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FOTD Blitzwing Next Week
May 1, 2013
Review: Onell Design Glyos Red Swing Joint Set

Figure of the DayOnell Design Glyos Red Swing Joint SetSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

New arms! The Onell Design Glyos Red Swing Joint Set a really neat upgrade, but it'll take two sets and $8 to upgrade an $8 Glyan. Glyos fans will love it, and it makes a fun, durable and nicely jointed figure. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

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OMFG 4 Voting = Now

OMFGOMFG 4It's time to vote! OMFG Series 4 Voting Is Happening Now at the October Toys Forums with 147 awesome choices. I just voted for my top 5 and it's killing me I couldn't vote for 10! There are an abundance of fantastic designs, so go register and vote because unlike other elections, gerrymandering can't change the outcome of this polling.

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New Metroplex: Bigger than Old Transformers Metroplex

TransformersPlex on PlexThe Twitter Feed for TFYuki posted the old G1 Metroplex on top of the new one with some Legends/Cyberverse figures for scale. It's pretty amazing to see just how puny the old Metroplex is by comparison. The new one is pretty remarkable stuff.

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Ad: New Mass Effect, Anime, Godzilla, and Venture Bros. at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: New toys are coming! Venture Bros. Pete White and Jefferson Twilight are due later this year, with new Godzilla, Mass Effect, and Please Teacher items coming much sooner. Click through for pricing and availability.

Please Teacher Hatsuho Kazami Suntan Version Statue Mass Effect 3 Geth Pulse Rifle Full Scale Prop Replica Godzilla Chibi Super Deformed Mini-Figure 6-Pack The Venture Bros. Pete White and Jefferson Twilight Figures

Also new: Star Trek Kre-O USS Enterprise Vehicle Construction Set! It's in stock now, so go get one! It'll be fun.

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Takara-Tomy Doing New Animal Crossing Toys in Japan

NintendoAnimal CrossingComing from Japan, NCS has imports of Tobidasu Animal Crossing Character Collection Sets for $11ish each, with bigger sets at higher prices. Numerous pieces of furniture and housewares join these figures which, obviously, have no US plans for release just yet. It's possible Jakks Pacific might release them next year under their new licensing agreement, but this is unlikely and also rampant unsourced speculation. I suggest importing 'em if you want 'em, and be sure to check it out.

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PS3: PSN Updates

PS3Katamari DamacyNew to download this week: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 and Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut.

New PS2 classic games this week: Katamari Damacy for $9.99. Totes worth it.

New PSN games include Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov's Revenge, Poker Night 2, and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.

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PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPSoul Sacrifice New to the PSP Vita this week: Soul Sacrifice and Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov's Revenge.

New PSP games include: T.A.C. Heroes. This is $19.99.

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Dean Incoming
May 2, 2013
Review: Hasbro Jurassic Park Allosaurus Assault Action Figure Set

Figure of the DayHasbro Jurassic Park Allosaurus Assault Action Figure SetSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Green with envy! Or vegetables. The Hasbro Jurassic Park Allosaurus Assault Action Figure Set combines modern Hasbro beast-making with G.I. Joe action figure parts, giving you a must-buy gift set. Go on, buy it. You must. So read on and come back tomorrow for more!

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Banimon Drop May 17

GlyosComing SOonThis isn't the figure. Banimon - Next Figures 5/17 is up at the Glyos News Dump, but that pretty much tells you what you need to know.

Blue is expected but the other one is unknown. Here's hoping it's glow-in-the-dark.

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New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeFar Cry 3 Blood DragonXbox fans, it's time to download Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, a $15/1,200-point shooter filled with, uh, Michael Biehn. Microsoft says:

"Playing Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon doesn't require a copy of Far Cry 3. Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is THE Kick-Ass Cyber Shooter taking place on a bizarre open-world island crawling with evil. Welcome to an 80's VHS vision of the future. The year is 2007 and you are Sargent Rex Colt, a Mark IV Cyber Commando who's fighting against a cyborg army gone rogue. Your mission: get the girl, kill the baddies, and save the world. Experience every cliché of a VHS era vision of a nuclear future, where cyborgs, blood dragons, mutants, and Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens, Navy Seals) collide."

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I Don't Know
May 3, 2013
Review: Hasbro Iron Man 3 Assemblers Iron Patriot

Figure of the DayHasbro Iron Man 3 Assemblers Iron PatriotSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Swappable limbs! The Hasbro Iron Man 3 Assemblers Iron Patriot ain't bad and comes to you dismembered in a box package for some reason. So read on and come back tomorrow for more!

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SDCC: Mattel Reveals More, Asteroids Arcade Box Car

Matty CollectorAsteroidsAwesome! Mattel Confirms Hot Wheels Atari Beach Bomb Pickup this week, putting a die-cast car in cardboard packaging based on an arcade machine. Awesome!

