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July 1, 2021
Review: Sonic Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Scorpion Special Glow Edition Action Figure

Figure of the DaySonic Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Scorpion Special Glow Edition 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!

Glows! The Sonic Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Scorpion Special Glow Edition Action Figure was a rather large glowing freebie we got with lunch one day in May, and of course, I had no idea it existed until we saw it in the bag of food. You should get one if you can. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Buy The Pin
A Terrible Time for Shirts
June 2, 2021
Star Wars Review: Enfys Nest (The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Enfys Nest (The Vintage Collection). This version has more articulation, gauntlet weapons, and a better cape than the swoop bike pack-in version. But sadly, no removable helmet! It's still worth getting. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchLucasfilm Classic Games: Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Lucasfilm Classic Games: Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol, Dragon Question, Super Destronaut DX-2, and over a dozen more.

In stores: Destroy All Humans! and Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny.

--AP

Welcome, Monsoons
July 5, 2021
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Lightsabers, Figure Upgrades, and Jobs Jobs Jobs Jobs! 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!

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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!


Become a Patron!

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RIP Richard Donner
July 6, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Voyager Inferno Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Voyager Inferno 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!

It's like you remember, but better and maybe cheaper! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Voyager Inferno Action Figure doesn't surprise, but it does give you an Inferno that looks like an Inferno for about $30. The last G1 reissue at Toys R Us over a decade ago also cost $30 - and this is bigger, with more articulation, but less chrome. I really like it. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Strike Force Alpha: O-Ring Joe Style Figures on Kickstarter

KickstarterNewVia Kickstarter: Strike Force Alpha action Figures. These are o-ring figures, sculpted by an ex-Joe sculptor, designed with part-swapping and customization in mind.

Deco and sculpt look good, with decent accessories and retro-style articulation. They're also around $25 per figure, with the minimum buy-in being $50. You get extras like swappable hands too.

--AP

Meet the New Switch
July 7, 2021
Star Wars Review: 4-LOM (Droid Factory Line Look / Droid Depot)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: 4-LOM (Droid Factory Line Look / Droid Depot). This is Disney's release for theme parks, and it's probably the best-painted one yet. Read the whole review.

--AP

Dallas Toy Fair: On for October

ToysNewVia The Toy Assosciation: Toy Fair Dallas is on for October 5 through October 7. This is not a big show for the media or for collectors, but is an industry show where some buyers go to preview the coming year. (I have never been to this show myself, but some co-workers have.)

It's never been an event for product announcements, but since it is happening in-person (and overlaps with New York Comic Con) this is one of those events industry watchers are likely to keep an eye on as it's potentially one of the first toy industry trade shows to take place since March of 2020.

--AP

Seinfeld LEGO Coming in August

LEGOThese Pretzels Are Making Me ThirstyVia LEGO: 21328 Seinfeld is a replica of two sets from the show - the stand-up club, and also Jerry's apartment. Like Friends it may not be a show you'll let your kids watch, but it's another neat collectible for adults. You could buy a mini-bust for your desk, but wouldn't a small TV set be more fun?

It's definitely the best show at the end of the 20th century, plus the set includes Jerry, Elaine, Kramer, George, and Newman. Is it worth $80? Probably. It has 1,326 pieces and joins Funko in this long-awaited licensing program.

Next up? Maybe Community.

--AP

Ad: Pre-Order Transformers Select Galvatron in Toy Colors at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get the New Transformers Generations Selects War for Cybertron Voyager Galvatron - order now, it even includes a sticker sheet!

Transformers Generations Selects War for Cybertron Galvatron

Complete with sticker sheet, you'll want to get this in addition to the other purple Galvatron figure.

--AP

RIP Robert Downey Sr.
July 8, 2021
Review: Fisher-Price Imaginext 20th Anniversary Figures Shackles McMatey

Figure of the DayFisher-Price Imaginext 20th Anniversary Figures Shackles McMateySomething 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!

Avast! The Fisher-Price Imaginext 20th Anniversary Figures Shackles McMatey is a clear pirate, which means you should probably buy one. It's about three bucks if you can find it at a grocery store near you, I have yet to see these in traditional big box stores. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Ad: Pre-Order Transformers Premium Finish Ultra Magnus and Megatron at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get the New Transformers Premium Finish War for Cybertron Ultra Magnus or Studio Series Megatron - part of the ongoing series!

