LINK AND EPONA STATUE

In North America, Nintendo has always been a little weird about its merchandise. There’s been a lot of cheap stuff, a lot of strange branded items, but not a lot of true collector’s pieces. And in an age of high-detail, high-end figures and collectibles being issued for the big game releases, it’s odd that some of the most enduring characters and franchises still haven’t gotten their due.

Until recently, of course, with the release of Metroid and Zelda items the likes of which we’ve been waiting for for far too long. Case in point:

The statue stands a whopping 17 inches tall and features Link on a rearing Epona, brandishing the Master Sword and looking exactly as awesome as you know he should.