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Weirdness: Keep Your French Fries Toasty Hot With These Yo-Kai Watch Holsters

Keep Your French Fries Toasty Hot With These Yo-Kai Watch Holsters

Only in Japan, of course

Yo-Kai Watch is massive in Japan, and that means there are plenty of opportunities for all kinds of cross-promotional activity. However, few ideas are as zany as these McDonald's French Fry holsters, which allow you to slot in your pack of chopped potatoes and keep them warm during your quests to locate naughty spirits...

News: Pre-Orders Open for Capcom's Official Wearable Mega Man Replica Helmet

Pre-Orders Open for Capcom's Official Wearable Mega Man Replica Helmet

Yours for just (!) $150 + postage

Capcom is a company that knows how to produce merchandise of varying standards, from awful tat to desirable but expensive collectables. We're not sure where this wearable Mega Man replica helmet comes in with those definitions, to be honest - the 'replica' reference in the product description is also amusing, as how...

News: You'll Have the Chance to Own an Official Wearable Mega Man Helmet

You'll Have the Chance to Own an Official Wearable Mega Man Helmet

Prepare yourselves, Rockman fans

Have you ever gone to an expo, fancy dress party or your local Mega Man Appreciation Club and thought "hm, I wish I could look more like Mega Man"? Well, don't worry, Capcom's here to make that dream come true with one of its better merchandise ideas. In a Capcom Unity blog post outlining exhibit plans for the...

News: You Can Now Wear The Mushroom Kingdom On Your Wrist

You Can Now Wear The Mushroom Kingdom On Your Wrist

We've got a lot of time for this Super Mario-inspired watch

London-based watchmaker Mr. Jones Watches has released a timepiece inspired by Super Mario - and it comes with the added bonus of showing whether it's daytime or nighttime. That might be useful if you, like us, are currently spending every waking hour of your day indoors playing Splatoon...

News: We Have An Inkling These Amazing Splatoon Shirts Will Be Popular

We Have An Inkling These Amazing Splatoon Shirts Will Be Popular

Stay fresh

Japanese clothing firm King of Games is releasing a range of Splatoon gear, and boy do we want it all. The range of shirts - all based on designs seen in the forthcoming Wii U shooter - go on sale on June 13th for 4,259 Yen a pop, which is about $35 / £22 / €31. You can view the range by clicking one of the thumbnail images below...

Weirdness: eBay Listings for the Club Nintendo Majora's Mask Light Set a High Price

eBay Listings for the Club Nintendo Majora's Mask Light Set a High Price

Nintendo should really sell more of this stuff

In this latest entry of 'the internet does the strangest things', we have the entrepreneurial activities around the Club Nintendo Majora's Mask Light, pictured above. Listed earlier today on Club Nintendo in PAL territories, the cool but rather modest light - measuring just 12cm by 12cm - is already...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X Skell Models on the Way in Japan

Xenoblade Chronicles X Skell Models on the Way in Japan

The big marketing push continues

The RPG genre may not be quite as all-conquering as it once was, but Nintendo and developer Monolith Soft are clearly very determined to make a success out of Xenoblade Chronicles X for Wii U. We've seen a solid couple of months of build-up through 'special presentations' in flashy videos, while a handsome hardware...

Fashion: This Fetching Range Of Zelda-Themed Clothing Hy-Rules

This Fetching Range Of Zelda-Themed Clothing Hy-Rules

Strut your stuff in style

Gaming-themed clothing is a pretty big business these days, with plenty of clothing companies waking up to the fact that - hey - gamers like spending lots of cash on items emblazoned with images from their favourite titles. Jamie Koala is one such designer who is well aware that clothing with game art on can be pretty...

News: UK Retailer GAME Opens Marketplace to Sell Gaming Culture Goodies Such as T-Shirts and Merchandise

UK Retailer GAME Opens Marketplace to Sell Gaming Culture Goodies Such as T-Shirts and Merchandise

Retro consoles and games 'coming soon'

Like much in the gaming industry at present, the retail sector is facing continual challenges and a state of flux. For retailers there's the challenge of boosting online sales while keeping bricks-and-mortar stores in business, while the shadow of Amazon looms over gaming-specific brands. UK retailer GAME is...

News: Keep All Your Treasured amiibo Figures Safe With Hori's Special Carry Case

Keep All Your Treasured amiibo Figures Safe With Hori's Special Carry Case

This is my bag, baby

Choosing which amiibo you're going to buy when they hit store shelves is just one part of the problem — you've then got to figure out where you're going to store them when you're out and about. Thankfully, Hori has this all sorted out. Available from December 6th, this handy carry bag from Play-Asia costs $17 / £11 and will...

News: The Pokémon Center Online Store is in Business for US Gamers

The Pokémon Center Online Store is in Business for US Gamers

Gotta spend it all

If you're a Pokémon fan in the US that's willing to spend top dollar for official merchandise, the freshly launched Pokémon Center online store may be the place for you. Only taking orders and deliveries for the US, it serves up more 'mon merchandise than you could possibly dream of catching. The main categories available are...

News: Nintendo Ramps Up Its Merchandising Efforts With "World Of Nintendo" Toy Range

Nintendo Ramps Up Its Merchandising Efforts With "World Of Nintendo" Toy Range

Coming to Australia this year

Nintendo has some of the most recognisable IP in the world of entertainment, and is clearly taking steps to leverage its library of characters with a new "World of Nintendo" range of toys and merchandise. 2014's big release Mario Kart 8 is getting a sizable push, with special track sets and cars hitting the market...

News: Limited Time Pokémon Center Coming to Paris

Limited Time Pokémon Center Coming to Paris

Still no battling in the Eiffel Tower

It's no secret that the Kalos Region of Pokémon X & Y was inspired by the beauty, culture, and charming professors(?) of France. Now, for a fleeting amount of time, the real country will more closely resemble its virtual counterpart with its own Pokémon Center. As reported by Serebii and posted on the...

Weirdness: This Monster Hunter Fan Will Keep You Cool On Those Epic Quests

This Monster Hunter Fan Will Keep You Cool On Those Epic Quests

Something for true "fans" of the series

Monster Hunter is pretty big in Japan, in case you hadn't noticed. This is made abundantly clear by the sheer volume of merchandise that is available, and we think we may have found the "coolest" item yet. Ahem. The official Monster Hunter USB fan features a rather burly-looking knight carrying an impressive...