Transformers Premium Finish WFC-03 Ultra Magnus Transformers Premium Finish SS-03 Megatron

Also don't miss Selects Galvatron in toy colors, with sticker sheet. And Animal Crossing Monopoly.

Transformers Generations Selects War for Cybertron Galvatron Animal Crossing Edition Monopoly Game

And the new He-Man figures.

Masters of the Universe Masterverse Figure Wv 1 Case MOTU Masterverse Revelation BattleCat Deluxe Action Figure MOTU Masterverse Revelation Skelegod Action Figure MOTU Masterverse Revelation He-Man Action Figure MOTU Masterverse Revelation Skeletor Classic Action Figure MOTU Masterverse Revelation Moss Man Classic Action Figure MOTU Masterverse Revelation Evil-Lyn Action Figure

There's a lot of good stuff this week.

--AP

Obligatory Greetings to You
July 9, 2021
Star Wars Review: FN-2187 (Finn Stormtrooper, The Force Awakens)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: FN-2187 (Finn Stormtrooper, The Force Awakens). It's Finn with a removable helmet, from about five years ago - it's still a good figure. Read the whole review.

--AP

Starbucks x Playmobil = We Missed It

PlaymobilNewVia eBay and Hypebae: Starbucks Launches Special-Edition Figures With PLAYMOBIL. These are already sold out and were exclusive to South Korean Starbucks, sold as a premium with a drink back in January and February.

While pretty neat designs with good colors, the sets are now already quite expensive. Here's hoping they get sold elsewhere in the world, as single figures usually start at around US $40 shipped with the complete collection of sets (and furniture) coming in closer to $300 and change. I admit, I am surprised the line has an astronaut, but no mermaid. Stuff is easy to miss.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchLucasfilm Classic Games: Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Rubix Roller, 3D Air Hockey, and over a dozen more.

In stores: Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.

--AP

Welcome to Tomorrow
July 12, 2021
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Retro Things, Obscure Things, and Spoilery Things (Not Really)! 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 Glyos Healey Made Assassin Proto

GlyosNewVia the Glyos News Dump: Meet the Healey Made Assassin! The 3 3/4-inch figure incorporates elements of vintage Kenner action figures - you can smell the Bossk - and reinterprets them as something new. The plain blue figure is $20.

Several painted versions are, undoubtedly, coming soon.

--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!


Become a Patron!

If you've got a dollar a month to share, please Visit the Galactic Hunter Patreon and help cover our server costs. I'll still put in hours of work, writing, photography, and research - I just need some help making sure that the site costs me only time, and hopefully not money. Thanks for your support!

If you want a piece of merchandise, we now have one! The 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter Collectible Enamel Pin is now available on Etsy. Money goes to me, after Etsy fees, shipping, and whatnot.

--AP

RIP Charlie Robinson
July 13, 2021
Review: Mattel Hot Wheels Glow Racers Lindster Prototype

Figure of the DayMattel Hot Wheels Glow Racers Lindster PrototypeSomething 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!

Newish, glows, chrome! The Mattel Hot Wheels Glow Racers Lindster Prototype is worth the dollar. I really like how the deco sings under UV light, and the chrome reflects the glow plastic quite nicely. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Ad: Pre-Order Marvel Legends at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get the New Marvel Legends Hercules 6-Inch Action Figure - it's due in a few months!

Marvel Legends Hercules 6-Inch Action Figure

There's a lot of good stuff this week. Order yours now!

--AP

Star Trek Returns to Playmates
July 14, 2021
Star Wars Review: Anakin Skywalker (The Clone Wars, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Anakin Skywalker (The Clone Wars, The Black Series 6-Inch). This Target exclusive is still super-tough to come by... as are the others. Read the whole review.

--AP

Shattered Glass Jetfire: New Transformers Exclusive

TransformersNewVia Hasbro Pulse: Transformers Generations Shattered Glass Collection Jetfire & IDW’s Shattered Glass— Jetfire, expected to ship in January. It's $91.99, which given this year's toy inflation doesn't seem too shabby - it also includes a comic book.

