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Modern Super Sonic

Slipping by me stealthily is Modern Super Sonic, a new statue from First 4 Figures.

Regular Edition - $225, 1500 pieces worldwide, Q1 2016.
Exclusive Edition - $250, 600 pieces worldwide, Q1 2016. This one has LEDs in the "water" to illuminate the state.
Not too late to order either!

Auction Crawler: Not so little Goomba

How did this get to Japan? Yup. A Hollywood movie prop mask for the Goomba is at auction on YJA. So many questions.

Goomba mask mold - 25,000yen, 1 day.

Other auctions:
Mario barrel game with box - 1yen, 2 days.
Mario, Kirby, Ape Escape plush lot - 1000yen, 1 day.
Complete unpainted LoZOoT set - 110,000yen, 6 days. You read that right. Over $1k.
Super Mario 64 Adventureland - 1000yen, 1 day.
LoZLttP board game - 5200yen, 1 day.
Mario bath windup - 800 BID, 1200 BIN, 2 days.
Kirby Triple Deluxe metal charms - 1980yen BIN, 1 day.
Rare Mega Man 7 boxed unpainted figures - 2980yen, 5 days.
Mega Man 7 boxed unpainted figures - 2500yen, 5 days.
Mega Man Legends Servbot figure - 9500yen, 1 day.
Mega Man 3 pencil tin
Mega Man 1up Cushion - 3000yen BID, 5000yen BIN, 1 day. Nearly half price starting bid of original cost.
Mega Man 7 complete set of rare pencil topper figures! - 9000yen, 1 day.

Felyne figures from Monster Hunter relea- oh hey look it's Mario, Luigi, and Mega Man!

Mario, Luigi, and Mega Man figures get a catty makeover, just like the DLC/bonus content in Monster Hunter. AmiAmi has the set up for pre-order, where you'll get all nine figures in the set. Coming from Capcom in August!

1. Mario neko series
2. Mega Man series
4. Rathalos neko series
5. Cook neko series
6. Kirin neko series
7. Furufuru neko series
8. Lagombi neko series
9. Zaboa neko series

Thanks Stella!

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Mother 1 straps inbound . . . to Earth

Mother 1's characters already have a large figure set from Banpresto, but TOMY has scaled them down for some figure straps that will release in August. Crazy how close the sculpts are, but when you're working with clay source material, I suppose it's pretty easy, right?
In the set:

via Earthbound Central

Hyrule Warriors figures announced, need some help in the sculpting department

The characters look great in the game, now behold what they may look like in plastic. Yikes. Link is a mess, Zelda has red eyes, and who is the teenager dressed as Ganondorf? Hopefully these are just placeholder sculpts, or pre-approval prototype sculpts, because . . . wow.

Thanks Ikhana!

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Boom Boom Pom Pom and Toadette get plushes from San-ei

San-ei has announced a second Super Mario All-Star set of plushes. The last one was all re-issues, but this set has three surprises. Toadette FINALLY gets an official plush, and she brings Boom Boom and Pom Pom with her. Also of note is a stand-alone Spiny, a Cheep Cheep, and a Lakitu holding a Spiny Egg. For his first release, Lakitu has the Spiny dangling from his cloud. The whole set is up on AmiAmi for the cheapest often and first so far.

Thanks SoulDreamX!

How did Skull Kid get Majora's Mask? 6000 stars

So, if you want the power to pull the moon into the Earth, 6000 stars toward the Stars Catalogs of the UK and Australia can help you meet your goal! Wait, what? It's a LIGHT?! That's right, the eyes GLOW. It's less than five inches tall (12cm), but will be very coveted. Good luck, all!

Stars Catalog

Thanks fizzycat!

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Bass shows that plush is his Forte

GE Animation has done it again. First X, then Zero (out soon!), and now, Bass is on the way! If you can think of another plush that would in this line, go over to Rockman Corner and suggest it! Supposedly, GE Animation gets their suggestions from there!

