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It Is Indeed Metal
September 1, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsMandaloreFigure 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 Mandalore figure from a few years ago-- and he's pretty great. An entirely new sculpt is bolstered by the fact he was the very first figure to be made from the Tales of the Jedi comic book series. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

LEGO Series 2 Out, Custom Diamond Dave

ToysDiamond DaveSeries II of the LEGO Minifigures are out-- which is nice, but to be expected. Your local LEGO shop or Toys "R" Us should have these, and prices are slowly creeping up-- expect to pay $2.99 now. More exciting: this custom David Lee Roth made from existing figure parts. How awesome? SO AWESOME.

--AP

Zoids Die-Cast Liger Coming

ZoidsLigerWhile not a member of the Zenevas combat team, this swell Die-Cast Metal Liger Zoids Figure is freaking pricey at about $200. With 24 moving parts, if this summary is right, it's 44cm-- or in real measurements, that's about 20-inches. Wow. Nice.

--AP

US Masterpiece Rodimus Rumor Not Confirmed But Rumored

TransformersHe Has The Touch, But No TrailerIs it true? Or is it crazy speculation? We don't know but TFW2005 has a report of a rumor that the upcoming Masterpiece Rodimus/Hot Rod from Japan may see a US release minus his "Prime" trailer, which would be, of course, very disappointing if true. The rumor also says he may include a Targetmaster buddy-- which is much less disappointing if true. What's the deal? Read the article... and prepare to wait for news.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates This Week

PS3No WhammiesNew to download this week: Castle Crashers for $14.99 and Sam And Max Episode 5: The City That Dares Not Sleep for subscribers of that game. Castle Crashers is somewhat legendary on Xbox 360, so yeah, why not buy it?

The PSOne game Theme Hospital has been released for download at $5.99 instead of something you might want.

Tons of games are on sale-- the classic Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix is down to $7.49.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPYs SevenNew to download this week: Valkyria Chronicles 2 for $39.99. Sony says "The epic RPG continues as Gallia erupts in civil war against a Rebel army plotting to overthrow the countryıs regime." Sounds like a time.

The PSP Minis game Coconut Dodge was also released, and it is $3.99.

--AP

Just Like That
September 2, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsBosskFigure 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 Bossk figure from 2007 which was rereleased this year, and it's pretty great. We would prefer to take it and not leave it. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

G.I. Joe Pit Playset for $20, 2011 Club Figure Revealed

G.I. JoePit PlaysetThe biggest playset in nearly two decades for G.I. Joe is now down to $20. $20! Toys R Us has the Pit down to $19.99 which is nothing short of insane. We bought two. One for the week, one for the weekends. The reviews on this item are largely mixed due to cardboard elements in its construction, but dude, $20.

Also exciting is the announcement of the next G.I. Joe Collector's Club figure. The 2011 figure will be a 25th Anniversary-style Dial Tone! Which we found out just hours after we signed up to get a discount on the Adventure Team figures to review for you later. How nice! We did not get the announcement email, but The Terror Drome has more information to read.

--AP

Doc, Marty, Video Games

Video GamesMax ErnstWhile print may be dead, USA Today got a great story about the new Back to the Future game from the always delightful Telltale Games. Highlights: Christopher Lloyd is Doc Brown, Bob Gale is somehow involved, and Marty McFly is present. Good enough for us! The game will hit PSN, XBLA, and the PC.

--AP

Zombies Return for the Xbox 360 Live Released This Week

Xbox Live ArcadeDead Rising 2: Case ZeroXbox 360 owners, it's time to look into Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, is the prologue to the game coming later. This cheapo intro is $5/400 points.

--AP

Gypsy Figure Sort Of Revealed

DVDAnimeThe great TVshowsondvd.com has a Shout! Factory press release and photo of MST3KXIX with a picture of the Gypsy figure. If you love Mystery Science Theater 3000, it's worth a look.

--AP

Help Me Get Dead People
September 3, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsZiro's Assassin 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 Ziro's Assassin Droid figure from a 2009 which was hard to get. And now it's cheap on eBay. The cirrrrrrcle of life. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Third Party Custom Headmasters

TransformersOctafish Fan site TFW2005.com has a story on some fan-made Headmasters which came from this auction from Yahoo Japan and are the cutest things you will ever see today. Look at the little lion that turns into a head. Adorable.

These are updated versions of Lione, Shuffler, and Kirk, which are three toys you'd never see in the wild anyway unless you're crazy, rich, or crazy rich, and our statistics tell us you are likely only one of these things.

--AP

Vintage 1970s Concept Art for Atari Computers

Video GamesAwesome If these conceptual paintings for Atari computers don't make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, you're dead to us. A number of amazingly gorgeous works of art-- or rather, works of commercialism-- are on display from the 1970s, and the entire ISO50 Blog from which it came is packed with similar vintage, retro, and otherwise gorgeous art and knickknacks from which to inspire drooling.

--AP

Tron Legacy Toys Hitting Stores Already

ToysAre You Really Going To See This Movie?At a local Toys "R" Us yesterday, we saw several Tron Legacy action figures in the 3 3/4-inch scale from Spinmaster. The figures themselves look a few rungs below Hasbro's similarly sized offerings, but largely better than Zizzle's Pirates offerings from a few years ago. The masked characters looked pretty good, but the human faces were particularly iffy-- Jeff Bridges' wasn't exactly good. All had light-up features (yes, even Bridges' white robe has light-up bits) and at the price seemed maybe a smidgen more than would have been ideal. But they're showing up, and again, those helmeted dudes look pretty cool.

