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Arrested Development To Get New Episodes For Some Reason
October 3, 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.

Geonosian DroneFigure 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 Geonosian Drone figure from a batch of exclusives earlier in the year. 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 DayOnell Design Glyos Crayboth Action Figures Set 2Something 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!

We love Glyos! The Onell Design Glyos Crayboth Action Figures Set 2 is a set of figures which, so far as can be told, is still easily bought at its issue price. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Remaining Outer Space Men Coming Revealed for NYCC

Outer Space MenBlue, GreenThe Outer Space Men News Blog has Green Alpha 7 and Blue Electron+ from NYCC. Green? Odd, given the other one was kinda green as it is. Still, check 'em out!

--AP

Nifty Glyos Callgrim Rig Concept

GlyosCallgrim RigIt looks like Callgrim has fans in Japan with this new Rig concept! While there's no posted plans to turn it into a product, the concept drawings (and story behind it) are pretty fantastic. Be sure to read on!

--AP

Konami Doing Limited Edition Metal Gear Solid Set

Video GamesDue this Winter (whatever that means), Konami wrote us to let us know about the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Limited Edition. This one is the same as the normal collection, but it has a unique box and a 248-page exclusive "The Art of Metal Gear Solid" artbook.

Xbox 360 Cover Art

There's no firm price or release date, but it will be for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

--AP

LEGO and Toys R Us Bricktober Promotion has Classic Figures

LEGONinjaOur pals at Toys R Us wrote us to let us know about their third annual Bricktober promotion, which started yesterday. Each week, there's a promotional "magnet" which is confirmed to be glued down (thanks Jason!) Here's the menu from the press release:

From Sunday, October 2 to Saturday, October 8, customers will discover the Ninja Princess, first introduced in the Ninja series that ran from 1998 to 2000. Originally introduced in 1999, this feisty figure was also included in the 2010 Vintage Minifigure Collection Volume 5.
From Sunday, October 9 to Saturday, October 15, LEGO fans can find Rob N. Hood, leader of the Forestmen faction of the Castle theme. First released in 1990, Rob N. Hood led a merry band of skilled archers who enjoyed food and good times.
From Sunday, October 16 to Saturday, October 22, collectors can pick up a rerelease of one of the original LEGO minifigures - the classic Knight. This medieval minifigure first appeared in the 1978 Castle series.
From Sunday, October 23 to Saturday, October 29, LEGO collectors can rediscover the Black Classic Spaceman. Originally issued in 1984, this astronaut was the least commonly used version of the space-faring minifigure, only appearing in 9 LEGO sets between 1984 and 1986.

Each figure is "free" with a $20 purchase of LEGO in the stores. And presumably, pictures will be in the newspaper circulars every week.

--AP

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Hasbro NYCC Announces... Repaints
October 4, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Reveal the Shield Prowl Legends Action Figure 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!

Today's pick is the Hasbro Transformers Reveal the Shield Prowl Legends Action Figure , which I a few months ago at full price but is now showing up more cheaply. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

Some news on this item: Tuesday Morning stores are now getting this assortment for about $2.99, including Prowl, Trailcutter, and the rest. Good hunting!

--AP

Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsTactical Droid TA-175Figure 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 a Tactical Droid TA-175 figure, which came with a tank. It's fantastic. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Hasbro Reveals (Presumably) Full NYCC Slate to USA Today

New York Comic ConMaximum CarnageThis USA Today article runs down Hasbro's New York Comic Con Exclusives which are entirely repaints and they're actually not bad.

Maximum Carnage Marvel Mini Muggs bring you a ton of characters from that 1990s comic event, including J. Jonah Jameson. Transformers Cuponk is a game which appeals mostly to teenish boys, but you might want it anyway. The other items-- a Bumblebee Nerf gun and a repaint Compound Hulk figure-- were shown previously.

