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There Is No Pawlus, Only Zuul
October 1, 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 the next thrilling update!

Republic Commando FixerFigure 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 Republic Commando Fixer, repainted from a 2003 mold, but with more orange. 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 DayMattel Ghostbusters Zuul 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!

More Weaver! Mattel Ghostbusters Zuul Action Figures is essentially a plastic statue but hey, it's a good one. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

OMFG Series 3 Winners, Tie-Breaker Voting

OMFGOMFGIt's over-- almost! OMFG Series 3 Tie-Breaker Voting has begun with Bananja and Fruit Punch. So go vote on that.

Check out the winners here, including Puggernaut, Barbarianaut, Dr. Decay, and a nameless but really, really cool garbage can!

--AP

Battle Beasts Bat, Scorpion Toys R Us Exclusives Revealed

Battle BeastsBatThe Battle Beasts News Blog has the scoop: Diamond Select Toys Reveals New Battle Beasts on FaceBook

. Check out a swell bat and a nifty scorpion redeco, both of which are exclusive to Toys R Us.

--AP

Weaponeers of Monkaa On Sale Today

GlyosGhostToday's the day! Banimon last week, and The Weaponeers of Monkaa Launch Today on the Spy Monkey Creations store. Figures are $12 per, and the entire batch of all accessories and figures will set you back about $107.

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Who Can Sell Me 1000X On Vinyl?
October 2, 2012
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayBif Bang Pow! Venture Bros. Brock Samson 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 Bif Bang Pow! Venture Bros. Brock Samson Action Figure is nifty, and I am hugely biased. Did you get yours yet? So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsDarth 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, a new sculpt for 2012 that I rather like. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

The CD Turns 30: 1982-2012

MusicCDCNet has an article called It was 30 years ago today the CD began to play to remind anyone who saw the CD as a new, amazing thing that they are old. The first ones hit Japan in 1982, and arguments over audio fidelity continue to this very day.

By an astonishing coincidence, I pulled out my LP collection last week and unpacked them, playing a few each day. Being born just before the death of vinyl and having lived through the wonkiness that is the cassette tape, I'm actually oddly enjoying interacting with big discs featuring large artwork and a pretty decent sound. Not that I would trade in my iPod and the handiness of carrying everything with me all the time, but these are nice too. I remember getting my very own record player, finally, around 1999 at which point I started finding out some CDs cost an arm and a leg (Wall of Voodoo's Dark Continent and the expanded, 2-LP soundtrack to URGH! A Music War being key examples) and others just never made it out on the format (anything by Skafish.)

--AP

Unreleased 2011 Jurassic Park "Jurassic Joe" Dinosaur Photos

Jurassic ParkAllosaurusIn case you missed it: JPtoys.net has Jurassic Park 2011 in their archives, which has four little-seen new-sculpt dinosaurs for what we have referred to as "Jurassic Joe" from time to time. Of interest, Allosaurus (pictured), Stegosaurus, Carnotaurus, and the fairly obscure and super-cool Pachyrhinosaurus. Of interest: no visible dino-damage, ball-jointed limbs in some cases, plus loads of articulation. The ball-jointed limbs look more than a little like the recent Tauntauns in the Star Wars line.

They look great and I really hope Hasbro finds it in their hearts to release some of these for the 3-D reissue of the original Jurassic Park next year, licensing agreements willing. I'd buy 'em.

--AP

Man or Astro-Man? Make More Vinyl Records

MusicAnalog SeriesNew! A new record and many color variations are coming from Chunklet Industries. First up: Man or Astro-Man? Analog Series Volume 2 on clear vinyl, green vinyl, or black vinyl. It's $7.95 plus shipping (not exactly cheep) but it includes 3 new songs: Communication Breakdown Pt II, Chemical Cats, and All Systems To Go. Chemical Cats is exclusive to the 7-inch. The record will be available in November 2012.

Also: Man or Astro-Man? Analog Series Volume 1 will be repressed on red vinyl, as the orange vinyl is out of print. It's also $7.95. Each 45 will feature one exclusive track, and the other songs (in some format) will be on the band's forthcoming full-length CD/vinyl/whatever release. Also, these records have been made available as MP3s as well, so if you have iTunes or Amazon MP3 credit, digital copies are just three bucks.

--AP

OMFG Series 1 "Stealth" NYCC Exclusive

OMFGStealth ExclusiveThe October Toys people revealed a NYCC Exclusive Stealth OMFG Series 1. Like most items being sold at NYCC, they're announced kinda last-minute but hey, better than not making the show right? They go from black to clear, and are pretty nifty.

--AP

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FOTD #500! Tell Your Friends!
October 3, 2012
16bit.com Figure of the Day

Figure of the DayIrwin Toy Predasaurs Kallan Trading 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 #500! Irwin Toy Predasaurs Kallan Trading Figure is a cool but bizarre throwback to 1980s dinosaur toys and skee-ball prizes. You gotta check these out. Seriously, I can't think of anything else on the market quite like these. 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 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 2002 Mace Windu, a deluxe figure with some neat magnetic and spring-loaded elements. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Outer Space Men NYCC Pic Revealed

Outer Space MenHalloween!Nice! The Beta Phase NYCC Outer Space Men Revealed shows you Cyclops in a smokey black, Gemini in a Halloween orange, and Orbitron in purple. They look great and unlike previous years, seem really good thematically for Halloween. Check 'em out!

