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May 2, 2011
Star Wars Q&A, Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

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

Be sure to send in your questions for next week's thrilling update-- or a few weeks down the road.

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

Today we look at the Luke Skywalker figure from February or so, complete with pale blue lightsaber and ungloved hands. It's nice. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayMattel Masters of the Universe Classics Shadow BeastSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Eternia is lousy with these things. The Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Shadow Beast is a new figure based on the old cartoon, more or less, with pretty great sculpting and a pretty hollow body. They can't all be perfect. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Onell Designs New Outer Space Men Upgrades?

Outer Space MenAlpha-7's Many PartsMatt from Onell Designs posted OSM Variant Concepts Part One showcasing several original concepts which expand on the existing Glyos-compatible figures. Really wonderful stuff here. Check out that squid dude.

--AP

Mattel Reveals Comic-Con Slate

Masters of the UniverseMarlena with Cringer Last Friday, Mattel revealed its Comic-Con Exclusive Toy Menu, which is-- as always-- diverse and impressive. A Masters of the Universe Classics Queen Marlena with Cringer allows for Marlena to change outfits between queen and astronaut. Swell! The Blazing Sword Voltron is Mattel's first-ever Voltron toy, clocking in at about the same size as most other Mattel collector's figures. DC Universe fans get Swamp Thing finally, which is awesome.

VoltronA Young Justice Superboy in Cloning Chamber is happening... I guess. For Hot Wheels there is an unidentified Back to the Future Vehicle for $35 and they won't tell you what it is.

There are other cars, dolls, and figures which you can all check out here, including the ridiculous yet somehow sensible She-Ra Polly Pocket boxed set.

--AP

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Up Way Too Late
May 3, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayFour Horsemen Outer Space Men Infinity Edition Metamorpho Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? So far, only Star Wars!

Today's figure is Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Infinity Edition Metamorpho Action Figure, a nicely painted figure from last year. It is gorgeous. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

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

Today we look at the Anakin Skywalker figure from just this year, an all-new animated sculpt based on an early version of the Season 3 outfit-- which itself is close to the Revenge of the Sith costume. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

SDCC Cringer Update

Masters of the UniverseCringerA new post on He-Man.org has official Marlena and Cringer details which explain why Cringer is getting less in the way of articulation, and how Marlena relates to the new She-Ra 2.0 figure coming in the near future.

In short: Cringer has 2 points of articulation, and a full adult one may come later. Marlena's body has a lot of parts which will be reused for the new She-Ra.

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiBingo Party DeluxeThis week's WiiWare offering is Bingo Party Deluxe. It's $5/500 points.

The Virtual Console has the Super NES brawler Rival Turf from Jaleco. It's $8. Save that $8 for the PSP Final Fantasy IV Complete.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSPicture Perfect Pocket StylistThis week's batch: Anonymous Notes Chapter 2 - From the Abyss, Ikibago, and Picture Perfect Pocket Stylist. Each is $2-$5 and can be yours... if you have a DSi. And points, lots of points.

--AP

More Extremist Than a Breadbox
May 4, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Reveal the Shield Wreck-Gar Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? So far, only Star Wars!

He talks TV! The Hasbro Transformers Reveal the Shield Wreck-Gar Action Figure is new release that, while really nice to look at, makes me nervous as a toy. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsDarth Sidious HolographFigure 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 Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Darth Sidious Holograph figure from 209, the only Hasbro figure to sport the walking projector thing. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Unproduced G.I. Joe Combat Heroes Art

G.I. JoeCombat HeroesIf you like seeing things you can never have, HISStank.com posted images of unproduced G.I. Joe Combat Heroes figure artwork, including movie and classic-based characters.

Armored Cobra Commander? Yes!

--AP

PS3: No PSN Updates This Week

PS3No Updates Due to the continued PSN outages, there are no new games to download for the Playstation 3 or Playstation Portable this week. Still. Maybe next week.

--AP

PSP: No PSN Updates This Week

PSPSee above. I guess this is technically not news.

--AP

I Finally Get To Drive It
May 5, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayHasbro G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra Low-LightSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? So far, only Star Wars!

Still hard-to-get! The Hasbro G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra Low-Light is an amazing figure, moreso when you realize it's mostly recycled Beachhead parts with new gear. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

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 Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the General Grievous figure from last year's vintage line, and you best leave it in the packaging. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

TV Shows You May Not Want Getting Improved DVD Releases

DVDStarring Tommy Chong as LeoThe great TVShowsOnDVD.com posted a press release confirming original broadcast edits of That 70s Show, Roseanne, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and Grounded for Life on DVD soon.

Considering previous releases often sported syndicated cuts or music whatsits, so this may be notable for you if you're a fan of these shows. While some of these shows were lumpy in spots, there's a lot of good stuff in there too.

--AP

New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeBangai-O HD: Missile FuryXbox 360 owners, it's time to look into Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury, a $10/800 points platformer that looks pretty dang sweet. Microsoft says:

"Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury is an innovative and insanely addicting, omni-directional arcade shooter combined with puzzle elements that feature a screen-filling, sensory overload of thousands of missiles! Loaded with more than 100 levels, players will conquer challenging obstacles, collect power-ups, and annihilate swarms of enemies and missiles to clear a level! Key game highlights include: a Level Editor Tool, which allows players to design and share their own levels with friends; a unique design style evident in the insane gameplay, from the types of enemies to the award system of collecting delectable fruit; and a combo system that lets players build up devastating counter attacks of up to 1,000 missiles for an explosive advantage!an explosive advantage!"

Also released is Moon Diver for $15/1,200 points, it was released on the PS3 a few weeks ago.

--AP

I Don't Know What We're Yelling About
May 6, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayMcFarlane Toys Yellow Submarine John LennonSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? So far, only Star Wars!