--AP

Yeaaaaaaaaaah
October 5, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsCaptain RexFigure 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 Captain Rex figure from a couple of weeks ago, with a giant rocket pack and a new sculpt! 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 Day1SHOT Toys Glyos-Compatible He-Man Thermal Color Change HeadSomething 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 here's one you can't have! The 1SHOT Toys Glyos-Compatible He-Man Thermal Color Change Head was a tiny run, and can fit on to a Glyos figure's body. As far as concepts with a lot of raw potential go, this is actually pretty amazing. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

New He-Man Q&A Round-Up

Masters of the UniverseOrkoHere it is again! He-Man.org has another round-up of Mattel Q&A, so read it. The Wind Raider vehicle is now confirmed as a $45 December release. As it's big, this makes sense. (I've seen it in person.)

--AP

PSA: Free Portal 2 DLC "Peer Review" Up Today

Video GamesPortal 2Valve put up the Peer Review free DLC on pretty much every possible platform today. So download it! Portal 2 also got a (temporary?) price drop as low as $15, so get that too.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates

PS3Sega Bass FishingNew to download this week: Sega Bass Fishing, Rochard, Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition, Crysis, Crysis, Space Channel 5 Part 2, Shift 2 Unleashed Digital, and NBA Jam On Fire Edition. Wow.

Also exciting is the PSOne port of ChronoTrigger for $9.99. It's a classic, so buy it.

New this week are PS2 classics. Odin Sphere, Maximo: Ghosts To Glory, GRIMgRiMoiRe, Ring of Red, and God Hand are all up for $9.99 each.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPFIFA 12 PSP Digital New to the PSP this week: FIFA 12 PSP Digital. It's $39.99

--AP

Broken All The Time
October 6, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayKenner ALIENS Gorilla 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!

One of my favorites! The Kenner ALIENS Gorilla Alien Action Figure was hot stuff nearly two decades ago-- now, it's cheap. I think it's worth picking up. 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 NewsEven PiellFigure 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 a Even Piell figure which just came out and you probably haven't seen it at retail yet. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Outer Space Men NYCC Pricing

Outer Space MenFour MoreThe Outer Space Men News Blog has NYCC pricing. The bad news? The set of 4 will require 2 booth stops and $50.

--AP

New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeNBA JAM: On Fire EditionXbox 360 owners, it's time to look into NBA JAM: On Fire Edition, a $15/1,200 point arcade sports game in the proud tradition of... well, NBA Jam. Microsoft says:

"HE'S ON FIRE! NBA JAM: On Fire Edition from EA SPORTS is heating up and available for download! NBA JAM: On Fire Edition is everything you love about NBA JAM, dialed up to 11! Featuring bigger rosters, 30+ unlockable secret teams, legendary players, monster dunks, all-new online modes, and so much more. Of course, the voice of NBA JAM ­ Tim Kitzrow ­ is back with tons more original commentary. Download today, you¹ll be on fire in no time!"

Also new this week at $10/800 points is a pair of Dreamcast-era Sega games. (They're $10 each.) SEGA Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5 Part 2. Finishing up the week at at $15/1,200 points is Orcs Must Die!, which looks interesting.

--AP

Still Moving
October 7, 2011
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayHasbro Xevoz Sledge Trooper 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!

Clearance fodder made good! This Hasbro Xevoz Sledge Trooper Action Figure came out, sat, and was blown out for as little as a buck in 2004. Why didn't you buy it, you monster? 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 NewsLieutenant ThireFigure 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 Lieutenant Thire, a 2009 update of the character! Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiHorizon Riders This week's WiiWare offering is Horizon Riders . It's $8/800 points and allows you to use your Wii Fit Balance Board, which has been collecting dust or operating as a small, crappy ottoman since 2008.

The Virtual Console has nothing, so keep reading.

--AP

Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSSide PocketThis week's batch on the DSi Ware Shop: House M.D. - Episode 3: Skull and Bones, and Simply Minesweeper at $2-$8 a pop.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS: Side Pocket, a $3 port of a pool game.