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates

PS3NiGHTS Into DreamsNew to download this week: LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, Resident Evil 6, and NBA 2K13. Each is $19.99-$59.99.

New PSN games include NiGHTS Into Dreams, and Sonic Adventure 2, each is $9.99, making this a good period of time for olde tymey Sega fans. Of interest, NiGHTS sports the Christmas mode, but no multiplayer.

New PS2 classic games this week: Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon Special Edition and Ruff Trigger: The Vanocore Conspiracy for $9.99 a whack.

New PSOne classic games this week: Turnabout for $5.99.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPNew Little King's Story New to the PSP front this week: New PSP Vita releases include: New Little King's Story for $39.99.

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Sooner Rather Than Later
October 4, 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 a Mace Windu test shot, because it has a different cloak. Really, that's it. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

If you haven't already, also check out the new column Galactic Hunter Video Theater in which we look at various audio visual artifacts from the saga. We've got two entries!

--AP

16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayLEGO Minifigures Series 6 Classic AlienSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting non-Star Wars Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

How grey. The LEGO Minifigures Series 6 Classic Alien is a nifty odd little collectible that has some of the cultural DNA of the mid-1990s, which is nice to see again in brick form. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

NYCC Octo Armorvor Revealed

GlyosHalloween!Made of color-change materials, the Octo Armorvor with Thermal Dust from TGB & Friends is pretty fantastic! This limited-run item will be sold at New York Comic Con next week for... a price which we do not know yet. But check it out at the Glyos News Dump!

--AP

Fortress Maximus Reissue and Other Transformers News

TransformersFort Max!Starting at $350, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus is probably still a better deal than getting the original these days! It looks to be quite similar to the original, but they usually tweak and improve these guys for the reissues lately.

A new game called Transformers Legends seems to use a lot of toys as character models, plus has a swell new Megatron that has the pistol's robot mode with a nice tank. I would freak out for a toy of this. Also interesting: Warpath and Razorclaw, both of which adhere closely to your toys.

A new Asia-Exclusive Dark Energon Edition Movie Megatron is coming to Hasbro Asia markets, so not Japan, and is based on the Revenge of the Fallen mold.

--AP

Oh! Pear!
October 5, 2012
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

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

Today we look at a Clone Trooper from 2003, a pre-posed kneeling figure with green stripes. 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 DayTransformers Bot Shots Shockwave, Ironhide, and Brawl Figure SetSomething 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!

Three molds! The Transformers Bot Shots Shockwave, Ironhide, and Brawl Figure Set is pretty good, you'll buy it for the Shockwave but the Brawl and Ironhide are less exciting. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

G.I. Joe Kre-o Happening

G.I. JoeSurpriseWhat a tease! After a year and change of denials galore, Hasbro sends us this G.I. Joe Kre-o Promo Image showing off figures and an "available at Toys R Us" logo. They're due out in February, and based on the logo I'm going to go ahead and assume the launch is an exclusive one.

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiDrop Zone: Under FireThis week's WiiWare offering is Drop Zone: Under Fire, which combines skydiving and shooting. $5/500 points is the entry fee for this shooter.

--AP

Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSDr. MarioThis week's batch on the DSi Ware Shop: Academy: Chess Puzzles for 200 points/$2. It's all of the fun of puzzles with the nonstop action of chess.

New 3DS games include Samurai G , Cave Story, Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone! , Crosswords Plus, and Pokemon Dream Radar for $1.99 and up.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console: Dr. Mario for $1.99, and it's a GameBoy classic puzzle game. I spent hundreds of hours playing this one when it came out over 20 years ago. That's what people did before iPhones and internets.

--AP

New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeNiGHTS into dreams...Xbox fans, this week's games were delayed until today. NiGHTS into dreams..., a $10/800-point port of the Dreamcast game including the rare Christmas mode. Microsoft says:

"Slip off into the dream world and go on an aerial adventure as NiGHTS in this classic Saturn remake. Collect Ideya (colored orbs), rack up points, and battle bosses to help Elliot and Claris save Nightopia from Wizeman the Wicked. With all 7 original dreams, enhanced graphics, achievements, leaderboards, and playable content from Christmas NiGHTS, this beloved title is back and better than ever."

Also new: Sonic Adventure 2. It's $10/800 points and is another 3D port of another 3D Sonic game that you can pretend you like but really, nobody liked Sonic after the Genesis, not even you.

--AP

Today's Secret Word: Brains
October 8, 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 the next thrilling update!

R8-Series Astromech 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 R8-Series Astromech Droid, exclusive to a theme park in Orlando. 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

Figure of the DayJakks Pacific S.L.U.G. Zombies Extra Crispy, Zero Hero, Riled-Up Riley MinifiguresSomething 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!

Kentucky Fried Zombies! Jakks Pacific S.L.U.G. Zombies Extra Crispy, Zero Hero, Riled-Up Riley Minifigures would be the thing you should get your kids for Halloween, but only after you look at them. I think you'll appreciate the weirdness of the line. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Battle Beasts NYCC Plans

Battle BeastsBatThe Battle Beasts News Blog has the scoop: Battle Beasts Invade New York Comic Con, Minimates Festivities Galore

. Due to a prior engagement (and cost issues) we will not be there this year, but we're being told of several panels, freebies, and other goodies for fans of Minimates and Battle Beasts. Of all the years to not be there... argh! Well, at least you are reading this and can go. If there's a unique beast there, kindly steal one for me. Thank you muchly!

