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New Kirby, Pokemon Nendoroids Announced!

Kuribo shares an onslaught of new releases from Japan. Are your favorite series getting new figures? Find out!

In a surprise bit of timing, the same weekend that Toy Fair is going on in New York, Japan also does a big toy show called Winter Festival.  This is one place you can always count on new Nendoroids and Figma to be announced from Good Smile Company and this year is no different.  A lot of the figures are being announced without any images of the actual figure so in my list below, I only including images where you can see an actual figure instead of artwork from a video game.  Here is a list of all of the releases:

Samus Figma from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

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Sakura Nendoroid from Fire Emblem Fates

Pikachu Nendoroid

Lillie Nendoroid from Pokemon Sun/Moon

Ash and Pikachu Nendoroid

Red Figma from Pokemon

Ice Kirby Nendoroid

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Kirby & Robobot Armor Nendoroid

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While none of these franchises are new to Good Smile Company, it makes…

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Pokemon Mega Construx Line Coming!

Kuribo updates Pokemon fans on new building sets coming their way. If you’ve wanted Pokemon Legos, this is as close as you may get!

A while back, I did an article suggesting that Nintendo considering dropping the license with K’Nex and making an actual building toy line that would appeal to young and old Nintendo fans.  According to Kotaku, an idea similar to this is in the works and while license isn’t coming directly from Nintendo (and instead the Pokemon Company), someone is finally bringing us some toys based on building blocks!  The company that was once known as Mega Bloks who had or have several video game licenses including Assassin’s Creed and Halo will be getting the Pokemon license.  There is limited information as far as what the sets will be like but it looks like they may be Pokemon centered instead of being larger building sets like you see with Lego.  While these initial sets seem small (which would make them friendly to kids and to everyone’s wallet)  I could see…

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New World of Nintendo Figures Spotted!

Kuribo shares some breaking news that will make Mario and Splatoon figure fans happy!

If you’re a fan of figures then you might be aware that this weekend is New York Toy Fare which is where many of the biggest figure companies announce new figures.  Jakks Pacific is no different and the collectibles site Entertainment Earth has leaked a picture of new figures coming our way which was fortunately spotted by Reddit user Blastoon_.  While there aren’t necessarily a huge amount of surprises in this image, there is definitely enough to wet your appetite!

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All of these figures look pretty solid though there is heavy reuse with the Mario and the Bowser Jr. figures.  Could we see a Shadow Mario to go with the Mario Sunshine themed Bowser Jr.?  That would be really exciting.  It is a little disappointing that Inkling girl comes with the same gun as Inkling Boy.  I also am concerned with how Lakitu looks.  The seam in the cloud…

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Nobel Super Mario Cola Gummies Review

Kuribo reviews… gummies!?! Find out if these Mario candies are worth importing from Japan!

What is this a food blog now?!  With Nintendo figures releases slowing down I thought why not take a look at something a little different for this next review?  In Ohio, there is a really big international grocery store I love to visit when I can and I happened to walk past one of my favorite sections (Japanese candy), and I saw Mario gummies.  The gummies were $2 so I figured why not check them out and share my experience eating them!

nobel mario gummiesPackaging – The huge cast of Mario characters on the wrapper looks great (if maybe a bit busy) and is possibly false advertising.  These are Mario gummies but as you will see, there is nowhere near the kind of variety in the gummies as the artwork makes it look like.

nobel mario gummies openContents – So what is inside?  About 15-20 gummies in two flavors: cola and ramune.  There are in…

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Inkling Kid World of Nintendo 4″ Inch Figure Review

Find out why Kuribo thinks the new World of Nintendo Inkling Boy figure is one you don’t want to miss if you’re a Splatoon fan!

I don’t know how you loyal readers feel but I can’t help but feel like I’m on a roll with so many great Nintendo figures to review lately.  The most recent example of this is the World of Nintendo Inkling Kid figure.  As I’m sure I have said on the site, I’m not really a fan of Splatoon.  I played the game for a couple of weeks and just couldn’t really get into it the way I would have liked but from the moment I saw this figure, I knew I wanted to review it.  The quality looked so good and it looked like the accessory is something different than other World of Nintendo figures I’ve purchased.  As a result, I’m excited to take a look at this figure and see if it is one of the better World of Nintendo figures I’ve reviewed or not!

