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Revenge of Winter
April 1, 2024
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted Q&A: Star Wars Case Pack Sizes and 3 3/4-Inch Innovations. 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: TheGodBeast Customs Glyos Red Sharkorvor Head Glyos Accessory

Figure of the DayTheGodBeast Customs Glyos Red Sharkorvor Head Glyos AccessoryA 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 TheGodBeast Customs Glyos Red Sharkorvor Head Glyos Accessory was released in 2011, back when we only had the two Armorvor heads - the wolf, and the helmeted wolf. He made some awesome ones, and this clear red shark was one of my early favorites. We got more mass-produced ones (and a heck of a lot of customs), so take a look at something you may never see again anywhere else. Read on!

Come back tomorrow for an all-new review!

--AP

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Make Mine More Mutants
April 2, 2024
Review: Hasbro Transformers Legacy United Core Infernac Universe Bouldercrash Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Legacy United Core Infernac Universe Bouldercrash 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 United Core Infernac Universe Bouldercrash 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

Ad: New Deadpool and Wolverine Marvel Legends from Hasbro at Entertainment Earth

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RIP Joe Flaherty
April 3, 2024
Star Wars Review: Morgan Elsbeth (The Retro Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Morgan Elsbeth (The Retro Collection). This figure has no accessories, and is missing some key make-up detail, but is otherwise pretty excellent. I just saw her on clearance at Target over the weekend, but she's been scarce. Read the whole review.

--AP

New NES Kickstarter: The Storied Sword (with Demo)

NESMacstodonVia Kickstarter: The Storied Sword is a new game for fans of old video games and... well, if you look at it or the demo file you'll see some familiar inspiration. Specifically The Princess Bride movie and the NES games for Batman and Ninja Gaiden.

It was funded on the first day, with a $10 ROM, $45 cartridge, $60 boxed cartridge, and other tiers - you know, par for the course.

--AP

Ad: New Iron Man Marvel Legends from Hasbro at Entertainment Earth

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Even More Retro
April 4, 2024
Review: Mattel He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Cartoon Collection Teela Action Figure

Figure of the DayMattel He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Cartoon Collection Teela 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!

An excellent upgrade! This Mattel He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Cartoon Collection Teela Action Figure is very good - the make-up is a little intense at this size, but details do need to be exaggerated. She's more or less the same height as the basic regular Teela, which means she's a little short compared to the boys - but she looks spectacular. She's also from wave 3 which shipped online in February, but I only saw wave 1 in a store for the first time just last week at a Target in Burbank. Should you buy her if you see her? Do read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

TMNT Remastered: New Pic, Warts and All

TMNTPocky?Via Pixel Dan on Twitter: Playmates Toys sent me a hi-res image of the upcoming #TMNT Remastered figures: "Highly detailed and additionally articulated versions of the original 1988 Turtles Figures. At Walmart later this year. $12.99"

The reactions to the new direction seems mixed, and I assume they all share a body sculpt with unique heads - but we'll know more later. At $12.99 as a Walmart exclusive, the problem is most likely going to be your complaining you never see them on sale.

--AP

Ad: New Star Wars from Hasbro at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Pre-order the newest Star Wars figures including The Black Series Momaw Nadon and The Vintage Collection Ezra Bridger and Kanan Jarrus! Entertainment Earth has these and many other new action figures up for grabs, so order yours now.

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Kiss Finds New Way to Sell Out
April 5, 2024
Star Wars Review: 3PO Protocol Droid (Red, Droid Factory)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: 3PO Protocol Droid (Red, Droid Factory). This is not the carded one - but there's a comparison photo in the review. This is the one from the bins that no longer exist. The red color is a little different and the white eyes pop nicely. Read the whole review.

--AP

99 Cents Only to Close All Stores

ToysIt's All OverVia CNN: 99 Cents Only Stores is winding down its business operations.

