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RIP Nichelle Nichols, Pat Carroll
August 1, 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 HasLebs Beget Even More Star Wars HasLabs. 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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Max Headroom Reboot Incoming

TVNew StuffVia Deadline: 'Max Headroom' Series Reboot Starring Matt Frewer In Works At AMC Networks From Christopher Cantwell & Elijah Wood's SpectreVision.

Surprisingly influential with lots of parodies and tributes, Matt Frewer's fake digital character is set to return for a new drama series on AMC. He's sold New Coke, he's introduced music videos, he's starred on an ABC sci-fi series for two years. Also he was in Pixels. Your dad probably got a huge kick out of this, so go ask him why this is exciting.

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Ad: New LEGO, Mattel, and Hasbro at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get new the newly announced Hasbro toys from Entertainment Earth! Pre-order new Hasbro Action Figures, LEGO building sets, and so much more. It's like the holiday toys are up early! New pre-orders are welcome and orders of $39+ ship for free with the code SUNFREE22.

Marvel Spider-Man Web Chompin' Spider-Rex 16-Inch Action Figure Star Wars Mission Fleet Gear Class Imperial Cannon Assault 2 1/2-Inch Stormtrooper Action Figure Love Is Dead Game - Entertainment Earth Star Wars The Bounty Collection The Child Series 5 Set of 6 LEGO 31206 Art The Rolling Stones - Entertainment Earth LEGO 21058 Architecture Great Pyramid of Giza Beyblade Burst Quad Drive Dual Packs Wave 3 Case of 8 Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends Mini-Figures Wave 3 Case

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Rooms were made for carpets, Towers made for spires
August 2, 2022
Review: Hasbro Transformers Studio Series Spike in Exo-Suit

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Studio Series Spike in Exo-SuitSomething 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!

Not bad! The Hasbro Transformers Studio Series Spike in Exo-Suit is a new mold shipping now but he's a little hard to find in stores as the only new guy in a wave with more Shockwave and Ravage. Happy hunting - this one is pretty neat, but not amazing. There are blast effects and a cool lever to move his head inside the suit. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Glyos Wave 94 From Onell Design Arriving Now

GlyosHuntering for GoldVia the Glyos News Dump: Six Second Toy Talk - Onell Design Quindecim Pheyden. If you missed this wave, many are still in stock at the Onell Design Store including this gold and silver fellow. He's molded in gold plastic and painted gold and silver - if you picked up the Outer Space Men figures, you'll be familiar with this impressive technique.

If you haven't yet played with Glyos figures, a) welcome to this web site, and b) they feature a unique construction that lets you pop them apart and swap limbs - as I try to show in about six seconds below. He's pictured with the Healey Made Raider (Hunter) from a couple of years ago.

It's a very short look at the new figure (and how the Glyos system works.) It's also worth noting that this wave came with some stowaways - fans reported getting a bare blue Pheyden, a bare gold Pheyden, or a bag of orange parts.

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Analogue Pocket gets Neo Geo Core

Game BoyExtra 16-BitsVia Mazamars, who built on work from Furrtek, as reported by RetroRGB: Neogeo for Pocket (Alpha 0.5). What does this mean? You can boot SNK Neo Geo games on an Analogue Pocket with the latest firmware.

You probably want more analysis, and since my unit isn't here yet I'd like to point you to these features:

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Ad: New Power Rangers from Hasbro Pre-Orders at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get new the newly announced Hasbro toys from Entertainment Earth! Grab your Power Rangers Lightning Collection 6-Inch Figures Wave 14 Set of 4 - with two unrevealed figures - or the single figures below. New pre-orders are welcome and orders of $39+ ship for free with the code SUNFREE22, so get a set and don't pay shipping.

Power Rangers Lightning Collection Lost Galaxy Green Ranger 6-Inch Action Figure Power Rangers Lightning Collection Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Black Ranger 6-Inch Action Figure

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RIP Batgirl Movie
August 3, 2022
Star Wars Review: The Client (The Black Series)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: The Client (The Black Series). Werner Herzog, as an Imperial gangster, complete with ice cream maker, can be yours right now. I like how this one turned out. Read the whole review.

