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July 1, 2011
Toys R Us Reveals 2011 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives

Comic-ConMattel Masters of the Universe/DC Universe Faker vs. BizarroWell! Our pals at Toys R Us in their PR division sent us a press release and a whole mess of new pictures, with an amazingly strong showing which basically should please everybody, unless you don't collect action figures, in which case I'm not interested in talking to you. Highlights include Masterpiece Transfomrers Rodimus Prime, an awesome DC Universe Bizarro vs. Masters of the Universe Battle Armor Faker, and an incredible redesigned Star Wars Republic Commando Delta Squad boxed set. Nice! Read on for images and their press release.

--AP

16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayMattel Masters of the Universe Classics She-RaSomething 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!

She can't ride a horse, but is she still acceptable? Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics She-Ra is a pretty interesting idea-- take a 1980s doll and make it into a 2010s action figure. The results are pretty good. 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 NewsSalacious CrumbFigure 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 Salacious Crumb figure from last year, which is the 2007 mold with the lower beak painted. And some minor color tweaks you'll never notice. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

New G.I. Joe Pre-Orders

G.I. JoeHazard-ViperOur pals employers at Entertainment Earth added several new G.I. Joe Pre-Orders with what seems to be post-Pursuit of Cobra packaging, revealing several troopers are making a return in the new format. Plus vehicles. The new stuff is as follows:

G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra Action Figures Wave 7
G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra Action Figures Wave 7 Set
G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra Action Figures Wave 8
G.I. Joe Cobra HISS Tank (Crimson Red) Vehicle

--AP

Outer Space Men News: SDCC 2011 Exclusive Updates

Outer Space MenAlpha-7 Alpha Wave Test ShotThe Outer Space Men News blog posted news on test shots of and pre-orders for Comic-Con 2011 Outer Space Men figures and yes, the man from Pluto will indeed glow in the dark. Good times. I'll take a set, please.

--AP

Movie Sentinel Prime Almost Called Ultra Magnus

TransformersNot So UltraThe Transformers Live Action Movie Blog posted Dark of the Moon call sheets indicating Sentinel Prime was called Ultra Magnus during production until "test screening" changed the name. Presumably this "test screening" was by Hasbro due to the nature of these characters and their personalities, as I doubt anyone in a civilian movie test screener audience would care which preposterously long name the robot has.

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiFinal Fantasy IIIThis week's WiiWare offering is Big Town Shoot Out. It's $5/500 points.

The Virtual Console has Final Fantasy III, the Super NES RPG classic, for $8/800 Wii points. I assume you bought this by now. If not, buy it.

--AP

Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSTennisThis week's batch on the DSi Ware Shop: Pro Jumper! Guilty Gear Tangent!? , Stratego: Next Edition, Beach Party Craze, and Delbo. Each is $2-$5 and can be yours... if you have a DSi.

Delbo appears to be heavily inspired by the Bust-A-Move/Puzzle Bobble series. And Stratego looks like Stratego. Just like it, actually.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS: Kirby's Dreamland from the GameBoy for $3.99. It's a genuine classic, and there are two "quests" (difficulty modes) to enjoy. The game is really easy and somewhat short, but it's one of those experiences that's perfect for a short plane ride (1 hour or so.) It's worth the four bucks.

--AP

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Warpaths Are Re-Shipping Again
July 4, 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.

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

Today we look at the R2-D2 figure from 1999, with the booster rockets which were ultimately cut from the movie and were redesigned for the sequels. 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 DayLEGO Minifigures Series 3 Tennis PlayerSomething 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!

Get ready to lose! The LEGO Minifigures Series 3 Tennis Player adds to the growing roster of sports people in the line, which may mean you need two or three of each, just so they have someone to play against. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Get Printable HELPeR Robot PDF, DIY

Venture Bros.BeepLast week we were tipped off to the Bif Bang Pow! Build-A-Figure PDF of the Venture Bros. HELPeR Robot Build-A-Figure being posted online. It's neat-- and a lot cheaper than buying the carded figures and tearing them open. Free! Nice!

--AP

Outer Space Men News: SDCC 2011 Exclusive Up for Pre-Order

Outer Space MenAlpha-7 Alpha Wave Test ShotThe Outer Space Men News blog posted news on pre-orders for Comic-Con 2011 Outer Space Men figures and they're all up for order now, assuming they didn't sell out before you read this. The four figures are shown, as are the color choices. And they're all gorgeous, dammit. The set is $40.00.

--AP

New Transformers Repaints

TransformersOrangebusterWhile they originated elsewhere, it's password-protected so I'm linking you to TheAllspark.com gallery of Dark of the Moon Orange Roadbuster and New Optimus Prime repaints. Roadbuster is super-cool, and has an orange MechTech chainsaw, so yeah, we like it. The Voyager Optimus Prime seems to be largely gold and is said to be a store exclusive in Japan, so you can't have one of those either.

--AP

Death To Steampunk
July 5, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generation 1 Huffer 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 Huffer Action Figure, which I pulled out of my G1 box and, not surprisingly, it's held up pretty well. 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 NewsBarriss OffeeFigure 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 Barriss Offee animated figure, which is both reasonably recent and pretty spectacular. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Transformers MP Black Rodimus, Future Generations

TransformersBlack RodimusNow that's amazing-- the e-HOBBY Exclusive Black Masterpeice Rodimus is either a sight for sore eyes, or an eyesore. Shown in its many modes, it's a pretty gorgeous piece. Now how about a deluxe Generations version?