As a place to buy toys, it's been weird - but good. LEGO dumoed some LEGO Dimensions games packs here, you could buy Hot Wheels cars, you could find those weird cheap bagged Hasbro Marvel figures, and various sodas or other ramens and snacks. It's been a little lacking for toys lately, and I guess now we know why. With Dollar Tree also closing some stores, and Tuesday Morning closed, I can't say I'm feeling great about the future of retail stores with a few pegs devoted to toys.

--AP

Ad: New Transformers and G.I. Joe from Hasbro at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Pre-order the latest and greatest from G.I. Joe: Classified Series and Transformers Studio Series! A bunch of new figures are up for order including the fifth Dinobot, Transformers Studio Series 86 Leader Dinobot Swoop!

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Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives VOLFIED This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives VOLFIED, Cats Organized Neatly, Doll Explorer, and over a dozen more.

--AP

Wagons East
April 8, 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 Big and Do You Love the 90s?. 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: Burger King Universal Monsters Down for the Count Dracula

Figure of the DayBurger King Universal Monsters Down for the Count DraculaA 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 Burger King Universal Monsters Down for the Count Dracula was released in 1997, as a freebie with a kid's meal. I remember thinking it was a steal back then, and now it's still something I can't believe exists as we hear fast food places going out of their way to make less interesting toys. I hope you like paper activity books - or digging through bagged toys at the thrift shops. Go get one of these, it glows. Read on!

Come back tomorrow for an all-new review!

--AP

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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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Way Too Early
April 9, 2024
Review: Hasbro Transformers Studio Series 86 Deluxe Brawn

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Studio Series 86 Deluxe BrawnSomething 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 Hasbro Transformers Studio Series 86 Deluxe Brawn is starting to pop up at closeout, and I was going to recommend it at $25. At $9 or less, it's a steal - not perfect, I don't love the yellow paint over the green plastic, but it's still pretty great. Read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

MOTU x Stranger Things in/out/in/out of stock

MOTUPocky?Via Target: Stranger Things Action Figure Set - 2pk

The set seems to be going in and out of stock online, which probably means stores are about due for some inventory. Skeletor seems to have the first laughing Origins head, with a Demogorgon that mixes up new and old parts - you'll recognize Beast Man's body and armor. The D20 staff is new, and Skeletor should be shiny when you find this for $34.99. Stores seem to be having a late-season aisle reset, so I assume you can pick it up in the coming week or two - so keep a look out. Presumably Turtles of Grayskull Krang will be in Walmarts, too.

--AP

RIP Peter Higgs
April 10, 2024
Star Wars Review: Paz Vizsla (Epic Hero Series)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Paz Vizsla (Epic Hero Series). This figure feels like a real Kenner toy from the late 1980s or 1990s, with lots of fun parts. It's not cheap at $15, but it is incredibly satisfying and I would say pick it up and keep on on your desk to play with. I think you'll be pleased. Read the whole review.

--AP

Wii U, 3DS Online Server Support Ends from Nintendo

NintendoIt Was FunVia Nintendo: Announcement of Discontinuation of Online Services for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software. Well, we all knew it was coming - turns out everything went down at 5:00 PM Pacific on Monday.

It stands to reason somewhere, someone will come up with a hack to get these servers back online again, for that is the way of our people.

--AP

Ad: Reissue Optimus Prime from Hasbro at Entertainment Earth

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One More Day
April 11, 2024
Review: Super7 Dungeons & Dragons Sacred Statue ReAction Figure

Figure of the DaySuper7 Dungeons & Dragons Sacred Statue ReAction 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!

Newish! This Super7 Dungeons & Dragons Sacred Statue ReAction Figure has one of the smallest accessories I've ever seen on an action figure. I have a Luke with a grain of rice-sized commlink, but the statue has an eye that's even tinier. It's a neat, weird figure that you'll want to use as a decoration in a diorama, or just enjoy. I don't know a lot about D&D but a friend of mine makes a cool playset and I said "I need this standing up next to the door." It's just cool. Do read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Unofficial Wii U, 3DS Online Server

NintendoIt's Only PretendoVia Pretendo: Pretendo is a free and open source replacement for Nintendo's servers for both the 3DS and Wii U, allowing online connectivity for all, even after the original servers are discontinued. Well, we all knew it was coming - I'm looking forward to playing Mario Kart 7 online again.