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Playmobil Wiltopia Overview at Animobil

PlaymobilBurning Bright OrangeVia Animobil.info: Wiltopia Wave 1, which showcases comparisons with previous animal releases and shows off the new plastic-free-ish packaging.

The colors are a little paler, and some are identical, but it's neat to see all the changes. The tigers are much brighter orange than usual, for example. The manatees are coming later, and I am quite excited.

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She-Hulk Delayed a Day, White Lotus 2 October
August 4, 2022
Review: Hasbro Marvel Hulk Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Marvel Hulk 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!

I think this one is gone! The Hasbro Marvel Hulk Action Figure is a roughly $4 figure if you can find it - less overseas - and it's very retro. The face paint looks like something out of the 1980s, and so does the articulation. To keep costs down, he comes in a clear plastic bag - and looks more retro than Hasbro's carded retro line. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Not-Joe O-Ring Figures on Kickstarter

G.I. JoeGreat WhitesVia Kickstarter: Operation: Recall Š Legendary Creators Back on Active Duty! The pitch: they got a bunch of 1980s Hasbro guys together to make new G.I. Joe-compatible o-ring figures. There are some excellent concepts and figures start around $30 a whack.

With the ex-Hasbro guys on design/sculpting/packaging, the Callsign: Longbow guys at Grindstone Toys are working to help with manufacturing. At this time those figures have yet to be released, but it looks like a good time for o-ring Joe fans.

--AP

Pui Pui Molcar Season 2 in Japanese Theaters, Freebie Toys

AnimeSqueakVia Anime News Network: Pui Pui Molcar Gives Fans a Squeaky Toy to Enhance the Theater-Going Experience. So kids are getting handed squeaky toys before a movie starts - what could possibly go wrong?

The show streamed on YouTube for season 1 and later appeared on Netflix. It's cute.

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Hey, New Sandman and Predator Stuff This Weekend
August 5, 2022
Star Wars Review: Yoda (The Retro Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Yoda (The Retro Collection). It's very close to the 1980 original, and increasingly expensive for a 2020 reissue. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchMario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 2 This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives ROLLER JAMMER, Japanese Escape Games The Retro House , Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony, and over a dozen more.

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Happy Cosmos Hunting, Prey Was Great
August 8, 2022
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: It's All About Star Wars: The Retro Collection. 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

Walmart Speedia 500 Transformers Hitting

TransformersCosmosIf you haven't found the Walmart Velocitron Speedia 500 Transformers yet, may I suggest this link: Action Figure. Seriously. That's the assortment, which is 8 figures per box - 1x Clampdown, 1x Cosmos, 2x Blurr, 2x, Road Rocket, and 2x Burnout.

The link for the same product at Walmart.com seems less accurate. Before you doubt my powers, I just used it to find Cosmos before writing this, so give it a whirl. Cosmos was indeed worth all the driving around - I dare say he's so good I may sell off some old Cosmos toys and never need to consider buying a new one.

Cosmos is also available at Hasbro Pulse, but more accurately, is not.

--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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Movies You Won't Likely See
August 9, 2022
Review: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Decepticon Deep Cover Action Figure

Figure of the DayTransformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Decepticon Deep Cover 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!

Old! The Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Decepticon Deep Cover Action Figure is not a new release, but in light of recent repaints it might be worth remembering you have some good ones (or missed some) and can just look into things you have, too. Because you probably have a pretty great shelf of Sideswipe retools and repaints. This is a good one! So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

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MiSTer Gets Triple Controller - Classic Gaming USB Adapter V2

MiSTer FPGAHuntering for GoldVia Tindle: Triple Controller - Classic Gaming USB Adapter V2. This USB adapter allows you to use your existing Super NES, NES, and Sega Genesis/Mega Drive (and presumably other compatible system) controllers with your MiSTer FPGA setup. At this time it's $29 plus shipping, which is $5 in the USA.

