coming days, which is kinda late for a reveal.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates This Week

PS3inFAMOUSFull games this week include inFAMOUS. It's $29.99.

New PSOne titles are not available this week.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPMidway Arcade Treasures Extended PlayNew (to downloading) this week: Midway Arcade Treasures Extended Play and Bejeweled 2 each for $9.99. Also, Hot Shots Tennis: Get A Grip for $19.99.

PSPMinis this week include Mahjonng Solitaire, Stellar Attack, Egypt Engineering An Empire, Hello Flowerz, and Arcade Darts. Each is $3.99-$4.99.

New PSOne titles are not available this week.

--AP

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