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The Torosaurus Is Now Relevant
August 2, 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.

Dark 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 Dark Trooper figure from a few months ago, and would you believe it's the first "Phase 1" version to get a toy? Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

We are also getting reports of the new Wal-Mart Jabba the Hutt set hitting. We wrote a review and you should check it out.

--AP

Pursuit of Cobra Out, Surprisingly Expensive at Wal-Mart

G.I. JoeFastGood news: Wal-Mart stores are putting our Pursuit of Cobra vehicles and figures. The bad news: figures are a whopping $9.97, which means that Wal-Mart has elected to charge a large premium on the line much like Toys "R" Us did with the recent Star Wars: The Vintage Collection line. If $9.97 seems to expensive for you, wait for Target, shop online, and generally don't pay it. (Target stores will be charging $6.99, and cases from Entertainment Earth average out to $7.08 per figure.)

--AP

Voltron x Thomas = This

ToysFastDubbed "Voltromas", this amazing Chinese bootleg combines Thomas the Tank Engine with Voltron. The review at Poe Ghostal's Points of Articulation points out that it's fragile, but arguably the most amazing thing you will see this mont. We agree.

--AP

Transformers Galleries Galore: Masterpiece, HFTD

TransformersHot!First up, images from a Chinese Transformers Cybertron Con China reveal Masterpiece Rodimus Prime for the first time. The show itself has a mix of Hasbro and TakaraTomy presence, which makes it unique as most regions have one or the other.

Arguably more exciting was a slide show revealing 2011 classics toys including Scourge, Thunderwing, Perceptor, and tons of other exciting additions you still need to see. Of particular note are the names, like "Special Ops Jazz" and "Turbo Tracks." Also shown for the first time is a Legends-class "Gold Bumblebee." He's painted like Goldbug! The new Lugnut is inspired by the animated character, and also worth a look.

Other galleries include HFTD Insecticon, HFTD Highbrow, and HFTD Blue Fallen. Nice!

--AP

Comic-Con Venture Bros. Panel Posted

Venture Bros.Great! If you missed it, and odds are you did, San Diego Comic-Con's Venture Bros. Panel was posted to AdultSwim.com. Nice!

--AP

Monday Funny Links Worth Your Attention

16bitInappropriate! We found some links worth sharing with you in the funny department.

First, Google Books posted Chunklet's Overrated Book in great detail, but seemingly not the whole thing. Wow. It's much cheaper than paying for it, which you should do anyway. Music fans, check this out.

Second, behold the Clive Clemmons Inappropriate Response Channel, a classic routine from Late Night with Conan O'Brien. It even features TV's Andy Daly in the first part!

--AP

I'll See You In Hell When We Die
August 3, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsObi-Wan Kenobi (Space Suit)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 Coleman Trebor figure from 2009, possibly still available at a Target near you! Is it worth it? We think so. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Gallery: Black Animated Convoy (Optimus Prime)

TransformersNEWThe tipsters and collectors at KOToys.com have a gallery of a Black Convoy from the Japanese Animated line, which sadly will likely never come out in the USA. Import away, kids!

--AP

Outer Space Men: Black Light Gallery

Outer Space MenNEWThe Onell Design blog has tons of pictures of the Alpha Phase figures with black light. News? No. Awesome? Yes. Make sure you check these out, the coloring is really stunning and if they ever decide to do wacky repaints of these figures, this colorful images could make for amazing toys.

Reviews of these figures will start appearing on this site this week, so stay tuned!

--AP

SDCC He-Man Orko On Sale, Sells Out

Masters of the UniverseNEWSurprised? Don't be. Over at MattyCollector.com you can see what's left from Monday's on-sale event. Orko sold out first, followed by Plastic Man. At press time, nothing else has sold through. So you can still get Mo-Larr vs. Skeletor!

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week: Two for WiiWare

WiiDeer CaptorThis week's WiiWare offerings are Deer Captor for $5/500 points, plus Fantasy Slots: Adventure Slots and Games, which was $7/700 points.

The Virtual Console has nothing.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: Four New Titles

Nintendo DSBlayzBloo: Super Melee Action Battle RoyaleThis week's batch: BlayzBloo: Super Melee Action Battle Royale, Hints Hunter, Match Up!, and Petz Dogz Family. Each is $2/200 points-$8/800 points.

--AP

LEGO Minifigures Series 2 Pre-Orders at Entertainment Earth

LEGOAWESOMEComing in the next couple of months is the fan-freaking-tastic LEGO Minifigures Series 2 10-Pack. Entertainment Earth has a pre-order for a pack of 10, and figures may include bodybuilders, pop stars, Mexicans (we believe that's the name), a vampire, and other awesome little figures. Order some, otherwise you will be sorry you missed it!

--AP

DC Universe, Green Lantern Also at Entertainment Earth

DC ComicsAzraelIf you're looking for new DC Universe or Green Lantern Classics, they're up for pre-order. Azrael is pretty fantastic, The Riddler, Jonah Hex, and Classic Robin are also pretty freaking sweet.

Also new are a ton of Green Lantern Classics, with new figures like Kyle Rayner, Mongul, and Black Lantern Abin Sur are some of the more distinctive additions.

