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New Zelda plushes include Zelda and TINGLE

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!

AmiAmi has them

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Thanks Melda and Valendorf!

Kirby, Kirby, Kirby gets more, more, more


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.

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Playstation earphone plugs

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.

via NCSX

Dragon Quest Slime Tower Game

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.

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Target confirms Year of Luigi special edition 3DS XL

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Because nothing celebrates the year of Luigi more than him trying to catch up to Mario.

Club Nintendo A Link Between Worlds poster set

While not as good as the treasure chest, these are still incredible posters. Order yours here for 500 coins.

Old and New combine with First 4 Figures Sonic Diorama

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!

Regular ($300) - 1000 pieces worldwide.
Exclusive ($330) - 450 pieces worldwide.

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Mario toys around in Japan at McDonald's

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.

Thanks gblock!

Japanese McDonald's Toys

Fallout Vault Boy bobs his head in approval of these bobbleheads

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.

Gaming Heads Vault Boy Collection

Animal Crossing Item Keychains Part II

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
» Shizue
» Kento

Second row, from left
» Lisa
» Kaizo

Third row, from left
» Laramie
» Snowman

Fourth row, from left
» Bag of chocolate
» Chocolate Heart
» Vanilla ice cream
» Gift box

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Puyo Puyo Tetris Stress Balls

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.

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Super Mario 3D World clings to your wallet

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?

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Megaman 10 mouse pad

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And the award for the most random piece of merchandise goes to...

Read more and preorder here.

Set of 4 new Mario figures - all the brothers

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!

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Square Enix releases Final Fantasy VII on . . . vinyl

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.

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Smoker is a great disgusting addition to this Halloweek

Gaming Heads announced their new Smoker statue from Left 4 Dead 2. He's pretty gross. 15 inches of pure gross. The exclusive comes with a fire axe planted on the ground. Coming Q2 2014. Would go well with Tank.

Regular - 750 pieces worldwide
Extra Smoky - 350 pieces worldwide

One of Street Fighter's ugliest faces gets a life-sized bust


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.

Regular
Extra glowy

Capcom's 30th anniversary brings character themed Monster Hunter Felynes

They definitely look interesting, especially the Megaman Felyne figure. Be sure to order these fast when they go up as they'll definitely be hard to find in the future.

Ichiban Kuji and Capcom have yet to announce a release date for the item, but considering they’re for their 30th anniversary, it shouldn’t take too long.

Via Siliconera

Pokemon Hanafuda Cards

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Up for preorder now, will be released November 29th for 2,500 yen. An uncut, framed collector's set will also be released for 15,100 yen.

Preorder here.

Via Anime News Network.

New Japanese 3DS variants

First up is a Monster Hunter 4 3DS set for release on November 7th for 19,800 yen with a digital copy of the game. Yes, you read that right. A regular 3DS instead of a 2DS or XL. Odd choice Nintendo.

Next up is the Japanese boxart for the the Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds bundle. One word: beautiful. Launches December 26th for 22,800 yen with a digital copy of the game.

Finally are an orange/black and turquoise/black duo. They launch November 28th for 19,900 yen.