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Get clean and dry off with Mario

These uber-colorful towel and wash cloth sets are currently in stores in Japan. The towels are full-size towels at about 80cm (or 30 inches), and will retail at around 600yen, or about $5! Wish they would be that cheap here!

Mario Kart 8 plush tires hitting arcade prizes soon

Coming late this month to arcade prize machines and UFO Catchers in Japan, these Mario Kart tire cushions feature two designs. They both feature box-art type CG art on one side, and the logo on another. They'll be about 18" in diameter and 6" thick, making for a decent pillow!

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!

First 4 Figures reveals Capcom All-Stars line

First in line is Viewtiful Joe. Preorders open up on Tuesday and remember since it's a new line, low numbers are up for grabs.

Also remember the Phoenix Wright statue that was teased last year? It's going to be a part of this line.

Via F4F's Facebook page

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