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Ghostbusters Video Game Rerelease on PS4, RIP iTunes?
June 3, 2019
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Retro Tarkin Musing, Star Wars Casepacks, Exclusives, and Sizes! 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!

--AP

ICYMI: New C64 Game Coming to NES

Video GamesKnights of BytesVia Knights of Bytes: A new #NES game is in the making! Enjoy our teaser and watch Sam take his first steps on Nintendo's legendary #8bit machine! The game originated as a recent Commodore 64 game, and it looks like it's a lot of fun regardless of format.

This is a link to the NES preview video. If you want, you can see and buy the C64 original here.

--AP

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Shenmue III Delayed Until November 19
June 4, 2019
Review: Onell Design Glyos Searsden Action Figure

Figure of the DayOnell Design Glyos Searsden 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 tribute to a classic! The Onell Design Glyos Searsden Action Figure takes the old Sears Snaggletooth and makes it a unique new alien figure! So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

JCPenney Closing More Stores

ToysGlowVia Business Insider: JCPenney is closing 27 stores — see if your local store is on the list. These stores are expected to close by July 5, and for the curious none are around me.

A catalog juggernaut that had a lot of exclusive action figures in the 1990s, JCPenney got mostly out of toys until recently. Some stores have action figures, dolls, LEGO, Playmobil, and the whole bit - but not a ton of it. There are some markdowns, though, so maybe go take a look at your local store even if it isn't closing.

Depending on your area, this may mean your malls will have even fewer - or no - anchor stores, with other major chains evaporating. It was almost unthinkable that we'd lose Kmart, Sears, Montgomery Ward, Mervyn's, Shopko, and Toys R Us might ever be in trouble in our lifetimes, but here we are.

--AP

Punk'd, Singled Out, Punky Brewster Returning
June 5, 2019
Star Wars Review: Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper, The Black Series 6-Inch) . It's glossier plastic, some garbage, a new head, and a better overall paint job. Read the whole review.

--AP

More Sega Genesis Mini Games Disclosed, Including Rare & New Ones!

SegaMega awesome!Via Sega: More Sega Genesis Mini games. Not only are there a bunch of rare shooters and platformers including the unreleased-to-US-cartridge Mega Man game, it includes Tetris and Darius. This port of Darius is apparently a homebrew made recently in Japan. Nobody has this one. It also includes Tetris, legit cartridges of which are bafflingly rare.

At $80 this is arguably worth it just for a couple of the weird and rare games - so it goes without saying that short of it being declared functional trash, I'll be getting one. Strider is also included now.

--AP

Netflix: Jurassic World-Based Camp Cretaceous Coming in 2020

Jurassic ParkJurassicVia Variety: Netflix Orders ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous' Animated Series. Due in 2020, it features teenagers on an island and lots of dinosaurs which will presumably help continue to sell lots of dinosaur toys from Mattel.

From the article: "The series is set within the timeline of the 2015 film 'Jurassic World' and hails from DreamWorks Animation. It follows a group of six teenagers chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at a new adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar. But when dinosaurs wreak havoc across the island, the campers are stranded. Unable to reach the outside world, they'll need to go from strangers to friends to family if they're going to survive."

This continues the tradition of Star Wars cartoons with younger and inexperienced characters, and also an upcoming Star Trek series where teenagers steal a starship. There's a pattern emerging.

--AP

Micro Machines Returning in 2020

ToysStickersVia PR Newswire: Hasbro Teams Up With Wicked Cool Toys To Bring Iconic Micro Machines Back To Store Shelves In 2020 . Hasbro seems to be licensing it out, as the last time Americans got Micro Machines was for Star Wars in 2015-2016 and before that, the last time we got cars and vehicles and tanks was about 15 years ago.

While Hasbro frequently licenses out its game properties to other manufactures to reproduce - USAOpoly, Winning Solutions, and Winning Moves come to mind - Hasbro typically does its own main toy lines. We've seen G.I. Joe loaned out for Sgt. Rock, but this is certainly new. Could we see the same in the future for other Hasbro brands that don't get a lot of love, like M.A.S.K. or Xevoz or Micronauts.