--AP

16bit.com Figure of the Day Returns in 3 Weeks
October 10, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsARC Trooper Alpha-17Figure 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 ARC Trooper Alpha-17, a 2009 update of the character in, for some reason, red. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Mad Matty Monday - Blind Bag Discount Bundles

Matty CollectorHe's CrazyThe Mad Matty Monday special offer starts today. There are three bundles, based on Ghostbusters, DC Universe, and Masters of the Universe and it boasts a minimum of 3 figures with a value of $60. I'd actually jump on this if they offered a list of what you might get because odds are I've already got most of the He-Man guys, but I missed a few and wouldn't mind trying my hand if I thought there was a chance I might get something new (to me).

Have any of you tried this the last time they did it? What did you get?

--AP

LEGO Doing New Brick Separator

LEGONinjaAs a youngster, when I finally got a LEGO Brick Separator (mail order, $1, it was a long time ago) it made my fingernails and teeth were made extremely happy. They're redesigning the tool and The Brothers Brick has a shot of the new Brick Separator which even includes a piece to remove Technic elements.

No price is given, but in the past the older brick separators were sold by mail for a buck or two and also put in a few (very few) brick buckets.

--AP

E.T. Returns to Toy Stores
October 11, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

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

Today we look at a Spider Assassin Droid figure, which came out just last month. It feels like a classic toy, with solid construction and a storage compartment for its "babies." Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Diamond Select NYCC Exclusive Rescue Minimates

New York Comic ConSearch and RescueThis ToyNewsI.com story runs down Diamond's double-secret Minimates giveaway and they're really neat.

Find Zach Oat (look for the mutton chops), say "Search and Rescue", and you might get something like a SCUBA diver or SWAT dude from the Minimates MAX series 2 line. Awesome! I hope I can get the SCUBA guy.

--AP

NECA gets E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

ToysPhone HomeThe people at NECA have confirmed the acquisition of the E.T. license for toys, figures, plush, bobble heads, and other goodies-- which probably means a Blu-Ray push is coming sooner than later. Product starts in March 2012 and hopefully will be awesome. Previous licensors have found it a difficult license to market, although NECA usually has the good sense to pick only the most popular (read: not human) characters from creature features while marketing squarely at adults rather than a wide age group.

Congratulations to NECA and good luck with this character! A high-grade figure may be just what the doctor ordered-- especially if it's 3 3/4-inch scale.

--AP

Will Try Not To Leave My Wallet In El Segundo
October 12, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsKit FistoFigure 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 Kit Fisto figure from a couple of weeks ago, with a giant rocket pack and a new sculpt! Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Going to Nurenburg? Tourism Exclusive Playmobil Durer

PlaymobilDurerGermany is doing an exclusive Playmobil Albrecht Durer Special figure as some Nurenburg tourism thing. You can read more at Playmofriends, or if you know more, you can get me one. (Hey Pete, what are you doing this weekend?)

--AP

New Transformers United Mock-Ups + Last NYCC Exclusive

TransformersG2 MegatronUS Exclusives and MOre! FullMetalHero has several mock-ups for next year's Transformers United line, so check those out. There's a G2 Hero Megatron, Beast Wars 10th Anniversary molds, Warpath, and other goodies.

In "taking their sweet-ass time" news, Hasbro revealed their third and final exclusive for NYCC on Facebook. The set has a Prime Bumblebee with taxi deco, Arcee in pink deco, and two of the humans. As a prepaint it's really clever and a neat idea. If time permits I might have to grab it.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates

PS3Sideway: New YorkNew to download this week: Sideway: New York, Metal Slug 2, and The King Of Fighters '96. They're all under $10.

Also exciting is the PSOne port of XS Junior League Football for $5.99. Eh.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPMetal Slug 2< New to the PSP this week: Metal Slug 2 and The King Of Fighters '96 . Each is $6.99

--AP

They Canceled My Flight But I Made It
October 13, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsStar Tours Luggage AttendantFigure 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 a Star Tours Luggage Attendant figure, a bright orange repaint of the 2009 Utai figure. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

WSJ Runs Down (Some) NYCC Exclusives

New York Comic ConMoreThe Wall Street Journal NYCC breakdown has tons of toy exclusives. I don't think any are new to this posting, but it's a decent rundown of most of the big stuff.