Seibertron.com posted new Wal-Mart listings showcasing Generations Junkion and Black Shadow which could be the retooled versions of Wreck-Gar and Thunderwing, respectively. The Generations assortment is still active and Hasbro has been mum about new additions, although information indicates it could be likely we'll see an Arcee in this assortment-- and if these new additions turn out to be accurate, and are not old data that someone forgot to purge upon a cancelation, this could be a very exciting year still!

Target's wave of exclusive translucent Dark of the Moon deluxe toys are hitting now, according to a few forums, meaning Space Case (at 1 per case) along with clearer versions of Arcee, Jazz, and Bumblebee can be yours.

The Japanese reissue of Devastator has been revealed and now it looks like it will be changed from previous releases-- take a look at the wrists and Mixmaster's drum.

--AP

G.I. Joe Club Subscription Figure Program Tidbits (No Pricing)

G.I. JoeQuarrelOver at Hisstank.com is a story on the new G.I. Joe Club subscription program which clarifies some of what was previously announced, although no pricing was given.

In short: more female characters, more non-mainline characters, and... that's about it.

--AP

A Lot of Scrabble
July 6, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsNeimoidian WarriorFigure 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 Neimoidian Warrior figure, a 2005 trooper that was a pretty unlikely release-- and we got two versions of it. 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 DayLEGO Minifigures Series 3 RapperSomething 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!

The LEGO Minifigures Series 3 Rapper probably should not exist, but it does, and now you can look at it. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

New Masters of the Universe Q&A Round-Up

Masters of the Universe1 of 2Once again, He-Man.org has posted a Q&A round-up with all sorts of new stuff, particularly interesting is that subscribers to their subscription figure service are going to get a free sticker sheet. While a low-cost item, it's a something, and something is good.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates

PS3PlayStation Move Ape EscapeNew to download this week: PlayStation Move Ape Escape, a $19.99 title which requires you move, like some animal. An ape, if you will.

PSOne classics this week are Rapid Angel and Yakiniku Bugyou, each is $5.99 and Japanese. That's why you can't pronounce the second one.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPNinjamuraiNew to the PSP this week include minis Ninjamurai , a #1.99 title which should help to remind the world why buying a PSP Go instead of a normal one was a huge waste of money.

--AP

Sucka
July 7, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsGungan WarriorFigure 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 Gungan Warrior figure from 2000. It's better than the 2009 version in some ways, specifically skin deco. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

Also! Hasbro sent us a bunch of new pictures, so I posted those at Galactic Hunter. They are:
Hasbro Reveals New Exclusive Tauntaun, Vintage Packaging, More
Hasbro Official Images: Comic-Con Revenge of the Jedi Boxed Set

--AP

16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations Wheeljack 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!

It's been out for months, and a new shipment just happened, but you may not have seen it yet. The Hasbro Transformers Generations Wheeljack Action Figure is a reworking of last year's Turbo Tracks, but now it's Wheeljack. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Marvel Spider-Man SDCC Mighty Muggs Figure, New Universe Released

MarvelSpider-Man Mighty MuggsHasbro sent us some new pictures, including this Comic-Con exclusive Spider-Man Mighty Muggs Figure with a removable cloth mask-- you may recognize the feature from earlier.

The price is unknown at this time, but it will be on sale in a couple of weeks. This figure appears to be a full-size Mighty Muggs release, unlike the Avengers boxed set, which features a number of Mini Muggs along with a "giant" (read: normal size) figure to give the illusion of bigness.

I also neglected to tell you that new Marvel Universe figures are hitting Target (and presumably elsewhere) in the USA. I tripped over Apocalypse, Skaar (Son of Hulk), Scarlet Spider, Doctor Doom, and others which were all very impressive.

Oh-- and some Toys R Us stores have the Hasbro X-Men First Class comic packs on sale, a few bucks off. Worth a look, most likely.

Spider-Man Mighty Muggs Spider-Man Mighty Muggs
Spider-Man Mighty Muggs

--AP

Marvel Developed Cobra, Also New POC Vehicles in Canada, Eh

G.I. JoeYo Joe Over on his blog, Jim Shooter posted the Secret Parts of the Origin of G.I. Joe which goes in to things like Marvel's creative group, Cobra, and chicks in the military. It is necessary that you read it.

More current, Pursuit of Cobra HISS Scout and Cycle Armor vehicles showed up in Canada. So presumably we may see some here soon.

And from the future, galleries of the Steel Brigade Delta and Air Viper were posted, so go see those.

--AP

New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeDeadliest Warrior: LegendsXbox 360 owners, it's time to look into Deadliest Warrior: Legends, a $10/800 points fighter, where Mongols fight Pirates or whatever. The History Channel would likely be proud. Microsoft says:

"Selected Best of E3 by XBLAfans.com Deadliest Warrior: Legends is the highly anticipated sequel to last summer's top selling game. Take control of history's greatest warriors and face the likes of Alexander the Great, Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, Hannibal, Hernan Cortes, Shaka Zulu, Sun Tzu, Vlad the Impaler and William Wallace. With enhanced graphics and 9 arenas, new fighting options like grapples, pushes, ring outs, feints, projectile targeting, and new final strikes will expand your tactical options! Also included, a new strategy game called Generals! Players take control of the Battlefield Simulator from the TV show and play 1 of the 9 legendary warrior campaigns and unlock abilities that the actual warriors used to get an edge in battle. The game includes exclusive avatar costumes and helmets. Owners of the original game receive a bonus weapon for every character! New Zombie and Slice modes can be played independently or together, with a hidden character to battle against! "

Also new is MLB Bobblehead Pros, which don't really look at all like collectible figures, but whatever. It's $10/800 points. It's joined by Dead Block, which is another zombie game. It's $10/800 points.

