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May 2, 2022
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Tooling Magic and Retro Figures. 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

MiSTer Portable Prototypes

MiSTerNot coming soonVia @MultisystemFPGA: Do people want a handheld #MiSTerFPGA #Multisystem? @RichRap3D started experimenting with the idea in 2020 and it has now evolved through 3 fully working prototypes. There is plenty of scope for injection moulding, refinements and analogue controls but it's coming along nicely. It's the size of an Atari Lynx and pretty chunky - and it's neat.

No word yet on pricing, availability, or viability as a consumer product. Analogue's Pocket console is still set for 2023 (for new pre-orders), and at press time has no ability to sideload your own ROMs on it. (But you can get .pocket files running on it.) There are also dozens of emulator handhelds to be bought if you need something sooner.

--AP

Blue Glow Red Shift Janet UFO Vinyl Toy

ToysJanetVia Orbitdyne: Red Shift Edition - Flying Saucer "Janet" - Vinyl Sofubi Toy. It's about 6-inches across and has glitter and glow in it.

It's a follow-up to the HEAP robot, which is also pretty excellent. They're low-run toys, and each one is a little different - give 'em a look.

--AP

Meet the Furbtroller

Video GamesNot coming soonVia @jazzychad: Introducing... The Furbtroller™ Fully functional, just jam your thumbs on the eyeballs and wiggle them around. Same for mouth d-pad.

It's not for sale, but it supposedly works - and really, I had to share it. Just look at it.

--AP

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Square Enix Dumps Eidos, Crystal Dynamix
May 3, 2022
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Leader Galvatron Action Figure

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

Good, and you've got options! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Leader Galvatron Action Figure has battle-damage paint, but the Legacy one in stores now doesn't - and you may be able to find the latter. It's a pretty good, if troubled figure. Mine had bad shoulders that needed fixing, hopefully yours does not. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

MiSTer Adds Game Boy and Game Boy Advance Rumble Support

MiSTerGBA FixVia the MiSTer Project: GBA: - hook up rumble for wario ware (Kitrinx)
- add Drill Dozer to rumble

That's good news! I haven't tested it myself yet, but those are just a couple of the new updates from the last few days.

This may be particularly exciting because if you have your real original release of Wario Ware Twisted!, the rumble just plain stopped working in a lot of cases - you can replace it with a cheap cell phone motor, though. This may be the first time a lot of players tried it on a monitor with rumble - Game Cube owners with a Game Boy Player could not play the game with a controller since the motor to control the game was in the actual cartridge. This should be fun.

--AP

You Can French Toast Cake
May 4, 2022
Star Wars Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Archive, The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Archive, The Black Series 6-Inch). The orange box figure from the first phase of the series was hideous - this improves on it, but it's still a little gnarly looking. It goes to show just how much better a figure can look with the right colors of plastic and paint, but also that there's only so much you can do with an older sculpt. Read the whole review.

--AP

Target Exclusives Transformers Red Cog Revealed

TransformersRed CogFrom Mark Maher: Happy TF Tuesday everyone!! I hope you all have seen the reveal of Legacy Deluxe Target Exclusive Red Cog with weapons pack! I worked on this item with the great Hasui Shogo at Takara Tomy.

The War for Cybertron character has lots of extra weapons, an Energon canister, and an adapter to plug Cog into Arcee like on the show. But she had a blue one. So hopefully you bought one.

--AP

That Sure Was a Moon Knight
May 5, 2022
Review: Healey Made Assassin (GID) Action Figure

Figure of the DayHealey Made Assassin (GID) 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!

Sold out! The Healey Made Assassin (GID) Action Figure is a glowing figure that looks something like your old Kenner figures, and therefore, I had to have it. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

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Strange New Worlds Was Good
May 6, 2022
Star Wars Review: Mace Windu (Redux, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Mace Windu (Redux, The Vintage Collection). It's a redeco of a retool whose bones start back at 2007. At the time it was pretty good - today it's a little stiff, with eyebrows that don't quite look right, and the lightsaber hilt doesn't plug into the belt due to size issues. Read the whole review.