--AP

G.I. Joe Fury, VAMP Galleries

G.I. JoeFury The site theterrordrome posted galleries of the just-shipped Cobra Fury and G.I. Joe VAMP that you might as well look at.

Highlights: the VAMP can hold a ton of figures and has a whopping 86 stickers, which is preposterous. Is it any wonder kids aren't in to this line? It's a freaking job. The Cobra Fury clocks in at 65 stickers.

--AP

A Tom Waits Primer

MusicTomWorried that something might be terribly wrong with you because you didn't like Swordfishtrombones? Well, TheAVClub.com has a primer on the career of Tom Waits which might actually help out. Or, more accurately, reenforce what fans think of the man and his career. Either way, it's a good read with some nice sample tunes to check out, particularly "Singapore."

--AP

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RIP Robert Schimmel
September 6, 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.

Djas PuhrFigure 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 Djas Puhr figure from 2002 which, at the time, we didn't know would be the last new Cantina alien for a while. Thankfully, he was pretty good. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

PCC Dinobots Auction Generations Waves 2, 3 Hitting US Retail

transformers_mNew!A good few images from a Yahoo Japan auction for Transformers Power Core Combiners Grimstone have surfaced, showing off several of the modes. We're still not completely sold on the look but we really do love dinosaur robot toys.

Still can't find Transformers Generations toys Darkmount, Red Alert, Soundwave, and Meagtron? Worry not, they're hitting US stores as of this weekend-- we found some at a local Toys "R" Us. Good hunting!

--AP

Marvel Iron Patriot Variant Hitting (And Nice), TRU Nick Fury Set

MarvelEvilHasbro has a large chunk of figures coming out for its Marvel line as well as some stealth variants like Iron Patriot with an exposed Norman Osborne head. We saw a few over the weekend, and we must say, it's quite impressive.

Toys "R" Us is getting a movie Iron Man set with Iron Man Mark VI, two drones, and Nick Fury for about $26.99. While not dirt cheap, the figures don't seem like a rotten deal for the asking price. They are 3 3/4-inch.

--AP

LEGO Logan's Run Will Astound You

LEGOFastWhile sadly not something you can buy, this astounding Flickr album showcasing a huge LEGO Logan's Run environment probably cost thousands of dollars in bricks and took who knows how long to make it. Tons of rooms from the movie were re-created along with a gorgeous exterior. It's really something.

--AP

Revealed: Knock-Off Cobra HISS Tank, Cobra Interceptor Prototype

G.I. JoeFake!The Chap Mei Toys Forum has a gallery of a KO Cobra HISS as well as its variant, if you can believe such a thing exists. It ain't great but we'd love to see what people might do with it as custom dioramas and damaged tanks go.

Wow!Also interesting (and obscenely expensive) is this one-of-a-kind prototype of the Cobra Interceptor vehicle from over 15 years ago.

--AP

Another Big Project
September 7, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsPrincess LeiaFigure 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 figure from 2008, and it didn't exactly sell well. She had big ankles and the outfit was a little funky, so a lot of fans passed on her and her lizard friend. Should they have? Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

New Outer Space Men Exclusives

Outer Space MenNew Figures You Can't HaveOur Outer Space Men News Blog has updated with confirmation of a new wave of exclusive figures for New York Comic-Con this Fall. This "Beta Wave" announcement confirms 4 figures will follow their "Alpha Wave" of 4 figures. It's vague.

The Four Horsemen celebrated Labor Day in the USA by working. Specifically, by posting a press release with details of their new exclusives-- no pictures are available yet but they mentioned in their forums they could be up as early as this week. The short of it: [ READ MORE ]

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week: It's A Stretch

WiiSamurai Showdown IIIThis week's WiiWare offeringis Fenimore Fillmore "The Westerner" for $10/1,000 points, which uh, apparently a PC game too. So yay ports.

The Virtual Console has Samurai Shodown III for $9/900 points. The NeoGeo game has fighting samurai, what else do you need to know?

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: New Titles

Nintendo DSSimply MahjongThis week's batch: Simply Mahjong, My Exotic Farm, and Music on: Acoustic Guitar. Each is $2/200 points.

--AP

Dawn of the Butterfly
September 8, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsFirefighter 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 Firefighter Droid figure not too long ago. This animated figure has the unique position of being in a heroic role for the bad guys. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

NYCC Outer Space Men Exclusive #1 (of many) Revealed

Outer Space MenNew Figures You Can't HaveOur Outer Space Men News Blog has updated! A new figure has been revealed.

Seen here is the Toy Tokyo exclusive Metamorpho which will be limited to a puny 330 pieces. Sold at New York Comic-Con later this year, it'll probably be $10-$15 and sold with a yet-to-be-revealed second figure. But we're waiting for more on that. [ READ MORE ]

--AP

HTS Had Sgt. Slaughter, You Missed It

G.I. JoeSlaughterIt was in stock yesterday morning, but the regular version of Sgt. Slaughter has re-sold out and now you can't have one. Such is life. At least this should help bring down the price on eBay a little, but probably not for the Triple T variant.

Something else you'll never get is this Pursuit of Cobra Snake Eyes, reviewed on HISSTank.com. It's an unproduced but seemingly final piece, and parts of it were incorporated on several other recently released action figures. Well worth a look, Joe historians.

--AP

Nintendo Wii gets Sonic Screwdriver Controller, Japan gets Mario All-Stars

WiiYou Can Not HasUK Wii fans and Whovians are in for a double treat-- the Nintendo Wii is getting a Wii remote Sonic Screwdriver and a matching Nintendo DS stylus, with games to match. And in the USA? You ain't getting squat. Except for the complete Star Wars line, all the good Transformers that aren't Japan-market only, and much cheaper fuel for your cars. So when you look at it that way, everything is going to be just fine.