--AP

Outer Space Women Concepts Revealed

Outer Space MenOhpromatemChicks! Mel Birnkrant Reveals the Outer Space Women Figure Concepts over at his own pages, but let's go to the Outer Space Men News Blog to read about them first. The concepts are not dated to be a figure released which you can buy just yet, but are possible releases for after when Terra Firma comes out (most likely) late in 2013. Five concepts are shown, six are listed, and many are partially based on existing alternate designs from Mel Birnkrant except now they've got a nice rack. Neat stuff.

--AP

Glyos Updates: Goboids, Monkaa Explosion

GlyosGoboidsBrains! Goboids Preview Wave Launched, Sold Out. Eight nifty hand-molded giant brains went up for sale over the weekend and are now gone. A future run has a nifty brain pan thing which is hard to describe, but is worth seeing. We've got more at the Glyos News Dump.

Also, take a look at Weaponeers of Monkaa: Empyreus Exploded for a look at all the parts and pieces of the figure. We'll look at it more in Figure of the Day next week.

--AP

German Playmobil Site Has New Stuff

PlaymobilBarbarianIsn't that nice! Many new Playmobil items are up for viewing on Playmobil.de, including Barbarian with Dog and Beer Fire

. Which may well be the damn manliest thing I've ever seen in this line. Also note these:

Good stuff! Do check it out, especially if you held on to enough High School German to compensate for your failures at College German. (Thanks for the reminder, Chris!)

--AP

LEGO Batman Arkham Asylum Breakout Revealed

BatmanLEGOIf the big haunted house wasn't enough, check out the LEGO 10937 Arkham Asylum Breakout which is due out in January. It's really big, and $170... but with a ton of hard-to-find and/or new villain figures. It looks supremely impressive.

Of particular note: orange suited Joker and Dr. Harleen Quinzel!

--AP

Burning Out
October 9, 2012
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron ShockwaveSomething 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 Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Shockwave is nifty, and is now a stand-in for the G1 character in some of the comics. 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 NewsWiddle WarrickFigure 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 Widdle Warrick, the first action figure to carry that name. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

More Outer Space Women Concepts Revealed

Outer Space MenDezdemonaMore designs have been added to Mel Birnkrant Reveals the Outer Space Women Figure Concepts including the sixth (and presumably final) entry, Dezdemona the sister of Mystron.

This adds to an already rich pool of concept art which, as of yet, we have not seen any real progress toward manufacturing... but we can hope!

--AP

See What You Can See
October 10, 2012
16bit.com Figure of the Day

Figure of the DayIrwin Toy Predasaurs Kallan Trading 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!

Vroom! The Irwin Toy Predasaurs Kallan Trading Figure looks awesome, but it's one of the few Glyos toys that looks better than it plays. 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 NewsMawhonicFigure 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 Mawhonic at Walmarts now, and in Vintage online-exclusive packaging any week now. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Glyos: Lots to Do, See at New York Comic Con

GlyosCheck it out!At the Glyos News Dump! NYCC 2012 Glyos Happenings: The Schedule, The Booths has the booths you'll want to visit (and a schedule) for the show. The Godbeast will be there, there are new Outer Space Men, Ni Stuff shall be present, you can meet the Bah'glenn, it's going to be a fantastic time. Take pictures, and send us some.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates

PS3WarlordsNew to download this week: Dishonored, Birds of Steel, Devil May Cry HD Collection, and The Testament of Sherlock Holmes. Each is $19.99-$59.99.

New PSN games include Warlords, Warlords, Warlords, The Walking Dead: Episode 4 - Around Every Corner, Retro City Rampage, Derrick the Deathfin, Machinarium, Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise, and Worms Revolution. Each is $4.99 and up, making this a pretty big week for games on PSN.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPRetro City Rampage New to the PSP front this week: New PSP Vita releases include: Retro City Rampage, Retro City Rampage, Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock, Spy Hunter, and Sunflowers for $3.99 to $39.99. Retro City Rampage has been in development for a while, and is a tribute to the NES and other classic eras of video gaming... here's hoping it's great!

--AP

The Hoodoo Hoedown
October 11, 2012
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsColonel CrackenFigure 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 Colonel Cracken without making a joke about releasing Cracken, so I think someone owes me a "thank you." Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

If you haven't already, also check out another installment Galactic Hunter Video Theater in which we look at whatever the last thing I posted about was!

--AP

16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayMattel Masters of the Universe Classics VykronSomething 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 dig this one lots. The Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Vykron has a whopping three solid costumes, which is Mattel's way of telling my old Kenner Quick-Change Batman to suck it, I think. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

He-Man Getting 2D, iOS Video Game

Masters of the UniverseFight!He-Man.org has shots of a new game called He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe. Hack, slash, repeat-- it sounds fun! It's listed as only being on iOS, hopefully someone will talk to Glitchsoft about porting it to a platform which has controllers with buttons, as I would buy that.

