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Where's My Tripley Delicious Jelly Beans?
April 2, 2012
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!

Clone Commander CodyFigure 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 Clone Commander Cody which just came out this 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 DayLEGO Minifigures Series 5 Lizard ManSomething 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 will destroy us! The LEGO Minifigures Series 5 Lizard Man looks a lot like Godzilla, and he goes great with the figure that looks a lot like King Kong. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

New Transformers Bot Shots Revealed in Catalog

TransformersNew!If it didn't align with already posted information, I'd assume that this New Bot Shots catalog on TheAllSpark.com was an elaborate April Fool's Joke. Aside from previously seen figures, the only thing weird about it is the total lack of clear chase figures. That and Ironhide seems to share Bumblebee's mold and not Ratchet's.

--AP

OMFG! Series 1 Glow-In-The-Dark on Kickstarter Already Funded

OMFGSupportThat didn't take long! Glow In The Dark OMFG! Series 1 is on Kickstarter was fully funded in less than a day. That's incredibly impressive, our hats are off to George and Ayleen Gaspar for putting together such a great project and keeping it successful.

--AP

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Into The Dawn
April 3, 2012
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsClone Trooper KixFigure 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 Clone Trooper Kix, from one of last year's few new Battle Packs. 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 DayApplause Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Link 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!

The Applause Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Link Action Figure is a nifty artifact from when 16-bit gaming was some magical high-end barely-possibility! So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

MOTUC April Reissues Revealed?

Masters of the UniverseSpeculationThis is basically informed speculation, and could be an error. But it seems that the MOTUC April reissue slate may have been revealed and if this is correct, Keldor, Orko/Adam, Count Marzo, Tri-Klops, and Metamorpho Man-E-Faces could be the reissues joining Draego-Man and Thunder Punch He-Man this month. Maybe. Stay tuned for more! (For the record, Orko/Adam and Tri-Klops are exceptional.)

--AP

Venture Bros. 3 3/4: Brock Is Coming!

Venture Bros.Brock LobsterNot a joke! It's a real update from Bif Bang Pow! in which Brock Is Coming to the Venture Bros. action figure line and he'll be the first release in the line-- more to follow, pending your interest. He is currently slated for an August release.

--AP

Kickstarter's Revenge
April 4, 2012
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsR2-B1Figure 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 R2-B1, the third version of the blue droid. And as has historically been his way, he's sort of tough to find. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayMattel Masters of the Universe Classics Demo-ManSomething 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!

So green and awesome! The Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Demo-Man figure was released a few months ago, slightly late, but it really is an amazing-looking figure. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

MOTUC Tri-Klops Kommentary

Masters of the UniverseSpeculationIt's time for another one! The TG Blog #11 Tri-Klops and his fun glowing ring of fun is up and you can find out about action features, toy spoilers, and secret accessories.

Toy spoilers are an interesting concept, one I'm not particularly understanding of. Movies, I can get. But toys? I remember reading on Usenet in the 1990s when Transformers groups were complaining that someone explained how to transform a toy before another user got theirs. The notion of being told what comes in the box that I paid for early doesn't bother me in the slightest, but hey, that's me.

--AP

Holland Exclusive Playmobil Soccer Bus on eBay

PlaymobilFootball! European Football!New! eBay has a 5025 Soccer / Football RC Fan Bus Holland set which I've never seen or heard of before. It's not cheap, $70 plus shipping. Check it out!

--AP

Kickstarter Watch: Now with Leisure Suit Larry

Video GamesVote Or ElseA classic! Make Leisure Suit Larry come again! is a new project in Kickstarter that aims to do an HD remake of the classic PC adventure game your parents never would let you play in a million years. It's 25% of the way to the goal, and you can get the game for a pledge as low as $15! The catch? The goal is $500,000, which, honestly, isn't all that bad. A fascinating business model.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates

PS3Wheels Of DestructionNew to download this week: New PSN games include Wheels Of Destruction, The Price Is Right Decades, and I Am Alive, for $9.99-$14.99.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPCannibaltNew to the PS Minis front this week: Canabalt and Farm Frenzy 2. Each is $2.99-$4.99.

--AP

OMFG Series 2 Designs Revealed!
April 5, 2012
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsLando CalrissianFigure 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 Lando Calrissian, a new for 2012 release. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayMattel Masters of the Universe Classics LeechSomething 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!

I didn't care for this one, mostly because of engineering problems and breakages. The Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Leech was a tolerable figure, but it's so depressing when figures come with torn accessories, another bent accessory, and paint chipping before you even open the box. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

OMFG! Series 2 Winners Revealed

OMFGSupportThat didn't take long, either! The October Toys crew counted hundreds of votes for over 400 designs and posted the winners. OMFG S2 - Production Thread shows Shirtle, a robot baby, Grimm Gourd (pictured), Puke Knight, and a robo mouth thing based on the logo. So when does the Kickstarter go up? I'm not sure, but I do suggest you support it. Not because it's a cool thing to do, but because it's cheaper-- last time around a $10 pledge got you the 5 figures, but if you waited until after the pledge ended you had to wait a few weeks and pay extra for shipping on top of it.