Meanwhile in Japan, according to Kotaku, those lucky devils will get Super Mario All-Stars reissued. Hopefully it will come to the USA, as that formerly Super NES-exclusive collection of 8-bit remakes for the 16-bit Super NES is quite an excellent piece of old gaming.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates This Week

PS3TerRoverNew to download this week: TerRover for $14.99. Sony says: "Launch yourself into the surreal mash-up of unique cartoon graphics and 2-D physics universe that is TerRover!" There's a free demo too-- and we can confirm it is indeed cartoony and bright.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPAce Combat Joint AssaultNew to download this week: Ace Combat Joint Assault for $39.99 and the inversely priced (compared to the name) Hannspree Ten Kate Honda SBK Superbike World Championship for $9.99. Neither is an epic or a classic, but they are indeed downloadable meaning you won't need to put on pants to buy them without the fear of arrest.

--AP

Not Happening
September 9, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsMachookFigure 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 Machook figure from Wal-Mart which was a slow seller for a while. And now? You can't get one. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

NYCC Outer Space Men Exclusive #2 (of many) Yellow

Outer Space MenNew Figures You Can't HaveOur Outer Space Men News Blog has updated! A new figure has been revealed.

Next up on the announcement parade is Beta Inferno, a yellow prepaint of the upcoming figure from The Four Horsemen. This New York Comic-Con exclusive is also limited to 330 pieces and will be sold at the Action Figure Xpress booth-- AFX had the Alpha wave at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year. [ READ MORE ]

--AP

G.I. Joe Cartoon Lands Lee Majors

G.I. Joe$6 Million ManAccording to a Hasbro announcement which has all been distilled into the G.I. Joe Renegades Wikipedia page, Lee Majors has been cast as General Abernathy in the new HUB network cartoon G.I. Joe: Renegades. (Also exciting: Michael Bell will be appearing as Duke's dad. Michael Bell was Duke in the original show.)

Now, this is all well and good, but we really hope it means we get some more stunt-casting figures for future con exclusives. We've had Sgt. Slaughter and Rowdy Roddy Piper recently... the $6 Million Man would make an excellent addition to team Joe. As would the Sasquatch.

--AP

Zombies and Plants for the Xbox 360 Live Released This Week

Xbox Live ArcadePlants vs. ZombiesXbox 360 owners, it's time to look into Plants vs. Zombies, a really popular game from Popcap Games. It sold kajillions of copies on phones and computers. It's $15/1,200 points.

Also available is Dance! for $10.800 points. It supports dance mats, but that involves expending energy.

--AP

Transformers Prime Gets The Rock

TransformersSmellSince G.I. Joe got a big announcement, it's worth noting that Dwayne Johnson is Cliffjumper in Transformers Prime now that Hasbro confirmed it. Ernie Hudson, Adam Baldwin, Kevin Conroy, Jeffrey Combs, and of course Peter Cullen are also on deck.

Interestingly, chief browncoat Nathan Fillion was previously listed as Cliffjumper on some sources. So who knows if we're in the middle of some big game of telephone here.

--AP

Dr. Orpheus Was Right
September 10, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsVax PotorrFigure 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 Vax Potorr figure from a Stormtrooper set that was pretty great, but may be at a local closeout store near you. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Custom G.I. Joe Alucard from Symphony of the Night

G.I. JoeCreative In a contest, some guy made an excellent custom Alucard from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night out of G.I. Joe parts which we have to say both rocks and acts as a reminder of why Hasbro should include more "guest stars" in its G.I. Joe figure range. Like Matt Trakker, or Blanka.

--AP

NYCC Outer Space Men Exclusive #3 (of 4) Is Green

Outer Space MenNew Figures You Can't HaveOur Outer Space Men News Blog has updated! A new figure has been revealed.

The next New York Comic-Con exclusive figure from Outer Space Men is Xodiac! The Man from Saturn is now green, rather than orange or the final production figure's colors. His gear comes in orange, and he's pretty striking in a sort of an Ecto-Cooler kind of way. [ READ MORE ]

--AP

Favorite Punchline To See Retail Release

ToysI could make you think you were in a very special episode of BlossomOne of our favorite lines from Dr. Orpheus on Cartoon Network's The Venture Bros. series was a threat about the quality of his power. He said: "I could make you think you were in a very special episode of Blossom!" Terrifying. Almost as terrifying is the announcement of a DVD packed with very special episodes of Blossom in October. Yes, this is a real thing, and yes, ALF is included. You are welcome for the heads-up, Internet.

--AP

The NES Is 25 This Fall
September 13, 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.

Clone Trooper (41st Elite Corps)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 (41st Elite Corps) figure from 2009 which is green and seemingly out of circulation for a bit. He has a fancy gun. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

G.I. Joe Toys "R" Us Exclusive Pursuit of Cobra Figures Reshipped

G.I. JoeBilly?Originally shipped en masse in June and/or July, the Toys "R" Us exclusive Pursuit of Cobra figures of Spirit Iron-Knife and Quick Kick are shipping once again. We spotted several samples in Phoenix, AZ over the weekend. Each figure is about $7.49 and will be reviewed on this very site shortly. Between the two, Spirit is the keeper.

--AP

NYCC Outer Space Men Exclusive #4 (of 4) Truly Blue

Outer Space MenNew Figures You Can't HaveOur Outer Space Men News Blog has updated! A new figure has been revealed.