--AP

Glyos October Drop Preview - Purple

GlyosPurple!It's at the Glyos News Dump! Technically. Onell Design Says Purple Is The New Black (Not Really) with a purple Armorvor, a matching Pheyden, and a clear colorless Stealth Crayboth to add to your stash. Good, good stuff kids. They're on sale at New York Comic Con this weekend, and on the web site... later.

--AP

G.I. Joe Kre-O Previewed at NYCC

G.I. JoeCobra!We weren't there, but ActionFigurePics was! Check out NYCC 2012: Hasbro Early Look - G.I. JOE Instapics which shows off the very first Kreons and vehicle builds from this upcoming, expected, and highly-anticipated toy line from Hasbro. Spring 2013 can't come soon enough!

--AP

New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeWorms RevolutionXbox fans, it's time to download Worms Revolution, a $15/1,200-point sequel to the ongoing series. Microsoft says:

"Worms Revolution sticks an exploding sheep under worm-on-worm conflict and blasts it squarely into the 21st century. With 32 single player missions, 20 single player puzzles, online or local multiplayer for up to 4 players, 3 multiplayer modes, customisation, worm classes and dynamic water! 32 single player campaign missions and 20 puzzle missions to exercise your brain. Fight to the death across 4 unique environments. Experience local or online battles with up to 4 players. Choose from 3 different game modes: Deathmatch, Forts or Classic mode. 4 different classes of worm: Soldier, Scout, Scientist and Heavy. Customise your worms using a variety of hats, glasses, moustaches, gravestones, victory dances, soundbanks and trinkets! New dynamic water and physics objects New weapons Award winning writer Dean Wilkinson provides the script, which is hilariously brought to life by the accomplished Matt Berry as unseen narrator, Don Keystone, a wildlife documentary maker."

Also new: Naughty Bear Panic in Paradise. It's $15/1200 points and seems to be your typical toy bear gets revenge game, you know the type.

--AP

Rugged Individualists Dressing the Same Way
October 12, 2012
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsOmega Squad Demolitions Republic CommandoFigure 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 Omega Squad Demolitions Republic Commando and it's great. You should get it if you can, on the cheap. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Prime Sergeant KupSomething 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!

Not Ironhide! The Hasbro Transformers Prime Sergeant Kup is both an excellent toy and a reminder of the Japanese Ironhide that'll cost you an arm and a leg. Even at the increased price of $15.50, this is a swell figure worth owning. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Transformers NYCC Panel Reveals "Classic" Energon Omega Supreme

TransformersSurpriseBen Yee of BWTF.com fame posted New York Comic Con 2012 Hasbro Panel on the Faces Book. Highlights include: Beast Hunters, a new line where it seems Predacons (and Terrorcons) may be in play, more Generations including Omega Supreme, plus more Kre-o as that line seems to what the kids would call a great set of gams.

--AP

Xbox 360 Live Arcade & PSN Getting Darkstalkers

Xbox Live ArcadeDarkstalkers ResurrectionBoth fans of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be getting an HD port of Darkstalkers Resurrection, a $15/1200-point bundle of the fan-favorite Capcom monster-based fighting games. If you've never played it, picture Street Fighter II with mummies, vampires, and lots of boobs. The game will include Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge and Darkstalkers 3 arcade ports, so yeah, Vampire Saviour all the way. It was announced at New York Comic Con and Joystiq has the scoop. I'm excited and you should be too.

(Oh yeah, if you don't know these games, you'll recognize the characters from Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo.)

--AP

LEGO 2013: TMNT, More

LEGOTMNTLike Mego in the 1970s, it seems LEGO is the go-to home for all superheroes and pop culture icons in the modern era. FBTB.net has LEGO Previews TMNT 79104 The Shellraiser Street Chase with a few shots of the set coming in early 2013. LEGO TMNT promo figures are being distributed at NYCC now, somehow, but you can't get one so don't worry.

Also see this story at Brothers-Brick.com for 2013 Ninjago, Hobbit, City, and Hero Factory sneaky peeks.

I've been fond of saying 2013 is going to be a great toy year. Because it is! Trust me. Wait until Toy Fair, people.

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiThe Last Blade 2This week's WiiWare offering is Drop Zone: Under Fire, which combines skydiving and shooting. $5/500 points is the entry fee for this shooter.

--AP

Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSMario GolfThis week's batch on the DSi Ware Shop: Robot Rescue 2 for 200 points/$2.

New 3DS games include Crazy Kangaroo , and Nurikabe by Nikoli for $3.99 and up.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console: Mario Golf for $4.99, and it's a GameBoy Color port which means it's basically an NES game. It was well-loved in its time.

--AP

So NYCC Was Plenty Interesting It Seems
October 15, 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 the next thrilling update!

Darth MalgusFigure 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 Darth Malgus, still hard to find but still shipping to stores. 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

Figure of the DayTransformers Bot Shots Optimus Prime 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!

Clear blue! This Transformers Bot Shots Optimus Prime Figure doesn't quite match the traditional color scheme, but it does look nice. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Battle Beasts NYCC Gallery

Battle BeastsBatThe Battle Beasts News Blog has the scoop: NYCC Battle Beasts Minimates: New Deco, Weapons with pictures thanks to our pal Nik. We get the first glimpse at a few new weapons, plus alternate (and I assume Toys R Us-exclusive deco) for a number of the figures we've seen previously. Do check them out!

