Bandai is introducing a set of keychains featuring the items from Super Mario 3D World. Well . . . some of them. Where is the Double Cherry? Seems like a tremendous oversight, or maybe it's setting up a second set? Oh well, at least the bell will ring when you shake it. I mean, how could it not?
Taito really like to light up your rooms the Mario way, previously making some Boo lights. Totally called this in that last article by the way . . .
Now, they have moved on to a popular item, the Super Star, or, as I know it, Starman.
Very similar to the older Starman light from Banpresto, but much easier to attain . . . for now.
Drool at the picture, because there is no other info other than that it will come from Bandai, supposedly within the month of May. Heh.
Thanks Sherry B!
These ingenious plushes from Taito are out in Japan now. Pluck your Pikmin, then stuff it in the plush block of ground, and pluck it all over again. Hit the break to see the tag.
"Chibi Stand" Pikmin, in red, blue, or yellow flavors, are just about the cutest thing ever. These Pikmin will hold, and may well take off with, your stuff! Out now in Japan.
Banpresto has plushified the rotund giant in a size that heads will be happy to snuggle up with. He will be aiding you in your trips to dreamland come June this year. He will cost around $40, but keep in mind a cushion this large will take some extra cash to ship. I'd save about double that price if I wanted one from Japan.
They've been teasing, and now the reveal! Mario will be the first in Bandai's S.H. Figuarts line (big surprise, I know), and he will be out in May of this year in Japan.
Revealed at the Nuremburg Toy Fair, Mario comes with crazy articulation, and two diorama kits will be available for purchase to hash out a scene with our favorite plumber/hero.
No word yet on price or release dates for North America.
Based on the sales sheets, KidRobot is releasing a set of 14 keychains, a set of 14 mini figures, and two 7 inch figures of Mega Man and Proto Man. The keychains will retail for $5.99, the mini figures will retail for $9.99, and the larger figures for $39.99.
Included in the sets of 14 are:
- Mega Man (regular, red, green, and no helmet)
- The original robot masters
- Proto Man
- Dr. Light
- Dr. Wily
- Yellow Devil
Hit the jump to see the sales sheets!
Furuta has expanded its Nintendo license to include characters from Animal Crossing New Leaf, and that means we get chocolate covered eggs and lots of anthropomorphic animal friends. This set will come in late February and include the following characters:
Any bets on the secret? Obviously, they have several characters left to make at least one more set of figures.
Thanks Melda and Valendorf!
In late April, you will have this sword if you pre-order today. 15,500yen is all you need. Ya know, Japanese RPG stars are so lucky. They don't have to pay for the best swords! Granted, the responsibility that comes with them is pretty overwhelming.
Expect this to cost a ton in shipping as well . . .
Gaming Heads is proud to present our God of War Kratos life size bust! This bust is cast from polystone resin, with all the paint and finer detailing finished by hand. The life size bust sits at a massive 28 inches tall, sitting upon a Greek inspired column. It includes deluxe, full-color packaging, a hand numbered base, and a validation card which allows you to purchase the same model number in future releases in the God of War collection.
Limited to 500 units and retails for $599.99. Luckily there isn't an exclusive version also. This is a new line, so order quick to get a low number. Don't suffer the wrath of Kratos, preorder yours here.
Capcom is holding a raffle to get all sorts of neat prizes featuring Felynes from Monster Hunter dressed as Mega Man, Morrigan, and more. There are also pins featuring Mega-Man-sprite-style Capcom characters, with a hero and villain pack. Mats, earphone plug stoppers, mugs, pouches, and even a Mega Man Felyne statue is painted and metal flavors.
Bandai has released scans of a Lucario figure, which was expected to be a D-arts figure like the other Pokemon releases in that line. However, he's been added to the S.H. Figurarts line instead. He does appear to work well with previous releases, per the shot above.
Appears he may have an Aura Sphere accessory as well, but I'll wait for official details.
Pre-order now for late May
Expect more info and pictures after the Nuremburg Toy Fair which runs from January 29th to February 3rd.
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The Engineer, both Red and Blu, is now available on the Gaming Heads Shop. Exclusive version has his mini combat sentry turret that even has illuminating beacon light. The Gunslinger, along with the regular edition's golden wrenches are included as well. $220 regular, $270 exclusive.
It's going to be awesome, but I see a few broken statues arriving. First 4 Figures never reveals two statues in a set, but a Capcom Facebook post spilled the beans. See the post after the jump.
Hopefully Protoman is released first, seeing as he is the prototype. Yeah, I'll see myself out.
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