--AP

I Would Walk A Mile For Boring Girls
August 4, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsGeneral GrievousFigure 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 General Grievous figure from The Clone Wars that, depending on who you asked, came out on June or hasn't been released yet. You can hack off his legs, arms, and "damage" his head. Should you? Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Review: Outer Space Men Alpha Phase Metamorpho

The Outer Space MenAlpha Phase MetamorphoMetamorpho is the first modern release of the character from the old Colorforms Aliens line, this time as an action figure. Limited somewhere between 300 and 500 pieces, this glow-in-the-dark Alpha Phase "prepaint" features about 12 meaningful points of articulation, Man-E-Faces style face changing, and swappable arms. Fun enough to be worth the $10, but you won't get it that cheap. [ READ THE FULL REVIEW ]

--AP

Presumably Exclusive Transformers Scout 2-Packs Revealed

TransformersDrydockVia TFW2005 comes word of a bunch of new Transformers 2-packs, via PDFs of their instructions on Hasbro's own web site.

Blue Maximus, Crosshairs, and Drydock are repaints of Revenge of the Fallen scouts. Meanwhile, Undertow is a redeco of Cybertron Short Round. We're guessing Wal-Mart exclusives, and given the lack of an announcement at Botcon, we're gambling on a November release date. But we don't know this to be fact.

--AP

FX Loves Comedy, Possibly You

TVLouieVia The Hollywood reporter come two stories of comedy. One is good. One is interesting.

Story the first: Louis C.K.'s show Louie has been renewed for a second season. It's a quality program worthy of your attention and chuckles.

Story the second: an unofficial Star Trek spoof Alabama is coming from Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant, which means... we don't know what it means. It's certainly a surprise. This probably means Boldly Going Nowhere, a sci-fi comedy from the creative team of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, did exactly that.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates This Week

PS3Earthworm Jim HDThe big new download this week is Earthworm Jim HD, previously released on the Xbox Live Arcade service. It's pretty awesome, and $9.99. We'd designate it as "worth your time."

No new PSOne titles are available.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPWarriors Of The Lost EmpireNew to download this week: Warriors Of The Lost Empire for $9.99. Sony says: "Raid the dungeons and seek out the evil that has overtaken your land and bring glory back to the empire!"

New PSP Minis include Arctic Adventures: Polar's Puzzles for $4.99 and Widgets Odyssey 2 for $2.99.

--AP

Fred Schnieder, Superions to do Xmas Album

MusicJust Fred... and two other guysWe've never heard of this site before but we clicked a link that confirmed Fred Schnieder and The Superions are doing a Christmas album. We are not big fans of holiday music, but we're big fans of Fred doing pretty much anything. It's all original stuff, which is good, we guess, but we'd really like to hear him belt out pretty much any classic.

--AP

The Reset Is Going On Now
August 5, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsHan Solo (Echo Base Outfit)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 Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit) figure from the brand-new Vintage line. He should be in a store near you today-- should you help to change that? Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Tons Of New Transformers Hitting

TransformersSledgePerhaps timed to the resets, we're seeing reports of all sorts of new things hitting! Target has a big endcap and exclusive deluxe 2-packs. Toys "R" Us is getting Animated Rodimus and Ironhide. We're even hearing Power Core Combiners Wave 2 hitting Wal-Marts! Exciting. Happy hunting!

--AP

Target Gets New Marvel Exclusive 2-Packs

MarvelWhat Are You Lookin' At, Bub? Target stores have 4 exclusive 2-packs of 3 3/4-inch scale Marvel figures. They include: Spider-Man and Green Goblin, Iron Man and Punisher, Iron Man and Black Panther, plus Wolverine and Hand Ninja. Each is $12.99, and we were most pleased to see Wolverine and the Ninja so far.

--AP

Castlevania Harmony of Despair for the Xbox 360 Live Released This Week

Xbox Live ArcadeCastlevania Harmony of DespairXbox 360 owners, it's time to look into Castlevania Harmony of Despair, which is a strange remix of multiplayer action and sprites from existing DS games, as well as Symphony of the Night. It's $15/1,200 points. We already bought it, that's how much we liked it.

--AP

Bruised Fruit
August 6, 2010
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 figure with baby Luke, comic pack style. Did you miss this Wal-Mart exclusive? How does that make you feel? Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Transformers Hailstorm, Darkmount Shipping; Movie 3-Pack Gallery

TransformersHotOur sponsor/corporate overlords Entertainment Earth have received many new Transformers toys including Elita-1, Darkmount, Hailstorm, War for Cybertron Megatron, and others. Many are out of stock, but you should check for current availability.

This also means your local stores are now fair game. Unless you're Canadian, in which case you are most likely screwed.

Coming to America?

Also awesome: Challenge at Cybertron Cyclonus, Rodimus, and Galvatron gallery at HKTF. They are gorgeous. The deco seems improved on all three, painting Cyclonus' face does wonders in allowing the detail in the mold express itself rather than fade into the dim grey plastic. Really, the only thing that could be better would be to make Rodimus' hands orange, but this will do just fine-- if we can get some-- and we hope the rumors of it being a US Target exclusive come true.

--AP

Halo Reach Edition Xbox Coming To Japan

Xbox 360Silver Coming to Japan (and possibly elsewhere) is this Halo Reach Edition Xbox 360, as seen on NCS. This model has a 250GB HD, two controllers, a silver shell, a headset, and the Japanese edition of Halo Reach. We assume something similar with fewer bells and whistles will show up in other countries.

