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Toy Fair Shaking Things Up
October 2, 2023
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: New Old Retro Based on Old New Star Wars Movies, and Take a Dooku. 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

Toy Fair 2023: Just Wait for NYCC?

Toy FairSure JanThe show itself didn't have much for figure fans that you may not have seen in online events or previous conventions, and arguable the most interesting tidbit came via The Toy Book: Toy Association Reveals Upcoming Toy Fair Dates, Locations [Through 2028]. Despite being in New York City for over a century, it'll skip 2024, be in New York in 2025, and then move to New Orleans. In January. Who was asking for this, I'll never know.

I did miss Saturday due to what was most likely really nasty food poisoning, but it didn't seem a lot of big news dropped - Playmobil revealed some pretty nice Miraculous toys, Super7 had Monster Vomit Keshi figures in slime, but there wasn't any one particular announcement that seemed like it would tear the roof off this sucker. Maybe they're saving those.

Images - More 16bit.com Toy Fair 2023 Coverage and Pictures Below
Toy Fair 2023 - Hanayama - The Legend of Zelda Toy Fair 2023 - Hanayama - The Legend of Zelda

I'll have more coverage tomorrow, but let's look at The Legend of Zelda puzzles from Hanayama Games, because that's what got finished before it was time for me to say "oh, I need to pack. They looked really cool, and now you can see them!

--AP

Toys R Us Hype Train Continues

TVSure JanVia CNBC: Toys R Us is planning a brick-and-mortar comeback in the U.S., with up to 24 new flagship stores. Airport shops, stores-within-stores, cruise ships, and the like probably sound impressive to investors who don't know the business, but the low-margin, on-trend business can be hard to navigate. If you've been to some of the Macy's Toys R Us stores, a lot of old, state stuff can linger for a very long time.

Could it be like the old days again? Probably not for years - they don't have a big enough footprint to warrant big exclusives yet, and without things like baby stuff, bikes, video games, and other related items there's probably not a ton of business growth to be had on the quick in its current state.

--AP

Classic Review: Playmates Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Quark Action Figure

Figure of the DayPlaymates Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Quark Action FigureA classic! I've written over 5,000 action figure reviews since 2006, so I'm going to toot my own horn with classic Figure of the Day.

Posted ten years ago today! The Playmates Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Quark Action Figure came out nearly 39 years ago, and was a good deal at the time. Five or six bucks was the norm for a Kenner figure, so to get something with bending knees and elbow splus a whole suite of accessories and a display base was an incredible deal. He's still pretty cheap on eBay or at comic shops too. Read on, it's a good one - and come back tomorrow for an all-new review!

--AP

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And That's Toy Fair until 2025
October 3, 2023
Review: Hasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution Deluxe G2 Universe Autobot Mirage Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution Deluxe G2 Universe Autobot Mirage 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!

At Amazon now - did your Hasbro Pulse order get canceled? The Hasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution Deluxe G2 Universe Autobot Mirage Figure is a redeco of a pretty great mold from a few years ago... but without the distinctive design of his previous toy. (Specifically, Thrust's wings on a toy that's more or less Thundercracker with a blue face.) Read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Toy Fair 2023: The Rest of the Coverage

Toy FairNothing at New York Toy Fair could compete with the news of the upcoming show schedules. If you're on the action toy beat, those seem to have their own tidal forces so Toy Fair being a somewhat nebulous presence for business to business (and especially for fan press), we got to see some good stuff. But nothing that would probably warrant, were this the 1990s, a magazine cover.

Numskull Coverage and Pictures Below
Toy Fair 2023 - Numskull Toy Fair 2023 - Numskull

One surprise was Numskull, mostly because they combined the statue business with Kotobukiya-style prepainted model kits with advent calendars with Countdown Characters. Shrek, Stormtroopers, Miles Prower, and other characters are sliced up in drawers to unbox and assemble a surprisingly robust display piece as you count down to Christmas or whatever holiday is celebrated in a specific global region. Finding new ways to sell existing properties and products is tough, so I tip my hat to these guys.