The blue Beta Wave Astro-Nautilus was revealed today to be clear blue and pretty darned swell. The Alpha Wave version was clear purple. Limited to 330 pieces, it will be paired with the Beta Wave Inferno figure and sold via Action Figure Xpress at New York Comic-Con for $24 per set. [ READ MORE ]

--AP

Transformers Power Core Combiners Huffer Variation

TransformersAlso OrangeThere aren't many truly significant and obvious variations in the Transformers line lately, but it seems Power Core Combiners Huffer got a totally new hood. Pictured (via TheAllspark) is the "new" version, where the hood more or less matches the rest of the truck. The first release has a hood that's dark orange, and doesn't remotely match, leading many fans to believe that it was the intended deco. Perhaps not. You can identify which version you have by looking in the package, just look in the spot beneath the back of Huffer's head which you should be able to make out in any well-lit retail outlet.

--AP

UNCONFIRMED: LEGO Series 3 Minifigures Listing

LEGOReal?Via the LEGO Wiki we found a preliminary checklist of what may well be the third series of LEGO Minifigures. Is this list real, or just wishful thinking? We have nothing to go on either way, so we suggest you look and read for yourself. Figures like a Gorilla, a Mummy, a Samurai, and an Alien all seem in line with how the line is going so far so we're hoping.

--AP

Boom Diggity
September 14, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsClone Pilot (V-Wing)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 Pilot (V-Wing) figure from Wal-Mart's exclusive Evolutions sets. They sold so poorly, many stores still have them, and the overstock may be at a Ross near you. Still it's a fine figure. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

New Outer Space Men Exclusives

Outer Space MenStandard EditionsOur Outer Space Men News Blog has updated with confirmation of packaging and release dates for their long-awaited standard editions of these action figures.

Entering our second week of reposting news, we're thrilled to see The Four Horsemen update with the first-ever packaging photos for the standard edition of their new line-- check out the cardback and cardfront images. Much like the modern 25th Anniversary G.I. Joe line as well as Hasbro's various retro Star Wars series, they bring the old style to life while also bringing in a few modern touches. [ READ MORE ]

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week, Super Mario All_Star Reissue in Japan

WiiAdventure on Lost Island ­ Hidden Object GameThis week's WiiWare offering is Adventure on Lost Island ­ Hidden Object Game" for $5/500 points, which does not sound particularly thrilling.

The Virtual Console has nothing, but because of news from Japan there's promise something good might be coming out later.

Samurai Mario Special PackToday's real news is that news outlets are reporting what the 25th Anniversary Super Mario Bros. game for Wii is. You can even pre-order it. For $25, or $30-$40 in Import Dollars, you'll get the Super NES Super Mario All-Stars collection (which were 16-bit remakes of the original three Super Mario Bros. games from the USA and Japan), a booklet, a soundtrack CD, and maybe some other stuff. No word on a US release yet but Nintendo would be foolish to not bring out a similar product stateside.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: New Titles

Nintendo DSCastle ConquerorThis week's batch: Castle Conqueror (a new RTS), Crazy Pinball (presumably not strip mahjong), and myNotebook: Tan (barely a game). Each is $5/500 points.

--AP

Hillside Strangler
September 15, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsClone Trooper with Jet PackFigure 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 with Jet Pack figure that just came out, and it's orange. We like it. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!


Hasbro also answered two of our questions about Star Wars as part of their own Q&A program. Here are the results:

Question 1: The really awesome Mandalorian Commando mold with the Battle Pack and recently released Speeder Bike has a helmet modeled after the Nelvana "Fett" helmet design. We know it's unlikely, but would you ever consider doing a Mandalorian repaint "inspired" by the original Animated Boba Fett look? You can call him Steve Vizsla for all we care, it would just be wonderful to see the Mandalorian mold used for more colors than grey and blue.

Answer 1: Cool idea, but there are no plans to do any Clone Wars figures inspired by the Nelvana series. Who knows what the future holds for this interesting slice of the Clone Wars, though.

Question 2: Our last new Carbonite toy was in 2006, and it looks like the redesigned Slave I has a slot which will fit that specific, narrower block. We love the compatibility, but the 2006 edition of the Han Solo Carbonite block is in mid-thaw-- can we expect an all-grey, fully-frozen Hansicle in the coming year or two? We love the new Wal-Mart Jabba the Hutt, but he seems so unhappy without his favorite decoration.

Answer 2: We don't have a new Han in the works, but it probably is just a matter of time before we get to him. And we agree that a fully frozen Han is just what that compartment needs.

--AP

Outer Space Men Reveals More Packaging

Outer Space MenNew Figures You Can't Have YetOur Outer Space Men News Blog has updated! New packaging this time.

Fans of this line (and retro graphic design) may wish to check out this Metamorpho cardback, which has a lot of great work in it. It turned out well-- but we don't need more description, just go see it. [ READ MORE ]

--AP

Lots of New Marvel, Iron Man Hitting

MarvelSlaughterWe're seeing massive amounts of new Hasbro Marvel Universe and Iron Man products lately. Toys "R" Us stores received their Galactus figures (with Silver Surfer) for $49.99 each, as well as a smattering of new figures in a giant floor display-- we're seeing Mystiques, Ghost Riders, and a lot more.

We're also seeing a bunch of new Iron Man goodies at Kmart. Two boxed sets of figures, including a killer holographic version of the Mark VI armor, are hitting for $24.99 a pop. We also saw later-era movie figures, including comic Iron Monger and many others. If you're looking for Silver Centurions and other goodies, try Kmart.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates This Week

PS3Space Invaders Infinity GeneNew to download this week: Space Invaders Infinity Gene and Tumble each for $9.99. My Aquarium is $4.99, and Worms 2: Armageddon is $14.99.

