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Super Mario Mystery Pack set 6 figures

Gold Mario
Fox Luigi
Fire Bro

I'm assuming the Gold Mario and maybe the Fire Bro will be the rares.

via Toy Wiz

Auction Crawler: What a Racket

This is the best set of these I've seen. Two rackets with their covers, a set cover, and a couple of tennis balls. Not sure if the balls are part of the set, as there are no identifying features and look simply like run-of-the-mill tennis balls. The handles have wear, but I've never seen these without some wear on them.

Mario Tennis Racket set - 2000yen, 3 days.

More Auctions:
Kirby squirting Cell Phone - 2222yen, 2 days. Weird one!
Meta Knight model kit - loose with box - 3333yen, 3 days. Rare!
Mr. Shine unpainted Kirby figure - 400yen BIN, < 1 day.
Mr. Bright unpainted Kirby figure - 400yen BIN, < 1 day.
Kirby light - 1450yen BID, 1500yen BIN, < 1 day.
Kirby set of carded ball shooters - 2000yen, 5 days.
Set of Super Mario Kart and Kirby's Adventure painted figures - 2000yen, 1 day.
Zelda Box - 1980yen, 3 days.
Also some rare plushes in the Auction of Interest forum!

Shovel Knight Plush

Available for pre-order via We Love Fine for $28. Use code IAMBACK for 10% off. The shovel is magnetic so it sticks to his back. Brilliant!

Thanks hangia and Anthony S.!

Discuss in the forum!

Jakks Pacific is releasing another wave of those Mario Kart 8 shooters, too

Donkey Kong joins the crew, and everyone trades up to ATVs. I saw DK on the shelf and already picked him up, even though there is a "March 2015" date on these.

via Entertainment Earth

Auction Crawler: Tatanga lives

An unpainted figure is the only piece of merch that has to do with the big bad of Super Mario Land. Pity. Him and Wart should start a one-time-Mario-villain Club . . . or pity party.

Tatanga - 12000yen, less than one day.

Other Auctions:
Super Mario Sunshine Shine Sprite Plush - 10,800yen, 2 days.
Mega Man X figures - 2500yen BIN, less than a day.
Yoshi plush set + Club Nintendo Yoshi Plush - 500yen, 4 days.
Mega Man X unpainted Ride Armor translucent figure - 2000yen, 3 days.
Mega Man X unpainted Ride Armor kit (assembled) - 2600yen, less than a day.
Mega Man X unpainted Rex 2000 translucent figure - 2000yen, 3 days.
SM3DW Soundtrack - 500yen, 2 days.
Super Mario Drummer motorized plush - 5000yen, 4 days.
Super Paper Mario clips - 100yen, 4 days.
Big Mario plush lot - 10000yen, less than a day.
Big Boo Luigi's Mansion 2 figure - 2380yen bid, 2480 BIN, 3 days.
Toad Luigi's Mansion 2 figure - 1800yen bid, 2300yen BIN, 4 days.

Cynthia and Garchomp Nendoroids!

Good Smile Company has announced these two for release in July for 5000yen each. Two faces, five hands, five arms, three legs, and a Pokeball will be included.

via NintendoTweet

Hovering Mario Kart RC coming from Jakks Pacific

#HovernoHover. Yup, the wheels move up, but it doesn't actually hover. Little wheels make it slide around when the real wheels are up. Dang you BttF high-expectations! It'll be about $100, and have a 100-foot range from the controller. That's a buck a foot! Coming "later this year".

via GoNintendo

Giant Mushrooms are growing at Taito!

1ups and Super Mushrooms have run rampant over at Taito, so they're selling some off! Nearly 18 inches of mushroomy goodness. Available in June. So I guess they're anticipating a massive mushroom takeover! Heh.

via NCSX

Toy Fair 2015 roundup

I won't lie. We are relying heavily on the awesome reporting done by Justin Berube of the Nintendo World Report. He posted many pictures over there of the wares he saw to drool over at the New York Toy Fair this year.
Newbies include Zelda Yahtzee; an SMB3, MK8, and WW puzzles; "TAC DEX" battle card Mario game; Carerra MK 7 and 8 motorized tracks; New pullbacks; Mario lunchboxes; A new Skyward Sword Link figure and the Robot Pirate Captain we thought was gone; and a boatload of Pokemon merchandise. Have a look!

Nintendo Collectibles
Super Mario Collectibles
Other Merchandise
Pokemon Merchandise

DyDo drinks in Japan to add 8-bit Mario figure promos

A set of eight new Mario characters featuring 8-bit designs now top DyDo drink products in Japan! Featuring 8-bit pipe packaging!

via Destructoid and DyDo

Auction Crawler: Carefully Calculating Kirby

Over $100 for a little solar calculator may be asking a lot, but you have to understand that this is one of the rarest and earliest Kirby items, as it is from Kirby's Dream Land, proving that the puffball was pink all along!

Auction - 12,000yen, 4 days.

Other auctions:
SMK plush set complete - 8500yen, 4 days. Some typical damage. Appear to all be tagged.
Rare Mario cards - 5000yen, 5 days. Promo only.
Mario RC and Yoshi motorized toy - 360yen, 4 days.
Super Mario Kart card game/board game - 1300yen, 5 days.
Dragon Quest logo keychain - 500yen 2 days.
Legend of Zelda Link to the Past board game - 5000yen, 6 days. Very rare.
Dr. Mario Glass - 850yen, 5 days.