S.H. Figuarts Fire Mario and another accessory set coming from Bandai

Bandai has released info about a new Fire Mario version of the S.H. Figuarts Mario figure, complete with fireball. Pre-orders for Asia start tomorrow, in which we are unfortunately out of luck. However, Tamashii Nation's Facebook Page has already calmed us down by saying they will be imported and distributed here in the states! Boo, Koopa Troopa, and Bullet Bill will also come over in accessory set "D".

Thanks Greatmasterhand!

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Dry Bones is falling all apart over his new figure

In September, Taito will release this Dry Bone figure. When his pedestal is pressed, he'll collapse, like those old string toys from the fifties. Cool! What a great idea for this character!

Thanks Stella!


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Mario jealous, goes for giantest figure too

At almost 12", he doesn't quite stand up to Giantest Link's 20", but he's big nonetheless. Still not as big as the 20" Mario from the Jakks line though, as has been pointed out. From Taito, features a whopping FOUR whole points of articulation, and he'll be out in June.

NCSX has pre-orders up for nearly $40.

Auction Crawler: Care to gamble on some slots?

This set eluded me for years, and I finally snagged it in mint condition last year. There is a video pending of it for my Youtube channel, so look for that. This auction is super cheap, and it looks like all the parts are there, but the box is a little dinged up. No real problems though. The seller saysy it hasn't been tested, and some things can go wrong on these sets, but they are fairly easy to fix in most cases.

Mario AFX HO Scale Slot Racing Set - 1yen, 3 days left.

Other auctions:
Super Mario World Marble Maze game - 1500yen, 1 day.
Super Mario Lucky Coin Press game - 4200yen, 16 hours.
Mario Part 4 Championship pin - 2800yen, 5 days.
Mario Mouse x2, clock, figure chains - 600yen, 3 days.
Super Mario 3D Land figure set - 3800yen, less than a day.
Mario Cabinet?! - 3800yen BIN, 4 days.
Super Mario complete cushion set - 3490yen, 2 days.
Original Mario plush 1986 - 8640yen BIN, 3 days.
Baby Peach and Mario plushes - 400yen, less than a day.
Rare SMB3 soundtrack - 3880yen BIN, 1 day.
Rare Kirby 1993 "fuzzy" keychain - 100yen, 2 days.
Gaming VHS, Mario RPG, FFVI, Dragon Quest VI, Tobal 2 - 2980yen, 4 days.
Final Fantasy XIV Moogle Plush - 4780yen, less than a day.
Baby Chocobo Plush - 2300yen, 1 day.
Donkey Kong Country Playset from the Show - 3980yen, 5 days.
Mega Man X on Ride Chaser Unpainted figure - 100yen, 2 days. Seller has many more at much cheaper than I normally see these.
Mega Man X random painted figures - 1500yen BIN, 12 hours left.
VERY large lot of Mega Man unpainted and painted figures - 9800yen, 2 days.
Mega Man Garage Kit figure - 5500yen, 4 days.
Mega Man Capcom Exclusive 1up pillow cushion - 3000yen BID, 5000yen BIN, 2 days.

The most giantest Link

Guys. This Link is so big, I had to create a word for him. Giantest. The largest action figure of Link ever sold, and his grandure is available from jakks Pacific through Big Bad Toy Store right now for a cent less than $45.

20" Link pre-order

He also comes with a giantest Hylian Shield and giantest Master Sword! Slated for Q3this year!

Go get the giantest Link.

Game and Watch bookends really bring things together

In Octopus and Parachute versions, these bookends/movieends/gameends will keep your stuff together. 2700yen each, except AmiAmi has them up for cheaper:

Octopus Version
Parachute Version

Thanks Stella!

April 2015 exclusive is Bussinessman Pikachu

What's cuter than Pikachu? A Pikachu in business attire. The Pokecenter will be offering exclusive plushes from March 2015-March 2016, and this is April! I'd sign any deal he had to offer! $30 from the Sunyshore Pokemart. Also known as "freshman Pikachu".

