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I Understand But I Don't See It
March 01, 2024
Star Wars Review: Tusken Chieftan (The Black Series)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Tusken Chieftan (The Black Series). He uses parts of the old Tusken Raider from about seven years ago, but most of what you'll actually see are new parts, with new robes, and some decent paint. Read the whole review.

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Entertainment EarthAd: Pre-order the Pre-order new Hasbro Gnawgahyde, Torch, Night-Creeper, Doc, and Jinx! A bunch of new figures are up for your enjoyment!

Also take a look at the G.I. Joe Commando Snake Eyes FigZero 1:6 Scale Action Figure. It's neat.

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Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives JUNGLER This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives JUNGLER, Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island, SpongeBob SquarePants: Bundle, and over a dozen more.

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Buy The Pin
RIP Mark Dodson
March 4, 2024
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted Q&A: Star Wars Gets New Movies, Maybe, and X-Wing Tallies. 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: Toy Biz Video Game Super Stars Mario Kart 64 Mario Action Figure

Figure of the DayToy Biz Video Game Super Stars Mario Kart 64 Mario 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 eight years ago today! The Toy Biz Video Game Super Stars Mario Kart 64 Mario Action Figure was released around 1999 by Toy Biz and came and went in a flash. It's a pretty robust toy for the price, particularly at the time. It has a figure, a kart, and a launching green shell - and you probably never saw it. There are dozens of Mario Kart toys today, but this was the first one I got. Read on!

Come back tomorrow for an all-new review!

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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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Boning Up on a Classic
March 5, 2024
Review: Mattel He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Cartoon Collection Skeletor Action Figure

Figure of the DayMattel He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Cartoon Collection Skeletor Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

New! The Mattel He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Cartoon Collection Skeletor Action Figure is seemingly not in any major US chain stores yet, I got mine online - and he's pretty good. Not perfect, the colors are quite bright and he's light on paint, but he's charming enough and has some really good accessories. Also, March is going to be all Masters of the Universe here, so buckle up for more Grayskull action. Also note that this one not only as a swell comic with sewn pages, but two alternate heads in the form of masks. They have the neck hole and everything. Read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

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Yes I've Seen The Cristal Ads
March 6, 2024
Star Wars Review: Princess Kneesaa (Ewoks Cartoon, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Princess Kneesaa (Ewoks Cartoon, The Vintage Collection). This is a redeco, with slightly different gear - one hood is missing. But you get a bag and a coin that you didn't get on the last release. The packaging is nice, at least. Read the whole review.

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That's Totally Babies
March 7, 2024
Review: Mattel Masters of the Universe Origins Battle Armor Skeletor Action Figure

Figure of the DayMattel Masters of the Universe Origins Battle Armor Skeletor Action Figure ReAction FiguresSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Gone? This Mattel Masters of the Universe Origins Battle Armor Skeletor Action Figure ReAction Figures may be at a collector shop or other markdown place near you - I got one for five bucks. It's worth the five bucks. Do read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

NES (and Switch/Xbox/PS) Rugrats Preorder Coming

NESNES RugratsVia Limited Run Games: Rugrats: Adventures in Gameland. There are a whopping 14 variants, with versions for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch, and most delightfully, NES. These go up for sale March 8 and you can order one until April 21.

The idea that there's a market for a licensed NES cartridge in 2024 is still one that amazes me, but it also shows that IP holders are eager to squeeze returns out of their catalogs. Mostly. There are some really weird people who don't want to do much with their stuff, but I'm mostly interested in those that do and Super7 will be making a vinyl Reptar figure to go along with the limited edition flavors.

There may not be a huge market for this sort of thing, especially given that games like the very entertaining Jay & Silent Bob Mall Brawl can be had on eBay for pretty close to its issue price. $60 sounds like a lot for an NES game, but adjusted for inflation, you'd have probably paid more for it back in the 1990s (were it a thing that existed.)

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RIP Akira Toriyama
March 8, 2024
Star Wars Review: Yak Face (The Retro Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Yak Face (The Retro Collection). Depending on your age and when you got into these toys, this might be considered to be an unattainable grail - and Hasbro reissued it last year, making it available to most Americans for the first time at regular retail prices. He's a well-made replica that looks and plays great - the colors are a little tweaked, but considering buying a 6-pack of figures is probably cheaper than an unpackaged Yak Face has been for most collectors' careers, that's probably a worthwhile purchase. Or it would be, had it not already sold out. Read the whole review.

