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Some weird Mario stuff - Mario pipe pens and tablet accessories

Some mushrooms and Chain Chomps for your phone to lean on, and an over-sized pipe-pen.

Digital Items Accessories - Coming in May from Bandai.

Mario Pipe Pen - Coming in June from Taito.

Jakks Pacific owns New York Toy Fair 2015 with World of Nintendo

NES Link Plush! NES LINK PLUSH! You Guys!! *cough* Ahem. Okay.
Look at this spread! Jakks Pacific plans to release these over the next year. A large Gold Mario figure. A Large Link figure with seven points of articulation. NES character plushes featuring Mario, Luigi, and LINK!

via GoNintendo

Mario owns the tabletop games, too - thanks to Epoch!

Four new tabletop/board games from Epoch just erupted onto the scene.
In mid-April, a New Super Mario Bros. 2 Board Game comes out, and seems to be the sequel to a similar board game for the original game.
Also in mid-April, a "labyrinth game" involving lots of pipes and what appears to be marbles running a maze by tilting. Epoch just loves its tilting games.
Another marble game hits in mid-April as well, titles "Super Mario Big Adventure", it looks like another playset with lots of traps and pratfalls that Epoch likes to make.
The last one comes out in June, and is a Mario Kart 8 "Grand Prix" tabletop game. It'll probably use marbles too. Heh.

Auction Crawler: A Ribbon cut from cloth

Ribbon is the little fairy from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. A plush set was released for this set, including King Dedede, Bronto Burt, and Kirby. Supposedly, there is also an Adeleine plush out there, but I have not seen one. Ribbon is quite rare as it is, and to see her at auction for only 90yen is shocking! Got a slew of other nice auctions for you as well!

Ribbon plush - 90yen, 3 days left.

Other Auctions:
SMB tabletop game - 9980yen, < 1 day. Mint.
SMRPG Valentina unpainted figure - 9800yen, 1 day.
SMRPG Dodo unpainted figure - 5000yen, 5 days.
SMRPG Blaarg (Czar Dragon) unpainted figure - 6400yen BIN, 1 day.
SMB Shoes (black ver.) - 4500yen, 2 days.
Complete Spirit Tracks choco set with Engineer Link - 3400yen BID, 3700yen BIN, 1 day.
Rare DK Banana and Barrel plush with Yoshi - 7000yen, 1 day.
Giant Koopa Troopa plush - 7000yen, 1 day.
Mario Barrel Game in box - 1000yen, < 1 day.
Chargin' Chuck Vic-Tokai plush - 398yen, 5 days.
S.H. Figuarts Mario and Luigi with accessories in boxes - 1500yen, 4 days?!!! Cheap!
Mario Kart figure lot - 500yen, 5 days.
NSMB Wii Choco figure set Furuta - 1500yen, 5 days.
Rainbow Mario Choco Figure SECRET - 310yen, 5 days.
Ocarina of Time and OST - 9000yen, 5 days.
Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time diorama (YL and AL) - 5800yen BIN, 1 day. Painted ver.
Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time diorama (YL and YZ) - 3300yen BIN, 1 day. Painted ver.
Stone Kirby kit - 5000yen, 2 days.
Fire Kirby Kit - 5000yen, 2 days.
Kirby on Warp Star Kit - 5500yen, 3 days.
Sword Kirby Kit - 5000yen, 3 days.
Needle Kirby Kit - 4000yen, 2 days.
Mario 10-in-1 Board Game set - 500yen, 1 day.
Baby Chocobo plush - 3000yen, 3 days.
F-Zero racers set "Black Bull ver. - 700yen, < 1 day.
Huge lot of Nintendo figures - Kirby, Mario, Pikmin - 1yen, 5 days. Whoa!
Mario Kart 7 racers in box - 680yen BIN, 980yen BIN, 1 day.

Mario Lighted Star Plush

This is a new Lighted Star Plush that has hit the market in Japan. There have been several on the unofficial market like this, so either the official market caught up or the counterfeiters behind this are amazing. I wouldn't be posting it on the blog if I thought it was fake though, so there's my vote of confidence. Nightram's seal of approval?
At any rate, there are LEDs in each star tip that glow different colors when the plush is activated.

YJA Auction.

Haven't found it anywhere in import shops, making me think this is a one-off from either a new company or a more aloof one (like Japan Auto Toy). I can't really make out that logo in the bottom right corner . . .

Anyway, more pics after the break!

New Kirby toys are rip roarin'

A new set of five figures has arrived in Japan, and they're pretty neat. They loop like capsule figures but the packaging shows that they may hang on shelves in Japan as a quick impulse buy. A Star Rod rip cord is included, and when the figure is fed through it at speed, it will send the figure roarin' across the floor! So far I can only see they're from Nintendo/HAL.

A pic of the packaging lies after the break.

Auction Crawler: Big Head Mode

This Big Head Mario and Yoshi game is very odd, and even though I have one in the box, I'm still not sure how it's played. Often, you'll see these Mario and Yoshi figures outside of the set go for ridiculous amounts. So, the auction price is a steal just for the figures, but contains the whole game. 2500yen with 1 day left.

