MarioKart 8 RC

mariokartOver the weekend I had a White Elephant party with my cousins and one of the cool gifts was this Jakks Pacific World of Nintendo MarioKart 8 Mini Anti-Gravity R/C Racer.  Who has time in this social media ADD era to build R/C cars like those Tamiya models?  This cute MarioKart 8 R/C package is truly plug and play,  Just open the item, put the batteries in, turn the R/C & remote on and you are good to go!  The MarioKart 8 speeds around the house pretty fast with good range.  Old kids and young kids will have fun with this.

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Custom Old School Nintendo-Style Action Figures

The 1980s was a heyday for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and what if they had action figures made.  This is what it would look like!

deathbytoysnintendostyleToy fanatic Dan Polydoris aka Death by Toys makes these custom 1980s Nintendo-style action figures and packaging.  It’s like Super 7/Funko ReAction line-up.

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Super Mario Checkers & Tic Tac Toe Boardgame

supermariocheckers00I do not play chess at all, but I know how to play checkers and tic tac toe board games.  From USAopoly comes the Super Mario Checkers and Tic Tac Toe games.  Fun for 2 players, ages 6 and up.

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Figma Samus Aran Figure!

gscseamus01Another cool looking Samus Aran figure version from Figma coming in December 2016.  From the hit Nintendo video game Metroid series comes the Samus Aran Zero Suit Version.  The action figure sculpt was designed by Max Factory (Masanori Kuroda, Masu).  The articulated figure stands around 5.5″ tall and comes with a display stand.

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The Vans x Nintendo Collection

vansxnintendocollectionThe Vans x Nintendo Collection has just dropped into retail and Vans online.  Nintendo fans will enjoy a variety of apparel and accessories like hoodies, shoes, backpacks, shirts and socks.  Prices range from $12.00USD and up to $75.00USD.

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The Nintendo Zapper Glock Gun

nintendozapperglockIf you remember the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System and the Zapper gun accessory from 1980s, well this Zapper is a real-life gun.  Texas gun company Precision Syndicate, LLC specializes in customizing weapons like this Nintendo Zapper made from a Glock gun.

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Pokémon is Twenty Years Old!

pokemoncnn Wow!  Pokémon turns 20 years old.  CNN interviews Pokémon Director Junichi Masuda about how Pokémon was created and memories of just a small staff of 8 people to make the game.  Junichi also talks about the rise and popularity of the video game.

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Metroid: The Sky Calls by Rainfall Films

metroidjessiscachobotWhen you take a 15-minute break from your workstation today, check out this short fan-film by Rainfall Films.  If you’re fan of Metroid and Nintendo in general, this will get your geeky blood pumping.  This Metroid fan film is a re-imagining of what it would look like if it was a live-action film starring Jessica Chobot and directed by Sam Balcomb.

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Fox McCloud by Jakks Pacific

foxmccloudactionfigureOver the years, Jakks Pacific’ World of Nintendo 4″ action figure line-up has proven popular and besides making just Mario-universe characters, the Wave 3 series features fighter pilot Fox McCloud.  The neat 4″ figure solid details, paint job, 12 points of articulation, and a small version of his ship.  Here’s hoping for more characters an maybe vehicles from Starfox.

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Play Zelda on a Monopoly Board Game

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Play Zelda not on a Nintendo console, but on a game board this time.  From USAopoly, this is The Legend of Zelda Monopoly game.  This Monopoly version is all for Zelda fans.

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Beams x New Era = Pikachu Hat Collection

beamsxpikachuhatsPokemon fans will enjoy this mini-capsule hat collab collection by BEAMS and New Era.  Japanese retailer BEAMS teams up with New Era to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Pokemon with cute and geeky Pikachu Fitted Hat Collection.

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The Legend of Zelda Collector’s Puzzle

zeldapuzzleboxcoverI admit I haven’t touch a puzzle of any kind since I was like 8 years-old.  I think frustration and irritation were part of the problem.  I’m wiser now, so I think I might enjoy building a puzzle like this, since I’m also a big Zelda-fan.  This is USAopoly’s The Legend of Zelda Collector’s Puzzle featuring 550 pieces.  The 18×24″ puzzle maybe only picture of a map, but true Zelda-fans will geek out over the significance of this Zelda map puzzle.

