If you know your Japanese video games as well as you know your favorite freckle constellation, then you’ll also probably know that a collaboration between Capcom’s Mega Man, S.H. Figuarts and Tamashii Nations is something to get excited about! First released for NES in 1987, Mega Man and all of its permutations have been delighting collectors as nostalgic icons for almost 30 years.
And here, the famed protagonist Zero leaps and bounds in from the Mega Man Zero series, originally released for Game Boy Advance in the early 2000s. First appearing in Mega Man X, Zero is outfitted with a complete collection of epic weapon accessories that come right from the series itself. Recreate favorite sequences with the ever-ready Z-Saber, the laser pistol Buster Shot or the lance-like Triple Rod. And he comes with even more true-to-aesthetic accessories, like a defense shield, as well as one interchangeable expression part and three additional hand parts. Wow! You can’t miss out.
Zero is all hero.
Okay, so apparently Charles Martinet (the voice of Mario, Luigi, and other characters from the Nintendo franchise) has an Instagram account where he carries around action figures and does voice-overs for their real-time adventures. And we can’t stop chuckling.
In what could arguably be the most awesome crossover battle ever, Mario sees himself confronting none other than Darth Vader. And he doesn’t stop there — Mario and Luigi consort each other over a boiling pot of soup, encounter horses on the beach that they mistakenly identify as cows and become replacement juggling balls for a street performer.
Follow our man Charles here and let the hilarity ensue.
So what do these three things have in common? Recall cherished memories of third- and fourth-generation gaming consoles like the NES with this brand-new wave of figurines inspired by the Super Mario and Donkey Kong franchises! From Jakks Pacific comes the World of Nintendo series, and they’ve stocked their lineup with a bevy of adored characters. From Mario to Yoshi to Kong, these figures range in size from 2 to 6 inches. Wave one will be available for shipping as soon as November, so preorder now!
Still beaming that same smile after all these years. Mario, you’re a gem.
“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!
At last, Tamashii Nations is proud to introduce the world’s first advanced articulated figure of Super Mario! S.H.Figuarts advanced articulation allows for precise posing to bring the intense video game action to your fingertips. The S.H.Figuarts Mario set features a “? Block,” coin, coin stand, and super mushroom. Separately sold diorama play sets allow you to expand your Mario world!
The newest addition to Nintendo’s popular Metroid series, comes a figma of the main character, Samus Aran! Using the smooth yet poseable joints of figma, you can act out a variety of different scenes. A flexible plastic is used which allows proportions to be kept without compromising posability. Various extras are included, such as the popular “Morph Ball,” two different beam effects, and a different part to pose her shooting missiles. She comes five different hand parts for her left hand, including an open hand, a gripped close hand and the famous “thumbs-up” hand. A poseable figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.
One of the most iconic villains in video game history, GANONDORF finally arrives from Nintendo and First 4. Standing an impressive 23 inches tall, he’s an awe-inspiring statue cast in polystone and hand finished and painted. He features an incredibly detailed authentic hand-tailored fabric cape featuring wires that allow for awesome poseability. But forget that… just look at him.
He’s a UK import and his design reflects his look in Twilight Princess.