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If the previous set just wasn't enough for you, Bandai has announced another set of New Super Mario Bros. Wii Sound drops. Sound drops are one of my favorite ideas for game merch, so as long as they keep making them I'll keep buying them.
Hit the jump for the sound list.
Retailers can now order these sets from Banpresto, meaning they will appear in stores shortly. We can now confirm what we say at Toy Fair 2011, seeing four Yoshi varieties and Blue and Yellow Toad. It seems Mario and Luigi are along for another ride too.
Inside Games has revealed which character fills that big question mark hole. THWOMP! The link below also shows how to put together the Spike figure. Complicated! Looks like these will be a lot of fun!
It may be a bit rudimentary and tough to navigate, but make no mistake! There is plenty of great stuff to be had here (even if a lot of the good stuff is already taken!
He's been selling plenty of Atari items for years, but also has an impressive array of display signs, promo items, and one-of-a-kind video game items.
Have fun shopping!
Lamp-in-a-Box has crossed over to the gamer side with this shade design of their popular and unique design.
From the manufacturer:
The art deco-styled 21" tall nickel lamp base is matched to a 7" diameter/9" tall lampshade that boasts a design based on the original Nintendo Entertainment System hand controller. The lamp ships in a heavy-duty, recyclable, reusable box with carrying handle.
Member Ken Tama says that there is a better way to get this lamp right now!
Simply go to Lamp in a Box's website and order it there for $59. You can even buy just the shade for $29. Thanks Ken!
If you haven't played Batman Arkham Asylum yet, do yourself a favor and go do that. The game takes everything that is cool about Batman and puts you in the drivers seat with very few things to complain about.
This figure series takes everything cool about the character design of the game and immortalizes it in plastic.
An armored Batman, Bane, Zsaz, and Poison Ivy make up this second installment, and each look amazing.
The set is scheduled to ship this May.
Evidently missed by most people taking shots at the New York Toy Fair this February, a line of Team Fortress 2 action figures could be in production from Gaming Heads.
This is good news for fans without the deep pockets required to own the statues. Heavy was seen at the show, but with the popularity of the other characters it is safe to assume that there will be more. Heavy is just sort of the face of Team Fortress 2, probably because he's on the Orange Box.
This line appears to have interchangeable weapons and hands, but that was just seen on Heavy. Scale is tough to tell, and of course other details are sparse. Look for more news here as it appears.
Media Factory will be coming out with a total of seven new sound-producing block banks of New Super Mario Bros. Wii fame in May 2011. A box of nine costs ¥2,790 (~$34) at AmiAmi where these were found. These are 37mm perfect cubes, so not too many coins can be put in for sound until they are full. The order page also states that the button batteries are nonexchangeable, so your sounds may be limited.
Mario, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, and Toad appear on the Mario Kart Wii mugs, and Mario appears on all three Galaxy mugs with different powers. The characters "floating" on top of the mugs in the product shot are probably on the bottom of the mug to be seen when you're done with your beverage. These are due out soon at GAME stores in the UK, but others can get them online at Gacha World in Q2 2011.
The Zenny is the currency of Capcom, so it would be cooler if this item was just generic "Capcom" merch, but instead it's attributed to the ever-popular Monster Hunter. The Zennies, which are wrapped chocolates, come in a chest with art all over it. Really cool item. No word yet on how it will be available or released. Stay tuned!
A giant bomb of plastic has exploded in New York, unleashing hundreds of new products in the toy world. Many of these had to do with video games. Each year, we seem to see more and more toys based on video games, and each year my wallet cries a little while I rejoice. Let's take a look at what was displayed at the show. Just keep in mind that all of this stuff may not make it to store shelves, but dreamers can dream.
Most of this coverage comes from Kotaku posts and videos.
Check out all the goodies after the break.
These packs come with yummy gum and two cards. When you collect enough of the cards, the image on the back becomes a puzzle to put together. Neat-o. They're going for ¥63 for a pack, and the set has 20 cards to collect.
Art Asylum has released loads of highly detailed "MiniMate" figures for a variety of movies and games, and now they have their sites on a little game called Marvel Vs. Capcom 3. You may have heard of it.
The design sheets have been made available online, and the company says that each character in the game will be represented. Now THAT is exciting for fans of both sides.
