97 posts tagged toys
New Super Mario Bros. U toys let you shoot a goomba
I love these little Mario sets. One lets you shoot a little fireball at a little goomba, and the other has a jumping Mario that hits a block, both with appropriate sound effects. And you can set them up together to create a bigger scene with an apparently time-traveling Mario and his double. The Fire Mario and 10 Coin Block sets are each $9.50 from J-List.
Speaking of NSMBU, something occurred to me the other day. Because of the Wii U’s poor hardware sales, NSMBU is going to end up being one of the least played Mario games, despite being the best side-scrolling Mario in years. Kinda sad!
Animal Crossing’s Isabelle in Nendoroid form
She comes with a question mark accessory. Her hair has a real bell in it. This is just unfair. Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid Isabelle/Shizue perfectly replicates the Animal Crossing: New Leaf assistant, allowing you to relive your first days in Buttocks.
The figurine ships in October, and you can find it at whatever your favorite import toy retailer is. Jlist has preorders up for $42.
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Army of Ganondorfs
These production shots come from First 4 Figures, which is selling these bad boys for a crazy $450 each. Seeing them all lined up like Terracotta Warriors is pretty awesome, maybe a little scary — ghostbusters even?
Posted by Chicago Toy Collector, these figures were fashioned out of vintage Kenner Star Wars figures — Mega Man was Luke Skywalker before his robot conversion, while Dr. Light was Obi-Wan Kenobi in a previous life.
Real Action Heroes Link
Did you get priced out of the Figma Link when US distribution was canceled? Well, now you have another chance to pay way too much for a Skyward Sword Link action figure, one that is even cooler IMO. Because of cloth.
This one comes with a sword, shield, bow, the MotionPlus scarab thing whose name I can’t remember, and other accessories like a -_- face and a SHAAAHHH face.
It’ll be released in Japan in November.
People seem captivated by the Tharja figure
They’re not only making fanart based on the Max Factory toy unveiled two weeks ago (the illustration is from Yasabata); they’re photoshopping the gray sample model to get an early idea of what the painted version will look like.
Also, I’m surprised at how vulgar this figure looks when viewed from another angle (NSFW shot hidden past the break). I didn’t think Nintendo would allow its licensees to sell products based on its characters that look like this:
Super cute Monster Hunter 4 figures
Fans in Japan will be able to win these Banpresto-made figures by picking up tickets at their local 7-11 next March. The adorable Felyne Tank might be the coolest toy vehicle since the TMNT Pizza Launcher — though it doesn’t quite match that toy’s brilliance because it fails to shoot pizzas.
Six new figures in the Pikachu Ippai (A Lot of Pikachus) Collection, shown off at the Wonder Festival. That sleepy Pikachu is the best, except for the yelling Pikachu and all the other ones.
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Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing figures on the way
Spotted at this weekend’s Wonder Festival show at Japan was this 1/8-scale figure of Fire Emblem: Awakening's hex-happy Tharja, which will be produced by Max Factory.
Max Factory also has a “Marth” Figma figure in the works, and GSC showed off this Nendoroid for Animal Crossing: New Leaf's secretary Shizue.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf plushes
NCSX will begin shipping these roughly 8”-tall plush toys in February for $19 each. I’m not sure how much I need to say about them; time spent reading my words would be time not spent staring at Lisa the alpaca.
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How to make your own Non-Specific Action Figure
Gametista’s Andrea Campton figured out the source figures used to make the character, seemingly the first in a line of weird Nintendo Direct memes that didn’t really go anywhere. And now you can make your own, using a wrestler action figure, some wings from a random bootleg toy, a sculpting compound, and paint!
If anyone involved in the creation of the original happens to be reading, I’d love to hear about how close her process was to the prototype.
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Figma Pit and Pittoo figures, with weapons, interchangeable faces, and Monoeye accessories. Masahiro Sakurai tweeted these pics, clearly proud of how they came out. There’s no date yet, but … man, am I going to buy two Kid Icarus figurines? I kind of want to send the message that I’ll pay for more Kid Icarus, and, uh, I want these.