Mario Kart 8 figures feature some Pink Gold

As a character, I always thought that Pink Gold Peach was just a cheap re-skin taking up space in the roster. As a figure, I've changed my mind. Looks pretty slick if you ask me! Takara Tomy Arts is releasing five racers, and Metal Mario is one of them, along with Toad, Bowser, and DK. Wait . . . a Mario set without a normal Mario?! Unheard of! Shipping in May.

via ET-C

Gamer kicks on the way

Official Rockman shoes are coming from UBIQ, and can be yours for 9800yen when pre-orders go live on Feb. 20th.

via Rockman Corner/Rockman Unity

On Teefury (ShoeFury), they have an unofficial Zelda pair for sale for $80.

Nintendo Controller lights

I kept looking at these, wondering whether or not they were truly new. Why? Because they've been done before. And by Takara no less! Nothing much is new about the set either. Still, they're calling it "Vol. 1", so I suspect more is on the way. Coming in May.

via NCSX

Some weird Mario stuff - Mario pipe pens and tablet accessories

Some mushrooms and Chain Chomps for your phone to lean on, and an over-sized pipe-pen.

Digital Items Accessories - Coming in May from Bandai.

Mario Pipe Pen - Coming in June from Taito.

Jakks Pacific owns New York Toy Fair 2015 with World of Nintendo

NES Link Plush! NES LINK PLUSH! You Guys!! *cough* Ahem. Okay.
Look at this spread! Jakks Pacific plans to release these over the next year. A large Gold Mario figure. A Large Link figure with seven points of articulation. NES character plushes featuring Mario, Luigi, and LINK!

via GoNintendo

Mario owns the tabletop games, too - thanks to Epoch!

Four new tabletop/board games from Epoch just erupted onto the scene.
In mid-April, a New Super Mario Bros. 2 Board Game comes out, and seems to be the sequel to a similar board game for the original game.
Also in mid-April, a "labyrinth game" involving lots of pipes and what appears to be marbles running a maze by tilting. Epoch just loves its tilting games.
Another marble game hits in mid-April as well, titles "Super Mario Big Adventure", it looks like another playset with lots of traps and pratfalls that Epoch likes to make.
The last one comes out in June, and is a Mario Kart 8 "Grand Prix" tabletop game. It'll probably use marbles too. Heh.

Auction Crawler: A Ribbon cut from cloth

Ribbon is the little fairy from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. A plush set was released for this set, including King Dedede, Bronto Burt, and Kirby. Supposedly, there is also an Adeleine plush out there, but I have not seen one. Ribbon is quite rare as it is, and to see her at auction for only 90yen is shocking! Got a slew of other nice auctions for you as well!

Ribbon plush - 90yen, 3 days left.

Other Auctions:
SMB tabletop game - 9980yen, < 1 day. Mint.
SMRPG Valentina unpainted figure - 9800yen, 1 day.
SMRPG Dodo unpainted figure - 5000yen, 5 days.
SMRPG Blaarg (Czar Dragon) unpainted figure - 6400yen BIN, 1 day.
SMB Shoes (black ver.) - 4500yen, 2 days.
Complete Spirit Tracks choco set with Engineer Link - 3400yen BID, 3700yen BIN, 1 day.
Rare DK Banana and Barrel plush with Yoshi - 7000yen, 1 day.
Giant Koopa Troopa plush - 7000yen, 1 day.
Mario Barrel Game in box - 1000yen, < 1 day.
Chargin' Chuck Vic-Tokai plush - 398yen, 5 days.
S.H. Figuarts Mario and Luigi with accessories in boxes - 1500yen, 4 days?!!! Cheap!
Mario Kart figure lot - 500yen, 5 days.
NSMB Wii Choco figure set Furuta - 1500yen, 5 days.
Rainbow Mario Choco Figure SECRET - 310yen, 5 days.
Ocarina of Time and OST - 9000yen, 5 days.
Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time diorama (YL and AL) - 5800yen BIN, 1 day. Painted ver.
Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time diorama (YL and YZ) - 3300yen BIN, 1 day. Painted ver.
Stone Kirby kit - 5000yen, 2 days.
Fire Kirby Kit - 5000yen, 2 days.
Kirby on Warp Star Kit - 5500yen, 3 days.
Sword Kirby Kit - 5000yen, 3 days.
Needle Kirby Kit - 4000yen, 2 days.
Mario 10-in-1 Board Game set - 500yen, 1 day.
Baby Chocobo plush - 3000yen, 3 days.
F-Zero racers set "Black Bull ver. - 700yen, < 1 day.
Huge lot of Nintendo figures - Kirby, Mario, Pikmin - 1yen, 5 days. Whoa!
Mario Kart 7 racers in box - 680yen BIN, 980yen BIN, 1 day.

Mario Lighted Star Plush

This is a new Lighted Star Plush that has hit the market in Japan. There have been several on the unofficial market like this, so either the official market caught up or the counterfeiters behind this are amazing. I wouldn't be posting it on the blog if I thought it was fake though, so there's my vote of confidence. Nightram's seal of approval?
At any rate, there are LEDs in each star tip that glow different colors when the plush is activated.

YJA Auction.

Haven't found it anywhere in import shops, making me think this is a one-off from either a new company or a more aloof one (like Japan Auto Toy). I can't really make out that logo in the bottom right corner . . .

Anyway, more pics after the break!