--AP

Adam's Star Wars Newsletter #8 - May Bonanza Part 1

Q&A by Adam PawlusAdam's Star Wars NewsletterGalactic Hunter has posted a Adam's Star Wars Newsletter #8! All the announcements you missed because who wants to watch 1 hour of video for 3 minutes of names? I don't. New Obi-Wan Kenobi, Expanded Universe, The Mandalorian, and other toys have been announced - many of which just went up for pre-order. But we're not going to make you watch someone ramble on camera to find out what they are - I typed up all the names in the newsletter so you can skim it while you're on the bus, or the toilet. Take care to not confuse the two. We expect even more announcements at Star Wars Celebration in just a few weeks. Read it here!

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchRiffTrax: The Game This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Slap The Rocks, RiffTrax: The Game, Citizen Sleeper, and over a dozen more.

--AP

Freezepop Supporters - Another New Single

MusicRare BirdFrom Freezepop: Rare Bird (The Maxi-Single). If you backed their Kickstarter a few years ago, you may already have an email telling you how to download it for free. (Otherwise it's $5.)

The album took about four years to deliver, but they have since followed up with lots of remixes and special bonus tracks - which is incredibly welcome.

--AP

Funko Sold to eBay... and Bob Iger and Rich Paul

FunkoFunko ActionFrom CNBC: Bob Iger, eBay, sports agent Rich Paul, Chernin Group team up to buy 25% stake in toy maker Funko.

The story adds "As part of the investment, eBay and Funko agreed to make eBay the preferred secondary market for Funko products." Now I have no idea what that really means, but sports teams do weird things. In Phoenix, Streets of New York Pizza is "the official pizza of the Phoenix Suns." I don't think it changed anybody's life, but literal eBay exclusives are now possible and those have historically been scarce. Hasbro did do one for Star Wars: Jedi Force just over 15 years ago, with a weird orange-stripe X-wing, but you'll be forgiven for not remembering it because nobody does.

As a wildly successful company - the Pop! Vinyl figure has effectively done for character-based collectibles what Hot Wheels (and Matchbox) did for collectible cars - it's interesting to see they still view lots and lots of untapped potential in the toy brand. And indeed there are tons of characters and licenses that haven't been made yet, or licenses that haven't been signed yet - Nintendo, for example, is unrepresented outside Pokemon. There are quite a few classic TV shows that have yet to hit the format, scores of musicians, armies of advertising mascots, and goodness knows what cult revivals await us. Until fans eventually run out of space... and that could be years away.

--AP

Ad: New Star Wars and Star Trek Pre-Orders at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get new Hasbro Star Wars from Entertainment Earth! Pre-orders are open for more Mandalorians, more Clones, Cantina Band Members, helmets, lightsabers, and so much more. Use the code "SPRINGFREE22" at check-out to get free shipping on your pre-orders, assuming you hit $39 or more total.

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New orders are welcome, and figures are expected mostly in 2023 - but you can order now. And have Armus while you're at it.

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RIP Mike Hagerty, Kenneth Welsh, George Perez
May 9, 2022
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star War Light Launches and Lacking Limbs. 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

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 1:00 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!

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Floor Is Lava Returns June 3
May 10, 2022
Review: Hasbro Transformers Studio Series 86 Coronation Starscream

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Studio Series 86 Coronation StarscreamSomething 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!

An accesory kit with a figure! The Hasbro Transformers Studio Series 86 Coronation Starscream is probably worth buying just for the cape, pads, crown, and throne - which is good, particularly if you bought Starscream back in 2020. This rerelease has slightly different paint and new jointed finger hands, so it might be worth getting anyway. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

New Glyos from Onell Design Sunday 5/15

GlyosGreen!Via the Glyos News Dump: New Onell Design Drop Sunday, May 15. Their last new release was January.

The store is pretty much empty, so hopefully you won't miss whatever it is that goes live this weekend.

--AP

Amazon Gets Transformers Wreck 'n Rule Collection

MiSTerImpactorVia Amazon: Transformers Generations Legacy Wreck ‘N Rule Collection Comic Universe Impactor and Spindle, Amazon Exclusive, Ages 8 and Up, 5.5-inch. So for those keeping track at home, this is the fourth Impactor to use this basic mold - but there's a new head and new shoulder cannon. It's $45 because there's also a new Spinosaurus skeleton character named Spindle included.