Super7 G.I. Joe Coverage and Pictures Below
Toy Fair 2023 - Super7 G.I. Joe Toy Fair 2023 - Super7 G.I. Joe

The biggest things for action toy collectors that I saw came from Super7 G.I. Joe, thanks to that Cobra Mothership crowdfunding opportunity. It's the biggest 3 3/4-inch vehicle for those figures in years, and it should easily accommodate your older figures too.

Super7 ReAction Figures Coverage and Pictures Below
Toy Fair 2023 - Super7 ReAction Figures Toy Fair 2023 - Super7 ReAction Figures

The stalwart Super7 ReAction Figures continue and continue to surprise - the Halloween Kids sub-line has figures in cheap 1970s-style costumes, like you may have had from Ben Cooper. Most of them don't seem to be based on any specific license, and that's OK - they did a great job coming up with new flavors of classic and familiar monsters like their own mascot Mummy Boy. I need to get one of those.

Super7 The Rest Coverage and Pictures Below
Toy Fair 2023 - Super7 The Rest Toy Fair 2023 - Super7 The Rest

Super7 The Rest of the coverage is pretty great with slime-filled keshi buckets called Monster Vomit joining their excellent Super Cyborg and Ultimates figures.

Super Impulse Coverage and Pictures Below
Toy Fair 2023 - Super Impulse Toy Fair 2023 - Super Impulse

Super Impulse makes a lot of licensed goodies and may be most famous for its micro, teeny-tiny collectible figures. Check them out!

The Rest of the Coverage and Pictures Below
Toy Fair 2023 - The Rest Toy Fair 2023 - The Rest

The Rest of our coverage is, admittedly, thin. But you can see some of the random snaps I got to remind myself of things like a Curb Your Enthusiasm mug, a nice ThreeZero Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop, and some other goodies.

--AP

Back to the Rut
October 4, 2023
Star Wars Review: Tusken Raider Warrior (Single Card Edition, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Tusken Raider Warrior (Single Card Edition, The Vintage Collection) . This is the single-carded one, which I opened right as I forgot for a split-second I meant to open the Target version with the Massiff first. Whoops. Either way, it's still Rey with new parts on her - a pretty impressive redress, but a redress all the same. Read the whole review.

--AP

Are You Checking Ross?
October 5, 2023
Review: Kenner Batman: The Animated Series The Riddler Action Figure

Figure of the DayKenner Batman: The Animated Series The Riddler 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, but great. This Kenner Batman: The Animated Series The Riddler Action Figure stands, sits, looks cool, is close to on-model, has great sculpting, and can carry a giant man-sized question mark bazooka. Do read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Ad: New Hasbro Marvel Crystar at Entertainment Earth

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Right This Way, Muffin Skunk
October 6, 2023
Star Wars Review: Garindan (Custom)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Garindan (Custom). This is another fan-made, mass-produced figure but this time you can tell from where the parts originated - there are pieces of the 1997 Kenner The Power of the Force Garindan mixed in with a vinyl cape, a black Cloud Car Pilot comm, and other new and old elements. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchFront Mission 2: Remake This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition, Front Mission 2: Remake, Detective Pikachu Returns, and over a dozen more.

--AP

Ad: New Hasbro Holocomm Han Solo at Entertainment Earth

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RIP Shawna Trpcic
October 9, 2023
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Turns 300 Again and Droid Sockets and We're Out of Questions. 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

A New Old Atari Game

AtariSave Mary - Limited EditionVia Atari: Save Mary - Limited Edition. It's an old game that never saw release, and now it is! Well, 500 copies are being made, so there's that.

"Another victim of the 1983 game crash, Save Mary never got an official Atari cartridge release until now! This fantastic work from Tod Frye will keep you on your toes as you build a platform that Mary can use to escape the flooding canyon.Use the crane to carefully lower the different blocks and piece together a platform that Mary can safely stand on — but be careful! If you swing or drop a block carelessly, you may end up crushing poor Mary."

It's $59.99.

--AP

A New Healey Made Figure

GlyosGothamiteVia The Glyos News Dump: Healey Made Trooper (Gothamite 1984) Available Now. The newish figure has a cape and great colors, and it looks really cool! His chest holster looks like a Bat-symbol. He's $25.