--AP

Wonder Woman Does Posters Nicely
June 6, 2019
Review: Mattel Jurassic World Dino Rivals Destroy 'N Devour Indominus Rex Action Figure

Figure of the DayMattel Jurassic World Dino Rivals Destroy 'N Devour Indominus Rex 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!

New! The Mattel Jurassic World Dino Rivals Destroy 'N Devour Indominus Rex Action Figure is something you need to buy if you see it. It's great, and you can cram whole figures in the mouth. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

ICYMI: R-Type Final 2 Kickstarter Ends Next Week

KickstarterR-TypeVia Kickstarter: R-Type Final 2, Aiming for a Brand-New, the Best Shmup Ever. It has already been funded.

The download goal is around $30, and a PS4/Xbox One/Switch disc/cartridge is around $60. The release is currently scheduled for December 2020, but you know Kickstarter developments.

--AP

Tax Credits Kill Swamp Thing
June 7, 2019
Star Wars Review: Han Solo (Stormtrooper, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Han Solo (Stormtrooper, The Vintage Collection). New head! Read the whole review.

--AP

Playmobil: Scooby-Doo in 2020

PlaymobilScooby!Via Playmobil: Mystery Mobil: Warner Bros. Partners with Playmobil for Scooby-Doo Toys. It's one of a few new licenses you may be hearing about, thanks to this week's Licensing Show in Las Vegas. (I was there last year. It was fine.) Heidi was announced earlier in the year but... you know. No monsters.

The toys are set for 2020 and should coincide with a new movie. All we know of so far are the core cast of kids and the Mystery Machine, but monster packs and a haunted theme park seem like they would be a nice fit.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchGato Roboto This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives ALPINE SKI, and several dozen others.

At retail it's Battle Worlds: Kronos.

The classic NES game service added Double Dragon II: The Revenge, City Connection, and Volleyball.

--AP

RIP Dr. John
June 10, 2019
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Episode Non and Han Solo's New Old Clothes! 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!

--AP

New Drop - Spaced Out Design Geodraxus Figures

GlyosRockyVia the Glyos News Dump: Glyos Spaced Out Design Geodraxus - Purple, Granite, and Clear!

Clear purple sold out almost immediately. Check the site for more.

--AP

Ad: New Hasbro Marvel Legends and Star Wars for Christmas Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: New X-Men Retro Marvel Legends 6-Inch Action Figures at Entertainment Earth! It's new, and more items are being added every day including 2019 Comic-Con Exclusives - keep checking back for more new releases!

Star Wars Samurai Kylo Ren Meisho Movie Realization Figure X-Men Retro Marvel Legends 6-Inch Action Figures Wave 1 Case Battlestar Galactica Classic Cylon Raider with Magazine #9 Transformers Masterpiece Edition MP-47 Hound Star Wars Ewok 7 1/2-Inch Nutcracker X-Force Marvel Legends 6-Inch Nightcrawler Action Figure X-Force Marvel Legends 6-Inch Mister Sinister Action Figure Batman: The Animated Series Open Sequence Ver. ARTFX+ Statue Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise 1:35 Scale Model Kit Star Wars The Vintage Collection Action Figures Wave 6 Case

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--AP

ICYMI: New Battletoads Coming, E3 Tidbits

Xbox OneToadally RadVia Dlala Studios: New Battletoads from Dlala Studios! Hand-drawn 2D Xbone One exclusive to be released eventually.

This is a link to the E3 trailer video. It's three players. Will it be good? Well, who knows, it's not like anyone can get to level 4 in these games. Other news you probably heard by now include a new controller, specs for the next Xbox, Blair Witch, Fallen Order, Halo, Cyberpunk 2077 with Keanu Reeves, Gears (of War) 5, Microsoft Flight Simulator, a new LEGO Star Wars Game, Minecraft Dungeons, and a lot of other stuff.

Nintendo's show at E3 is Tuesday at 9 AM Pacific. Sony also announced Final Fantasy 7 Remake for March 3 2020.

--AP

Support 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter via Patreon

16bit.comWe're taking donations for server costs! Really. One of the rewards is Q&A a few days early - you can read next Monday's installment as soon as it's ready, which can be as early as 12:01 AM my time on Monday!


