ThinkGeek is all over over this Portal license. Recently they introduced these inflatable personality cores. Two styles, including Wheatley, the dumbest core of all, and the Space core, who is obsessed with ... space. Twelve inches or so each, and they come in at $20 a piece.
One is a virtual game for DSi (?), a Pikmin bag, a premium deck of Mario-themed playing cards, and the staple calendar. Most are available around February or March next year, whereas the calendar comes in December. I guess they spent the whole budget on Kirby gear. Heh.
Yeah, we don't normally cover auctions on the blog, but do in our forums. Still, this is worth a post.
Club Nintendo Japan went Kirby crazy for his 20th birthday, and now we see the first, and largest, item from that set in its first internet auction. The cushion was one of the items you could win via raffle for registering the Kirby Dream Collection Wii game.
Over on Yahoo Japan Auctions, the first Giant Kirby cushion is up for bids. Only 20,000yen (around $250), or 58,000yen to buy it instantly (around a whopping $730). That's before shipping, kids. Shipping would be a MASSIVE fee for this, more for size than for weight.
You can see the little letter the winner of the contest got along with the cushion, which appears to be about the size of a . . . large watermelon?
Three days left with only three bids!
Sword Kirby, Hammer Kirby, Cutter Kirby, and Kirby on a Star make up this new set on sale now from SK Japan. They sell for around 800yen each. Hit the break to see the nifty tag!
Shown on their Facebook page today, Jazwares is releasing this set of figures from the Chaotix team. Vector the Crocodile, Charmy Bee, and Espio the Chameleon complete the set. No Mighty the Armadillo you ask? Well, he's currently not part of the team, I guess. These will be out in Mid-December, alongside a set of "flocked" figures that are 1 inch tall! The smaller figures come out in a few weeks. Hit the break to see them.
Takara Tomy Arts felt that the first set of controller lights just didn't cut it, so they decided to release another set. For those of you following, there was an egregious absence in the last set easily corrected here: the Gamecube controller! Also seen is the second player controller from the Famicom, the "dogbone" New NES (AV Famicom in Japan), and two Wii Remotes. These are the Wii Motion Plus controllers, in red and white flavors. These all house LEDs that emit red light, for whatever reason, and if they're anything like the last set, are surprisingly strong.
I don't really like to post stuff with so little details, but how cool are these? I'll update when e-Capcom puts them up.
Gaming Heads is proud to announce that we have signed on with Capcom to produce a range of Street Fighter and Resident Evil Collectible plush! There will be a range of 6" and 12" characters from the Street Fighter series and 12" monsters from the Resident Evil range. Expect to see updates on these lines in the near future.
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So Disney came out with this movie called Wreck-It Ralph. You may have been subject to some of its advertising campaign, which was brilliant. Of course, as with any Disney property, the merchandising has flowed into stores. Today at Toys R Us, in the Disney section, I saw the large figures of Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz, the Wreckin' plush hands, and the collectible figurine of Ralph.
The figurine barely looks like Ralph. Not too impressed. There is also a Hero's Duty version I did not see.
The big action figure was spot-on and had quotes from the movie. Very nice. The giant hands looked fun. I thought they would be more like the Hulk hands though from the early merch pictures. In plush form, Ralph's hands don't look as iconic. The foam hands are definitely better.
Vanellope is obviously more marketed to girls, coming with girly accessories and even packaging. It's actually quite the juxtaposition sitting next to each other on the shelf.
Disney is really banking on the Sugar Rush game side of the flick with its merchandising. I don't know if you guys have seen this lot of plushes based on the game, but I found it odd that so much marketing went towards this one.
More pics of MUCH more merch, including pins, books, figures, and even elongated pennies, after the break.
As previously discussed, there is now official Scribblenauts merchandise. Hpwever, I underestimated the amount. Plushes, collectible figurines, and figures now stock the shelves of my local Toys R Us.
A plush Maxwell and Dinosaur were in a display box. If you ask me, the dinosaur looks like any other dinosaur and really doesn't do that good of a job looking like the T-Rex from the game, which is right there on the tag to compare. Maxwell looks great though. Very similar to the promo plush released with the first game.
There is only one figure so far. Maxwell comes with a mace, notebook, starite, wings, and a ray gun.
The collectible figures were a surprise. The back shows Maxwell, Maxwell with wings and a sword, the Doppleganger, Lily, and Maxwell riding a flying polka-dotted bathtub. I only saw the Maxwell varieties. I would have snatched up a Doppleganger tout suite.
Hit the break to see all of the stuff from Jazwares!
We previously reported on Mario and Yoshi as being the only characters in this line.
Across Myer stores in Australia, a new wave of characters have been added to the mix, including Donkey Kong and Toad.
On closer inspection, (the back of the box) it reveals that Luigi and Peach are coming soon.
Which one will you get?
Takara Tomy ARTS is releasing a set of gashapon that has the best of New Super Mario Bros. 2. Mario? Check. Raccoon Mario? Yup. White Raccoon Mario? Oh yeah! Gold Blockhead Mario? Heh, yea. Gold Mario? Yes. There's even a Luigi with coins. No Kitsune (Fox) Luigi, but it's a great set nonetheless. Coming late January 2013.
On November 6th in Japan Takara Tomy ARTS is releasing a set of rubber keychains featuring iconic items and characters from the Mario franchise. There are eight in the set.
- Coin Block
- Super Mushroom
- 1up Mushroom
- Red Shell
- Fire Flower
They will be released in capsules.
Releasing sometime in December the systems include Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 pre-installed. Good luck to anyone trying to find one as iQue systems are much harder to find than any other region.
Still no word on whether North America will see any special systems release for Black Friday.
The staple lowly foe in Kingdom Hearts has always been endearing. They're curious and cute, but can also be lethal in large numbers. These pawns have only appeared in figure form so far, but seemed a shoo-in for a plush. Now, Square-Enix is finally making it a reality. He's out in February 2013 for ¥3200, and is available for pre-order at various import shops. Don't forget to grab the Tron Sora and Riku pre-orders if you want them too.
From the folks that brought you the Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony and the Symphony of the Goddess tours, this Twilight Symphony 3 disc orchestral arrangement from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Joypad Records will be releasing the album.
1000 physical copies will be made, but 500 of those are already spoken for, as Kickstarter and Chip-In donators get those copies. So, there are 500 physical copies to buy.
The digital copies will go live in mid-November.
At time of posting there are 365 copies available to order. $50 each!
These mini pouches are huge in Japan. You see most of the carrying images from the Mario Kart series, but now the Super Mario license has brought a set of eight new pouches to retailers. Three Mario varieties, along with Peach, Yoshi, Bowser, Luigi, and Toad round out the set.