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Wow! A Link costume! Wait a minute . . .

Well, I've always known that there is a market for a Link costume. Now, someone has usurped that pesky and expensive licensing and gone for the look of Link, but calling it an "Elf Warrior". No sword or shield, but the rest is there. The top one was priced at $60, while the child-size was $50. Wow.

Worth mentioning - the Super Mario All-Star Plush Collection

I wasn't real excited for this, but it is worth mentioning that this set comes out in December. I thought it was a re-run of previous releases but upon further inspection it does appear that several have different poses. Just nobody new. These are likely still available for pre-order from your favorite import shop, and is a good second-chance run of quality plushes. May be a nightmare for completionists though.

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Finally, some official coin purses

FOr years now, there have been boatloads of coin purses featuring Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and more. Now we actually see some official ones. SO, if you were holding out for a real one, now you can finally splurge.

Mario plushes go big time

45cm (or nearly 18 inches) of Mario from Taito. Yeah, they already released a giant Mario alongside a giant Yoshi, but now Fire Mario joins the mix. What we need is a giant Bowser . . .

Your secret figure for the latest Furuta choco egg set is SOOO lucky

Dang he's cute! The complete set of 12 is out now in Japan, so get eating that chocolate!

Link on Loftwing may be loftiest price for F4F statue ever

"Our biggest Zelda piece ever!" exclaims the First 4 Figures Facebook poster. Bigger than Zant? Bigger than Ganondorf? That means the accompanying price tag may be the biggest sticker shock Zelda statue collectors have seen so far. We'll all find out when pre-orders go live at the F4F website on Tuesday Oct. 28th.

Mario Kart 8 items race to the finish line

Most of these items have been in other sets, but the Golden Mushroom and Banana are new. Out now, this set can be purchased on Amazon. Use a proxy to make it easy.


Golden set for New Super Mario Bros. 2 from Auto Toy

Japan Auto Toy has released these prize figures to arcades. Not sure when, but it's a great little keychain set featuring many of the enemies that turn gold in the game.

via Kikai's blog

Dr. Robotnik has erected a statue of himself

22 inches tall and limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide, here is Sonic's nemesis standing proud with some chaos emeralds. $400 and set to arrive Q2 of 2015. He comes with extra hands too, with or without the emeralds. You'd think that would have been the exclusive, but not this time. There is also a contest going on at their Facebook page to win him outright.

Order now at F4F

Goliath statue to release for 2K's Evolve

Nearly 30 inches tall, weighing in at 35 pounds, this sucker lives up to his name. Nothing compared to the life-size version seen at E3 this year, but still mighty impressive. The Goliath from Triforce is limited to 500 pieces worldwide and comes with a Goliath-sized price tag as well, hitting $750. But that's not all. At New York Comic Con this year, people will be able to pre-order the Savage Goliath variant that is even more limited to 150 pieces worldwide and will cost $800. The variant will have some red paint to accentuate the skin. Expensive paint job. Coming Q2 of 2015. It's a gamble, sure, seeing as how it's a new IP and the game will be out before the statue. Maybe that's why pre-orders are non-refundable. You also better watch the shipping on it, as it's classified as oversized. Meaning not cheap.

You can pre-order now

Amiibo, wave 2

Arriving December 19thin Europe (and some other time that month in North America), Zelda, Diddy, Luigi, Pit, CAPTAIN FALCON, and Little Mac join the battle. That's right, the very first Captain Falcon figure EVER is here! Soon!
The original set also got a release date of November 21st in NA, Nov. 28th in Europe.

Sly Cooper Statue is Gaming Heads' golden boy

Regular edition:
$200, 12 inches tall, 750 pieces worldwide, expected Q2 2015.

Exclusive edition:
$210, 12 inches tall, 350 pieces worldwide, Q2 2015.

Luigi's Mansion figures a bit early for Halloween

Luigi, a scared Toad, and the King Boo himself. All in great packaging from the Nihon Auto Toy Company. They sure know what they are doing. All of their figures are large, in charge, and have fantastic quality.

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via Kikai's Blog

Auction Crawler: Bag some Kirby

Found this cute little Kirby bag in Kirby's Adventure styling, so it's rare and hard to find. Looks as though Kirby had a labotomy though . . .
Auction - 800yen, 2 days.

Other stuff:
Yoshi in Egg in box - 1500yen BID, 2000yen BIN. 8 hours left, but no bids so it may renew.
Kirby lot - plenty of rare - 2000yen, 2 days.
Mario puzzle - 800yen, 8 hours. No bids so may renew.
Family Computer Hammer Brother figure unpainted - 800yen, 10 hours left. No bids so it may renew.
- 800yen, 1 day.
Rare Super Mario Kart card slapping game in box - 5500yen, 1 day.
Super Mario Sunshine magnet set complete with map - 500yen, 4 days.
Very rare SMB1 pencil tin - This is an odd one. 2000yen BID, 3000yen BIN, 3 days.
Super Mario Kart plush lot - 1990yen, 4 days.
SMRPG cards and coins - 1200yen, 1 day.

A new set of colorful Kirby plushes

Found on YJA, a new set of Kirby with abilities and four different colors. SK Japan cooks up some pretty weird combos, yeah?

Dress up as your favorite Link from Link Between Worlds

Furyu is releasing these great little cosplay hats featuring Link with insane ears and Ravio's hood. Coming late December.

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via NCSX blog

F4F Sword Kirby up for pre-order this Tuesday

No other details besides it being a new line and low numbers will be given to those first to the intertubes that day.

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The F4F Facebook page

Furuta keeps the choco egg figure train going with Super Mario 3D World

I love these figures. They're like little puzzles, they're small, they're great with detail, painted well, and always manage to fit in characters that have never had merch before. Furuta sets us up for another round of these in October this year. Any bets on the secret figure? I'm betting Cat Peach.

Cat Mario
Cat Luigi
Cat Toad
Cat Banzai Bill
Cat Goomba
Snow Pokey
Pom Pom
Cat Bell

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via NCSX

Yoshi's New Island Gashapon

Yoshi's New Island has released unto the world, and now some merch has unexpectedly shown up. Why is it unexpected? The Yoshi series has largely been overlooked by the merch companies, which is sad. However, now we have a bunch of Yoshi transformations as little gashapon keychains. NCSX has the whole set up for pre-order, but I'm telling you now you can probably beat that price by waiting.

Paper Mario Sticker Star Plush Blocks

I love that the Paper Mario series is finally getting some decent merchandise. This time we see plush blocks straight out of the game, and you can even peel the "stickers" off the blocks! Sweetness. These are quite large too. Bigger than the sound blocks from a while ago.

via Kikai's blog