The sound you hear is a bunch of a fans rushing to dig out their previous Impactors to sell before the market falls out.

--AP

RIP iPod Touch (and all iPods?)
May 11, 2022
Star Wars Review: Pit Droid (Droid Depot set, The Black Series)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Pit Droid (Droid Depot set, The Black Series). It's small, but impressive. It's a must-have, but also in a $75 exclusive box of mostly repaints. Should you get it? I think so. But it may not be worth your expense, unless you dig droids, and you probably do. Read the whole review.

--AP

Amazon Transformers Leadfoot and Masterdominus Revealed

TransformersWrecker G2 LeadfootFrom Amazon: Transformers Generations Legacy Wreck 'N Rule Collection G2 Universe Leadfoot and Masterdominus, Amazon Exclusive, Ages 8 and Up, 5.5-inch. And if you order through that affiliate link, I might get a cut of the sale to put toward hosting costs.

The Mammoth is based on an existing ceratopsian mold with new heads and weapons, while Leadfoot takes the Mirage mold, makes some adjustments, and paints him to look sort of like the Wrecker in the Regeneration One comics you totally didn't skip reading. At $45, the set is slightly cheaper than a couple of boxed single Deluxe guys.

Presumably more will be up if you're reading this after 10:00 AM Pacific on Wednesday.

--AP

Ad: New Transformers Pre-Orders at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get new Hasbro Star Wars from Entertainment Earth! Pre-orders are open for new Habsro, Super7, and Takara-Tomy imports (via Hasbro.) Use the code "SPRINGFREE22" at check-out to get free shipping on your pre-orders, assuming you hit $39 or more on items like Transformers Masterpiece Edition MP-56 Trailbreaker.

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But new items are in stock too - get free shipping on orders $39+, like the shared Transformers Studio Series 77 Deluxe N.E.S.T. Bumblebee - Exclusive.

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LEGO Optimus Prime Real
May 12, 2022
Review: Fisher-Price Imaginext Series 8 Collectible Figures Woodland Mystic

Figure of the DayFisher-Price Imaginext Series 8 Collectible Figures Woodland MysticSomething 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!

Old! The Fisher-Price Imaginext Series 8 Collectible Figures Woodland Mystic is a figure that's probably long gone from stores by now, but something I stumbled on kind of after the fact at a grocery store. That's still not a bad place to look for stuff. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Amazon Transformers Springer Revealed

TransformersWrecker SpringerFrom Amazon: Transformers Generations Legacy Wreck ‘N Rule Collection Autobot Springer, Amazon Exclusive, Ages 8 and Up, 7-inch . And if you order through that affiliate link, I might get a cut of the sale to put toward hosting costs.

The Springer is a repaint of the Siege one - which was good - and now it's in comic/toy colors. It looks surprisingly different from the 2019 version, and I daresay it's probably worth getting again.

Presumably more will be up if you're reading this after 10:00 AM Pacific on Wednesday.

--AP

MiSTer Adds PlayStation Support

MiSTerPSXVia the MiSTer Project: PSX: I think everyone already knows this wonderful core from Rober Peip and used some unofficial builds. Now it gets official release! Read the readme if you aren't familar with this core yet.

The unofficial builds were pretty sturdy with tons of exciting features, like widescreen support. And also you can play Castlevania: Symphony of the Night on it.

--AP

Ad: New Hasbro Obi-Wan Kenobi Pre-Order at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get new action figures from Entertainment Earth! For instance, Star Wars The Black Series Obi-Wan Kenobi (Wandering Jedi) 6-Inch Action Figure.

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New orders are welcome.

More Wrecker Coming Up
May 13, 2022
Star Wars Review: CB-23 (Droid Depot set, The Black Series)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: CB-23 (Droid Depot set, The Black Series). It's a BB-8 retool, and a reminder that the round roly-poly droid mold gets very little use. Read the whole review.

