Super Mario 3D Land Enemy Collection features Tanooki tails, newbies

Super Mario 3D Land has all the enemy mainstays, while introducing us to quite a few new enemies. Lucky for us, Takara Tomy is taking the best of both worlds with their 3D Land enemy collection figure set. The set takes veterans Thomp, Boo, Goomba and Bullet Bill and slaps a Tanooki Tail on them, just like in the game. Meanwhile, first time enemies Stingby, Biddybuds, Wallop and Prongo are busy getting their very first pieces of merchandise with this set. On a side note, this also marks the first figure for Coin Coffer/Moneybag, who has been around the Mario universe (sparingly) since Super Mario 64!
And to top things off, HLJ has these listed at only 1200 Yen for a box of 15 with a May release.

Bravo Takara Tomy (and HLJ), bravo! Mario Paint Clapping

Mario and Sonic at Target stores' shelves

A couple Gacha figure sets from Sonic and Super Mario Galaxy 2 have been spotted at Target retailers. The Sonic set is a brand new with 6 figures, while the Super Mario Galaxy 2 set is a localized version of the Japanese enemy collection figures. Each figure is a couple dollars and blind packaged, but it looks like you might be able to see into the packaging...even if it will draw weird looks from employees and other shoppers. It's great seeing a lot of the Japanese merchandise making its way over here, hopefully that trend continues!

Thanks LSuperSonicQ2 and SoulDreamX!

Pokemon Update 2/3/12

How about a couple new Pokemon merchandise set sheets? Here's what is new this week:

-Pokemon Black/White mini slot machines
-Pokemon Black/White Pokeball figures

Grab some poffins, more pics and info after the break!

Final Fantasy's 25th Anniversary celebrated with cards, cups


It's Final Fantasy's 25th Anniversary. I feel old. I'm sure that there will be some intensely expensive items released this year to celebrate, but let's start with some little stuff like trump cards and a tumbler. The tumbler features Mog from Final Fantasy VI, so everyone is going to want that. The cards are truly magnificent, featuring all sorts of art on each suit from the various titles in the series.
To see the cards (and the brilliant jokers), hit the break!
Square-Enix is also releasing other tumblers not necessarily related to the 25 year celebration, and you can see those as well after the break.
¥1,200 for the cards on the Japanese Square Shop, and they will be available this spring.
The tumbler will hit in March and cost ¥1,900.

via adriasang

Dress up your 3DS pretty with this Peach case

Mario and Luigi shouldn't have all of the dress-up fun. Peach wants to join in and make your 3DS fit for a ball. May I suggest a Pearl Pink 3DS to go with it?
This is available in early March and is selling on AmiAmi for ¥1430

Zero (2nd Version) is the next in Bandai's D-Arts line

The first Zero D-Arts figure was a lot of fun, but he was missing something. Boxy shoulder guards? Maybe? Z-Saber? Oh yeah, that's it! Well, Bandai, is out to rectify that situation post-haste with the release of a "2nd Version" Zero that comes with not one but two styles of his infamous Z-Saber.
The Japanese figure will be about $45, but Bluefin Tamashi will release an American one in June for less.
More pics after the break.

via Rockman Corner

New Club Nintendo reward brings the 3DS love

Club Nintendo released some new rewards today. The notebooks have been seen on Club Nintendo Japan already, and have not changed. The 3DS case is the real news, showing both Mario and Zelda some attention.

There are four double-sided "sleeves" for the game-box-sized case, featuring eight different styles. Four Mario characters are on one of the replaceable sleeves, and a retro Legend of Zelda design is seen as well. 18 games can be stored in the case. It is 250 coins. Each of the three notebooks are 250 as well.

Club Nintendo USA

New Ratchet and Clank plushes coming in late February

Officially licensed Ratchet and Clank figures from Sony Computer Entertainment are taking on the look from the Weapon Infomercials from Ratchet and Clank A Crack In Time. There are three sizes for each character (both Ratchet and Clank), and they are due out on Leap Day!
The Large plushes are currently on sale at £12.99 each, where the mediums are £8.99, and the small keychain plushes priced at £5.99.

