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12:30 PM on 10.28.2014

First 4 Figures reveals their Loftwing Link

The folks at First 4 Figures have a new Zelda collectible on display, featuring Link on the back of a crimson Loftwing from Skyward Sword. It's 26 inches tall and the sculpting on the Loftwing is fairly impressive; I love how...

Brian Szabelski


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Mistwalker Announces Upcoming Terra Battle Concert

Terra Battle concert planning is now underway as the popular mobile-RPG surpasses 1 million downloads in less than a month. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.




12:30 PM on 08.05.2014

SDCC 2014: Dark Horse

Dark Horse came to SDCC with a little bit of something from all of their major licenses, including: Ganondorf and Link were actually on display this time and able to be photographed. The two statues are the Twilight Princess...

Brian Szabelski



Jakks Pacific to produce articulated Nintendo figures, including Bowser photo
Jakks Pacific to produce articulated Nintendo figures, including Bowser
by Scarecroodle

Jakks Pacific apparently has plans to product Nintendo action figures, taking characters from such properties as Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong. The news was apparently discovered via an Australian retailer who opened pre-orders for the figures.

Gaming fans may recall hearing that Jakks was producing a slew of miniature Super Mario collectibles in its Micro Land line (currently available at select retailers, including Toys "R" Us). The company apparently decided to grow its offerings -- literally and figuratively -- with larger, articulated versions of the characters which now also pulls in some friends from other games. The initial offerings are apparently a 4-inch tall Mario, Yoshi, and Link along with a 6-inch Bowser, and Donkey Kong (to give the figure some scale).

The figures, which are listed as being due out this September, aren't on par in terms of quality with imported lines but have the benefit of featuring some of characters we haven't seen from the likes of Bandai or Good Smile Company. As such, the Bowser could make a good stand-in while we wait for other companies to catch up. Otherwise it's always nice to have cheaper alternatives.

[ via Toyark ]

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Some countries have all the luck! Japan to receive Triforce clock & other goodies as part of Hyrule Warriors special edition package photo
Some countries have all the luck! Japan to receive Triforce clock & other goodies as part of Hyrule Warriors special edition package
by Scarecroodle

Japan seems to get all the really awesome game bundles. The most recent example is a special "Treasure Box" edition for the upcoming Hyrule Warriors, which includes a Triforce clock, a treasure chest, and a scarf.

While I'm not a scarf fan (not just because they can be dangerous), the Triforce clock and treasure chest (which apparently features sound effects!) are both incredibly neat. Either one of those makes for an incredible pre-order item but both? No one collector's edition should have all that awesome!

Of course, Japan isn't the only country to get special Zelda swag. The UK had a collectors' edition for the incredible Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds which included a musical treasure chest that could store 3DS cartridges.

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What Scarecroodle Is Up To: Also doing some reading, etc photo
What Scarecroodle Is Up To: Also doing some reading, etc
by Scarecroodle

Taking a page out of Kristina's book, this week I'd focus on some of the things I've reading and doing while also showing off some related collectibles. Thoughts will be spoken and things will be photographed.

More after the jump.

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12:00 AM on 05.10.2014

San Jose State art student charity auction is all about Nintendo

This has fallen just a little under the radar, but there's still time to take part! Students in the San Jose State University Animation/Illustration program are holding Press Start: Nintendo Charity Gallery until May 16 where...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

2:00 PM on 05.02.2014

C2E2 2014: Paisley Fawn

The majority of Paisley Fawn's C2E2 offerings were different varieties of her signature Smudge plushes. If you aren't acquainted with the creature, you need only look in the gallery to learn of the herd of small, pudgy l...

Natalie Kipper

10:00 AM on 04.25.2014

Blow it up! Handmade Zelda bomb and pouch

 Coliescutecrafts has crafted a Legend of Zelda-styled bomb pouch and bombs set. The pouch and three beanie bombs (only one photographed) purportedly took her three hours to make (and required suede, thread, leather, yarn, pipe cleaner, poly-fil, and poly pellets). While not the most impressive replicas I've seen, it's still a neat tribute to an awesome franchise.

Scarecroodle



Tomopop Review: Real Action Heroes Link photo
Tomopop Review: Real Action Heroes Link
by Martin Siggers

I've got a real soft spot for Real Action Heroes Link. Not only because, like many people, I dearly love The Legend of Zelda, but because he was one of the first major pieces of news I covered after I joined the site. As such, I've eagerly awaited his arrival, which has taken more than a year thanks to pesky delays.

I wasn't the only one though, as our Reviews Editor, Rio McCarthy, has also been hyped to see Link arrive on her doorstep. So now that he's here in all his really expensive glory, we figured we would sit down and talk about everything we liked and disliked about the Hero of the Sky.

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1:00 PM on 04.13.2014

Zelda and Pokemon monopoly sets perfect for when you're 'board' and want to game

There must be some unwritten rule asserting that if it exists then eventually it will receive its own version of Monopoly. Although it seems that just about everything has been covered, the list of whatever-is-left has shrunk...

Scarecroodle

12:00 AM on 04.11.2014

Nendoroid Link is ready for a pre-order adventure

[UPDATE: Kahotan has released a preview gallery] Good Smile Company's Nendoroid Wind Waker Link is currently available for pre-order. While the character won't come with things like a bomb, boomerang, or hookshot, he will inc...

Scarecroodle





Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring 2014: Nendoroid Link photo
Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring 2014: Nendoroid Link
by Brian Szabelski

It was nearly a year ago that I first talked about how much I'd like to see a Nendoroid of Wind Waker Link, and at the past two WonFes events, we've seen the green-clad warrior in his chibi form. While February's event brought us the deco master, complete with Wind Waker, the Miyazawa Model Exhibition set-up shows us Link with sword and shield. 

I can imagine this little fellow is going to be super-popular come August (the sound of crashing websites is on the horizon) and he'll be at ¥4,000, slightly higher than some of the other Nendos I've bought in the past. But hey, at least it's not Ocarina of Time Link with a motion-activated Navi base as it's accessory, right?

[via Kahotan's Twitter]

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