--AP

Amazon Transformers Wrecker Bulkhead Revealed

TransformersWrecker BulkheadFrom Amazon: Transformers Generations Legacy Wreck 'N Rule Collection Prime Universe Bulkhead, Amazon Exclusive, Ages 8 and Up, 7-inch. He's got a hammer, and camo!

The Bulkhead is a repaint of the Legacy one - and it's excellent. This one is a different shade of green with camo on it, and the set adds a hammer in addition to a black gun (instead of blue.) The silver wrecking ball is still there, too.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchDungeons of Dreadrock This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Soundfall, Dungeons of Dreadrock, Hyper Echelon, and over a dozen more.

--AP

M.O.D.O.K. C.A.N.C.E.L.L.E.D.
May 16, 2022
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Customized and Sith Heads, Sith Heads, Roly-Poly Sith Heads. 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

Amazon Transformers Wrecker Twin Twist Revealed

TransformersWrecker Twin TwistFrom Amazon: Transformers Generations Legacy Wreck 'N Rule Collection Diaclone Universe Twin Twist, Amazon Exclusive, Ages 8 and Up, 5.5-inch. He's in Diaclone colors!

The Twin Twist is a repaint of the Titans Return one - the Headmaster/Titan Master construction is a lot of fun and the original release from five years ago is somewhat expensive. At $24.99, this one is slightly cheaper.

--AP

New Glyos Drop From Onell Design

GlyosNew StuffVia the Glyos News Dump: Glyos Onell Design May 15 2022 Drop Menu.

A mighty blue Heavy Armor Sincroborg Ennosarc seems to be the centerpiece of a really robust series, filled with silvers, purples, and more. New printings, a crossover figure, and lots of build parts make this wave stand out.

--AP

TimMee Battle Mountain - Now in Tan

ToysA Mountain of EntertainmentVia Amazon/TimMee Toys: TimMee Desert Mountain Scenery - Figure Display or Play Terrain - Made in USA. This has been available in grey for years - I've got one and love it - and I didn't realize there's a tan edition now. It's $30 today, I paid $21.80 back in 2013 - that's inflation for you. Mine is currently overrun with glowing Glyos figures.

There's also a TimMee Galaxy Laser Team Space Figures - Tan vs Olive Green Set that I missed - I have the green/blue, black/white, and orange/red sets. I recommend buying one of 'em, but as to which, that's your call - they're basically knock-off Star Wars designs and they're great.

--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 1:00 AM my time on Monday!


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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!

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I Don't Want to Make It Sad
May 17, 2022
Review: Hasbro Transformers Buzzworthy Bumblebee Legacy Deluxe Silverstreak Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Buzzworthy Bumblebee Legacy Deluxe Silverstreak 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!

In stores now! The Hasbro Transformers Buzzworthy Bumblebee Legacy Deluxe Silverstreak Action Figure is a sharp repaint of Bluestreak, who shares molds with Barricade, Prowl, and Smokescreen. This one is pretty sharp and not a common coloring for these molds, so take a look and check your store for availability - the yellow on the crest varies a bit from figure to figure. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Walmart Transformers Legacy Beast Pre-Orders Delayed

TransformersDelayedVia Walmart: Transformers Legacy Deluxe Sandstorm, Nightprowler, and Buzzsaw delayed. While these items are showing up in US stores, a number of people (myself included) got email delay notices on their pre-orders, moving from May 18 to July 20. And then another later to "some time between May 18 and July 20."

As such, don't be shocked if you see these in stores, and also if you try to cancel your pre-order and can't. People are finding these, so check your order status and remember your mileage may vary because some people have purchased these already in a store.

--AP

Apparently Override Is Coming
May 18, 2022
Star Wars Review: Fennec Shand (The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Fennec Shand (The Vintage Collection). This is one of the better figures - great likeness, excellent articulation, this is a figure that shows considerable improvement over the figures we got just five to ten years ago. You should get this one - it's a good character, a good costume, and a fantastic figure that will put a lot of other releases to shame. Read the whole review.