Go get one!

via Tiny Cartridge

Thanks Ultramagnus!

Zelda Symphony site adds store

Missed out on the Zelda Symphonies? Didn't have the cash on hand for that poster? Need a different shirt? You're in luck! Now you can buy them for $20 each (posters or shirts) on the site! Now . . . WHY NO MUSIC?!

To the site

Thanks Ceril!

Auction Crawler: Mario Blows Up

This is one of the wildest Super Mario World items IMO, and there are some wild ones. This could just be a Mario inflatable in a box, but instead they added the ability to run around by adding some battery power, a motor, and some wheels.

SMW Mario inflatable Motorized Runner - 8500yen, less than a day, on auto-renew.

More Auctions:
Kirby Model Kit Fire and Sword - 2980yen, 1 day.
Large lot of mixed unpainteds - 500yen, 4 days.
Meta Knight kit with box - 3333yen, 6 days.
Rare Moogle Plush FFIX - 3990yen, 2 days.
Super Smash Bros (N64) pencil case - 100yen, 2 days. Love this thing!
SMB2 Hard Case - 8000yen, 1 day.
Mario Kart Tire Cushion - 800yen, 2 days.
Rare set of NSMB strap figures - 1500yen BID, 3000yen BIN, 2 days.
Huge lot of Mario merch - 7500yen BID, 8000yen BIN, 7 days.
Lot of Mario Kart plushes in good condition - 510yen, 4 days.
Shulk Amiibo with Xenoblade faceplates - 30yen BID, 9800yen BIN, 5 days.
Amiibo lot - 4900yen, 3days. Mega Man, Link, Sheik, Ike, Marth, Samus.

And just proving other regions feel Amiibo pain too:
Gold Mario Amiibo - 17,000yen BID, 17800yen BIN 2 days.

Amiibo wave 4 and 5 announced, Yarn Yoshi Amiibo, Splatoon Amiibo

Additions to Wave 4 Amiibo include Jigglypuff and Greninja, and the disappointment of more retailer exclusives. Barf.
Wave 5 will include Dark Pit and Palutena, and then the second half will be Dr. Mario, Ganondorf, Bowser Jr., Zero Suit Samus, and Olimar.
Also announced during the direct was Yoshi Woolly Word PLUSH Amiibo coming this Fall that will add another Yoshi in the game and be super cute on your shelf. Brilliant move there!
Splatoon will also be receiving Amiibo, as speculated. Boy and Girl squids will be sold individually or together in a pack with a bonus Green Squid. Coming May 29th.

Also, don't forget Amiibo cards, which so far only include Animal Crossing characters for the Home Designer game coming soon. The Amiibo reader for the original 3DSes will release with those.

The next few months will be expensive for Amiibo collectors!

See the Nintendo Direct here

N1GHTS from First 4 Figures will see you in your dreams

I can't understand why this franchise isn't bigger than it is. It seems like the perfect springboard for some truly wild 3D adventures, but only a couple of games exist. The first one was a system seller/saver/blockbuster, but the second was barely a blip. Despite where the games lie, this statue will be sure to make more than a ripple. Straight out of Nightopia comes this gorgeous duo of statues. Again, F4F is doing a regular ($209.99, limited to 1000 pieces) and exclusive model ($239.99, limited to 500 pieces). What are you paying an extra thirty for? The moon lights up! Coming Q3 2015.

Regular edition

Mushroom lunch boxes store food . . . or secrets?

Certainly an odd novelty, these Mushroom lunch boxes will be arriving in Japan in late April and provide one of the weirdest lunch box/bento systems ever proposed. From the pic, it appears that they are proposing that the food will go in the "face" part, which is the smaller part. Wouldn't the head be more roomier? At only six inches tall, it doesn't seem like it would hold much of a lunch, and there is no handle. Personally, I'd get it less for lunch and more for hiding secret treasures or something. Apparently they also stack without their caps.