--AP

Classic Review: Onell Design Glyos Lost Sincroid Army Genesis Corps Action Figure

Figure of the DayOnell Design Glyos Lost Sincroid Army Genesis Corps Action FigureA classic! I've written over 5,000 action figure reviews since 2006, so I'm going to toot my own horn with classic Figure of the Day.

Posted ten years ago today! The Onell Design Glyos Lost Sincroid Army Genesis Corps Action Figure has lots of extra sculpted details, and a belt, plus a tiny scarf, and a nice alternate head, and a removable dome. It had a lot going for it - and it's not a mold we see much any more. Read on, it's a good one - and come back tomorrow for an all-new review!

--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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Arctic Wolf and Summer Fox
October 10, 2023
Review: Hasbro Transformers Studio Series 86 Ironhide

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Studio Series 86 IronhideSomething 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!

At a store near you! Maybe! The Hasbro Transformers Studio Series 86 Ironhide is still at one of my local stores, and it's not bad - or great. It's roughly the same size as the Deluxe figure, but if you missed the Earth Kingdom toy you'll probably want this one. It's not as robust - no riot shield - but at least it looks pretty good. Having fewer accessories resulted in more plastic being put on the main robot, and I'm torn on if this an improvement or not - I would wager people with the old one may be happy with him. Read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

More New Robots This Week
October 11, 2023
Star Wars Review: R7-TN0

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R7-TN0 . It's not from anything specific, but it is a droid painted like Ahsoka Tano and that's pretty neat. Read the whole review.

--AP

Prodigy Going to Netflix
October 12, 2023
Review: Super7 Devo Whip It Mark Mothersbaugh ReAction Figure

Figure of the DaySuper7 Devo Whip It Mark Mothersbaugh ReAction 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!

Whip it good. This Super7 Devo Whip It Mark Mothersbaugh ReAction Figure somehow looks like it belongs with 1980s action figures - you could put it with space or sci-fi toys, and it doesn't seem entirely out of place. Also it's awesome. Do read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Netflix Gets Star Trek: Prodigy

Star TrekSave Mary - Limited EditionVia THR: 'Star Trek: Prodigy' Moves to Netflix After Paramount+ Cancellation. Presumably Netflix went through the sofa cushions and found enough money to rent the show for seasons 1 and 2, the latter of which hasn't aired anywhere yet.

The show starts off like most kid shows you've undoubtedly watched if you read sites like this one, but it does gradually turn into Star Trek as you more or less want it with great guest voices and familiar cameos. And Barniss Frex.

--AP

Ad: New Transformers Masterpiece DOTM Ratchet at Entertainment Earth

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Goodgey
October 13, 2023
Star Wars Review: Grogu (and Luke Skywalker, The Black Series)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Grogu (and Luke Skywalker, The Black Series). This one comes with Luke, who was marked up $20 for his accessories like Grogu, and might be on clearance at a store near you. Read the whole review.

--AP

G.I. Joe Cobra Mothership and O-Ring Guys

G.I. JoeCobra MothershipVia Super7: G.I. Joe ReAction Vehicle Cobra Mothership. It's $495.00, which seems pretty decent for something massive with a big detailed interior. Early funding includes parachutes! Higher tiers include stickers and turrets. It seems a little slow to back early, but it's a very nice vehicle and having seen it in person? It's impressive, and the biggest new G.I. Joe vehicle or playset in quite some time. Will fans have room for them next to the Terrordromes and FLAGGs? That I don't know. But I do know this is probably a lot more inexpensive than tracking those down.

There are also add-on packs of O-Ring and ReAction figures for Viper army builders. Each is a surprisingly cheap $75 for 5 figures.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchFront Mission 2: Remake This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives Darius II, Sonic Superstars, A Boy and His Blob: Retro Collection, and over a dozen more.