...and if you want to see a 16bit.com exclusive color, assuming I have the chance to do it, AP or tweet me and let me know. (Unless you tell me to do it I'm a-savin' my money.)

--AP

Sudden Restock on MOTUC, New Draego-Man Pics

Masters of the UniverseDraego-ManOne of the more anticipated figures of the month is Draego-Man, and this Masters of the Universe Classics figure is joined by Thunder Punch He-Man on MattyCollector.com-- as in, pictures, bios, and descriptions. He won't be up for sale for another 10 days.

Want something now? Several figures were restocked including King Hssss, Hordak, Swiftwind, and She-Ra. I'd suggest passing on King Hsss, but I think Hordak and She-Ra are great-- reviews to follow of everybody-- and Swift Wind is mighty impressive despite being a giant colorful girl's toy done up as an action figure.

--AP

New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadePinball ArcadeXbox fans, it's time to download Pinball Arcade, a $10/800-point collection of classic pinball tables. Microsoft says:

"Real pinball for your Xbox 360! The all-time greatest pinball tables from Williams, Bally, Stern Pinball, and Gottlieb are now together in one game. Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail. The four table launch collection includes Tales of the Arabian Nights, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Theatre of Magic, and Black Hole. Over the next few years, downloadable classics like Monster Bash, Medieval Madness, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Funhouse, Attack from Mars, Black Knight, Space Shuttle, Pin€Bot, Circus Voltaire, Big Shot, (and many others!) will be added along with online tournaments and additional modes to challenge yourself and compete against your friends. The Pinball Arcade is the most realistic and comprehensive pinball game ever created. Please support us in our efforts to preserve these tables and join the indelible part of Americana that is pinball! "

Also new, Diabolical Pitch for $10/800 points. It's some crazy future baseball thing.

--AP

Really Really Terrible Name
April 6, 2012
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsOolaFigure 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 2010 Oola, which is as close as you're going to get to a topless woman in this line. 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 Jurassic Park G.I. Joe Heavy Gunner 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!

Unreleased, yet abundant on eBay! The Hasbro Jurassic Park G.I. Joe Heavy Gunner Action Figure is, from everybody I talked to, a figure which will never be sold. Yet there are dozens of loose ones on eBay fairly cheap. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Outer Space Men: 2.0, SDCC, and Cosmic Creators

Outer Space MenCosmic CreatorsProving it is just plain not possible for a toy line to go 3 years without eating its own tail and annoying collectors who really did want to collect them all, we have Four Horsemen OSM News Round-Up: Convention Figures, Reissues confirming that reissues will be improved variations and word on which 3 figures will make the convention circuit and be repainted 2-3 times before the regular painted versions hit. As all successful toy lines will be, forever. Obviously the product will be good, it's just that when you drop about $70 or more per mold to support a small line and help future series come out, well, finding out there will be even more low-run probably high-priced sets just doesn't make you feel very good as a collector or as a fan. Collecting them all is generally not a path that ends in smiles.

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiTNT Racers This week's WiiWare offering is TNT Racers. $10/1000 points for you to do some filthy, filthy racing in the dirt. With gadgets and tricks and stuff.

--AP

Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSPenguin PatrolThis week's batch on the 3DS Shop: Colors 3D at $7. It's an art application so... yeah.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS: Penguin Patrol, a 3D $1.99 game that looks like an old NES puzzle or adventure game. At a glance, the tiles look a lot like StarTropics or the Lolo games.

--AP

It's Beast Week, People!
April 9, 2012
Beast Week 2012: 16bit.com Figure of the Day

Figure of the DayDiamond Select Battle Beasts Minimates Carry Case Red AlligatorSomething 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!

It's Beast Week 2012! The Diamond Select Battle Beasts Minimates Carry Case Red Alligator kicks things off as the (as of today) newest toy sold under the Battle Beasts brand, despite . So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

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!

Jedi MickeyFigure 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 Jedi Mickey which barely makes the cut of the blog. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Because I Missed It: New Polysics 15th P EP in Japan/iTunes/Amazon

MusicNew!  To Me!In February of this year, Japanese band POLYSICS celebrated their 15th Anniversary with 15th P which is an EP of about 30 minutes available on iTunes and elsewhere. 15 years is a long time-- it's about how long Oingo Boingo's major label contract lasted and they deemed themselves dinosaurs at that point, so it's interesting to see the change in how music has altered longevity and how you pretty much have to trust anybody over 30. Physical copies of the album at importers are about $30-$40.