--AP

Prototype Possible Volcano Viper Redeco on Ebay

G.I. JoeVolcano Viper A repaint of the Rise of Cobra Mole Pod was planned but generally unreleased-- you'll never see one in the wild unless you're crazy lucky and probably also in Canada. On eBay, a brightly colored Volcano Viper redeco just sold for a whopping $305. It is not yet known if this is a one-off, or a preview of an upcoming exclusive or Pursuit of Cobra release.

You can read a review of the original Volcano Viper-- which you also don't have-- at General's Joes. (And you should.) The going rate of the Lava Pod is surprisingly cheap given that it qualifies as a somewhat rare vehicle, you can get one for $12-$20 before shipping on eBay.

--AP

Dangit Dracula
August 9, 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.

Wedge AntillesFigure 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 Wedge Antilles figure from the beginning! Well, not the beginning, but it's the first-ever Wedge action figure from Kenner. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Transformers Custom Repaints Rock, Generations Mini-Cons Out

TransformersHot!We saw some great custom work last week, and we had to share. First up, Revenge of the Fallen Bludgeon was given a significant makeover, giving the head a much better look and the tank mode an incredibly realistic amount of detail. We approve.

Arguably more involved is Seaspray, which has been given some more G1-friendly coloring and some electronics to boot! It's quite impressive.

As far as new purchases go, it seems Family Dollar is getting new individually carded Mini-Cons for $3.50 each. Never heard of "Family Dollar"? That probably means you live in a great neighborhood, and good for you. The store has a lot of cheap items, but it is not a dollar store (as such). Good hunting, because this batch includes Pan-Handler! (Also Swashplate, Drivetrain, and Break-Neck.)

--AP

Playmobil Top Agents Hitting Germany Soon; US Exclusive Africa Now

PlaymobilNew!After their new adventurer theme, Playmobil continues its descent into male action toys with Top Agents, due in Germany this month. Flying cars, mountain fortresses, and robot drones await you when the line hits US stores in, at the earliest, about a year from now. The series seems to combine elements of James Bond with M.A.S.K., and is actually one of the most endearing lines in ages-- particularly because they look like toys, and not tiny prop replicas.

On American shelves are no fewer than six repackaged exclusive Africa sets, showing up now at Target. These are remixed and reduced versions of the existing specialty line, so you can-- for example-- get the Rhinoceros and a jeep for $15, but it lacks the cage and the windshield. On the other hand, you save $20. The large safari station has been reduced in size, and some animals appear to be missing from the Target US issues entirely, such as the water buffalo. Happy hunting!

--AP

Castlevania Harmony of Despair DLC Leaks

Xbox Live ArcadeCastlevania Harmony of DespairNew images show unannounced DLC for Castlevania Harmony of Despair, which includes a pyramid stage inspired by Portrait of Ruin as well as the characters Maria Renard and Julius Belmont. Of course, you're going to have to pay for these things.

--AP

Giant LEGO Tower Bridge Announced

LEGOFastA massive Tower Bridge from LEGO was revealed over the weekend, and Brothers-Brick has a lot of images, video, and more on the new set. At US$240 and 4,287 pieces, it's quite impressive.

--AP

Pursuit of Cobra Commander Clarifications

G.I. JoeFastWhile certain characters in the G.I. Joe: Pursuit of Cobra line are extremely popular, there seems to be a little confusion as to if Cobra Commander is rare or not. The short answer: he's not, look at eBay if you doubt us.

If you look at the casepack ratios posted online, there are actually more Cobra Commanders shipping over the next few waves than other characters. He does have unique packaging, but the quantity of the figure being produced is equal to or greater than numerous other releases. If you want one, get one, but don't be a chump and overpay online-- there's no need! (Not yet, anyway.)

Pricing on the line is all over the place-- some Wal-Mart stores have reduced it to $6.96 to compete with Target's $6.99. Toys "R" Us is at $7.49 per figure.

Also! The voice cast of G.I. Joe Renegades has been revealed, for what it's worth. Nothing specific as to who is who, but it's a start!

--AP

You Can't Have These Either
August 10, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsClone Trooper JekFigure 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 Jek figure from 2009, based on one of the troopers from the premiere episode of The Clone Wars. Is he worth picking up? Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Outer Space Men: New York Exclusives

Outer Space MenNEWDetails are sketchy, but we got word through the Fantastic Exclusive Forums that there will be new exclusive figures available at New York's own convention on October. The as-of-yet unconfirmed details are as follows, which we repost here as we couldn't get the link to work, and the emphasis is our own:

Outer Space Men Astro-Nautilus: The Man from Neptune Action Figure - Category: Toy The Four Horsemen's widely popular Outer Space Men action figures continue with this exclusive variant of Astro-Nautilus with crystal clear blue plastic, florescent green painted eyes, crystal clear orange ABS accessories.

Outer Space Men Inferno: The Flame Man from Mercury Action Figure - Category: Toy The Four Horsemen's widely popular Outer Space Men action figures continue with this exclusive variant of Inferno with crystal clear yellow plastic and red painted eyes. Both Outer Space Men figures will be extremely limited to just 300 pieces.

Images, pricing, and confirmation of the additional two characters are not yet available.

--AP via Outer Space Men News

New Weezer Cover Apparently Not a Prank

WeezerWeezerRemember when the new Weezer album title was announced, and you all said "hey, wouldn't it be funny if Jorge Garcia were on the cover?" Well, it's your fault. Over at Spinner.com you can see what your joke has wrought!

