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77 tracks on two discs complete with custom art! Only available in Japan? Awwwwwww!
Six new mazes from Epoch arrive to start the inevitable flood of Super Mario 3D World. The backings represent art from the game, just like the previous NSMBU set. Get a little ball bearing to its goal by tilting the make with the mini joystick. These will arrive in capsule machines in March 2014.
Zoff is using the popularity of Capcom's 30th Anniversary to push some special glasses. Each temple is adorned with various Capcom favorites, like Mega Man, Ghosts N' Goblins, Phoenix Wright, and Resident Evil. Each pair comes with a case and cleaning cloth, which are also decorated. 5200yen each, and I'm not sure you could get a prescription to custom fit the frames . . . but how cool are these?
OMG! Tingle plush! Also, Zelda's first cel-shaded appearance marks this new set of Legend of Zelda plushes. Four in the set, including a small Link and a Medium link. All are from San-ei, so they should be great quality. Due to hit mid-February! Go and order now!
Thanks Melda and Valendorf!
Takara Tomy ARTS and SK Japan have been churning out the Kirby goods this year, and Kirby fans have been loving it. Return to Dreamland figures look great and come blind boxed. The set of five has four Kirbys (regular, bomb, wing, and stone abilities) and Magolor to collect. They are out now.
Also out are a set of mini-plush straps from SK Japan that are too cute for their own good. More pics of the figures after the break.
Japan really has a thing for these little earphone jack plugs. Union Creative has snagged the license to create and distribute these mini Dual Shock 2s for the 20th Anniversary of the Playstation next year. 20th? I'm old! The set of six are set to arrive in March 2014.
A nearly 12 inch cardboard tower. 24 stackable slime pieces in three colors. One die. You can figure out how to play this Japanese Kazanete Tower game in February next year.
Because nothing celebrates the year of Luigi more than him trying to catch up to Mario.
First 4 Figures releases this diorama statue to the pre-ordering masses today. There are two versions, as always. The diorama features classic and modern Sonic figures riding through the street. The exclusive lights up in all the right places for an additional $30. Both are due Q2 2014. One thing is for sure, you're going to have to be as fast as Sonic in your ordering if you want to get your hands on this great piece!
Discuss in the forums - and see coupon codes to help you wallet pay for these!
McDonald's toys are always the pinnacle of any Happy Meal, and now Mario is the star, but only in Japan. Looks like the toys aren't promoting any specific game, as most of the toys have more to do with "generic" Mario rather than a specific release. Odd, as Super Mario 3D World is right around the corner. Penguin Mario and Boomerang Bro Mario do have more to do with New Super Mario Bros. U than with any other release though. A couple of these, a Mario and a Peach, double as stamps. Cool. Unfortunately, this is the second round of Mario Happy Meal toys not available in the USA.
Strength, Melee Weapons, Energy Weapons, Perception, Endurance, Lock Pick and Repair are the seven different Vault Boy bobbleheads announced today from Gaming Heads. Buy them in a pack of all seven ($80), or individually for $15 each.
Ten new characters/objects releasing in item chain form from Takara TOMY Arts. Potentially to attach to the first ten already released. Let's look at the rundown for this set:
Top row, from left
Second row, from left
Third row, from left
Fourth row, from left
» Bag of chocolate
» Chocolate Heart
» Vanilla ice cream
» Gift box
If you're going to market Puyo Puyo (which has been turned into Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine and Kirby's Avalanche), and have already done plushes, then stress balls is a brilliant way to go. Who doesn't like to squish a blob? Coming out for Puyo Puyo Tetris, which releases early 2014 on a bunch of platforms.
Super Mario 3D World has cats. Cats climb things. To simulate this, Bandai is making some magnets and some clings that fit on the side of your cups. They come in the flavors of each playable character, and are nearly too cute to report on.
Shipping in March 2014. If Luigi, Toad, and Peach are all color-coordinated, why is Mario orange instead of red?
And the award for the most random piece of merchandise goes to...
Mario, brother Luigi, evil twin Waluigi, and brother and evil twin Wario. All in great poses. The new standard set run around 5-6 inches tall and are very collectable. Out now from Japan Auto Toy.
Thanks tl2005us and Manveri!
Like Final Fantasy VII? Like the soundtrack? Like vinyl records? Square Enix has you very, very covered. 29 tracks have been added to two vinyl records for master quality.
Track list after the jump.
Actually, a pair of busts, as there is an exclusive version. If you have $700 lying around, then you too can own these ugly mugs and partial chests of Akuma from the Street Fighter series. Limited to 350 pieces worldwide or 150 pieces for the exclusive, these will appear in Q2 2014. Pop Culture Shock lives up to its name with these, as they are certainly from pop culture, and they are certainly shocking, both in price and look. Cloth Gi, "separately cast teeth" (whatever that means), wooden prayer beads, and glowing eyes. GLOWING EYES! Made of fiberglass, and weighs in at around 25 pounds and stands 29" tall. Payment plans available, but if you pay in full you get a nice discount.