Once supremely hot, the McFarlane Toys Yellow Submarine John Lennon is now pretty cheap. There's also a much better statue of the character from another company. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsCloud City Wing GuardFigure 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 Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Cloud City Wing Guard figure from last year. It's the Utris M'Toc variant. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

New Commander Powerglide Actually Kinda Small

TransformersPowerglideNow that the toys from Dark of the Moon are leaking about two weeks early, sites like TFW2005 have images if Cyberverse Commander Powerglide showing off the size of the "Commander" class toy.

It's going to be about $10-- the larger of the two Cyberverse scales-- and is about the size of existing Universe Legends toys in vehicle. Disappointing. Check out the robot mode and more at TFW2005.

--AP

G.I. Joe Club Dial-Tone Shipping

LEGOComing SoonThe G.I. Joe Collector's Club sent out a notice indicating that the exclusive Dial-Tone figure is shipping now and some people even already have it. Here's the email message the club sent out to subscribers:

"As promised, your free membership figure is on its way (provided you were in good standing on the 16th of March). Please allow 4 weeks for them to arrive as we don't know when the Post Office will deliver them to any address. If you don't receive your figure by the 10th of June, please let us know."

--AP

New Toy Season Is Here
May 9, 2011
Star Wars Q&A, Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

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

Be sure to send in your questions for next week's thrilling update-- or a few weeks down the road.

Special Ops Clone 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 Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Special Ops Clone Trooper figure from February, he's got a swell and unique helmet in addition to being a store exclusive. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

We also spotted the latest wave of The Clone Wars basic figures over the weekend-- and if you want Clone Commander Colt and Barriss Offee, now is a good time to hunt.

--AP

16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayLEGO Minifigures Series 1 CheerleaderSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

She has pom poms. The LEGO Minifigures Series 1 Cheerleader was, as far as can be told, one of the shorter-run figures in last year's premiere series of LEGO Minifigures. A shame, as swapping out the face and hair to make an entire cheer squad would be easy. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Mel Birnkrant, Onell Designs Expand Outer Space Men Concepts

Outer Space MenOhpromatemFather of the Outer Space Men Mel Birnkrant added 8 swell original concepts based on the currently known action figures to his page. Each represents another being from the species we've seen, such as a man from Neptune with more tentacles or the swell Ohpromatem (pictured) who is an evil spin on Metamorpho. I'm particularly jazzed by these seemingly old-school spins on the line, so I suggest you check them out when you get a moment.

OhpromatemAlso exciting, toy design impressario Matt Doughty at Onell Design revealed even more figure add-on and repaint possibilities including a Cthuloid-inspired creature (pictured) and numerous other helmet and head variations. These are all pretty great, so naturally you'll want to check them out too.

--AP

Official LEGO Series 5 Minifigure Shots, New Pet Shop, plus Alien Conquest Hitting

LEGOLEGO 8805 Series 5 Minifigures Late last week, a Flickr user posted the LEGO Series 5 Minifigure pictures, giving us our first high-res glimpse of these 16 figures. Rumor has it this may be the final series in the line, but that seems hard to believe.

LEGO 10218 Pet ShopAlso new on Flickr is an exclusive LEGO 10218 Pet Shop coming soon. Unique animals and lots of cages and aquariums await you... for a ton of cash, since the set has over 2,000 pieces.

LEGO Alien ConquestBut wait, there's more! The entire LEGO Alien Conquest line is hitting Toys "R" Us stores in the USA right now. They look really cool, and if you don't believe me you can check out the Toy Fair coverage. And if you still don't believe me, well, you're just not the kind of person suited to be reading this web site.

The set is similar to previous non-licensed space LEGO lines in that most sets have both "good guys" (human alien agents or victims) and "bad guys" (the aliens). The sets have cool features, such as the ability to kidnap farmers. Don't tell me you haven't fantasized about payback for governent-sponsored farm subsidies. Thanks, aliens! There are even brain-suckers and reporters.

--AP

Pursuit of Cobra Wave 6 Hitting Now

G.I. JoeG.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra Action Figures Wave 6 Set Last weekend, I spotted the remainders of a G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra Wave 6 (not 5) case at a Phoenix area Wal-Mart. Which should make you feel great if you, like me, have yet to see all of wave 4 on the pegs still.

For the curious, the three unsold figures were Snake Eyes, Crazy Legs, and the new Croc Master.

--AP

Transformers Dark of the Moon, More Generations Also Hitting Now

TransformersTransformers DOTM Toys The same Wal-Mart also had numerous early samples of Transformers Dark of the Moon toys on shelves for the buying. I don't mean like one or two figures either-- easily more than 100 items were there for the buying, and deluxes were a surprisingly cheap $9.88 a pop.

Numerous Deluxe and Voyager toys were out, as well as a smattering of smaller toys.

What's more, another Wal-Mart here in Phoenix got in some new Generations product. I saw (and purchased) a Wheeljack and Thundercracker, and saw additional Warpaths.

For those keeping track, Wal-Mart and Target are seemingly discontinuing most if not all of the "Gold Box" product as well as Power Core Combiners. Clearances may be available in your area, with the final product of these waves either to be dumped at closeout, online only, or eventually showing up at Toys "R" Us. Non-deluxe Reveal the Shield product in the USA is largely impossible to find at major brick-and-mortar stores as the big boys seemingly either did not order it or were not shipped it. The same can be said for the 5-pack Power Core Combiners toy Spastic (Steamhammer is quite common and Grimstone is just popular) and numerous Scout/Commander-class toys.

--AP

Some Captain America Hitting Now, Too

MarvelCaptain America Guess what? The same Wal-Mart also had about three items from the new Hasbro Captain America Movie Line too. The flying shield, roleplay mask, and a large-scale action figure were out there for the buying.

