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First Mario, then Luigi, then Peach, and now Yoshi! Is Toad next? Is Bowser on his way?

Super Mario 3D World Gashapon sends double the cute

In Japan in late July, this set of gashapon will release for about 200 yen each. The set will include each of the playable characters as cats, a double cherry Mario, and the pièce de résistance, a Goomba in "Kuribo's Skate". Or is it a Kuribo in Goomba's skate? Man, do I ever love Takara TOMY Arts' dedication to the Mario series. There's always something ready to make me spend my cash.

Auction Crawler: Sent by a Higher Authority

The elusive Geno painted keychain figure, starting at around $20. Very coveted, and very rare. Good luck!

GENO - 2000yen, 4 days.

Large lot of many Nintendo and other toys - 1600yen, 1 day.
Complete set of Mario Kart plushes with flags - 800yen, 2 days.
Green Moogle from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles - 990yen, 3 days.
Capcom mini figure collection - 900yen BID, 1800yen BIN, 4 days.
MMX3 Ride Armor - 18,000yen, 1 day.
Kirby's Adventure King Dedede - 800yen, 4 days.
Kirby 64 mug and spoon set - 3150yen, 2 days.
Mario Table Hoskey set - 1000yen, 1 days.
NSMB Wii Marble playset - 900yen, 5 days.
Massive lot of mini figures from Mario Kart, choco figures - 6500yen, 2 days.
Rare SMW bath toy - 50yen, 6 days.
Unpainted Geno - 5600yen, 2 days.
4 Mario figures for the price of three - 2980yen BID, 3980yen BIN, 2 days.
Super Mario Land board game - 2000yen, 3 days.
Mario baseball hat - 2000yen, 17 hours.
Luigi Baseball hat - 4800yen BIN. 5 days.
Star baseball hat - 4800yen BIN. 5 days.

What is more fun than a box of Yoshis?

San-ei bombards us with a bevy of dinosaurs today as a set of TEN new Yoshis is released, all in a small size. You can pre-order each, or go for the box of all ten.
These will be out in mid-June in Japan. I don't think there are any colors that haven't already been released in a different set, but some are new to this size.

Auction Crawler: Bring the vintage

Vintage Mario figures set with unpainteds - 50yen?! 6 days. This is an incredibly rare set and we should see the bids roll in quickly with that many days left. Good luck to anyone bidding!

Mario backpack with costume raincoat - 1500yen, 3 days.
Mario Family figures - 2500yen, 3 days.
Kirby backpack with costume raincoat - 3000yen BIN, 2 days.
Mario Kart Wii Marble Game - 100yen, 3 days.
Mario Barrel Game - 2000yen, 1 day.
SM64 Model Kit sealed - 1000yen, 2 days.
Mario on a motorbike - 9800yen BIN, 4 days.

Shrine of Azura from Skyrim available now from Gaming Heads

In Q4 of this year, Gaming Heads will release a regular and exclusive edition of the Shrine of Azura from Skyrim. This is the second in the 1/6 scale line, at it rings up at $209.99, with the exclusive $20 more for the faux bronze finish. 750/350 is the split for pieces worldwide, which has become pretty standard for both Gaming Heads and First 4 Figures.

Baraka needs to have a doctor look at that

Barack Obama Baraka is available for pre-order at the Pop Culture Shock website starting on April 21st at 3PM PST, and has a regular version ($360) and an exclusive version ($370). The exclusive has extra arms. Coming Q1 of 2015, this statue is 1:4 scale. You can save some cash by pre-ordering and paying up front.

via Tomopop

Peach adds to the character-centric Wii Remotes.

First Mario and Luigi, and now Peach. Featuring a yellow D-pad and Peach's moniker, the pink Wii Remote appears at the end of the month for $40.