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RIP Xbox Compatibility Updates
June 11, 2019
Review: Fisher-Price Imaginext Series 12 Collectible Figures Clawtron

Figure of the DayFisher-Price Imaginext Series 12 Collectible Figures ClawtronSomething 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 tribute to a classic! The Fisher-Price Imaginext Series 12 Collectible Figures Clawtron mixes up elements from Clawtron and the Firestar I pilot to give you a $3 retro figure with bizarre clear green accessories! (What, no clear green alien?) So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

SDCC: Hasbro Reveals First Power Rangers Exclusive

ToysBoxed Power RangersVia Hasbro PR: POWER RANGERS LIGHTNING COLLECTION 6-INCH MIGHTY MORPHIN RED AND ZEO GOLD RANGER 2-Pack. This set will be sold at Comic-Con for about $50 - you get two figures with accessories like alternate heads.

Hasbro writes: Go Go POWER RANGERS! From the BEAST MORPHERS back to the original MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, the POWER RANGERS have brought teamwork, action and adventure to generations of fans. The legacy continues with figures, vehicles, collectibles, and roleplay toys from Hasbro, celebrating ranger teams from MIGHTY MORPHIN to the BEAST MORPHERS. Imagine all the action of POWER RANGERS with toys from Hasbro! These 6-inch LIGHTNING COLLECTION MIGHTY MORPHIN RED RANGER and ZEO GOLD RANGER figures each features multiple points of articulation for high poseability and include two different heads that can be swapped, one of the Ranger in his helmet, and another without inspired by the Jason Lee Scott character, the original Red Ranger! This set also comes with Power Axe, Power Bow, Power Blades, Power Lance and Power Sword accessories that can be assembled to build the Power Blaster. Look for other collectible figures in this Lightning Collection, including Mighty Morphin White Ranger. Each sold separately. Available at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 and on Hasbro Pulse following the convention.

SDCC Power Rangers SDCC Power Rangers

These should go well with wave 1 (out now) and wave 2 due later this year. Also, all the various exclusives coming and presumably many future waves to come!

--AP

3 New Zeldas Shown, 0 New Metroids
June 12, 2019
Star Wars Review: Han Solo (Carbonite, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Han Solo (Carbonite, The Vintage Collection). It's the same as before but with a magnet. Read the whole review.

--AP

Star Wars Reissues Coming for NES, PC, N64, GameBoy

NintendoMega awesome!Via Galactic Hunter and Limited Run Games: Limited Run Games to Reissue Star Wars NES, GameBoy, and Nintendo 64 Cartridges. Not that these are necessarily all of the best games from the saga - the 16-bit Super NES Trilogy wasn't even included! - but at least Shadows of the Empire was really fun.

If you are a fan of physical games and real cartridges which you can own (and potentially sell when you're done with them), fight the tyranny of download-only games and look at the list of upcoming cartridge releases.

--AP

TurboGrafx-16, PC Engine, SuperGrafx Mini Consoles Coming

Video GamesWell, I didn't see this one coming. Konami owns Hudson. Hudson and NEX were the brains behind the TurboGrafx-16 console. TurboGrafx-16 Mini Consoles are coming soon. There are regional variations and an incomplete list of games so far, but Alien Crush and R-Type are included.

Kotaku and other outlets have reports, but no prices and no release dates. Given it's the 30th anniversary of the console - and the Genesis - it makes sense. There's no 30th Anniversary GameBoy stuff yet, though. This more or less completes the 16-bit era trifecta in the USA. (No we don't count the Neo-Geo here. Nobody had that. Not even you.)

Since the Japanese one has Dracula X and Bonk's Adventure, I assume I will be buying both. Considering that this could be a golden opportunity to try games many of us completely missed, I expect this could be popular.

--AP

Return of the Son of He-Man
June 13, 2019
Review: Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Batman & Swamp Thing Action Figures

Figure of the DayFisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Batman & Swamp Thing Action FiguresSomething 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!

Available! The Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Batman & Swamp Thing Action Figures may be at a store near you, possibly at half price like I found mine. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

New Onell Design Glyos Drop Tonight! With Guest!

GlyosNew!Via the Glyos News Dump: Onell Design Drop Thursday, June 13! I missed the post earlier this week, and it's tonight. So, set a reminder.

According to the site tease, colors include orange and green. Molds include an Outer Space Men figure as well as Pheyaos, some Kenner-colored toy, Buildman, and some other goodies. It sounds like I'll be buying a few things.

