“I’m a-Luigi, number one!” New Nintendo playset from S.H. Figuarts

Mario seems to get all of the attention at times. His bright red garb and lovably pudgy form have inspired waves of nostalgia and fondness in more than one generation of gamers. But what about his green-outfitted counterpart, the swift and quirky Luigi? Tamashii Nations/S.H. Figuarts totally get that this world needs an equal dose of Luigi as it does Mario, and they’ve knocked it out of the park with this new playset.

Complete with brick block and red shell accessories, the four-inch Luigi figure also comes with interchangeable hand parts to hold the shell. An exclusive display stand with support arms allows the Big L to be displayed as he deserves to be. Precise articulation allows him to be used to recreate scenes with the S.H. Figuarts Mario, also available on CmdStore.com.

Jumping into warp tubes, smashing Goombas, taking names.

Jumping into warp tubes, smashing Goombas, taking names.

“Li’l Gotham” series adds adorability factor to Batman franchise lineup

The adjective “cute” might not be your go-to when it comes to describing the highly complex, stood-the-test-of-time urban heroes of Gotham City. But all of that is about to change. Here, inspired by the art of Dustin Nguyen, comes the first offering in the “Li’l Gotham” 4-inch series. Add this tiny, chubby Batman to your collection to provoke a smile or two from your guests. And yourself, too.

What a cutie.

What a cutie.

It’s Luigi!

“I wanna be a great plumber like my brother, Mario,” the green-clad 16-bit favorite once uttered. But we say, Luigi, you’re just wonderful all by yourself. Celebrate one-half of the dynamic princess-saving duo with this red pipe playset from high-end toymakers S.H. Figuarts.

You can use the figurine and included accessories to re-create iconic scenes from Luigi’s video-game adventures. The playset includes a red pipe, pipe adjustment parts, Buzzy Beetle, Piranha Plant, coin and coin stand. We have Tamashii Nations to thank for bringing us this deluxe 4-inch figure for shipment in February 2015. Put your name down for one today if you think you might need a brightly-colored pick-me-up in the dead of winter!

Mustache idol.

Mustache idol.

PLAYMAKERS: Series 2

Alex Rodriguez is just one of many MLB Playmakers from McFarlane’s collection of 4-inch figures. Part of the second series, he joins Stephen Strasburg, Johan Santana, Joe Mauer, Andre Ethier, Derek Jeter, Albert Pujols, Kevin Youkilis, Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay. For years, McFarlane has been producing the best of the best sports figures and these are definitely no exception. Despite their small size, they are brilliantly detailed, boast absolutely awesome likenesses and make a great addition to the display shelf of any sports fan!