Also, Walmart.com Lists Imaginext Darth Vader. That's a big dang deal, see it here.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchContra: Operation Galuga This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Contra: Operation Galuga, Arcade Archives WAR OF AERO, Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story, and over a dozen more.

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Bookoff Makes Clone Consoles Now
March 11, 2024
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted Q&A: Waiting for Star Wars Can Be Bad, and Pick a Choice. 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: Yujin Shooting Game Historica Metarion Capsule Toy

Figure of the DayYujin Shooting Game Historica Metarion Capsule ToyA 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 Yujin Shooting Game Historica Metarion Capsule Toy was released in 2007, and sadly the line remains somewhat obscure. They're really cool, and this one even has one of its power-up options (that looks like a clear orange grape here.) Read on!

Come back tomorrow for an all-new review!

--AP

Glyos - New Healey Made Trooper

GlyosNew Healey Made Trooper (Hyper Recon) Figure LiveVia the Glyos News Dump: New Healey Made Trooper (Hyper Recon) Figure Live. It's $25 and has a swell cape.

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Bookoff and Geo Rolling Console Clones

NESNES RugratsVia Time Extension: Japanese Second-Hand Stores Are Making Their Own Famiclones To Cope With Retro Demand. There are a whopping 14 variants, with versions for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch, and most delightfully, NES. These go up for sale March 8 and you can order one until April 21.

Coincidentally, I stumbled on the 8bit Compact V2 at a new Mesa, AZ Bookoff on Sunday night. It's pretty garish - I can dig it.

The aforementioned article says "The store reports that sales of retro games... increased by nearly 60% in 2023." Here in the USA we saw a lot of prices shoot up when Analgoue put out its consoles. Just a few years ago I was able to pick up Game Boy Camera peripherals for $6-$8 and a lot of games were under $10. The Analogue Pocket ushered in higher prices as soon as people had those consoles in-hand, and we saw similar rises with their other consoles. Nobody in the USA has been particularly successful low-cost mass-market clone console as of yet, so I wonder if we might see something hit in a big way that results in non-limited edition reissues and even more new software for old consoles. My guess is no, not until you get something with an HDMI cable and a cartridge port into Target.

--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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Like Magic
March 12, 2024
Review: Mattel Masters of the Universe Origins Sorceress Action Figure

Figure of the DayMattel Masters of the Universe Origins Sorceress 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 Mattel Masters of the Universe Origins Sorceress Action Figure is often available at stores near you as one of a few long-term pegwarmers, and may be available cheaply at collector shops - that's how I got mine! Read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Clearance of Grayskull
March 13, 2024
Star Wars Review: Paige (Resistance Gunner, The Last Jedi Line Look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Paige (Resistance Gunner, The Last Jedi Line Look). In my never-ending quest to alienate the remaining readers of this site, I went to my pile of unopened figures and pulled out this gem from 2017. She's good - you skipped her and when you see her at a shop, she's not worth anything, but this is a good figure. Take a look at the removable helmet, the perfectly painted eyes, the removable oxygen mask, and the fine sculpting. The limbs all swing nicely and she stands with no problems. All parties involved did an amazing job having this figure ready for Force Friday The Last Jedi edition, before anybody knew she had no liMOTU in the movie and the vehicle she was in wouldn't get a toy. Odds are you won't track her down if you haven't already done so, but if you stumble on her? This is a well-made figure. Read the whole review.

--AP

MOTU Turtles of Grayskull Mouse-Jaw On Sale Already

MOTUTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles of Grayskull Mouse-Jaw Action FigureVia Target: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles of Grayskull Mouse-Jaw Action Figure is on sale for $14.99 down from $24.99 for this relatively recent release.

For the asking price, you get a Metal-Boto build-a-figure arm (with tools), a M.O.U.S.E.R., and of course Trap Jaw in his revised gear. Presumably the figure is more valuable split up as someone will want the mouser buddy, some will want the figure, and at some point someone is going to need an arm - but mostly, I'd just say "dude it's worth the $15 and fun enough to pick up." I don't know if it's specially priced online only or in stores, as Target is currently closed as I write this, but if you see one today? Scan it, get it for $15 and enjoy.

