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Kirby in the bath or Kirby as a lamp. DO NOT MIX!

Kirby and Meta Knight bath toys. Out by late November for 450 yen. You place the ball in the bath, it goes effervescent, and the toy is revealed. All blind packaged and blind . . . balled.

Warp Star lamp. Out by late November for 1,680 yen. Press on it to light it up. This is just a great design.

Thanks Stella!

via Inside-Games

Dragon Quest

When you put the Dragon Quest cup on the Dragon Quest coaster, it plays a jingle from Dragon Quest. Two styles, coming in March 2015 from Taito.

via NCSX

Silver gets a 20th Anniversary figure

Love him or hate him, Silver is here to stay, and now he has a high-articulation figure on the way. Jazwares will release him in late January, and AmiAmi has him for 3200yen.

Sega Retro Sofubi continues with Space Harrier Mammoth

Coming from GeekLife is this Sega nostalgia from Space Harrier. This massive mammoth is set to release in late December. Pre-order at AmiAmi for 8700yen. Oh yeah, and his buddy from Altered Beast announced a second color recently.

Mario Nendoroid ready for pre-order

Comes with some great accessories, and good posability, even with that giant head. Release date is looking like late May 2015.

Most places peg him around $50, but AmiAmi is cheaper.
Pre-order at AmiAmi for a discount.

Amiibo Wave 3

Lucario, Rosalina and Luma, Bowser, Toon Link, Sheik, Ike (first figure ever!), Meta Knight, King Dedede, Shulk (another first!), Sonic, and Mega Man! Oh wow! I wasn't sure if the third-party characters would come out, but BOO-YAH! I wonder about how Sonic and Mega Man will be used in other games, and if licensing will get really hairy as time moves on.

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New Rockman capsule figures span several series

Mega Man, X, Volnutt, Megaman.EXE, and a Yellow Devil will come out in February via Bandai. Blind boxed for your frustration, Big Bad Toy Store has them up for pre-order at $3.99 a box. These will go up against KidRobot's figures, and they seem quite similar. All this Mega Man merch and no game. Astounds the mind.

via Rockman Corner

Yoshi light keeps Taito's Super Mario Light series shining

This Yoshi light looks great, but it may not give off much light. Oddly, the bulk of the light will actually remain unlit, as only the fruit on the tip of Yoshi's tongue will illuminate once placed there. Think of it more like a great Yoshi statue with a gimmick. Heh.

$23.90 from NCSX. Shipping in January.

Mario Caps Mark II

The first set brought a whole lotta Mario and Luigi, but there are plenty more characters in the Mario universe that sport custom lids. Wario, Waluigi, Toad, Peach, and even Toadette (first bit of official Toadette merchandise!) add their head-toppers to the pile of bottle toppers that appear to be popular items in Japan.
Coming from Takara Tomy Arts in February 2015. Snag a pre-order from NCSX for $20.90.

Halo 2 Play Arts Kai Master Chief

Coming this February 2015, Square Enix has released info on a Master Chief Play Arts Kai figure. The figure will come with Master and Energy sword, M7 submachine gun x 2, Replacement hand parts x 5, and a Play Arts display pedestal. Posability is at an all-time high.

NCSX has him for pre-order for under a hundy.

Castle Crashers plushes coming soon

Behemoth did a live stream to help donate to Extra Life, and as a thank you people got a chance to win these cool plushes. They should be appearing soon at the Behemoth Store for those of us who missed out.

via Tomopop

Europe gets a limited edition release from Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask 3D

Because of course they do, and NA won't. Bleh. Steelbook, double-sided poster, and a really cool Majora's Mask pin. Spring 2015. Go to the forums to see the poster.

Thanks Stella!

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K'nex releases Super Mario mini figure set 5

Fire Peach, Cat Mario, White Tanooki Mario, Luigi, Toad, Cheep Cheep, and a Goomba. I'll post the numbers in a separate post once we know them. Should be around in the next month or so in stores, or order from K'nex.

Thanks MarioManic!

Mother 2 keychains show our heroes' darkest hour

Death. The often unspoken truth of video games. Rarely do we see merchandise based on the darkest hour of the heroes of the game, but this set from Takara Tomy Arts goes down that rabbit hole.
Ness, Paula, Jeff, and Poo have all fallen in battle and are now in their "unconscious" form (a.k.a. ghost with halo form . . .). Ness also gets blown up for good measure. Teleport fail!
These flat "plate" keychains are pixelated for pure nostalgia.

They are coming in February 2015. You can pre-order from NCSX for $22.90 now, or see what prices arrive at for release.

Naughty Dog Shop open for business

Pretty much everything you see here comprises what is in the shop so far, which isn't much. The two Jak and Daxter statues were also previously available through Gaming Heads. However, it is always exciting when a developer opens up a shop, because it means exclusive goods and it means the developer - the creator of these things you love so much - get the proceeds. Keep checking back to see what's new!

Naughty Dog Shop

There will be special/limited edition Amiibo

This post is maybe what some wanted to hear, but their wallets did not. Buried in a financial briefing, a mention of possible limited editions arose:

As store shelf space is limited, some amiibo will remain stocked on the shelves as staple choices while some will be limited-time offers which will cede their positions to new ones once they are sold out.

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Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare figures bring the battle to your room

These highly-anticipated figures from the game I can't stop playing look great. $20 is a bit steep, but look at all the stuff you get in each one! Diamond Select have gone out of their way to capture all of the details added to these characters from the game, and even add a little touch of the customization options. The eight figures are packaged as follows:

  • Gatling Pea with Scientist Zombie
  • Camo Cactus with Foot Soldier Zombie
  • Chomper with Engineer Zombie
  • Shadow Flower with All-Star Zombie

Big Bad Toy Store has the full set for $70, saving you $10.
While I may have preferred all of the base level plants to go along with the zombies, these will definitely do.

Wow! A Link costume! Wait a minute . . .

Well, I've always known that there is a market for a Link costume. Now, someone has usurped that pesky and expensive licensing and gone for the look of Link, but calling it an "Elf Warrior". No sword or shield, but the rest is there. The top one was priced at $60, while the child-size was $50. Wow.

Worth mentioning - the Super Mario All-Star Plush Collection

I wasn't real excited for this, but it is worth mentioning that this set comes out in December. I thought it was a re-run of previous releases but upon further inspection it does appear that several have different poses. Just nobody new. These are likely still available for pre-order from your favorite import shop, and is a good second-chance run of quality plushes. May be a nightmare for completionists though.

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Finally, some official coin purses

FOr years now, there have been boatloads of coin purses featuring Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and more. Now we actually see some official ones. SO, if you were holding out for a real one, now you can finally splurge.