We review a lot of games and merchandise but we have yet to review lamps. More importantly, Legend of Zelda Lamps. Nintendo have partnered with Merchoid to release a special set of battery-powered Lamps featuring The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario. Well today We are taking a look at the Merchoid Zelda Lamps.
There are three Merchoid Zelda Lamps in the set; Get The Green Rupee Lamp, Light Up My (Extra) Heart Lamp and Triforce Golden Power Lamp. They are about 10 centimetres in height and as their names suggest, they are based on popular items found in the Zelda series, the Rupee, Heart Container and the Triforce. They cost around €16.00 and can be bought directly from the Merchoid.com website or ar select retail stores like GAME.
They all come in their own packaging which uses the very familiar dark green with gold finishes and text that is seen on a lot of Legend of Zelda merchandise. This includes glasses, mugs, board games and even books. The transparent panel on the front of the box lets you see the product beforehand, much like PDP’s Pixel Pals or the POP Figures.
The actual lights themselves are very quaint and cartoon looking. The each come supported by a circular black with the “The Legend Of Zelda” written on the front of them. The text is actually written on top of the button that turns the lamp on and off. Batteries are not included and each lamp requires 2 AAA batteries. Batteries are fitted into the base underneath and a small cross-headed screwdriver is needed to undo the screw that holds the panel in place.
Of course, they are not meant to be kept in boxes, thery were created to decorate and cast light. For decorative purposes, the lamps do look very nice, though some look nicer than others. I would say that the Heart container is by far the nicest to look at and seems to illuminate well and seems better detailed. The Green Rupee lamp doesn’t seem to illuminate as well and has a lot of dark blotches inside where the light reflects off the corners of the Rupee. The Triforce light falls in between the two. It is not as detailed as the Rupee or the Heart Container but then it is essentially just a triangle and on the plus side, it does illuminate a lot better than the Rupee lamp does. Though to be fair, it all comes down to personal preference.
It is safe to say that the lamps are ideal for gamer dens. Or perhaps, to help accentuate your love of all things Zelda. I personally have displayed them in front of my Zelda Literature and memorabilia collection though you can put them anywhere. Being battery operated means they are completed independent of electrical outlets (or sockets as we call them in the UK).
So far, there are only three of these lights in the Zelda series of Merchoid Lamps. There is the potential that it could be built upon with more items like different coloured rupees, bombs and perhaps the hylian shield itself. I suppose that depends if they are popular and sell enough to warrant expanding on this line. At €16 a pop, it could be considered costly but I like them and if more become available, I would want to get them too.
Thank you for reading our review. Do you have any of these lamps? What do you think of them? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
This post was written by Mike Scorpio