Joining them will be a Hot Wheels A-Team Custom GMC Panel Van and other yet-to-be-revealed items. Presumably Monster High.

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New Famicom Nintendo Gashapon from Takara-Tomy

NintendoFamiconNCS posted SR Nintendo History Collection Family Computer for pre-order, which includes numerous Famicom gizmos in 1:6 scale. Consoles, controllers, even the Japanese equivalent of the Zapper are present. It's due in July and will be about $27.

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Glow-in-the-Dark Banimon Figures Confirmed

GlyosGhost TroopersVia the Glyos News Dump: Banimon Glow in the Dark Ghost Troopers Reveal! It's like the figures you should have bought by now, but it glows in the dark. Can you ask for more? I sure can't. I'm delighted.

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Nintendo Wii and Wii U Downloads This Week

WiiMega Man This week's Wii U offerings: Tank! Tank! Tank!, Gummy Bears: Magical Medallion, and Kung Fu Rabbit. This a free download.

The Wii U Virtual Console has launched with Mega Man and Pac-Man, each a $5 retro NES download.

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Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSBalloon FightThis week's batch on the DSiWare Shop: 3DS eShop games include BearShark and My Riding Stables 3D - Jumping for the Team.

Other DSiWare eShop games include Armageddon Operation Dragon.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS: Balloon Fight, a port of an NES classic.

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Recovery Mode
May 6, 2013
New Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

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

Be sure to send in your questions for the next thrilling update! Or don't.

Also, check out Black Series Boba Fett with Han Solo in Carbonite, a new 6-inch scale boxed set which will cost a whopping $44.99 at San Diego Comic-Con this year.

--AP

Review: Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics King He-Man

Figure of the DayMattel Masters of the Universe Classics King He-ManSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our 16bit.com Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

He's the Old Man! The Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics King He-Man is the He-Man of the future, complete with rusty, taped-together sword, a scar, and a scruffy beard. It's awesome. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Man of Steel Movie Masters, Walmart Exclusive Light-Ups Hitting

DC ComicsPunchIn stores now! Walmart Exclusive Man of Steel Light-Up Action Figures are on eBay, as I can't seem to find an official story about them. Each 3 3/4-inch boxed figure is about $9.96 and has clear parts that light up, like a hand or a chest. It's pretty striking in person, and the packaging is inviting.

Also appearing were the first Man of Steel Movie Masters action figures, of which I saw Superman and Zod at a Walmart. Jor-El is available as well.

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Hank Ben Kingsley Coming to Iron Man Legends

MarvelMandarinComing soon, i09 revealed the Iron Man 3 Movie Marvel Legends Mandarin Action Figure. Exciting! The likeness looks quite good and the figure, according to the article, will be in the retail legends assortment (of which wave 2 is now shipping).

Some of the 16bit.com team saw the film over the weekend, and we quite enjoyed it. Kingsley's take on the character was really fantastic, and the flick was quite entertaining for a #3 (or a #1, really.)

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Mini Masters Finally Coming to SDCC

Masters of the UniverseYou Missed ItFrom San Diego! Masters of the Universe® Classics Mini He-Man & Skeletor Figures are really, finally coming. Several sculpted figures were shown a few years go but had no plans for release, and the line kicks off with this pair this year.

Orders for at-show pick-up start June 4. Whatever's left will be sold online August 5.

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Question of Temperature
May 7, 2013
Review: Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Infinity Edition Gemini Action Figure

Figure of the DayFour Horsemen Outer Space Men Infinity Edition Gemini Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

A painted edition! The Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Infinity Edition Gemini Action Figure is the first-ever "mass" release of this character fully-painted, and it's obviously worth a look. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

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New Shellac LP Incoming?

MusicUmreuysThe AV Club posted: Steve Albini says a new Shellac LP is done yesterday, although how long it takes to make it out remains to be seen.

The last new release was several years ago and since then, the title "Dude, Incredible" has been floated around more than a few times. No release date is as of yet available.

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New Transformers Generations Starscream, Waspinator, New Kre-O Sets

TransformersOn Facebook, check out Transformers Previews of Cyberverse Starscream with Waspinator and Megatron with Chopsaw, a recursive opportunity the likes of which we always assume were limited to third-party products or Takara-Tomy imports.

These will appear in the Generations assortments which currently feature the "discs" for Soundwave and Blaster, following-up the supposedly released (or upcoming) Bumblebee and Optimus Prime toys. Seeing the bugs as "targetmaster"-type toys is brilliant, and it seems they may be 5-mm instead of 3-mm pegs. Which would be doubly awesome. Speaking of which, those two new guys are in-stock at Amazon right now along with Kreon gift packs and a new-to-me Transformers Kre-O Bucket with some figures.