Notable highlights: Devo cover of Mecha-Mania Boy with vocals by Mark Mothersbaugh. What's not to love? Also Ariga Toisu is packed with little quotations from throughout their catalog, so if you've heard most of their albums you'll recognize a lot of the songs they're referencing in its just-under-5-minute run. The EP (as I listen through it at press time for the first time) seems to be one of their stronger releases since National P and I would go out on a limb and say it's worth the $9 on Amazon or iTunes.

Takeaway from this project: If there's ever a Devo/Polysics supergroup, I will crap my pants and pay whatever the import album price would be. Or pirate it. One of those.

--AP

Transformers Bot Shots Wave 2 Hitting Stores Now

TransformersNew!Over the weekend I found Transformers Bot Shots Wave 2, thus removing any reason I had for leaving the house. In it, you'll find Mirage, Ratchet, Brawl, and the clear Bumblebee. Each was $4.99 at Toys R Us, although with the $4 off any $10 Transformers purchase coupons available at the customer service desk, the price was actually quite good when spread over two transactions. FOTD is booked for most of April, but you'll see these guys pop up either later this month or in May.

Short review: Brawl is basically the Megatron chassis, with a new chest/face piece and a couple of new exterior pieces. The deco and sculpt are remarkable and the "G1" Brawl head has an awesome moustache. Classics, anyone? Mirage is another grab at the Bumblebee mold, with a new chest/head and a new spoiler piece, cast in blue with no rally marks. It actually looks really good, and he has a smirk. Ratchet is the one that you'll want to customize, as his vehicle is mostly white and lacking in detail and Hasbro neglected to give his eyes any paint. They can (and have) done better. Rounding out the wave is Clear Bumblebee which looks like a molded urine sample, but is still quite nifty if you're in to clear plastic toys, as you probably are/should be.

--AP

OMFG! Series 1 Glow-In-The-Dark on Kickstarter Ends Soon

OMFGSupportTime's almost up! Glow In The Dark OMFG! Series 1 is on Kickstarter and ends April 12. Obviously you'll be able to get it later, but the advantage of Kickstarter is you get yours first and for ten bucks shipped.

--AP

Ad: Halo Sale at Entertainment Earth

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He'll Give Ya Shoes
April 10, 2012
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsBattle 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 Battle Droid, a new release fresh from the 2012 STAP yet he's based on the 1998 (yes, 1998) Sneak Preview STAP figure. 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 Battle Beasts Sawtooth SharkSomething 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!

Beast Week continues with the vintage Hasbro Battle Beasts Sawtooth Shark! It's a Series 1 figure and one of the earlier figures I was lucky enough to get, and this is the one I've had since I was a little kid! So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

MOTUC Draego-Man Preview at The Fwoosh

Masters of the UniverseDraego-ManHe must break you! To date the vast majority of Masters of the Universe Classics, save for Mo-Larr, are based on existing 1980s and 2000s characters. So that's why it's so exciting to go to TheFwoosh.com and see Draego-Man in the plastic as he really is the first new non-gag character in the line not based on existing figures, figure prototypes, figure concept art, or cartoon characters. It looks good, and yes, I'm excited. From the look of things the sword might be a little lacking, so I'm probably going to raid the weapons packs, the Spy Monkey store, and/or my Xevoz stash for other gear.

--AP

Meet the New Beast? New Japanese Beast Saga Prototype Figure

Battle BeastsI Ain't LionMaybe! Your pal and mine Sylvain directed me to this Twitpic and as I am barely literate I only have what he told me to go on.

How big is it? No idea. Who's making it? Not sure, but speculation is pointing to BanDai because they own the magazine which the comic appeared. Why does his crotch have fangs, and does this make it a her? Also, not sure yet. Stop asking so many questions! I'm giving you everything I got!

--AP

The Same Desk
April 11, 2012
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsARF 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 an ARF Trooper, known as "Trapper" but not named as such on the box. 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 Battle Beasts Wolfgang WalrusSomething 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!

So old! The Hasbro Battle Beasts Wolfgang Walrus figure os another entry from my grade school toy box, and I love it. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Dragon Quest Loto (Dragon Warrior Erdrick) Figure Coming

Video GamesLotoBased on the gear of the NES/Famicom Enix RPG series, the Dragon Quest Legendary Armor Returns Equipment of Loto Action Figure is just over 7-inches high and is about $90! Unsurprisingly, it's from Square-Enix.

--AP

MOTUC He-Ro Kommentary

Masters of the UniverseHe-RoIt's time for another one! The TG Blog #12 He-Ro - Spell stones and not afraid to use em! is up and you can find out about some nifty variant stuff. And you know, the powers of Grayskull!

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates

PS3SkullgirlsNew to download this week: Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City. It is $15.99.

New PSN games include World Gone Sour, Skullgirls, and The Pinball Arcade, for $4.99-$14.99.

Also new and old is the PS2 port of Skullgirls for $9.99.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPDefenders Of The Mystic GardenNew to the PS Minis front this week: Defenders Of The Mystic Garden. It is $3.49.