A number of games are on sale at a discount too-- Mega Man 9 and LeChuck's Revenge are among those marked down. Good times.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPPhantasy Star Portable 2New to download this week: Phantasy Star Portable 2 and UFC Undisputed 2010 are each selling for $39.99. Also released are Cabela's North American Adventures for $19.99, and Gladiator Begins for $34.99.

New PSP Minis include Caterpillar and Panda Craze each for $4.99.

--AP

Trouble at the Cup
September 16, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsShadow Stormtrooper (Clear)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 Shadow Stormtrooper (Clear) figure from Toys "R" Us' summer The Force Unleashed figure packs. Both are great, and this figure is included in both of them. It might even be available at a store near you, right now! Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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More Outer Space Men Packaging Photos and Details

Outer Space MenNew Figures You Can't HaveOur Outer Space Men News Blog has updated! New photos and details are up.

As expected, The Four Horsemen updated with Inferno's Packaging today. It's retro-inspired and they also let slip a tidbit about its form function, so the collectors wanting to open figures and store them on their cards are in luck: [ READ MORE ]

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Masters of the Universe Gygor, Carnivous Still Not Available

Masters of the UniverseStatutory ApeWe are surprised and delighted (for you) to see that Mattycollector.com still has General Carnivus and Gygor in stock, probably in part due to that nobody who grew up with the line (and grew out of it) has a clue who these guys are. Carnivus is a character from the 2002-era show, and Gygor was an abandoned 1980s concept figure. Nice stuff!

UPDATE: Gygor sold out and Carnivus is reportedly close.

Next month? The super-cool Roboto!

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Ghostbusters Egon Spengler II Still Available

Masters of the UniverseBook StackerWe are less surprised that Mattycollector.com still has Egon Spengler available, as the figure is similar to the 2009 release except he has stacked library books and a PKE meter. Still, he's really cool.

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Three Franchise Titles for the Xbox 360 Live Released This Week

Xbox Live ArcadeSpace Invaders: Infinity GeneXbox 360 owners, it's time to look into Space Invaders: Infinity Gene, a follow-up of sorts to the delightful, wonderful, and tons-o-fun Space Invaders Extreme. It's $10/800 points.

Also available: a port of the Dreamcast title Sonic Adventure for $10/800 points. For the same price is King of Fighters Sky Stage, a martial arts shooter. You heard us.

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Transformers Masterpiece Rodimus Gets Official (Pictures)

TransformersNiceWhatever kind of site that Rakuten is has official but small shots of Masterpiece Rodimus and it is lovely. See clear shots of the toy in all modes. Import prices are hovering around $180-$200 in US funds.

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You Knew Joaquin Was Faking
September 17, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsClone Trooper (Bantha Squad)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 (Bantha Squad) figure from a recent battle pack. It's nice. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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Japan Definitely Getting Radiant Silvergun

Xbox Live ArcadeRadiant Silvergun Tokyo Game Show is on and Treasure confirmed (finally!) that Radiant Silvergun is coming to Microsoft's console. This is a big deal-- the Saturn port is (was) quite expensive. Cross your fingers for a US release-- the game is largely in English as far as menus go.

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Another Outer Space Men Packaging Photo

Outer Space MenXodiacOur Outer Space Men News Blog has updated! New photos and details are up.

The Four Horsemen added shots of packaged Xodiac in its long-running news rundown on the Outer Space Men line. What's there to say? It's nice. Check it out. [ READ MORE ]

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Glyos New Figures For Sale, Nice

GlyosRig CorpsLove new toys? Onell Designs' new Glyos figures include bonus heads and, for the asking price of about $8, are pretty swell. We saw giant rig suits earlier but they seem to be gone already, but hey, check these out before they go away.

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Meteorbs Not Outright Denied

Masters of the UniverseDinosaurbWhile not exactly widely beloved or remembered, we were crazy about the Meteorbs in the original Masters of the Universe line. Now it seems Mattel is giving them some thought in their new Q&A. That's pretty cool, we think.

If the toy looks familiar, there are countless knockoffs and rereleases from other toy companies. Apparently these come from Bandai, and there were a lot of other toys not brought over to the USA. We found this swell gallery of carded Meteorbs, which is nice to see again.

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Mario Loves Carrots
September 20, 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.

General 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 2008 which has swappable arms and a bunch of weapons. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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Target Gets 2 Unannounced LEGO Polybags

LEGONEW!Target's seasonal section frequently has a number of exclusive, or at least scarce, products. This weekend we spotted two new LEGO sets for $2.99 each in their Halloween bins, near the aisles of candy and craptacular costumes. One is 30042 Atlantis Mini Sub and the other is 30042 World Racers Buggy, each of which have a nice chunk of bricks and, in all honesty, are a way better value than the blind-packaged Minifigures line. Although these have significantly fewer monsters in them, sadly. Good hunting!

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Worthington's Forbes' Best Comedians 2010

NewsNice Job, EinsteinThe financial wizards at Forbes have established the best comedians of 2010 by way of finances.

Far more interesting is the Chunklet commentary on the list, with the headline Unfunny Money: Elitist Asshole Bashes The People's Jesters. You're welcome.

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Playmobil: Two New US Exclusive Sets, B2G1 sale

PlaymobilSafari, So goodyCostco comes through once more with a pair of exclusive Playmobil gift sets which include a mix of parts from previously released sets, it seems. One is a 5922 Safari Set with a "Jeep", giraffe, elephant, lions, zebras, vulture, turtle, and a couple of figures with accessories.

The other is a 5879 Fire Set with a fire truck, helicopter, burning building, and a selection of figures. Each of these boxed sets was marked $44.99 in the store, but the web site for Costco has them at $49.99.

