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4:40 AM on 02.08.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Nendoroid invasion

Good Smile Company's giant wall of reveals (they need to trademark that) has some interesting and/or exciting Nendoroid releases. We have a wide variety of stuff, so there's bound to be something for everyone. Or maybe everyt...

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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Max Factory's scale Link photo
Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Max Factory's scale Link
by Martin Siggers

What with figma Link and Nendoroid Toon Link popping up in Good Smile's portfolio over the past few years, it was surely only a matter of time before a full fat scale version of the legendary hero broke ground. And here he is, hot off the presses from Winter Wonder Festival. Made under the Max Factory brand and seemingly based on his Skyward Sword look, it's definitely a dramatic looking pose, although something doesn't quite click about it for me. Still, this is pretty big news. Are you excited readers?

[via Good Smile Company's Facebook ]

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2:44 AM on 02.04.2015

Nendoroid Link: The Wind Waker Re-Release

If you weren't able to snag Nendo Link when he was first released in Fall of 2014, there's good news! The Wind Waker adventurer will be re-released in June of this year with pre-orders already underway. Good Smile Company's v...

Rachael Chambers



Tomopop Double Review: Nendoroid Link photo
Tomopop Double Review: Nendoroid Link
by Martin Siggers

Last time our reviews editor Rio McCarthy and I teamed up we talked about our collective joy and frustration over Real Action Heroes Link. It seems only appropriate then that we reunite in textual form to look at another variation of Nintendo's eternal hero. This time though, he's much shorter, younger and bigger headed, both by design and by format. Will the Hero of Winds meet with more universal approval than the Hero of the Sky? Only one way to find out.

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8:00 AM on 01.21.2015

Ganondorf headlines new series of Wind Waker statues

Wind Waker is, visually, one of best Legend of Zelda games out there. Bringing the game's iconic style to polystone resin grandeur, First 4 Figures has presented Ganondorf to kick off the lineup. Standing at 15 inches tall, G...

Rachael Chambers

10:00 PM on 01.08.2015

Skull Kid figurine included with Majora's Mask 3D pre-order

There has been great anticipation for the release of Majora's Mask on the 3DS. To sweeten the deal, Nintendo has included a detailed Skull Kid figure in the US$50 Limited Edition bundle. This is great news to anyone who is a ...

Rachael Chambers

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

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