We hold out hope that next year, UFO Or Die will get back together to release an album called "Dr. Orpheus."

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week: Clearly a Joke

WiiEnjoy Your Massage!This week's WiiWare offerings are Enjoy Your Massage! for $5/500 points, plus My Aquarium, which was also $5/500 points. One lets you touch women. Guess which one.

The Virtual Console has nothing. Again.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: Four New Titles

Nintendo DSAbsolute ChessThis week's batch: TURN: The Lost Artifact, Rhythm Core Alpha, Absolute Chess, and Did It Myself ABC123. Each is $2/200 points-$8/800 points.

--AP

Damn Ink
August 11, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsJedi Padawan (Large Boy)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 Jedi Padawan (Large Boy) figure from Star Tours that, seemingly, didn't do so hot. He looks a lot like Kitster. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Joe Con 2011: Orlando

The Outer Space MenAmerica's SchlongWord has hit that the location has been selected and it is indeed Orlando, which seems to be getting all the good trade shows lately-- Botcon and Celebration V this year, Joe Con next year.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates This Week

PS3Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The GameThe big new download this week is Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game, which we are told by those we trust is surprisingly excellent. It's $9.99. At $19.99, Red Faction: Guerilla Combat was also released.

The PSOne title CTR: Crash Team Racing was released for $5.99.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPMadden NFL 11 PSPNew to download this week: Madden NFL 11 PSP for $39.99. Sony says: "Madden NFL 11 for the PSP grants you unprecedented access to Everything You See On Sunday, including all-new commentary from the most exciting play-by-play voice in sports, Gus Johnson. Build the ultimate dynasty in the robust Franchise mode, change history in the Superstar Challenge mode, or simply take your NFL fandom with you on the road wherever you go.!" We say: football, blech.

New PSP Minis include Arctic Adventures: Polar's Puzzles for $4.99 and Widgets Odyssey 2 for $2.99.

--AP

Doug Benson Hypocritical Oaf Preview

ComedyDougThe great Doug Benson, he who hosts the greatest comedy podcast in the history of ever, has a new CD+DVD plopping in a store near you soon. The Laugh Button has a short preview from the CD/MP3/whatever, which hits August 31, 2010. Yes you should buy it. No, don't pirate it. Doug works hard.

--AP

There's A Story Here
August 12, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsCaptain TyphoFigure 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 Captain Typho figure from 2009. You probably missed him, didn't you? Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

New Jungle Joe Reviews for Pursuit of Cobra

G.I. JoeJungle ViperOver at The Terror Drome you can see early reviews of carded samples of the the Jungle Viper and Jungle Assault Snake Eyes, complete with kicking action feature! These should be out in September or October.

--AP

Wii Gets Golden(eye) Classic Controller

WiiGoldeneye Controller Activision and Nintendo are teaming up this fancy gold controller to go with the remake of the Nintendo64 game for the Wii this fall. It comes in a bundle with the game for about $70, and it does include the fancy grips.

--AP

Monday Night Combat for the Xbox 360 Live Released This Week

Xbox Live ArcadeMonday Night CombatXbox 360 owners, it's time to look into Monday Night Combat, which is a a new first-person shooter. It's $15/1,200 points. We are hearing good things about it.

--AP

I Hate Updating From The Road
August 13, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsCamieFigure 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 Camie figure from Celebration V-- on sale now! Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

Here is a look at Celebration V-- hundreds of photos we took can be seen.

--AP

Transformers Punch/Counterpunch available, sells through

TransformersHotDid you want Punch/Counterpunch from the club? Well, too bad. They sold through quickly, all 300 units on gone and we are not bitter we were on a flight. Not at all. It was about $60.

--AP

G.I. Joe Renegades Sneak Peek

G.I. JoeVolcano Viper A part of Hasbro's latest evil scheme TV network, Hubworld has info on the new G.I. Joe Renegads TV show. Not a lot, really, but you can see some art.

--AP

He's Not a Dracula Either
August 16, 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.

Camie MarstrapFigure 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 Camie Marstrap figure from Celebration V! Based on a little-seen deleted scene from the original film, she's one-half of an exclusive action figure comic pack. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

Also, check out the extensive Celebration V coverage including images, panels, and more!

--AP

Transformers Galleries Galore

TransformersHot!A bunch of new galleries made it up at KOToys.com. First up, Transformers Generations Dirge is shown against his Henkei ancestor, and guess what? His face isn't chewed up like the sample at Comic-Con in July.

Also new in the gallery front: Axor, a remold of Lockdown, Rescue Ratchet, and Terradive, who against Highbrow looks even more awesome. Or perhaps Highbrow just looks cheap.

--AP

Playmobil Mass Market Sets Hitting Now

PlaymobilNew!A ton of new items are hitting now! A new mini Ghost Pirate ship was spotted in an Orlando area Toys "R" Us over the weekend, as were the mass-market Africa sets and a couple of the European/Specialty sets as well. Good hunting!

--AP

LEGO Christmas Bakery Announced

LEGOFastA new LEGO 10216 Winter Village Bakery was revealed over the weekend, and you can wish for it but not order it. At US$55 and 687 pieces, it's pretty nice. 7 figures come in the box, plus a bunch of other stuff.