--AP

Man or Astro-Man News-- Original Demo, Cliff's Notes

MusicSuper-Sonic Toothbrush Helmet Demo Last week, Chunklet posted the Original Demo for Man or Astro-Man?'s Supersonic Toothbrush Helmet, which is (as far as can be told) the very first recorded release from the band and supremely rare. Here's your chance to hear it for free! They also posted liner notes for an as-of-yet unreleased 10-inch reissue of Your Weight on the Moon.

Also interesting is that Astro Ad-Nauseum posted Cliff Notes on Man or Astroman? which you may as well check out. Neat stuff.

--AP

Moving Ahead
May 10, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayPlaymates Star Trek Combat Action WorfSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? So far, only Star Wars!

Today's figure is Playmates Star Trek Combat Action Worf, a part of an offshoot line in the 1990s. So that means you could get it super-cheap. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsEeth KothFigure 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 Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Eeth Koth figure that just came out, and he's really good! Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

G.I. Joe Club Dial-Tone Shipping Arrived, Zarana Galleries

G.I. JoeComing SoonThe G.I. Joe Collector's Club sent out a notice indicating that the exclusive Dial-Tone figure is shipping now and mine just showed up yesterday in a little white box. Watch those mail boxes-- it'll actually fit inside!

Also exciting, extensive galleries of 2011 Comic-Con Exclusive Zarana at JoeDeclassified.com. A rather remarkable sculpt plus a catfight gallery!

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiMDK2This week's WiiWare offering is MDK2. It's $10/1,000 points, and you might recognize the name from a Dreamcast (and other platform) title from over 10 years ago. The game has quite the sense of humor about it, which you may or may not enjoy. (You'll probably enjoy it.)

The Virtual Console has nothing once again.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSMighty Milky WayThis week's batch: Whack-a-Friend, GO Series Tower of Deus, and Mighty Milky Way. Each is $2-$8 and can be yours... if you have a DSi. And points, lots of points.

--AP

Breadator 2
May 11, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayBanDai Final Fantasy VII Extra Knights Red XIIISomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? So far, only Star Wars!

Behold, the talking beasts of Cosmo Canyon! The BanDai Final Fantasy VII Extra Knights Red XIII is old and pretty swell-- but it's more of a statue than an action figure. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsMaster TholmeFigure 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 Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Master Tholme figure from 2010, which you likely did not see as the comic packs were slowly being phased out. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Transformers MP10 Gallery: Prime, Again

TransformersPrime ReductionIs smaller better? Full Metal Hero scored some shots of MP-10 Masterpiece Convoy with Spike Witwicky and a trailer, and a much higher price tag.

This figure is more in scale with other robots which followed the original Optimus Prime, but the cost is just as high. The description indicates it may at least partially transform automatically, which sounds quite impressive. Be sure to take a look even if you think you don't care. It's interesting.

--AP

California Comic Shop gets Early Look at SDCC Matty Exclusives

TransformersDon't Think About AnythingA sneak peek! Action Figure Pics got In-Person Comic-Con Exclusive Pictures after Mattel was so kind to display samples at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, California-- part of California's Gold.

This gallery has a lot of great shots of these things, so be sure to check it out.

--AP

PS3: No PSN Updates This Week Still

PS3No Updates Due to the continued PSN outages, there are no new games to download for the Playstation 3 or Playstation Portable this week. Still. Maybe next week. Here's their new update.

--AP

PSP: No PSN Updates This Week

PSPSee above. I guess this is technically not news. Rumor has it maybe everything will be normal by the end of May.

--AP

Another Mutation
May 12, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayFunko Music Pop! Vinyl Ozzy Osbourne Vinyl FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? So far, only Star Wars!

New! The Funko Music Pop! Vinyl Ozzy Osbourne Vinyl Figure is a weird mix of the Prince of Darkness and Sanrio. Or Funko, really, as this is their unique house style. Is it worth adding to your growing Pop! Vinyl collection? I think so. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsAhsokaFigure 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 Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Ahsoka figure from a few waves back, the first figure to use her new Season 3 look. The head sculpt is a huge improvement. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Wal-Mart Exclusive Transformers DOTM 3-Pack Hitting, $10

TransformersRodimusThe forums at TFW2005 have confirmation of the release of a Wal-Mart Exclusive Dark of the Moon 3-Pack with Soundwave, Bumblebee, and Rodimus.

The set is $9.97-- cheap-- and includes a Universe 2.0 Rodimus mold painted in what look like the most 1980sey colors you could hope for. Keep an eye out for this one!

--AP

New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeStar RaidersXbox 360 owners, it's time to look into Star Raiders, a $10/800 points action title with a familiar name. Microsoft says:

"Star Raiders features a fresh new take on the seminal classic, letting you engage in epic dogfights and aerial assaults against the onslaught of the evil Zylons. Utilize radical ship transformations and robot co-pilots in the heat of battle as you fight to save humanity. Explore the galaxy as you utilize galactic warps and sector tactical maps that let you set your own path to liberation!"

Also released is Gatling Gears for $15/1,200 points, and it's a strategy game of some sort.

--AP

Punk Rock Won't Bring Home The Bacon
May 13, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayLEGO Minifigures Series 1 Crash Test DummySomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? So far, only Star Wars!

Crash and burn, the LEGO Minifigures Series 1 Crash Test Dummy is ready to get into a wreck for you. And he has a wrench. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsClone 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 Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Clone Trooper figure from the Elite Forces of the Republic sets. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Ad: Hard-To-Find Transformers Sets, Singles, Windcharger at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: While the big box stores missed out on a ton of 2011 Transformers items, you can find them in stock at Entertainment Earth today! Hard-to-find toys like Windcharger, the Reveal the Shield Legends, and even those rare Power Core Combiners like Undertow and Heavytread are available now-- but we don't know how long they'll last!