--AP

Street Sharks Coming Back
March 14, 2024
Review: Mattel Masters of the Universe Origins Snake Face Action Figure

Figure of the DayMattel Masters of the Universe Origins Snake Face Action Figure ReAction FiguresSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Clearance fodder! This Mattel Masters of the Universe Origins Snake Face Action Figure may be five bucks at closeout if you can find it, and it's a nice figure for that price - not as exciting at full price. Like the Classics version, it has swappable heads so the snakes don't come out of his eyes as an action feature. Do read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Dollar Tree Closing 1,000 Stores

toysNES RugratsVia NPR: Dollar Tree to close nearly 1,000 stores as it posts a fourth quarter loss. This is notable: "Dollar Tree plans to close about 600 Family Dollar stores in the first half of this year and 370 Family Dollar and 30 Dollar Tree stores over the next several years."

The chain had a well-publicized airing of dirty laundry late last year on Last Week Tonight that shed light on a litany of problems, all seemingly accurate from my visits.

The chain has been interesting for toys over the years - Family Dollar used to get a lot of cheap Hasbro closeout items (Dark of the Moon-era Transformers and 25th anniversary G.I. Joe comes to mind) while Dollar Tree started to carve out a niche for its own house-brand toys as well as closeouts from Playmobil and others. This also likely signals a need for a new retailer to focus on cheap goods, as there's a lot on the extreme low-end while seemingly everybody else is racing toward "premium."

--AP

What Do You Want Me to Do with the Silver?
March 15, 2024
Star Wars Review: R3-Series Astromech Droid Clear with Orange

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R3-Series Astromech Droid Clear with Orange. This is from a few years ago, but I wanted to finally pop him out of the blister from 2015 and take some pictures. This came out of the parts bins, so your best bet to getting one is eBay - and some of those prices aren't that bad, all things considered. Read the whole review.

--AP

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Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchSTAR WARS: Battlefront Classic Collection This week's batch of titles on the eShop: STAR WARS: Battlefront Classic Collection, PJ Masks Power Heroes: Mighty Alliance, Arcade Archives Tank Battalion, and over a dozen more.

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Posting Pictures of Scorpions
March 18, 2024
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted Q&A: Star Wars Warms Pegs and Head Detecting. 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: Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Air Raid

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Air RaidA 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 eleven years ago today! The Hasbro Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Air Raid still looks super cool and stands apart from other versions of the character - for reasons. Read on!

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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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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Prep Seaon
March 19, 2024
Review: Mattel Masters of the Universe Origins x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtles of Grayskull He-Man Action Figure

Figure of the DayMattel Masters of the Universe Origins x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtles of Grayskull He-Man 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 Mattel Masters of the Universe Origins x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtles of Grayskull He-Man Action Figure and his cohorts are strangely hard to find at American big box stores - but you can get one online. We don't get a lot of figures that are evil versions of your franchise's hero that aren't a clone or an alternate universe version - this is one who got altered by mutagen! The clear-ish blue plastic skin really pops and the green hair is incredibly unusual. This is worth a look. Read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Spaceballs: The Action Figure: The Prop
March 20, 2024
Star Wars Review: Ahsoka Tano (Epic Hero Series)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Ahsoka Tano (Epic Hero Series). This is a new mold, and I've seen her online and in the cardboard Easter dumps at Walmart - and this is a great figure. Other than the lack of a waist joint, she feels like a sturdy 1990s figure with nice clear lightsabers, the ability to stand easily, and freely moving joints. In short, this one is a toy first and is all the better for it. I'd recommend picking her up - the face sculpt is really excellent. Read the whole review.

Also, Spaceballs: The Action Figure Auction. These are the props from the movie, as nobody has made actual toy figures and likely never will.

--AP

Turtles of Grayskull Skeletor, Mikey Revealed

Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesToupeeVia kenzos_creations on Instagram: More posts from @masters !! Mikey and Skelly Turtles of Grayskull peek! These look neat and match the mini-comics - Michelangelo has a toupee and armor, while Skeletor has bright neon green - and I hope glow-in-the-dark - samurai-inspired armor.