--AP

New Beast Plans Revealed!
April 12, 2012
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsRatts TyerellFigure 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 Ratts Tyerell, a new 2012 release. 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 Battle Beasts Diving DuckbillSomething 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!

Series 3! The Hasbro Battle Beasts Diving Duckbill was a fun release and part of the super-cool series 3, which was distributed in 8-packs rather than 2-packs. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Battle Beast Diamond Plans; C2E2 Exclusive Revealed

Battle BeastsSupportDiamond didn't need to wait for the countdown! Yesterday the New Diamond Battle Beasts Site Leaked/Launched Early and the Battle Beasts News Blog has some of the news. The comic book is available for reading, the C2E2 exclusive clear red Vorin (a Ram) was shown, and apparently the full reveal is coming at Comic-Con in July. Where, if all goes according to plan, I'll be with a camera.

--AP

New Thunder Punch He-Man Preview at TheFwoosh.com

Masters of the UniverseThunder Punch He-ManWhile die-hard He-Fans seem to be more excited about his exclusive pack-in comic, Thunder Punch He-Man should be a hot figure when he comes out next week, and this preview looks pretty good. Except he's kinda pale. But hey, maybe that'll be OK.

--AP

New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadePinball ArcadeXbox fans, it's time to download Pinball Arcade, a $15/1200-point 2D fighter. Microsoft says:

"Skullgirls is a fast-paced 2-D fighting game that puts you in control of fierce warriors in a Dark Deco world. All-new game systems test the skills of veteran fighting game fans while also making the genre enjoyable and accessible to newcomers. A modern take on classic arcade fighters with a hand-drawn high-definition twist, Skullgirls is a one-of-a-kind, action-packed competition complete with awesome combos and an intriguing backstory."

Also new, the unfortunately named The Splatters for $10/800 points. It's a very colorful and interesting looking puzzler, but it sounds like a bowel problem. Rounding out the week is World Gone Sour for $5/400 points, and it's some sort of Sour Patch Kids advergaming with a twist. And the twist is this time, it's not free like the other ones.

--AP

Beast Mania
April 13, 2012
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

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

Today we look at the 2009 Droid Factory General Grievous, which included a swell cloth cape. 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 Battle Beasts Spark Shark Action FiguresSomething 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!

Beast Week Ends Today! The Hasbro Battle Beasts Spark Shark Action Figures was the first of the Laser Beasts I picked up, and is quite nice for being one of the cheaper figures in the line. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Battle Beasts: New Japan, New USA

Battle BeastsVorinIn case you missed it: Battle Beasts News is a site I run (and have run since 2010) focusing on the Diamond Select Toys Minimates that were first unveiled in 2010. This week there's a lot of new news, including 2 exclusive versions of the ram Vorin and a comic book. Just Go here and you'll see the press releases, pictures, and other tidbits announced over the last couple of days. There are some really cool things to see and if you haven't already ready the comic book preview, do that.

Also new this week is Beast Saga, a new TakaraTomy line of toys which look to be squat figures. It is not known how large they are, but it appears that they may have jointed hips, a rotating chest symbol like Bot Shots, and in the case of the lion, vagina dentata. So far we have few details to go on, but here's everything I've seen so far.

--AP

Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSAnne's Doll Studio: Tokyo CollectionThis week's batch on the DSi Ware Shop: Anne's Doll Studio: Tokyo Collection at $4.99. It's easily the creepiest thing released for the platform so far.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS: Ketzal's Corridors , a 3D $6.99 puzzle game that looks like 3D, sorta.

--AP

Surprise! We're Doing C2E2 Coverage!
April 16, 2012
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!

Kit 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 another Kit Fisto which is different enough to be interesting. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

C2E2: Event Coverage

C2E2Our pal Shaun Clayton attended C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) over the weekend and came back with some amazing event coverage which we formatted for your benefit. We have an interview, some props, a lot of toys, and other fun! Read on!

--AP & SC

MOTUC: Mosquitor Confirmed, Draego-Man and Yellow Voltron Today

Masters of the Universe ClassicsMosquitor!With the launch of his new web site, Pixel-Dan has confirmed Masters of the Universe Classics Mosquitor with what appears to be a shin. While there's wild speculation as to if this is a 2012 or 2013 release, common sense tells us this is going to show up in 2012. What's more, he posted a review of Stinkor so you don't have to wait until May to see how he turned out.

Also don't forget! Today is the April Matty Sale with Draego-Man, Thunder Punch He-Man, Voltron Yellow Lion with Hunk as well as the return of Orko, Count Marzo, Man-E-Faces, Tri-Klops, Keldor, and a few others Don't miss out! Everything I hear tells me you will be sorry if you miss Draego-Man.

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16bit.com Figure of the Day

Figure of the DayLEGO Minifigures Series 5 LumberjackSomething 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!