--AP

New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeGuardian HeroesXbox 360 owners, it's time to look into Guardian Heroes, a $10/800 point Sega Saturn port. Microsoft says:

"The classic SEGA Saturn adventure returns to Xbox Live Arcade! Guardian Heroes features co-op and online play, multiple game modes, optimised graphics, and brand new achievements."

Synergy! Also new this week at $10/800 points is a $10/800-point Real Steel movie tie-in game.

--AP

So Much Stuff To Come
October 14, 2011
World Debut: Jason Frailey/Onell/TGB Animal Warrior Figure Concept

New York Comic ConBeast ConceptOnell Design gave us a heck of a scoop! Get a first-look at this possible upcoming Glyos/TheGodBeast/Matt Doughty/Jason Frailey figure concept, which may remind you of some battling figures from the 1980s. It has excellent articulation and... well, just go look at the pictures.

--AP

Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsFi-Ek SirchFigure 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 Fi-Ek Sirch, a 2011 update of the once-nameless figure from 2002! Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

Wii101-in-1 Explosive MegamixThis week's WiiWare offering is 101-in-1 Explosive Megamix. It's $7/700 points and claims to include 101 arcade games. It might be fun.

The Virtual Console has nothing, so keep reading.

--AP

Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSCatrapThis week's batch on the DSi Ware Shop: Furry Legends, and 1001 Blockbusters at $2-$5 a pop.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS: Catrap, a $3 port of a GameBoy... "Classic."

--AP

Back from New York
October 17, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsRebel Fleet 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 another Rebel Fleet Trooper, as the one mold got about five heads between 2001 and 2007. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

NYCC Coverage: MOTU, Star Wars, Transformers

New York Comic ConIt's time to get to work! I was working all weekend at New York Comic Con but I did get a few minutes to snap pictures and ask some questions. Today we're looking at Hasbro Star Wars, Transformers, and Masters of the Universe Classics lines.

Come back tomorrow for more! This is something I did on the plane while trying not to pass out. As of this posting I've been up for about 20 hours and counting!

--AP

That 70s Show Blu-Ray Coming

Blu-RayBlueThe TV site TVShowsOnDVD.com has confirmation of That 70s Show on Blu-Ray soon. The claims-- that the show was shot on film, in widescreen-- seem unlikely but arguably welcome. Few sitcoms, particularly catalog titles, get Blu-Ray releases so this could mean good things for TV on the format in general. That, or it's going to be disappointing. One of those.

--AP

Arcee = Good, Bumblebee = Not Great
October 18, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars News4-A7Figure 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 a 4-A7 figure, which was a great droid from about two years ago. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

NYCC Coverage: G.I. Joe, Marvel

New York Comic ConIt's time to get to work! I was working all weekend at New York Comic Con but I did get a few minutes to snap pictures and ask some questions. Today we're looking at Hasbro Marvel, G.I. Joe, and DC Comics/Universe/Green Lantern lines.

Come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Space Ghost was on Batman: The Brave and the Bold

TVBatman Can Breathe In SpaceThis clip on YouTube shows Space Ghost on Batman: The Brave and the Bold which proves Batman can breathe in space.

Be sure to check it out, it's a five-minute segment from the episode "Space Safari."

--AP

Hasbro NYCC Exclusives Available Wednesday Morning

TransformersPhone HomeHasbroToyShop.com will be selling the 5 NYCC exclusives on their web site early Wednesday morning. If you like prepaints and repaints, this is the day for you to get excited.

The Transformers Prime boxed set and Compound Hulk are arguably the most interesting items, but it's worth noting that the entire lot is basically repaints. Prime Bumblebee is a gorgeous vehicle with an annoying transformation and a robot mode I would say is, at best, un-fun. Arcee has an involved and amazingly interesting transformation, and my guess is I'll be referring to the instructions for a while. On my sample, the leg keeps popping off. Other items include a Bumblebee Nerf Blaster which is, well, neat plus a Transformers Cuponk Set with wonderfully fun G1 graphics and they're joined by Marvel Spider-Man Maximum Carnage Mini Muggs, which is neat if you're a fan of that kind of toy. J. Jonah Jameson as a Mighty Muggs-style character is hard to resist, and Venom has two faces-- masked, and partially masked.