Also posted were Filmation Cartoon Collection versions of Prince Adam with an animated Cringer and Evil-Lyn which, well, if this doesn't make your day I don't know what would.

--AP

A Comic: Myth Wars: Vol. 1: Zeus - The Teenage Years

ComicsMyth Wars: Vol. 1: Zeus - The Teenage YearsHey, I know that guy! Scott Neitlich - most famously formerly of Masters of the Universe and DC Comics toys at Mattel, Bif Bang Pow!/Entertainment Earth, and some of your mini-comics, wrote a graphic novel called Myth Wars: Vol. 1: Zeus - The Teenage Years and it's on Amazon. (And of course, that's an affiliate link, with the caveats of "if you buy a copy or anything through that link I may get a small percentage of the sale from Amazon.")

The press release says "Myth Wars marks a significant milestone as the first full-length, 227-page all-age graphic novel created using Artificial Intelligence. Rendered panel-by-panel, this publication pioneers the fusion of human creativity and AI-assisted illustration, offering a unique platform for storytellers without traditional artistic skills." I gotta admit I'm curious to read this one.

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RIP M. Emmet Walsh
March 21, 2024
Review: Mattel Masters of the Universe Origins Mantenna Action Figure

Figure of the DayMattel Masters of the Universe Origins Mantenna Action Figure ReAction FiguresSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Gone? This Mattel Masters of the Universe Origins Mantenna Action Figure ReAction Figures is a heck of an upgrade, as he has four jointed legs and a mechanism in his head (not back) that causes his eyes to bug out. This one is worth tracking down. Do read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

More Turtles of Grayskull and MOTU Origins

MOTU2-BopsteadyVia toyhuntershollow on Instagram: pics of the upcoming Turtles of Grayskull figures. There are a bunch - 2-Bopsteady is pictured, also Teela, Stealth Ninja Leonardo, Stealth Ninja He-Man, April O'Neil, Casey Jones, Leatherhead, Hordak, Splinter, Mer-Man, Skeletor... there's a lot to like here.

--AP

Big Pre-Order Day
March 22, 2024
Star Wars Review: The Mandalorian (Epic Hero Series)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: The Mandalorian (Epic Hero Series). This is a very nice figure - it doesn't have all of the deco as other similarly sized figures, but it's a better figure. The exaggerated bright silver Beskar armor is gorgeous, the Darksaber is fantastic, the pistol ain't bad, and the cape is a clip-on around the neck. He can fit in your The Vintage Collection vehicles, too. He's also really easy to find at Walmart as they seem to be getting solid cases of just Mando, and also Darth Vader, but Mando is the better figure. Read the whole review.

--AP

BNG x ISH x VARNER: TMNT Firsts: The Pitch Turtle

Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesToitles Via BNG: BNG x ISH x VARNER: TMNT Firsts: The Pitch Turtle - Resin & Bronze Statues - On Sale INFO! Proof positive that there are always new licensing avenues, the statue is in resin or bronze at prices that range from "that's pricey" to "that's quite reasonable." The 9-inch tall "clay edition" (pictured) is a mere $95.

This is a pitch sculpt from Varner Studios, the guys who did a ton of Playmates sculpting in the 1980s and 1990s. And McDonald's, and pitches for Star Wars, and lots more.

--AP

Masters of the Universe Sy-Klone Launched, Sold Out

Masters of the UniverseRock On Via Mattel Creations: MOTU Origins Sy-Klone Figure launched as a deluxe boxed figure instead of as a carded figure. It ships in April.

There were payment processing issues for the first half hour, and it sold out a couple of hours later. I hope you got one!

--AP

So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Action Figure Reboot

SimpsonsJoe's Cavern Via Toy News International: Jakks Pacific The Simpsons Figure Images. Supposedly there's a toy phone and two scales of figures - we don't know much yet, but it looks like a pretty robust line compared to what we've seen from other manufacturers in recent years. And, I assume, cheaper.

It's been a long time since anyone has done a mass-market, all-ages line based on this century's Dennis the Menace, which may mean this is going to be more of a nostalgia push - which is fine, the show turns 35 this year.