--AP

Not This But Something Else
July 8, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayBif Bang Pow! Venture Bros. Dean VentureSomething 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!

Go team Venture! Bif Bang Pow! Venture Bros. Dean Venture is a figure from a show with modern sensibilities based on the best technology 1976 had to offer. 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 NewsCB-3DFigure 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 CB-3D figure, which looks a lot like other droids you might have by now. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

LEGO Making 10220 Volkswagon Camper Set

LEGOLEGO 10220 Volkswagon Camper VanThe Flickr set of Captain Eugene revealed a LEGO 10220 Volkswagon Camper Van scanned from a recently released LEGO book. With 1,332 pieces there's no price point given, but you can assume $130 is a safe place to start. While it is not scaled to the figures, it does look like a fantastic build.

--AP

Stronghold Unofficial Upgrade at TFCon makes Fort Max out of Onslaught

TransformersStronghold MaximusThe TFCon site posted pictures of their Exclusive Headrobots Stronghold with Ultra Magnus-inspired Reprolabels which will be sold at the Canadian convention. I personally don't think the thing passes as a Fort Max, but the price is about $44 on the upgrade kit. Here's hoping that they try this again with different molds and stickers in the future, it's a neat way to do an exclusive without necessarily having to go through Hasbro and not trampling trademarks. (It doesn't ape "Autobot" or any of their terms really, so... it should be clean as I vaguely understand copyright law.)

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiJust JamThis week's WiiWare offering is Just Jam. It's $8/800 points and you do music stuff in it.

The Virtual Console has nothing, sucka. You can't have it your way. You don't deserve a break today.

--AP

Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSQixThis week's batch on the DSi Ware Shop: Jewel Keepers: Easter Island , Make Up & Style , Farm Frenzy, and Roller Angels which sadly does not feature roller derby hotties in it. Each is $5 and can be yours... if you have a DSi.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS: Qix from the GameBoy for $2.99, also Fortified Zone for $3.99. Qix is one of my favorites on the classic GameBoy and for $3 is a highly entertaining diversion.

--AP

12 Of Them
July 11, 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.

Darth VaderFigure 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 Vader figure from Star Tours, which means "figure you have, accessory you don't." 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 Reveal the Shield Windcharger 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!

This one might cost you! The Hasbro Transformers Reveal the Shield Windcharger Action Figure first saw release in English-speaking countries around November 2010, but never received proper US distribution. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

ThunderCats DVD Reissue This Week

ThunderCatsHoHitting stores on Tuesday, anotheer DVD set. Warner Bros. will be releasing ThunderCats Season 1 Part 1 this week which sports a dozen episodes and some extras with an SRP of $20. Fancier packaging on other box sets were sold in stores (and even blown out) a few years ago, so this is basically another grab at the nostalgia dollar if you haven't already hopped on board.

--AP

Fourfold Freebie: 4 Minimates, 1 Box at Comic-Con

Comic-ConPiratesThe Art Asylum blog posted news on Pirate Raiders 2011 Minimates Giveaways and it's quite ambitious! Rather than give out single polybagged figures from random lines, Diamond Select will be handing out 4 different pirate figures plus a window box-- essentially giving you the chance to make your own Minimates boxed set. Big applause for creativity on this one,

--AP

New Transformers Interview-- Translated!

TransformersWould you buy a toy from this man?This really insightful interview at TFW2005.com is a translation of A Talk on Transformers United with Hisashi Yuki and Tomoya Miyake, written in English from the original Japanese interview in Generations Vol. 1 2011. Find out more about those clamp guns, why some of the Decepticons look more movie-like, and other interesting tidbits. Parts of this interview were published in English before, but this is the first time I saw the whole thing anywhere.

--AP

Through a War
July 12, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Reveal the Shield Lugnut 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 Reveal the Shield Lugnut Action Figure, which is basically a G1-inspired version of a character from Transformers Animated. 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 NewsPrincess Leia OrganaFigure 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 Princess Leia Organa figure, a coin-enhanced resculpt. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Transformers Topspin Repaint-- Maybe Twin Twist-- Revealed

TransformersNot Top SpinAs (eventually) expected, a new Top Spin repaint has been revealed by a few sources and both modes are up for the seeing at TFW2005. It looks about as armed as its ancestor, but meaner with all the grey. Speculation has it this may be the Twin Twist which will be packaged with Leadfoot in a Target set later this year. The original images came from Snakas as well as Full Metal Hero.

--AP

Supercar!
July 13, 2011
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 Target is a repaint you can get behind-- because he looks most like his appearance on-screen. 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 DayKenner ALIENS Arachnid Alien 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!

The Kenner ALIENS Arachnid Alien Action Figure was part of the parade of weirdness Kenner put out on the toy aisle in the 1990s, expanding on movie concepts to bring kids really amazingly fun toys. Amazingly fun toys based on R-rated movies. Say what you will, but at least they're honest about what kids like! So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

New Hasbro SDCC Item: Optimus Prime Transformers Nerf Gun

TransformersSHOOTDespite Comic-Con being a week away, Hasbro still hasn't sent out a press release or even announced the entire slate of items to be on sale at the show. As such, we get to see things like this Nerf N-Strike Barricade RV-10 Special Edition Transformers Optimus Prime blaster debuted at Wired's GeekDad Blog. It's $25 and has a paint job that can be best summed up as impressive or horrendously gaudy-- either way, it's pretty cool.

