Mario Kart 7 gets a slot car set

A new "Puzzle Circuit Set" has appeared from Mobi Games, and looks a lot like a certain old slot car set from Mario Party. That, or the DK Mine Cart set. Either way, it's been modernized for use with Mario Kart 7. The track has as many as eight configurations. See the back of the package with all the info after the break.

New Mario figures set brings the fire, shrooms, and an ape

Japan Auto Toy is at it again, andthis time Mario and Luigi have fire power and come with different-colored Toads. DK also makes an appearance. Nice boxes and packaging, too. See that after the break.

Thanks to the eagle of of tl2005us!

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Pokemon X/Y toys in McDonalds' Happy Meals

American Girl, or Pokemon? Hmm. With 12 Pokemon to collect, that's an easy one for us video game merchandise collectors!

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Animal Crossing plushes from Sega


Pre-orders start now for an August release of all of these plushes. Isabelle is nearly 14" tall, while the other set is around three inches each. Isabelle, Tom Nook, Kapp'n and a Gyroid make up the set. All these years and it's still weird to see Nintendo stuff coming from Sega. Heh.

Large Isabelle plush
Mini plush set

POP! Vinyl Assassin's Creed figures are killer cute

Altair, Ezio, Connor, and Edward have been stylized for their appearance as POP! Vinyl figures. Funko has kept all the details to identify each assassin, and then made then around 3 inches tall. These are out now, and several retail shops and online shops have them ready to buy.

Auction Crawler: Mario's Time Machine

A Mario Clock from the Super Mario World era has cropped up on YJA. 3000yen and 2 days left. Apparently, the alarm does not sound but the clock works. Nice display piece though.

Lot of unpainted Mario figures - 1000yen, 6 days.
Samus Figma - 1855yen, 3 days.
Game and Watch diorama set complete - 10,000yen, 3 days.
Check this Mario furniture out! - 4500yen, 5 days.
Square Millenium Collection Legend of Mana with figures - 902 BIN. No game and the music box may have issues.
Donkey Kong Wind-up plush (Mario vs. DK) - 380yen, 5 days.
Mario wind-up plush (Mario vs. DK) - 500yen, 2 days.
Baby Peach plush - 2300yen BID, 2600yen BIN, < 1 day.
SMB3 Album - 4900yen, 2 days.
Kirby plush lot with Meta Knight and King Dedede - 2800yen, 2 days.
Kirby figure with stylus on card - 902yen, 2 days.
Various small Nintendo displays - 400yen, 1 day.
SMW Playset - 2980yen, 4 days.
S.H. Figuarts Mario bonus 1up Mushroom - 500 BID, 600 BIN, 3 days.

Have a grand? Then you can snag this trio of Ryus

Pop Culture Shock has announced not one but THREE new Ryu statues to collect. Or, more likely, pick from.
These will be available to pre-order on May 19th for a Q1 2015 release.

Standard Ryu statue - $325 for the basic model. Polystone 1:4 scale statue. Limited, but the number has yet to be announced.

Ansatsuken Exclusive Ryu - Same as above but with a swappable head featuring a gritting-teeth expression for his Assassination Fist move. There is another head as well, which has yet to be shown. Limited to 300 pieces at $335.

Tatakai Kōka Exclusive - This statue features battle damage on Ryu's gi and gloves. He also comes with a different head. Please let it be his battle-damaged face from SFII! Limited to 250 pieces at $350.

The Mouse and the Rabbit sure POP!

Check these POP! Vinyl figures out from Epic Mickey 2. Featuring Mickey with his brush and Oswald with his remote. Out now!

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Mana Merchandise Finds

rabite

Man, I'm tired of only hearing about Earthbound all the time. What about all the other great games for the SNES? This time I'll do Secret of Mana. Some of these items weren't made for the SNES game per se, but from one Rabite to another, they're all precious. And much harder to find then just wandering outside your village.

Above is a Rabite Plush Strap Screen cleaner:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Children-of-Mana-SEALED-Rabite-Plush-Strap-Secre...

Metal Rabite Clip with Phone Card:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Legend-of-Mana-PS1-Card-Rabite-Charm-Secret-of-M...

Secret of Mana Euro Magazine- Mana art on the cover. Kind of neat for unofficial, and a nice vintage item:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUPER-PLAY-MAGAZINE-SNES-SUPER-NINTENDO-No-25-SE...

Sword of Mana (Remake of the very first game on the original game boy) Mana Blue Edition GBA System:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-Game-Boy-Advance-SP-console-Japan-limit...