We should note, we're not convinced these are particularly good prices. The fire set may be about right, but the Safari sets may be cheaper at Toys "R" Us, particularly because you get more stuff in the smaller sets and because they're Buy 2 Get 1 Free this week. Good hunting!

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UNCONFIRMED: DC Universe Series 17 = Blackest Night?

DC ComicsReal?Via Action Figure Pics and elsewhere we are seeing rumors of the next DC Universe announcement-- wave 17 may be Mattel's big foray into "Blackest Night" characters. Given that 2011 will be a big year for Green Lantern, this makes sense. Flash, Lex Luthor, Wonder Woman, Hal Jordan, and others are listed and this really does sound like a swell batch of figures, if true.

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Otherwise I'm Not Eatin'
September 21, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsCad Bane (Speeder Bike)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 Cad Bane (Speeder Bike) figure from this summer's big relaunch. The big surprise? He's mostly new parts. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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LEGO Minifigures 3 Revealed, Douchebag Included

LEGODouchebagOur pals at the Raving Toy Maniac have shots of LEGO Minifigures 3 which is, to say the least, quite exciting.

16 new figures were revealed, including a Samurai, a Sumo, a hula girl, a douchebag (pictured), a space pirate, an alien, a baseball player, and an ape. How much more awesome could this be? There's a grizzled old fisherman. Yes that's right-- just that much more awesome.

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Future Transformers Generations Revealed (US and Japan)

TransformersNEWThe future is coming, and you're going to spend the rest of your life there. TFW2005 says the future (in Japan) will include Transformers United which will include a bunch of American Generations molds and a few which remain a mystery. War for Cybertron Cliffjumper is confirmed, but so are an additional Bumblebee and Optimus Prime which aren't from the game. What are they? We don't know.

Far more relevant and exciting are this leaked list from Wal-Mart at The Allspark. Why? Wreck-Gar. Need more? Another Optimus, Fallback, and of course confirmation of Jazz and Tracks. Great news!

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Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week, Super Mario All_Star Reissue in Japan

WiiAero the Acro-Bat 2This week's WiiWare offering is The Very Hungry Caterpillar's ABCs for $8/800 points and Triple Throwing Sports for $5/500 points.

The Virtual Console has Aero the Acro-Bat 2, and it's $8/800 points. It's from Sunsoft, the only company that still loves you.

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Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: New Titles

Nintendo DSGO Series 10 Second RunThis week's batch: GO Series 10 Second Run ($2/200 points), Nintendo Countdown Calendar ($2/200 points), and Everyday Soccer/i> ($5/500 points). Thrilling.

--AP

It Works Out Nicely
September 22, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsBosskFigure 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 Bossk figure that just came out, and it's part of a very expensive Toys "R" Us exclusive. It hits all the high marks. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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Rare G.I. Joe Vehicles Hit Ross, Cheap

G.I. JoeRossThe guys at HISStank.com claim to have found the final 4 25th Anniversary vehicles at Ross for an amazing $8.99 each.

We'll be hunting for these in the coming days and, well, you can assume they're making the rounds. Good hunting!

--AP

Transformers Generations Round-Up

TransformersWe Talk TVThree good links for you today. #1: the Transformers Club has Wreck-Gar's robot mode and Perceptor's vehicle mode. #2: ACToys.net has Tracks' robot mode. #3: Taobao has this jet which may or may not be Thunderwing. The description indicates it's from the next Transformers film-- is it? Who knows. Probably.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates This Week

PS3Blade KittenNew to download this week: Blade Kitten, Sonic Adventure, and DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue each for $9.99-$14.99.

Also interesting are some PSone Imports. You can grab Cho Aniki or Gaia Seed each for $5.99.

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PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPCLADUN: This Is An RPG!New to download this week: CLADUN: This Is An RPG! and 101-in-1 Megamix are each selling for $19.99 and $14.99 respectively.

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It's A Good Time For Toys
September 23, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsLuke Skywalker (Endor Poncho)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 (Endor Poncho) figure from one of last year's really great Battle Packs. As of today, he's the best update to the original Kenner figure from the 1980s. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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More Transformers Generations Confirmations

TransformersAmazing ScienceYesterday the Transformers Club confirmed Wreck-Gar, but now the magazine is hitting mailboxes. While we don't have ours yet-- why are we paying for this?-- we read online that a number of items were confirmed in the new issue. Also, there's a number of new Transformers United pictures at TFW2005, including remakes from "Classics" and some others. Like Cliffjumper (pictured) from War for Cybertron, arguably the high point of the set.

But the big news today? Go here for word on 2011 Generations, including an all-new G2 Laser Optimus Prime remake, and word on what you can expect from the US release of Masterpiece Rodimus. Hint: no trailers. Watch those mailboxes, kids, we can't wait to start begging for the Laser Ultra Magnus repaint!

Even bigger-- a huge gallery of leaked photos started appearing, if you know where to look. (Laser Prime? Impressive.) You can also see this gallery with Windcharger, Thunderwing, Skullgrin, Mindset, Jazz, Tracks, and a bunch of new Power Core Combiners toys-- including some new molds. If you aren't convinced that Hasbro and Mattel are giving us a second golden age of action figures, then you are ALL FOOLS.

--AP

Three New Titles for the Xbox 360 Live Released This Week

Xbox Live ArcadeAlien Breed 2: AssaultXbox 360 owners, it's time to look into Alien Breed 2: Assault, a sequel to-- we presume-- an alien breeding sim. It's $10/800 points.

Also available: DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue and Serious Sam 2, each for $15/1,200 points.

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New Dinosaur Discovered: Meet The Kosmoceratops

NewsThe Toys of Christmas FutureA bunch of folks pointed us to this paper at PLoS ONE, a peer-reviewed science journal that shows the skull (pictured) of Kosmoceratops, which, as far as we know, is not yet a toy. Someone needs to change this-- will it be you? If so, call us, let's talk.

