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11:45 AM on 07.08.2014

Mega Man Nendoroid teased, but it's not real yet

Good Smile Company has been making Nendoroid figures since 2006, offering up a variety of anime and videogame options. But there hasn't been a Mega Man line just yet. Thankfully due to its internal figure creation contes...

Chris Carter

12:30 PM on 07.07.2014

Import this Mother 2 figure set just in time for the game's 20th anniversary

Takara Tomy Arts continues their line of Mother 2 (EarthBound) releases with these adorable gashapon figures. Ness, Paula, Jeff, Poo, and Mr. Saturn comprise the set and all are around 2.5 inches tall, with the exception of...

Brittany Vincent

12:00 AM on 07.05.2014

There's a commercial for those McDonald's Mario Kart toys now

Remember those Mario Kart 8 toys McDonald's was teasing? Looks like it's about time to head to your local franchise and ransack their toy bins for the one you like the best. Or ask politely for one. Whatever. This commercial...

Brittany Vincent

7:00 PM on 07.02.2014

Get your very own Shovel Knight shovel and helmet

Skip to 3:40 to avoid the Minecraft stuff and get a first look at ThinkGeek's line of upcoming Shovel Knight role-play items. Both the shovel and helmet shown here are works-in-progress, though the former already looks spot ...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 06.30.2014

This exclusive SDCC loot from Blizzard is cute all the way

San Diego Comic-Con is about to descend upon us once again, and with it are a bevy of adorable figures, plushes, and other bric-a-brac from Blizzard and its cavalcade of properties. Up for grabs exclusively at SDCC are varied...

Brittany Vincent

11:30 AM on 06.27.2014

E-Capcom gets new Mega Man merchandise in stock

If you're itching for Mega Man merchandise and can wade through Japanese to order it, E-Capcom has a few new items in stock. For starters there are a few character keychains, most notably a newer 8-bit model of Mega Man ...

Chris Carter

9:30 AM on 06.26.2014

These Rosalina plushies are so cute they should be illegal

If I'm being honest, the main reason I picked up Super Mario Galaxy when it came out was to see Rosalina. Her character design has always resonated with me. I mean, the game is fantastic, but I think I now prefer Rosalina to ...

Brittany Vincent

11:00 PM on 06.23.2014

Mega Blaziken joins the S.H. Figuarts line

The Pokémon S.H. Figuarts line is growing, with the addition of Mega Blaziken. Mega Blaziken is the second Pokémon figure to join the lineup after Lucario, and it looks like it means business. Blaziken seems lik...

Brittany Vincent

11:30 AM on 06.18.2014

K'Nex drops their Plants vs. Zombies line this week

Plants vs. Zombies has come a long way from a humble indie PC game, to a series that's owned by EA with multiple games. K'Nex is getting in on the action as well, and has announced their newest playsets, complete with pl...

Chris Carter





10:30 AM on 06.18.2014

Take a closer look at this badass Bandai Mario toy

Fairly soon, Bandai Tamashii Nations' S.H. Figuarts line will drop its Super Mario figurine, and it looks pretty damn badass. With the base set for roughly $20 you'll get an articulated figure, as well as a question mar...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 06.17.2014

The Mega Man Zero Figuarts figure is coming to NA in November

For those of you who haven't been following along, Bandai's D-Arts toy line (which makes Mega Man toys, among others), is now collectively known as S.H. Figuarts. Their first release will be the Mega Man Zero figure, whi...

Chris Carter

6:00 PM on 06.16.2014

Four new super cute Spelunky toys are inbound

I never got around to buying some of those Spelunky Minis. Now's my chance. Starting tomorrow, Fangamer will have the two-inch PVC figurines back in stock. And there are four new Minis to collect: Yeti King, Old Bitey, Alien Lord, and Anubis. Pricing hasn't been announced yet, but these do come in blind boxes, unfortunately. [Via Tiny Cartridge]

Jordan Devore

8:34 AM on 06.12.2014

Super Mario 3D World K'NEX to debut this fall

Mario has had a lot of licensed toys over the years, but starting this fall, K'NEX is pumping out more products. Instead of just being a generic "Mario" theme, one of the sets is taking on Super Mario 3D World, and will ...

Chris Carter

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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