This sort of thing is the future of classic gaming - support will end, so it's up to enterprising fans (and probably liberated hardware) to get anything going again.

--AP

Last Train to Somewhere
April 12, 2024
Star Wars Review: Saw Gerrera (The Black Series)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Saw Gerrera (The Black Series). This is not a figure that kept its value, but it is a pretty good one. It's loaded with sculpted detail, some of which isn't painted, but it's excellent at the current market prices. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchSlave Zero X This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Slave Zero X, Let's! Revolution!, SokoFrog, and over a dozen more.

--AP

The Trip Is Over
April 15, 2024
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted Q&A: Star Wars Dark Forces and Dreaming Themes. 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 30th Anniversary Megatron with Chop Shop

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Megatron with Chop ShopA 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 Hasbro Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Megatron with Chop Shop in circulation for a very long time - I want to say it may have been two years, with this set (and Optimus and Megatron and Starscream) getting new packaging jobs and expanding beyond Target, Walmart, and Toys R Us to places like Big Lots and Family Dollar. The set has an obscure Insecticon as an accessory for a very comic-specific version of Megatron - and at ten bucks, it wasn't bad. It wasn't an amazing bargain, but for a bug buddy and a toy that (by today's standards) would probably be $11.99? I think highly of this set. 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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A High-Pitched Message That Only You Can Hear
April 16, 2024
Review: Hasbro Transformers Missing Link C-01 Optimus Prime (Convoy) Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Missing Link C-01 Optimus Prime (Convoy) 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 - but he looks old! The Hasbro Transformers Missing Link C-01 Optimus Prime (Convoy) Action Figure is one of those figures where at first glance, it's a 1984 toy. It has a lot more under the hood, like tons of articulation and sculpted details that replace the stickers from the original toy. It's gorgeous and the kind of thing you should pick up even if you don't collect Transformers. If you don't have a collection and only want one toy, this is the kind of toy you should grab. Read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Happy 30th, Space Ghost: Coast to Coast
April 17, 2024
Star Wars Review: Count Dooku (The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Count Dooku (The Vintage Collection) . This figure is excellent - I got a bum one with two identical upper arms, and I still was thoroughly impressed by the likeness, detail, deco, articulation, and especially the cape. It's by no means perfect, but considering the last movie Dooku we had was over 10 years ago it's an easy figure to like. Also it seems to be selling out, so go get yours before it's gone. Read the whole review.

--AP

Ad: New Marvel Legends from Hasbro at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Pre-order the newest Marvel Legends including Superior Spider-Man and Wolverine! A bunch of new figures are up for pre-order today, plus a couple of returning Transformers too!

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Even More Retro
April 18, 2024
Review: Mattel He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Cartoon Collection He-Man Action Figure

Figure of the DayMattel He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Cartoon Collection He-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!

An excellent upgrade! This Mattel He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Cartoon Collection He-Man Action Figure supposedly is showing up in Target stores. I saw him in Burbank a few weeks ago, but none in Arizona yet - so maybe go order one online. Do read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Daria and Jane Action Figures

ToysCha Cha ChaVia Mondo for $135: Daria & Jane Figure Set - Limited Edition . It's limited to 1,000 and does indeed have loads of alternate heads and limbs, like Jane's tiger-striped "Dye! Due! My Darling." hair and Daria's debut noggin from Beavis and Butt-Head.

The 8-inch scale deluxe figure set is expected around November.

--AP

Hasbro Gaming/WOTC President Resigns

HasbroPocky?Via Board Game Wire: Hasbro Gaming, Wizards of the Coast president Cynthia Williams resigns after two years in role. They write:

"Hasbro said in the filing it is conducting a search for her successor, and will be considering both internal and external candidates, but is yet to make a further statement on Williams’ resignation."

The toy business has been looking for its footing after a big surge in business leading to an era of some change - so what's next for them? I have no idea. But now you also have no idea. You're welcome.