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DIY Life-Size Princess Zelda

DIYZeldaCoverInstead of buying an expensive Princess Zelda statue or pricey action figure, why not build your own life-size Princess Zelda figure.  And that’s why Deviant Art member minidelirium did.  Okay, she’s a big fan of Nintendo, but also a really good papercrafter.  The Princess Zelda stands 5’6″ and over 220-plus hours was spent making this!

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The NES Power Glove Re-invented for Animation

powergloveIf you’re an 1980’s kid, then you probably remember the 8-bit video game system – the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).  The NES was selling like hot cakes and had many peripherals, like the NES Power Glove.  The long but forgotten device gets a new use by animator Dillon Markey.

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The World of Mario from Jakks Pacific

 

mariocoverdeluxeIf you ever wanted to build your own little Mario video game playset diorama, then you can build it with this Micro line from Jakks Pacific.  Jakks Pacific has had the Nintendo license for many years and have been making cool World of Nintendo action figures, plush dolls and other toys.

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Battle Ready Pikachu!

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If you’re a Pokemon fan like many of my younger cousins, then this Tomy Battle Ready Pikachu is ready for action.  This Pikachu shoots out foam discs with a press of a button and various electronic sounds.  The cool thing, it includes 3 AAA batteries.

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Supersize Me Mario!

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Super Mario fans will enjoy this 20″ plastic giant toy from Jakks Pacific, the World of Nintendo Super Mario Big Figure.  Jakks Pacific with Nintendo license has made several 4″-6″ World of Nintendo action figures, and now this 20″ version Mario takes the cake.

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Figma Samus Aran (Metroid)

figmametroid00From the Japanese toy manufacture Good Smile Company comes the Figma Metroid Samus Aran action figure.  The pose-able and articulate 6″ figure comes with a stand and various accessories.

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Japan: Mario Kart in Harajuku

akibakartDo you play Mario Kart?  If so, did you ever wish you can dress up like a character from Mario Kart and drive a real Mario Kart on the streets?  Well, now you can.  First you must have an international drivers license and hop on a plane to Tokyo, Japan.  After that, you can check out Akibakart.  You can rent these Mario Kart-like go-carts and ride along the streets of Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan.

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Super Mario Kart for Toddlers

mariokart 00Too bad this fresh looking designed Super Mario Kart vehicle by Creative Cedar Designs is only for little kids.  Drats, I would buy this myself!

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Zero Suit: Metroid – Other M

metroid mThe coolest bounty hunter from Nintendo world is Samus Aran and even though this is just a figurine with no-articulation this figure looks stunning.  This figure stands 8.5″ tall and the Zero Suit is from Metroid: Other M.  Also included is Baby Metroid and weapon.

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Pokemon XY Review

PokemonY-1I have been playing the Pokemon games since Red/Blue. I bought the new Pokemon game (Pokemon Y) that recently came out for the 3DS, and I’ve been enjoying it to no end. I’ve been stuck on the “Wonder Trade” section of this game, helping me trade for the other starters in the game. Wonder Trade is a function in the game that lets you trade away any Pokemon you don’t want for another to anybody around the world. You won’t know what Pokemon you will be getting though so it is a bit of a risk. You might give away a level 50 Pikachu and receive a level 3 Caterpie. However, if you don’t want go sit through all the random trades to get what you want, you can always try GTS (Global Trade Station). GTS lets you choose which Pokemon you are looking for and see if anybody is trading it, provided you have Pokemon they want to trade for. The only thing that’s not great about GTS is getting the message “A communication error has occurred”, which forces you to end the game and restart it. Just be ready to get that message over and over.

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Nintendo 2DS Review

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I bought the Nintendo 2DS last Monday so that I can play the new Pokemon game. Since I didn’t already have a 3DS, I thought that the new 2DS would be a good buy. It doesn’t have the 3D feature in it which was fine with me because I never liked it to begin with; it always got me dizzy. Without the 3D I had thought that the battery life would also be a lot better. I was wrong on that. The battery doesn’t last that long. My original DS probably had a better battery life than the 2DS. For a portable console, it may not last too long if you’re out and about. Playing with it connected to the charger will probably be your best bet while you play.

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Travel Boy Carry On Luggage

travel gear 01Travel in geek-style with this retro gaming inspired Travel Boy Carry On Luggage.

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Geek Coolness: Etch-A-Sketch Art by Jane Labowitch

This young artist Jane Labowitch is a super duper Etch-A-Sketch pro.  You really have to check her Facebook and Flickr page for more amazing Etch-A-Sketch art and her latest updates.

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