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New Paper Mario plushes add real paper to the mix

Coin block? Check. Pipe? Check. Box? Check. But where are the characters? Where's Mario? Oh, there he is, dangling from the pipe! Toad joins in too! Interesting way to make the merchandise.

via Kikai's Blog

Megatron Sega Genesis is the best crossover

In late February next year, Megatron will infiltrate an unsuspecting retro console and transform it. Takara Tomy Arts even added a Sonic cartridge for true fans. $140 from NCSX. Now he can have epic battles with the Optimus Prime Playstation. Shouldn't he be a Super Nintendo though?

via NCSX

Mega Man Rubber Straps

Many different Mega Man iterations encompass this new Japanese-only set of Mega Man key straps. Not cheap for the set, as NCSX is asking over $50. You have until March 2015 to shop arounf though.

via NCSX

Mega Man X First 4 Figures statue pre-orders open Tuesday, December 9th

Oh wow. Another Mega Man statue announced before the first has been shipped. Things are accelerating quickly over at F4F. I dread my wallet won't be able to keep up!

via F4F Facebook page

Mega Man X plush keeps up the cute

Great Eastern Entertainment has released images and a status of "coming soon" on their website. This will be the first X plush ever . . . once it releases.

via Rockman Corner

Mario Kart 8 Pin Badge Set

SHINY THINGS! Super Horn, Boomerang Flower, and a Piranha Plant pins straight from Nintendo. Only available on the Australian (2500 stars) and European (4000 stars) Club Nintendo sites.
Thanks Stella!

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Another zany Mario Kart 8 Marble Race game

Remember this beast from Epoch? Well, they're at it again. This time, the marble race is extended and two-sided. The track seems really complicated, and it's all brand new for the MK8 license. If you hit the link below, you can watch a little video about how it all works. Out now!


New Mario cushions bring the cushy

These nearly ten-inch-tall plushes come in Coin Block, Mushroom, or Shell varieties. San-ei will have these ready in February 2015.

NCSX has them for $46 each, which seems a bit steep. Best to wait and see what they will be at other shops.

Auction Crawler: It's Officially Christmas

Day after Thanksgiving is officially the start of the Christmas season, unless you work at Costco and then it begins a week before Halloween. To get into the spirit, how about four auctions for the complete set of TAGGED Christmas plushes. Santa Mario, Stocking Yoshi, Reindeer Luigi, and Angel Peach are all set at 300yen and have 3 days to go.

Santa Mario
Stocking Yoshi
Reindeer Luigi
Angel Peach

Next in the Jakks Pacific line of 2.5" figures revealed

Gotta hand it to Jakks Pacific. They are making figures that are easily accessible and unique! Just check out this lineup!

  • Mario
  • Toon Link
  • Tetra
  • Olimar
  • Red Pikmin
  • Cranky Kong
  • Toon Ganondorf

Hopefully the Red Pikmin either comes with Olimar or a pal, cause asking full price for the little guy would be a bit much. Also, doesn't Ganondorf look great? I also love Toon Link's expression.

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Super Mario 3D World Choco Egg set 2 from Furuta is right on track

A new host of figures from Furuta and their choco egg line! As predicted, Cat Peach and the Double Cherry appear here. There are some surprises, though!

  • Mario
  • Cat Peach
  • Red Sprixie
  • Plessie (Mounted head?!)
  • Goomba in Kuribo's Skate
  • Ant Trooper
  • Double Cherry
  • Skipsqueak
  • Para-Biddybud (Two colors)
  • Coin Coffer
  • Secret

Coming late February 2015. According to AmiAmi's listing, Cat Rosalina is also on the list, but not pictured. Is that to be believed, or will a third set have Rosalina and Cat Rosalina with a Boomerang Flower and more enemies? Or maybe Plessie's other half?! Time will tell!

Thanks greatmasterhand!

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Giant Yoshi plushes join giant Mario plushes

Remember these recently announced Mario plushes? Well, now they have dinosaur buddies. Yoshi joins the Tokudai line of giant plushes from Taito. Coming in April, the plushes are nearly 18" tall.

via NCSX

Commander Shepard from Mass Effect 3

Coming in April 2015 from known expensive figure maker threezero comes Lieutenant Commander Shepard in his armored suit. All details, right down to his mustache, are are meticulous. Comes with two guns, the Omni Blade, a slew of extra hands, and a hefty price tag. NCSX has the twelve inch figure priced at $219.

Skullface from Metal Gear Solid V is now part of Play Arts Kai

Square Enix's Play Arts Kai line is known for amazing figures, and they've been making figures based on the Metal Gear Solid line for some time. Now, another villain appears in the form of Skull Face. As always, articulation will be impressive, and the figure comes with an extra had, a gun, a hat, and three extra hands for posability.
He's not cheap though. NCSX has him for pre-order at just under $100. He comes out in late February next year.

Beat from Jet Set Radio/Future now from F4F

Sega All-Stars number four is Beat! Straight from Tokyo-To to your shelf comes this beautiful recreation. 1250 of the teen are available for Sega fans to pre-order, and he is $230. LEDs in the inline skates' sparks make them lifelike.

Expect him to be out around Q2 2015.

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Kirby in the bath or Kirby as a lamp. DO NOT MIX!

Kirby and Meta Knight bath toys. Out by late November for 450 yen. You place the ball in the bath, it goes effervescent, and the toy is revealed. All blind packaged and blind . . . balled.

Warp Star lamp. Out by late November for 1,680 yen. Press on it to light it up. This is just a great design.

Thanks Stella!

via Inside-Games

Dragon Quest

When you put the Dragon Quest cup on the Dragon Quest coaster, it plays a jingle from Dragon Quest. Two styles, coming in March 2015 from Taito.

via NCSX

Silver gets a 20th Anniversary figure

Love him or hate him, Silver is here to stay, and now he has a high-articulation figure on the way. Jazwares will release him in late January, and AmiAmi has him for 3200yen.

Sega Retro Sofubi continues with Space Harrier Mammoth

Coming from GeekLife is this Sega nostalgia from Space Harrier. This massive mammoth is set to release in late December. Pre-order at AmiAmi for 8700yen. Oh yeah, and his buddy from Altered Beast announced a second color recently.

Mario Nendoroid ready for pre-order

Comes with some great accessories, and good posability, even with that giant head. Release date is looking like late May 2015.

Most places peg him around $50, but AmiAmi is cheaper.
Pre-order at AmiAmi for a discount.