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Won't Make It To Sweeps
September 24, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsPrincess Leia (Jabba's Slave)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 (Jabba's Slave) figure from 2009, suddenly made more desirable by a new Jabba the Hutt toy hitting the market. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Zodac, Roboto Return in October

Masters of the UniverseI Want To Thank YouThe Matty Collector October Page has updated! Guess what you're getting? Oh, let us just tell you: Roboto and a reissue of Zodac, also known as "the white one." Roboto looks pretty damn swell and Masters of the Universe Classics seems to be continuing to do awesome work. We can't wait for this one, but we love robots and bad 1980s song references, so we're easy.

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Glyos New Figures Preview

GlyosMade In ChinaThe father of all things Glyos has news and previews on the Onell Designs blog, specifically updates on new parts in development and Outer Space Men happenings. Of his own works, Matt says: "We got to play with the first shots of the new joints! After messing with about 8 sets well into the AM, I think we all may be having some brand new ideas once these little buggers start circulating."

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Funko Reveals New DC Pop Heroes

DC ComicsOur sponsor/employer posted new images of Funko's new "Pop Heroes" line of 3 3/4-inch vinyl figures. The first ones were sold at Comic-Con this past July and there are many others in the works-- fantastic stuff, really, and we'd talk about it if we weren't told not to. For eight bucks a whack, these nifty figures are like Mighty Muggs but with a better sculpt and more of a Sanrio influence.

Green Lantern Pop! Heroes Vinyl Figure The Flash Pop! Heroes Vinyl Figure
Wonder Woman Pop! Heroes Vinyl Figure Superman Pop! Heroes Vinyl Figure

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Old Number One
September 27, 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.

R2-D2Figure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the R2-D2 figure from 2004 which has bartending gear and, for the time, the best-then available body. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Review: Space Invaders Infinity Gene

Xbox 360Space Invaders Infinity GeneStarting life as an iPhone game, Space Invaders Infinity Gene got a major high-def upgrade and, more importantly, the ability to be played with a controller when it was ported to Xbox Live Arcade. So now it's actually playable and fun, two important features needed in any bullet hell shooter. While this takes heavy inspiration from Space Invaders and early video games-- if you've played a Vectrex you should feel warm and fuzzy here-- it seems to have more in common with Raiden or Salamander than its namesake. It's also a heck of a lot of fun. [ READ THE FULL REVIEW ]

--AP

New Outer Space Men Exclusives Sold Out Online

Outer Space MenSold OutOur Outer Space Men News Blog has updated with news of the online pre-sell for these figures-- which you likely missed.

On The Forums, the Four Horsemen confirmed the set sold through in 1 minute, 41 seconds. If your order confirmation number ends in 2998 or less, you got in. If not, odds are your order will be canceled. Obviously, watch their forums for more specifics on this issue. And hope they make more to fill the orders with next time. [ READ MORE ]

--AP

Japanese Anime Happy Meal Toys

NewsSasukeWhile we usually don't post a lot of anime information or other peoples' toy reviews, this Japanese McDonald's Naruto toy was too good to pass up. Check out its inferior flipping abilities and superior balancing skills!

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Ross Getting Marvel Mighty Muggs

MarvelRed FacedSome (but not all) Ross stores are getting a lot of new toys in, including Marvel Mighty Muggs. We've only seen a few, and they're about $4.99. For all we know this is really old stock, but if you want a Spider-Man for a piece of paper with Lincoln's face on it, this is a pretty good deal.

--AP

He-Man, Skeletor To Get Reissues Soon

Masters of the UniverseBack Againproving that (contrary to popular belief) Mattel isn't stupid or evil, the team on MOTUC confirms He-Man and Skeletor will see reissues once more, as that is a key strategy in getting newer fans on board. (Seriously, who wants Man-E-Faces but not Skeletor? Crazy people, that's who.) The company has been pretty good about reissuing figures eventually, which is nice to see a company reward patience and stick it to the secondary market all at once.

Of course, if you need one today, check Toys "R" Us as some (many) of our local stores have DC Universe vs. Masters of the Universe 2-packs which feature these figures with new paint jobs for $29.99 a whack.

--AP

UNCONFIRMED: Generations to get Kup Finally; Costco Exclusive Bumblebee

TransformersReal?The infamous (and generally correct) S250 posted an interesting and not-so-cryptic message to his Twitter feed over the weekend. He wrote, and we quote: "rumor said green car being developed in generation series...Kup,is that you?"

Hasbro mentioned something about a Kup in development at Botcon-- or so we heard second-hand-- so this could be some really exciting news. The real question is, what will his vehicle look like? Will it be a goofy and awesome futuristic truck, or just some everyday car with Kup's head? Or nothing at all? We can't wait to find out!

Also, this Ultimate Bumblebee is said to be an exclusive to Costco-- it includes two "Legends"-class toys and has a spiffy metallic gold paint job. Quite nice! Expect to see it-- most likely-- before November. But that's a hunch.

--AP

The Middle Man Is The Whole Point
September 28, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsMandalorian Warrior (Rocket Pack)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 Mandalorian Warrior (Rocket Pack) figure from the just-released Battle Pack. Has some unique bonus gear-- but what? And can he stab you with it? Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Transformers Prime Bulkhead, New Club Toys

TransformersNEWAt the TFWiki (and other places, but read the TFWiki) you can see shots and information on the new Bulkhead design which will debut on the new HUB Transformers: Prime show. He turns into a truck, but still looks like the Bulkhead that everyone but commies loves. You aren't a commie, are you? Read the article.