Thanks Sphacks!

via Nintendo Life

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Nendoroid Link is up for pre-order

Go now to your favorite import shop and snag this Wind-Waker-inspired Link Nendoroid. Comes with four different expressions and a Heart Container, the Wind Waker, Sword, Shield, and sword swing effect.
AmiAmi and Hobby Search Japan have listings up now.

News on those Monopolys featuring Nintendo, and a Zelda Puzzle


Pokemonopoly. Zeldopoly. Yes yes yes. Having already collected two Nintendopolys and simply loving the little pewter items from both, I can't wait for these - and more!
Info coming from Southern Hobby Supply details the items further. August 21 this year is when both are slated to arrive to that online store, so that is a good indication when most stores would be getting them. Assume slightly longer for brick-and-mortar retail to snag them.
Also shown was a 550-piece puzzle featuring The Legend of Zelda. The prototype art is from Ocarina of Time, but is obviously subject to change. 18" x 24" is the scale, it it releases August 15th.

via Nintendo World Report

Auction Crawler: Mario Babel

An English to German Dictionary being sold in Japan. Nothing odd here. 1280yen, 2 days.

SMRPG Piranha Plant - 500yen, 3 days.
SM3DW OST on cd - 2 days, 500yen.
Yoshi and other figures lot - 100yen, 4 days.
Kirby figure lot - 1100yen, 5 days.
Akihabara SMB3 Cassette - 2500yen, 6 days.
Kirby 64 reversible plush set 10,000yen, < 1 day.
Kirby on star model kit - 4800yen BIN, < 1 day.
Stone Kirby kit - 3325yen BIN, < 1 day.
4560yen, < 1 day.
Rare Kirby's Adventure Kirby Roller3400yen, < 1 day.
Super Mario Galaxy set of figures (Super and Red Star) 2100yen, < 1 day.
Mario Kart racers lot - 2100, 1 day. (Rakuten)
SMK Loop Track - 1000yen BIN, 7 days.
Mario clock figure - 3000yen, < 1 day. Very rare.

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Auction Crawler: Old Tunes

Super Mario Bros. Special OST on cassette - 1200yen, 5 days.
Look at this crazy thing. Looks like they lost the artwork insert, but the tape is still playable. Most of this release is spoken Japanese, but does contain some remixed Mario music. This was released in fewer quantities than the CD. Wild.

Not sure what I mean by this stuff? Can't find out how to buy? Go to FAQs or read previous Auction Crawlers to find out!

10-in-1 Mario Game set - 1500yen BID, 1600yen BIN, 1 day.
NSMB2 set of puzzles - 1yen, 2 days.
Complete set of Mario Tennis rackets - 6000yen BIN. 4 days.
Mario and Luigi on Yoshis MAX figures - 2000yen BIN, 6 days.
Super Mario Goggles - 1280yen, less than 1 day.
Link in Conductor Outfit - 3500yen BID, 4200yen BIN, 1 day.
SM3DL Set of 4 figures - 4480yen BID, 5980yen BIN, 1 day.
Mario Golf Balls - 500yen, 1 day.
Mario set of Pepsi Twist 8-bit toppers in custom case - 2000yen BIN, 1 day.
Super Mario Kart slide puzzle - 1000yen, 3 days.
Super Mushroom and 1up salt and pepper shakers - 1000yen, 6 days.
Mario crayons - 300yen, 2 days.
SMW tower game in box - 1500yen, 1 days.
Super Mario Origami Paper - 500yen, 10 hours. Very unique.
Super Mario Galaxy Wii Remote projectors 200yen, 5 days.

Bring a little Ratchet and Clank home today!

The second in Gaming Heads' Playstation All-Stars line after Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and his buddy Clank appear as they do on the cover of their titular first game. Ratchet holds the Devastator, and Clank clings to his back. Standing 15 inches tall, the statue is limited to 750 pieces worldwide. A bronze-effect edition is the exclusive, and it is limited to 350 pieces worldwide. The regular sits at $199.99, while the exclusive is $10 more. Both are set to arrive in Q4 this year.

pre-order at Gaming Heads

Jakks launches its Mario line along with an attack on your wallet





New Super Mario Bros. U mini figure sets from Jakks Pacific are due out this month, along with "Micro Land" playsets for them to mess around in. They are also releasing plushes from NSMBU. As if that wasn't enough, Mario Kart 7 coin racers are also slated for next month.

