Super Mario Amiibo is your next set of Amiibo

Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, and Toad make up this set . . . so far. Announced for the compatibility for Mario Party 10, this set will obviously have many other uses. Smash Bros. Amiibo can be used in MP10, but data must be deleted. Meh. Toad will also be retroactively compatible with Captain Toad Treasure Tracker. Yay!

Amiibo Wave 4, and a happy announcement

Robin (male version), Lucina, Pac-Man, Wario, Ness, and Charizard make up this round. Also, Bill Trinnen let slip that Marth, at the very least, would be re-released later this year. So, don't go spending over $100 just yet!

GE Animation bringing Zero and a Proto Man hooded blanket to their Mega Man line

GE Animation just announced their X plush, and now Zero will join him. Both look great in plush form. Also announced was a Proto Man blanket with his helmet stitched into it to make it like a hoodie . . . blanky . . . thing. Is this the start of a new fad?

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Nintendo releases Ambassador edition New 3DS in Europe


Nintendo has been quiet on a release date for the New Nintendo 3DS & New Nintendo 3DS XL release dates here in North America and Europe. However Europe getting a special edition before its official release and is available to select Club Nintendo members £180. Prices for the system are already rising on eBay.

Are these unpainted Mario suction cup toys really worth over $50?

Well, that is what NCSX is selling them for. For that price, they come in a display case and apparently you get two full sets, but it's still pretty steep. The manufacturer, Hasepuro, will also have them for individual sale, but no mention of whether they will be blind packaged or just regularly presented. Weird that a set like this would need a display case. They seem like cheap ticket-booth prizes.

Okami clock from the Capcom Store is cute cute cute

This clock from Okamiden features the twelve celestial brush gods at each position on the clock. Notice the brush is the hour hand as well!
Here for around $125

While you're there, check out the barrel mugs and almost life-size cushion for around $75.

Why is it that Capcom is only focusing on merch for their best games and not actual titles? Mega Man and Okami continue to get merch, but no game love. /rant

via NintendoTweet

Mario and Luigi 8-bit alarm clocks

Taito is releasing both Mario and Luigi in their NES iterations as LED alarm clocks. The function buttons are Question blocks, and the actual alarm features the Super Mario Bros. theme, of course. NCSX wants their normal $23.90 per item, coming in May.

via NCSX

Auction Crawler

Been pretty sparse lately, but the new year brings new opportunities. There are some good lots this round, including the above, which also comes with a rare SMW board game. All for 200 yen!
Rare Mario Stationary stamp set. Comes with bonus SMW board game. - 200yen, 6 days.

Huge lot of Mario stuff - 1yen, 1 day. Some broken or missing items, but seems like a great lot anyway! And for 1 YEN!
RC Mario on Yoshi - 1500yen, 5 days.
Painted LoZOoT figure (Morpha) - 4000yen, 2 days. 7000yen BIN.
Yoshi in Egg toy SMW - 1500yen, 2 days. 2000 BIN.
Rare Bowser plush keychain - 1500yen, 3 days.
Club Nintendo Mario Pin set of 4 - 8000yen, 4 days.
Metal Mario SM64 model kit - 2000yen, 3 days.

Majora's Mask has several Limited Editions

GAME in the UK has it's own LE that will come with a poster, steelbook, and a pin, and are offering a paperweight to those ordering the regular version.
However, now NORTH AMERICA has it own LE, and it will contain a Skull Kid figure seen above.

Wow. Let's hope this becomes a trend.

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Yoshi wind-up figures are likely the last figure announcement of 2014

Takara TOMY Arts has released this image for a figure set you can wind up and watch walk around. Apparently, he also bobs his head. Comes in six different colors. These will be sold randomly in likely blind packaging sometime in April 2015.

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First 4 Figures reveals Dracula from Castlevania

First 4 Figures have just teased us with a bunch of images from new statues on their Facebook page, with suspected statues including Lan Di from Shenmue, Phoenix Wright, an Arwing from Star Fox, Zero from Mega Man X, and Toon Ganondorf.
Today, they opened pre-orders for the first statue in their brand new Castlevania line. Dracula from Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 sits on a huge throne. Huge being 18" tall and costing $285. There is an exclusive version that includes a swappable hand holding a chalice for $15 more. There are 750 of the regular and only 425 of the exclusive worldwide. Expect it Q3 2015.


Jakks lets loose the a flood of Nintendo merch in 2015

Wow. In 2015 we're talking Fox, Samus, Skull Kid, Zelda Micro Land, Toon Ganondorf, and those are just the highlights! Take a look, then hit the break for PICS!

Wave 2 (coming April 2015):

  • 4″ Blue Toad
  • 4″ Luigi
  • 4″ Diddy Kong
  • 4″ Samus (in Metroid Prime style)
  • 6″ Metroid
  • 6″ Toon Ganondorf

Wave 3 (coming July 2015):

  • 4″ Fire Mario (with Fire Flower accessory)
  • 4″ Goomba (with a Coin accessory)
  • 4″ Peach (with a Crown accessory)
  • 4″ Fox McCloud (with an Arwing accessory)
  • 6″ Yoshi
  • 6″ Skull Kid (from Majora’s Mask)

Wave 4 (coming August 2015):

  • 4″ Tanooki Mario (with Tanooki Leaf accessory)
  • 4″Samus in Gravity Suit (with Morph Ball accessory)
  • 4″ Shy Guy (with propeller accessory)
  • 4″ Fire Luigi (with Fire Flower accessort)
  • 4″ Ocarina of Time Link (with Hylian Shield accessory)
  • 6″ Piranha Plant
  • 6″ Metal Bowser OR Dry Bowser

Hit the break for those pics.

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HORI announces Peach themed racing wheel


Set for release on January 12th, this will go perfectly with the Peach Wii Remote. Hopefully America gets the Yoshi remote and a matching racing wheel. Preorder yours here.

Mario golf balls go up on Club Nintendo Europe

Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi are featured on four golf balls available from Club Nintendo Europe for 3500 stars.

Stars Catalogue

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Note: "Exclusive" Pokemon Trainer Nendoroid being sold at Pokemon Center Online

Ah, so those that want to buy it and were worried about extraditing it from a Pokemon Center can breathe easier and just buy it outright from the website!

Go buy it!

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New Paper Mario plushes add real paper to the mix

Coin block? Check. Pipe? Check. Box? Check. But where are the characters? Where's Mario? Oh, there he is, dangling from the pipe! Toad joins in too! Interesting way to make the merchandise.

via Kikai's Blog

Megatron Sega Genesis is the best crossover

In late February next year, Megatron will infiltrate an unsuspecting retro console and transform it. Takara Tomy Arts even added a Sonic cartridge for true fans. $140 from NCSX. Now he can have epic battles with the Optimus Prime Playstation. Shouldn't he be a Super Nintendo though?

via NCSX

Mega Man Rubber Straps

Many different Mega Man iterations encompass this new Japanese-only set of Mega Man key straps. Not cheap for the set, as NCSX is asking over $50. You have until March 2015 to shop arounf though.

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