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.
Check these POP! Vinyl figures out from Epic Mickey 2. Featuring Mickey with his brush and Oswald with his remote. Out now!
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:
Metal Rabite Clip with Phone Card:
Secret of Mana Euro Magazine- Mana art on the cover. Kind of neat for unofficial, and a nice vintage item:
Sword of Mana (Remake of the very first game on the original game boy) Mana Blue Edition GBA System:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I found a single official, non-reproduction piece for Alisia Dragoon: a promo sticker sheet.
But I found a few more Grandia items. Pictured above is a gnarly full-size poster.
There's also a phone card with incredibly tiny art on it:
A two page advertisement, and it's cousins:
A PS1 DEMO DISC of the the game (Wow...)
Tune in next week.
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.
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!
NintendoTweet has posted these new Kirby totes and pouches. Out in mid-July from San-ei Boeki. They are up for pre-order at AmiAmi.
There are actually larger versions of these guys, featuring Mario and Bowser among others, but the littler versions are just cuter! Snag yours here, just 1 day left and at 2500yen!
Mario Kart WIi Mario RC - 450yen, 2 days.
Mario and Yoshi keychain on card - 500yen, 3 days.
Nintendo History ROB mini figure - 1500yen, 1 day.
Nintendo History Collection Vol. 1 set of 4 (Complete) - 4000yen, 5 days.
Gamecube mini clock - 300yen, 4 days.
Pikmin set of rare straps - 1500yen, 2 days.
Kirby Chopsticks - 1100yen, 4 days. 25th Anniversary.
Kirby Crash Plush - 3800yen, 5 days. Or, you could buy one from me!
SMB "Kinoko Mascot" mushroom squeezies = 750yen, 2 days.
Giant Mario plush - original SMB - 5000yen BID, 7000yen BIN, 6 days. Some suspender damage that could be fixed.
Super Mario RPG unpainted set including Booster - 8880yen, 5 days.
Mario Bath Toys x2 - 1000yen BIN, 3 days.
This set by Takara Tomy Arts is being released for Kirby Triple Deluxe, but as you can see it's more of a Kirby history set, marking some of the best poses of Kirby and friends over the years. If you get a full box of them (~2700yen), you are guaranteed the full set of keychains. Otherwise, they're blind boxed and therefore evil.
Zelda, Kirby, and Pikmin pins are the new merchandise items from Club Nintendo Japan. Since Mario already got a set of four pins, he's had his time in the sun. Time to give some love to other franchises, and what love it is. These pins are gorgeous, and only 250 points each!