--AP

Let's See This One
August 17, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsClone Captain Rex (Rookies)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 Captain Rex figure from 2009, based on The Clone Wars episode "Rookies." He's got blood on him. Is he worth picking up? Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

POC Cobra Ice Cutter Gallery

G.I. JoeNEWBecause we love leaks, a pretty good G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra Ice Cutter Gallery has surfaced on ACToys.net. It has a recolored Snow Viper. We rather like it, despite its ability to seat only one figure while resembling a classic He-Man ride.

--AP

Ghostbusters II Figure Set Questionable

GhostbustersNEWThe infamous Matty posted a Ghostbusters II boxed set to Facebook. The 6-inch boxed set includes all four main characters, Santa hats, and Slimer.

--AP

Wall of Voodoo Fans: Stream Ridgway's Latest Now

MusicStanardThe new Stan Ridgway album, Neon Mirage, is up for streaming and also purchase. We haven't tuned in to it just yet, but we bet it's going to be good.

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week: Why Me

WiiSpace TrekThis week's WiiWare offerings are Space Trek for $7/700 points, plus A Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs. Robots, which was also $5/500 points.

The Virtual Console has nothing. Again.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: Four New Titles

Nintendo DSJust Sing! National AnthemsThis week's batch: 3D Mahjong, Divergent Shift, Just Sing! National Anthems, and myNotebook: Carbon. Each is $2/200 points-$8/800 points.

--AP

Oh No, The Horse!
August 18, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsRoth-Del MasonaFigure 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 Roth-Del Masona figure from last year's Geonosis Arena sets for Target. He's obscure. How obscure? Well, if he didn't have a figure, would you know who he was? Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

New He-Man Info from Matty

Masters of the UniverseAmerica's SchlongMatty let slip tons of details on 200X-style figures, sculpt changes, paint jobs, and more and you should read it. (Yes, there will be Battle Armor Skeletor panels.)

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PS3: PSN Updates This Week

PS3Top GunNew to download this week: Top Gun for $14.99. Sony says: "Top Gun is a free-flying air combat shooter based on the film. In Top Gun, players enroll in the Academy as Maverick with their RIO Goose to go up against the best for top honors. Following graduation, players fly into the danger zone with fellow US Navy pilots, where they shoot down enemy jets, attack bases and engage in large-scale dogfights. Top Gun also features 5 multiplayer modes, allowing 16 players to battle it out online."

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPYs SevenNew to download this week: Ys Seven for $29.99. Sony says: "The legendary action RPG series returns, this time exclusively for the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system. Join Adol and Dogi for their largest adventure ever! Discover the many mysteries sealed away in the vast country of Altago, and awaken the Five Great Dragons to save the world! New Original Story, Same Ys Legacy."

--AP

How About This One?
August 19, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsRebel Trooper (Scout Trooper 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 we look at the Rebel Trooper (Scout Trooper Disguise) figure from 2008, and boy is it nice. Removable helmet! Beard! Yes! Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Transformers Generations Skullgrin Head Lineart Revealed

TransformersSkullgrinOver at The Allspark you can see lineart of Generations Skullgrin as Hasbro used the wrong head on the instruction sheet for Darkmount, which is just now hitting stores. Lovely! Check out their threads for some great concepts on coloring this upcoming toy which, to date, has not been revealed to the public-- i.e., you.

--AP

Pursuit of Cobra: Preproduction vs. Final Changes

G.I. JoeZartanOver at HISS Tank you can see a magnificent look at Rise of Cobra packaging for Pursuit of Cobra Figures and changes made to the toys before release, complete with new heads and deco changes. Fascinating!

--AP

More Playmobil at TRU: Adventure, School

PlaymobilFunAmerican Toys "R" Us stores continue to get new Playmobil, now including a wide variety of school sets in addition to more Africa Safari items as well as 2011 (2010 Germany) adventurer sets. Quite a few, actually. Good hunting!

--AP

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light for the Xbox 360 Live Released This Week

Xbox Live ArcadeLara Croft and the Guardian of LightXbox 360 owners, it's time to look into Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, which is a a new Tomb Raider adventure. It's $15/1,200 points.

--AP

How White My Shirts Could Be
August 20, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsRocket Battle 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 Rocket Battle Droid figure from the recent animated line-- complete with crazy accessories. How many should you buy? Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

Here is a look at Celebration V-- hundreds of photos we took can be seen.

--AP

Transformers Family Dollar Items Hit, Elite Prime Revealed

TransformersElite Guard Optimus PrimeDid you hear about the new exclusive Million Publishing Elite Guard Optimus Prime from Japan? If you buy the book, you get a chance to buy the toy, but you need to live in Japan-- or have some good friends. Good luck, completeists.

HotAlso, we found all 4 of the Transformers Mini-Cons from this wonderful Pan-Handler wave at Family Dollar. Each was a somewhat pricey $3.50, but well, Pan-Handler. How can you say no to a baby blue robot hobo? Or Hobot?

--AP

Even More New US Playmobil Hitting Toys "R" Us Stores

G.I. JoeOctafish Toys "R" Us retail stores and people on eBay are getting in the new $6.99 Playmobil Jumbo Blister Cards. We saw both at lunch yesterday. 5900 includes two pirates, a rowboat, and an adorable little orange octopus with black eyes-- quite unusual for Playmobil as the eyes are typically in very bright colors. 5909 focuses on Dragon Knights with a horse, two figures, and the satisfaction of my not buying it at $6.99.

