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While there is some difference in quality (and price) between the PAL and NTSC versions, both regions will get collector's edition of the new DC brawler Injustice Gods Among Us from the creators or the Mortal Kombat series.
Both statues feature Wonder Woman fighting Batman, with Wonder Woman having the upper hand in both. However, the quality between the two is being discussed, with most saying the PAL version is getting the better statue. The collector's edition also comes with DLC content, a Justice League movie download, and a special DC comic.
Tomopop has been showing pictures taken by Tokyo Hunter, and both have done an excellent job of covering the merchandise that was on display at the Tokyo Game Show. Go have a look:
Square-Enix's Play-Arts Kai and Formation Arts
Square Enix's Halo 4 Play Arts Kai
Capcom-licensed Play Arts figures
More shots of the Play Arts Kai Tekken figures
EX Troopers exclusives from e-Capcom
Zone of the Enders figures
Metal Gear Solid Merch
Square Enix's Mass Effect 3 Play Arts Kai
Kotobukiya previews Bishoujo Commander Shepard
There's simply too many products to go into detail in a blog post like this, especially when Paladone has an awesome flash catalog set up with all the details. Go on and check it out for yourself.
Highlights definitely include the Tetris lamp you piece together (the pieces light up as they touch each other), Tetris cufflinks, Pac-Man sound plushes, Pac-Man radio controlled figures, Ghost salt and pepper shakers, and I have to admit all of the ice cube trays are pretty cool.
Post your favs in the comments!
Ice Mario! Will this be the final set, or will New Super Mario Bros. 2 or U inspire some more sets? Here's to hoping! These are some of the best figures out there!
Another pic after the break!
Boss Coffee, known for previous Mario Kart promotions for Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart DS, is going a bit farther with their next promotion for Mario Kart 7. Apart from releasing a set of pullback figures on karts (seen after the break), they are releasing posed figure of several of the racers as well. Sets for both are already appearing on Yahoo Japan Auctions.
I played New Super Mario Bros. 2 and was never once compelled to use a stylus, yet, here is this stylus set from Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. It features the prominent items from the game, including the gold block and gold fire flower. Still, I would have liked to see those in a linking item set rather than a stylus set. This is due out mid December.
Hobby Link Japan has listed a set of six Mario Kart 7 3D figures mostly containing items in the game, but does feature Mario with a wrench. Each box contains a scene from the game, box art on the backside, and a figure attached to a spring that bounces when shaken. These have been released by Takara Tomy A.R.T.S., and are 1600yen for a box of ten.
Normally when we see game boxes they're just simple keychains sometimes released with miniature systems. This time, Epoch wanted to make them a little different by having the 3DS game carts pop out of the game boxes by pulling a card. Boy, that 3D really pops, eh? Five varieties are out now, including:
Seen the new? Why not head over to the Valve store and check it all out? The Dota 2 stuff is the newest, and some things, like the Team Fortress 2 Archimedes plush, have already sold out. Lots of shirts, accessories, and more. They're really big on inflatables, too.
Lots of Portal 2 things as well, that are also available at ThinkGeek. Speaking of them, they have shown off a new portal gun that essentially takes the last three releases and combines them.
These building sets from Meccano have you building the various contraptions the crazy Rabbids used in their various Wii-exclusive single-player experiences. Every box comes with the parts necessary to build the machine, a figure, and a race track or motor.
Bigger pics after the break.
NECA is going to release some Team Fortress 2 plushes, startign with Scout and Pyro. These bagged plushes are 13 inches tall and will be going on sale "soon".
Hit the break for bigger pics.
The new Mario Kart Wii K'Nex sets are now stocked at Toys R Us, complete with a new display above.
They also got some pullback racers (Mario and Yoshi), and a set of five racing figures (individually or packed as a set).
For pics of everything, (and a bonus), click "Read More".
These new figures are blind packaged, as opposed to the last set that had the character on the package.
To read about how to decipher the code and get the character you want, hit the 'Read More" link!
Scribblenauts is one of my favorite modern series, and its so nice to see it get some mainstream merch love. Jazwares has added pictures of the newly released hat and figure that are in stores now on their Facebook page. No info on prices, but I will go soon and find these and update when I know.
Bigger pics after the break.
Another major game convention has come and gone, and left a pile of swag out there for collectors. Let's take a look! (Hit "Read More"!)
The D-Arts line has been a very fun and rewarding line for Mega Man collectors. Looking forward, we have Sigma, Ride Armor, and Black Zero, and now we can add Classic Mega Man and Rush. And a Metall!
The figure, pending all the licensing and paperwork, is slated for this December, and will retail around ¥3,780 (about $50).
-Bahamut (FF Type-0)
These will be released in January 2013, and you can pre-order either at AmiAmi or the Square-Enix Japan shop.
AmiAmi just posted a new line of six figures featuring both Link and Mario, and it takes them through the major points of their respective franchises. Classic Mario has his pre-90's red pants, blue shirt, and awkward pose. Funny that I'm most drawn to him out of the three Marios. Tanooki Mario from Super Mario Bros. 3 looks great as well, and very true to the original art, and the New Super Mario Bros. version looks better than ever with a fun pose.
The real star of this show is Classic Link, coming straight off the first page of the Japanese manual, and is now my favorite Link figure of all time. I've longed dreamed of owning a classic-looking Link like this and Medicom is my new favorite company for it! The Link from Legend of Zelda Wind Waker is in a great pose with a great expression as well, and while there aren't pictures yet, a Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Link is planned as well, rounding out the "from classic to modern" set.
Each figure is approximately 2.5" and was sculpted by Yohei Kaneko.
The set is scheduled for release late January in 2013.
Closer pics after the break!
Thanks Melda and Valendorf!
If, somehow, you missed buying the first two waves of figures that have been re-released and repackaged in almost every way imaginable, this is for you. It's also a pretty cool item if you own all of the figures in the first two waves as well.
Twelve figures are in the set, and each has there own little spot in the case, which is shaped like Mario. The mold on the inside looks like one of those flimsy plastic molds that either barely hold the figures or hold them so tight you have to ruin the plastic trying to get them out.
These should be appearing in stores soon! Go past the break for a shot of the inside.