The normal RV-10 Barricade goes for about $20-$25.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates

PS3Assassin's Creed: BrotherhoodNew to download this week: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, a $39.99 title which takes place after Assassin's Creed 2: Assassination Vacation. Sarah Vowell did great work in that one.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPMighty Flip Champs! DXNew to the PSP this week include minis Mighty Flip Champs! DX , a $5.99 title.

--AP

I Find Them Abhorrent, But Come In
July 14, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsClone 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 Clone Pilot figure from 2005. While an improved version was produced, this nice and cheap release is ideal for sitting in your ARC Fighters and Gunships while saving you money. 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 DayLEGO Minifigures Series 3 Space AlienSomething 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 been out for a while, and the LEGO Minifigures Series 3 Space Alien is a nifty redeco of a Space Police alien design. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

New Funko Simpsons Plush, Figures

TVFunko (a pretty great bunch of cats who make bobble heads, plush, and vinyl figures) have a unique house style which, on some licenses, looks nothing short of amazing. Rather than populate this section with snark, let's just say they got The Simpsons and here are some images of the plush and vinyl interpretations of the characters in their own house style. For Itchy and Scratchy, it doesn't seem too out of place.

Marge Simpson Pop! Vinyl Figure Bart Simpson Pop! Vinyl Figure Simpsons Krusty the Klown Pop! Vinyl Figure Homer Simpson Pop! Vinyl Figure
Simpsons Krusty the Klown Plush Simpsons Scratchy Plush Simpsons Itchy Plush Homer Simpson Plush

...and there you go. Presently, all of these are due in or around November of this year.

--AP

Ad: New Marvel, Star Wars, More from Gentle Giant

Entertainment EarthAd: New from Entertainment Earth are a ton of just-announced offerings from Gentle Giant. Check out Sucker Punch, Star Wars, and Marvel offerings from the typical and wonderful mini busts to a massive R2-D2 Monument which is just freaking huge. 3-feet tall, actually.

Fantastic Four Thing Bookend Statue Star Wars Tedn Dahai Cantina Band Mini Bust Star Wars R2-D2 Clone Wars Maquette Sucker Punch Amber Deluxe Mini Bust
Fantastic Four Thing Mini Bust Captain America Classic Mini Bust Hulk Bookend Statue Star Wars R2-D2 Clone Wars Monument

Also added are these new Jumbo Kenner figures:
Star Wars Greedo Jumbo Vintage Kenner Action Figure
Star Wars Stormtrooper Jumbo Vintage Kenner Action Figure

These items just arrived and are in stock while supplies last:
Star Wars Kabe and Muftak Mini Bust Sculpture 2-Pack
Star Wars Darth Vader Jumbo Vintage Kenner Action Figure
Star Wars Princess Leia Jumbo Vintage Kenner Action Figure

If you click through any link to our sponsors and order any item they sell, it helps out sites like this one-- so thanks for your support!

Transformers Club Sideburn Shipping Soon

TransformersYo Joe Via the Facebook, it has been revealed that "SIDEBURN will be shipping soon! They are in the U.S. now and have to be processed for mailing. We will post updates as we progress. Thank you for your patience!" Good news, indeed.

Also good news: Takara posted a new page with more pictures of Black Masterpiece Rodimus Prime and another with Encore Devastator, giving us all a look at more of the features of these items. Don't look at Rodimus if you don't want to buy it, it's expensive and this gallery may make you want to spend the $250+.

--AP

New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeMs. Splosion ManXbox 360 owners, it's time to look into Ms. Splosion Man, a $10/800 points sequel to last year's super-fun platform... puzzle... thing. It's good. Microsoft says:

"The reviews are in! 1UP.com ­ A Joystiq.com ­ 5/5 IGN.com: 9/10 You got a problem? Yo, shešll splode it. At the Big Science after-party celebrating the capture of Splosion Man, a spill of champagne shorts out the safety protocols on the splosionatrix and from it emerges Ms. Splosion Man. The latest creation from Twisted Pixel Games, the creators of Splosion Man, The Maw, and Comic Jumper, Ms. Splosion man comes packed with fifty levels of single player and a separate fifty level co-op multiplayer campaign. Included with the game are gamerpics, a premium theme, and some sweet avatar accessories! Expanded map features, tons of unlockables, ghost replays, and countless other improvements make this the definitive edition for any splosion connoisseur." The first game was excellent, and difficult-- worth giving it a shot, I'd say.

Also new is Boulder Dash-XL, a remake of a classic PC (and to a lesser extent, console) game from the late 1980s. The original was a favorite. It's $10/800 points. It's joined by Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team, which... well, you kill things. It's $10/800 points.

--AP

Clearly Not My Fault
July 15, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayMcFarlane Toys Yellow Submarine Paul McCartneySomething 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 can't sit in the yellow submarine. This McFarlane Toys Yellow Submarine Paul McCartney is a figure which is sort of close to the animation designs, but not quite on the money. 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 NewsObi-Wan KenobiFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Obi-Wan Kenobi spirit from 2007, which is like the 2004 one, but different. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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Comic-Con: CNN Previews Indiana Jones Figures, Packaging

Comic-ConIndiana JonesThe prolonged non-announcement of many exclusives at Comic-Con this year has been strange, but it makes sense when you see that Hasbro held back this Indiana Jones boxed set announcement for CNN. The good: they got a nice placement on a huge news site. The bad: you can't see the packaging very well and let's face it, this is not news. It's unknown what other items are still up for grabs, and the price for this set is still unknown as no official press release has gone out yet.