--AP

Mattel Reveals Masters of the Universe Origins

Masters of the UniverseR-TypeVia He-Man.org: SDCC exclusives from Mattel: He-Man & Prince Adam 2-Pack and Mega Construx Battle Bones. The figure 2-pack is $40, the Mega Construx set is $30.

The action figures look like they are likely to be 1980s-scaled but modern constructed figures with alternate hands, heads, and other accessories - and it's the start of a new line, according to other reports. At-con pre-orders begin June 17.

--AP

Arcade 1-Up Announces Everything

Video GamesCowabungaVia E3 but let's go with Destructoid: Arcade1Up strikes gold with new X-Men and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade cabinets. In an era with zero-footprint digital downloads becoming more popular, it stands to reason that you can and probably should gamble on its polar opposite to also have customers.

Turtles includes both four-player brawlers with four controllers. Star Wars is modeled after the 1983 stand-up unit, complete with flight yoke. The Marvel cabinet has 3 games, none of which are X-Men vs. Street Fighter - but should still be a hit.

--AP

New Games for the Xbox One

Xbox OneContra Anniversary CollectionXbox fans, it's time to try Contra Anniversary Collection. Microsoft says:

"The Contra Anniversary Collection brings this classic Run and Gun franchise back to modern platforms and a new generation of gamers."

--AP

So That Banana Splits Movie
June 14, 2019
Star Wars Review: 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper (The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper (The Vintage Collection). Lots of changes from previous releases make this a variant you'll want! Read the whole review.

--AP

New Glyos Drop From Last Night

GlyosNew StuffVia the Glyos News Dump: Glyos Onell Design April 28 2019 Drop Menu.

Searsden is the mystery figure, joining a Rift Killer (Toy Pizza Knights of the Slice) and the all-new Pheyaos (RealXHead crossover) in three different colors.

--AP

New Outer Space Men Colossus Rex

Outer Space MenScooby!Via the Outer Space Men News blog: Tonight: Outer Space Men Colossus Rex Tyraxsis. It's a bit expensive at $25, but Onell Design has the bright orange creature for sale right now. Unless it sold out.

I believe this makes 9 crossovers with Onell Design.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchCollection of Mana This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives Solomon's Key, Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer, Contra Anniversary Collection, Collection of Mana, and several dozen others.

At retail it's Cricket 19.

--AP

Haunted Witch Prison
June 17, 2019
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: The Star Wars Wing Thing, SDCC Teases, and Old Things Return! 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!

--AP

Today: Toy Pizza Store Drop

Toy PizzaPins EnvyVia the Glyos News Dump: Toy Pizza Knights of the Slice Drop - Device Ninjas Monday! While no menu is up at press time, a "Regen Chamber" (pictured) popped up on eBay over the weekend alongside various Material Boys, Device Ninjas, Mikros, and other possibilities. It's up at 12:00 PM Eastern, whatever it is. I want a pizza chrome box.

--AP

Imaginext Shark Divers Coming... Somewhere

ImaginextSharksVia the BeImaginext Instagram: A new Shark Hunters line surfaces! Where and when remains to be seen, as non-licensed Imaginext is in short supply at American big box stores. Heck, all Imaginext is in pretty short supply these days.

The line seems to be heavy on redeco toys, and odds are you can recognize them from sets you saw at Toys R Us before it closed and elsewhere. Here's hoping they make it out!

--AP

Banimon Still Has a Future

GlyosTanks for the MemoriesVia the Glyos News Dump: Banimon: October Drop in 2019? The Banimon blog teases an October release, along with word of what may be the final comic and probably the end of the toy line. The important thing: more stuff is on the way.

--AP

Ad: New Hasbro Marvel Legends Agent Anti-Venom at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: New Hasbro Marvel Legends 6-Inch Agent Anti-Venom Action Figure at Entertainment Earth! It's new, and due later this year along with other to-be-revealed releases!

Marvel Legends 6-Inch Agent Anti-Venom Action Figure

Order yours now!

--AP

Support 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter via Patreon

16bit.comWe're taking donations for server costs! Really. One of the rewards is Q&A a few days early - you can read next Monday's installment as soon as it's ready, which can be as early as 12:01 AM my time on Monday!


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