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Long Week
May 8, 2013
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Blitzwing

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary BlitzwingSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

3 modes, 3 faces! The Hasbro Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Blitzwing a hot new release that looks better than it is. The hips on mine were super loose, plus fitting it together isn't as easy or satisfying as other recent toys. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

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New DST Star Trek Select, Customized Figures of You

Star TrekCubifyCustom figures! StarTrek.com says Cubify Lets You Create A Personalized 3D Figurine... Of YOURSELF as a human or a Vulcan.

$69.99, 5 1/2-inches high, male, female, and unique bases. Truly, the future is here. Sort of. They did this with Star Wars via Disney but this lets you just use an app and do it by mail, which is a heck of a lot less work and less expensive than a theme park visit.

The new Star Trek Select Figures from Diamond are also on the way, and Diamond sent us shots of Kirk and Spock both in and out of the packaging.

These are really fancy, and you may have seen early shots in our Toy Fair and C2E2 coverage. Check out the new pictures!

Diamond Star Trek Select Action Figure Packaging 2013 Gallery Diamond Star Trek Select Action Figure Packaging 2013 Gallery

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Ad: New Nintendo Zelda, Metroid Pre-Orders Open at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: They're really coming! Figma Metroid Other M Samus Aran has been resolicited along with Skyward Sword Link, and they'll be joined by Zero Suit Samus all later this year. New orders and reorders are welcome, and suggested given given how expensive these Japanese imports got on eBay late last year. Click through for pricing and availability.

Metroid Other M Samus Aran Figma Action Figure Metroid Other M Samus Aran Zero Suit Action Figure Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Link Figma Action Figure

Also new: Nightmare on Elm Street Powerglove Freddy Action Figure! Sounds retro.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates

PS3Zero Kara No Shogi Shogi Youchien Ayumi-Gumi!New to download on the Playstation 3 this week: New PSOne import games this week: Motto Trump Shiyouyo!, Zero Kara No Shogi Shogi Youchien Ayumi-Gumi!, and Zero Kara No Mahjong Mahjong Tamago-Gumi 2 -Taikai E Ikou! for $5.99 each.

New PS2 classic games this week: Fatal Frame II Crimson Butterfly for $9.99.

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Biggest Vader Action Figure Ever
May 9, 2013
Review: Onell Design Glyos Armorvor Infection Action Figure

Figure of the DayOnell Design Glyos Armorvor Infection Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Better red than not! The Onell Design Glyos Armorvor Infection Action Figure was sold at C2E2, meaning your friends have to really like you to go to the show to get one for you. (Thank you Shaun.) So read on and come back tomorrow for more!

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Transformers Napkin of Revelation Revealed

TransformersFamousThe Great Monzo posted the famous Napkins of Revelation, a document which was the original document that provided the germ for the line which would go on to become 2005's Transformers Cybertron toy line. While fans have seen one side, this may be the first time both sides were ever seen. Fancy!

It was drawn by Aaron Archer, a Transformers designer (and later executive) at Hasbro who has just recently left the company. Not only did he give us Hot Shot, but he's been a generally awesome presence in the fandom and in Shortpacked! comics lore over the years.

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Dumbing of Age Volume 2 on Kickstarter

TransformersBook ItKnown to many as the guy behind It's Walky!, Roomies, Joyce & Walky, and Shortpacked, the also-hugely-popular Dumbing of Age has a book up on Kickstarter. Dumbing of Age: The Second Book Collection is up now and fast approaching its $15,000 goal - it already passed $8,000 at press time and could reach it in a few days!

It is called I Beg You, Don't Cast Your Body Into the Cragged Shame Puts of the Lust Wolves and the lowest pledge to get a hardcopy of the book is $26. (PDFs are much cheaper pledge levels, but you can also read the comic on his web site for free. So buy a book.)The bonus is if he hits $20,000, he does Saturday comics increasing his workload by about 20%. So I guess if you want to see him dance, kick in some money.

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Ad: Many New Hasbro Pre-Orders Open at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: New stuff! Transformers Generations and New Marvel Legends and Marvel Universe Action Figures are up, but without pictures. Release dates, breakdowns, and other info are up though. Trailcutter, Orion Pax, and Waspinator are all in here, so click through for pricing and availability.

Transformers Generations Legends Wave 4 Set
Transformers Generations Deluxe Figures Wave 5 Set
Transformers Beast Hunters Supreme Optimus Prime
Transformers Prime Beast Hunter Cyberverse Legion Wave 4 Set
Marvel Legends Action Figures Wave 5
Marvel Universe 2013 Action Figures Wave 2
Ultimate Spider-Man All-Stars Action Figures Wave 2 Case
Avengers Assemble All-Star Action Figures Wave 1

Also, check out the 31-inch tall figures from Jakks Pacific. Darth Vader is huge and listed at a mere $44.99. What a deal!