Meanwhile, Shout! Factory confirmed its Transformers DVD exclusive will not be available at the show, which makes sense after its recent delay of the non-exclusive DVD sets.

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Transformers Club Sideburn Shipping Soon[er]

TransformersYo Joe Via the Walky, it has been revealed that shipping labels for Side Burn are being printed. He writes: "I called today to change my shipping address, as I'm moving this month, and they told me that they've already gotten all the labels printed up. So I guess they really are coming soon." Bad news for him, but good news for everybody else!

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Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

Wii3D Pixel RacingThis week's WiiWare offering is 3D Pixel Racing. It's $5/500 points and seems like 3D Dot Heroes as a racing game... which could be fun.

The Virtual Console has nothing, again.

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Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSGame & Watch GalleryThis week's batch on the DSi Ware Shop: Just SING! 80s Collection, Puzzle Fever, Puzzle Fever, and Afterzoom which sadly does not feature roller derby hotties in it.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS: Game & Watch Gallery from the GameBoy (or Super GameBoy) for $2.99, also Baseball for the same price. I quite liked Game & Watch Gallery. Also notable is that Netflix now streams to the 3DS if you have a streaming Netflix account.

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The New Harry Potter Was, Unsurprisingly, Good
July 11, 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.

SinkerFigure 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 Sinker figure from Tartget's battle packs a couple of years ago. He's pretty good! Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

Also, I posted several new vehicle reports over the weekend which you may enjoy-- Mini-Rigs and the B-Wing!

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16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayLEGO Minifigures Series 1 Deep Sea DiverSomething 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 all wet! The LEGO Minifigures Series 1 Deep Sea Diver is a nifty update of the evolving designs we started seeing in the late 1990s. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Masters of the Universe Clawful Gone, Buzz Off Available

Masters of the UniverseClawful, just ClawfulSince the sale last week, MattyCollector.com has unsurprisingly sold out of Clawful since then but a few other items are still available-- Battle Cat and the reissue of Buzz Off, for example.

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Skystriker 2011 Hitting Targets

G.I. JoeSkystrikerThe guys at TheTerrordrome.com have confirmed Skystrikers are hitting and it's one of the biggest non-exclusive G.I. Joe vehicles in a while. With lots of bonus exclusive sticker sheets for customizing, you may want one or two or even four. While not exclusive to Target, it may be harder to get at some other retailers due to the reduction in affection for Joe as of late.

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New Transformers Stuff

TransformersArmor StopspinAnother gallery showcases the robot mode of Armor Topspin, a redeco due out soon which we're told is not to be confused with Twin Twist.

The Kmart exclusive Human Alliance Flash Freeze Assault boxed set has hit, I saw a few last Friday. It includes Sideswipe, Sgt. Chaos, and Icepick for about $19.

Hasbro updated their site with bios and pictures of numerous new toys, including Guzzle, Drag Strip, the Lunar Crawler with Ratchet, and many others. Interestingly, Decepticon Rumble has still not been removed.

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Bombs Away
July 19, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsClone Pilot WarthogFigure 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 Pilot Warthog figure, while it doesn't say "Warthog" on the box, it's clearly the character largely identified as Warthog. 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 DayMattel DC Universe Infinite Heroes Black Canary 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 Black Canary Action Figure, this is the 3-pack release. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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New Outer Space Men Concept Heads from Mel Birnkrant

MoviesMeteor MattDesigner Mel Birnkrant added several new head concepts to his online sketchbook. I particularly love the idea of Matt Meteor (pictured), an alternate to Commander Comet based on the real-life head of the super-cool dude and Glyos patriarch Matt Doughty from Onell Designs. (Be sure to say hi to him at Comic-Con, I plan to. Nice guy, good talent.) Another really slick design is an inverted Electron+, where the head is basically a clear solid helmet with an empty place where the head goes. It's really mind-blowingly neat to consider and I can't imagine another line that pulled this off, it's a really great idea and I hope these-- and the other new designs-- see production.

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Transformers Dark Steel (or Dark Iron) Revealed

TransformersDark IronAs announced at Botcon, Snakas has pics of the Japanese Bic Camera exclusive Dark Iron which is modeled after Dark of the Moon Sideswipe but decorated to be similar to Beast Wars Quickstrike. Neato!

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We Made It! Figure of the Day Turns 200!
July 20, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayHasbro Cloverfield Electronic 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!

It's #200! The Hasbro Cloverfield Electronic Action Figure was one of Hasbro's uncommon collector-only items. Usually there's some degree of kid marketing, but this was marketed squarely to adults, which, outside the FX Lightsaber line, is downright uncommon. It's also huge, so I figured it was a good fit for this milestone. Say what you will, but at least they're honest about what kids like! 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 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 who is also Darth Vader-- they changed his name early in the production run. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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Review (Elsewhere): Transformers Headmasters DVD

TransformersHeadmastersYour pals at the Anime News Network asked me to write this Transformers: Headmasters DVD review which is now up for the reading. Have you ever had to watch 13 hours of cartoons to meet a deadline? Well, it's quite the experience. Decent show, if you like this kind of stuff, and my data shows that you do. (Good for you.) Read it here.

There are 35 episodes (no recaps) and the entire thing is subtitled Japanese. In English, I mean, so you should be able to grasp it. Interestingly, the titles reference concepts from the mythology not introduced until nearly a decade after the show aired, so you can smell fan involvement in the packaging of the show for English-speaking audiences.