Here's what we've seen so far:
From Capcom’s side:
From Marvel’s side:
That's an impressive list. After all this time, a new Viewtiful Joe figure, an Amaterasu figure, an Arthur figure, and even a Zero!
So, there are absolutely no details on this other than it's from Gaming Heads, it was seen this week at the New York Toy Fair, and it has been unannounced as of yet. Looks like an unpainted prototype, and also looks quite large. With Gaming Heads involved, large means expensive, but how can you pass up your own Portal Turret? If it has some light up features and speech, I'd easily go $400 for it. Would you?
The new Spyro is ugly. Almost evil-looking. This won't stop Toys for Bob and Activision from making toys for his new game Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.
To be fair, these aren't just any toys, they are augmented reality toys. This means that the toys will interact with the game via something called a "Portal Mat".
A price point of $70 was mentioned, which gets the buyer the new game, three toys, and the mat thingy. It was also mentioned that there will be over 30 toys to collect.
It does sound like an exciting system, but the fact that they changed Spyro so much may deter fans of the series. Seems that they're after a younger crowd that may not be familiar with Spyro though.
Thanks for the tip FiercetheInsane, and Sleepy Snake!
For a little under a hundy ($99), fans of the resurrected series can have this chock-full-of-stuff limited edition boxed set. Content list go!
* Collectible Duke Nukem bust
* Numbered, limited-edition certificate of authenticity
* 100-page hardcover art book: The History, Legacy & Legend: Duke Nukem Forever Art from the Vault
* Duke Nukem Forever postcard series
* Duke Nukem Forever radioactive emblem sticker
* Duke Nukem Forever radioactive emblem dice
* Duke Nukem Forever collectible comic book
* Duke Nukem Forever paper craft
* Duke Nukem Forever poker chips
* Duke Nukem Forever mini-card deck
I would have expected some sunglasses and a cigar, but it is a nice set.
Another Tetris board game. This one utilizes a similar style as the ones from the past. Players choose a block color and try to complete lines by rolling the dice.
From the press release:
Each player begins by choosing a color and collecting all of the Tetriminos in that color. Players then take turns rolling the die and dropping their color Tetriminos into the game tower, attempting to link Tetriminos of the same color to earn points while blocking opponents from scoring. Earn three points for the first three Tetriminos linked, and score one point for each additional Tetrimino linked. But, be careful! Players can lose points for any holes that are left in the game tower. Players track their points in real-time with the built-in scoring markers and, when the tower is full, the player with the highest score wins the game! Average play time is 15-20 minutes – play just once, or again and again. The retail game includes the game tower, 100 Tetrimino playing pieces in four different colors, playing die and instructions. For 2 to 4 players. Appropriate for players ages 6 and up. MSRP: $19.99.
The price is nice for something like this.
A set of metal straps with art from the Mario series printed on them has appeared for pre-order at AmiAmi's store. The image has this disclaimer attached to it:
All images may be test production shot prepared by their makers, and differ from finished products.
No info yet and whether a box would secure a collector a full set, but the product states that there are twelve in the set and twelve in a box. The proportions of characters in each box are set by the manufacturer, which is Ensky.
Now you can play Tetris on your wall with these removable sticky decals. Four different block styles (Retro and Art I seen above), five different sizes for each design, plus two expansion packs means you have a lot of Tetris choices to make.
These get expensive quick. They are official Tetris products, but look how quickly they add up for getting seven pieces and a logo:
SMALL Tetris Set (4 inch squares): $35.00
MEDIUM Tetris Set (6 inch squares): $65.00
LARGE Tetris Set (8 inch squares): $95.00
XL Tetris Set (10 inch squares): $145.00
XXL Tetris Set (12 inch squares): $195.00
Pricing for expansion packs:
SMALL Expansion Set (4 inch squares): $60.00
MEDIUM Expansion Set (6 inch squares): $115.00
LARGE Expansion Set (8 inch squares): $165.00
XL Expansion Set (10 inch squares): $250.00
XXL Expansion Set (12 inch squares): $325.00
Here's what one looks like:
Pre-order the "regular" edition (limited to 750 pieces), in RED or BLU, for US$219.99. The exclusive edition also comes in RED or BLU for US$234.99 and is limited to only 300 pieces.