To see all the plushes, hit the break.

Pre-order Ratchet - Large - Medium - Keychain
Pre-order Clank - Large - Medium - Keychain

Thanks for the tip Firehawk!

First 4 Figures opens a can of woms....

We are extremely happy to announce an agreement with Team17 Software Ltd., The Sharpe Company and AT New Media for the rights to make vinyl figures and resin statues and dioramas based on Team 17’s classic turn-based strategy game, Worms™!

The first wave of Worms™ collectibles will be previewed at this year’s upcoming Nuremberg and New York Toy Fairs, with product anticipated to come to market around July 2012. More information on the pricing and timing will be made available soon. Check out a teaser image of one of the resin dioramas planned! Can you guess what it is?

New Zelda Metal Keychain prices will probably skyrocket up to Skyloft if you don't pre-order them now

A Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time set and a Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess set of metal keychains featuring key items from both games have been released previously, and both sets are extremely hard to find and very expensive when you do.
This set from Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword will feature six items from the game (though the picture shows boots?) and will most likely disappear into oblivion Skyloft if you don't pre-order now with National Console Support.
These will be released in May, and NCSX is asking $28.90 for a complete set. In a year, expect them to be about . . . $289.00 for a set.

Thanks for the tip Natendo!

Pre-order them at NCSX

Medic! Gaming Heads needs a Medic! Oh there he is!

The Medic joins the statue ranks of the Heavy and the Soldier in Gamingheads' Team Fortress 2 line of statues. This time though, the figure will not just come in red and blue Red and Blu variants, but each color will have its own variant as well. Oh my.
All of the statues will be at 1/6 scale. The regular versions will have 750 made worldwide, come with the Medi Gun, and retail at $219.99. The exclusive versions will have 350 worldwide, a Kritzkreig, and go for $234.99. The Kritzkreig will light up.

They will all be available in "Quarter 3 2012".

Click here to pre-order at Gamingheads

Metroid Figma figures set for June, up for preorder

Remember that pair of Metroid: Other M figures announced a few months ago? Well, Figma is prepping for a June release and has detailed all the accessories. The 1/10th Varia Suit Samus is super-posable and comes with 5 hands, two beam shots, the missile nozzle, pegs for posing and even a Morph Ball. Zero Suit, on the other hand, is a 1/8th stationary statue and comes with a Metroid and clear plastic stand. And apparently, the Metroid from the Zero Suit figure fits snugly on the head of the suited Samus - funny!
These have been appearing in quite a few import shops for preorder, with AmiAmi being the cheapest:

Varia Suit - 2820 Yen
Zero Suit - 5750 Yen

Pokemon Update 1/27/12

A whole lot of plush this week with 3 new sets out of Japan. Check out this week's offerings:

-'I Love Pikachu' plush set
-'Three Musketeers' Pokemon Center plush set
-Pokemon Black/White motion plushes

Dig through the break for more pics and info.

Mario and Zelda songbooks translated and available

It used to be hard to track down songbooks for this stuff, either going really retro or having to import. Now learning to play classic Mario and Zelda tunes is a breeze, and fairly cheap. This proves that video game music is becoming slightly more acceptable, and, thanks largely to the Super Mario Bros. theme being an insanely popular ringtone, is a bit more mainstream.
There are four song books, three for Mario and one for Zelda. They retail between $16.99 and $19.99. You can even get them digitally via Apple's iBookstore. I suspect we'll be seeing even more YouTube videos featuring this music soon . . .

Available at Alfred Music Publishing

Amazon has them for between $11.55 and $13.59. Thanks for the tip Ken!

via Joystiq

Awesome new Asura flavored addition to the Bobble Bud family.... yummmm.....

