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Here's something you don't see every day. Hase Pro has made a fragrance collection based on Super Mario characters. Tough to sell fragrance over the internet anyway. People want to smell what they buy. Still, Peach may make sense, as princesses are supposed to smell good. However, I can't imagine Mario or Luigi smelling like a botanical garden, and Bowser? Maybe if you like the smell of burnt things, lava, and dragon scales. These are out now for around $10 each.
Finally, a set of figures containing all the new Pikmin figures. Only thing that would be better? If it had also contained Alph, Brittany, and Charlie. Oh well. Takara TOMY Arts presents the Pikmin as they always tend to come: with leaf, bud, and flower varieties. This time all five types from Pikmin 3 are represented, and they can all hook together like the Mario Kart item chains.
Hit the break to see the actual items.
The American International Toy Fair opened in New York City yesterday, and there are plenty of things to get excited about, but most of it has been revealed before. We just got a better look at it. Hit the link to see the goods.
Quite the surprise at Wonder Festival 2014 is this Nendoroid announcement about Solid Snake. No other details, of course . . . but he's coming!
This image, coming out of the twitterverse from Wonder Festival, shows that another Link Figma is in the works based on his appearance in Legend of Zelda A Link Between Worlds. Also in the pic is a Zero Suit Samus Figma, and a Cordelia figure from Fire Emblem. That is a lot to take in. Hopefully, for our wallet's sake, all three will not release at the same time! Which one are you most excited for? Ring in on the forums.
Thanks to Lalam and Legend!
Bandai is introducing a set of keychains featuring the items from Super Mario 3D World. Well . . . some of them. Where is the Double Cherry? Seems like a tremendous oversight, or maybe it's setting up a second set? Oh well, at least the bell will ring when you shake it. I mean, how could it not?
Taito really like to light up your rooms the Mario way, previously making some Boo lights. Totally called this in that last article by the way . . .
Now, they have moved on to a popular item, the Super Star, or, as I know it, Starman.
Very similar to the older Starman light from Banpresto, but much easier to attain . . . for now.
Drool at the picture, because there is no other info other than that it will come from Bandai, supposedly within the month of May. Heh.
Thanks Sherry B!
These ingenious plushes from Taito are out in Japan now. Pluck your Pikmin, then stuff it in the plush block of ground, and pluck it all over again. Hit the break to see the tag.
"Chibi Stand" Pikmin, in red, blue, or yellow flavors, are just about the cutest thing ever. These Pikmin will hold, and may well take off with, your stuff! Out now in Japan.
Banpresto has plushified the rotund giant in a size that heads will be happy to snuggle up with. He will be aiding you in your trips to dreamland come June this year. He will cost around $40, but keep in mind a cushion this large will take some extra cash to ship. I'd save about double that price if I wanted one from Japan.
They've been teasing, and now the reveal! Mario will be the first in Bandai's S.H. Figuarts line (big surprise, I know), and he will be out in May of this year in Japan.
Revealed at the Nuremburg Toy Fair, Mario comes with crazy articulation, and two diorama kits will be available for purchase to hash out a scene with our favorite plumber/hero.
No word yet on price or release dates for North America.
Furuta has expanded its Nintendo license to include characters from Animal Crossing New Leaf, and that means we get chocolate covered eggs and lots of anthropomorphic animal friends. This set will come in late February and include the following characters:
Any bets on the secret? Obviously, they have several characters left to make at least one more set of figures.
Thanks Melda and Valendorf!
In late April, you will have this sword if you pre-order today. 15,500yen is all you need. Ya know, Japanese RPG stars are so lucky. They don't have to pay for the best swords! Granted, the responsibility that comes with them is pretty overwhelming.
Expect this to cost a ton in shipping as well . . .