Star Wars Darth Vader 31-Inch Action Figure Power Rangers Megaforce 31-Inch Red Ranger Action Figure Man of Steel Superman 31-Inch Action Figure Batman Dark Knight Rises 31-Inch Batman Action Figure

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New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeCrash Course 2Xbox fans, it's time to download Crash Course 2, a free game in which Doritos products are placed. Microsoft says:

"Doritos Crash Course 2 is the sequel to the XBLA smash hit Doritos Crash Course. Run, jump, slide and wall jump your Avatar through 4 new worlds of irreverent obstacles, traps and pitfalls. In this 2.5 platformer, compete for medals and find stars to progress. Use your stars to unlock new courses, power-ups and vanity items. Compare your best time against up to 3 asynchronous game clips of your friends."

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I Don't Know
May 10, 2013
Review: The GodBeast Customs Glyos Grey CyberRhino Head Glyos Accessory

Figure of the DayThe GodBeast Customs Glyos Grey CyberRhino Head Glyos AccessorySomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Get a head! The The GodBeast Customs Glyos Grey CyberRhino Head Glyos Accessory is pretty slick. It's a low-run accessory with fantastic detail. So read on and come back tomorrow for more!

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Mattel Reinvents the Chase Figure with Spirit of Hordak

Matty CollectorAsteroidsNow this is annoying. A new non-subscription, unannounced, randomly-appearing figure called the Spirit of Hordak will be up randomly on Mattycollector.com.

While down at press time, this is what Matty says: "This all-clear figure features painted red eyes, chest emblem and removable armband, and comes with a fan-demanded Hordak cross bow in vintage white. Trust us, this visitor from the dark dimension is up to no goodŠ but you'll have to get the figure to see his complete bio. Straight from the 2013 mini-comic, "The Secret Origin of Skeletor," this highly collectable figure is not available with Club Eternia subscriptions or even during regular monthly sales, so make sure you check back often to try to catch him the next time he decides to project onto this page!"

ŠI've preemptively given up on getting one of these. (And I thought Treasure Hunts were a pain.)

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Nintendo Wii and Wii U Downloads This Week

WiiXevious This week's Wii U offerings: The Wii U Virtual Console has launched with Solomon's Key and Xevious, each a $5 retro NES download.

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Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSMario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the MoveThis week's batch on the DSiWare Shop: 3DS eShop games include Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move and SpeedX 3D Hyper Edition.

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Too Much Information
May 13, 2013
New Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

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

Be sure to send in your questions for the next thrilling update! Or don't.

Also, check out Black Series Boba Fett with Han Solo in Carbonite, a new 6-inch scale boxed set which will cost a whopping $44.99 at San Diego Comic-Con this year.

--AP

Review: Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Jitsu

Figure of the DayMattel Masters of the Universe Classics JitsuSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our 16bit.com Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Behold, the other giant-fisted warrior! The Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Jitsu figure is a throwback to the 1980s where characters could be whittled down to a unique trait, like having a skull for a face, earning a nickname based on a deformity or prosthesis, or being Asian. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Star Trek Fighter Pods Enterprise Hitting

Star TrekEnterpriseIn stores now! With precious few items on deck, the Star Trek Fighter Pods Enterprise may be one of the last new movie toys we see for a while unless Hasbro has a surprise 3 3/4-inch action figure line up its sleeve. This vehicle has an opening Bridge so there's a playset element, plus storage in each nacelle and a launching "attack pod" feature/ In many respects, the Star Trek line seems to be a much more evolved version of what we saw starting on Star Wars. There's still no "game" to it but the new Trek toys seem engineered to do more other than just knock down other figures.

Also, it appears that this item might be part of a line with no "mystery" toys, which is actually quite exciting as it means a normal human can collect them without wasting a ton of money on blind bags. (Correct me if I'm wrong here.)

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New Transformers Generations Bumblebee, Optimus Prime Found

TransformersThey're out! Target stores are getting Optimus Prime and Bumblebee from the 30th Anniversary line, which it turns out is just the previous "Generations" line with new branding on the box. Same assortment, new toys. Optimus will be in FOTD later this week.

Other notes: Hasbro showed Sandstorm on Facebook and it looks like it'll be a fairly extensive remold of Springer. Super-extensive. Also, I saw Walmarts putting out Springer and Blitzwing, so good hunting.

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Univision: Spanish Language Breaking Bad
May 14, 2013
Review: Onell Design Glyos Gendrone Legion Gobon Action Figure

Figure of the DayOnell Design Glyos Gendrone Legion Gobon Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Blue! The Onell Design Glyos Gendrone Legion Gobon Action Figure is a gorgeous figure that for some reason took a while to sell through. I hope you got one. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

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Galactic Hunter Video: Star Wars Fighter Pods Republic Gunship Launcher

Galactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Video Review! It's new! Be sure to check out Video Review: Star Wars Fighter Pods Republic Gunship Launcher! Because why not.

