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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...



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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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7:00 PM on 03.20.2014

Make your own Gyroid from Animal Crossing with help from TheBitBlock

In Animal Crossing you can collect lots of different items like fossils and furniture. One of their more unique items are called Gyroids. They make noises, shimmy, and shake. They can also pull together a room if you decora...

Vanessa Cubillo

7:30 AM on 02.09.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Max Factory's Cordelia

I know a lot of people have been eagerly awaiting figma Marth from the breakout 3DS hit Fire Emblem Awakening. Unfortunately, you'll have to wait a bit longer, as he's on display at WonFes in the same unpainted for we've seen...

Martin Siggers

8:15 PM on 02.08.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Nendoroid Link arrives!

You wanted him. I wanted him. Let's face it, pretty much everyone with a soul wanted Nendoroid Link from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. And now he's finally here! Well, not quite, but we have at least got the first pict...

Martin Siggers

7:55 PM on 02.08.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Planned figma and Nendoroids

If you're tuned in here, you just want to know what Good Smile Company and its army of subsidiaries have ready for you to start pre-ordering and drooling over. They've decided to make things a bit easier and just gone ahead a...

Andres Cerrato

5:30 AM on 01.29.2014

Let's-a go with S.H. Figuarts Super Mario

Bluefin Tamashii Nations has just posted a bunch of pictures from the currently running Nuremburg Toy Fair onto their Facebook page, and contained within is the first look at what they were teasing a little while back. It is ...

Martin Siggers

1:00 PM on 01.15.2014

These Super Mario 3D World plushes are quite catty

Hailing from his most recent Wii U title, Super Mario 3D World, Mario's latest plush incarnation dons the game's cat suit and brings some of his buddies along for the ride. Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad get in touch with thei...

Natalie Kipper

9:00 AM on 01.06.2014

Feel like cheating? K'Nex Super Mario codes right here

Can't beat Series 3 of K'Nex's Super Mario Mystery Figure blindbags? Try cheating with these codes! Details (and codes) after the jump.


[UPDATE] A Christmas miracle with Nendo Luigi pre-orders photo
[UPDATE] A Christmas miracle with Nendo Luigi pre-orders
by Martin Siggers

Good Smile Company have teased a Nendoroid of Mario's younger brother for several events now without showing so much as a scrap of plastic. Some of us even feared that he'd become lost in that special prototyping hell where figures go to die (hi figma Archer!).

Fear not however, as Nendoroid Luigi has sprung fully formed from sketch to Kahotan preview! And he's looking great, although I'm not too sure about that unusually lanky body. Still, GSC have clearly devoted a lot of a care to this release, lavishing Luigi with accessories.Aside from three faces, you'll also get Nendo sized versions of a Warp Pipe, a Goomba and a Bullet Bill. He also comes with a special set of running/jumping legs and dust cloud effects parts to recreate action scenes.

We don't get a price, but we do get a pre-order date - tomorrow! I think I can get behind this much more rapid cycle. Who's planning to put down their hard earned star coins and close out the Year of Luigi in style?

[UPDATE: Pre-orders are go! He's ¥3,704 and can be ordered by clicking on the links below!]

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | Hobby Search | AmiAmi | CD Japan | Big in Japan ]

[via Kahotan's blog]

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9:00 PM on 12.23.2013

Save up your coins for Club Nintendo's new Luigi figurine

Ever feel like Club Nintendo has nothing worth spending those coins on? The rewards program might just have solved that all-too-common complaint with an upcoming Luigi figurine which pays tribute to the popular Luigi's Mansion series. Full details after the jump.


2:00 PM on 12.15.2013

This Lego custom is the Bob-omb... battlefield

Super Mario 64 was a revolutionary change for Nintendo's Mario series,  bringing the 2D platformer into glorious, clunky 3D. Matt De Lanoy (Pepa Quin) has honored that legacy with an amazing Lego sculpture of the Bob-omb...