--AP

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Dated

VideogamesBelmontKonami told us the 3D Castlevania game that didn't start life as a Castlevania game will hit shelves on October 5. It will be on both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 consoles.

--AP

Say The Word, Man
August 23, 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.

Rebel 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 Rebel Trooper figure from the 2003 Saga line-- which means it had one of two heads, of (at least) five total used on this body. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

Also, Toys "R" Us is running a buy-one-get-one-half-off sale on its Hasbro Star Wars action figures. This would be a good time to get the guys you've been putting off.

--AP

G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra Wave 3 Packaging

TransformersHot!A look at the first wave of 2011 packaged Pursuit of Cobra figures has been found, and you can see Duke, Storm Shadow, Snake Eyes, and the Cobra Shock Trooper at ACToys.net.

Duke looks more like a traditional Duke, while the Cobra Shock Trooper looks like an incredibly realistic S.W.A.T.-inspired figure. Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow remain goofy ninjas, although if they wanted to go goofier, we wouldn't complain.

--AP

Yet More New Dreamcast Games Coming

PlaymobilNew!Despite being pronounced dead about 10 years ago, it seems that Redspot games will continue publishing for the console. Sure, they're low-run games released to other platforms, btu in this Joystiq story you can see why they keep doing what they're doing. Sort of.

--AP

Playmobil 2011 (Germany) Catalog Scans

PlaymobilFastA new If you can't wait for 2011 (or 2012), Klickywelt has a preview of tons of new 2011 sets including Specials, newly molded horses, and Super Sets. If you're crazy about horses, it seems they're going for that sub-Breyer horse customer. Most notable, though, is a Samurai figure in the Specials line. We approve. Despite rumors, there don't appear to be any new Western theme sets aside from a Specials figure just yet.

Over on Playmobil's German site, many new products are up for your perusal. The t-shirt on this Female Jogger made us laugh. And we have no beef with this Mongollian warrior.

Also notable, many of the new US sets for 2010 are up on Toysrus.com for your viewing-- adventurers, Safari, Pirates, etc.

--AP

Bringing Us Down
August 24, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsHeavy Assault Super Battle 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 Heavy Assault Super Battle Droid figure from 2009, based on The Clone Wars series. He has a huge gun. Is he worth picking up? Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Nifty Kabaya Ultra Magnus, Prowl, Jetfire Coming

TransformersNEWA Japanese site Rakuten has posted a new wave of Kabaya Transformers toys, this time focusing on existing toy designs that aren't named Convoy. Ultra Magnus may be based on his recent Titanium design, while Prowl and Jetfire are both clearly modeled after their 2008 and 2007 releases, respectively.

--AP

Sun City Girls Final Album: Funeral Mariachi

MusicSun City GirlsThe supposedly final Sun City Girls album, Funeral Mariachi, will be hitting on vinyl and presumably lesser formats at the end of September. Just a heads-up for those of you who actually know who they are.

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week: Something Old

WiiUforiaThis week's WiiWare offerings are And Yet It Moves for $1/1000 points, which is described as stylish and as a platformer.

The Virtual Console has the NES title Uforia for $5/500 points, which is from Sunsoft. Which, lately, is the only company who cares about you.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: Four New Titles

Nintendo DSG.G. Series Ninja Karakuri DenThis week's batch: Rytmik, G.G. Series Ninja Karakuri Den, My Farm, and Absolute Reversi. Each is $2/200 points-$8/800 points.

--AP

POC G.I. Joe Wave 2 Spotted Locally

G.I. JoeNEWAs reported last week, we have also now found the second wave of Pursuit of Cobra locally-- we snagged a Jungle Viper and Destro, but also noticed Snake Eyes, Dusty, Recondo, and Zartan. Check your local stores for the latest, or else!

--AP

Jango's Sweet Ride
August 25, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsClone Trooper FivesFigure 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 Fives figure from last year's Wal-Mart exclusive 2-packs. He's a basic white clone, but with a "5" on his head and a beard. Pretty cool, or pretty cheap? Or both? Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

Also, we spotted the new Toys "R" Us exclusive Clone Wars "Rise of Boba Fett" Battle Pack. We snapped some quick pictures showcasing where a Carbonite block could go, should Hasbro bow to fan demand for the inevitable repaint in The Empire Strikes Back colors.

--AP

G.I. Joe Original Pimp Destro Sold, Custom CAT

G.I. JoeDestroSince they so rarely come up we thought we'd share this auction for a carded Pimp Destro which recently ended for $2,500. There are thought to be about 100 known authentic packaged samples of this set.

DestroAlso amusing was this clever repaint of the Legends Transformers Ravage as a Cobra C.A.T., which goes well with your B.A.T. army. Hasbro, you should totally make these.

--AP

Stickers Turn G.I. Joe Vehicle into M.A.S.K. Vehicle

ToysJackhammerOne of our favorite (virtually) ignored 1980s toy lines is M.A.S.K., so we were quite taken with this Cobra Steel Crusher to M.A.S.K. Jackhammer Sticker Kit which sells for $10. While hardly cheap, it's a very creative enterprise and showcases a great way to repurpose some of the more civilian molds in the G.I. Joe line. Here's hoping to see more!