The Deluxe toys are $10 more than their previous releases. This Jetfire is only $12 more than the Siege version, given how much everything else has shot up I was anticipating this release to be around $95ish with the comic without considering any exclusive mark-up. While the other toys in this line have largely been similar to the BotCon exclusive toys (or comics), Jetfire's a new toy - so you probably have less of an "I always wanted that" attachment and potentially a "OK that's neat" vibe.

--AP

Playmates Gets Star Trek Toy License, Take 3

Star TrekBeam Up SomethingVia StarTrek.com: Playmates Toys Boldly Returns To The Star Trek Universe. Back in the early 1990s, Star Trek seemed to be mostly for older collectors until Playmates made the perfect toy line, with lots of accessories and numbered figures, at about five dollars each. They did this while Kenner had less impressive $6 figures, and managed to appeal to kids and families by virtue of the show being a tremendous cross-generational hit after its third season. People loved Star Trek beyond just Trek fans, and you could actually make good money in toys that sold in quantities around 250,000 of some of the more popular figures. It was intense - and you could buy those figures at toy stores, or catalog shops, or even Spencer's Gifts. It was a real phenomenon.

The 1990s figures are still good and largely cheap - and this new line says it will kick off with "action figures, vehicles and ships, role play and other toy categories for all Star Trek properties. Playmates will launch its new Star Trek toy line in 2022, following Star Trek’s entry into kids’ content with the premiere of Star Trek: Prodigy, the first Star Trek series aimed at younger audiences."

Currently Star Trek is largely on deep digital broadcast channels or streaming services, with CBS' new Star Trek shows on Paramount+. The new shows are adult-oriented with more violence and language, so it's less likely that kids will be seeing most of them compared to Data and Geordi doing whatever it is they were up to each week. Just because a company has a license doesn't mean a whole big range is coming out - the 2009 Playmates line did have plans beyond the then-new J.J. Abrams movie, and those never came to pass. There were also additional products from the Hasbro and McFarlane Toys lines that didn't make it out. I hope this ends up being big and fun - Playmates tends to make amazing toys with some properties.

There's a lot of entertainment to be had in Star Trek with just under 800 TV episodes and 13 theatrical movies, with plenty to share and discover. --AP

I Guess That Was Loki
July 15, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Leader Ultra Magnus Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Leader Ultra Magnus 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!

Newish! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Leader Ultra Magnus Action Figure was sold several times in a slightly different form - this one has unique Earth mode parts and changes to a few key components so he looks more like the old cartoon version. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Rush Job
June 16, 2021
Star Wars Review: Remnant Stormtrooper (The Retro Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Remnant Stormtrooper (The Retro Collection). This version looks like the old Kenner one, but comes on a retro card and is dirty. It was originally exclusive to Hasbro Pulse and Disney Shop, but now you can get it at Entertainment Earth and potentially elsewhere. Read the whole review.

--AP

Ad: Pre-Order Super's Ultimates! G.I. Joe and ReAction Figures at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get the New Super7 G.I. Joe Ultimates and ReAction Figures - a whopping 19 new figures were revealed yesterday!

G.I. Joe Ultimates Snake Eyes 7-Inch Action Figure G.I. Joe Ultimates Duke 7-Inch Action Figure G.I. Joe Ultimates Cobra Commander 7-Inch Action Figure G.I. Joe Ultimates Cobra B.A.T. 7-Inch Action Figure

There's a lot of good stuff this week. The big guys are coming in 2022, but the ReAction Figures are due in the fall. Order yours now!

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives Sea Fighter Poseidon This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives Sea Fighter Poseidon, Junkyard Builder, Defend the Kingdom, and over a dozen more.

In stores: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.

--AP

RIP Biz Markie
July 19, 2021
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Dignitaries, Captains, and Starships! 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 NES Game: The Adventures of Panzer

NESNewVia Kickstarter: The Adventures of Panzer. It's based on a web comic I don't follow, but there's a demo and it's good. (I got killed at the boss at what I presume was the end.)

This game cartridge is set for release in March 2022. It's also a bit more expensive - it's about US$60 for a bare cartridge, $80 for a boxed copy, and shipping to the USA is another $20 making it one of the more expensive game cartridges for this era of Nintendo Entertainment System releases. There's also a limited edition version.