--AP

Ad: New Alice Cooper at Entertainment Earth

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Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies 3 3/4-Inch ReAction Figure

New Kids in the Hall Is Good
May 19, 2022
Review: Playmobil "Fi?ures" Figures Day of the Dead Man

Figure of the DayPlaymobil Something 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 a dead man's party! The Playmobil "Fi?ures" Figures Day of the Dead Man is a figure that's unsurprisingly more expensive when people sell identified figures, because it's awesome. The level of painted detail is excellent, with lots of gold accents, bone markings, a belt, and a uniquely painted face that is going to go well in pretty much any figure collection. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

RIP Vangelis
May 20, 2022
Star Wars Review: Death Watch Mandalorian (The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Death Watch Mandalorian (The Vintage Collection). It's a new sculpt and one of Habsro's very best. The range of motion is great, the center of gravity is good, and the joints move pretty freely so you won't feel "stuck" in a weird position. You'll love it. Buy an army. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchSnow Bros. Special This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives Pro Tennis World Court, Snow Bros. Special, Arcade Archives Fighting Hawk, and over a dozen more.

--AP

Ad: New Hasbro, Funko, and Super7 Pre-Orders at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get new Hasbro, Funko, and Super7 from Entertainment Earth! Pre-orders are open for more black light and glow-in-the-dark exclusives, retro figures, props, and all kinds of goodies from horror, Power Rangers, Spider-Man, and a lot more. Use the code "SPRINGFREE22" at check-out to get free shipping on your pre-orders, assuming you hit $39 or more total.

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New orders are welcome.

EA EA Oh
May 23, 2022
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Troop Packs 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

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 1:00 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!

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There's No Place to Build or Camp a Spawn
May 24, 2022
Review: Hasbro Transformers Studio Series 86 Perceptor

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Studio Series 86 PerceptorSomething 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!

Pretty dang good! The Hasbro Transformers Studio Series 86 Perceptor is still hitting stores with 3 movie guys, and he's usually the first one to go. While not quite as robust as the Titans Return toy, it's a surprisingly fun action figure that contorts into a decent but non-working toy microscope. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Wheeljack from Transformers Authentics Hitting USA

TransformersWheeljackVia me on Twitter: Work in progress for FOTD, it's Transformers Authentics Alpha Wheeljack. He's pretty good - Bumblebee and Optimus were on the lower end, Wheeljack's on the higher end. The $11 figure is about the same size as current Voyagers and Leaders, and is pretty fun if you can find him. I got one at a Fry's Marketplace grocery store over the weekend.

The Authentics toys are mostly sold overseas, but US Food/Drug/Value stores stock them. Hasbro tends to only put about one or two new molds per year in its Alpha and Bravo size classes, which make them easy/cheap to collect, also because pretty much nobody cares about them you may actually find them. He'll be in Figure of the Day soon, but for $10.99 I'd say go run out and get one.

--AP

MiSTer Saturn Core Coming Along

MiSTerSaturnVia GitHub and elsewhere: Saturn_MiSTer. You can grab it and compile it. There are single and dual SDRAM builds, and word on the street has it that it loads and plays a lot of games fairly well. (I haven't tested it yet.)

This probably means you/I should get a Sega Saturn controller adapter cable now. USB Sega Saturn controllers are cheap and widely available, but for those of us with the 3D Analog pads or Fight Sticks, well. They're good.

--AP

RIP NYC Pay Phones
May 25, 2022
Star Wars Review: Ahsoka Tano (Corvus, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Ahsoka Tano (Corvus, The Vintage Collection). She's awesome! This is the mass-retail release, Walmart has an exclusive version. This figure has one of Hasbro's very best head sculpts, with amazing paint and tip-top articulation. Even if you're not an Ahsoka fan (and you should be one), I'd suggest getting this figure (or playing with a friend's) to see just how far Hasbro has come in making these figures truly amazing in recent waves. Read the whole review.

--AP

NES After Dark... Alter Dark

NESAliensFrom Amazon: Alter Dark. It's a retro 90s control panel that lets you create and spit out an NES ROM "screen saver" inspired by the old After Dark. Sadly there are no fish or flying toasters, but you get some interesting and customizable animations.