--AP

Lupin III Revoltech Coming, Awesome

AnimeMonkey PunchIn the ever-expanding lineup of awesome licenses in Revoltech, now you can see Lupin III which will sell for a pretty reasonable $30 or so. With the articulation and accessories, it's probably well worth the asking price.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates This Week

PS3No WhammiesNew to download this week: Shank for $14.99 and Press Your Luck for $9.99. Game show fans are aware of the latter, but what is the former? Sony says: "Betrayed and left for dead by the only family he ever knew, Shank is back to get revenge on the underworld¹s deadliest assassins for killing his beloved. Armed with his knowledge of gang warfare and weaponry, Shank must battle his way through the criminal underground to destroy those who brought his world crashing down around him."

Also released were PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap for $6.99 and Motorstorm 3D Rift for $9.99.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPYs SevenNew to download this week: Zuma for $9.99. The now-classic Popcap Games puzzler involves a frog statue spitting marbles at other marbles-- it's a ton of fun. Well worth a look.

The PSP Minis game Arcade Air Hockey & Bowling was also released, and it is $3.99.

--AP

Mego Catalog Cover Recreated, Neat

ToysMonkey PunchHave you ever wondered if a fan would re-create a product catalog show in their own home? A Mego Museum user did, showing off the new Mego-esque figures sold at Entertainment Earth on a recent catalog cover. The shot incorporates a mix of Mattel and Bif Bang Pow! product.

--AP

See That Cat
August 26, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsLeia (Hoth Outfit)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 Leia (Hoth Outfit) figure from just this year, and it turned out quite well. She's about the right height, plus she has a removable vest and a blaster. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Lost Comedy Album from The State To See Rhino Handmade Release

TVComedyThe famous (almost) Rhino Handmade label will be releasing Comedy For Gracious Living by The State which, as of a few months ago, was talked up as a lost artifact that you may as well go pirate-- and now they're releasing it. Having heard it, it's a sort of a slog-- but fans of the show may enjoy it. It will be $19.98 and according to the site, likely exclusive to online sales. (Although we have seen Rhino Handmade CDs pop up in new bins at better record stores.)

--AP

Free Mission of Burma Live Show Up For Grabs

MusicMax ErnstThe always delightful Souther Shelter posted the complete Mission of Burma show from August 18 at the 40 Watt in Atlanta. You know you need to download this-- after all, it has "Max Ernst" on it, which you may as well hear here if you haven't already.

--AP

Scott Pilgrim, Shank for the Xbox 360 Live Released This Week

Xbox Live ArcadeScott Pilgrim vs. The WorldXbox 360 owners, it's time to look into Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, which is the same game that was on PSN a few weeks ago. This 8-bit inspired beat-'em-up is $10/800 points.

Also available is Shank, which uses the notion of it being a violent, graphic novel-like game as a selling point. It's $15/1,200 points. It also boasts a weapons-based combo system.

--AP

$770 YuGiOh Dragon Statues

TransformersAnimeWhile we are too old to enjoy the license, we can appreciate that you can buy these two very expensive YuGiOh! dragons at $770 each if you are so inclined. They're from the Good Smile Company, are pretty huge, and will probably not be bought by you or anyone you know.

--AP

Best Toy Run Ever (This Week)
August 27, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsSnowtrooperFigure 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 Snowtrooper figure from a 2007 exclusive gift set from Target. It was fancy. Oh so fancy. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

TRU Exclusive Movie Devastator in G1 Colors Out

TransformersDevastator The Legends Revenge of the Fallen Transformers Legends-class Devastator has been repainted in green and shipped to a US Toys "R" Us near you. The Japanese issue is pictured, the US one is in slightly different colors. Good hunting!

--AP

Ohio Man Hates Fun, Toys For Collectors

ToysAmerica's Favorite Serial KillerAsk the teacher for more homework, put on that dorky sweater your mom wants, and then be the subject of the headline Man Raises Concerns Over 'Serial Killer' Doll from a recent news story in Ohio. The crux of it: he doesn't like seeing Dexter at Toys "R" Us-- given that Toys "R" Us carries a number of adult-friendly action figure lines, particularly from NECA and McFarlane Toys, this is sort of surprising given the nature of so much of the stuff they sell.

...also it is not a doll. It is an action figure. Haven't we been over this, people with meaningful things to do all day?

Also sold at Toys "R" Us: the murderous Joker, the genocidal Darth Vader, the Nazi Red Skull, and a number of "rated M" video games. And there are Tiger Woods figures on the closeout aisle. Oh, and a complete line of toys where 50% of the releases are terrorists-- it's called G.I. Joe. Speaking of...

--AP

Awesome G.I. Joe Ice Cutter Vehicle Galleries

G.I. JoeOctafish A few sites linked to this site we've never heard of. Abang.com has an awesome in- and out-of-box gallery of the Cobra Ice Cutter that reveals things like big moving guns and a giant rear wheel, plus a roomy interior for one of your favorite small plastic terrorists from Cobra. We don't think we'd mind seeing swamp-themed repaints, either.

Later, we were pointed out to another great gallery of this toy on ACtoys.net, which shows off other elements of it. There are also a few on eBay but you'll note they're more than the $14.99 SRP.

--AP

Awesome Lost Star Trek Next Gen Casting Memo

Star TrekSilpheedDid you know there were a lot of strange casting possibilities for Star Trek: The Next Generation? Over at Trekmovie.com is an amazing internal memo from Paramount with some weird choices. Wesley Snipes for Geordi LaForge? Rosalind Chao for Tasha Yar? Logan's Run's Jenny Augutter as Dr. Crusher? And Fun House's own J.D. Roth as Wesley Crusher? You gotta read this.