--AP

The Angry Eyes of Alan Thicke
October 19, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsTwin-Pod Cloud Car 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 Twin-Pod Cloud Car Pilot figure which is probably plaguing store shelves near you. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Future LEGO Minifigures Revealed

LEGOHippieNew LEGO Minifigures revealed! Series 7 (pictured) and Series 6 have been shown, along with dozens of other sets for the new year. Hippies, guys with bagpipes, the Statue of Liberty, and others are on deck ensuring that it's another great year for small figures.

--AP

Actual Real-World Electric DeLorean Coming to Roads in 2013

Other StuffDeLoreanIt's back! Inhabitat.com has a report saying new, all-electric DeLoreans will be returning to the road in 2013, so check those out. It's going to be very expensive, but you knew that.

--AP

NYCC Coverage: Ghostbusters, EE, Diamond

New York Comic ConIt's time to get to work! I was working all weekend at New York Comic Con but I did get a few minutes to snap pictures and ask some questions. Today we're looking at Entertainment Earth/Bif Bang Pow!/Toys R Us, Diamond Select, and Ghostbusters lines.

Come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates

PS3OkabuNew to download this week: Okabu, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, Dead Space, Ridge Racer 7: 3D License Ver., Sam & Max: Beyond Time And Space ­ Full Season, Dungeon Defenders, Real Steel, Payday ­ The Heist, and The Beat Hazard Ultra. They're all $10 and up. So this is an expensive week if you download everything.

Also exciting is the PSOne port of Street Fighter Alpha 3 for $5.99. If you like old fighters from the time I was in college, and really, who doesn't?

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSP1000 Tiny Claws

New PSP Minis this week include: 1000 Tiny Claws, The Treasures Of Montezuma, Street Smart, and Speedball 2 Evolution. Each is $2.99-$6.99.

--AP

Burning Out Quickly
October 20, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsRebel Fleet 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 a Rebel Fleet Trooper figure, a new release you'll want a few of, probably. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

G.I. Joe Club Dice, Topside Revealed

G.I. JoeDice and TopsideThe G.I. Joe Club revealed Dice and Topside as part of their subscription figure service. No pricing exists as of yet, but the first four figures look decent enough!

--AP

NYCC Coverage: EMCE Toys, Wrestling, and Mezco

New York Comic ConIt's time to get to work! I was working all weekend at New York Comic Con but I did get a few minutes to snap pictures and ask some questions. Today we're looking at WWE, EMCE Toys, and Mezco Toyz lines.

Come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeDungeon DefendersXbox 360 owners, it's time to look into Dungeon Defenders, a $15/1,200 point action RPG (or so they claim!) Microsoft says:

"An ancient evil has been unleashed on the land of Etheria and it¹s up to you to defend it in this online (and offline) action RPG! Create your own hero from one of four distinct classes to summon towers and traps and fight back hordes of enemies! Customize and level your hero by defeating enemies, looting equipment and upgrading your gear and pets. Take your character through multiple difficulty modes and challenge/survival missions to earn more experience & even better treasure. To top it off, you can do all of this with up to 4 friends on the same console or over Xbox LIVE! With the content of a full retail release and graphics powered by Unreal Engine 3, Dungeon Defenders is one of the true AAA downloadable titles available on Xbox LIVE!"

Also new this week at $15/1,200 points is Bejeweled 3 and you know the score here.

--AP

You're a Notch, I'm a Legend
October 21, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsLt. OxixoFigure 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 Lt. Oxixo, a nifty pilot with a cool helmet that's just different enough to make you mad! Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

New 8-Bit Remakes of Old 8-Bit PC Ports

Video GamesR-TypeDo you know why all those old PC ports of classic arcade games looked bad? Timing! The hardware is fine, but nobody had time to refine them according to 8-bit remakes fix the past on BoingBoing, a fascinating (and illustrated) look at what those old computers can do if given a few extra days of loving care.

