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The Bowser and Toad Wii Remotes I've kovered (heh) before. Let's be honest, we were all expecting another Zelda themed system to come out eventually. What we weren't expecting was 2 in the same year.The big surprise is Nintendo finally bringing the smaller New 3DS to the states. Expect the cool face plates to jump in price now.

Preorder the New 3DS here and the Zelda themed XL here. The New 3DS XL and remotes are exclusive to Gamestop and no word yet on the exclusivity of the Animal Crossing bundle.

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Nintendo fabrics on their way to Joanns

Patterns of Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, and more are headed to Joann's Fabric Stores across the country. The designs shown are very intriguing, and some no-sew fleece blanket kits will also be available. Neat!

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And the secret figure of the Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary Furuta Choco Egg set is . . .

Yes . . . I'm going to make you click a link to get to that pic. The secret figure of this set is . . .

A new Mario Kart 8 plush tire features the princesses

That was the weirdest title I've written on the site so far. Heh. So, you know those plush tires cushions thingies that came out a while back. They're adding another, featuring Rosalina and Peach. Out now in the prize machines in Japan!

Taito's Gold Mario 30th anniversary tribute figure

Taito has been killing it lately, and adding this just knocks it out of the park. This Gold Mario figure will stand nearly 12" tall and is coming out in late December.

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Giant Boo plush haunts retailers in Japan

More giant plushes are coming from Taito, this time it's Boo. Out now, so look for auctions/imports!

Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary Plates

Four new somewhat commemorative plates have spawned to usher in the 30th Anniversary celebration of our nation's history Super Mario Bros. Each plate is painstakingly emblazoned with imagery from the historical event game series. The ceramic melamine plates each come in boxes featuring the plate's artwork, and can now be purchased as a set in Japan, but for a limited time only! You know, for as long as supplies last.

See the actual plates after the jump!

Taito's 30th Anniversary Mario plush prize

30th Anniversary merchandise is stacking up quick, and are wallets are scared. So, add another one to the pile, right? Here comes a 30th Anniversary plush that features special fabric with the logo imprinted on it for Mario's hat and overalls. Cool idea!

via Kikai's blog

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A new Mario air hockey table top game

Before we begin, I definitely had to go back and check that this was indeed a new air hockey table and it wasn't this one (on sale at Not much of a difference, except the "W" part of the logo, which obviously adds some sort of twist to the game. They suggest that four people can play the game, and it does appear that the board is larger than the original. The last version had four paddles, but that was two people holding two paddles. Both games have a single player mode as well. Not sure how that works, but it appears that you set up obstacles on the board. Releasing this August 1st in Japan from Epoch.

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Mario cars celebrate all of Mario

Coming in October wherever fine Hot Wheels cars are sold!

8 Crate Delivery (Dr. Mario)
A-OK (Mario Kart)
Cool-One (Super Mario Bros. 2)
Dairy Delivery (Super Mario Bros.)
School Busted (Super Mario 3)
Volkswagen T1 Panel Bus (Super Mario World)

Auction Crawler: Christmas in July

Santa Mario plush from Banpresto, 1993. 580yen, 6 days. Has the tag!

Other items:
Vic-Tokai plush set - 19800yen, 4 days.
Zelda Box - 5200yen, 6 days.
Zelda tin with pin, dogtags, more - 10,000yen, 3 days.
Mario teapot set - 3000yen, 10 hours.
Kirby set of keychains in box - 1980yen, 2 days.
Kirby sleeping plush - 5000yen, 10 hours.
Kirby 20th anniversary puzzle - 5000yen, 9 hours.
Kirby Pinball game - 12000yen, 2 days.
Legend of Zelda Hasbro Score Trophies - 55000yen, 3 days. In Japan? I wonder if it will actually sell.
Link vs. Ganon keshi unpainted figure - 20000yen, 3 days.
Bandai Super Mario Bros. model kits - 3000yen, 5 days. - GREAT price!
Rockman X Battle Armor (Ride Armor) set in box - 6250yen, 3 days.
Complete Mega Man 7 set of pencil topper figures - 10000yen, 1 day.
Gold Moblin Choco unpainted figure - 777yen, 5 days.
Olimar Plush - 3500yen, < 1 day.

And finally, someone has the nearly complete set of SMRPG unpainted figures up:
Mallow - 5000yen, 4 days.
Punchinello - 6000yen, 4 days.
Peach - 5500yen, 6 days.
Chained Kong - 4000yen, 6 days.
Dodo - 4000yen, 6 days.
Mallow and Belome with accessories and card - 11000yen, 4 days.
Mario with Czar dragon - 11000yen, 4 days.
Bowser and Bowyer - 7000yen, 4 days.
Geno and Jester - 7000yen, 4 days.
Yoshi, Shy Guy, and Mack the Knife - 7000yen, 4 days.

More Mega Merch! Mega Man figure builder line announced


Since I have no clue what this line is:

Make way, Monster Hunter! Capcom's popular Figure Builder line is about to get a little more mega. Leaked ahead of an official announcement, Play Asia is listing a Mega Man Figure Builder set planned to ship in December.

The $34.99 bundle contains six classic series characters: Mega Man, Rush, Proto Man, Roll, Mega Man 8 Roll, Helmetless Mega Man, and Bass/Treble. Each figure stands at approximately 70mm or 2.75 inches. Images of the figures themselves do not exist at this time.

Pre-orders are live opening soon if you're interested. As per usual, quantity is expected to be limited.

Via Rockman Corner

X-Plus reveals a giant Zero figure


Due out in November. No word on price yet.

First 4 Figures continues the Kirby line with next logical figure

Pre-orders begin Tuesday the 28th. Here's hoping for an exclusive with GLOWING EYES!

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Journey statue blows your scarf off

Journey is an amazing game, even after all this time. Have you played it again on PS4? Many have, and the release of this statue strikes during the second wind that port has achieved.
You definitely won't have to wait long either, as the release date is July 31st. Pre-order now!

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Furuta releases special edition Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary Chocolate Egg figure

Furuta has released this special Mario figure set for the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. Available now in Japan. Releases on August 24th in Japan. Can't wait to see what the secret is. My guess? 8-bit Mario! Or maybe his Mario Maker outfit? Can't wait!

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Plush Mega Drive is just too much cute

Coming from Cospa September this year for under $50 (NCSX pricing). Let's hope they do a Dreamcast and SNES!

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Kid Robot figures actually release

$50 each, available many places and direct from Kid Robot.

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