I have no idea if more modules are in the works, but I hope so - it's a fun idea.

--AP

Ad: New Transformers Pre-Orders at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get new Hasbro Transformers from Entertainment Earth! Pre-orders are open for new Studio Series robots in various disguises. Use the code "SPRINGFREE22" at check-out to get free shipping on your pre-orders, assuming you hit $39 or more on items like Transformers Studio Series 86 Deluxe Arcee.

Transformers Studio Series Premier Deluxe Wave 17 Case of 8 Transformers Studio Series 87 Deluxe Dark of the Moon Bumblebee Transformers Studio Series 86 Deluxe Arcee Transformers Studio Series 88 Deluxe Revenge of the Fallen Sidesways Transformers Studio Series Premier Voyager Wave 17 Case of 3 Transformers Studio Series Voyager Bumblebee Movie Thundercracker Transformers Studio Series Voyager Galvatron

Order yours now! Or don't! These old Marvel Legends were also found and are in stock now. Limit 2 per order.

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Reva Later
May 26, 2022
Review: Hasbro Transformers Legacy Voyager Prime Universe Bulkhead Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Legacy Voyager Prime Universe Bulkhead 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 Hasbro Transformers Legacy Voyager Prime Universe Bulkhead Action Figure just hit stores, and a "Wrecker" variant is coming in a few months if you prefer that flavor. It's pretty neat, even if it's not the Animated-as-G1 version many were wanting. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

RIP Ray Liotta, Andrew Fletcher, Alan White
May 27, 2022
Star Wars Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022 Redux, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022 Redux, The Vintage Collection). It's a repaint of a fairly old figure, and it arguably looks a little better - but, again, it is a figure from 2011. The belt has a place to hang his communicator and his lightsaber is cool, but should you track one down online? Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchMy Little Pony: A Maretime Bay Adventure This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Beatus Creation Solitaire, My Little Pony: A Maretime Bay Adventure, Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers, and over a dozen more.

--AP

Ad: New Star Wars Reva Pre-Orders at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get new Hasbro Transformers from Entertainment Earth! Pre-orders are open for new Star Wars Reva figures. Use the code "SPRINGFREE22" at check-out to get free shipping on your pre-orders, assuming you hit $39 or more on items like Star Wars The Retro Collection Reva (Third Sister) 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure.

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Yeah, That's Good
May 30, 2022
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Joints and HasLab Revisited. 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

Transformers Road Hauler, Override Packaging Revealed

TransformersRoad HaulerFrom TFW2005: Velocitron Speedia 500 Collection Road Hauler First Look. What's particularly interesting is the vehicle-mode pack-out with a G1-style box! But it's the new line look, just the old template.

Override is also going to be packed thi way, assuming these are real, and not an elaborate hoax. These haven't been announced or released yet but Walmart has incomplete listings right now.

--AP

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It's Supposed to Be Charming
May 31, 2022
Review: Hasbro Transformers Studio Series Kup Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Studio Series Kup 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!

Maybe still in a weird store near you! The Hasbro Transformers Studio Series Kup Action Figure is not as good as the Buzzworthy version, but as the first release of the mold it does warrant a look. He has a weird decidedly not-cartoony chest, but also a nifty Energon Goodies dispenser and a perfectly nice blaster - plus limbs you can yank off. This makes him fun to play around with. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Adam's Star Wars Newsletter #9 - May Bonanza Part 2

Adam's Star Wars NewsletterAdam's Star Wars NewsletterGalactic Hunter has posted a Adam's Star Wars Newsletter #9! All the announcements you missed because who wants to watch 1 hour of video for 3 minutes of names? New games, new toys, new streaming series, and a whole lot of other information has been stuffed in a text document so you can know just about everything worth knowing, and look up more if you want. Read it here!

--AP

Bubble Bobble Plushies Exist

videogamesBubVia 1st Press Games: Bubble Bobble "Bub" Taito Plush (Preorder). There's Also a Bob in blue.

The licensed plush toys have sound but no size or specifications as to the sound were listed. At current exchange rates, it's about US $32 for the non-sound version and $43 for the sound version.

--AP


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