Asura Bobble

Images of Asura Bobble Bud


Say hello to the newest addition to the Bobble Bud family! After the success of the Servbot, Dead Rising, and Street Fighter bobble buds Capcom has decided to create a new bobble for their upcoming game Asura's Wrath. Capcom has recently announced that they are giving away a free 'Asura' character Bobble Bud with the Pre-Order and purchase of Asura's Wrath at Capcom's online store!

Instead of the regular 2 hands on the bobble bud, Asura sports 6 hands, buffed up Goro anybody? Personally, I love the bobble bud line and hope they continue their production. They are incredibly detailed and make for great display pieces in your collection especially when they're all lined up together.

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Screenshot of Asura's Wrath

Asura's Wrath is an action beat 'em up that plays similar to the God of War, Infamous, and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed games and is developed by CyberConnect2 for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Not sure if you're interested in the game yet? You can download a playable demo and watch videos of the game on Xbox Live Arcade and in the PSN Store. Asura's Wrath is set to release February 21, 2012 so get your Pre-Orders in while you can!

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Cover art for Asura's Wrath

Links to the Pre-Order for the system of your choice
Pre-Order the game on PlayStation 3
Pre-Order the game on Xbox 360

Tails available for preorder at F4F

From the product page:

"Miles "Tails" Prower is an orange-yellow, anthropomorphic fox with two tails and is known to be Sonic's best friend, sidekick, and an expert mechanic. When he spins his two tails like a helicopter rotor, he has the unique ability to push himself through the air to catch up with Sonic. However, when he takes to flight, he tires quickly. Unlike Sonic, Tails has the ability to swim.

First 4 Figures is proud to present Tails! Created in his classic design, he is zooming along Mushroom Hill Zone, with his twin tails spinning at full speed creating a wind behind him! We painstakingly added all his details and created a dynamic pose and expression that complements his personality. He is 12 inches tall - fitting perfectly in scale with the others in the series.

Comes in deluxe full color packaging, hand numbered base, and includes an Authenticity Card which allows you to purchase the same number of the model next in the Classic Sonic the Hedgehog series.

This is the fifth in the Classic Sonic the Hedgehog statue series, so if you have bought the first or second in the range, Sonic, Super Sonic, Metal Sonic or Knuckles, and authenticated on our website, you are entitled to the same number of Tails!

Highly Limited to 1500 pieces only.

Order the regular version here.
Order the exclusive version here.

As usual, the exclusive edition comes with LEDs. Order fast because these always sell out quick.

Erick Scarecrow & Esc-Toy Ltd., release 4th Uncharted 3 Drake's Deception LE "Gold" Vinyl Figure.

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Dropping next week (01.23.2012), the Limited Edition Erick Scarecrow "GOLD" Drake vinyl marks the 4th release in the series. With the Original Colorway sold out, and limited supplies of the Naughty Dog and Scarecrow Blue "Black Friday" Colorway's rapidly depleting, this may be your last chance to add one of the Drake vinyls to your collection.

No price or firm date has been revealed, but unless they feel the need for greed, we can expect this to match the others in the collection at a price of $49.99!

Look here for a link to this version (and the others still available) when it launches next week.

http://esctoy.limitedpressing.com/product/categories/1190

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Pokemon Update 1/21/12

Here's a surprise; some new Pokemon merchandise that isn't exclusive to Japan...and some that is. Here is this weeks offerings:

-UK Ty Pokemon beanies
-Nobunaga's Ambition x Pokemon statues

The Itemfinder suspects more Pokemon pics and info after the break.

Super Mario 3D land gets some magnets

A set of magnets that come with candy have been released by Ensky and feature several characters from Super Mario 3D Land. Mario's suits, Bowser, enemies, and the usual Mario iconography like mushrooms and pipes are now available to stick anyplace magnets stick. The magnets pop off of magnet sheets that feature scenes from the game. For some examples of the magnets, hit the break.

On Amazon.co.jp

Tails coming soon from F4F

Pre-orders start Tuesday. As usual be sure to order as soon as possible if you have others in the series to get the same number.