It's a lumberjack! The LEGO Minifigures Series 5 Lumberjack has a beaver hat, and you're welcome. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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He's Just Getting Even
April 17, 2012
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsDr. EvazanFigure 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 new Dr. Evazan, the first completely newly sculpted version of the character since 1997 and his third figure to date. It is amazing. 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 Infinity Edition Electron+ 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? Probably not!

Let's take a look at the very cool Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Infinity Edition Electron+ Action Figure! It's a swell release from earlier this year, and the paint job is amazing! So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Mysterious New G.I. Joe Figures Surface - Dollar Stores?

G.I. JoeSnake EyesNew! Over on JoeDeclassified.com you can see previously unseen G.I. Joe figures which look to be similar in style to the upcoming movie line, but based on existing molds. See Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, Cobra Commander, Grunt, Shipwreck, and a Cobra Trooper plus a glimpse at the packaging. What are they, and where will they be sold? Nobody knows yet, but it looks like these are the kind of "discount chain" products sold to stores like Dollar General, Family Dollar, Big Lots!, and their ilk. We'll let you know more as we find it!

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Space Quest Creators Preparing for New Game

Video GamesOne GuySome art and nor eal info is up for a new game project from the Two Guys from Andromeda called the Two Guys Spaceventure which basically implies "Like a new Space Quest game but not!" There are no real details yet, but hey, in this age of Kickstarter and remakes and Kickstarter-based remakes, anything is possible.

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Dragon Blaster
April 18, 2012
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsClone Trooper ScytheFigure 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 an Clone Trooper Scythe, known as "Trapper" but not named as such on the box. 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 Classics WebstorSomething 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!

Spider! He is our hero! The Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Webstor is actually an evil warrior, and turned out quite well. This one's been in my toy box for a while now, but he just got reissued a little bit ago too. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Hunger Games Katniss Barbie Revealed

MoviesKatpissHave you seen it? The Barbie Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen Doll has been revealed, if you're into that sort of thing. Other than NECA's action figures, there aren't a lot of figural things from the movie which is still doing quite well at the US box office. (And if this week's opening movies are any indication, may continue to do quite well.) She's due around August.

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PS3: PSN Updates

PS3The House Of The Dead 4New to download this week: Dead Rising 2 Off The Record and NHL 12. They are $19.99 and $59.99 respectively.

New PSN games include The House Of The Dead 4 , for $9.99.

Also new and old is the PS2 port of Skullgirls for $9.99.

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PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPStardrone ExtremeNew to the PS Vita front this week: Stardrone Extreme and Disgaea 3: Absence Of Detention. They are $3.99 and $39.99, respectively.

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It's a Long, Long Rope They Use To Hang You Soon, I Hope
April 19, 2012
Breaking: Beast Saga Figures Revealed?

Battle BeastsDolphinWhoa! Beast Saga: Painted Figures Revealed, Beast Fight Collection? at the Battle Beasts News Blog has some information on the upcoming line, as derived from solicitations posted to Facebook by Robot Kingdom. These are really, really impressive little buggers that look to be sized similarly to the originals, except they shoot dice like B-Daman.

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Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsGrievous BodyguardFigure 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 Grievous Bodyguard, a 2005 release I have only just opened as of a couple of weeks ago. 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 DayKenner ALIENS Action Masters RipleySomething 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!

Believe it! The Kenner ALIENS Action Masters Ripley was released at a point in history where it wasn't clear if Hasbro had likeness rights to actors or not, because none of them looked very good anyway. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Abandoned G.I. Joe Arbco Chemical Playset Concept

G.I. JoeARBCOCheck this out! JoeDeclassified.com has an ARBCO Chemical Playset and numerous figure concepts in drawing form to give you an idea what kind of things Hasbro might have done with its lines, had "Pursuit of Cobra" needed them. As far as I know the playset never got very far along-- after all, this is the first we're seeing of it-- so it's cool from a "what might have been" perspective. Which will no doubt lead to many threads of "WHY NOT HASBRO?", to which I say "Successful playsets are so 1980s! Have you seen what Mustafar sells for these days?" Even the Crystal Skull playset is only $30 or so on eBay and it wasn't exactly the most common thing in the world.

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Marvel Select, Minimates Avengers Movie Loki's Army Footsoldier

MarvelARBCOThey're new! Diamond Select Toys sent along Avengers Minimates and Action Figures which includes previously unseen figures like Loki's Army Footsoldier in both Marvel Select and Minimates flavors. Check 'em out!

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MOTUC Webstor Commentary

Masters of the UniverseWebstorIt's time for another one! #13: Webstor - does whatever a spider can (just like you rememeber...right?) is up and you can find out about some stuff about line planning and who got made first... and why! And why he was packaged shirtless.