There's not a lot of humor in the show, but it has a few shining moments. My favorite of which is this honest-to-goodness unedited shot from the second DVD in the set:

Headmasters

You are welcome.

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New Masters of the Universe Q&A

Masters of the UniverseQ&AOnce again, He-Man.org has posted a Q&A with all sorts of new stuff, including a He-Man of the Jungle and the chances of a new style of Scare Glow.

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PS3: PSN Updates

PS3KyuiinNew to download this week: Limbo, Fast Draw Showdown, Dead Block, Baseball Stars 2, and The King of Fighters '95. They run $8.99-$14.99 each.

PSOne classics this week: Kyuiin a $5.99 Japanese horizontal shooter. I am intrigued.

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PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPAthenaNew to the PSP this week: Final Fantasy Tactics: The War Of The Lions, The King Of Fighters '95 PSP, and Baseball Stars 2 PSP.

New PSP Minis include: Angry Birds, Athena, Guerrilla War, HAL 21, Ikari Warriors, Marvin's Maze, Me Monstar: Hear Me Roar, Ozma Wars, Sasuke Vs. Commander, and Vanguard. Each is $2.99-$3.99.

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Off to San Diego
July 21, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsRiot Control 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 Riot Control Clone Trooper figure from a month or two back. Should you go find one? Well, let me tell you. 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 DayMattel Masters of the Universe Meteorbs Tuskor 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!

It's old! The Mattel Masters of the Universe Meteorbs Tuskor Action Figure was an other long-suffering toy in my toy boxes, so I dusted him off and presented him to you, the public. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Outer Space Men Colossus Rex Revealed

Outer Space MenNEW! Via Outer Space Men News: Twitter user and all-around cool guy Paul Nicholasi posted the first-ever shot of the new Colossus Rex figure from the Four Horsemen's Outer Space Men line. Presumably, this figure will be sold next year. Click here for the image, and click here to follow him on Twitter.

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SDCC Better for Transformers News than Botcon Already

TransformersUnicron News is getting out early! First up is Unicron, a previously-announced Amazon exclusive taking the existing Armada design, which was redecorated for Japan in 2010, and is now being redecorated again for us in America this year. It looks great, but the faction is "Decepticon." Hunh. TFW has other previews as well including the first public look at some other new stuff like the new Air Raid.

SoundwaveAlso interesting is a very promising (and very unlicensed) faux-Masterpiece Soundwave toy which is about the same size as the Starscream mold. The toy is shown using G1 cassettes, so that should tell you something about the size. It would also not be surprising to see Hasbro announce one this weekend. A companion Blaster is shown on the same page.

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Matty He-Man 2012 Details

Masters of the Universe ClassicsVoltron Mattycollector.com posted many new details of Voltron and other new subscription programs. A massive build-a-Voltron with 3 3/4-inch scale figures and a nearly 2-foot tall robot is on deck at $290 (ouch!) but hey, if you want it, this is how it's done. Who else is making anything this big these days? Kudos to them for bringing back big giant toys which retail won't-- or can't-- support!

This page details He-Man's plans including a $60 Granymyr, the Sorceress is the club exclusive, and the first three figures of 2012 are Frosta, Clamp Champ, and Rattlor.

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Contra IV Developers Making 2D ALIENS Game

ALIENSSEGA! SEGA contracted Wayforward, developers of the super-cool 2D Contra IV, to make a new Nintendo DS game called ALIENS: Infestiation. It's 2D and Joystiq has the first screens. It looks like it might be a lot of fun.

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New Game for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeBastionXbox 360 owners, it's time to look into Bastion, a $15/1,200 points RPG, part of the "Summer of Arcade." Microsoft says:

"Bastion is an action role-playing experience that redefines storytelling in games, with a reactive narrator who marks your every move. Explore more than 40 lush hand-painted environments as you discover the secrets of the Calamity, a surreal catastrophe that shattered the world to pieces. Wield a huge arsenal of upgradeable weapons and battle savage beasts adapted to their new habitat. Finish the main story to unlock New Game Plus mode and continue your journey!"

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Overtired in San Diego
July 22, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Dark of the Moon Powerglide Cyberverse 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!

It's cheap, new, and available. This Hasbro Transformers Dark of the Moon Powerglide Cyberverse Action Figure is a worthwhile purchase if you like small toys, and you should! 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 NewsBattlefront II Battle DroidFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Battlefront II Battle Droid from a few years ago, which has a big giant gun. That's the selling point! Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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Comic-Con: Overtired News Briefs

Comic-ConOrbitronYou may not know this, but my day job involves me being in toy meetings and press events all day-- so as I type this it's about 11 at night, I've been up since about 5something or other as I flew in early on Thursday, and I just want to tell you fun things. Let's start with Outer Space Men Orbitron, the Man from Uranus has been revealed. As expected, it's awesome, and should make a fine companion piece to next year's Colossus Rex and... whoever else comes out. Matt Meteor, maybe. Do check it out.

Meanwhile, Diamond Select Toys verified that there will be no progress on Battle Beasts in 2011, possibly because they hate me, but I cannot be certain.

LEGO got the DC license and are apparently distributing a low number of items on the show floor-- free figures, to be exact. I've another promotional figure to discuss but am embargoed until tomorrow.

Mezco got Earthworm Jim. I got pictures but no time to process. Very exciting!