The playable characters were charmingly low-res with excellent backgrounds and snappy music. Also the logo and cinematic screens took a long time to sit through and couldn't be skipped.

--AP

Galactus Joins Marvel Legends (again) via HasLab

MarvelNewVia Hasbro Pulse: Marvel Legends Galactus. It was almost 1/3 funded in the first few hours and will undoubtedly pass all goals this week, at press time it's about 50% funded. The 32-inch figure is set for $399.99, and you can order through August 30.

This figure is set for release in Fall 2022.

--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!


Become a Patron!

If you've got a dollar a month to share, please Visit the Galactic Hunter Patreon and help cover our server costs. I'll still put in hours of work, writing, photography, and research - I just need some help making sure that the site costs me only time, and hopefully not money. Thanks for your support!

If you want a piece of merchandise, we now have one! The 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter Collectible Enamel Pin is now available on Etsy. Money goes to me, after Etsy fees, shipping, and whatnot.

--AP

Oh, Joe
July 20, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Core Soundwave Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Core Soundwave 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!

It's like you remember, but smaller! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Core Soundwave Action Figure is a lot like the 1984 original, down to an opening door with a slug tape inside. If you can't get Walmart's exclusive tape deck - and at this point, you probably can't - you may want this smaller substitute. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

G.I. Joe Origins: Snake Eyes Opens Friday

G.I. JoeSnake EyesWe normally don't make a fuss about movie opening dates here, in large because the marketing machine does a really good job about letting you know. Snake Eyes is due out this week - no really, it's expected to be in theaters Friday. Like the last movie the toy launch is a little weird, with Hasbro allowing pre-orders for some of the toys but not others and as far as I know, stores don't have any of these on-shelf yet. At least, I haven't seen any.

The movie was slated for last year, then this fall, and then suddenly got moved to this week in the wake of other recent box office successes this year - albeit without the marketing campaign or the toy tie-in to inform people it's actually coming. Black Widow had toys out last year, but they basically ran through those with minimal support for the movie and what certainly felt like a lot less promotion for it. There are plenty of prognosticators out there for movies, so I'll just leave this out there to remind you that the movie is indeed due this week and it's unlikely you'll see the toys in person before the August toy aisle "holiday" reset. And that's assuming stores want to carry them given the movie will probably come and go quickly... but the figures do look pretty neat.

There are a lot of movie - some with toys produced - pushed for later this year, like The Eternals and Ghostbusters: Afterlife. These things have been bounced around so much that I can only say that I assume they will still be released. But I still haven't seen Black Widow so what do I know?

Anyway, there's no 3 3/4-inch movie line this time, and the film's toy line is going to be pretty small. There are some nice classic-inspired 6-inch figures for about ten bucks though, so keep your eyes open for those.

--AP

More Vikings
July 21, 2021
Star Wars Review: C2-B9 (Droid Depot Line Look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: C2-B9 (Droid Depot Line Look). This is Disney's release for theme parks, and it's part of one of the very best robot boxed sets they have released to date, which includes two astromech droids and some big, all-new molds. Read the whole review.

--AP

Playmobil Gets Asterix License

PlaymobilAsterixVia Spielwarenmesse: PLAYMOBIL announces ASTERIX and OBELIX license cooperation. In Europe, the Asterix comics have run for decades and been translated into many languages, creating generations of fans. In America, Asterix is something parents buy their kids when getting them to learn a second language. It's hugely popular and it's kind of amazing it wasn't the first license for Playmobil given their market focus.

There's no guarantee it will come to the United States. So far, the Heidi sets haven't made it here.

--AP

A Good Year for Old Controllers.
July 22, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Red Alert Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Red Alert 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!

Again! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Red Alert Action Figure is a Walmart exclusive redeco of a figure from a few years ago - it's different! More or less. But if you have a Red Alert, either one is perfectly good. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Red Sega Genesis USB, Classic, 2.4g Controllers from Retro-Bit

SegaRedVia Retro-Bit on Twitter: SEGA x Retro-Bit present Crimson Red #SEGAGenesis Arcade Pads. Coming this holiday season. Previously, black and blue pads were sold - and they're pretty good. I picked up a wired classic port version and it feels genuinely good, particularly for an aftermarket controller for a console that's been for collectors and hobbyists for the better part of two decades.