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New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeTrials EvolutionXbox fans, it's time to download Trials Evolution, a $15/1200-point racing game. Microsoft says:

"It's survival of the fastest with Trials Evolution! Your favorite physics-based motorcycle racer is back in a brilliant new outdoor setting. Ride in real-time multiplayer with 2-4 players, either locally or through Xbox LIVE. Enjoy a deep, rich single player career with 50 brilliant tracks, challenging unlocks, and tricky achievements. A massive, powerful track editor lets you build the track of your dreams and easily share it with the world. Or simply download top-rated tracks from around the world, using the all-new Track Central. Customize your bike and rider with awesome gear and unique parts, enjoy unique skill games, try ghost racing, beat your Friends' scores, and more! Don't miss the madness! "

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Fight Fight Fight
April 20, 2012
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsMace WinduFigure 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 Order 66 Mace Windu, which included a slightly different robe. 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 DayTomy Robostrux Slithor Figure KitSomething 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!

More Robostrux! The Tomy Robostrux Slithor Figure Kit was the second one I got, and man, it's awesome. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Ed Wood Coming to Blu-Ray This Year

Blu-RayColorblindIn case you missed it: Disney Catalogue Blu-rays in 2012 lists many new movies including Ed Wood, Petešs Dragon, Home On The Range, and a bunch of other stuff.

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Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSKid Icarus 3DThis week's batch on the DSi Ware Shop: I Must Run! at $1.99. It's easily the creepiest thing released for the platform so far.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS: Kid Icarus 3D, a 3D $5.99 NES remake which you may have received for free as a preorder bonus.

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Draego-Man Has Landed!
April 23, 2012
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!

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 another Darth Vader from earlier this year which you might have bought, but probably not. 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

Figure of the DayUncle Milton Tarantula Planet Red Beard 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!

It's a pirate, matey! The Uncle Milton Tarantula Planet Red Beard Action Figure is too stupid to be real, yet it is, and it's at a Toys R Us near you. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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New Transformers Prime Arms Microns [JPN]

TransformersStab!File under "Too Cool for North America:" Snakas has Transformers Prime Arms Microns coming soon to Japan. Tiny robots turn into swords, creatures, guns, and other things for your other, larger toys. I'd buy the crap out of these if they were available in the USA for $3-$5 per.

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MOTUC: May 15th Reissues Man-at-Arms, Adora

Masters of the Universe ClassicsMan-at-Arms!It's that time again! MattyCollector.com posted its Masters of the Universe Classics lineup for May with Man-at-Arms and Adora reissues, plus new releases of Slushhead, Stinkor, the Mighty Spector, and Snake Mountain Stands.

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Guido Guidi: Beast Saga Figures Designer?

Battle BeastsPirazon?Whoa! Guido Guidi Is Contributing to Beast Saga so says the Battle Beasts News Blog which is, uh, me. How do we know? He said so on Twitter. That was anti-climactic, eh? He named two figures so far: Coelence and Pirazon.

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Cobraaaaaa!
April 24, 2012
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsSCUBA Ahsoka TanoFigure 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 new SCUBA Ahsoka Tano, which has a better sculpt and less articulation than you might have guessed. 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 DayBeeline Creative Parks and Recreation Ron Swanson Bobble 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? Probably not!

Let's take a look at the very cool Beeline Creative Parks and Recreation Ron Swanson Bobble Head! It's sold online! So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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More Mysterious New G.I. Joe Figures Surface

G.I. JoeStorms ShadowLast week we saw new figures, and now we see repaints of those figures. JoeDeclassified.com as many new repaints and what appears to be Kwinn which probably means someone's getting an exclusive, someone's got some 'splain' to do, or more of those legendary "eBay exclusive" figures could be coming up real soon. Check 'em out, they look really neat-- particularly the "comic color" Cobra figures!

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Super Mario Bros. Goomba Speaker

NintendoMushroomNew from Taito, this Japanese Super Mario Bros. Kuribo Speaker gives you a really cool figural speaker in the form of your chief enemy from the early levels of most good Super Mario Bros. games. One unit is about $27, so it ain't cheap.

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Fire-Breathing Menace
April 25, 2012
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayMattel Masters of the Universe Classics Draego-ManSomething 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!

I don't think I'm out of line when I say Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Draego-Man may well be one of the best figures of the year, if not Figure of the Year. I know we're only about 31.7% through it and we've still got a couple of major trade shows to get through, but geez, just look at it. It's pretty amazing. 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 NewsBen QuadinarosFigure 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 Ben Quadinaros, about 13 years after the character first came onto our radars. That might sound like a long time, but it took Grand Moff Tarkin about 20 years. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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G.I. Joe: The Mighty Kwinn

G.I. JoeKwinnSupposedly (and still possibly) cancelled, Pursuit of Cobra Kwinn has appeared as what appears to be a final-ish production figure on JoeDeclassified.com. Is it an exclusive for the club, an upcoming figure, a surprise release for the convention, another infamous eBay lunchtime special, or something else entirely? We don't know. But there are a lot of pictures and he looks pretty awesome in them all! (Although the shorts are a little weird.)

