The arcade scene in the West isn't completely dead, but it's certainly less vibrant and varied than in Japan. It's not just that Japanese arcades have incredible machines, old and new, but some of the amusements also offer awesome prizes.
As an example we have the following prizes that, if we're making sense of the Japanese text correctly, will be found in timed batches as prizes at Taito-run locations. Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Super Mario franchise, the mix of plushes, wall stickers and more are hard to resist.
Some lovely items, and yes - we'd happily buy some of these if they ever went up for sale in the West. Would you?
[source game.watch.impress.co.jp, via tinycartridge.com]
Yes we would!
I don't like the mario doll, the golden ones cool, but it should have the golden mario NFC chip inside.
I assume most of these are stickers wich is rather a waste...
I love Mario toys!!!
Of course Japan gets the good stuff
Word on the internet is that throwing money at the screen is pointless...
...but it never hurts to try!
I love the stickers! Would love to get them if possible!
Yep stickers. All of them x10
The stickers remind me of the ones from Super Mario 3D World or NES Remix.
I definitely would like that Gold Mario figure! And the stickers too!
The plush Yoshi is cool.
There is also a 30th anniversary soundtrack that contains some or all of the music from the main 2D and 3D mario games from Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario 3D World. I'll be very annoyed if it doesn't come to the west.
Dat Golden Mario~
@Artwark Same here.
Me likes ... Especially the cd ...
It's better for me financially that we don't suddenly start getting all the cool junk Japan/Asia gets
Seeing that picture reminded me that Europe hadn't got the Gold Mario amiibo yet
Is the NintendoLife staff completely oblivious to the fact that there are Japanese sellers on eBay and Amazon?
As bland as these are, I'd have guessed that they were Western efforts, and not from Japan. In any case, meh.
japaneze teenager: im in japan yeh m8 les win sum toys
japaneze kid that goes to teenagers school: yeh m8 i won dat toyyyy
japaneze teenager: mine now!!!!!!!!lol arpel fools me8 kid dies of seeing to much sweg
rip in pece- jimmy - *2015 march 31st -2015 april 1st
@CharmanderWhoper not the same as buying form a US seller in the US ect.
japan imports can be expensive...
Every time I see mario with a spiny on his head of think of the Dorkly bits Mario goes berserk.
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