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May2017

  • News You Can Make Your Own Squirtle Squad With Build-A-Bear This June

    Sunglasses not included

    The plush toy company Build-A-Bear has announced that the water-type Pokémon Squirtle will be the latest to join their range. The small turtle Pokémon is one of three original starters and has gone on to become a fan favourite, with its popularity only increasing since making its debut in the anime under "The Squirtle...

  • News Kirby: Planet Robobot Toys Arriving in Japan this June

    Parasol mode enabled

    A set of four Kirby toys are arriving in Japan this June, based off designs in Kirby: Planet Robobot. The 3DS outing has Kirby wielding colossal mech suits as he attempts to stop aliens from mechanising the world of Pop Star. Takara Tomy Arts will be distributing toys based off the game through Gacha machines throughout the...

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December2015

  • News 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...

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  • News This Mario Kart 8 RC Toy Pretends to go Into Anti-Gravity Mode

    Yes please

    Well known US retailer JAKKS is currently promoting a variety of Nintendo toys, and last week we highlighted an articulated Link toy that's on the way. Another upcoming toy has popped up online, and is perhaps a cut above the rest - in both cool-factor and price. As you can see in the images above and below it's a remote controlled...

December2014

  • News 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...

October2014

  • News 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,...

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  • News NECA's New RoboCop Figure Is Based On The 1989 NES Game

    Dead or alive, this figure is coming home with us

    Toy maker NECA has revealed the next entry in its video game-inspired figure line, and it's none other than augmented officer Alex J. Murphy, better known as RoboCop. The figure takes inspiration from Data East's 1989 NES adaptation of the 1987 Paul Verhoeven movie. The concept has recently been...

May2013

  • News First 4 Figures Shows Off Its Mighty Ganondorf Army

    So many Ganondorfs, so little money

    First 4 Figures is known for its fantastic selection of figurines, which include various Nintendo characters with great attention to detail. The site has seen wonderful success with figures such as Link on Epona, Dark Link, Zero Suit Samus and the chief Goron, Darunia. There are plenty more to choose from, just...

December2012

  • News Legend of Zelda LEGO Project Falls At The Final Hurdle

    Back to the Future wins instead

    Everyone has cool ideas for custom LEGO sets, and thankfully since 2008 these concepts have had a chance of becoming reality thanks to LEGO CUUSOO. An official partner of The LEGO Group, CUUSOO's objective is to produce community-supported LEGO sets. Ideas are submitted via a website and members of the public vote...

  • News You Need This Legend Of Zelda Figure In Your Life

    We go hands-on with Max Factory's amazing Figma Link action figure

    As much as it pains us to admit it, you never really grow out of toys. And it's pretty much official that toys based on popular video games are the bomb. Don't believe us? Then check out the photos below of the amazing Figma Link action figure from Japanese manufacturer Max...

July2012

  • News What Do You Make of this Hello Kitty Sonic Crossover?

    Straw poll

    Two of the world's most recognisable animals combined today in what scientists are probably calling "disgusting". This Hello Kitty and Sonic the Hedgehog plush toy — officially called the Sonic x Hello Kitty Super Jumbo Plushy — is heading to Japan this weekend to commemorate the reopening of SEGA's flagship Joypolis arcade. It's...

June2012

  • News Japan Gets New Skyward Sword Link Figure in October

    Go Figma

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword's interpretation of Link gets immortalised in resin later this year, when Japanese manufacturer Max Factory puts out its Master Sword Link figurine. The ¥3,800 statue — that's about £30 or $47 — comes with Link, a Master Sword and Hylian Shield (of course), as well as an effects piece for his sword...

May2012

  • News LEGO Zelda Concept Nets 10,000 Supporters

    Toys could enter production

    A while ago we became aware of an intrepid fan's campaign to persuade LEGO to produce a series of figures based on The Legend of Zelda. By entering their designs on LEGO CUUSOO, a site that allows people to submit ideas for the famous toy brand, the user known as Mingles set out on a quest to accumulate enough support to...

August2011

  • News Musical Mario Toys Hit Japan, Score Continuous 1-Ups

    Most wanted

    Music and Mario go together like Princess Peach and promises of cake, so it's good to see the two celebrated in a new set of Mario toys hitting Japan. Inside Games reports on two new toys, set to retail for around 790 Yen ($10/£6.25/€7), each based on iconic moments from the history of Super Mario. One sees Mario descending into an...

February2011

  • News Activision and Sega Combine to Create Wappy Dog for DS

    Ruff prototype shown

    Sega's not just a beloved games publisher and former hardware king; its Sega Toys division creates physical toys as well, with its latest creation joining forces with Activision for one of the DS's most unusual games yet. Named Wappy Dog, it's a plastic pooch that's essentially a much more evolved form of Sega's previous Poo-Chi toy: you can play with the dog as a toy in its..

  • News Dinkybox is the Toy Store You Always Dreamed of

    A treasure-trove of toy-related goodness awaits

    We don't mind admitting it – we're absolutely smitten with video game-related toys here at Nintendo Life. In our humble opinion, you can never have enough Mario and Sonic figures secreted around your home or office, so you can imagine how we feel when we feast our eyes on the smorgasbord of cute...

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