--AP

RIP Piper Laurie, Suzanne Somers
October 16, 2023
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Playsets and Hey That's Good. 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

Classic Review: Mattel Hot Wheels The Jetsons Capsule Car

Figure of the DayMattel Hot Wheels The Jetsons Capsule CarA classic! I've written over 5,000 action figure reviews since 2006, so I'm going to toot my own horn with classic Figure of the Day.

Posted ten years ago today! The Mattel Hot Wheels The Jetsons Capsule Car was small, green, and probably came about 30 years later than would have been ideal. But it had clear wheels and looked cool. Read on, it's a good one - and come back tomorrow for an all-new review!

--AP

Toy Fair: Forget New Orleans

Toy FairSure JanFrom the birdsite via The Toy Book: BREAKING NEWS: Toy Fair New Orleans will not happen. Plans have been scrapped and the event will stay in New York (with eyes on L.A.) for the time being. The initial reaction from the industry seemed to be a shrug and people saying "maybe we don't need this event anymore," and the plans are still to keep the event in New York in March 2025. But beyond that? Not much specific.

--AP

Kickstarter: Retro Dinosaur Toys

KickstarterSure JanFrom Kickstarter: Zealandia Models: Retro Dinosaurs - Wave 1. They look like the cheap toys your parents or grandparents may have had as kids, but they're $45 and up. It's a heck of a neat idea, but priced like collector stuff - give it a look!

--AP

NYCC Glow Scooby-Doo Tiny Mights Set

ToysScooby Doo Tiny MightsVia Instagram: NEW Scooby-Doo Tiny Mights are now available at Walmart and other select retailers soon. Here’s a peek at the #NYCC exclusive glow-in-the-dark set! Come to Booth 1543 to grab one for yourself.. Supposedly these are just over $30, and I wish I was there to get a set - they look great!

--AP

Ad: New Transformers Masterpiece and Takara-Tomy Specials at Entertainment Earth

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Support 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter via Patreon

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Nature Trail to Hell
October 17, 2023
Review: Hasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution Deluxe G2 Universe Sideswipe Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution Deluxe G2 Universe Sideswipe 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!

At Walmart, maybe, but probably not? The Hasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution Deluxe G2 Universe Sideswipe Figure is a concept from the 1990s that finally exists as a toy - and sure it's technically Red Alert's head, but it's still gorgeous. If you can find one. Read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Analogue 3D Does N64

NintendoSure JanVia Analogue: Analogue 3D The future is here. 64 bits of pleasure. While thin on pictures or specifics, one can assume it's a Nintendo 64 - after all, a MiSTer FPGA core is in development, and this would probably be one of the more advanced systems you can probably expect to get out of the current chips. A new controller is teased, too.

If you have any games you were waiting to buy, go get them - Game Boy cartridges were real cheap right until Analogue Pocket systems started to ship, and it's not like N64 is cheap as it was. More gaming gentrification is coming as the Millennial Yuppies move in, so be sure to get what you want early.

--AP

Back to the Rut
October 18, 2023
Star Wars Review: Boba Fett (Comic Art Edition, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Boba Fett (Comic Art Edition, The Vintage Collection). This is gorgeous figure at a hideous price - the mark-up on a $12.99 figure from a few years ago makes little sense, but from a technical perspective it's a nice product with great paint on a lovely cardback. We also got a Marvel Boba Fett about 15 years ago packed with a droid and a full-size comic for about $12 - so this definitely got slapped with some premium pricing. At least it's gorgeous. Read the whole review.

--AP

Saturn Season for MiSTer
October 19, 2023
Review: Super7 Universal Monsters Bride of Frankenstein ReAction Figure

Figure of the DaySuper7 Universal Monsters Bride of Frankenstein ReAction 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, but great. This Super7 Universal Monsters Bride of Frankenstein ReAction Figure has big hair, a great sculpt and paint... well, mine could have been nicer, but it's still striking. Do read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Deadpool 3 Delayed, Shocker
October 20, 2023
Star Wars Review: Oola (Custom)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Oola (Custom). This is a figure Jabba wanted but Kenner was unwilling to make. A fan made one last year, and then a few more, and it's pretty close to what you might expect out of Kenner from 1983. The color is a little wrong, the headdress is a tiny bit off, and the sandals may not quite match - but the same was true of a few figures back then. She fits in perfectly with your older Return of the Jedi figures, and sadly is priced more or less accordingly. I like it - I wouldn't buy it if Hasbro charged $40. But Hasbro won't make one, so it's this or nothing. Is it worth it? Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives GUTTANG GOTTONG This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives GUTTANG GOTTONG, Gargoyles Remastered, METAL GEAR SOLID: MASTER COLLECTION Vol.1, and over a dozen more. And Super Mario Bros. Wonder comes out today