--AP

Mattel DC Universe Wave 15 Gets Major Assortment Change

DC ComicsSilpheedIn what may be inside baseball for you (but is our "day job" to us), our friends (ourselves) at Entertainment Earth have a revised case for DC Universe Wave 15 meaning that the first two cases will not be produced. This revised mix has fewer total figures, but stores (or you) will get the entire assortment of characters (variants not guaranteed) in a single box, rather than spreading it across two with added repacks of Batman, Superman, and so forth. So yeah, if you collect all the figures, this may be a good bet for you-- or a sign that all figures should be of roughly equal rarity, except Martian Manhunter (and/or his variant) whose ratios were not disclosed.

Figures in the assortment include OMAC, Golden Pharaoh, and the bizarre but neat Sinestro Corps Yellow Lantern Batman.

--AP

Silpheed SA-77 Lancer Model Kit

Video GamesSilpheedApparently NCS continues to have all the big news. A Japanese import SA-77 Lancer Model Kit from Silpheed is coming for $60 later this year. It's about 10-inches long and will likely be a whole lot more expensive in 1-2 years, so if you're a Sega-CD or Mega-CD fan, and you know what this is, you might want to grab one.

--AP

ACTIONACTIONACTIONACTION!
August 30, 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.

Concept SnowtrooperFigure 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 Concept Snowtrooper figure from the 2009 line-- in other words, the non-McQuarrie Concept version. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Masterpiece Rodimus Fully Revealed, Yellow Seaspray

transformers_mNew!A ton-- and we mean ton-- of new Japanese Transformers were revealed at Japan's C3X Hobby Show last weekend. As usual, they look different (and arguably better) than their US counterparts. Seaspray is now yellow rather than bronze/gold, and most movie characters seem closer to their inspiration. Hubcap looks pretty much the same though, so no worries there.

>New!More important (and more ambitious) are numerous galleries of Rodimus Convoy, now coming as a Masterpiece. What's really amazing is that the toy has four modes-- Hot Rod's car and robot, plus Rodimus Prime's vehicle and robot. It may be close to $200, but looking at it, you can pretty much see why.

--AP

Custom Venture Bros. "SPHINX" G.I. Joe Figure

Venture Bros.FastWhile we prefer to present you with official products you can buy rather than hypothetical ones you can pine over, this G.I. Joe-based S.P.H.I.N.X. Trooper was too cool to keep secret. Check it out-- and YO.S.I.!

--AP

New Freezepop Tour, Album Coming

MusicFastTypically we present material for music nerds, this is, arguably, music for nerds. Electronic group Freezepop has a preview track up from its next album. "Imaginary Friends" hits November 9, and a tour starts here in Arizona in September. So, like the Stan Ridgway show last weekend, we can expect the band to get drunk and forget its lyrics, making for an arguably superior show. (We love you, Stan.) The track "Magnetic" may be downloaded in exchange for a valid email address.

--AP

Housekeeping: G.I. Joe Pursuit, 25th Anniversary Checklists

G.I. JoeHot!Because you've asked for it, we added a Pursuit of Cobra Checklist with all of the confirmed items for 2010 and 2011 that we did not forget (so far). There are 8 more figures and 8 more vehicles (with figures) as of yet unreleased.

Also updated was our long-abandoned 25th Anniversary checklist, which we now believe is pretty much up to date. You may correct us at your leisure. (We're aware it has a few style errors.)

You also asked for a Rise of Cobra checklist-- this may be a ways off, but we'll get that done next. It will be 3 3/4-inch specific, as the periphery items are many and generally uninteresting.

--AP

Bringing Us Down
August 31, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsHoth Rebel 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 Hoth Rebel Trooper figure from 2007, and it's not very good. It's a repaint of a figure that also wasn't very good. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

New Venture Bros. Secrets Revealed

Venture Bros.On The LiveJournalFrom creator Jackson Publick's LiveJournal, this exciting post is swimming in episode titles for the next season of The Venture Bros. which starts airing in about two weeks and change. Our favorite is "Every Which Way But Zeus."

There are about a dozen stills from the new episode, so do check those out.

--AP

New Darius Arcade Game Coming

Video GamesDarius Burst: Another ChronicleA Japanese site Akihabara News has word on a new Darius game, complete with blurry spy photos. Awesome! Darius Burst: Another Chronicle should be hitting Japanese arcades by the end of this year. And probably never in the USA, because they hate us.

--AP

New Chunklet Book Kickstarter

MusicExcept For YouChunklet's new book, The Indie Cred Test, is looking for funds to publish its new book-- but they're offering a book or other goodies in exchange for a few bucks. Sensible. Chunklet puts out great stuff so we suggest you check it out.

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week: It's A Stretch

WiiTales of Elastic BoyThis week's WiiWare offerings are Tales of Elastic Boy - Mission 1 for $6/600 points, which uh, apparently is it. So one game.

The Virtual Console has nothing. Choke on that, hippies.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: Few New Titles

Nintendo DSCosmos X2This week's batch: Cosmos X2, Music on: Learning Piano, and myNotebook: Pearl. Each is $2/200 points-$5/500 points.

--AP

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