Sonic Lost World is coming soon, and SEGA is releasing DX versions in Japan. Mugs and totes go with it. The mugs are hand-painted!
- 8,589 yen for the Wii U DX Pack
- 6,489 yen for the 3DS DX Pack
More power to you if you liked this CG-animated DK show from back in the day. Personally I felt the character design and voices were off, the addition of stupid extra characters was completely superfluous, and the animation was sub-par. Still, if you want to see what I'm talking about, get the DVD that is coming out. Only one short movie was released in the US, so this does show at least that more is being released. For better or for worse. The single-disc 90-minute movie will be around $10 and released on Oct. 1st.
Muraoka made a Mario soccer ball. You know if you want to kick Bowser in his smug mug. Try to avoid kicking Toad, Yoshi, Luigi, or Mario though. Listed on Amazon for ¥630. Comes out very soon: late this month.
How do you market a game that is completely 2D? Clips? Towels? Papercraft? I'd go with . . . stickers. Maybe even puffy stickers. Well, Nintendo went puffy, but went puffy plush. Giant puffy plush! So far I have only seen three: Mario, Bowser, and a Red Koopa Paratroopa. Click 'Read More' to see Bowser, the Red Koopa Paratroopa, and a tag for the set. Seen on YJA, and the average is around $15 each.
Nintendo World Store hosted a Pikmin 3 pre-launch event on August 3rd with some fun activities and a few giveaways. Upon entering the store, I was greeted by a giant Pikmin statue (picture after the break) and the staff had a camera set up for photo-ops. Fans who purchased the game received Pikmin 3 patches along with an exclusive (and awesome!) poster featuring Alph with a squad of Pikmin. After getting the game, I headed up stairs to play Bingo Battle, and the winner of each match received a Pikmin plush from the recent re-release from San-ei. One of my favorite things about these events is that they always change their display cases to whatever game is released, and their Pikmin displays were well done.
All in all, it was a fun and fan pleasing event; exactly what you'd expect from Nintendo World!
Click after the break for more pictures from the event!
That, or Projector Man has surfaced for Mega Man 11.
Mega Man is celebrating his 25th Anniversary, and while Capcom may be clueless, the folks making the merchandise, like System Service, are well aware and flooding the market with great stuff.
Seven keychains focusing on Mega Man's weapons from across the series are colored accordingly to the Mega Man they project onto flat surfaces. Simply hit a little button and pew pew pew your way to mega projection.
1. Rock Buster / Mega Man
2. Quick Boomerang / Quick Man
3. Firestorm / Fireman
4. Spark shock / Spark Man
5. Search Snake / Snake Man
6. Dust Crusher / Dust man
7. Yamato Spear / Yamato Man
Yamato Man? Really? Shipping in late November.
Similar to Megaman 9's press kit, Capcom has released 150 gold colored carts to media sites all around the country. Unlike the Megaman 9 press kit, this is the full game and not just a CD with press assets.
Hopefully Capcom decides to release this on their online store. Until then, search eBay and save as I expect these to hardly ever change hands and will go into the 4 digit mark.
Gaming Heads loves variants. They're adding a variant of their Portal 2 turret that has a sunburst design painted on the shell. Charming.
$324.99 gets you the variant. It's limited to 350 pieces worldwide.
Let's just hope, for your wallet's sake, that Gaming Heads doesn't see all of NECA's variants. Heh.
These figures have more info and a release date, thanks to NCSX. These strap figures will come in October this year and each will feature a color variant for Mega Man and the game cart in which the color appears. There is also a gold cart rare variant from Rockman 4 to commemorate the contest prize version of that game. Each figure is around an inch and a half tall and comes in one of two poses.
This Skyrim Dragonborn statue has the Dragon Priest Morokei Mask on. And it's $370 worth of high quality poly-stone. Standing 16 inches tall (1/6 scale), with a base with a dragon tail, this statue is limited to 250 worldwide. Also, real fabrics. For realism.
Pre-orders available at the Bethesda store.
Ghostbusting Luigi fans will be totally spooked by these light-up gashapon keychain blocks from Bandai. They feature a green or red light and pictures of Luigi or the ghosts, and can be stacked together for a truly eerie display. A button lights them up.
NCSX has these listed at $20.90 for the set.
Fan of looking ridiculous? Fan of Mega Man? Then GE Entertainment has you covered completely with the Servbot hat. It has arms. Excessive. No price or release yet, but just look at it. You've already made your decision.
Several warriors from the Final Fantasy series' earlier years are getting immortalized as metal keychains in late September this year. The characters range from Final Fantasy I-VI, and is really more of a random assortment than a "All the Bravest" set. It's meant to be all of the character types in the series and not specific characters, (though it seems that Kain and Mog may have snuck in). If it was an all characters IV & VI set I would have pounced on it.
No word on how these are packaged, but I'm guessing the worst way: blindly. This means NCSX's pre-order asking price might be justified. Might.
Listed as follows in the pic:
Warrior, Knight, Magic Swordsman, Monk, Thief, White Mage, Guru, Black Mage, Majin, Mage, Summoner, Samurai, Ninja, Dragoon, Hunter, Berserker, Blue Mage, Red Mage, Viking, Feng fighters, Minstrel, Dancer, Onion Knight, Mog, Kappa, Pig, Chocobo.
Udon presented a very limited hardcover art book for Mega Man's 25th Anniversary. They will offer pre-orders on the $99.99 book starting August 1st, 2013. They will also be offering some at PAX Prime. The softcover edition will be $59.99 and have a larger run and come out in late August or early September.
This edition is the revised edition of the MM20 art book with extra content and revised descriptions.
Not much is known, but these were revealed at Wonfest.
AM Keihin has grabbed the Luigi's Mansion 2 license and are adding some big cushions and some pocket watches to the merch list for the Year of Luigi. Come August 2013, these will both be released. The cushions measure 17.71" x 17.71" and have the official art on them, while the watches also feature art from the game on the faces.
- Limited to 1000 pieces worldwide
- Each individually numbered
- Silver finish to commemorate Mega Man's 25th anniversary
- 9.5" tall with 5.75" x 9" base
- Weighs in at nearly six pounds in solid resin
- Sculpted by Jerry Macaluso of FaceOff season 2 fame
Even all these years later, the Famicom still overshadows this little Japanese wonder with its 30th birthday, but that isn't stopping it from releasing meaningful merchandise. The SG-1000 from SEGA had some great tunes, so to commemorate this fact, a four-disc soundtrack is being released by WaveMaster. There are a boatload of tracks, as can be seen here. Several titles are represented here for fans to rock out to. Available on the Japanese SEGA site, and it releases later this month.
Thanks Sega Genesist!