Also worth noting: The Collector Club put up a future exclusive teaser page. All you see here are shadowy previews of TransTech Cheetor, G2 Ramjet, and (presumably) Timelines Side Burn, effectively confirming toys you already knew were coming. But what does this page mean? It means progress.

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week in Japan

WiiTarget Toss Pro: Lawn DartsThis week's WiiWare offerings are Astro Bugz Revenge and Target Toss Pro: Lawn Darts for $7/700 points each. We hear that Nintendo is laughing at you.

The Virtual Console has nothing, what are you going to do? Cry about it? This is why we never sell our old games and spent the weekend re-playing Super Mario Land on the original GameBoy. Games used to be fun, compelling, and reasonably sized.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: New Titles

Nintendo DSFizzThis week's batch: Fizz ($2/200 points), and Zenonia ($8/800 points). Thrilling.

--AP

New Dreamcast Game: Fast Striker

TransformersNEWThe importers NCS have a new Dreamcast game up, Fast Striker in regular ($45ish) and limited ($64ish) editions. It's a shooter, and well, for a really old console, it's nice to see. The LE has a soundtrack CD and different cover art (pictured).

--AP

Finally Found Animated Rodimus
September 29, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsLuke Skywalker (Hoth Gear)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 (Hoth Gear) figure that was one of the high points of 2004. He can hang upside-down if you get the Wampa to go with him. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Zoids Art Book from Japan

ZoidsZoidsA new Zoids Art Book is up on Parka Blogs and it seems it's pretty cheap-- about $30 in American funds. It's about 100 pages and hardcover, filled with some pretty swell (and rarely seen, if not never seen) illustrations. Wowie zowie!

--AP via

PS3: PSN Updates This Week

PS3Swords & SoldiersNew to download this week: Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light, and Swords & Soldiers. Each is $9.99-$14.99.

Also interesting is a Mega Man 9 & 10 Combo Pack for $14.99. Not huge savings, but it's something.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPRapala Pro Bass FishingNew to download this week: Rapala Pro Bass Fishing and 101-in-1 Megamix for $19.99. Because nothing says fun like fishing on the PSP!

--AP

New Metroid Gunship Statue

NintendoMetroid GunshipFirst4Figures sent us images of a new statue coming in 2011. Measuring 12-inches long, this licensed electronic Metroid Prime Gunship should be about $299.99. Check out some pictures!

Metroid Gunship
Metroid Gunship
Metroid Gunship

Start saving those quarters! This one's going to be pricey, but if you've seen their other releases in person let us assure you they're all quite excellent.

--AP

RIP Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)
September 30, 2010
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsAnakin Skywalker (Cold Weather Gear)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 (Cold Weather Gear) figure one of the earlier waves from The Clone Wars this year. He'll be coming back in a Battle Pack shortly. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

Also: Lucas made official his release date for 3D rereleases of his films. Episode I is scheduled for 2012.

--AP

New Outer Space Men Regular Figures On Sale Friday

Outer Space MenComing SoonOur Outer Space Men News Blog has updated with news of the online pre-sell for the actual, regular, normal figures-- after two series of pre-paints.

After months of pre-paints and rumors, the first look at the final production figures and word on pre-orders are up on the Four Horsemen web site. Figures will be available in pairs for $22 or as a set of four for $40, plus shipping. It's also worth noting that the final painted figures look really good-- considering the asking price and the likely low production run, we're quite impressed. [ READ MORE ]

--AP

More Transformers Hitting Now

TransformersBreacherWe're getting reports in-- and personally sighting-- new figures. Keep an eye out for Scouts Breacher, Insecticon, and Oil Pan as well as deluxe toys Ramjet and Blurr. Good hunting! We picked up Breach the other day at a maddeningly high $8.99 (the new Scout retail price at most toy stores), and dang if it isn't pretty good.

--AP

New Title for the Xbox 360 Live Released This Week

Xbox Live ArcadeHydrophobiaXbox 360 owners, it's time to look into Hydrophobia, a sequel to-- we presume-- an alien breeding sim. It's $15/1,200 points. We are told this one is notable for superlative water effects. The game boasts things like oil fires and crazy electricity attacks which, with an emphasis on water, are basically a safety course. Lesson 1: killers and electricity don't mix.

--AP

Pursuit of Cobra Wave 3: All New Figures

Outer Space MenImage Via ACToys.netOur sponsors revealed the contents of G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra Wave 3 and there's good news: it's all new figures. A case of 12 has 3 Snake Eyes, 3 Storm Shadows, 3 Cobra Shock Troopers, and 3 Dukes. (Sets and cases are available.) This is good news given a lot of fans have felt Hasbro's ratios of troopers has been weak, but hey, 3 per box is certainly decent.

--AP

Ad: New Star Wars Waves at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthIt's A Pre-Order!Ad: Vintage Hasbro Star Wars Action Figures Wave 3 are up at Entertainment Earth! Not one, not two, not three, but eleven (11) cases are up for pre-order now! Each version has 7 new action figures, 4 rereleased figures, and a duplicate of your choosing. Want twice as many Gamorrean Guards? How about two Wickets? You have the power to decide with this new wave! Just click here for pricing and availability!

Uniqlo Canned T-Shirts

Xbox Live ArcadeUniqloOur pal Pete went to Japan and brought us back a Neon Genesis Evangelion t-shirt which comes in a can, which we find fascinating. For whatever reason we posted it on a staffer blog which you can check out if you're so inclined. As far as we know, this Pringles-themed packaging is unique to this Japanese chain, but we don't really know much about clothes beyond what is in the dumpster and also fits us.

--AP

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