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11:00 AM on 06.11.2014

ThinkGeek teases real life Mega Buster

[Update: check out our own picture from the showfloor in the gallery below!] ThinkGeek is realeasing a full replica of Mega Man's Mega Buster cannon for $79.99. It's billed as an "officially licensed Capcom product," and com...

Chris Carter

9:45 PM on 06.10.2014

The Smash Bros. amiibo figures are AI-controlled

Even more details out of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. roundtable this evening. When you use one of the new amiibo toys for the game, the character will appear as a figure player (FP) that's controlled by the AI -- you won't a...

Jordan Devore



Nintendo reveals NFC toys like Skylanders called Amiibo photo
Nintendo reveals NFC toys like Skylanders called Amiibo
by Kyle MacGregor

Nintendo unveiled its new line of Skylanders-like NFC toys, amiibo, during its E3 digital event today. Confirmed titles include Smash Bros and Skylanders, and these will work "only for Nintendo systems."

It sounds like these figures will introduce RPG mechanics in Super Smash Bros., allowing you to train and customize your characters. With enough effort, you might even be able to finally best your unbeatable friends with the help of amiibo.

Each figure has a special chip inside, and it will be recognized on any Wii U using the built-in NFC technology. More details on that and other games that will make use of the technology, like Mario Kart 8, soon.

A peripheral is coming next year that allows amiibo to be used on Nintendo 3DS.

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9:00 AM on 06.09.2014

Japanese pre-orders are up for the S.H. Figurarts Mega Man Zero toy

If you've been itching to get your hands on the new Mega Man Zero figure as soon as possible, pre-orders just opened up at BigBadToyStore. It'll cost you $50.99 for the pleasure, and it comes with a Z-Saber, Buster Shot, Trip...

Chris Carter

6:30 PM on 06.06.2014

NECA's latest retro videogame figure is Rocky Balboa

Continuing the trend of releasing figures based on their classic video game appearances, NECA has taken on a new project. This time around, they're putting out a Rocky figure, which I can only surmise will be based off of the...

Brittany Vincent

7:00 AM on 06.05.2014

Skylanders Trap Team pre-orders will get you access to a bonus figure

Starting today, Skylanders fans that pre-order Trap Team will be given access to a bonus figure. New character Gearshift (pictured above) will be offered in limited supply, and this marks the first time fans will be able to b...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:30 AM on 06.04.2014

The Legend of Zelda LEGO set fails approval

LEGO has a pretty cool website where people can essentially crowdvote on LEGO ideas that they'd like to become a reality. Since all of the licensing deals have to be worked out before it hits the market it's not a 100% foolpr...

Chris Carter

12:30 PM on 06.03.2014

Take a gander at the new Figuarts Mega Man Zero toy

Although the D-Arts line is no more in terms of name-branding, they have melded with the Bandai S.H. Figuarts line, which will still be pumping out high quality Mega Man toys. As we've known for a while the latest model ...

Chris Carter

12:00 PM on 06.01.2014

Guild Wars 2 meets anime in this stop motion fight scene

From the painstaking artistry at work, to my upbringing with films like The Nightmare Before Christmas, there's a reverence that I'll always have for stop motion animation, even if the final product isn't amazing (looking at...

Abel Girmay





5:30 PM on 05.30.2014

Princess Merida and Maleficent are coming to Disney Infinity 2.0

If you're looking forward to Disney Infinity 2.0, you've probably got a fantasy list of characters in mind that you'd like to see as figures. Well, Frozen's already been done. How about Maleficent and Brave's Princess Merida...

Brittany Vincent

8:00 AM on 05.30.2014

This Garrus statue is what dreams are made of

Excuse me, 1/4 scale figure of Mass Effect's Garrus Vakarian. I couldn't help but noticing your 21 inches of pure turian goodness over there, and you're a little expensive, but you lookin' hot. Let's get together and talk cal...

Brittany Vincent

6:00 AM on 05.30.2014

Look how happy Mario is kicking Samus in the face!

Bandai's upcoming S.H. Figuarts Mario figure is pretty damn cute. Look at how happy he is! Bandai released a bunch of preview shots, showing Mario with some of the items that collectors can get, such as a turtle shell. We als...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 PM on 05.29.2014

These tiny Kirby figures are adorable and affordable

You can never have too many Kirby figures, and this Kirby Tsumu Tsumu set includes 5-10 figures of Kirby doing what he does best: being freakin' adorable. The tiny Kirby figures can be stacked on top of each other, and if you...

Brittany Vincent

5:00 AM on 05.28.2014

This Mega Drive is actually Megatron in disguise

This Mega Drive isn't what you think it is. No, there's more than meets the eye here. Look closer. Closer still. It's actually Megatron! Yes, Megatron. Tomopop brings us this transforming Mega Drive, first announced at Won...

Brittany Vincent

10:30 AM on 05.23.2014

Report: Smash Bros. to use Skylanders tech on Wii U

Super Smash Bros. will apparently use near-field communication technology on the Wii U, according to a published statement from Nintendo France managing director Stephan Bole in Le Figaro. "E3 will also be an opportunity...

Kyle MacGregor

9:00 AM on 05.21.2014

These new Animal Crossing: New Leaf plush toys are way too kaway-way

Animal Crossing: New Leaf continues to haunt our dreams by serving up adorable new plush toys and mascot plush keychains, and we just eat it up like good little boys and girls. There's a few new goodies out for sale now, incl...

Brittany Vincent