--AP

Stuffing the Buffer
October 23, 2023
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Crowdfunding Star Wars and Let's Talk Vehicle Reissues. 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

Classic Review: October Toys Outlandish Mini Figure Guys (OMFG) Series 3 Minifigures

Figure of the DayOctober Toys Outlandish Mini Figure Guys (OMFG) Series 3 MinifiguresA classic! I've written over 5,000 action figure reviews since 2006, so I'm going to toot my own horn with classic Figure of the Day.

Posted ten years ago today! The October Toys Outlandish Mini Figure Guys (OMFG) Series 3 Minifigures is one of the few toy things I could say is for almost anybody who might want a toy. For hardcore keshi collectors, 80s toy fans, or indie art toy figures? It's good. For people who don't like toys but want a weird whimsical decoration for their desk? It's good. Dr. Decay, Barbarianaut, Fruit Punch, Pugnacious, and TenCan cost ten bucks back in the day, and prices on eBay are starting to go up. I'd suggest buying some if you can find them. Read on, it's a good one - and come back tomorrow for an all-new review!

--AP

Marvel Legends HasLab Giant-Man Ends Shortly

MarvelGiant-ManVia Hasbro Pulse: The Marvel Legends HasLab Giant-Man ends tonight. It's close, but not close close at over 7,200 of 10,000 backers. Without bonus smaller figures for flippers to carve out and sell, it has proven to not be particularly enticing despite being a pretty big figure for the price and on par with other very large Hasbro toys at $200... but, given the trove of wonders that is Ollie's or Ross, the collector dollar can go a lot further these days. Will it succeed? My guess is "no" or "barely," but you've still got some time to give it a shot.

--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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Not To Brag, Both Still Alive
October 24, 2023
Review: Hasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution Deluxe Pointblank and Peacemaker Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution Deluxe Pointblank and Peacemaker 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!

Bring a friend! The Hasbro Transformers Legacy Evolution Deluxe Pointblank and Peacemaker Action Figure is one I don't think I've seen in stores. You get a sidekick figure, but I'm not crazy about the big figure. And I don't really know the character. But hey, at least it's something new! Er, old. Read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Congrats Marvel Legends HasLab Giant-Man

MarvelGiant-ManVia Hasbro Pulse: The Marvel Legends HasLab Giant-Man ends tonight. It's close, but not close made it, passing 10,000 backers with over 3 hours to spare. (It needed 10,000 pieces sold to fund.) As of last night I was anticipating a Rancor-esque situation where it creeps up to the goal and maybe, just maybe, made it - but the fans showed up at the last minute, which is great! It sold 13,889 backers - almost 50% of which was on Monday, and 111 units shy of making the final stretch goal. I wonder if Hasbro will just say "good enough, here you go."

Presumably fans can look forward to more Ghostbusters next, with Transformers probably getting teased just after Deathsaurus starts to ship. The market for this kind of thing may not be getting a lot bigger, so we'll probably see more than a few of these higher-end crowdfunded items appear soon since it is unlikely to continue when we start to retire.

--AP

RIP Richard Roundtree
October 25, 2023
Star Wars Review: R7-FNG

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R7-FNG. He doesn't suck! The purple vampire droid has a glow-in-the-dark dome and fake fangs, making it a ridiculous - but creative - design that I think a lot of figure collectors will want. (Star Wars collectors, who knows, but "monster" and "glow" makes it a winner in by book.) Read the whole review.