The Hailfire Droid review is almost done. It's more or less the same thing, but hey, let's do it anyway.

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New Outer Space Men Cosmic Creators Incoming

MusicUmreuysThe Outer Space Men News posted: Outer Space Men Cosmic Creators In Stock Now yesterday, with the word on the street being 39 sets remain up for grabs.

They are packaged, but from the images they do not appear to be signed like previous releases.

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New Transformers Generations Thundercracker, Hoist Images

TransformersOn Facebook, check out Transformers Previews of Generations Deluxe Thundercracker and Hoist, which is not Skywarp, which is coming to Japan soon.

It's also worth noting that this Facebook gallery shows a Generations G2 Dreadwing test shot you should totally check out.

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Many Hours Airborne
May 15, 2013
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Springer

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary SpringerSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

3 modes, and a lot of green! The Hasbro Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Springer exists primarily to make you mad about other, more expensive toys named "Springer" you've bought over the last few years. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

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Ad: Amazon has RSD Devo Live in Seattle, but On CD, Cheaper

AmazonAd: Now on CD! Devo Live in Seattle 1981 has been released on CD, after appearing on vinyl last year as a low-run hard-to-buy Record Store Day exclusive. It ain't bad, and it's pretty cheap.

Order yours from that link, and this site gets a small cut of it (or any other Amazon purchase you may make). Thank you for your support!

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Now Animal Crossing Nendoroid in Japan

NintendoAnimal CrossingComing from Japan, NCS has pre-orders for Nendoroid Animal Crossing Isabelle up at $36.90 per. These figures are generally pretty nice, with swappable faces and a lot of accessories. This particular releases is based on Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

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PS3: PSN Updates

PS3Star Wars PinballNew to download on the Playstation 3 this week: Metro: Last Ligh and Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny.

New PSN games include Star Wars Pinball, Tiny Token Empires, and DUST 514.

New PS2 classic games this week: Manhunt for $9.99.

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PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPSoul Sacrifice New to the PSP Vita this week: Manhunt and Star Wars Pinball.

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On the Road
May 16, 2013
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Kickback

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron KickbackSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Am I buggin' ya? The Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Kickback is one of astonishingly few all-new transforming toys to reference the original Insecticons. So read on and come back tomorrow for more!

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2 More Baby Deadbeets

OMFGBaby DeadbeetWhile technically not OMFGs, the OTMF Lemon and Lime Baby Deedbeat Mini-Figures are basically cut from the same cloth.

Lemon and Lime flavors are now available at October Toys for a mere $2 each. Also, dig this quote regarding upcoming releases:

"Side Note - We aim to make new OTMF available around the 15th of every month. This date may alter slightly if the 15th lands on a weekend or coincides with a convention, so please watch this page for release info!"

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New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeSanctum 2Xbox fans, it's time to download Sanctum 2, a $15/1,200 point game in which you shoot things. Microsoft says:

"Sanctum 2 is the sequel to the tower defense/first-person shooter hybrid Sanctum. Players take the role of an elite soldier whose mission is to protect the Cores from hordes of mysterious alien creatures while playing as one of four distinct classes, all with their own unique abilities."

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In a Tough Shed Out Back
May 17, 2013
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Optimus Prime with Autobot Roller

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Optimus Prime with Autobot RollerSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Totally worth it! The Hasbro Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Optimus Prime with Autobot Roller is $10 well spent. So read on and come back tomorrow for more!

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Nintendo Wii and Wii U Downloads This Week

WiiSuper Metroid This week's Wii U offerings: The Wii U Virtual Console has launched with Super Metroid, 30 cents. This is a spectacular value for the Super NES classic.

The regular Wii has King of Fighters '99, a Neo-Geo fighter classic for $9.

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Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSMega Man 5This week's batch on the DSiWare Shop: 3DS eShop games include Swords & Soldiers 3D, The Starship Damrey, Bowling Bonanza 3D, to Play: Magic Bubbles, and Harvest Moon.

Other DSiWare eShop games include California Super Sports.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS: Mega Man 5, a port of an NES classic.

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Star Trek Was Good
May 20, 2013
New Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

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

Be sure to send in your questions for the next thrilling update! Or don't.

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Review: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Janjan Action Figure

Figure of the DayTakara-Tomy Beast Saga Janjan Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our 16bit.com Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Panda-monium? No, that's too easy. The Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Janjan Action Figure came as part of a capsule figure line, which had 3 other figures and 2 packs of dice which are exactly as exciting as they sound, which is to say, not at all. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

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Banimon Ghost Troopers Sell Out

GlyosGlow in the DarkYou missed them! Well, one of them. Banimon - New Figures Figure Available Now as in last week, with the blue figures being available in limited numbers.

The glow-in-the-dark Ghost Troopers sold out quickly, taking much of the remaining white and red figures with it. The blue Revolutionary Guard is still available.