Transformers Generations Legends Figures Wave 5 6-Pack Transformers Generations Deluxe Wave 8 Set with Warpath Transformers Turbo Tracks Reveal the Shield Deluxe Transformers Power Core Combiners Undertow with Waterlog
Transformers Generations Legends Figures Wave 5 6-Pack Transformers Generations Deluxe Wave 8 Set with Warpath Transformers Turbo Tracks Reveal the Shield Deluxe Transformers Power Core Combiners Undertow with Waterlog
Transformers Power Core Combiners Heavytread and Groundspike Transformers Lugnut Reveal the Shield Voyager Figure Reveal the Shield 6-Packs with Windcharger Transformers Special Ops Jazz Reveal the Shield Deluxe
Transformers Power Core Combiners Heavytread and GroundspikeOn Sale Transformers Lugnut Reveal the Shield Voyager Figure Reveal the Shield 6-Packs with Windcharger Transformers Special Ops Jazz Reveal the Shield Deluxe

What's more, the Entertainment Earth LEGO Sale is on now! All in-stock LEGO are Buy 1, Get the 2nd for 40% off plus get a FREE LEGO 8804 Minifigure with every order! Sale ends soon!

LEGO Harry Potter 4842 Hogwart's Castle LEGO Ninjago 2116 Krazi LEGO 7749 Star Wars Hoth Echo Base LEGO Star Wars 8098 Clone Turbo Tank
LEGO Harry Potter 4842 Hogwart's Castle LEGO Ninjago 2116 Krazi LEGO 7749 Star Wars Hoth Echo Base LEGO Star Wars 8098 Clone Turbo Tank
LEGO Star Wars 8089 Hoth Wampa Cave LEGO Star Wars 8093 Plo Koon's Jedi Starfighter LEGO Star Wars 7914 Mandalorian Battle Pack LEGO Star Wars 7930 Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship
LEGO Star Wars 8089 Hoth Wampa CaveOn Sale LEGO Star Wars 8093 Plo Koon's Jedi Starfighter LEGO Star Wars 7914 Mandalorian Battle Pack LEGO Star Wars 7930 Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship

Also, feel free to pre-order Transformers and Star Wars figures, props, and collectibles. Sites like this one get a kickback from the sales, so if you were going to order them anyway, please order them from this link-- it helps!

New Toys "R" Us Classics Legends Set Coming

TransformersMegaverse EvolutionNow that the toys from Dark of the Moon are leaking, it makes sense that Toys "R" Us Hong Kong announced DOTM Deluxe Exclusives and a Cyberverse Megaverse Evolution 4-Pack with "scanning" movie toys as well as "classic" figures of Bumblebee and Starscream. Oddly, Starscream doesn't make use of either "G1"-esque mold, but rather the Cybertron jet.

I don't believe any of these were explicitly confirmed for a US release but it's a safe bet.

Also, the Shout Factory Transformers Headmasters Box has been delayed to allow for a superior video master. Hey, at least it's for a great reason!

--AP

It's Clearly New Figure Day
May 16, 2011
Star Wars Q&A, Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

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

Be sure to send in your questions for next week's thrilling update-- or a few weeks down the road.

Y-Wing PilotFigure 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 Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Y-Wing Pilot figure from 2004, which is... not impressive today. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations Sgt. Kup Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

He's old. The Hasbro Transformers Generations Sgt. Kup Action Figure is still hard to find in some markets, but continues to ship to stores so you can indeed find one. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Captain America Hasbro Toy Street Date: Today (Or Earlier)

MarvelCaptain America While the toys started hitting retail about a week and change ago, today is the official On-Shelf Date for Hasbro Captain America Toys.

For the uninitiated, street dates are imposed by some cabal of the toy company and movie studio to prevent businesses from selling product they have in stock to you, the paying customer. I saw a complete reset of Cap at Target yesterday, and boy do they look nice.

--AP

Transformers Dark of the Moon Street Date Today

TransformersTransformers DOTM Toys See previous complaint, but this time it's abot Transformers Dark of the Moon toys which you've likely seen on shelves for about the past week now.

Fake Glyph Also interesting is this iGear BEE03 Toy which is basically Glyph, the third deco variant of the mold. Also interesting are the red and blue ones, if you haven't seen them. They're effectively G1-inspired Legends toys at a much higher price, and are not licensed or approved by the people who hold any of the necessary copyrights or trademarks.

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Matty Sale Today, Too

Matty Matty also has its monthly offering of new toys, including Masters of the Universe Catra as well as reissues of She-Ra, Stratos, and Whiplash.

Other offerings include Green Lantern Classics series 2, a Mego-inspired Guy Gardner, and a Movie Masters Green Man. Not the Green Man you may want to see, though.

He-Man fans may want to read this article which focuses on the many ins and outs of the line, including upcoming head variants. Nothing specific, just that we'll get some of them.

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Skystriker to be renamed Starfighter in Canada, Elsewhere?

G.I. JoeSkyfighter? Last week, JoeCanuck.com posted the Skystriker jet will be renamed Skyfighter for Canada, which could mean international releases (if there are any) may have the new name as well. Sometimes this is moot, though, as items don't necessarily get wide distribution outside the USA.

The item is guesstimated for a Summer release, pending resets. This means officially it'll probably be on-shelf around August but if last year is any indication, you might want to keep your eyes open starting in June.

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Seth Macfarlane Granted The Great Gazoo License
May 17, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayHasbro Iron Man 2 Movie Series Iron MongerSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? So far, only Star Wars!

Today's figure is Hasbro Iron Man 2 Movie Series Iron Monger, movie 1 figure that debuted in the movie 2 line because, well, why not? Get the most out of those marketing dollars, there aren't all that many movie villains to crank out anyway. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsStar Tours Jedi MasterFigure 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 Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Star Tours Jedi Master figure that has no name to speak of. He's anyone you want him to be! Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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Transformers Tomahawk Remold Revealed as Vortex

TransformersDark of the Moon VortexIt's not explicitly known to be a Japan exclusive yet, but that's the word going around. Full Metal Hero posted shots of Vortex which includes the alternate Tomahawk head plus remolding to work with MechTech weapons-- of which he has one. It looks pretty swell, doesn't it?