--AP

Ad: New Masterpiece Transformers Ginrai at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Pre-order new Transformers Masterpiece Edition Ginrai and Super Ginrai! Entertainment Earth has these and many other awesome toys up for grabs.

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White Knuckle the Whole of Life
April 19, 2024
Star Wars Review: The Mandalorian (The Book of Boba Fett, The Retro Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: The Mandalorian (The Book of Boba Fett, The Retro Collection). This is just like the last one, but they swapped the Amban Phase Pulse Rifle with a Darkaber from Moff Gideon. It's a good figure, but if you've been all-in so far, you have all of these parts. Read the whole review.

--AP

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

Entertainment EarthAd: Pre-order the latest from Transformers Studio Series and a returning favorite! Transformers Studio Series Deluxe Class Transformers One Optimus Prime and Star Wars The Black Series Shock Trooper Electronic Helmet Prop Replica are up for grabs right now.

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Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo Switch This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives VS. SUPER XEVIOUS MYSTERY OF GUMP, EGGCONSOLE HYDLIDE II PC-8801, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade: Wrath of the Mutants, and over a dozen more.

--AP

Radio a la Cart
April 22, 2024
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted Q&A: Small Star Wars Toy Vehicles and Lots of Hot Air. 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

Game Boy Radio Cartridge

Game BoyPhat BeatsVia BucketMouse on Twitter (or orangelgo): Have you seen orangeglo's FM cartridge? It's freaking neato. This is the only radio I own, other than my car radio I guess lol. There's a link for updates if this ever gets made as a kit or a finished unit, and of course, I signed up for it.

Back in the day, the Game Gear had a TV tuner - something that would likely never work with Nintendo's hardware. But this? Analog radio still has a place, so this actually seems pretty cool if somewhat impractical. It's fascinating to see what you can do with the old hardware, and I hope people find a few more useful (or at least surprising) applications between now and the time our generation just stops caring.

--AP

Classic Review: Takara-Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Edition Lambor G-2 Ver.

Figure of the DayTakara-Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Edition Lambor G-2 Ver.A 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 Takara-Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Edition Lambor G-2 Ver. was released in 2014, and it's still pretty great with comic-specific and toy-specific detailing. 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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Vile Little Puppet Man
April 23, 2024
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations Legacy Velocitron Speedia 500 Collection Blurr

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations Legacy Velocitron Speedia 500 Collection BlurrSomething 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 Hasbro Transformers Generations Legacy Velocitron Speedia 500 Collection Blurr is seemingly now finally vanishing from closeout store shelves, and that means he's oddly getting a smidgen closer to retail price. And he's pretty good - I dragged my feet forever before getting one and the results are on the happy side of decent. Read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

Hasbro Licenses Power Rangers to Playmates

HasbroPocky?Via Hasbro: HASBRO AND PLAYMATES TOYS ENTER STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP TO PRODUCE AND DISTRIBUTE POWER RANGERS PRODUCT GLOBALLY STARTING IN 2025.

What you will care about: "Playmates is debuting its first POWER RANGERS collection with a kid targeted MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS toy line in 2025." Further details are a little sparse so far.

Playmates will often focus quite a lot of attention on a successful brand, like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Star Trek in the 1990s. And not focus on it when it isn't working, like Star Trek since 2009. We saw what Hasbro did with Power Rangers, much like we once saw what Galoob did with Star Trek: The Next Generation. We could see a line that has a year and goes back to Hasbro, or we could see a new definitive brand statement - it's hard to say anything other than "it'll probably be cheaper."

--AP

Titan? Sure!
April 24, 2024
Star Wars Review: CZ Series Communications Droid (Gold, Droid Factory)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: CZ Series Communications Droid (Gold, Droid Factory). This bin parts figure is no longer available at Disney parks (or so I've been told), but its distinctive gold with silver highlight coloring may well be worth tracking down. Read the whole review.