From the article: "For example, pictured above is the player's craft from 1980s classic shooter R-Type. At [top], the original arcade incarnation is colorful and detailed; at center, a contemporary home version is barely recognizable as the same thing. At [the bottom], however, a more faithful modern remake, crafted on the same model of home computer, recovers much that was lost."

--AP

NYCC Coverage: EMCE Toys, Wrestling, and Mezco

New York Comic ConIt's time to get to work! I was working all weekend at New York Comic Con but I did get a few minutes to snap pictures and ask some questions. Today we're looking at Onell Design and Glyos, Kotobukiya, and Misc galleries.

And that's it! Stay tuned for more in Figure of the Day when that comes back in a little bit.

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiFish TankThis week's WiiWare offering is Fish Tank. It's $5/500 points and has fish in it.

The Virtual Console has nothing, so keep reading.

--AP

Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSDouble DragonThis week's batch on the DSi Ware Shop: Castle Conquerer - Revolution at $5 and that is it.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS: Double Dragon, a $4 port of a GameBoy port of the fighting game. And not the NES port. Why? I don't know. Some Dreamworks Cartoons were also added for download as TV on demand, more or less.

--AP

Good Morning Pawtuckett
October 24, 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.

R7-D4Figure 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 R7-D4 figure from a batch of Clone Wars toys a few weeks ago. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

October 2011 Hasbro Q&A; Club Grunt Revealed

G.I. JoeThe FutureWe were afforded the opportunity to ask Hasbro three questions, and they sent back two answers. Check out this month's update which covers things which will make you angry, particularly as they confirm a figure has been released which all evidence points to the contrary.

Also, take a look at their previous update which has been contradicted by some exclusives which were announced at NYCC last weekend. (Although I suppose you could say they weren't "set up" at that stage in question #1.)

GruntThe G.I. Joe Club revealed Grunt as part of their subscription figure service. Interestingly, this means 5 for 5 figures correspond with a "rumor" list from August with Iron Klaw and some other exciting ideas like Big Boa. Let's hope it's true!

--AP

Glyos Drop Yesterday

TVNew TravellersThis new Glyos News Dump update confirmed a new drop of products last night which probably sold out of the big stuff by now, as that is how this business goes. I hope you scored a Big Rig! It sold out within the first few hours.

--AP

Outer Space Men NYCC Exclusives at AFX

Outer Space Men$50The Outer Space Men News Blog has info on where you can pre-order this year's exclusives. The set of 4 will cost you $50, which (before shipping) is what it cost on the show floor. Each pair was $25, which, sadly, is not $20 but such is life.

--AP

2012 LEGO City with Bears, Cabins, Fire

LEGOBearsA new update at The Brothers Brick confirmed numerous new 2012 LEGO City sets with bears and cabins which will finally let you run moonshine!

--AP

Windcharger, Wipe Out coming to Transformers United

TransformersBlueThe Fan site Tformers.com has new pictures of Japanese Windcharger and redeco Wipe Oout which will be coming to Japan soon. The rubsign sticker has been replaced by an Autobot tampo, and Wipe Out makes sure the obligatory evil repaint is introduced immediately. Too bad they aren't coming out over here! The site also has Thunderwing, which, honestly, doesn't look a heck of a lot better than the cheaper US release.

--AP

Finally Saw an Adventure Time
October 25, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

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

Today we look at Wedge Antilles from the hard-to-find Vintage wave, which has a great new head sculpt but is otherwise unremarkable. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

They Might Be Giants Releasing New Rarities Album

MusicAlbum Raises New And Troubling QuestionsThis AVClub article confirms Album Raises New And Troubling Questions which sounds like another in a string of rarities comps. These are pretty good-- "Miscellaneous T" and "They Got Lost."

I'm not seeing a release date yet.

--AP

Carded G.I. Joe Samples of New Figures

G.I. JoePhone HomeSince ACToys.net seems to have a password on it, HISSTank.com has new images of carded G.I. Joe figures for late this year including more Renegades and Sci-Fi. Nice! They look good, as always.