So, let's take a look at what we're getting.

The mini figures come in three packs:
1. Mario, Luigi, Goomba
2. Bob-Om, Princess Peach, Yoshi
3. Bowser, Koopa Troopa, Toad
4. Flying Squirrel Mario, Koopa Troopa, Nabbit
5. Flying Squirrel Luigi, Flying Squirrel Toad, Bob-Omb
6. Fire Mario, Bowser Jr., Bullet Bill

Micro Land playsets:
1. Acorn Plains w/ Mario
2. Acorn Plains w/ Flying Squirrel Mario
3. Layer Cake Desert w /Luigi
4. Layer Cake Desert w/ Yoshi

There are also "Deluxe" sets that come with a lot more items and essentially has you designing your own level. See these after the break.

Mario Coin Racers:
Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi are the only coin racers so far, with Luigi in the Bumble V and the other two in regular karts.

The plushes include Pikmin!
Wave 1
1. Mario
2. Goomba
3. Bob-Omb
4. Luigi
5. Toad

Wave 2
1. Mario
2. Yoshi
3. Link
4. Red Pikmin
5. Yellow Pikmin

Thanks MarioManiac!

All available at Big Bad Toy Store or Entertainment Earth

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Auction Crawler: Grab it!

The Ultra Hand! Nice condition with all parts. Can you grab this vintage Nintendo toy?

Ultra Hand - 1,000yen, 4 days.
Full set of Star Fox/Steel Diver kits - 1,380yen bid, 1,518 BIN, 1 day.
Donkey Kong Model Kit - 1,500yen bid, 2000yen BIN, 1 day.
Diddy Kong Model Kit - 1,500yen bid, 2000yen BIN, 1 day.
Krusha and Cranky figures from show 2400yen, 6 days.
SMAS Famicom Game drawer - 500yen, 4 days.
SMW lunch box - 800yen, 2 days.
SMRPG Peach keychain - 1200yen, 2 days.
SM3DW OST - 2500yen, 5 days.
Rare NSMB set of keychains - 5500yen, 1 day.
Mario cube puzzle - 1800yen BIN, 5 days.
Color Me Yoshi - 4000yen, 1 day. No box.

More goodies for members in our forum

If I mention "bid", it means that there is a Buy It Now on the auction, which I abbreviate to "BIN". All prices are in Japanese yen, which is easily converted these days by moving two decimal places. So 3000yen ~ $30.00. Tends to change though, so I'd convert if you're really interested. Check our FAQ for info on how to bid. Good luck!
If you'd like to help or add to the Auction Crawler, send an email via the contact form or a PM in the forums. Thanks!

Super Mario 3D World stationary set

These sets must sell like hotcakes in Japan. There's been one for every Mario game since NSMBWii. A Goomba hole-puncher, along with stamps straight from the game, and you have a winning combination. Not only that, but the little Mario post-its "cling" to the sides of pages. Cute.

via ET-C

Mario is coin-obsessed

Looks like Mario is now imprinting his face, as well as those of his friends, onto the very coins they collect now. How narcissistic. This coin charm collection is due out around June 2014.

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Final hours of Nintendo Force Year 2 Kickstarter

Go get it! It's gonna be epic! Plus, we're close to the issue #1 re-issue stretch goal!

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UK will get McDonald's Mario toys next week

Between March 19th and April 29th, a set of eight Mario toys will be released. The promotion is called Run, Jump and Power-Up with Super Mario. Seems like these are always under the theme of being active, and what is more active than playing video games and pounding fries while gulping down soda?

via Official Nintendo Magazine

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