Bif Bang Pow! finally showed off the first 3 3/4-inch Venture Bros. figures. Pics to follow! The final production on Mego Doctor Who is really nice too-- if there's ever been a more perfect fit for the Mego-esque format, I have yet to see it.

The Mattel Voltron build-a-toy is massive. I see why it's $290. I'd be much more excited were it not for the shipping surcharges on 10 individual items over the course of the subscription. The dang thing is 22-inches tall when assembled, and each lion is a separate, distinct toy on its own with seating for a 3 3/4-inch figure inside. This is the kind of thing that exists just to prove a) it can be done and b) to make your friends jealous.

I'll try to post galleries and editorial later-- for now, I can't. Oh-- Square-Enix will be doing figures from the original Metal Gear Solid, unpainted prototypes were on display and were quite large. You'll be pleased.

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Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiBobby Carrot ForeverThis week's WiiWare offering is Bobby Carrot Forever. It's $8/800 points and is a maze game with a rabbit. Exciting.

The Virtual Console has nothing, again.

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Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSGame & Watch GalleryThis week's batch on the DSi Ware Shop: Trollboarder, Antipole, and Kung Fu Dragon at the usual $2-$5 a pop.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS: 3D Classics: Xevious from the NES for $5.99, but it's in three-dee.

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Comic-Con Is Unsurprisingly Draining
July 25, 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.

RC R2-Q5Figure 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 RC R2-Q5 figure from the Target assortment of pricey astromechs a few years ago-- he sure could move! 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 DayHasbro Transformers Dark of the Moon Space Case Deluxe 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 new, and hard-to-find! The Hasbro Transformers Dark of the Moon Space Case Deluxe Action Figure is redeco of last year's Terradive with a new head and a milky blue plastic. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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SDCC 2011 Coverage

Comic-Con 2011It's that time again! I'll be doing writeups all week long, as convention-lag keeps me down. (In addition to writing for you guys, I spent the bulk of my time kissing babies, shaking hands, and doing meetings with numerous toy companies.) Today we've got Onell Designs' Glyos, the Four Horsemen's Outer Space Men, the Dark Horse booth, and an off-site Flaming C/Conan Art Gallery.

Other tidbits: No new G.I. Joe panel, no new product after the initial burst shown. LEGO got both Marvel and DC comic licenses. Licenses for some products for next year's The Hobbit have been signed (and are confidential as far as I've been informed) but the master toy license/action figures is presently unknown or unsigned. I was in the back room at Gentle Giant for a meeting when it was packed with their Slave Leias and what may have been Adrienne Curry dressed as Leelo on a break. This is why you get in the toy business.

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Marvel Transformers To Continue, #81 On Deck

TransformersIt's BackDespite having ended a very long time ago, IDW will continue the Marvel Comics Transformers series, starting in 2012. This unusual comic book announcement at Comic-Con confirmed it should run from #81-#100, although too many specifics aside from the involvement of Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman were unavailable.

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Invention Lab
July 26, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsRoboninoFigure 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 Robonino figure, which did not sell out after over 9 months of availability. It's a great figure, though! 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 DayOnell Design Glyos The Rig Volkriun Division 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 Onell Design Glyos The Rig Volkriun Division Action Figure, which I was lucky enough to get at Comic-Con over the weekend. (This FOTD is what we call a fast turnaround.) So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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SDCC 2011 Coverage

Comic-Con 2011It's that time again! I'll be doing writeups all week long, as convention-lag keeps me down. (In addition to writing for you guys, I spent the bulk of my time kissing babies, shaking hands, and doing meetings with numerous toy companies.) Today we've got Mattel, the DC Direct, and a look at Windlass/Atlanta Cutlery.

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New Mini Masters of the Universe Concept Line

Masters of the UniverseHe-ManOver the weekend, the Four Horsemen revealed Mini-Masters of the Universe mini figures to an adoring public. (I missed these between the Mattel booth and the Horsemen's setup at AFX.) He-Man, Skeletor, Mer-Man, Moss Man, and Scareglow were revealed and as of today there are no known plans to release these smaller, articulated figures. They really look nice!

Also, the 2012 Subscription is live now for Matty fans. Shadow Weaver and the Sorceress are on deck, plus they confirmed rights to previously off-the-table Filmation characters. Get excited!

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New Star Wars Vehicles have Glyos-Compatible Weapons

GlyosGun HandHere's a surprise from 16bit labs! We discovered new Clone Wars Mini-Vehicles have weapons which can connect to Glyos creations. if you have Buildmen or Pheyden or other similar releases, they can hold these weapons in their fists or can connect them to an arm or head joint. Due to the smaller fist size, Outer Space Men can use them as limbs, but not as handheld weapons. For more, click here for a gallery and additional information.

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Stitched Together
July 27, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Reveal the Shield Deep Dive 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!

It's not the Killer Whale, but kinda! The Hasbro Transformers Reveal the Shield Deep Dive Action Figure was recently dumped at closeout stores, but hey-- it's nice! It's also the final Reveal the Shield Voyager release. 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 NewsPadme AmidalaFigure 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 Padme Amidala figure from 2007-- and it's pretty nice. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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Unlicensed Transformers Parade

TransformersSteeljawFirst: HK-TF has a trio of new toys including Steeljaw, Kup, and Scourge-alikes, two of which seemingly unnecessary in light of recent Hasbro toys. The Steeljaw, though, is quite compelling.