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NYCC He-Man Round-Up

Masters of the UniverseCastle GrayskullThere were lots of cool reveals over the weekend from Mattel, including this Castle Grayskull preorder page on Matty Collector. Here's the skinny of what you absolutely need to see and know:

  • Castle Grayskull will measure a whopping 25-inches high, 26-inches wide, and 26-inches deep (6-inches when folded up) with tons of accessories. The preorder is $250.00, not $200.00, and will ship in 2013 if enough orders are collected between October 16 and January 13.
  • New Adventures He-Man, with fancy wrist articulation
  • Clamp Champ, with a clamp
  • Sneak peek of some Horde bowcaster

Good stuff! Do check it out, especially if you held on to enough High School German to compensate for your failures at College German. (Thanks for the reminder, Chris!)

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Outer Space Men: Jack Asteroid Really Happening?

Outer Space MenJack AsteroidSurprise! Outer Space Men Jack Asteroid Sculpt Debuted at NYCC meaning, apparently, that this is actually going to happen at some point. No release year has been confirmed, but it's widely assumed that 2014 will bring us Colossus Rex, Gamma-X, and Terra Firma. Will Jack Asteroid join them, or be a 2014 release? Heck if I know, but enjoy the picture because it looks like a great figure.

There's also a clearance sale (which stings) and preorders for the Beta series figures sold at NYCC (which also stings) and you can read about those at, you guessed it, the Outer Space Men News blog.

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Glyos Updates: NYCC Reveals Callgrim, Armorvors

GlyosGoboidsThanks to our pal Seth and various tweets and posts to the October Toys Forum, find Glyos October Sneak Peeks at NYCC at the Glyos News Dump. All three new Armorvors are shown, as is a new Pheyden, a clear Crayboth, plus a scented, Strawberry Shortcake-inspired Callgrim. It's an exciting time!

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Power Lords To Return?

Power LordsPower LordsIsn't that a surprise! powerlords.blogspot.com now exists, and we're writing it, because someone posted a countdown to December 21, 2012 at powerlordsreturn.com. There was a little buzz about this brand over the last few years, but the WHOIS? information doesn't quite confirm who all is doing this... or if it's a cruel hoax. More as we have it!

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Damn You Madge
October 16, 2012
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayOnell Design Glyos Nonilla Pheyden 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 Onell Design Glyos Nonilla Pheyden Action Figure is pink and glittery, a perfect toy for the hardcore adult male action figure collector. No, really! So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsBlack R5 Series Astromech 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 Black R5 Series Astromech Droid, the first action figure to carry that name. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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Minimates Gallery Exhibit Pics from NYCC

Battle BeastsMinimatesCourtesy of friend of the site Nik, check out this NYCC Diamond Select Toys Minimates Gallery! There was a big 10th Anniversary set-up at New York Comic Con showcasing a smattering of a whopping ten friggin' years and roughly 1,000 figures, including concept art and some of the very earliest figures. We've got about 66 pictures, so get your kicks right here and if you see Nik, please be sure to thank him for me. (I'm busy, do you think I have all day to type two words like "Thank You"? ...damn, I guess I do. Well anyway...)

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A Chair There, For The Goo, Though
October 17, 2012
16bit.com Figure of the Day

Figure of the DaySpy Monkey Creations Weaponeers of Monkaa Empyreus 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!

NEW! The Spy Monkey Creations Weaponeers of Monkaa Empyreus Action Figure is a recent release which, as of right now, is still available with fewer than 50 left. 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 NewsScout TrooperFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Scout Trooper at Toys R Us right now, probably, near you. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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Castle Grayskull Preorders Up Now

Masters of the UniverseMore Orders NeededAt Matty Collector, Castle Grayskull is up to order right now for $250.00. If enough orders are placed by November 10, it'll get made and preorders will remain open until January 3. Unless things change, which, well, sometimes they do.

It'll cost $250.00 plus shipping, which is a not-too-shabby $19.65 to my address although I've heard people see $50.00ish. Anyway, order it, or don't. It's huge... about a solid 9-inches bigger than the 2002 version.

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Beefheart, Zappa, More for Black Friday Record Store Day

Masters of the UniverseFast, BulbousBlack Friday exclusives? It would seem so! Record Store Day has dozens of exclusive releases for November 23 this year, including tons of reissues.

There's a Zappa 7-inch record, a trio of Captain Beefheart 45s, and other stuff from the Rolling Stones, Biz Markie, Beach Boys, David Bowie, and other artists your dad probably likes.

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PS3: PSN Updates

PS3DOOM 3 BFG EditionNew to download this week: DOOM 3 BFG Edition, 007 Legends, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy!. Each is $29.99-$59.99.

New PSN games include Of Orcs and Men, and Arkedo Series. Each is $49.99 and $5.99, respectively.

New PS2 classic games this week: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe for $9.99 a whack.

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PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPBreakquest: Extra Evolution New to the PSP front this week: Breakquest: Extra Evolution. It's a $3.99 PSP Minis release.

New PSP Vita releases include: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale PS Vita Beta, Silent Hill: Book of Memories, and Dokuro for $19.99 to $39.99. Except Battle Royale, it's free!

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Get This Crap Out
October 18, 2012
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsSandtrooperFigure 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 Sandtrooper which just came out a few months ago, and is thankfully actually starting to hit retail locations. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

If you haven't already, also check out another installment Galactic Hunter Video Theater in which we look at whatever the last thing I posted about was!

