Truforce Collectibles launches a Kickstarter for an X figure

This is an interesting approach. Instead of making an X figure we've all seen before, the folks at the hope-to-be-established-soon Truforce Collectibles has re-imagined X as a more modern figure, perhaps what X would look like in a Mega Man X9 capacity. Please?
$80 is the asking price, but you don;t get much by backing. Doesn't say anything about Kickstarter packaging or any bonus, just getting it before dealers do. At the $210 mark, backers get the original figure, and a "Test-Armor Variant", along with a print and a shirt.

Here's the Kickstarter link.

Certainly unconventional, but I like the approach and it's always good to have more manufacturers with game licenses making stuff! Plus, they're going after an official license!

X-Plus Mega Man figure is large and about to charge

At 13" tall, this is one of the largest X figure released, or about to release. This comes out in March for about $75, but AmiAmi's regular pre-order discount makes it a more manageable $55.

via Rockman Corner

Thanks VGMStudios!

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New Mario Stand figures out now

Mario, Wiggler, Peach and Toad, and Bowser Jr. in the Clown Car complete this set, known as the Super Mario Solid Mario Collection Vol. 1. The set from Takara Tomy Arts looks great and is fairly cheap at 300yen per capsule! Who doesn't want a Bowser Jr. right now anyway!

Thanks to Sphacks and MarioManic!

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Club Nintendo closing in all regions, new rewards program coming soon

Europe

Product registration cards no longer added to packaged software from April 1.
Digital games bought on eShop no longer registered from April 20.
Club Nintendo to end on September 30. All features, including spending earned Stars on catalogue items, will cease.
Users who move to the new service (to be announced) during the launch period will receive Flipnote Studio 3D for free.
Current Club Nintendo members are advised to spend all their remaining Stars before September 30. New items will continue to be added to the catalogue in the coming months.

America

31 March is last day to "sign up for a Club Nintendo membership, register products, complete surveys, register for a warranty extension, earn Coins, and qualify for Elite Status.
Last day to select a 2015 Elite Status gift (to be confirmed) is April 30.
Last day to redeem Coins for rewards or downloadable games is June 30.
Last day to redeem Club Nintendo download codes in the Nintendo eShop is July 31.
All Club Nintendo members to receive a free download code for Flipnote Studio 3D (exclusive to Club Nintendo) in February 2015.

Japan

Product registration cards no longer added to packaged software from February 1.
Club Nintendo points can be no longer registered from April 20.
Club Nintendo to end on September 30. All features, including spending earned points on catalogue items, will cease.
Current Club Nintendo members are advised to spend all their remaining points before September 30. New items will continue to be added to the catalogue in the coming months.

via Kotaku

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Metal Mario Wii wheel headed to Japan

Metal! *headbangs*

Surely an odd choice as the Mario, Luigi, and Peach Wii wheels all have character themed Wii remotes to go with them and Metal Mario does not. Included instead is a decal.

Wind Waker Ganondorf up for preorder

You can preorder the regular for $250 or the exclusive for $270. The edition size for both is TBD and collectors can rest easy knowing they'll have room to display these because the Wind Waker line is 1/6th scale.

First 4 Figures reveals Modern Super Sonic

Revealed at the Weston Super Sonic convention. Preorders set to open sometime this year.

PlayStation 4 limited edition round-up

The first 6 are Disgaea 5 themed systems. There are 3 designs available in either black or white. First up is the Prinny design, there's also a male and female design.

Next up is a red and black Final Fantasy Type-0 Suzaku edition. Set for release on March 19th and as usual with most cool special editions, this one is Japan only.

Finally is a special China only Dragon edition to commemorate the launch of the PS4 in China.

Sources:
Disgaea 5 via Hardcore Gamer
Final Fantasy via Dual Shockers
China Dragon via Kotaku

Toon Ganondorf Statue preorders open Tuesday

Toon 'dorf

New Zelda Windwaker Series in-coming, starting with Ganondorf! Pre-orders go live Tuesday 20th Jan 2015 only at First4Figures.com! This is a new range so all new low numbers are available. See you then!

As usual, a live countdown will be happening on their Facebook page. See you then and good luck getting a low number!

Koopa and Kinopio Kontrollers Koming to Kyoto...

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...and pretty much everywhere else in Japan. Set for release March 12 for 3,619¥. It's unknown if these will be heading stateside as we're still waiting on the Yoshi remote.

With re-sellers snatching up Amiibos and the recently announced Majora's Mask New 3DS, I suggest pre-ordering ASAP.

Get a Majora's Mask pin when you pre-order Codename STEAM

Pre-order Codename S.T.E.A.M. at Gamestop and get a Majora's Mask pin as a bonus. Cause that makes sense.

New Nintendo 3DS XL Majora's Mask Edition

A gorgeous limited edition Majora's Mask New Nintendo 3DS XL was announced today along with the announcement that the system will launch on Feb. 13th. Get your F5 key ready . . . because nobody has it up for pre-order yet.

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?

via Rockman Corner

Nintendo releases Ambassador edition New 3DS in Europe

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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