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New Expandables, Universal Monsters, Marvel from Diamond

ToysInterocitorOur pals at Diamond Select Toys sent in a bunch of new images from multiple different toy lines.

Check out new Universal Monsters action figures from This Island Earth, The Invisible Man, and Phantom of the Opera. Marvel at new The Expendables Minimates! And check out a contest to win a Marvel Select Thor Prototype... it at least just check out the picture.

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New Fake Knock-Off Punch/Counterpunch

TransformersKatpissIt's a fake! Vreenak would know it, and so should you: this CHMS Punch/Counterpunch looks similar to the sold-out collector's club exclusive Transformers toy, but with a few notable differences. For starters, the head is swappable and no longer "transforms" from Autobot to Decepticon. The box is very similar to the club box, and the toy seems to lack the typical markings of good or evil robots. So now that you know it exists? Don't buy it.

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PS3: PSN Updates

PS3Darkstalkers 3New to download this week: Battlefield 3, The Cursed Crusade, and Grease Dance. They are between $19.99 and $59.99 each.

New PSN games include The Walking Dead, Bejeweled 3, Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown, Zuma, and Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds Complete Collection for between $4.99 and $24.99.

Also new and old is the PS2 port of Red Faction for $9.99. PS1 games include Darkstalkers 3 and Future Cop L.A.P.D. for $5.99 each

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PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPIkari III: The RescueNew to the PS Minis front this week: Golf Mania and Ikari III: The Rescue. They are $3.99 and $2.99, respectively.

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New Hasbro Stuff, Woo
April 26, 2012
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 Anakin Skywalker, a 2012 release which is a redeco of a 2000 figure which wasn't all that great back then, either. Like the other current Anakin figures, it doesn't really fit into the Pod Racer vehicle particularly well either. Oh well. He's a peculiar combination of formerly rare and not all that exciting. 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 Classics Fearless PhotogSomething 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!

Smile for the camera! The Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Fearless Photog was based on a glorious thing, an unused design from a design-a-character contest around 1987. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Hasbro Avengers Line to get Skrull, Really

MarvelSkrullHe's new! Hasbro will be making an Avengers "Movie" Comic Skrull Soldier figure which is now showing up in a case at our sponsors! Nice! He's due, well, soonish. And he has a big green and purple axe thing as a weapon.

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Hasbro/Entertainment Earth Reveal Transformers Generations 2012

TransformersSkrullJust in time for Botcon! Hasbro will be making an Transformers Generations Deluxe Figures Wave 1 which as shown at Toy Fair 2012, will include Jazz, Optimus Prime, and Shockwave from the video game Fall of Cybertron. Unsurprisingly/unfortunately, Shockwave will be shortpacked at 2 per box, with the others at 3.

In other, funny news: this guy at TheAllspark found a Custom Transformers Prime Megatron repaint swapped out at Walmart, which I've had the misfortune of finding a few times in other lines. The idea is someone bought something, customized it, and returned it-- which is, on many levels, bizarre.

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Ad: Star Wars Vintage Wave 5 at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthShae VizlaAd: It's time for another new wave! Star Wars Action Figures 2012 Vintage Wave 5 is available for order and includes 12 figures, including Grand Moff Tarkin, Shae Vizla, Nikto, Galen Marek, and Clone Pilot Odd Ball as well as returning favorites like Darth Malgus and Wedge Antilles. Order yours today!

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New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeDeep Black - Ep. 1Xbox fans, it's time to download Deep Black - Ep. 1, a $10/800-point shooter. Microsoft says:

"A Sci-fi project featuring detailed, action-packed underwater combat which will introduce a new trend in the TPS genre. An Exciting game play that features the dynamic use of both environments for combats: land and underwater. An original multiplayer mode with underwater battles that offer the player a totally different and new experience! Players will descend the murky depths in pursuit of enemies armed with a selection of underwater equipment that range from a specialized suit with jet pack and integrated harpoon as well as other high tech equipment. With the majority of the game play taking place below the water's surface, action-adventure fans will need to master new skills to fight hostile enemies and to infiltrate enemy bases. The story line takes place in the nearest future in a world of unsteadiness, chaos, espionage, terrorism and the desperate fight for world supremacy and possession of sophisticated biological weapon."

Also new is Bloodforge, a $15/1200-point brawlery thing with a name that only sounds like a fake early-2000s game name.

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Aren't These Wonderful Characters
April 27, 2012
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsR2-N3Figure 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 new R2-N3, an exclusive Astromech droid you can find now. 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 Generation 1 Big Daddy 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!

More Transformers! The Hasbro Transformers Generation 1 Big Daddy Action Figure is an old figure, but I just stumbled on it at a collector shop a few weeks ago. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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BotCon Exclusive Transformers Add-Ons

TransformersColorblindIn case you missed it: BotCon's Facebook page has the add-on sets which is an amazing pile of delightful mix-ups. Shattered Glass Junkions, G2 references, and other lunacy-- be sure to check it out!