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Ad: Transformers Generations Bumblebee, Optimus Prime at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: They're here! The magnificent new 5mm-compatible Optimus Prime and Bumblebee toys are available, for you, right now, at Entertainment Earth.

Transformers Generations Legends Wave 3 Set Transformers Beast Hunters Supreme Optimus Prime Transformers Optimus Prime Skateboard Deck Transformers Rescue Bots Flip Changers Wave 1

Check out more exciting items today!

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Redundant Cycle of What I Do
May 21, 2013
Review: Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Fang Man

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

Lizard! The Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Fang Man is a Filmation figure, of which there are few right now. By the end of the year, many more will be out there. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Galactic Hunter Video: Star Wars Fighter Pods Hailfire Droid Launcher

Galactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Video Review! It's new! Be sure to check out Video Review: Star Wars Fighter Pods Hailfire Droid Launcher! Because why not.

Fire away.

It's also worth noting that a new Star Wars TV show is comming. showsNew Star Wars TV Show: Star Wars Rebels Starts Fall 2014 has a preview video and confirmation of heavy use of McQuarrie concept designs.

--AP

OMFG 3 Test Shots: For Backers

OMFGDoctor DecayOn Kickstarter if you were a backer: OMFG 3 Production Update: First/Test Shots. It's similar to what you've seen before, but in a different shade of blue. Progress!

These nifty little guys are expected around October of this year.

--AP

Demolition Ripsaw
May 22, 2013
Review: Onell Design Glyos Sonesidar Mimic Armorvor Action Figure

Figure of the DayOnell Design Glyos Sonesidar Mimic Armorvor Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

So orange! The Onell Design Glyos Sonesidar Mimic Armorvor Action Figure looks great and you can't get it for $8 anymore. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Ad: Amazon Wastes No Time on Pre-Orders

AmazonAd: Coming soon! (But no date is given.) 3 flavors of Star Trek Into Darknesss are coming to Blu-Ray with one version on DVD. The bonus Phaser replica does look pretty slick, but it seems the Blu-Ray may be the same as the standard 3-D release.

Special features are not yet listed. Order yours from that link, and this site gets a small cut of it (or any other Amazon purchase you may make). Thank you for your support!

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates

PS3Fast & Furious: ShowdownNew to download on the Playstation 3 this week: Fast & Furious: Showdown, Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce, Mugen Souls, and Resident Evil Revelations.

New PSN games include Ratchet: Deadlocked and Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.

New PS2 classic games this week: Manhunt for $9.99.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPMen's Room Mayhem New to the PSP Vita this week: Men's Room Mayhem and Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault.

--AP

Vote
May 23, 2013
Review: Bif Bang Pow! Venture Bros. Dean Venture Action Figure

Figure of the DayBif Bang Pow! Venture Bros. Dean Venture Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Go team Venture! The Bif Bang Pow! Venture Bros. Dean Venture Action Figure is half of the boy detective team, and comes complete with a rifle that actually did appear on the show once. So read on and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

OMFG 4 Voting Ends May 24

OMFGBaby DeadbeetIt's your last chance to vote! OMFG Series 4 Voting Ends Friday and voting is done on the October Toys forums.

There are 146 entries and most of them are really fantastic. As such, vote early and vote often.

--AP

New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeCall of Juarez GunslingerXbox fans, it's time to download Call of Juarez Gunslinger, a $15/1,200 point game in which you shoot things. Microsoft says:

"From the dust of a gold mine to the dirt of a saloon, Call of Juarez Gunslinger is a real homage to the Wild West tales. Live the epic journey of a ruthless bounty hunter onto the trail of the West¹s most notorious outlaws. Blurring the lines between man and myth, this adventure made of memorable encounters unveils the untold truth behind some of the greatest legends of the Old West."

--AP

Kmart's Future as a Data Center
May 24, 2013
Review: Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Ram Man

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

Grown so ugly! The Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Ram Man may be the most important figure of the year given his rich history and general beloved-by-fan-ness. He's also quite ugly, but perfectly so. It's worth tracking down and a crying shame Mattel couldn't make a bigger run, so says eBay to the tune of $60-$70. So read on and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Old Kmart, Sears to Become Data Centers

ToysKmart

While not explicitly Star Wars, I think some of you who do toy runs may find this of interest.   If you live in a medium or large town, you might have one or more empty shells which were formerly a Kmart or a Sears nearby.  According to DataCenterKnowledge.com, these buildings may be converted not to another big box store but to a data center.

From TFA:

"With the creation of Ubiquity Critical Environments, Sears hopes to convert the retail icons of the 20th century into the Internet infrastructure to power the 21st century digital economy. Sears Holdings has one of the largest real estate portfolios in the country, with 3,200 properties spanning 25 million square feet of space. That includes dozens of Sears and Kmart stores that have been closed over the years."