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Yarn Poochy Amiibo Review

Kuribo investigates the latest Amiibo release from Nintendo to see if the adorable Yarn Poochy is worth a purchase.

There have been some great Amiibo releases lately but for a lot of people, there was one particularly cute figure we have been waiting for.  I was really excited to pick up Yarn Poochy and as soon as I finished work on Friday, I went to Best Buy and bought mine.  Yarn Poochy is being sold alone for $17 or with Yoshi’s Woolly World on 3DS for $50.  I’m glad Nintendo released this on day one just as an Amiibo-only option instead of forcing diehard fans to buy the game twice.  Yoshi’s Woolly World is a fantastic game but it may have been months months ago since you last played it so you might be wondering, do you want an Amiibo from a game you already beat?  Well if you like the Yarn Yoshi Amiibo at all, then the answer will probably be yes!

yarn poochy amiibo boxBox – I have praised the…

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Legend of Zelda Breath of The Wild Announced!

Kuribo shares news about a new and very cute figure coming for Zelda: Breath of the Wild. See pictures and pre-order information!

It is always a good idea to keep your eyes on Good Smile’s website because they are often teasing new figures on there.  This time around it is none other than a Breath of the Wild themed Link.  What is interesting about Link this time is he comes in two versions like most of the Figma Zelda figures have.  You can get him with Epona and a slew of accessories or a more simplified version without Epona and an undoubtedly lower cost.  I’ve taken a few of the most enticing pictures from their blog to share below and will provide a link for you to see more if you’re interested.  This figure looks exceptional and while previous Links have not been the best action figures, this one looks too cool, especially since other Links can ride Epona too if you want.  The crossover appeal of Nendoroids is one of the…

View original post 126 more words’s Most Wanted – Fire Emblem and Advance Wars Miniatures

As part of Fire Emblem week, Kuribo shares his thoughts on a cool idea for new Fire Emblem and Advance War figures.

When I heard that one of my favorite sites, was having a Fire Emblem week, I started to think about how could celebrate and for whatever reason a new and awesome toy idea popped into my head that I want to share with all of you.  The strategy games made by Intelligent Systems have been quite popular for a number of years now and while Fire Emblem and Advance Wars are in some ways very different games, there is a figure idea that could be well-suited for both series.  Mini-figures or miniatures could capture the top-down/overhead view of the games and possibly be a way to simulate some of your favorite battles from the games.  There are a number of miniature based board games and wargames out there that are very popular and both of these series would be perfectly suited both for gamers and Nintendo collectors.

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Star Power Mario 4″ Inch World of Nintendo Figure Review

Kuribo reviews a rare, unique, and very cool figure from Super Mario!

It seems like at any given time there is always one hard to get World of Nintendo figure I’m seeking and it takes weeks, if not months to get lucky enough to track it down.  For me lately, that has been Star Power Mario.  I collect most 4″ Inch Mario figures in World of Nintendo and when I saw a shiny new one, I had to have it.  With a figure like this that is harder to find, you always have to ask yourself: is this figure worth the trouble?  What makes it different than the other Mario figures that have been released?  Find out in the latest World of Nintendo review!

star power mario world of nintendoBox and Rarity – The packaging is typical of Mario figures and while this design has worked well thus far.  Jakks Pacific might considering shaking it up at some point and giving us something a little different.  With…

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Tomy Yoshi Wind-Up Capsule Toy Review

Kuribo reviews a new Yoshi toy out of Japan that has a cute and interesting feature!

While I don’t go often, Game Stop is an interesting place to wander around looking for figures.  Amidst all of the Funko Pops and Five Nights at Freddy’s toys, they usually have at least some Nintendo blind box stuff.  Nintendo Micro was easy to find there and they surprisingly had something from Tomy on my latest trip!  Tomy specializes in making Gashapon as they are known in Japan which are basically capsules you get out of a vending machine.  I saw Yoshi on the box and figured it was Yoshi themed but beyond that, I had no idea what I was buying but I figured if nothing else, it would make for an interesting review on the site.

tomy yoshi gashaponPrice – One of the reasons I feel this purchase was a gamble on my part is that there was no price to be found at my local Game Stop!  I was…

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Kirby (Kirby Series) Amiibo Review

Kuribo reviews the most recent Kirby Amiibo and determines which Kirby Amiibo is the best!

