Standing a full foot tall, LINK finally has the highly-detailed, beautifully-designed figure he has long deserved. Nintendo’s always been a little weird about producing top-quality merch (still waiting on that perfect Samus figure) and so we’re always pleased when things like this happen. Link comes with two interchangeable facial expression parts and 4 eye parts to allow him a variety of expressions and he also includes weapons, accessories and a figure stand. Legend of Zelda fans rejoice!
Koopas have it rough. Like Shyguys and Goombas, they almost never get their story told and usually end up on the wrong side of Mario’s boot, fireball or flashing, invincible body. And now, with today’s TeeFury shirt, they’re about to get kicked…again. So grab the figure above, snag the t-shirt below and join the Koopa Troop– they could really use some help.
Over in our Super Mario section at CmdStore, you can find Series 2 of Nintendo’s Collector’s Tin 2-inch figures!
Featuring six new figures to grow your collection, the figures are available as 2-figure tins or snaggable as a 3-tin (six-figure!) set. They’re from Goldie Marketing and make a great addition to any Nintendo fan’s toyshelf! Here they are.
SET OF ALL 3
And in other Nintendo news, here’s some exciting info from 411 Mania…
Nintendo has officially confirmed the launch titles set to accompany the 3DS when it launches in Japan on February 26, 2011. Currently, no Mario games have been announced for launch which is definitely surprising. However, Nintendo has Mario Kart and Paper Mario (working titles) in development and early reports have them slated for a later release date in 2011.
Below are the official launch titles for the 3DS.
* Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3DS
* Nintendogs + Cats
* Pilotwings Resort
* Pro Baseball Spirits
* Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle
* Ridge Racer 3D
* Samurai Warriors Chronicle
* Steel Diver
* Super Monkey Ball
* Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition
Nintendo’s new Metrod: Other M is hotly-anticipated and sure to rise to the top as part of their signature franchise, but that’ll have to be after they fix something that’s gone wrong. Here’s a look and the story from Kotaku.
Metroid: The Other M has a game-freezing bug. In Japan, Nintendo has a fix. It involves sending things on a truck.
The bug has been causing players to get stuck in the Section 3 section of the game. Stuck as stuck and not able to get out. It’s a game-breaking bug. Some players are unable to get a door with a red lock open after swinging past three grappling points.
The bug does not affect all players. It is apparently caused when players double back to a save point after defeating an enemy. Players that continue straight ahead do not experience the bug.
In Japan, Nintendo is offering to rectify the problem. The Kyoto-based company is asking players to either send a SD card with their save files or their Wii console (with its 512MB of internal Flash memory) to its service center in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture.
It is not necessary for players to send a copy of their game. Nintendo says it will take a week to fix the game and will cover the cost of shipping.
In an official release, Nintendo humbly apologizes for any trouble this bug has caused.
Kotaku is contacting Nintendo of America to see if a similar program will be offered.
Hopefully, they’ll get a positive response. I know from a bad experience involving an oft-forgotten and underrated game called “Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy” that it’s infuriating to encounter a blocked door and have to start all over again just because you dared to save.
But in some happier or at least lighter Metroid related news, we’ve got a very un-buggy and non-defective statue available that might put a smile on the face of fans! And here she is:
Clad in her skin-tight ZERO SUIT, Samus Aran stands at about 7 inches tall and comes from First For Figures and PBM Express.
PBM Express is extremely proud to present Samus Aran’s Zero Suit, the third collectible statues in First 4 Figures highly anticipated suit series based on Retro Studios Metroid Prime game trilogy. This version is based on the Zero Suit seen at the end of Metroid Prime 2 Echoes. First 4 Figures has used the official game files in order to create an extremely accurate recreation of the Zero Suit. She comes armed with her signature pistol and has curves in all the right places! The Zero Suit was first seen in Metroid: Zero Mission, ending sequences of Metroid Prime 2 and Metroid Prime Hunters, and is making an appearance in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Brawl.Cast in high quality poly-stone, the statue is hand finished and hand painted. Comes packed in a foam interior full colored box with a card of authenticity. Artist: Original Metroid game data with modification by Jiang Di.
Image by SPUNKYWULF
STOVEPIPE HATS IN HIGH DEMAND AS PROFESSOR LAYTON’S ICONIC STYLE HITS THE NEW YORK FASHION SCENE
Sept. 14, 2010
With New York Fashion Week in full swing through Sept. 16, designers, consumers and media around the world have turned their eyes to the Big Apple to view the latest fashions hitting the runway. Quite unexpectedly, one item is emerging as the season’s most sought-after accessory: the classic stovepipe hat. Industry watchers are crediting this unique trend to Professor Layton, star of the new Professor Layton and the Unwound Future™ game for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems. Fans of the acclaimed hand-held game series already recognize the professor’s signature stovepipe hat as an emblem of scholarly chic and puzzle-solving fun. Since the third installment of theProfessor Layton series launched across North America on Sept. 12 – right in the middle of New York’s fall fashion maelstrom – the stovepipe hat has seen a mighty surge in popularity, appearing everywhere from crowds to catwalks.
Although his status as a fashion trendsetter is just now hitting its peak, Professor Layton is recognized far and wide for his superior puzzle-solving skills. And no matter what they’re wearing, audiences are sure to enjoy the new puzzles in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. Players must help to unravel a new mystery by solving a series of mind-bending riddles and challenging puzzles. When the professor and his apprentice, Luke, receive an ominous letter sent from 10 years in the future, they must travel through time to prevent the city of London from falling into chaos. Players will encounter more than 165 entertaining puzzles as they wind their way through the game’s captivating storyline.
For more information about Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, please visit http://www.professorlaytonds.com
And if you haven’t yet gotten the chance to grab the latest game–or any of the previous chapters–here are the links you’ll need to add them to your Nintendo DS collection!