Take one look and you might think this New Super Mario Bros. 2 case is just another DS case, until you realize that it fits a 3DS, several games, your AR cards, and more. Also released are Mario and Luigi zipper cases that will fit a 3DS LL (3DS XL here in North America). I'd expect the Mario and Luigi cases to come over to North America sometime soon, as the smaller case was brought over this year.
A set of four large figures from Super Mario 3D Land came out of nowhere this week. Mario, Boomerang Mario, Bowser, and a Tanooki Goomba were released, and each is about 1000yen each. Several auctions have appeared on Yahoo Japan Auctions for the figures, but no stores are carrying them yet, leading me to believe they are one-off promotionals or only available in crane games. Each figure comes on a stand with pegs if necessary.
Click the break for other shots of the box and to get an idea of size. The boxes sit approximately 10" tall, so the figures are probably about 8" tall.
Bass, known as Forte in Japan, was introduced in Mega Man 7. While that game doesn't tend to top many fans' lists, Bass took off due to awesome character design. Bass also came with his own version of Rush, names Treble (or Gospel in Japan). Together, they made a fearsome team. Now, Tamashii Nations has teased Bass and Treble at their Tamashii Nations 2012 exhibition in Japan. Also notice all of the color variants for Mega Man in the background! No real info on these yet, but it's great to see the pair getting the D-Arts treatment.
Closer pic of Bass and Treble after the break, as well as the variants, and a new Sigma shot.
Coming next year. Mewtwo includes a base and a shadow ball accessory. No word on if Mew is included also or is a separate figure.
The Animal Crossing (Dobutso No Mori as it's know in Japan) bundle launches November 8th for 22,800 yen and the Mario version comes out a week later.
Each bundle includes a digital copy of New Super Mario 2 or Animal Crossing: Jump Out.
Larger pics of the systems after the break.
Burger King and Nintendo are hooking up to advertise the release of the new Nintendo Wii U console through promotional toys. It's been a while since we've seen any fast food Nintendo promotions!
There are ten toys in the set:
- Super Mario Figure
- Luigi figure (Plastic Luigi figure with movable arms and legs)
- Super Mario Cloud Racers
- Super Mario Chuckin' Shell (Pullback Koopa Troopa Shell)
- Diddy Kong's Link Up (like Barrel of Monkeys)
- Barrel Down Donkey Kong (DK barrel bowling game)
- Mario Shell SHooter (Wii U Gamepad that launches discs with pictures of Koopa shells at a target)
- Wii U Sticker Dispenser (Wii U Gamepad shaped box with sticker sheets inside)
- Wii U Piranha Plant Catch (Wii U Gamepad shaped ball catch game)
- Super Mario Mustache Maker (Wii U Gamepad shaped mold and black clay to make a Mario mustache)
One each that come in a special BK Crown box with meal. Each toy also comes with a sticker sheet. See more of the items after the break.
Furuta has announced a set of Mario Kart 7 pullback kit figures, and each figure comes with candy in a box. They were announced a while ago, and import shops have had them listed for about a month, but we're just now seeing pictures of the full set. Expect these to release in late November. Boxes of six (presumably one of each of the figures) are about 2150-2400 yen each. Look in our import shops link to find them for pre-order.
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$15 shipped to your door! Medium, Large, or XL. Inquire within this topic for one!
See how they'll arrive after break!
The long awaited Bioshock Infinite gets its own set of collectors editions.
The Premium edition:
64 page Art of Columbia Artbook
Handyman unpainted figure for Bioshock Infinite:Siege of Columbia Board Game
Lithograph for Devil's Kiss vigor by Jorge Lacera
Murder of Crows resin keychain
Upgrades to start the game with
DLC content for PC, 360, or PS3
The Ultimate edition throws a 9.75" Songbird statue in with everything else.
Not even on their site yet, but found on the Japanese Amazon site, San-ei is showing four new plushes coming out on Christmas day. At least, that's the date from the listings on Amazon. Funny enough, two of the plushes have been unofficially released (Dry Bones and Birdo) by counterfeiter types, but these are obviously higher quality.
Daisy, Dry Bones, Birdo, and a Magikoopa all have an ( S ) next to thei names in the listings, meaning they probably fall into San-ei's normal small size (around 7-9 inches). Each are ￥1,260, with Dry Bones being the only exception at ￥1,029.
Check out the translated description on Birdo:
The long-awaited character! Bullet ranks fourth in the series Super Mario Plush Doll! Mouth and big ribbon that is attached to the head of the dinosaur features. It is not a woman but actually it seems that women's appearance and behavior.
More pics after the break!
Series one of this set will be in stores starting today, where series two will be released in January.
Ryu vs. Yoshimitsu
Abel vs. Kazuya
Rufus vs. Julia (exclusive)
Chun Li vs. Hwoarang (exclusive)
Ryu vs. Yoshimitsu
Abel vs. Kazuya
Hugo vs. Heihachi (exclusive)
Rolento vs. Kuma (exclusive)
Remember that game that released on Game Boy Color called Toki Tori? Maybe you played the remake on WiiWare? Maybe you've heard there's a sequel on the way for Wii U? Well, if you're a fan, the Two Tribes store also added some merchandise to purchase, so go check it out.
This Kuma figure, from the new Persona 4, is powered by the sun and dances when he has enough solar power. The two versions only have expression changes to differentiate them. Coming in January 2013.
While there is some difference in quality (and price) between the PAL and NTSC versions, both regions will get collector's edition of the new DC brawler Injustice Gods Among Us from the creators or the Mortal Kombat series.
Both statues feature Wonder Woman fighting Batman, with Wonder Woman having the upper hand in both. However, the quality between the two is being discussed, with most saying the PAL version is getting the better statue. The collector's edition also comes with DLC content, a Justice League movie download, and a special DC comic.
Tomopop has been showing pictures taken by Tokyo Hunter, and both have done an excellent job of covering the merchandise that was on display at the Tokyo Game Show. Go have a look:
Square-Enix's Play-Arts Kai and Formation Arts
Square Enix's Halo 4 Play Arts Kai
Capcom-licensed Play Arts figures
More shots of the Play Arts Kai Tekken figures
EX Troopers exclusives from e-Capcom
Zone of the Enders figures
Metal Gear Solid Merch
Square Enix's Mass Effect 3 Play Arts Kai
Kotobukiya previews Bishoujo Commander Shepard
There's simply too many products to go into detail in a blog post like this, especially when Paladone has an awesome flash catalog set up with all the details. Go on and check it out for yourself.
Highlights definitely include the Tetris lamp you piece together (the pieces light up as they touch each other), Tetris cufflinks, Pac-Man sound plushes, Pac-Man radio controlled figures, Ghost salt and pepper shakers, and I have to admit all of the ice cube trays are pretty cool.
Post your favs in the comments!
Ice Mario! Will this be the final set, or will New Super Mario Bros. 2 or U inspire some more sets? Here's to hoping! These are some of the best figures out there!
Another pic after the break!
Boss Coffee, known for previous Mario Kart promotions for Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart DS, is going a bit farther with their next promotion for Mario Kart 7. Apart from releasing a set of pullback figures on karts (seen after the break), they are releasing posed figure of several of the racers as well. Sets for both are already appearing on Yahoo Japan Auctions.
I played New Super Mario Bros. 2 and was never once compelled to use a stylus, yet, here is this stylus set from Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. It features the prominent items from the game, including the gold block and gold fire flower. Still, I would have liked to see those in a linking item set rather than a stylus set. This is due out mid December.