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16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayFour Horsemen Outer Space Men Alpha Phase Orbitron 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!

I dig this one lots. The Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Alpha Phase Orbitron Action Figure was on sale for a ridiculous discount a few days ago, but I paid full price for mine and dig it. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeSerious Sam 3: BFEXbox fans, it's time to download Serious Sam 3: BFE, a $15/1,200-point shooter in the ongoing series. Microsoft says:

"Serious Sam 3: BFE is a glorious throwback to the golden age of first-person shooters where men were men, cover was for amateurs, and pulling the trigger made things go boom. Brutally fast-paced action, massive shootouts, and thrilling cooperative play make for the most explosive Serious Sam game ever! Contains the full single-player and cooperative campaign modes."

Also new: Zombie Driver HD. It's $10/800 points, or you can get the Kinect game Intel Discovered for free.

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I've Got an 8-Pack, and Nothing to Do
October 19, 2012
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsCount DookuFigure 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 Count Dooku in the top-notch Tartakovsky animated style. 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 DayThe GodBeast Customs Outer Space Men Dark Purple Crab Head Glyos AccessorySomething 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!

Pointy! The The GodBeast Customs Outer Space Men Dark Purple Crab Head Glyos Accessory is a custom-made Glyos creation from a talented craftsman, meaning it's not mass-produced, it looks gorgeous, and the dang thing is super-sharp. But it looks amazing! So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Target Has $50 Avengers Figure 8-Pack

MarvelI was griping how I didn't have a cheap way to get the entire Avengers figure crew on the cheap, and then out of nowhere comes this Hasbro Target Exclusive 8-Pack Avengers Figure Collection for $49.99. ($6.24 per figure.) What do you get? I'm so glad you asked.

Surprise

Iron Man: seems to be a slight redeco of the Shield Blaster Iron Man. Paint feels a little uneven in spots. Blaster dropped.
Captain America: Retooled Shield Launcher Cap with new head, different deco, no holster. Arguably more movie-authentic.
Hawkeye: One of the SHIELD symbols seems to have been dropped. Launching arrows dropped. Seems darker overall in the costume colors.
Black Widow: Much less deco. Grey stripes and silver zipper from single figure removed. Spider symbol changed a bit, now a solid red mark and not an outline. Grapple launcher not included, but both pistols and holsters are present. Deco is better, the red stripes are moved a bit and thicker, there are some differences around the silver in the armor. Arms have some added blue on the underside of the forearm. Boots now have a lot of silver and are not mostly black. Visually, it stands out as being different.
Hulk: It's Gamma-Smash Hulk with brownish/purplish pants and more dirty deco. It has a "smash" action feature that is preposterously fun.
Thor: Shock Strike Thor, minus the launching hammer accessory (but you do get a normal hammer.
Loki: Cosmic Spear Loki. Snap-out blades dropped. Deco changes: horns all gold, no bronze. Boots added some gold trip to the front.
Nick Fury: Same as the recently released Assault Squad Nick Fury, but the silver is much, much brighter. Includes one small pistol, all other accessories dropped.

Speaking as a part-time Marvel collector (I think my stash of 3 3/4-inch figures was maybe 30 figures before this set) I'm really happy with it. I don't keep tabs on everything, but I can say I dug this enough to suggest anyone who doesn't already have these guys look into it... and consider maybe finding a better Iron Man.

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Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiReel Fishing Ocean ChallengeThis week's WiiWare offering is Reel Fishing Ocean Challenge, which smells fishy to me. $5/500 points is the entry fee for this likely fun game.

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Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSGradiusThis week's batch on the DSi Ware Shop: Puzzler World XL for 500 points/$5.

New 3DS games include Sparkle Snapshots 3D , and Style Savvy: Trendsetters for $5.99 and up.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console: Gradius for $4.99, and it's a port of the NES classic. It is awesome.

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It's A Hammer
October 22, 2012
Star Wars Q&A Hiatus, Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

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

Be sure to send in your questions for the next thrilling update!

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

Today we look at an Eeth Koth retool which acts as a stern reminder of our needing a decent Eeth Koth figure still. 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 DayPlaymates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Mutant RaphaelSomething 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 time for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 8-day series! This Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Mutant Raphael was an obscure choice and part of the second year of Universal Monster TMNT figures. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Armorvors Sell Out, Again

Battle BeastsBatIn just 12 minutes, 4 out of 5 new Onell Design action figures sold through completely. Wow. The Glyos Onell Design October 20 2012 Drop Menu shows you the five new figures, one of which is still available at press time at a surprisingly cheap $3.

Another batch of Armorvors is due in November, if you missed all six of the previous figures it might be a good time to get one!

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Luxo Champ Duster Acquired
October 23, 2012
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayPlaymates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mike as FrankensteinSomething 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!

Universal Monsters TMNT Week continues! Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mike as Frankenstein has glow-in-the-dark bits and a surprisingly fantastic and cartoony sculpt for his age-- this figure is 19 years old! 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 NewsClone Commander WolffeFigure 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 Clone Commander Wolffe, the 2012 Phase II update. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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Marvel Universe Sentinels at Ross and/or TJ Maxx

MarvelMinimatesYour mileage may vary, but the Hasbro Marvel Masterworks Sentinel (the big talking one with Wolverine) is hitting a lot of Ross stores in our neck of the woods. The bulk of them are the dark purple/silver face version, but I found one with the fleshier colored head and purple-on-darker-purple deco (like the SDCC version) yesterday. Ross stores are getting them in bulk for $24.99 each, while TJ Maxx is reportedly getting them for around $30.

