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Your argument will soon be invalid because I'll be able to wear a Protoman Fleece Hemlet . . . and other stuff
Coming 3/30/2011, a Proto Man fleece helmet will be available for purchase. You will be able to instantly win any argument, especially on the internet, with this upcoming product from Great Eastern Entertainment. By seeing through Blues' sunglasses, you will be able to craft the perfect retort in any debate situation. Okay, so maybe it's just a cool hat.
Also coming on that date are a Mega Man Powered Up drawstring bag, and some sticker and magnet sheets.
You can see more info here, and if you're a retailer you can pre-order these for your store.
While there are essentially no new figures here because of previous sets, these figures do have new mechanics built into them allowing owners to pull them back, let them go, and have honest-to-goodness races with Mario Kart characters. It makes so much sense for this series that I'm surprised they release non-pullback figures at all. Of course, the next best thing is controllable RCs, and there are plenty of those out there too. Funny that Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. would release these so close to the next game (Mario Kart 7, that I'm sure we'll see a lot of in the merch to come.
The last two sets came in boxes, so I'm wondering if this set will follow suit, but from the pic after the break, it appears these will come in capsules. It will retail at ￥1,350.
Dragon Quest III's hero is all decked out in Erdrick's armor, helmet, sword and shield. At around seven inches tall, he could probably whoop most figures in your collection. The retail is at ¥5,800, and with the detail exhibited in this figure, it's worth every penny. I'm not really even a DQ fan, and this figure is very tempting to me. Figure perfection.
Get it here or here.
More pics after the break.
ThinkGeek knows what it's doing with the Portal license. They've decided to release what made Cave Johnson all those millions back in the day: a shower curtain that contains less than 1% mercury. While I don't think ThinkGeek will get any government contracts (especially from the Navy), these will go fast. Cave would be proud. He'd also like these Portal cookie cutters.
Bandai's D-Arts line of toys is very popular, so we should see a pretty steady set of releases from now until . . . they are not. Here are the next three in the line. Two more Zeros, this time sporting his Type 2 armor and his Comic version, and Vile. I guess they finally solved that shoulder cannon dilemma. More pics, including Type 2 Zero, after the break.
Wheatley is just a blue LED flashlight for $20, but the Turret is a flashlight packed full with sound effects for $25. Both will be packaged with the Aperture propaganda seen in the game. I can see this easily becoming a series, with more personality spheres and gadgets from the game.
The Play Arts Kai series of expensive yet highly detailed action figures are known for their versatility. So is Nathan Drake. So, Square-Enix decided that ol' Nate should join the line. He is due out in Spring of 2012, but pre-orders went up today. He comes with some different hands and a T-bolt-Sniper, AK-47, and trusty 45 Defender. He also sports his look from the latest game, meaning we get that snazzy scarf.
Hit the break for pics of all of the above poses.
Straight from the streets of Raccoon City and fresh out of the Umbrella Corporation (actually Hollywood Collectibles) comes this 1/6th scale (~13 inches) heavyweight polystone, highly detailed, hand-painted and numbered Zombie Cop statue. Capcom is releasing him for the 15th anniversary of the Resident Evil franchise.
500 pieces will be released worldwide, and several will be available straight from the Capcom Store. In fact, you can pre-order it now at $159.99. You can find other retailers offering it for lower, like this one. This website appears to have reserved the low numbers for pre-orders (#1-#100), so if numbering concerns you you may have to go there.
At first, only Mario and Yoshi hit the plush backpack scene. Then Luigi came along. Then Mario got a fireflower and a Fire Mario version popped up. Now, Link, Peach, DK, a Goomba, and a Koopa Troopa all want to be part of the action.
Various retailers are carrying these, including Toys R Us and Spencer's Gifts. MSRP for these appears to be around the $20 range.
I had actually been wondering if a lot of these were fakes, just jumping on the popular bandwagon. There are fake plush backpacks, but it's nice to know that these new ones are official.
The mass Mario events held in San Diego and New York yielded some Mario goodies. A Tanooki ears and plush tail set were given out to many folks, and several have found there way to eBay. While some have sold for $90, the going rate seems to start at $40 and go up from there. There were a lot given away, and judging by the flood on eBay, these might come down in price a little, but I hesitate to say anything related to eBay in the way of predictions these days. Good luck out there collectors!
Today, November 13th 2011, is our sixth birthday. The database is also one year old today, and as of today, we have over 4200 items between the database and fakes database. That is amazing, and I owe it all to the dedicated individuals that make this site what it is.