It isn't in any of the presently known DOTM assortments coming to the USA but things change all the time. Still, be vigilant, as it might not come out over here-- Japan already has a few exclusive items for this line!

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Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiChrono TriggerThis week's WiiWare offering is Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove: Monster Mix. It's $5/500 points, but it's not the hottest ticket of the week.

The Virtual Console has the Super NES classic Chrono Trigger for just $8/800 points. Granted, you don't get any maps or manuals, but it's pretty cheap.

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Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSBig Bass ArcadeThis week's batch: Word Searcher 3, Hellokids - Vol. 1: Coloring and Painting, and Big Bass Arcade. Each is $2-$5 and can be yours... if you have a DSi. And points, lots of points.

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It's What You Remembered
May 18, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsPlo KoonFigure 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 Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Plo Koon figure from 2010, the best animated version yet! He has knees and ankles, which puts him head and shoulders above the rest. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayMcFarlane Toys Yellow Submarine Glove with Love BaseSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? So far, only Star Wars!

Behold, the talking beasts of Cosmo Canyon! The McFarlane Toys Yellow Submarine Glove with Love Base is old and aged fairly well. And it's pretty cheap still. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Transformers Cyberverse Optimus Prime Repaint

TransformersPrime ColorsFan site ACToys.net posted Cyberverse Optimus Prime with Swords, which is a repaint of the Preview toy with some new gear. It's quite colorful!

Also, we're putting together a checklist for this line, which should hopefully be more up to date than other ones, but we always say that don't we?

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Ad: New Hasbro Star Wars Vintage Pre-Orders and Toy Announcements at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: New Hasbro Star Wars at Entertainment Earth are up for pre-order now! Dozens of new vehicles, figures, and more are all up for grabs. Listings include the Star Wars Clone Republic Attack Shuttle Vehicle, the Star Wars Clone Wars Republic Artillery Cannon Vehicle, and even the Star Wars Action Figures Vintage Wave 8 Case. Read on for a list of everything!

Pictures are unavailable yet, but tons of exciting new listings are up at Entertainment Earth, some of which are brand new! Here's a list of what you can pre-order today for delivery later this summer:

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Also, feel free to pre-order Transformers and Star Wars figures, props, and collectibles. Sites like this one get a kickback from the sales, so if you were going to order them anyway, please order them from this link-- it helps!

PS3: No PSN Updates, But Make-Goods = Yes

PS3No Updates Due to the continued PSN outages, there are no new games to download for the Playstation 3 or Playstation Portable this week. Here's their new update on the situation, which includes which free game downloads you can get if you have a PSN account. It's probably all stuff you have, but if not? Be glad you got a big hard drive.

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PSP: No PSN Updates This Week

PSPSee above. I guess this is technically not news. Keep waiting! Hope you can play UMDs if you want something new. I'm still going through Final Fantasy IV Complete which is damned long, but fun.

--AP

Restore, Repair
May 19, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayHasbro G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra Cobra Shock TrooperSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? So far, only Star Wars!

Now more common! The Hasbro G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra Cobra Shock Trooper was super-hot late last year and is finally starting to hang around a bit-- so you can get a few! So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsBlack Clone PilotFigure 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 Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Black Clone Pilot figure 2009, a Wal-Mart exclusive until the remaining stock got dumped at Ross stores in the USA. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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Swell Transformers Universe Darkwind Upgrade Coming

TransformersRodimusFan upgrade maker Renderform will be cranking out Transformers Universe Darkwind upgrade sets with new guns and a new head. It actually looks really good.

Pre-orders aren't live yet, but it's set at 350 sets for $35 Canadian.

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Ad: Hasbro Action Figures Buy 1, Get 2nd 40% at Entertainment Earth

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Also, feel free to pre-order Transformers and Star Wars figures, props, and collectibles. Sites like this one get a kickback from sales made through this site, so if you were going to order them anyway, please order them from this link-- it helps keep the lights on over here!

New Game for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeSEGA Rally Online ArcadeXbox 360 owners, it's time to look into SEGA Rally Online Arcade, a $10/800 points racing title with a nice amount of bells and whistles. Microsoft says:

"When was the last time you enjoyed getting dragged through the mud? Race through five different types of terrain in more rally-bred vehicles than a baker can shake his dozen at. Including the Ford Focus RS, the classic Lancia Delta Integrale and the ferocious Bowler Nemesis. Play through a slew of modes including Time Trials, Single Races, and Championship Events. Cut to the chase and face off online in a variety of 6 Player multiplayer racing events - isn't it about time you showed your friends who's numero uno? Compatible with the Wireless Xbox 360 Racing Wheel, and Logitech Driving Force Wheels. 2-6 Online Multiplayer. 1-2 Player Local. Contains 100% Real Mud."

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We Sold Out
May 20, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayMattel Masters of the Universe Classics VikorSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? So far, only Star Wars!

It's not Conan, but the Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Vikor is pretty close. It's He-Man's ancestor of the North! So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars News4-LOMFigure 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 Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the 4-LOM figure from the vintage line last year. It's based on the 1982 Kenner figure, back when they had the name swapped with Zuckuss Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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Stepper Classics Pricing Revealed, More

TransformersStepperIf you have a Japanese mailing address (and I don't) you can order the MillionHero Transformers Generations 2011 Exclusive Targetmaster Stepper with Nightstick figure with a cool book on the toy line. The book plus figure is $57, the figure is $43, and two Steppers with a book will set you back $108. Help?

This may or may not alter the online importer price of these items, probably not, but who knows. I'd love to get my mitts on one!

In other news, it appears iGear is working on some form of Ironhide upgrade. I'd guess a new head for the Universe 2.0 toy from 2008, but who's to know?