...and posted slightly after I wrote this, The Allspark posted better shots on their Faces Book you can see.

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G.I. Joe Convention Exclusive Oktober Guard

G.I. JoeCOLONEL BREKHOVIn case you missed it: The G.I. Joe Convention will feature the Oktober Guard which, so far, means you can expect Colonel Brekhov, Schrage, and Daina. So far. More are coming!

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Art Figure Shirt Day

T-ShirtsPhantom OuthouseTwo more new t-shirts based on awesome designer figures! First up, Paste Apparel is doing an Outhouse based on the OMFG figures which is apparently only going to be made if it gets enough orders. It's black, the art is brown, and it probably isn't a scratch-and-sniff. It's a nice design!

StegoforestAlso new is a shirt based on Stegoforest which is for sale from the creator. (The figure was previously sold as a high-end collectible figure and, if all goes well and I get my wish, we'll get mini-figures soon.) This one can be ordered at the email address on Jesse's Flickr page, just click the link to see it!

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Ad: New Walking Dead, Wonder Woman Sale at Entertainment Earth

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Star Wars Action Figures 2012 Vintage Wave 5 is up for pre-order and includes 5 new figures and several returning favorites! Enjoy Grand Moff Tarkin, Starkiller, Shae Vizla, Odd Ball, and a new old Nikto plus returning champions Darth Malgus and Wedge Antilles. What a great mix!

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Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiSuper Street Fighter II: The New Challengers The Virtual Console has Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, a $8 Genesis port. With added online play, which I believe is a first for the Wii's Virtual Console.

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Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSChuck E. Cheese's Arcade RoomThis week's batch on the DSi Ware Shop: Chuck E. Cheese's Arcade Room at $4.99. Which... just go look it up and watch the video.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS: Block Factory, a 3D $3.99 game which makes use of QR codes, surprisingly.

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SDCC Reveal-a-palooza Begins
April 30, 2012
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!

R5-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 another R5-D4 from 2008. This one is remote controlled! 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

Figure of the DayFour Horsemen Outer Space Men Infinity Edition 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? Probably not!

Little green men! The Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Infinity Edition Alpha 7 Action Figure is small, but the paint job is superb and the sculpting is fantastic. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

SDCC MOTUC: Comic-Con Exclusive Reveals the 3-In-1 Vykron

Masters of the Universe ClassicsVykron - Tank ModeIt's that time again! MattyCollector.com posted its SDCC 2012 exclusives with Masters of the Universe Classics Vykron bringing three costumes with one figure! There's a tank, a space guy, and a barbarian. So you get one figure and three costumes for $30, which, if you ask me, is worth it because man, that tank thing. You gotta have that tank thing. It's like those Mecha Musume statues, but not a girl, and much cheaper.

--AP

SDCC OSM: New Outer Space Men Molds, Hooray!

Masters of the Universe ClassicsAwesomeHooray! Comic-Con is just around the corner and the Four Horsemen have revealed the Alpha Phase Outer Space Men for 2012! Sort of. They're teasing us with some gorgeous test shots, and confirming that this year we're getting clear red Orbitron, clear yellow Gemini, and clear light blue Cyclops (and, interestingly, not the previously shown Colossus Rex.) Well, I'm excited! They say preorders will be soon on these and other new releases.

--AP

SDCC DCUC: Death from Sandman

DC ComicsPirazon?Whoa! Mattel is doing Death from Sandman for Comic-Con! No Dream yet, but hey, it's a good start! The 8-inch figure seems to have a little less articulation and a lot more paint, plus a nifty skull display base. Sold! She's $25.

--AP

SDCC: Ghostbusters Zuul

GhostbustersPirazon?There is no Luis Tully, only Zuul! Mattel is doing Zuul from Ghostbusters for Comic-Con! They're also showing her variant body, so check out this really swell figure! Not bad for $25.

--AP

Transformers: Botcon Was Over The Weekend

TransformersSlipstream!Over the weekend was BotCon and you can read all about it on other sites.

It looks like there will be two different versions of Fall of Cybertron Bruticus, and the good one's going to be another oversized Comic-Con exclusive. No mention of the Asia-only toys I've seen. The MP-10 Optimus Prime is coming to Toys R Us, which seems to be the best news at the show. Also, the Fan Club is doing a Matty-esque program of exclusive repaints which is either going to make you do cartwheels or send you into a fit of depression. I think the idea is swell and the choices are excellent, but... well... it's been a rough year for the Fan Club. But hot damn, Ultra Mammoth and Slipstream.

The Hasbro panel coverage is required reading, and... well, it's either the best year ever, or ho-hum if you're like me an are an old fart who just wants more "Classics" to play with.

--AP

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