One of my favorite gifts this Christmas was actually an Amiibo I had somehow missed when it came out.  My significant other knew I wanted to get this Kirby and luckily, she got it for me.  I have wanted this Kirby for a while now because I’m a big fan of Kirby games and can’t get enough of the cute protagonist.  With that said, this Amiibo is pretty similar to the Smash Brothers one so it will be interesting to compare the two and I will discuss which one of the two I prefer like I usually do in a Battle Review.  But let’s talk about the pink vacuum first!

kirby kirby series amiiboBox – As always, I like to show off the box of the Amiibo for those who are curious.  The Kirby series looks nice overall and I’m a little sad I opened all of mine for reviews because they do…

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New World of Nintendo 2.5″ Inch Figures, Micro Blind Boxes, and Plush Hangers Spotted!

Kuribo reveals new World of Nintendo figures that will be hitting stores near you soon!

Not unlike the recent 4″ Inch Figure wave which suddenly appeared, Jakks Pacific sprung another release on us with little warning.  This time there are a number of surprises and a new type of product as well.  Special thanks goes to poisonluigi at the World of Nintendo Reddit for spotting these images on Jakks’ official catalog.

Here is a list with pictures of the different releases and my thoughts on these new figures will follow down below:

Series 2-5 2.5″ Inch Figures

8-Bit Star Luigi

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8-Bit Toad

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world of nintendo mario

Yellow Yoshi

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Plush Hangers



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world of nintendo boo hangers

Nintendo Micro Blind Boxes Wave Two

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It is great to see new World of Nintendo products from Jakks and while they could certainly strengthen their marketing (and how they relay news to collectors), nobody will complain about new figures and new ideas.  The 2.5″ figures generally look very good.  Yes, Yoshi is…

View original post 326 more words’s Most Wanted – Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door

Kuribo imagines what Paper Mario Thousand Year Door figures might look like.

As I think back on all of the great Nintendo figures we received this year, I can’t help but think about what could be next or what would Nintendo fans want next.  Greedy I know but I have always been a fan of Wario so you shouldn’t expect anything less!  In all seriousness, there is a beloved game that has not received any figure support and really deserves it.  That game is Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door.  With a charming cast and some sharp writing, it is easy to see why many Nintendo fans love this game.  While the flat, 2D design is both a blessing and a curse, the characters’ simplicity makes it easy to imagine them as figures even if it would be hard to articulate them properly.  For this reason, Amiibo may be the best hope of seeing Paper Mario figures.  Some custom artists like NBros have…

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Legend of Zelda 8-Bit Link Amiibo Review

Kuribo examines the new Retro Link Amiibo in his latest review? Is this 8-Bit style worth owning?

While it may not seem like all that long of a hiatus, not being able to work on the site has been very difficult the last week or so.  Moving has proven to be pretty stressful and time consuming but I am hoping the worst is over and I can get back to regularly updating the site now.  I want to get back into the swing of things by taking a look at an Amiibo that I think a lot of people have been interested in and some people may be having trouble finding at retail.  I don’t expect that this Retro Link Amiibo will be rare overall but I know I had to search a couple of retailers to find this Amiibo which was surprising in the current Amiibo climate.

8-bit retro link amiibo legend of zeldaBox – Much like the Ocarina of Time Link I reviewed, I think packaging looks pretty good on this…

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World of Nintendo Figure Price Guide

Want to know where to find the best deals on World of Nintendo figures? Check out the brand new guide!

One thing that I have noticed over the last few months is that there are more and more places selling figures and at very different prices.  This can make it hard if you’re just starting out or are a seasoned World of Nintendo collector that can’t keep up on the latest developments.  To help sort out what is available where and for roughly what price, I wanted to make a guide to help.  Keep in mind that this guide is not meant to tell you the value of any figures, just what a retailer is selling them for and what World of Nintendo products they carry.

I shop for World of Nintendo figures in several places but I can’t keep up with all of the retailers that sell it now and so if you have information to share whether it is covered here and might be incorrect or it needs…

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