Also, for fans of typography that look like they came from a 1990s high school yearbook, it's the 2011 Botcon Schedule of Events! Make your plans now.

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Now We're Getting Somewhere
May 23, 2011
Star Wars Q&A, Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

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

Be sure to send in your questions for next week's thrilling update-- or a few weeks down the road.

Grizz FrixFigure 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 Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Grizz Frix figure from earlier this year. He's a little short. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayTakara Smallest Transforming Transformers Hot Rodimus (Hot Rod)Something new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

If you like your small figures small, the Takara Smallest Transforming Transformers Hot Rodimus (Hot Rod) is an amazing piece. Also a piece you'll likely not get many chances to buy. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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New DOTM Human Alliance Basics, More

Transformers The Snakas blog has Transformers Dark of the Moon Human Alliance Basics previously unseen including a swell yellow racecar and a redeco of the dune buggy from wave 1. Release dates are unknown, but this appears to be official Hasbro photography. Odds are these will be announced in some official capacity in the next month.

Also new, the Wal-Mart exclusive Dark of the Moon toys are launching. This includes a space-deco Optimus Prime with Comettor for about $17.77 (a spectacular deal), and a 3-pack of Legends from 2009 repainted-- specifically, Bumblebee in Goldbuggy colors, Soundwave in G1 Soundwave colors, and a Rodimus repaint you simply must see to believe. This set is about $9.97... and is also worth it. I also spotted new Deluxe toys, including the Laserbeak wave. Of note, the Wal-Mart exclusives were not on the regular aisle with the toys, so do some walking around to find the right endcap(s) if you're after these.

The Toys R Us exclusive Evolution Megaverse pack (the Legends 4-pack with multiple versions of Starscream and Bumblebee) is coming to the USA for $14.99 a pop-- shelf tags have shown up at the store, and some have reportedly found the set. (I have not. But it's out there.) It's notable for including the hard-to-find Universe 2.0 Bumblebee, which is a Legends-sized G1 Minibot version of the character. From what I can gather, "Megaverse" was a working name for "Cyberverse."

Finally, Toys R Us listed Transformers Kre-O, the LEGO-like sets from Hasbro-- or at least the first wave. Notable: no bad guys are listed and everybody has a G1 head.

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Carded SDCC G.I. Joe Zarana Revealed, Cycle Armor Hits Asia

G.I. JoeZarana While we've seen the cards, and the figures, ACToys.net has the first carded Zarana pictures, which reveals that the popular clear plastic case is making a return. How fortunate! She comes in her classic pink outfit as well as a new "Cold Slither" outfit, "Cold Slither" being an in-universe music group from the various Sunbow cartoons (of which G.I. Joe was one.)

Even more surprising (and exciting) is news that the Cycle Armor with Ashiko is hitting Asia. HISSTank.com has the pictures and news. This previously unreleased vehicle in the Pursuit of Cobra line hasn't been solicited for US release, so it's unknown when or if we'll see it. Were I a betting man, I'd put some cash down on Ross stores getting this.

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New Andrew Jackson Jihad Song on Comp LP

Music It's not "new" per se, but an unreleased track came out on Lauren Records' I Think We Should Stay Away From Each Other LP a month or so back. So it's new if you didn't hear the news. The Andrew Jackson Jihad track is "Sad Songs" and, as usual, the LP includes MP3 download codes.

Other bands included include Japanther and the t-shirtable Jehova's Fitness.

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A New Playmobil Yellow School Bus

MarvelSchool Bus While most of you may not care, I was surprised to see a new potentially exclusive Playmobil School Bus set on Toys R Us' web site. I've never seen it in stores, and while it says it's eligible for in-store pickup, nobody nearby has it.

It's available to ship now, and $19.99. There weren't any other notably new sets listed on the site.

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Back to the Edit Bay
May 24, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayMattel DC Universe Infinite Heroes Green Lantern Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? So far, only Star Wars!

Today's figure is Mattel DC Universe Infinite Heroes Green Lantern Action Figure, which came in a 3-pack and didn't sell so well. I got mine in extreme closeout about a year ago. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsARF Trooper WaxerFigure 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 Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the ARF Trooper Waxer figure which you can, in theory, find at Target right now! Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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Transformers Generations 2011 Volume 1 Book Scans

TransformersBookSomeone on TheAllSpark.com posted scans of Transformers Generations 2011 Volume 1 which showcase some rarely-seen Transformers Animated characters like Dezarus/Deathsaurus (pictured), toy sketches, prototypes, and lots of other goodies.

This is the book that you buy to get the United Targetmaster Stepper. I need a mule in Japan, I'd love to get these.

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Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 9 DVD Coming

Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesShred-HeadFinally! You probably never saw these episodes either. TVShowsOnDVD.com has the scoop on Season 9 of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon which is only one disc and 8 episodes.

The main villain of the season is Lord Dregg, and I have absolutely no memory of ever seeing a Lord Dregg episode.

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More Matty SDCC Exclusive Pics

Matty CollectorShred-HeadIf you can't get enough preview shots of Swamp Thing, then you need to see this extended preview of Mattel Comic-Con 2011 Exclusive action figures at the Action Figure Insider.

You can kind of get a better feel of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man's texture.

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Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiOverflowThis week's WiiWare offering is Overflow. It's $5/500 points, the only new Wii download for the week.

The Virtual Console has nothing again, so go get ChronoTrigger from last week.

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Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSPuzzle Quest: Challenge of the WarlordsThis week's batch: 99Bullets, 3D Twist & Match, and Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords. Each is $2-$8 and can be yours... if you have a DSi. And points, lots of points.

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There's Something New All The Dang Time
May 25, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsJeremoch ColtonFigure 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 Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Jeremoch Colton figure from 2009, and he went away pretty quick. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayFunko G.I. Joe Something new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? So far, only Star Wars!