As someone with a very small Marvel collection I gotta say, I'm super-impressed by it. Well worth the $25, especially since a 3 3/4-inch Marvel Universe figure is about $10 these days.Good hunting!

...for those keeping track, the only other Masterworks figures are Galactus (which has long since departed this plastic mortal coil) and also the unreleased-so-far orange Fin Fang Foom. (I'd rather they just put out the green one again.)

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Bring Out the Big Guns
October 24, 2012
16bit.com Figure of the Day

Figure of the DayPlaymates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Bride of Frankenstein AprilSomething 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!

Universal Monster TMNT Week Continues! The Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Bride of Frankenstein April is the only April figure in that sub-line, and it's a good thing that Playmates made it count! 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 NewsClone TrooperFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Clone Trooper from the 2003-era animated Clone Wars cartoon, which is pretty fantastic. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

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Video: Mass Effect 3 M3 Predator Full Scale Replica from TriForce

Video GamesWe got a look at something really cool... and really heavy! The Mass Effect 3 M3 Predator Full Scale Replica from TriForce is an impressive beastly weapon replica cast in resin, so it has a cool feel while retaining a lot of detail like faux rivets and graphics printed on the gun from the game.


Click Here to Order Yours from Entertainment Earth!

It's big and heavy, limited to 600 pieces. As such, it costs about $400, which makes sense considering it's heavy enough to really hurt someone if you hit them with it.

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Goboids Glyos-Compatible Spiderboids Drop Today

GlyosSpiderboidsNow at the Glyos News Dump: Goboids Glyos-Compatible Spiderboids Drop on Wednesday (hey, that's today!) Each orange, black, and glittery brain is big and priced at $20. If you need a big head for your Gobons or other creations, do be sure to check these out.

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Awesome Predator, Predator 2 Movie Figure 2-Pack Coming

PredatorAsh Par NallNew! NECA announced Soon: Toys R Us Exclusive Battle Damaged Predators Action Figure 2-Pack! on their own delightful news blog, showcasing figures from the first two films with unique trophy accessories.

As I'm going through the old ALIENS vs. Predator comics this week, I'm actually ridiculously excited to get some new Predator toys right about now. Looking at things, they could show up pretty much any time now!

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PS3: PSN Updates

PS3Killzone HDNew to download this week: Medal of Honor Warfighter, and The Darkness II. Each is $39.99-$59.99.

New PSN games include The Unfinished Swan, Killzone HD, and Starhawk. Each is $14.99-$19.99.

New PS2 classic games this week: Winback: Covert Operations for $9.99.

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PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPFinal Fantasy III New to the PSP Vita this week: Final Fantasy III, Frobisher Says!, Street Fighter X Tekken, Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz, and Orgarhythm. They're free and up, most are about $30.

New PSP Vita ports of PSOne games include: Pong, Centipede, Virtual Pool, and Missile Command.

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I Surround Myself with Noting but Robots
October 25, 2012
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsLuke 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 a Luke Skywalker which just came out a few months ago, and probably isn't in a store near you. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

If you haven't already, also check out another installment Galactic Hunter Video Theater in which we look at whatever the last thing I posted about was!

--AP

16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayPlaymates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raph as the MummySomething 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!

Lots of glowing! The Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raph as the Mummy figure is fantastic, and covered in bright glow-in-the-dark paint. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Goboids Glyos-Compatible Spiderboids Drop Today

GlyosMicronauts GlyanNow at the Glyos News Dump: I like this Micronaut-Themed Glyan Custom from Nanite. The red figure looks really cool, and begs the question "Why can't we all have one of these?" It's part of a new small run of customs, so do go check those out.

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New Game for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeGUILTY GEAR XX /\CORE PLUSXbox fans, it's time to download GUILTY GEAR XX /\CORE PLUS, a $15/1,200-point arcade fighter. It's 2D, what more could you want? Microsoft says:

"Network Battle Mode is now available on Xbox LIVE Arcade for the all new "GUILTY GEAR XX /\CORE PLUS" from the best-selling 2D fighting game series. It all started from Story Mode, and now there's a wide variety of Modes to play! Choose from among 25 fighters and engage in high-speed combat!"

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Solar Panels
October 26, 2012
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsSebulbaFigure 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 2695 to the latest of The Vintage Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at a Sebulba from earlier in the year. It's the only Sebulba this year, and he can't fit in the Pod Racer from this year particularly well. 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 DayPlaymates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Don as DraculaSomething 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!

A classic! The Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Don as Dracula ends our first part of Universal Monsters TMNT week, which will conclude with 3 more figures next week! So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Ad: Star Wars Vintage Wave 7 Action Figures In Stock at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: They're finally here!  The final vintage wave for 2012 and the known future has arrived at our sponsor Entertainment Earth with  Star Wars Action Figures 2012 Vintage Wave 7.  Preorders are processing and new orders are welcome, while supplies last.  Click here for pricing and availability.  This wave includes Lumat, Nien Nunb, and realistic versions of Clone Wars characters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka.  What's more, three special sales are running right now, including LEGO, Twilight Zone, and Venture Bros.!

