The Pokemon Company has just announced that the famed Pikachu 3DS-XL that got released not too long ago in Europe and Japan is going to have it's own debut in North America! The 3DS features a very adorable Pikachu facing the player at the top of the XL and Pikachu's backside and tail on the bottom side. The system is painted in a bright yellow with a white top border. Expect to see this on Store shelves in North America on March 24th of this year.
The Pikachu Nintendo 3DS XL will be available at Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, and GameStop stores at a suggested retail price of $199.99. They stated that stock will be low so run to your stores on March 24th to get one for yourself! I know I will.
Source: The Pokemon Official Website
For what seems like Disney's version of Animal Crossing, Mickey Mouse wants you to be a cafe owner in the world of dreams and magic. You can decorate your cafe or customize your character with over 1,000 Disney items. Includes over 80 Disney characters for you to meet. You use magic to hunt monsters (pretty much the only thing different from Animal Crossing) and you can also fish among other things.
Due out July 11th with the game, Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life, for 24,380 yen. No clue if it includes the actual cartridge or an eShop download of the game, but I'd expect a download.
This exclusive version of Dragonborn, only available at GamingHeads.com, comes with an additional alternate arm that holds a fireball spell that illuminates and pulses like real fire. The collector can exchange the fireball for the short sword depending on preference. Also included is an alternate portrait that shows the Dragonborn with his helmet removed.
I used to be a collector like you, but then I took an arrow to the knee.
Takara Tomy Arts releases their standard set of gashapon keychains because another Mario game came out. This time, we see all new stuff though. Flying Squirrel Mario and Yellow Toad, Mario on a Green Yoshi, Blue Toad holding a Blue Baby Yoshi, Luigi holding onto a puffed-up Pink Baby Yoshi, and the Waddlewing holding a Super Acorn. A very nice set, and you know it will be quality from Tomy. These will be in capsule machines in Japan in mid June.
It finally happened. Someone made Peach's Castle. That "someone" happens to be Epoch again, and they changed the whole thing into . . . a marble maze. Some collectors, like myself, certainly would have liked a real Peach's Castle playset that actually looked the part and didn't have marbles, but we get what we get, right? This gigantic tabletop game comes in at 3675 yen (~$40) and will release in late April.
Epoch is crazy about balance games. Here's a new one featuring the famous Super Mushrooms from the Mushroom Kingdom on a green pipe. Set all the mushrooms on the pipe, and see if your stacking skills survive the motorized vibration. Coming out in Japan in early April for under 800 yen. Actual item after the break.
Tomy Tomica is adding a set of four racers, Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Toad, that each come in two vehicles. The karts are the standard kart, and the Bumble V. These come out mid March in Japan at about 800 yen each. Yes, the kite is removable. Happy driving!
Spotted at Amazon.co.jp
To celebrate the Blue Bomber's 25th Anniversary Capcom is supplying their store with a whole mess of Mega Madness! They've stocked up their store with lots of goodies from shirts to soundtracks! Check out what they've got up for Pre-Order before it's too late!
Nightram has already filled you in on the Mega Buster USB Drive .
Check that out. Even comes in awesome packaging that looks great for display. But.. Now I'm tempted to buy 2..
They're also releasing 2 new shirts that you can preorder now in their online store that will be available in March. 'Cut Man's Robot Roundup' and 'Mega Men At Work' Too bad they don't have any with Guts Man's derriere as I'm sure that would have been a hot seller.
All of their shirts have a small print at the bottom that shows the 25th Anniversary Logo.
Awesome Monochrome Classic-esque art style with Cut Man from the original Mega Man in the center, Metal Man from Mega Man 2 on the left, and Airman from Mega Man 2 on the right.
Street Sign logo with 8-bit Mega Man shooting at a Met. "Pew Pew Pew! You cannot withstand the power of my lemons!"
Other stock includes...
- Mega Man 8-bit lanyard
- Get Served T-Shirt (personal fave)
- We Are Rock Men Mega Man Soundtrack
There's lots of awesome stuff there, but will they update their store with more? Only time will tell! However, if they do you can bet we'll have the information posted here! If you'd like to take a look at what's for sale check out the Capcom Store!
Coming soon to the Capcom Store are these sweet little Mega Man Mega Busters that conceal a USB flash drive that comes pre-loaded with Mega Man goodness! Here's what's on the drive:
-8GB Mega Buster USB stick
-Mega Man #1~4 (Digital Comic Book)
-Mega Man Tribute Art Book (Digital)
-Mega Man X Complete Works (Digital)
-Street Fighter X Mega Man soundtrack (via A_Rival)
-SFxMM Wallpapers (Originally posted on Unity)
-Quick link to SFxMM game (in case you somehow don't have it)
Okay. Total all that in your head. The price of the drive? $19.99. Mind pew pew pewed.
Types of products included are: toys, games, "playthings," novelties, plush, key chains and Halloween costumes. No clue what "playthings" are supposed to mean, but I assume they mean play sets like Link and Zelda with Hyrule Castle included or something like that.
Costumes will be available around Halloween 2013, while others will appear Spring 2014.
The press release is included after the break.
Blind packaging. The scourge of collectors. Sometimes, though, there are tips or tricks to getting the character you want. Member SoulDreamX has unlocked the code. To find which characters correspond to which underlining position, hit the break.
There were plenty of toys to get excited about at the New York Toy Fair a few days ago, especially if you're a video game memorabilia collector. Hit the break to take a look.
This week's Pokemon update is loaded with Pikachu goodness, along with a couple cool pieces available for purchase. Here is this week's news:
-Pikachu anime figures
-Catch Your Own: Pokemon Getter sets
Click attack the 'Read More' button for more pics and info!
Each of these four models have four different spec levels:
- the Light Model, which is ¥99,750 (US$1,069)
- the Standard Model, which costs ¥131,250 ($1,406)
- the High Spec Model, which costs ¥162,750 ($1,744) and
- the Premium Model, at ¥194,250 ($2,081)
Here are the PC specs.
Luigi coming in two sizes, and Blue and Yellow Toad come in small. The small plushes are a little over 10" tall, with the larger Luigi coming in at a little over 16". These are due out late April 2013, and many import retailers are putting pre-orders up.
HLJ's prices, per usual, beat NCSX. Shipping however, can be a bit cheaper with NCSX.
Somewhat of a tradition now Takara Tomy Arts, New Super Mario Bros. U gets it's own somewhat unique stationary set. We see character tape, character-shaped notepads, stamps, and hole punchers per usual, but there is also a coin pouch and some Yoshi egg paper clips.
These are due out in late April.
Issue #1 debuted at $17.99, but all proceeds went to the Child's Play charity. Nintendo Force has since introduced subscriptions.
NF Digital Subscription
NF Print Subscription
The Combo: NF Print + Digital Subscription
At around $5 for each issue, this seems like a no-brainer. I should also mention I'll be doing the Collector's Corner section. Heh.
Takara Tomy Arts is really flexing their New Super Mario Bros. 2 license now. A set of Item Chains feature all of the items from the game, save a couple (Star, Micro Mushroom). These are due out in late March. Also in Takara's line is a set of Mushroom Projectors that display characters from the game when pressed and shone on a wall. Two versions of each Super, 1-up, and Gold mushrooms for a total of six release in Late May.
Not to be outdone, Bandai is releasing a set of their trademark Light-Up Mascots. Seven items are in the set, and they are available now.
Hit the break for the full set sheets.
If you're a big fan of the NES and you don't mind throwing it all out there and committing a bit of a fashion risk, this jacket is right up your alley. $195 will net you this jacket over at StylinOnline.