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The main antagonist and massive Reploid in the Mega Man X series joins the high-detail FiguartsZERO statue line in appropriately massive form. Available only as a Tamashii Web Shop exclusive in Asia, this limited release has been made available to fans in North America via Bluefin. Ideal for displaying alongside D-Arts Megaman X titles, FiguartsZERO Sigma has been sculpted with meticulous detail and features cape and special display stand.
Preorder him here.
A giant bomb plush? I can think of at least three people I'd chuck that at. The Bomberman head is a bit more creepy . . . in a cute sort of way. Both are around 15 inches tall. These come out in July 2013 from SK Japan.
Taito must have found some success with the first Boo Light that they released, as now they are releasing a King Boo light. The light is larger than the last iteration, but the best new feature is the tongue that comes jutting out when someone activates the motion sensor. Set to ship in late August.
Bandai has produced a new set of their trademark light-up mascots. Light-up Yoshis? Well, I suppose the yellow one makes sense, and the acorn is a nice touch. Does the Blue Yoshi blow bubbles? No. Does the Pink Yoshi inflate? No. Oh well. The mushrooms and stars seem to be a staple of these sets. I do like the new look of these though. They come out in July this year.
How do you make merchandise based on flat characters? In the past, mouse pads, stickers, papercrafts, and the like have filled the gap. Now, manufacturer AM Keihin has added towels to the line-up. The shaped towels are the size of hand towels. Also on the docket are shaped cushions featuring characters from the game. Bowser is the only one that you can really tell is from Paper Mario Sticker Star specifically because of his crown. Both are set to release in June.
So much pink! New plushes, including newcomers to the plush world Scarfy and Chilly, another gigantic plush of Kirby, DX plushes of Kirby and Meta Knight, and some pouch plushes. To see what I'm talking about, hit the break! I love that SK Japan is expanding into the more well-known enemies. They need to keep that up. I need a plush Kracko. And Gordo.
Thanks for the tip, Nem!
The e-Capcom site is releasing something that came out in North America in 2011. It's a plush buster cannon and helmet set. Granted, the helmet and cannon were sold separately here, and it appears that the quality is a little better for the Japanese version, but you're gonna pay for it. ¥6,090 (~$60) is the price on the site. It's nice to finally have something before Japan got it, and it's Mega Man no less! And cheaper!
Bioshock Infinite is kind of a big deal. WizKids/NECA recognize it, so they wanted to add several characters into their HeroClix universe. A starter kit will net you six figures, with 24 in the set.
Also, Plaid Hat games wanted in on the action, and is making a board game called The Siege of Columbia, complete with custom pieces and all sorts of extras. Set for a price of $85, if you pre-order now you can get it for $50.
I hadn't seen a sound drop set for some time. Frankly, I was going through withdrawal. Now, Bandai saves me from the brink by releasing these eight new drops, featuring sounds from New Super Mario Bros. 2. Out now, but I can't find a store that has them yet.
The list as follows:
1. Mario tail
2. Red coin
3. Star Man
4. Gold Mario & Silver Luigi
5. Gold block
6. Coins Get
7. Course Clear
Think of these puzzles as a Rubix Cube taken apart. To assemble all of the images that the puzzle contains, you'll need to place the blocks correctly. There are two different versions: one with nine blocks and one with fifteen. Not exactly a huge challenge, but Epoch is aiming these at kids. Both puzzle sets are do out in Japan April 12th.
Nine block set: ¥1,764 (~$17.75)
Fifteen block set: ¥2,625 (~$26.50)
For more pics of the actual sets, hit the break.
Many Mario games have received the item chain treatment, and New Super Mario Bros. 2 had enough additions to the item roster to warrant a new set of them. Look at all that GOLD! With Golden Mushrooms, Flowers, Shells, and coins, along with the Super Leaf, a Note Block, and an Invincibility Leaf as highlights, it's looking like a really nice set. These are in capsule machines in Japan currently, so look for some Yahoo Japan Auction or eBay listings shortly. HLJ has it up as well for 1200yen.
Next in the D-Arts lie is going to be either:
- Ultimate Armor X
- Roll (MM8 Outfit)
- Zero (Zero series)
My bet's on Ultimate Armor X as it's a pretty easy change. But that would give us 5 X figures (X, Full Armor X, Metallic SDCC Exclusive, and the Manga Version).
Still waiting on Sigma!
The above figure was sitting on the podium at Capcom's press conference at PAX East today. It is a lighted figure that will be available later this year at the San Diego Comic Con in "very limited numbers".
USB powered LED lights on the base, helmet & buster
10 inch statue on a 6 inch diameter base
Each individually numbered
Capcom Store Exclusive - Limited Availability - Summer 2013
Another revealed item shows Classic Mega Man and Mega Man X together in a "classy silver" commemorative statue.
They talked about the localization of the R20+ art book, being able to buy the classic game music digitally some time this year, and also mentioned that the USB Buster was a hot seller.
Lastly, a 25th Anniversary Commemorative pin was handed out to attendees.
Are you a Zelda fan? Do you have around $220? Medicom has an enticing deal for your Zelda collecting needs. Their large scale Real Action Heroes line that features real cloth and stunning details is adding a Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Link to the line. His accessories will include his Master Sword, the Hylian Shield, the Beetle accessory, and the Hylian Bow. It even includes an arrow for the bow and a swappable angry face for Link.
The Pokemon Company has just announced that the famed Pikachu 3DS-XL that got released not too long ago in Europe and Japan is going to have it's own debut in North America! The 3DS features a very adorable Pikachu facing the player at the top of the XL and Pikachu's backside and tail on the bottom side. The system is painted in a bright yellow with a white top border. Expect to see this on Store shelves in North America on March 24th of this year.
The Pikachu Nintendo 3DS XL will be available at Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, and GameStop stores at a suggested retail price of $199.99. They stated that stock will be low so run to your stores on March 24th to get one for yourself! I know I will.
Source: The Pokemon Official Website
For what seems like Disney's version of Animal Crossing, Mickey Mouse wants you to be a cafe owner in the world of dreams and magic. You can decorate your cafe or customize your character with over 1,000 Disney items. Includes over 80 Disney characters for you to meet. You use magic to hunt monsters (pretty much the only thing different from Animal Crossing) and you can also fish among other things.
Due out July 11th with the game, Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life, for 24,380 yen. No clue if it includes the actual cartridge or an eShop download of the game, but I'd expect a download.
This exclusive version of Dragonborn, only available at GamingHeads.com, comes with an additional alternate arm that holds a fireball spell that illuminates and pulses like real fire. The collector can exchange the fireball for the short sword depending on preference. Also included is an alternate portrait that shows the Dragonborn with his helmet removed.
I used to be a collector like you, but then I took an arrow to the knee.
Takara Tomy Arts releases their standard set of gashapon keychains because another Mario game came out. This time, we see all new stuff though. Flying Squirrel Mario and Yellow Toad, Mario on a Green Yoshi, Blue Toad holding a Blue Baby Yoshi, Luigi holding onto a puffed-up Pink Baby Yoshi, and the Waddlewing holding a Super Acorn. A very nice set, and you know it will be quality from Tomy. These will be in capsule machines in Japan in mid June.