--AP

A Different Person
October 26, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

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

Today we look at the Clone Trooper (AT-TE Driver) figure which is pretty similar to another one sold at Target in a gift set with a unique AT-AP. But this one came first, and with the giant AT-TE. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Iron Klaw Confirmed for G.I. Joe Collector's Club

G.I. JoeIron KlawI guess the list was right! GIJoeclub.com has confirmed Iron Klaw is definitely coming to the club subscription, and barring crazy (likely) pricing this makes the set worthwhile to me. Hopefully Big Boa is next!

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates

PS3Daytona USANew to download this week: Daytona USA, inFAMOUS Festival of Blood, PixelJunk Sidescroller, Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone, Worms Crazy Golf, Call Of Duty: Black Ops, Homefront, and Mx Vs Atv Alive. They're all $10 and up. So this is another expensive week if you download everything.

--AP

Beavis, Butt-Head Return Tonight
October 27, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsBastila ShanFigure 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 Bastila Shan, which is one of very few characters to debut in the movie line since 2009. And she doesn't even show up in the movies! Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

G.I. Joe Club Mailer Boxes Revealed

G.I. JoeIs This News?The G.I. Joe Club revealed its subscription mailer boxes for some reason. No pricing exists as of yet, and the entire list of figures hasn't been officially released, but I guess at least you know they're thinking about packaging.

Also, the 2012 G.I. Joe convention has been confirmed for New Orleans next June. Which seems like a decent time.

--AP

New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeWar of the WorldsXbox 360 owners, it's time to look into War of the Worlds, a $10/800 point 2D reimagining of the H.G. Wells novel, just in time for Halloween. Microsoft says:

"The War of the Worlds is a dark and breathtaking new vision of the classic H.G. Wells novel, retold as a 2D side-scrolling platformer, and narrated by the acclaimed actor, Patrick Stewart."

Also new this week at $10/800 points is Daytona USA and Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone .

--AP

One Of Those Weeks
October 28, 2011
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsFixerFigure 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 Fixer, a deleted scene/comic character that I feel is a required purchase! Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

LEGO Dinosaurs Coming Back in 2012

LEGOR-TypeBrickshelf has a gallery showing LEGO 2012 Dino Toys, which is (by my count) at least the fourth series of LEGO Dinosaurs over the past decade and change.

The dinosaur designs are a huge improvement over recent releases from the company, and are well worth the look. Coincidentally, Playmobil will be introducing new and reissued dinosaurs in 2012 in the German market.

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiAnima: Ark of SinnersThis week's WiiWare offering is Anima: Ark of Sinners. It's $10/1,000 points and is based on an RPG you've never heard of

The Virtual Console has nothing, so keep reading.

--AP

Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSBurger Time DeluxeThis week's batch on the DSi Ware Shop: Pyramids at $4 and it's a 3DS DSiWare game. Those are uncommon.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS: Burger Time Deluxe, a $3 port of a GameBoy port of the arcade game. And not the NES port.

--AP

Happy Halloween, Or Not
October 31, 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.

Clone Trooper RedeyeFigure 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 Redeye figure from a batch of Clone Wars toys a few weeks ago. 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 DayFour Horsemen Outer Space Men Alpha Series Electron+ 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!

We love Outer Space Men! The Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Alpha Series Electron+ Action Figure is the first version of the mold, which, right now, may be the easiest to get. Maybe. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

G.I. Joe Club Jinx Revealed

G.I. JoeJinxThe G.I. Joe Club revealed Jinx as part of their subscription figure service. The "rumor" list from August is, seemingly obviously, totally true!

--AP

Man or Astro-Man? Releases Another Free Concert via MP3

MusicNew Old MusicHate paying for things? Southern Shelter posted a Man or Astro-Man? Concert from Athens Popfest at the 40 Watt from a couple of weeks ago. The setlist is a lot like their other recent concerts-- a best-of from their first releases through Technetium-- but the buzz on the street is that there are new songs sitting somewhere being recorded.

If you've never heard the space-themed surf act, now is as good of a time as any. It includes "9 Volt" and "A Simple Text File," the latter of which was played on a dot matrix printer. You know, like Grandpa uses.

--AP

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