--AP

The Declaration of In My Pants
July 23, 2021
Star Wars Review: Luke Skywalker (Heir to the Empire, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Luke Skywalker (Heir to the Empire, The Black Series 6-Inch). It's Dagobah Luke, in black, with a different lightsaber and a ysalamiri for your Thrawn figure. I'd recommend it, even if Luke does look a little young for a post-Return of the Jedi timeline. Read the whole review.

--AP

Mego Does G.I. Joe

G.I. JoeNewVia eBay and Hypebae: G.I. Joe x Mego Ninja Rivals Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow 2-Pack. Due in Fall of 2021 for $59.99 - a healthy mark-up over other Mego action figures - this set has more accessories and more ornate costumes than other recent (and vintage) releases.

For those keeping track, Hasbro and Mezco are both doing 6-inch figures, Super7 is doing 7-inch figures (and also 3 3/4-inch figures), and Mego is doing 8-inch figures. Multiple firms are doing 12-inch figures. While a lot of companies made Mego-like figures of other, later action figures, this is the first time a Hasbro character was produced in the Mego-branded format.

--AP

Ad: Pre-Order Sick, Sad Daria Exclusives at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get the New Daria Pins and Bags at Entertainment Earth - the MTV series, now streaming irregularly on Pluto.tv, has some nice exclusives!

Daria Passport Purse - Entertainment Earth Exclusive Daria Sick Sad World Wallet - EE Exclusive Daria Enamel Pin Set of 2 - EE Exclusive

Sick Sad World with the Misery Chick, Loungefly made it all for you. Order yours now!

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchPokémon UNITE This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Pokémon UNITE, SAMURAI WARRIORS 5, and over a dozen more.

In stores: Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.

Nintendo Switch Online added some Super NES games: Bombuzal, Claymates, and Jelly Boy.

--AP

RIP Jackie Mason
July 26, 2021
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: SDCC Didn't Happen, Let's Talk Star Wars Eaglemoss, Exclusives, and Variants! 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

Ad: Pre-Order New Toys and Exclusives at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get the not-quite-Comic-Con reveals from Quantum Mechanix, Gentle Giant, Diamond Select Toys, and Jada at Entertainment Earth! Monsters, Jedi, Sith, barflys, and so much more can be yours.

General Mills Count Chocula 6-Inch Scale Action Figure General Mills Franken Berry 6-Inch Scale Action Figure Darkwing Duck Negaduck Q-Fig - Exclusive Coraline Spinning Enamel 3-Inch Pin - EE Exclusive Star Wars: Rebels Darth Vader 1:7 Scale Mini-Bust Star Wars: A New Hope Ben Kenobi Milestones 1:6 Scale Statue Star Wars: The Mandalorian Beskar Jumbo Action Figure Star Wars: The Mandalorian 1:1 Scale Helmet Prop Replica Star Wars: A New Hope Blue Snaggletooth 1:6 Scale Bust Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Class Jolt Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Bumblebee with Sam

Robots, heroes, cereal mascots, bad guys, good guys it's just a lot to take in. 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!


Become a Patron!

If you've got a dollar a month to share, please Visit the Galactic Hunter Patreon and help cover our server costs. I'll still put in hours of work, writing, photography, and research - I just need some help making sure that the site costs me only time, and hopefully not money. Thanks for your support!

If you want a piece of merchandise, we now have one! The 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter Collectible Enamel Pin is now available on Etsy. Money goes to me, after Etsy fees, shipping, and whatnot.

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Hunting Season's Back
July 27, 2021
Review: Onell Design Pheydenstein

Figure of the DayOnell Design PheydensteinSomething 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!

Sold out! The Onell Design Pheydenstein is a big bulky monster who has lived on my desk for about a year and a half. If it shows up on eBay, go ahead and buy it - you get a sack of parts with the bulked-up Pheyden redeco, so it's worth your while. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Ad: Pre-Order Labyrinth Mini Epics at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get the New Labyrinth Mini Epics Figures - they're coming next March!