Who knew? What a clever idea.  Read more here.

--AP

New Pikmin Plushies from Sanei

NintendoPikminWhile we wait to see what Jakks Pacific brings to the USA, NCS posted Pikmin Ba Mascot Plushes for pre-order.

Each plush toy ranges from about $14 to 24.

--AP

Club Mordle Details Confirmed

GlyosClub MordleVia the Fans of Pheyden and Mordles blog: Where have I been? talks Club Mordle! Exciting.

"PURPOSE: Club Mordle guarantees you the chance to purchase ONE of each and every release-version MORDLES action figure, set, and accessory!"

It's $10 to join and includes a something. A non-toy something. It allows you to buy things early, sort of like pre-ordering, but slightly differently. It's an innovative business model for the DTC market, and worth reading because you know someone is going to steal it sooner or later. Check it out.

--AP

Nintendo Wii and Wii U Downloads This Week

WiiKirby's Dream Land 3 This week's Wii U offerings: The Wii U Virtual Console has launched with Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby Super Star, and Kirby's Dream Course for $7.99 per. Not bad for Super NES classics. I am also reading there's a sale on these: buy 2, get the 3rd free. That's not bad.

--AP

Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSDonkey Kong Country Returns 3DThis week's batch on the DSiWare Shop: 3DS eShop games include Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Naruto Powerful Shippuden, and Groove Heaven. No classic retro crazy downloadables this week, kids.

--AP

Rocks and Bugs and New Deco
May 27, 2013
New Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

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

Be sure to send in your questions for the next thrilling update! Or don't.

--AP

Review: Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Beta Phase Gemini Action Figure

Figure of the DayFour Horsemen Outer Space Men Beta Phase Gemini Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our 16bit.com Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Orange! The Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Beta Phase Gemini Action Figure was a piece of a fairly expensive NYCC set last year, and it's so orange you're going to need it anyway. So read on, read our Star Wars one too, and come back soon for more!

--AP

Mattel Has $1 Hot Wheels Starship Enterprise

Star TrekEnterpriseReleased a while ago (but under our radar) is the Mattel Hot Wheels HW Imagination U.S.S. Enterprise which we actually found over the weekend. (A full review is in the works, of course.) For the price, you won't find a cheaper non-clearance non-broken brand-new sci-fi toy this year.

It's #40 of 250 in this year's basic Hot Wheels assortments, and would still be a good deal at twice the price.

--AP

OMFG Series 4 Selections Announced

GlyosOMFGVoting ended last week, and early Saturday morning revealed the creation of OMFG S4 - Production Thread.

This series is pretty much 100% monsters, and I'm glad to see some awesome selections were included. This should be a really good one.

--AP

Doomkick.com Reveals Blue with Yellow Mordles

Rocks and Bugs and ThingsMordlesDoomkick.com revealed an Exclusive Colorway Reveal on Sunday, which had two big surprises: one, the blue figures have yellow eyes. Two, they also have yellow claws.

This looks a heck of a lot cooler than what I'd have been expecting, so be sure to check out the close-ups for the full picture.

--AP

Ad: Thunderbirds Are Go! at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: They're coming! Model kits based on Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds are on the way in a couple of months, and in multiple sizes. With a little skill, you can save the day from whatever is menacing you this week!

Thunderbirds Super Big Thunderbird 2 Vehicle Model Kit Thunderbirds The Mole Vehicle Model Kit Thunderbirds The Thunderbird 2 and 4 Vehicle Model Kits Thunderbirds The Thunderbird 1 Vehicle Model Kit Thunderbirds The Thunderbird 3 and 5 Vehicle 2-Pack Thunderbirds the Thunderbird 3 Vehicle Model Kit Thunderbirds The Thunderbird 1 Mini-Vehicle Model Kit Thunderbirds The Thunderbird 2 Mini-Vehicle Model Kit Thunderbirds The Thunderbird 3 and 5 Mini-Vehicle Model Kits Thunderbirds The Mole Mini-Vehicle Model Kit Thunderbirds The Thunderbird 4 Mini-Vehicle Model Kit Thunderbirds Penelope's FAB1 Mini-Vehicle Model Kit

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--AP

Slow News Day
May 28, 2013
Review: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Ogre Burst Action Figure

Figure of the DayTakara-Tomy Beast Saga Ogre Burst Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Clear! The Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Ogre Burst Action Figure is a pretty swell and firey figure. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Ad: Amazon Has Cheap Rocko DVDs

AmazonAd: Available now! The complete DVD for Rocko's Modern Life is $14.99. 52 episodes, or about 28 cents per installment.

In other words, it's cheap.

Comedy dorks take note (and you knew this): Carlos Alazraqui (Rocko) was on Reno 911!, and Tom Kenny (Heffer) is on everything worth seeing, pretty much.