Pokemon Trainer Nendoroid chooses exclusivity

The Good Smile Company is apparently obsessed with Nintendo right now. First Isabelle, then Luigi, then Link, and now a Pokemon Trainer. This time though, the Nendoroid may only be available at the Pokemon Center, meaning its exclusivity may leave it out of the reach of several fans. It's set to be 4500 yen, but that is for the lucky ones that can snag it on site. This will be able to be pre-ordered between May 24th and June 29th for a September 27th release.
The Nendoroid is planned to have all sorts of goodies, including three different faces, four arms, five wrists, and three legs. The Pokedex, Poke Ball, and Master Ball should also be great for posing. The three Pokemon from Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Charmander - are also going to accompany him in his quest to steal your heart.

Thanks fizzycat!

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Here come the Mario Kart 8 racers!

Takara is coming out with - you guessed it - Mario Kart 8 racers. Face it, it was inevitable. Five racers in the standard kart are here, goingfor 300yen a piece in capsules. Look for them in late August.

via ET-C

Takara's Mario item rings

There is no shortage of little crappy rings in capsule machines in the states. Not sure if that holds true in Japan, but Takara is adding these item rings in capsule machines in mid August. 200yen per capsule.

Epoch Mario Kart 8 Dog Tag Games

Epoch is coming out with these nifty little Mario Kart 8 dog tags that double as little mini games. Out in August for 200yen a capsule. Eight styles featruing art from the game.

via ET-C

Auction Crawler: Stay on Target!

Smash Wart and his baddies with this dart board toy. It's from Super Mario Advance and has audio with each hit! So cool.
Super Mario Advance dart board - 3800yen, 4 days.

Mario Bros. towel - 1000yen, 1 day.
Magikoopa plush - 500yen, 14 hours.
Kirby GBC strap - 800yen, 1 day.
Mario 24-in-1 board game - 1800yen, 15 hours.
SMW DX Plushes - 5000yen, 2 days.
Frog Mario Plush - 800yen, 2 days.
Mario Kart plushes with flags - 800yen, 4 days.
SMB Handbill - 5000yen, 1 day.
SMW Marble Game - 480yen, 6 days.
Set of 4 standard Mario figures. - 2500yen, 3 days.
Nikko RC Mario kart - 1500yen, 1 day.

Near Field Communication figures coming soon to Nintendo consoles

During an investor Q&A session, Nintendo revealed that they would be entering the fray that Skylanders and Disney Infinity have created. Nintendo has shown that one trophy may be used in multiple games. No word yet whether these trophies would be adding additional content to future titles or have titles dedicated to them, but a full announcement is expected at E3. The Wii U Gamepad already has an NFC reader on it, but Nintendo also showed that the 3DS could have a base that it could wirelessly talk to. Collectible Nintendo toys that interact with games?! This is what VGMM is all about!

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Mario & Luigi wheel accessories up for order on Nintendo UK

wii u wheel

Originally only available in the Mario or Luigi Mario Kart 8 Bundle. Also available are the Wii U Gamepad Covers.

Preorder Mario here
Preorder Luigi here

90s Franchise Ebay Finds: Grandia & Alisia Dragoon

Grandia Poster 1998

I decided to go find merch from lesser celebrated games, and I have a fondness for the 90s. As such, this Ebay Finds post will center around two ridiculously-hard-to-find-merchandise-or-memorabilia-for games: Grandia 1 (PSX and Sega Saturn) and Alisia Dragoon, of nail bitingly hard Sega Genesis fame.

Alisia Dragoon Stickers
I found a single official, non-reproduction piece for Alisia Dragoon: a promo sticker sheet.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/151276796568?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p...

But I found a few more Grandia items. Pictured above is a gnarly full-size poster.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/151292820854?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p...

There's also a phone card with incredibly tiny art on it:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/151292725478?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p...

A Cloth Map:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/151292715756?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p...

A two page advertisement, and it's cousins:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/151292734323?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/151292739376?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p...

A PS1 DEMO DISC of the the game (Wow...)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/151292746610?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p...

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A mess of Mario on the way from Jakks Pacific


There's a kart racing game coming out soon involving some characters we know. Of course this means that there are all new ways to merchandise this title, and a spiffy loop track just makes sense. There are also several racers that attack to a smaller straight loop track. You can see these after the break.
There are also some IR controlled racers that supposedly climb walls. And ceilings. I'll believe it when I see it. Heh.
A set of "Coin Crasher" figures are also coming out, including Mario, Yoshi, Wario, and Link. Each of these supposedly hit a box and items come out. Neat-o.

via Vooks

Nintendo World line of figures includes Captain Falcon, Fox McCloud among others . . . SQUEEEEEEEE

All of these are stock images, which is a bit scary to announce, but here we are again. One step closer to possibly getting a Fox McCloud figure, and for the first time ever, a Captain Falcon figure. Show your moves! We can also see another first: a Metroid figure. One was included as an accessory a while back, but it's nice to see it get it's own spotlight. There is very little further info. I imagine we'll receive all of the Mario characters first. There is no proposed release date either, but this comes from Nintendo pushing more character merchandise in an effort to get profits back up. Good news for us!

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