93 posts tagged toys
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.
Galaga Fighter GFX-D002b model, due in March from Wave, and in my house immediately after. The model (which comes unpainted) is available for preorder at importers including Amiami and HLJ for ¥2,800ish ($35).
This isn’t exactly how I imagined the Galaga ship would look in detailed 3D, but it will be! Unfortunately, this cool model reminds me that I never picked up the Kotobukiya Ikaruga kit (sigh).
Buy: Modern games that include Galaga
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[Via Venus Patrol]
Kid Icarus: Uprising’s Pit in “Figma” action figure form, shown at the summer World Hobby Fair. This is an unpainted prototype, of course, but I’m pretending it’s actually a Greek statue of the legendary character.
Man … when the Figma Samus was announced, I preordered one right away, thinking it would be fun to give my future self a visit. Unfortunately, the first thing that arrived for my future self was the bill, and I felt like a damn fool. Will the same thing happen here? Or will I buy this all the way?
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Dragon Quest X Monster Figure Collection. I drink tons of diet soda over here and I get nothing but a body full of questionable chemicals. Were I to be doing so in Japan, I’d get awesome DQX figures.
Buy: DQM Joker 2, More Dragon Quest games Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more See also: More Dragon Quest posts [Via Hachimaki]
Prototype Cave Story Quote figurines. Nicalis tweeted these yesterday, noting that the little one is about 3” tall, and the big one is about 5” tall. Assuming that they are some day painted and mass-produced (or the other way around), I’m down for one.
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