Super Mario All-Stars complete plush set - Some tagged - 3000yen, < 1 day left.
SMW Stationary set with figure stamps in box - 1000yen, 3 days.
Both bath ball Super Mario figure sets - They come off the custom stands - 3200yen, 3 days.
Uber-cheap Zelda tins x2 - 510yen, < 1 day.
Color Me Mario Plush in Box - 3000yen, 2 days.
Mario Snowbaord (Blue with flames edition) - 5900yen, 5 days. Awesome deal for this.
Kirby ball shooters x4 - 1500yen, 2 days.
Kirby Medal 20th Anniversary - 1000yen, 1 day.
Large lot of Kirby unpainteds - 5200yen, < 1 day.
King K. Rool figure - 2000yen, 2 days.
DK Plushes with vines - 1200yen, < 1 day.
Krusha Figure Model Kit - 2000yen, 2 days.
Super Mario 3D World Furuta Choco Eggs figures - 1800yen BID, 2000yen BIN, 2 days.

Club Nintendo Final Rewards

Along with a slew of digital downloads, the physical rewards for Club Nintendo's final days have been revealed. Then, the site promptly went down. Still, you can gather all your pins for coins and have a plan of attack for when it does come back up.

Keep checking in at CN

via Nintendo Everything

Discuss your plans in the forums!

Auction Crawler: Mini-plushes with magnetic personalities

This is the complete set as I know it of Super Mario World 2 Yoshi's Island mini magnet plushes that came in capsules. A very odd set of merchandise, but one of the only actual pieces we could really call Kamek (along with the figural stamp set from the same game). The super-deformed figures are scrunched in their capsules along with a set sheet. If I could get to mine right now I would confirm that this is indeed the full set, but I believe my memory does serve here. 5000yen for the set with 2 days left.

Mario Lucky Coin Game - 4800yen, 3 days.
Complete Luigi's Mansion set from Auto-Toy - 4000yen BID, 4800yen BIN, < 7 hours left, may renew with no bids.
Lot of dotgraphics Mario stages - 18,000yen, 2 days.
New set of four Mario gashapon feat. Bowser Jr. - 1080yen BID, 1296yen BIN. 1 day left.

Empty's Chara-Forme Chrom is a chibi warrior

So this #nendoroidnotnendoroid figure comes from the company "empty", who calls their big0headed chibi-style figures "chara-formes". They have nabbed the license for Falchion's Master, Chrom, and intend to release him unto the world this May. You can pre-order at several major importers. Aim for around $30 pre-shipping.

via Tomopop

Truforce Collectibles launches a Kickstarter for an X figure

This is an interesting approach. Instead of making an X figure we've all seen before, the folks at the hope-to-be-established-soon Truforce Collectibles has re-imagined X as a more modern figure, perhaps what X would look like in a Mega Man X9 capacity. Please?
$80 is the asking price, but you don;t get much by backing. Doesn't say anything about Kickstarter packaging or any bonus, just getting it before dealers do. At the $210 mark, backers get the original figure, and a "Test-Armor Variant", along with a print and a shirt.

Here's the Kickstarter link.

Certainly unconventional, but I like the approach and it's always good to have more manufacturers with game licenses making stuff! Plus, they're going after an official license!

X-Plus Mega Man figure is large and about to charge

At 13" tall, this is one of the largest X figure released, or about to release. This comes out in March for about $75, but AmiAmi's regular pre-order discount makes it a more manageable $55.

via Rockman Corner

Thanks VGMStudios!

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New Mario Stand figures out now

Mario, Wiggler, Peach and Toad, and Bowser Jr. in the Clown Car complete this set, known as the Super Mario Solid Mario Collection Vol. 1. The set from Takara Tomy Arts looks great and is fairly cheap at 300yen per capsule! Who doesn't want a Bowser Jr. right now anyway!

Thanks to Sphacks and MarioManic!

Discuss on the forums

Get a Majora's Mask pin when you pre-order Codename STEAM

Pre-order Codename S.T.E.A.M. at Gamestop and get a Majora's Mask pin as a bonus. Cause that makes sense.

New Nintendo 3DS XL Majora's Mask Edition

A gorgeous limited edition Majora's Mask New Nintendo 3DS XL was announced today along with the announcement that the system will launch on Feb. 13th. Get your F5 key ready . . . because nobody has it up for pre-order yet.

Super Mario Amiibo is your next set of Amiibo

Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, and Toad make up this set . . . so far. Announced for the compatibility for Mario Party 10, this set will obviously have many other uses. Smash Bros. Amiibo can be used in MP10, but data must be deleted. Meh. Toad will also be retroactively compatible with Captain Toad Treasure Tracker. Yay!

Amiibo Wave 4, and a happy announcement

Robin (male version), Lucina, Pac-Man, Wario, Ness, and Charizard make up this round. Also, Bill Trinnen let slip that Marth, at the very least, would be re-released later this year. So, don't go spending over $100 just yet!

GE Animation bringing Zero and a Proto Man hooded blanket to their Mega Man line

GE Animation just announced their X plush, and now Zero will join him. Both look great in plush form. Also announced was a Proto Man blanket with his helmet stitched into it to make it like a hoodie . . . blanky . . . thing. Is this the start of a new fad?

via Rockman Corner

Are these unpainted Mario suction cup toys really worth over $50?

Well, that is what NCSX is selling them for. For that price, they come in a display case and apparently you get two full sets, but it's still pretty steep. The manufacturer, Hasepuro, will also have them for individual sale, but no mention of whether they will be blind packaged or just regularly presented. Weird that a set like this would need a display case. They seem like cheap ticket-booth prizes.