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News This Massive Snorlax Plush Doubles As The Perfect Pokémon Bed
59 inches long, weighs 12kg, costs $430
The Pokémon Snorlax is famous for being a bit sleepy, so you can forgive Bandai for taking advantage of this trait by creating what is best described as a giant cushion based on the character. Available in Japan for 52,000 Yen (around $430 / £300 / 390 Euros), Snorlax (or Kabigon has he's known in his...
News Merchoid Has The Perfect Clothing To Celebrate Zelda's 30th
For the Link (or Linkle) in your life
This year marks the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, and online retailer Merchoid has announced that it is offering some officially licensed hoodies that are fit for the Hero of Time. These hoodies are available for both men and women and are designed to replicate Link's outfit - they even feature a...
News We Squid You Not, Japan Really Is Getting Splatoon Candy
Dentists won't be happy
Those of you who value your tooth enamel, look away now - Japanese candy maker Nobel is releasing official Splatoon sweets. These will be available in two varieties. The squid-shaped gummy sweets are melon and orange-flavoured, with the occasional octopus making an appearance. The other sweets are hard candy in a wide range...
News Splatoon Action Figures Will Be Inking Their Way To A Toy Store Near You Soon
Jakks Pacific keen to add more to its World of Nintendo line
Nintendo has woken up to the massive merchandising potential of its library of brands in recent years, and one of the most welcome collaborations involves toy maker Jakks Pacific, which is responsible for the excellent World of Nintendo line. It would now seem that the company is keen to...
News Tomy Is Bringing Mythical Pokémon To Selected North American Retailers Throughout 2016
To mark 20 years of the franchise, naturally
Toy maker Tomy has been part of the Pokémon story from the very beginning, working with Nintendo and The Pokémon Company to produce a wide range of related merchandise, including action figures and plush toys. To mark the 20th birthday of the series, Tomy is really pushing the boat out by collaborating...
News Pokémon's Ash And Gary Are Getting The Nendoroid Treatment
As we all know, the Pokémon turns 20 this year, and we're seeing plenty of promotional activity to mark this fact - including digital re-releases of the games that started it all on the Game Boy. There's more good news for Pokémon fans, as stars Ash and Gary (or "Red" and "Blue" if you'd prefer) are getting immortalised in...
News Catch Your Valentine With These Official Pokémon Cards
Will yours be super effective?
If you're looking for the perfect card for your true love this Valentine's Day then the Pokémon Center should be your first port of call - the store is selling a selection of Pokémon-themed cards which are sure to catch anyone's heart. Available in packs of 12 - presumably for those trainers who have plenty of...
News 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 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 Nintendo Smartens Up For "Super Moschino" Collection Of Shirts, Sweaters And Accessories
"The coolest fashion from the Mushroom Kingdom!"
Nintendo has teamed up with the famous fashion brand Moschino to create a new collection of items inspired by Super Mario Bros., a series which marked its 30th anniversary this year. The collection includes T-Shirts, sweaters, bags and other accessories - including backpacks and wallets. You'll be...
News Japan Is Getting This Charming Animal Crossing amiibo Diorama
Perfect for displaying those figures
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival is with us soon, and while it might not be generating the same interest as a "proper" Animal Crossing outing, the introduction of several new amiibo figures is helping to build the hype - and over in Japan, they're whipping fans into a frenzy with free tat. Japanese consumers who...
News Nintendo's Latest Hanafuda Deck Is Perhaps Its Most Eye-Catching Yet
If only we knew how to play
As we all know, Nintendo started out making playing cards - Hanafuda cards, to be precise - and although the company's focus has changed over the years, it has maintained a link with its past by producing special Hanafuda packs. The latest set is possibly the most visually alluring yet, and uses classic Super Mario...
News Grab Your Children's Day Pikachu Poké Plush While You Can
Won't somebody think of the children?