--AP

Review: Chris Hardwick - Mandroid

ComedyCaligulaGiven the many levels of irony, comedy, and verbal sleight of hand, it's hard to tell exactly where Chris Hardwick stands on his love of, role in, and future with nerd culture. On his album Mandroid we get a brief resume of his career and, much like Paul F. Tompkins' Impersonal album, we also get a revue of the best of his material over the last decade or so. If you've followed Mr. Hardwick's stand-up act you'll recognize "Twilight the Vampire," "Old Sperm Babies," and other bits from his many appearances on stages across America. If not, you're in for a feast of comedy riches.
[ READ THE FULL REVIEW ]

--AP

Slow News Week?
May 29, 2013
Review: Mattel Hot Wheels Fig Rig

Figure of the DayMattel Hot Wheels Fig RigSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Hear me out - Mattel made a Hot Wheels car for your LEGO figures! The Mattel Hot Wheels Fig Rig is a fairly common 2013 model and costs $1, plus has seating for Fighter Pods and LEGO-compatible toys. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates

PS3WOLFENSTEIN 3DNew to download on the Playstation 3 this week: Fuse and GRID 2 for $59.99 each.

New PSN games include Mountain Crime: Requital and WOLFENSTEIN 3D.

New PS2 classic games this week: The Warriors for $9.99.

--AP

Dino Riders Name Used in 2013 Hot Wheels
May 30, 2013
Review: Galoob Z-Bots Bugeye Action Figure

Figure of the DayGaloob Z-Bots Bugeye Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Big bug eyes! The Galoob Z-Bots Bugeye Action Figure is another Burger King exclusive and we'll probably look at all 5 by the end of summer. So read on and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

1989 Batmobile Returns to Hot Wheels

BatmanBatmobileIt's another chance! 1989 Tim Burton Batmobile vehicles are coming back to Hot Wheels assortments right about nowish. It seems to be a new tool with slightly different deco, which I believe was sold last around 2004.

This is one of several possible Batmobile vehicles you'll find for about $1 today, including other versions in Hot Wheels packaging plus a swell silvery grey Matchbox one. Yes, Matchbox. The new 1989-ish Batmobile is showing up en masse on eBay right now, meaning mortals and those who don't wait outside stores to open will see it in a month or three.

--AP

New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeCastleStormXbox fans, it's time to download CastleStorm, a $10/800 point game in which you destroy stuff. Good times! Microsoft says:

"It¹s Knights vs. Vikings in CastleStorm, where medieval warfare meets 2D physics-based destruction! Controlling the battle in real time, players will harness the power of medieval artillery, manage a fearsome ground attack, and cast powerful spells! CastleStorm features a story-driven solo campaign, a custom castle editor, online multiplayer, co-op modes, and more. Building castles and knocking them down has never been so much fun!"

--AP

Black Series Pre-Orders Equals Yes
May 31, 2013
Review: Onell Design Glyos Syclodoc Syclowave Action Figure

Figure of the DayOnell Design Glyos Syclodoc Syclowave Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Purple! The Onell Design Glyos Syclodoc Syclowave Action Figure sold out in minutes so you can't get one, even though it is worth getting. Well, you can get one on eBay I suppose. So read on and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Ad: New Hasbro Star Wars, Joe, More at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: They're finally coming! New Star Wars Hasbro Black Series Action Figures are on the way with Free Shipping on cases and sets $99 or more. What's more, new Avengers Assemble, G.I. Joe Retaliation, and Transformers items are up too - click through for pricing and availability!

Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Action Figures Wave 1 Case Star Wars Black Series 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures Wave 1 Case Star Wars Mission Series Action Figures Wave 1 Case Avengers Titan Hero Captain America 12-Inch Action Figure Avengers Assemble Titan Hero Hulk 12-Inch Action Figure Star Wars Anakin Skywalker to Darth Vader Action Figure Avengers Assemble Action Figures Wave 1 Case Despicable Me 2 Minion Battle Pods Mini-Figure Blind Bags Despicable Me 2 Minion Battle Pods Mini-Figure 10-Pack Iron Man 3 Titan Heroes Iron Patriot 12-Inch Action Figure Star Wars Class II Attack Vehicles Wave 2

Star Wars 12-Inch Action Figures Wave 2 Set
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--AP

Nintendo Wii and Wii U Downloads This Week

WiiMega Man X This week's Wii U offerings: The Wii U Virtual Console has Super NES classic Mega Man X for $7.99. The NES game/torture simulator Ghosts 'N Goblins is $4.99.

--AP

Nintendo DSi & 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo DSThe Legend of Zelda: Oracle of AgesThis week's batch on the DSiWare Shop: 3DS eShop games include The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves and Gummy Bears Mini Golf.

Also up for the Nintendo 3DS: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, both $4.99 ports of GameBoy Color games that I actually missed out on the first time around.

--AP

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