--AP

Ad: New Marvel Legends and Star Wars from Hasbro at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Pre-order the New Hasbro Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Cal Kestis and Mandalorian Judge plus Marvel Legends Iron Fist and Luke Cage, and Silver Surfer reissue! Pre-orders are now open.

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ROM Size
April 25, 2024
Review: Super7 Planet of the Apes Gorilla Soldier (Patrolman) ReAction Figure

Figure of the DaySuper7 Planet of the Apes Gorilla Soldier (Patrolman) ReAction 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!

Old! This Super7 Planet of the Apes Gorilla Soldier (Patrolman) ReAction Figure is a real classic, complete with a retro rifle and five points of articulation. It looks and feels a lot like actual old toys - that's why I love the Apes segment of this line so much. Do read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

NES Kickstarter: Chew Chew Mimic

NESEat ItVia Rigg'd Games and Lowtek Games on Kickstarter: Chew Chew Mimic for NES. If you like D&D and Chu Chu Rocket, this might be for you - as of press time it is fully funded with 28 days to go.

Like most NES games these days, a bare cartridge is $40 and a boxed game is $60. That may sound like a lot, but I put $60 in an inflation calculator and set it to 1989. A typical good new NES game was $40 back then, and in 2024 dollars, that's about $100.75. ETA is July 2024, which is pretty fast if they can make it.

--AP

The Onion Sold Again
April 26, 2024
Star Wars Review: Darth Vader (Epic Hero Series)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Darth Vader (Epic Hero Series). He's widely available at Walmarts, has huge feet, and is a little wobbly - but he's Darth Vader, and as such is worthy of your attention. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade: Wrath of the Mutants This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade: Wrath of the Mutants, The Epyx Collection: Handheld, Arcade Archives EMERALDIA, and over a dozen more.

--AP

Off-Brand Goldfish
April 29, 2024
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted Q&A: Star Wars Costs, Retro Games (new and old), and Power! 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 OTMF Glow in the Dark Toy Break Mini-Figure

Figure of the DayOctober Toys OTMF Glow in the Dark Toy Break Mini-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 October Toys OTMF Glow in the Dark Toy Break Mini-Figure comes from that brief, glorious era where a bunch of indie toymakers zigged while urban vinyl zagged and gave us neat, cheap, designer toys that more or less fits in with M.U.S.C.L.E.. And this one glows! And promotes an old streaming toy show. I like it. Read on!

Come back tomorrow for an all-new review!

--AP

Turtles of Grayskull Sla'ker, Krang Hitting

TMNTSlackVia me: Target's Masters of the Universe x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sla'Ker Action Figure is available for pick-up at their stores now, and you might just stumble on Krang at Walmart - I found him on Friday. (He sold through by Sunday.) They both use the XL Andre the Giant buck, which means Sla'ker is huge in addition to having Metal-Boto's head and crotch with upper legs. It's a pretty good figure, and Mouse-Jaw is on clearance at Target for 50% off (or better) now.

Good hunting - this seems to be a soft toy aisle reset, too. Each of these exclusives is around $25, but the $20 basic figures are still in short supply at big box around here. Keep your eyes open, Target seems to have more than Walmart.

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April 30, 2024
Review: Hasbro Transformers Legacy United Voyager Origin Wheeljack Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Legacy United Voyager Origin Wheeljack 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 United Voyager Origin Wheeljack Action Figure is one of the first characters you saw in 1984 on the original cartoon, and now you might find a toy of it at Target. It's a deluxe-sized robot but a Voyager due to the complexities of transformation, accessories, and storage capacity for Bumblebee. It's a little chunky but also pretty amazing in terms of what it can do. Read on, and come back tomorrow for more fun!

--AP

MOTU Origins Extendar Coming in May

Masters of the UniverseSlackVia Mattel Collectors: 2023 Mattel Creations Launch Calendar is available for your enjoyment. There's a lot, including a Transformers x Hot Wheels crossover on May 21 and Extendar on May 22. There are some neat things brewing.

Extendar will probably be around $20 before shipping.

UPDATE: The Transformers listing was removed by this afternoon, and I have no additional details at this time.

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