Pokémon fans might want to throw some money at the screen, as Pokémon Center is selling the Children's Day Pikachu Poké Plush for just $17.99 as we speak
News 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,...
News Nintendo UK Store Offering Limited Edition Super Mario Box Packed With Goodies
Nintendo UK's online store is marking the 30th birthday of Super Mario by offering a limited edition box packed with merchandise. The Super Mario Box contains a Mario Classic Colours amiibo, 8-Bit Mario Soft Toy, Mario "Breaking Bricks since 1985" T-Shirt and a Mario Hat. It's available for pre-order at £29.99 and ships on October 9th...
News Splatoon Art Book Making A Splat Landing In Japan This Year
300+ pages of kid/squid goodness
As if the Inklings among us didn't already have enough to celebrate, it looks like the 2-disc soundtrack we recently reported on isn't the only piece of Splatoon merchandise emerging from the watery depths this year. Freshly announced by Famitsu magazine and translated by
Weirdness 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 Nintendo Is Planning Its Own Loot Crate-Style Subscription Service
Limited to the UK for now, it would seem
MCV has reported that Nintendo is planning its own "Loot Crate" subscription service, and will operate it via The Hut Group, which is in charge of the company's UK Online Store. The "N-Box" will contain toys, clothes and other merchandise, and will apparently adopt a 3, 6 and 12 month subscription plan. They...
News 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
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 Dress Like A True World Warrior With One Of These Limited Edition Street Fighter T-Shirts
Designed by famed illustrator Stanley Chow
FunStock has announced that it will be carrying Numskull's limited edition 2015 range of Street Fighter T-Shirts. Designed by the supremely talented Stanley Chow, these are strictly limited and can be preordered now, with shipping taking place in June. The U
News 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
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
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
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...
News Clean Up Your Act With This Game Boy Laundry Basket
Begone, foul undergarments
Playing on your Game Boy all day long is so much fun, but if you're anything like us you'll find that it tends to eat up time you'd usually spend cleaning your house and tidying away all the smelly clothing you casually drop on the floor. If only someone could somehow combine these two elements to make the process of...
Fashion 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 damn...
News 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
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 Grab yourself a Free Luigi Hat in Official Nintendo UK Promotion
Hats off to Luigi
Nintendo UK is giving shoppers the opportunity to grab a replica green hat upon purchasing any Luigi-themed merchandise from the Official UK Store. All that customers need to is purchase a Luigi item from the online store, add the Luigi hat to their shopping basket, and upon checkout the price of the cap will be amended to £0.00...
News 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 These Official Wisdom Tree T-Shirts Are So Bad, They're Great
Power up with Moses
Want the perfect item of clothing to go with your shiny new copy of Super Noah's Ark 3D? Then head over to Stone Age Gamer and order yourself one of these official Wisdom Tree T-Shirts, each featuring a title from the infamous religious game-maker's library. Super Noah's Ark 3D — arguably the most well-known Wisdom Tree title...
News Nintendo UK Officially Launches Its Store's "Cool Stuff" Range
More products added since it was spotted last week
Last week we reported on a whole load of 'cool stuff' on Nintendo's official UK store, and the regional body has now officially launched this new and expanded range of exclusive figurines, accessories and clothing for digital consumers. It includes some merchandise that has only previously been...
News 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
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
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...
News SEGA Opens Official Sonic Merchandise Store for Europe
Just in time for Christmas
Sonic's 20th anniversary may have been five months ago, but the celebrations continue all year round, as SEGA has just opened a new official store dedicated to its mascot. Sonic Merchandise currently serves the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany and France with officially endorsed products including t-shirts, toys, posters,...
News A New Zelda Figurine is Available for Pre-Order
Link rides into view
Some of you may already be aware of the Twilight Princess "Master Arts" series of figurines from First 4 Figures. There have been two models up to now, the first represents Zant, the villain from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, while the second portrays Midna and Wolf Link. The third figure is now confirmed,...