--AP

Ad: New Star Wars from Hasbro at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Pre-order the newest Star Wars: The Vintage Collection including R2-D2 and Princess Leia plus figures from The Acolyte and more! A bunch of new figures are up for your enjoyment!

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But wait, there's more! New Transformers are also live!

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Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives MOUSER This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives MOUSER, Bad Chicken, The Legend of Legacy HD Remastered, and over a dozen more.

--AP

Frozen Empire Came Out
March 25, 2024
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted Q&A: Star Wars Ships Happen, a Calendar of 2024 Events, Troopers, and Speckled Speculation. 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: LEGO Minifigures Series 5 Fitness Instructor

Figure of the DayLEGO Minifigures Series 5 Fitness InstructorA 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 LEGO Minifigures Series 5 Fitness Instructor was released in 2011, and I think we all had points in our lives where we said "some day, I'm going to build a LEGO town at home." I know a couple of people who did - but since action figures didn't die out around 2010 like I was expecting, I wound up with a lot of sets and figures that just never made it into a big planned community. But it's still a nice figure. Read on!

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!


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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Hopefully One of the Safe Planes
March 26, 2024
Review: Mattel Masters of the Universe Origins Lords of Power Mer-Man Action Figure

Figure of the DayMattel Masters of the Universe Origins Lords of Power Mer-Man 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 Mattel Masters of the Universe Origins Lords of Power Mer-Man Action Figure is possibly at a second-hand or collector shop near you - and it's really cool! Read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Limited Run Games' GBA Shantae Sequel Is Up

Game BoyShantaeVia LRG: Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution. You can get a $60 boxed game, or a $100 Collector's Edition with plushies and other extras.

The game existed as a demo with a lot of assets back when the Game Boy Advance was still a new thing, but sales of the original kept it off the shelf. Now they're finishing it, and you can buy it.

--AP

Meet the New Masters
March 27, 2024
Star Wars Review: R5-D4 (The Mandalorian, The Black Series)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R5-D4 (The Mandalorian, The Black Series). There was a new R2-D2 mold last year, and this R5-D4 figure uses it - with a bad motivator, and a new dome. It's clean, and lacks the Mando-specific dirt patterns. But other than that, it's a perfectly nice droid figure. Read the whole review.

--AP

Vintage Mac Mastodon Client: Macstodon

MacintoshMacstodonVia Scott Small of Oldbytes.space: Announcing #Macstodon v1.2, the premier Mastodon client for vintage #Macintosh computers! It claims that it works with systems as far back as System 7.1, and that's pretty dang far back. If I still had my IIsi, I'd be booting it up right now.

For the very narrow overlap of people who read this site on vintage Apple hardware and also use the Fediverse, check it out!

--AP

Ad: New He-Man and Marvel Legends from Hasbro at Entertainment Earth

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You Saw New Mer-Man Right?
March 28, 2024
Review: Mattel Masters of the Universe Origins Ram-Man Action Figure

Figure of the DayMattel Masters of the Universe Origins Ram-Man Action Figure ReAction FiguresSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Clearance fodder in Canada! This Mattel Masters of the Universe Origins Ram-Man Action Figure may be five bucks at closeout if you can find it, but I haven't seen one at a Ross here in the USA yet. They can be had on the cheap on eBay, and while the mechanism isn't quite like the 1980s toy it's still pretty impressive. He has a neck joint now! Do read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Hello Long Weekend
March 29, 2024
Star Wars Review: R5-D4 (The Mandalorian, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R5-D4 (The Mandalorian, The Vintage Collection). This looks a lot like a figure from 12 years ago, at about twice the price, but is cheaper than buying that release in today's market. It lacks The Mandalorian-specific deco, but if you have a Sandcrawler that needs droids? This is good. Read the whole review.

--AP

Ad: New Star Wars Droids and Troopers from Hasbro at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Pre-order the latest and greatest from Star Wars: The Vintage Collection and The Black Series figures! A bunch of new figures are up for order including the Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Phase II Clone Trooper & Battle Droid Action Figures!

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Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives Surprise Attack This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives Surprise Attack, Felix the Cat (NES and Game Boy ports), Akatsuki: Lord of the Dawn, and over a dozen more.

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