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News: Rare Wanted To Do amiibo-Style Toys During The N64 Era

Rare Wanted To Do amiibo-Style Toys During The N64 Era

Ahead of the curve

UK studio Rare has always had a habit of being ahead of the curve. The company - founded by Tim and Chris Stamper in the '80s - was one of the first western developers to work on the NES hardware, and in the '90s the firm would pioneer the use of CGI graphics in 2D games with the likes of Donkey Kong Country and Killer Instinct...

News: Zelda: Link Between Worlds Figma Link Is Here, And The Desire Is Real

Zelda: Link Between Worlds Figma Link Is Here, And The Desire Is Real

Get ready to throw money at your screen

Dat plastic - we simply cannot resist it. Good Smile has just revealed the latest entry to its Figma range, and it's likely to be of great interest to Nintendo fans. Link from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is the character in question, and he's been shown off in a wide range of suitably heroic...

News: Fresh Serving Of Super Mario Happy Meal Toys Coming To McDonald's In Japan

Fresh Serving Of Super Mario Happy Meal Toys Coming To McDonald's In Japan

Get in my belly

Nintendo's strong relationship with one of the world's most famous fast food brands continues with the news that McDonald's in Japan is getting a fresh batch of Super Mario Happy Meal toys. Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Yoshi, Toad and Boo all feature in this new wave of plastic things, with GoNintendo reporting the following...

News: You Can Now Blow 367 Bucks On A Single Pikachu

You Can Now Blow 367 Bucks On A Single Pikachu

Thanks to German toymaker Steiff

How much do you love Pokémon star Pikachu? Enough to part with $367, perhaps? You now have the opportunity to prove that because German toymaker Steiff - famed for its hand-made teddy bears - has created what has to be the most expensive Pikachu toy in the world. Priced at 45,000 Yen (US$367), pre-orders for this...

News: You'll Be Able To Stuff Your Very Own Pikachu At Build-A-Bear Workshop Next Year

You'll Be Able To Stuff Your Very Own Pikachu At Build-A-Bear Workshop Next Year

The wait is un-bear-able

The Pokémon Company International is teaming up with international toy retailer Build-A-Bear Workshop to bring the legendary Pikachu into even more homes across the globe. Walk into a Build-A-Bear store in early 2016 and you'll be able to make your very own Pikachu. The character will be rolled out across stores in the US,...

Video: Get Happy with Our Super Mario McDonald's Happy Meal Unboxing

Get Happy with Our Super Mario McDonald's Happy Meal Unboxing

What's in the box?

Further promoting the many adventures of everyone's favourite Italian plumber after Luigi, McDonald's has once again begun giving away toys in the Super Mario vein with its child-focused brand of Happy Meals, much in the same way they did last year. We delve into the box of supposed joy to uncover what awaits inside its cardboard...

News: Super Mario Happy Meal Toys Hit The UK On 12th August

Super Mario Happy Meal Toys Hit The UK On 12th August

Supersize me!

Move over Minions, it's Super Mario's time to take over McDonald's Happy Meals in the UK. From 12th August anyone who buys a Happy Meal will be treated to a Super Mario toy, starting with a Mario Visor and a Yoshi toy. A reader who wishes to remain anonymous shared these photos with us. This follows a similar promotion from March...

News: Details and Images are Revealed for an Awesome Articulated Yoshi Figure

Details and Images are Revealed for an Awesome Articulated Yoshi Figure

Strike a pose

Earlier this year we told you about a budget range of articulated Nintendo toys that are already available in North America, some of which are rather charming. The higher quality equivalents - the Figuarts range - are more detailed, however, and the most recent images of the upcoming Yoshi figure are pretty darn cute. Due in Japan in...

News: The Terrifying Toys Vs. Monsters Is Coming To The 3DS eShop

The Terrifying Toys Vs. Monsters Is Coming To The 3DS eShop

It’s time to face your fears!

We’ve all been there before – a big and scary monster is chasing you around in your dreams and there is nothing you can do but cuddle your soft toy or favourite action figure. EnjoyUp Games has obviously had the same problem, because it’s now found an imaginative solution. Toys vs. Monsters for the 3DS eShop,...

News: New Pokémon Game Factory Trademark Isn't For A Game, But Its Toys Look Awesome

New Pokémon Game Factory Trademark Isn't For A Game, But Its Toys Look Awesome

Lucky Japanese fans

There was potentially a flutter for excitement for eagle-eyed Pokémon fans earlier today, when a trademark for Pokémon Game Factory was spotted; it was filed by Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures Inc. Its purpose was unclear, and those hoping it was another game in the hugely popular franchise would have been disappointed, as...

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...

Rumour: Next Skylanders Title Will Feature Vehicles

Next Skylanders Title Will Feature Vehicles

Mega Bloks toy preview spills the beans

Activision's Skylanders series is one of gaming's most profitable franchises, thanks to its successful formula of fusing interactive entertainment with expensive plastic toys that kids just can't seem to get enough of. The issue for Activision is that it has to come up with ways to keep this concept fresh...

Weirdness: There's More To This Megatron Transformers Toy Than Meets The Eye

There's More To This Megatron Transformers Toy Than Meets The Eye

The worlds of Transformers and video gaming collide

Like any successful toy line, Transformers has seen its fair share of video game adaptations — earliest of which can be traced all the way back to the Famicom, the Japanese version of the NES. However, this latest Transformers gaming crossover has "weird" written all over it. Manufactured by...