News Musical Mario Toys Hit Japan, Score Continuous 1-Ups
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...
News A Better Look at Those Samus Aran Statues
Last weekend saw some new Metroid: Other M figures revealed, and now we have some decent photos of the statues courtesy of Tomopop and Tokyo Hunter. Zero Suit Samus is stood next to a baby Metroid, whereas the poseable Power Suit version of the heroine just comes as-is ready to save the universe, presumably. We're sure some savv
News Max Factory to Unleash New Metroid: Other M Figures
Comes in two flavours
Compared to Nintendo's other main franchises, there's an undeniable lack of Metroid merchandise out there in the wild, but Japanese figurine manufacturer Max Factory is taking a stab at correcting that with two new figures based on Metroid: Other M as spotted at a recent Japanese toy fair. One figure will be a small replica of...
News Would You Pay $150 for this Metal Sonic Statue?
We know someone who would
First 4 Figures has made a name for itself with high-end statues and dioramas, but quality doesn't come cheaply. The company has opened pre-orders on its new Metal Sonic statue, starting at just $155. As with previous lines, there are two versions available: a 'standard' edition at $154.99 and a more expensive exclusive...
News Check Out This Awesome Promotional Zelda Hat
It's dangerous to go alone, wear this
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is available in Europe today, and Nintendo is going all-out to promote the return of a gaming classic. Select retailers in the UK received limited edition promotional Link hats, and we've got our hands on one. The hats — which are not available for sale — let you look like...
News SEGA Unveils 20th Anniversary Sonic Figurine
Only 1,000 to be made
Next week is an auspicious occasion, marking 20 years since the very first Sonic the Hedgehog blast processed his way into our lives, and SEGA wants to commemorate its hero's two decades of running with a limited edition figurine. The numbered 1,000 model run is so exclusive it won't even be sold in shops, and will likely be...
News Tetris Slots into Place this October on 3DS
The Tetris Company has other things planned too
Since the uncovering of an Entertainment Software Rating Board classification of a 3DS Tetris game, additional details regarding said game have now cleared a couple of things up. Speaking to Gamasutra, a representative from The Tetris Company clarified that the new game known simply as Tetris is being...
News Sega Auctions Rare Memorabilia to Raise Money for Charity
Artwork, clothing... pillowcases?
In an effort to raise money for the relief effort following the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, Sega of America is auctioning off a wide range of rare collectibles with 100% of the money raised going directly to the Red Cross. With everything from NiGHTS Journey of Dreams pillowcases to House of the...
News 3DS Augmented Reality T-Shirts this Summer's Must Have
Be quick with those VIP Stars
You've probably seen plenty already about the 3DS Augmented Reality cards bundled with the new Nintendo console, but why stick to the small cards bundled with the console? Dream big and wear your new-found love for ? Block cards with a new t-shirt from Europe's Club Nintendo catalogue. The first 3,000 people to register...
News Here's the Midna and Wolf Link Statue Photos You Wanted
We reported on this Midna and Wolf Link statue the other day, and now anyone wanting to pre-order the pair from Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess can see what their money is getting them, with the release of the first photos. Available in two flavours – "exclusive" and "normal" – the only real difference seems...
News Pre-Order the Midna & Wolf Link Statue From Next Tuesday
The second model in the Twilight Princess "Master Arts" series
About two months ago, First 4 Figures released the first model from the Twilight Princess "Master Arts" series in the form of a 1/4th scale statue of Zant ― the antagonist from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Now, the officially-licensed maker of video game figures...
News Next Year Will See 750 Metroid Prime Gunships Landing on Desks
First 4 Figures continuing its Metroid Gunship Series
If the recent listing of the life-size Samus Aran promotion statue was too big for you to handle, then you might be interested in First 4 Figures' latest model in its Metroid Gunship Series as it's considerably smaller and won't be a nuisance when it comes to vacuuming. The Metroid Prime Gunship,...