I don't have one yet and I'm on the fence - I've found some USB adapters work great but not with all controllers, particularly some have had difficulties with the NES Advantage or the Retro-Bit Power Stick. It also says it works with Macs, PCs, Retro Pi, and presumably other platforms - so that could be useful.

--AP

16bit.com Dumping Videos on TikTok

16bit.comVaguely social: 16bit.com on TikTok! The kids won't care, but I've been posting the old Six Second Toy Talk vides from YouTube over here to see if anyone cares. The answer is "not really," and I've made a couple of new ones to test the waters. If viewership picks up I'll make some more, as it's fun to dabble in video. Here's a Kylo Ren video from 2015.

@16bit.com #StarWars Kylo Ren from #TheForceAwakens and #Hasbro These #Actionfigures are from 2015, but they're still pretty great #toys original sound - Adam of 16bit.com

If you don't care, don't worry about it.

You turn your back on them / They'll sure stab you dead
August 10, 2022
Star Wars Review: Ahsoka Tano (The Black Series)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Ahsoka Tano (The Black Series). This is her first 6-inch figure based on the live-action appearances, and with two lightsabers it's pretty great! The knee articulation is clever and the sculpting is, as always, great. Read the whole review.

--AP

Analogue Pocket gets Sega 8-Bit Cores

Game BoyExtra 8-BitsVia spiritualized1997, as reported by RetroRGB: Game Gear, Master System, & SG-1000 Pocket Cores Released) for the Analogue Pocket. I am reading it's picky over which ROM you run in each core.

You probably want more analysis, and since my unit isn't here yet go read this.

--AP

Fortnite Hasbro Arcade Conversion Stickers

ToysBurning Bright OrangeVia Shelf Presents: 1:12 Arcade Stickers Wave 2, as well as other series, let you convert your Fortnite accessory packaging into classic miniature arcade cabinets. It's a pretty brilliant idea.

Five packs of six games each are up for grabs.

--AP

Disney+ Price Increase Coming
August 11, 2022
Review: Onell Design Glyos Neo Phase Pheyden MK II Action Figure

Figure of the DayOnell Design Glyos Neo Phase Pheyden MK II 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 classic! The Onell Design Glyos Neo Phase Pheyden MK II Action Figure is an impressive specimen from 2013 - which I shot and never posted. Let's fix that! I have a big backlog of older toys to go through, some of which have few to no reviews online - so I'll be tackling more of those as the year goes on. (September has a theme picked out already.) So read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

New Game Boy Camera Software

Game BoyNew?Via Herr Zatacke on itch.io: 2bit PXLR Studio is new software for your Game Boy Camera, but there's also an Analogue version in development which could be handy. Right now it seems to be usable in hacked cameras. He writes:

"2bit PXLR Studio is a custom ROM ('firmware') for the Game Boy Camera targeted on accessing the full potential of the original Game Boy Camera's sensor, as well as giving photographers more control."

actuallyxukkorz on Instagram made a post where they were "Testing out new functionality on the Analogue Pocket beta firmware and loving getting more than 30 shots on a walk. Shot with 2bit PXLR software on Analogue Pocket." Which sounds pretty handy - when I was going to toy trade shows, I was bringing 3 Game Boy Cameras with me as each one served as a roll of film that fills up until I could download/edit images.

--AP

Bubble-Headed Booby
August 12, 2022
Star Wars Review: Darth Vader (The Dark Times, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Darth Vader (The Dark Times, The Vintage Collection). It's probably Hasbro's very best overall Darth Vader. The articulation is good - Vader can nod up and down. He has two extra hands. He has a hilt and a fully-lit lightsaber to. Short of a retool with a bashed-up helmet, I assume this is as good as a Darth Vader in this size is going to get for a decade. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives DIG DUG This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives DIG DUG, Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince , Arcade Paradise, and over a dozen more.

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