While the site as a whole has come a long way since its inception back in 2005, the database itself has gone through several additions since its birth a year ago as well.
We started out pretty rudimentary, but since then, we have added many things. Here's a list of what has been added since we started.
There's plenty on the docket for next year as well, including another contest, so stay tuned, and thanks for all of the support in the last six years!
16.5 inches tall and sporting its famous rail gun, Metal Gear Rex from some stealth-based series you may know something about is coming from ThreeA. The articulated and illuminated figure will go on sale in January. No word on price, just drooling for now.
Designed to go around your neck and under your shirt, these Kirby plush pouches from SK Japan can hide the most important of your effects. There's even a slot for your ID on the back! With how busy Kirby has been lately, I'm surprised the merchandise scene hasn't been bursting at the seems, but perhaps we'll start seeing more based on the recent games next year.
I've only seen these for sale at Yahoo Japan Auctions, and no stores seem to have them available. It could be an exclusive or limited sale in Japan.
More pics after the break.
Square-Enix's Play Arts Kai line are some of the most coveted in the world of video game memorabilia because of their super-detailed figures that don't sacrifice articulation for their accuracy. They are continuing the Street Fighter line, introducing Akuma and Cammy. I must admit that in certain positions Cammy's knees are a bit . . . unnerving, but how else is she going to get those kick positions in place? Still, who doesn't love bendable hair?
Pre-orders have opened up all over the web, but be warned the price is pretty high.
Hobby Link Japan Akuma
Hobby Link Japan Cammy
Ensky has, along with a lot of other gamers, been drooling over this image since it started circulating the internet. Ensky decided to immortalize part of the image in a 108-piece puzzle. Pity that the full image wasn't used, though. I suppose there is still time though, as on AmiAmi there is this disclaimer:
All images may be test production shot prepared by their makers, and differ from finished products.
December 11th is when it comes out in Japan.
Pre=order at AmiAmi.
This Mid-December, several official Portal 2 products are hitting ThinkGeek, and among them are two products that will likely sell like those hotcakes I've heard so much about.
A plush Aperture Science Sentry Turret, complete with motion-sensing, lights, and several pertinent quotes from the game relating to how it's being interacted with.
Specs from the product page after the jump. Only $29.99!
Also, not to be outdone is Cave Johnson. He appears in a portrait that talks to you, sending you quotes from the distant past of 1947-1986. Also motion and touch activated, this framed portrait of Cave from his most virulent era, the 1970s, is a must-have among Portal fans. $39.99 is the asking price on this one.
There will be a lot of used copies available of The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D when this limited edition Zelda 25th Anniversary 3DS hits the market on November 25th in Europe.
I'm a little surprised that there isn't something on the inside besides the gold 3D slider to say it's a Zelda-themed handheld, but I suppose I shouldn't be complaining about anything . . . other than it isn't available worldwide!
Hit the break for a closer look at the outer shell.
This post may actually be more for haters of the Mario series, as now you can safely chuck things at his face. Balls that stick with Velcro to the dartboard, as well as "arrows" that do the same, mimic the fun had with actual, albeit much more potentially lethal, bar darts.
Various Mario iconography can be spotted around the circular dart board, representing some the larger point section. Mario himself is the bullseye.
So, if Mario just wasn't following your controller commands from the last round of gameplay, let him have it right in the face with this new product.
Anyone here played Jungle Speed? According to Board Game Geek:
In Jungle Speed, you must rely on your keen sense of observation and quick reflexes. It requires a steady hand -- which can be hard to maintain during the many fits of maniacal laughter! The wooden Totem sits in the middle of the table, waiting for the player with the fastest reflexes to snatch it up and win the game.
Each player is dealt a hand of cards. In order to win you must be the first player to get rid of all of your cards. Each turn, all of the players reveal one of their cards. If two cards are identical, those players must make a grab for the Totem. The faster player then gives their cards to their unfortunate adversary.
To add to the difficulty, certain cards are almost identical, which can trick a hapless player into grabbing the Totem by mistake -- a grave error. Other cards force all players to make a grab at once, change the method of play, or otherwise add to the difficulty.
This game will be invaded soon by the Rabbids, who have a nasty habit of invading all sorts of things. Several elements of the game will get Rabbids branding, and special items will be included.
- collaboration between Asmodee Editions and Ubisoft
- due out later this month
- 80 cards in the game
- Rabbids-themed cards
- totem has a Rabbid print
- travel bag has a pair of Rabbid ears sewn on
- Rabbid figurine included in the box