Click here to see all sale offers.

Twilight Zone: All items are buy 1, get a 2nd for 30% off!

Venture Bros. Get free shipping when you order $60 worth of in-stock action figures, bobble heads, and collectibles!

LEGO: Buy 1, get a 2nd 25% off!

Order yours today!

 

Star Wars Action Figures 2012 Vintage Wave 7 Star Wars Angry Birds AT-AT Attack Star Wars Chewbacca I Am Chewie Zip-Up Hoodie EE Exclusive Star Wars Scout Trooper Ewok Attack Maquette
LEGO Star Wars 9515 Malevolence Separatist Battle Cruiser LEGO Star Wars 9674 Naboo Starfighter & Naboo Star Wars Darth Maul Candy Bowl Holder Star Wars Clone Wars Clone Trooper Light Set

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Custom Battle Beasts Figure Resembles Battle Beasts Figure

Battle BeastsBighorn Sheep VorinNow at the Battle Beasts News blog: Custom Battle Beasts Minimates: Vorin as Bighorn Sheep! It's the custom you've been dying to see happen, and now there's one to look at on eBay. It looks really cool!

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Beta Outer Space Men Arriving

Outer Space MenBetasNow at the Outer Space Men News blog: Beta Wave Outer Space Men Arriving Now! If you ordered from Action Figure Xpress, anyway. There's a significant mark-up for the Betas for some reason, but they're here, so we'll be writing about them soon.

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Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiShock TroopersThis week's WiiWare offering: The Virtual Console has Shock Troopers , a $9 Neo Geo port.

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Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSCastlevania: The AdventureThis week's batch on the DSi Ware Shop: 18th Gate for 500 points/$5.

New 3DS games include Liberation Maiden, NightSky, and Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask for $7.99 and up.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console: Ghosts 'n Goblins for $4.99, and it's a port of the NES classic. It is awesome. The GameBoy... "classic" Castlevania: The Adventure is also available for $3.99.

--AP

Coffee Song
October 29, 2012
Star Wars Q&A Hiatus, Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

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

Be sure to send in your questions for the next thrilling update!

Republic Commando BossFigure 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 Republic Commando Boss, a 2012 release which, surprisingly, is now starting to show up on retail shelves. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

We also added this video. It's the new, just-released Ahsoka!

And there's another Galactic Hunter Video Theater for your perusal.

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16bit.com Figure of the Day

Figure of the DayPlaymates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leo as the WolfmanSomething 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 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 8-day series continues! This Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leo as the Wolfman has lots of glowing parts, plus some above-average sculpting for the early 1990s. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Matty November Sale Announced

Matty CollectorCastle GrayskullmanSo here's what you're buying next month. 11/15 Sale: Castle Grayskullman, Uncle Sam, Ghostbusters & More kinda tells you exactly that, pretty much.

The Filmation King Randor is also on deck, as is Dekker. Next month? Granamyr!

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New Beasts Arriving Now
October 30, 2012
16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayPlaymates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Invisible Man Michaelangelo 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!

Universal Monsters TMNT Week continues! Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Invisible Man Michaelangelo has clear bits... unless it discolored a bit! It's still a great figure. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsRed R2-Series Astromech 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 Red R2-Series Astromech Droid, a Droid Factory Orlando exclusive. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

We also added this video. It's the new, just-released Vintage Obi-Wan Kenobi!

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"Strawgrim" Smells Up Uour Glyos Shelf Friday

GlyosStrawgrimIt's been a while, but with good cause. Something smells awesome!  A new Callgrim figure (we don't know the name, so let's go with Strawgrim) is coming Friday, November 2, at 9 PM Eastern. This reportedly scented action figure is the first-ever Glyos release to include, according to our source, (thank you Jesse!) vintage Kenner Strawberry Shortcake odors. That's pretty amazing and arguably one of the only ways to make this line even more awesome. What's next, ooze? Nicely done, Jesse!

Read all about it on the Glyos News Dump.

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George Lucas Sold Star Wars!
October 31, 2012
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsNom AnorFigure 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 Nom Anor which just came out a few months ago, and probably isn't in a store near you. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

If you haven't already, also check out another installment Galactic Hunter Video Theater in which we look at whatever the last thing I posted about was!

--AP

16bit.com Figure of the Day Updated

Figure of the DayPlaymates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raph as the MummySomething 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 series concludes! The Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raph as the Mummy figure is a favorite, and the reason I actually went and got the entire line back when they came out nearly... ugh... 19 years ago. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates

PS3Nobunaga's Ambition: Rise to PowerNew to download this week: Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Sports Champions 2, Twisted Metal, and Toy Story Mania. Each is $39.99-$59.99.

New PSN games include Okami HD. It is $19.99.

New PS2 classic games this week: Nobunaga's Ambition: Rise to Power for $9.99.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPLEGO Lord of the Rings New to the PSP Vita this week: Assassin's Creed III Liberation, Ragnarok Odyssey, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, LEGO Lord of the Rings, and Smart As.... They're $29.99 and up.

New PSP games include: NBA 2K13, and I Am An Air Traffic Controller Airport Hero Haneda. Each is $19.99.

--AP

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