The above image is from a teaser video Gaming Heads uploaded to their YouTube account.
Sony is extremely strict with how and when they license out their characters, so having one is pretty awesome, which makes the full PlayStation universe available is nothing short of a miracle. Preorders start tomorrow and this page will be updated when a link is active. As usual, expect a regular and an exclusive variant.
Get your wallets ready everyone.
Read on to see what they look like.
Nightram reporting from E3 with crazy merch news! Otherwise, what good am I? All of the pics for this stuff are after the break and have since been downsized. So glorious. Hit "read more" and see the other stuff!
With Pikmin 3 coming out in just a few months, Sanei is releasing a new set of Pikmin plushes. The set includes a plush for each of the 5 Pikmin types, along with three plushes with storage, each accompanied by one of the original Pikmin. I really like the idea of the storage plushes since I'm always having trouble with finding space for new merchandise.
Preorders are up over at NCSX and HLJ and ship in late July.
If you are in the mood for more Pikmin plushes, NCSX also has some of the Pikmin 2 plushes still available.
Big Bad Toy Store has been updating their Rockman/Mega Man section with new toys from Japan. First up is a set of two larger figures featuring a Blue Bomber Mega Man and a more Proto Man colored offering. A set of six keychains shows Mega Man in a rainbow of colors and two poses. Also coming is a cheaper set of buster cannons featuring the Mega Buster and the Proto Buster.
We have some Kirby umbrellas, Kirby marbles, a Kirby dart board, and a Kirby puzzle.
Two styles of umbrella have been released, and both look cute-as-all-get-out. Click the "Read More" button to see the tag and them folded up. The Kirby marbles I know little about, but they just started rolling around the Kirby auctions. I'll post more here if I see packaging or other details. We also see a Kirby magnetic dartboard and a Kirby puzzle (go past the break). SK Japan keeps churning it out, and we're loving it!
There are currently a few stuffed versions of Sylveon/Ninfia/Nymphia, and I was having a thought. It's only a matter of time before the fakes come, so perhaps buying one early is a good idea. There are a few pre-orders around, and one seller on Ebay currently has the Takara Tomy and will be stocking the Banpresto DX later.
If I bought one, I'd name it Juniper Pearl.
Another tease of the Mega Man and Mega Man X San Diego Comic Con silver statue that will also be available to pre-order in the Capcom Store online. Teasers.
Also making news, the Mega Man and Mega Man X Complete Works artbook, revised for the 25th Anniversary, is up for pre-order here. Others are likely to follow, but B&N have a discount on it for now.
Isabelle, or Shizue in Japan, is from the Animal Crossing series, and this figure, called a Nendoroid from the Good Smile Company, has been teased for months. Now we finally see her up for pre-order, and we get a glimpse of what she will come with. The bell is a real one, and the emoting additions are a nice touch. Due out in October.
NECA is brining us this absolutely random figure of Jason Vorhees as he appears, in dazzling purple, in the NES game Friday the 13th. Available exclusively at the San Diego Comic Con.
Can only be obtained via a lottery for 18,900¥. Applications begin today and run until June 3rd. Can be bought on June 22nd.
The Star Catalog from the European Club Nintendo has updated once again. A Mushroom Trophy and a Banana Trophy have been added to the previously released trio from last year. At 5000 stars each, the trophies are a lofty reward. Don't you wish you could just race a Nintendo rep for them instead? Try to catch them on eBay before prices soar to the ridiculous amounts the last set is going for now.
There have been several Family Computer (Famicom) History sets. Most featuring the original Famicom in its various iterations. This set seems to have them all, but is the first set to include the Japanese "Zapper" and the games that utilized it. Full list here:
- Family Computer (Famicom) console Model (HVC-001) at 1/6 scale with cartridge and attached two controllers
- Nintendo Family Computer (Famicom) Keyboard (HVC-007)
- Nintendo Family Computer (Famicom) Disk System (HVC-022)
- Nintendo AV Family Computer (AV Famicom) (HVC-101)
- Nintendo Famicom Light Gun with holster and three cartridges (HVC-005, HVC-006)
Animal Crossing is all about customization. These starter kits net you a few characters, a house, and some furniture. You don't even have to work for ol' Nook (but you do have to pay Takara Tomy)!
- Pink-roofed house with a 'Girl' figure, Lisa, and Rover along with a bed, a vanity, and stamps
- Yellow-roofed house with a 'Boy' figure, Mr. Resetti, and KK Slider along with a bed, a turntable, and stamps
Then, Takara Tomy is releasing nine character sets that will add to the start packs, adding furniture bits and other customizations. No word yet if they will be blind packaged or not, but wouldn't that make the whole thing more evil?
The main antagonist and massive Reploid in the Mega Man X series joins the high-detail FiguartsZERO statue line in appropriately massive form. Available only as a Tamashii Web Shop exclusive in Asia, this limited release has been made available to fans in North America via Bluefin. Ideal for displaying alongside D-Arts Megaman X titles, FiguartsZERO Sigma has been sculpted with meticulous detail and features cape and special display stand.
Preorder him here.
A giant bomb plush? I can think of at least three people I'd chuck that at. The Bomberman head is a bit more creepy . . . in a cute sort of way. Both are around 15 inches tall. These come out in July 2013 from SK Japan.
Taito must have found some success with the first Boo Light that they released, as now they are releasing a King Boo light. The light is larger than the last iteration, but the best new feature is the tongue that comes jutting out when someone activates the motion sensor. Set to ship in late August.