Labyrinth Sarah with The Worm and Ludo Mini Epic 2-Pck Labyrinth Jareth Mini Epic Vinyl Figure Labyrinth Sarah Williams Mini Epic Vinyl Figure Labyrinth Ludo Mini Epic Vinyl Figure

There's a lot of good stuff this week. Order yours now!

--AP

(Allegedly) Get Well Soon, Bah Bodenkirk
July 28, 2021
Star Wars Review: Grand Admiral Thrawn (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Grand Admiral Thrawn (The Black Series 6-Inch). This blue baddie from 2017 got reissued this year... but this is the 2017 main line release, which is slightly different from the SDCC exclusive version. Read the whole review.

--AP

Ad: Pre-Order New Transformers Premium Finish, Masterpiece Edition at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get the New Transformers Crosscut, Nightbird Shadow, Starscream, and Ratchet Figures - they're coming next year!

Transformers Premium Finish SS-04 Ratchet Transformers Premium Finish WFC-04 Starscream Transformers Masterpiece Edition MP-53 Senator Crosscut Transformers Masterpiece Edition MP-55 Nightbird Shadow

There's a lot of good stuff coming up later this week too. Order yours now!

--AP

Arcade 1Up Does The Simpsons Arcade Game

Video GamesThe Simpsons Arcade MachineVia Arcade 1Up: The Simpsons Arcade Machine. Given the parts shortages in the world of games, this is expected to be expensive. You only get one game on the cabinet, so says the description, but it's a very nice-if-scaled-down replica with a 17-inch monitor, controls for four players, wi-fi for online play, and a stool. It's not the same size as the real thing - it's more cramped, but it's cheaper and requires no fidgeting to work after you put it together.

Pre-orders kick off next month and, I assume, these may be in Walmart for the holidays. It's a real classic - they had these in a Barro's Pizza near me for quite a long time. Taking adults' favorite things and repackaging them as they age (and have more money) is nothing new - if your dad or maybe grampa go the Rhino Catalog in the 1990s, you have seen this play out with rock and roll records and jukeboxes before. Video games make a lot of sense for 1980s and 1990s kids, but it does sound like it will be harder and harder to guess what unique quasi-public fixture will be brought to a future man cave/rumpus room for adults 20 years from now.

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RIP Dusty Hill, Ron Popeil
July 29, 2021
Review: October Toys Outlandish Mini Figure Guys (OMFG) Series 3 Glow-in-the-Dark Minifigures

Figure of the DayOctober Toys Outlandish Mini Figure Guys (OMFG) Series 3 Glow-in-the-Dark MinifiguresSomething 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!

Still awesome and still affordable! The October Toys Outlandish Mini Figure Guys (OMFG) Series 3 Glow-in-the-Dark Minifigures were ten bucks in 2014, and are also generally ten bucks now. The five glowing figures are really awesome designs and glow incredibly well. Obviously, you must buy them. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

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June 30, 2021
Star Wars Review: Princess Leia (Endor, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Princess Leia (Endor, The Vintage Collection). I actually saw one in a Walmart two days ago - and she looks good, provided her face is on straight! Read the whole review.

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Ad: Pre-Order Super7's Ultimates! Transformers and Hasbro Marvel Legends Figures at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get the New Super7 Transformers Ultimates and Hasbro Marvel Legends What If? Figures - tons of new items are live now!

Avengers Marvel Legends 6-Inch Action Figures Wave 2 Case Marvel Legends The Hydra Stomper 6-inch Scale Action Figure Marvel Legends Avengers Tigra 6-inch Action Figure Marvel Legends What If? Captain Carter 6-Inch Action Figure

There's a lot of good stuff this week. Pre-order yours now!

Transformers Ultimates Megatron 7-Inch Action Figure Transformers Ultimates Bludgeon 8-Inch Action Figure Transformers Ultimates Grimlock 9-Inch Action Figure Transformers Ultimates Tracks 8-Inch Action Figure

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Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchDariusburst: Another Chronicle Ex+ This week's batch of titles on the eShop: rigger Witch, Alone With You, Piczle Puzzle & Watch Collection, and over a dozen more.

In stores: Dariusburst: Another Chronicle Ex+, Samurai Warriors 5, and more.

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