As the number of plastic-based add-ons for 3DS starts to grow, keen collectors will be pleased to know that the system's stand, due to be released with Kid Icarus: Uprising, looks set for its own appearance in shops.

The Japanese release of the stand-alone peripheral — we apologise for that — is confirmed for 22nd March, and it wouldn't be surprising if Western territories follow suit. It's not exactly a peripheral that will be suitable for use on a bus journey, but will be a good way to draw attention to yourself while playing at home. It does, at least, look a lot more solid than the infamous Virtual Boy stand.