Now this is a fancy toy! The Funko G.I. Joe "Pimp Daddy" Destro Bobble Head is incredibly gaudy, but I love it. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Japan to get Figma (like Revoltech) RoboCop Figure

ToysPatrioticThe Good Smile Company of Japan is releasing a new Figma RoboCop Action Figure soon, expect it this August for about $40-$50 at American toy importers. An extensive gallery was added, but sadly no companion Kurtwood Smith figure was announced.

For those not familiar with Figma, the brand is similar to the Revoltech figures in size and articulation. In other words, it's pretty cool stuff.

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Transformers Cyberverse TRU Set Notes, Kmart Daredevil Squad Released

TransformersPrime ColorsKmart's exclusive boxed Autobot Daredevil Squad has been released, which is a big box of repaints, plus a patch. Revenge of the Fallen Bumblebee gets a new grey deco, and it comes with a Human Alliance Backfire recolor. All together, it's a nice piece for $17.99 and comes in a Human Alliance-style box.

Also, I found the Toys R Us exclusive Cyberverse set, with four figures inside. Interestingly, the molds and deco don't quite match the photos on the box, and "G1 Bumblebee" is actually done up in War for Cybertron-inspired colors. Cybertron Starscream is not the same one sold in the UK as a WFC incentive, and the bonus weapons are actually modified guns from the Japanese Robot Masters line. For $14.99, it's quite the interesting little collection.

...for those wanting specifics, one weapon is a black redeco of the chrome gun originally sold with R-Blade, while the other is a black version of the two-piece gun sold with Wing Stun, Machine Wars Thundercracker, and other descendants of that mold. The DOTM Starscream and Bumblebee figures have retooled hands, but Bumblebee's painted fist results in a tight fit while Starscream's design is not conducive to holding large weapons. All in all, it's a worthwhile set for $14.99.

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Kmart Gets New Captain America Gift Set

MarvelPatrioticKmart's exclusive boxed Captain America International Patriots action figure set has been released, and it's $19.99. You get Cap, Captain Britain, and Red Guardian for $19.99, which isn't bad when it comes to the per-figure breakdown.

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PS3: No PSN Updates, Again

PS3No Updates Due to the continued PSN outages, there are no new games to download for the Playstation 3 or Playstation Portable this week either. Here's their new update on maintenance.

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PSP: No PSN Updates This Week

PSPSee above. I guess this is technically not news. Keep waiting! Hope you can play UMDs if you want something new. I'm still going through Final Fantasy IV Complete which is damned long, but fun.

--AP

Non-Invasive Lunch Options
May 26, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsWeequay Skiff GuardFigure 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 Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Weequay Skiff Guard figure. If you're lucky, you might see it in stores, but you probably won't unless you go to a lot of Wal-Marts. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

More exciting, Hasbro answered two of our Star Wars questions so you'll want to check out their new Q&A entry.

--AP

16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayLEGO Minifigures Series 1 ForestmanSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? So far, only Star Wars!

Adventure! The LEGO Minifigures Series 1 Forestman lives for these things, and he's pretty similar to some figures sold in the 1980s-- only better. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Ad: Bif Bang Pow Buy 1, Get 2nd 50% at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: The Hasbro Action Figure Sale at Entertainment is on! Buy 1 in-stock Bif Bang Pow! action figure or bobble head and get a 2nd for 50% off! Mix and match between themes and select from over 70 awesome products including Lost, The Big Lebowski, Twilight Zone, Venture Bros., and many more-- including exclusives! Click here for a complete list and read on for more!

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Surrender to the savings! Also, feel free to pre-order Transformers and Star Wars figures, props, and collectibles. Sites like this one get a kickback from sales made through this site, so if you were going to order them anyway, please order them from this link-- it helps keep the lights on over here!

New Game for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeDungeons & Dragons: DaggerdaleXbox 360 owners, it's time to look into Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale, a $15/1,200 points hack-and-slash from Atari with the famous D&D license. Microsoft says:

"Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale offers engaging ³hack and slash² gameplay, bringing an accessible version of Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition to life. Travel to the Dalelands of the Forgotten Realms, where the journey begins in the remote Desertsmouth Mountains. From the sulfuric catacombs of the mines of Tethyamar, to the dizzying heights of the Tower of the Void, Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale delivers an action packed challenge that will satisfy the most seasoned of adventurers."

--AP

Pizza By The Slice Is Something That I Know About
May 27, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayHasbro G.I. Joe Club Exclusive Adventure Team Air AdventurerSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? So far, only Star Wars!

It's not 12-inches, but the Hasbro G.I. Joe Club Exclusive Adventure Team Air Adventurer is made to fit in with your smaller, modern Joe collection. I love the non-fuzzy fuzzy heads! So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsTusken Raider ChildFigure 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 Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Tusken Raider Child figure from way back in 2002. It's a little weak, but as a bonus figure it's arguably worth the asking price. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

New XBLA Radiant Silvergun Details Emerge

Xbox Live ArcadeRadiant SilvergunThe Xbox 360 remake of Radiant Silvergun has been priced at $15. It'll sport both Saturn and arcade modes, and you can read more about it at that link. I'm not sure I saw an explicit confirmation of a US release though.

For those unfamiliar with the title, it's an extremely expensive and somewhat rare Japanese import shooter from the late 1990s. It's loads of fun, fanned by the flames of nostalgia, rarity, and the legends of nobody ever actually playing it. (I've got a copy and it's pretty great, but I don't know if it's worth $150.)

--AP

New Transformers Club Magazine Has Actual Scoop

TransformersPrime PrimeThe Botcon/Collector Club Twitter account released this image of the SDCC Exclusive Prime Optimus Prime with Matrix and it's pretty swell! It seems like it's just a prototype, but I could be wrong.

This article has other details, which includes mention of an SDCC-exclusive Ultimate Prime packaged in vehicle rather than robot mode. If you're into variants-- or possibly smaller packaging-- this might be the way to go.