For fans of iGear's work, their Spray (Seaspray) and Rager (Huffer) are up for $15 a crack, shipped. They're Legends-sized, fully-transforming, totally unlicensed toys. They're joined by the $110 Weapons Specialist (Ironhide) and Medical Specialist (Ratchet), all of which are due by the end of the year.

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SDCC 2011 Coverage

Comic-Con 2011It's that time again! I'll be doing writeups all week long, as convention-lag keeps me down. (In addition to writing for you guys, I spent the bulk of my time kissing babies, shaking hands, and doing meetings with numerous toy companies.) Today we've got Toynami, the Kotobukiya, and a look at Square-Enx.

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PS3: PSN Updates

PS3Golden AxeNew to download this week: Golden Axe, Back to the Future: The Game Episode 5 ­ OUTATIME, Deadliest Warrior: Legends, and Section 8: Prejudice Special Offer Bundle. They run $4.99-$14.99 each.

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They Fight, and Bite
July 28, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsIG97Figure 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 IG97 figure from about a year ago-- it was part of Wal-Mart's comic pack assortment. Well, let me tell you. 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 DayFour Horsemen Outer Space Men Alpha Series Alpha 7 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!

It's super new-- just debuted over the weekend! The Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Alpha Series Alpha 7 Action Figure brings another classic alien to life, in a clear green color. It's part of a new series of 4 characters, but is it as good as last year's exceptional line? So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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New Star Wars Vehicle has 5mm Guns, Transformers-Friendly

TransformersIf you can't get enough of Transformers weaponry and want new stuff, I have some good news for you. The new General Grievous Attack Cycle in the Star Wars Clone Wars mini-vehicles line hitting now sports the famous 5mm peg size-- so you can pop the guns off and hand them to your favorite Transformers, or plug various Autobot and Decepticon gear on the bike. Below, check out a swap with Leozack and the bike-- neat, eh?

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G.I. Joe 2 takes Star Trek Sequel's Release Date

MoviesG.I. JoeWhile previously set aside for the Star Trek sequel, the Hollywood Reporter is now saying G.I. Joe 2 will be given the June 29, 2012 release date. Given the lack if licensors for Trek and the abundance of Joe news, this is not entirely unexpected.

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SDCC 2011 Coverage

Comic-Con 2011It's that time again! I'll be doing writeups all week long, until we run out of stuff to share. Today we've got LEGO, the efx, and a look at Square-Enx.

If that's not enough, Hasbro was kind enough to send along the Marvel Panel presentation in its entirety. Lots of pictures!

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New Game for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeFrom DustXbox 360 owners, it's time to look into From Dust, a $15/1,200 points game where... I can't say I entirely get what's happening. Microsoft says:

"Discover a unique Modern God game where nature is the star: From Dust, the latest original concept by Eric Chahi, visionary creator of Another World. Behold the beauty of a primitive world pulsing with life and face the might of nature. Beware the danger of a world that is constantly changing under your command. Control the destiny of a tribe struggling to survive and help it recover its ancestorsš lost powers. Immerse yourself in a world as exotically beautiful as it is dangerous. A universe where Nature reclaims what is Hers; and you are your peoplešs only chance of survival."

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Everybody Does It
July 29, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the Daydke-star-wars Disney Pop! Vinyl Mr. Incredible 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!

I really like this one. This dke-star-wars Disney Pop! Vinyl Mr. Incredible Vinyl Figure was sold at Comic-Con and limited to 480 pieces-- a red suit version will be sold at Disney Stores shortly, but aren't there yet. (Series 1 of dke-star-wars Disney Pop Vinyl is available now and pretty fantastic.) 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 NewsDarth MaulFigure 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 Maul from like ten years ago. It's nice! Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

ThunderCats On TV Tonight

ThunderCatsOrbitronWe got some word on the new ThunderCats TV show airing tonight on Cartoon Network. BanDai sent me a message saying... well, this:

"As you may have heard, ThunderCats, one of the most beloved series of the 80s, is back with a contemporary, re-imagined new animated series debuting on Cartoon Network [tonight], Friday, July 29 at 8 p.m. (ET, PT). Timed to the premiere of the series, Bandai America has just announced that its fresh, fun and innovative new ThunderCats toy line is available now in stores nationwide."

While I haven't seen a dang toy at retail yet (Mezco's giant Lion-O has shipped, though) it's good news that the TV show will be on now. Set those DVRs kids! If it's anything like the other shows not owned by the network, its time may change and you're going to not want to miss it. (If you want to order them from our sponsor, click here because we get a cut of it.)

--AP

SDCC 2011 Coverage

Comic-Con 2011It's that time again! I'll be doing writeups all week long, until we run out of stuff to share. Today we've got Mezco, the Gentle Giant, the Entertainment Earth booth with Toys R Us and Bif Bang Pow, plus a look at a DKE Star Wars art exhibit.

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiBrawl BrothersThis week's WiiWare offering is Burn the Rope. It's $10/1,000 points and is a a puzzle game.

The Virtual Console has Brawl Brothers, a Super NES game you don't remember. It's $8/800 points.

--AP

Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week (Plus Price Drop)

Nintendo DSMy Australian FarmThis week's batch on the DSi Ware Shop: GO Series: Portable Shrine Wars, Oscar's World Tour, and My Australian Farm at the usual $2-$5 a pop.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS: Let's Golf 3D, a $7 golf game.

Most interesting: the Nintendo 3DS will have a price drop in August, $170 from $250. Early adopters will be given a number of reportedly exclusive free downloads of NES and GameBoy Advance games, including the original Legends of Zelda and some other goodies. Quality stuff, here.

--AP

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