--AP

MST3k Crowdfund Season 14

TVGiant-ManVia MST3K: Let's Make MST3K Season 14! is up and... I have no idea what the progress is. They're aiming to do between 6 and 12 full episodes (and 6 and 12 shorts) plus

--AP

Cheap Fast Food Lunch Toys
October 26, 2023
Review: Wendy's DC Universe Batman, Catwoman, and Nightwing

Figure of the DayWendy's DC Universe Batman, Catwoman, and NightwingSomething 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!

At Wendy's Now? This Wendy's DC Universe Batman, Catwoman, and Nightwing come in multiple colors and are free with their surprisingly small kid's meals for around five bucks - which would be a fine price for the toys in a store these days. Do read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Ad: New Star Wars from Funko and Hasbro at Entertainment Earth

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The First Duty Part 2
October 27, 2023
Star Wars Review: Krrsantan (The Black Series)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Krrsantan (The Black Series). This is a perfectly nice basic figure, but it's priced as a deluxe - he's shorter than Chewbacca and has a similar accessory count, but it would seem the most popular characters are getting pulled aside for a wider box with more empty space in it with a higher price. But the sculpt is good, the articulation is well-engineered, and he has the minimum amount of accessories that you need to say "OK, he looks cool on my desk" while the smaller one has six hands and way too much gear for almost the same price. It's an increasingly bizarre line, ad a basic Kenner-style one is due soon. Read the whole review.

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Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives Blandia This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Trip World DX, Arcade Archives Blandia, RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures Deluxe, and over a dozen more.

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RIP Richard Moll, Matthew Perry
October 30, 2023
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Card Sadness and Guns. 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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Classic Review: Mattel Batman Classic TV Series Catwoman Action Figure

Figure of the DayMattel Batman Classic TV Series Catwoman Action FigureA classic! I've written over 5,000 action figure reviews since 2006, so I'm going to toot my own horn with classic Figure of the Day.

Posted ten years ago today! The Mattel Batman Classic TV Series Catwoman Action Figure was a thrilling release ten years ago because this was from a license we never thought we'd see - now you can get Batman 1966 stuff all over the place. Still, this is a nice figure. Read on, it's a good one - and come back tomorrow for an all-new review!

--AP

HasLab: Ghostbusters PKE Meter and Ghost Trap

GhostbustersSure JanFrom HasLab: Ghostbusters Plasma Series HasLab Two in the Box! Ghost Trap and P.K.E. Meter is a good item for a good price. I don't get to say that much - I joked with a friend that this should be funded within 24 hours, and it hit 40% in the first afternoon. You get a couple of props plus stretch goals for things like holsters and patches. Given what you pay for an action figure these days, these items seem like a relative bargain in 2023 dollars. They'd probably also seem like a good deal in late 1990s dollars. Go get yours!

At press time, it's 96% pledged.

--AP

Ad: New Hasbro Spider-Man, Star Wars, and Transformers at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Check out new New Hasbro Spider-Man, Star Wars, and Transformers! They're all coming next year, but you can pre-order one right now. Orders of $79+ ship for free with the code FALLFREE79!

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October 31, 2023
Review: Super7 Universal Monsters The Mummy (Costume Colors) ReAction Figure

Figure of the DaySuper7 Universal Monsters The Mummy (Costume Colors) ReAction 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!

Possibly on clearance! The Super7 Universal Monsters The Mummy (Costume Colors) ReAction Figure got blown out at FYE earlier this year, so I grabbed one - a lot of those figures were priced incorrectly, and at under $5 I found out that I probably would have paid full price for this costume-inspired red and blue Mummy redeco. It's neat. Read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

HasLab: Ghostbusters PKE Meter and Ghost Trap 103% Funded

GhostbustersSure JanFrom HasLab: Ghostbusters Plasma Series HasLab Two in the Box! Ghost Trap and P.K.E. Meter has been fully funded with 42 days to go! Hasbro's prop items are some of the best in the business, and this one looked like it was a pretty good deal - apparently everybody agreed.

At press time, it's 103% pledged and you can still order one (or two) if you're so inclined. Had I bought the proton pack and wand, I'd be buying this too.

--AP

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