--AP

X-Men meets Kraftwerk T-Shirt

MarvelX-WerksAs far as I can tell, this nifty red X-Men Werk T-Shirt is fully licensed. Which is good, because it uses Marvel's logos and character names. The joke, if you didn't get it, is they stuck X-Men characters in a design reminiscent of Kraftwerk's "The Man Machine" album.

--AP

Mighty Beanz Are Not Action Figures
May 30, 2011
Star Wars Q&A, Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

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

Be sure to send in your questions for next week's thrilling update-- or a few weeks down the road.

Han SoloFigure 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 Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Han Solo figure in Hoth gear from 2003. It's not the "Vintage" one, but in many respects it's more impressive. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayPlaymobil Figures Ghost Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

One of Playmobil's more successful releases, the Playmobil Figures Ghost Action Figure was available since the early 1980s up until a couple of years back, more or less unchanged aside from the packaging. It's a real classic and it glows in the dark. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Carded G.I. Joe Python Patrol Croc Master Revealed

G.I. JoeCroc Master While we've heard the buzz, the G.I. Joe Collector's Club has the first carded Python Patrol redeco Croc Master pictures, which reveals a red gator and some stripey pants.

The site goes on to say that this and the Blowtorch variant will be shown in an upcoming issue of the collector's club magazine. Here's hoping these aren't super-rare variants due to the line shipping out slowly.

--AP

X-Men First Class Comic Comic Packs Hitting Toys "R" Us

Marvel Toys "R" Us stores are receiving new potentially exclusive X-Men First Class Comic Packs with Wolverine vs. Sabretooth and Jean Grey with Cyclops right now. There are no "exclusive" markings on the packaging, but the assortment number (ASST. on the front of the card) is different from the non-exclusive comic packs, which means that it's a new assortment and new assortments of the same kind of product usually mean either an exclusive assortment, or they're discontinuing the old assortment. Since no online retailers seem to have been solicited these figures by Hasbro, I'm assuming they're exclusive.

Each set is about fifteen bucks. Due to lead times and the late production schedule of the movie, there will be no movie-specific figures released along with the film. There will be Minimates, though.

--AP

Possible New (or Canceled) Unicron, Prima Revealed in Transformers Vault Book; More

TransformersUni means One and Cron means Cron Hitting stores worldwide this week is the new book entitled The Transformers Vault which is packed with new images of stuff. There are a mix of familiar and previously unseen images, like what appears to be a new Unicron repaint, in the book. It seems to think it has or is coming out, but its non-announcement to date combined with the lead time for publishing a book could mean that if you don't see it as part of the BotCon announcements in the next few days, it isn't coming out.

TheAllSpark.com and other boards have threads discussing new finds in the book, so do check them out and also do check out the book if you still have a book store in your town.

Also important, Hasbro is starting to dump gold box toys meaning stores like Ross, TJ Maxx, and Marshall's need to be added to your stops. Over the weekend I saw two Ross stores, each with a single Sea Spray at $9.99 each-- this is the first of the Voyagers showing up at these extreme discounters, and it may mean things are looking up for the appearance of Lugnut, Solar Storm Grappel, Strafe, or Deep Dive. I also saw more of Human Alliance Bumblebee and Shadow Blade Sideswipe at Marshall's stores, $16.99 each. Good hunting!

--AP

Knodel Wants To Love You
May 31, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generation 1 Warpath Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? So far, only Star Wars!

Today's figure is Hasbro Transformers Generation 1 Warpath Action Figure, which is old. This one I've had in my possession for about 26 years. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsBattle Droid AAT DriverFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Battle Droid AAT Driver figure that you probably never saw in stores back in 2009. I don't know if this is something that will upset you. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Transformers Cyberverse Deluxe Optimus Prime, Megatron Hitting

TransformersTransformers Cyberverse Action Sets Wave 2 Set I found the swell new Transformers Cyberverse Action Sets Optimus Prime and Megatron at a Phoenix-area Wal-Mart yesterday. Each set includes repaint of Optimus Prime or Megatron from the commander class (Optimus is more vibrant and seems to lack a few paint apps while adding painted eyes, Megatron has a green splort on his face) as well as some added battle gear. I didn't pick these up yet but the weapon things look pretty slick.

Odds are you'll be drowning in these in about a week and change.

--AP

Chunklet Posts Two Entire Knodel EPs for Free

MusicKnodel Dance PartyIf you like any of the music mentioned here, you're in for a treat. Chunklet.com posted two complete Knodel EPs for free download which is probably more music than you've heard from the band previously. Their albums The White Hole and Dawn of the Butterfly were pretty hard to find as of late, and these EPs are obscure to the point of Google not seemingly knowing much about them.

Some of the songs in this download were rerecorded for other releases, but their cover of Run DMC's "Tricky" was not. So you'll want this, obviously.

Also good for you Man or Astro-Man fans is this feature on A Spectrum of Finite Scale, a rare tour-only companion album to the similarly named A Spectrum of Infinite Scale. The idea was that it had the members of the band playing on tracks alone or in pairs, plus some of the other members of the organization (like the merch fellow) contributed. The great thing about this blog post is that it hammers down who played on it, including Shannon Wright. It's a good read if you're into this band and its related projects, and you should be.

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiSuper Adventure IslandThis week's WiiWare offering is FAST - Racing League. It's $10/1,000 points, and is not F-Zero but is sort of F-Zero.

The Virtual Console has Super Adventure Island from the Super NES for $8/800 points. The timing is pretty great, really, as the mascot of Hudson (Takahashi) is leaving the company tomorrow.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSValet Parking 1989This week's batch: B Team - Episode 1: Dust & Steel, Valet Parking 1989, and House M.D. - Globetrotting. Each is $8-$10 and can be yours... if you have a DSi. As weeks go, this seems to be one of the more interesting with some bizarrely interesting licenses or almost-licenses. I mean, Valet Parking?

--AP

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