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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


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Mistwalker's mobile-RPG Terra Battle has surpassed 1.5 million downloads worldwide

Unlock new "adventurers" from iconic Final Fantasy character designer Yoshitaka Amano and a new scenario from Yasumi Matsuno, designer of Final Fantasy XII. Also, Terra Battle received the highly anticipated online co-op mode update that allows players to work together to clear stages and adds summons to the battlefield. More Info.




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

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