NES Classic Hoodie Available For Preorder | Nintendaily

NES Classic Hoodie Available For Preorder

If you’ve got a hankering to show off you old-school Nintendo love in public, Merchoid’s got you covered with the NES Classic Hoodie.

The video game merchandise specialist has starting accepting presales for this retro-style hoodie, ready to be shipped for September. Including shipping, the hoodie costs $54.99 / €54.99 / £44.99.

Featuring the NES’s classic grey colour pallet, the NES Classic Hoodie sports “clean lines, body paneling, two front pockets and NES button detailing on the front”.

Speaking about the NES Clasic Hoodie, Merchoid’s community manger Jessica Adams said the following:

Re-enter an 8-bit 80s wonderland, where Mario is king, gloves are controllers and some of the best gaming experiences are a cartridge push away. And what better way to embrace your 80s nostalgia than representing your favorite console in one stylish hoodie? Now you’re playing with power!

While the NES Classic Hoodie won’t quite make up for the discontinuation of the NES Mini Edition, it nonetheless is a pretty nifty bit of kit – especially when paired with a Nintendo Power Glove.

Orders can be made here, although be aware stock is limited.

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ARMS Pencil Toppers Appear on Play Nintendo

If you can’t get enough of the Nintendo’s newly released ARMS, then you might get a kick (or, um a punch) out of these ARMS pencil toppers.

Freshly appearing on Play Nintendo, these papercraft treats can simply be downloaded, printed off, cut out, then attached to the writing implement of your choice. The ARMS pencil toppers come in a variety of forms, including Spring Man’s Tribolt, Ribbon Girl’s Popper, and Mechanica’s Revolver.

Depending on your age, occupation, and temperament of you fellow students/colleagues, we imagine using these in public will earn you various amounts of street cred, ranging from “cool, what are they?” to “grab your things, you’re fired”. Still, if ARMS is your thing, what better way to express your love of the franchise? (other than buying and playing the game of course).

Not to mention the fact that these ARMS pencil toppers are a heck of a lot easier to get hold of compared to Japan’s Mario stamps

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Hallmark Planning Super Mario Christmas Ornaments

Mario and friends will be gracing Christmas trees across the world thanks to Hallmark’s set of Super Mario Christmas ornaments.

The greeting card and keepsake company announced late last year they were partnering with Nintendo to bring special Super Mario Christmas ornaments to stores. Now some rather nifty looking Mario and Yoshi ornaments have just arrived on the Hallmarks website. Mario will be available in stores 15 July, and Yoshi 7 October.

Hallmarks say a Luigi ornament will also be available in October.

The ornaments costs $15.95. The site description for the Mario ornament says this:

“Power up with Mario! This fun Christmas ornament features the Nintendo video game legend whose adventures in Mushroom Kingdom have captivated kids, teens and adults for decades. Wearing his signature red hat and shirt with blue plumber’s overalls, the star of Super Mario Bros.™ is ready for his place of honor on your tree. Coordinating Yoshi ornament sold separately. Learn more about Keepsake Ornaments.

 

• Christmas tree ornament
• Dated 2017 in copyright
• Pre-packaged for easy gift giving, preservation and storage
• 1.2″ W x 3.7″ H x 1.5”
• Coordinating Yoshi ornament sold separately”

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Say what you like about Hallmark, but I actually think the ornaments look nicely detailed, with seams on Mario’s overalls and little nubs on his gloves. Now all we need is a Power Star for the top of the tree, and we’re all set for a Nintendo-red Christmas.

And if Super Mario Christmas ornaments aren’t you thing, there’s always the Mario postage stamps that were announced the other day.

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Super Mario Stamps Coming to Japan This June

Fans of old-fashioned snail mail are in for a treat in Japan, with the National Japanese Post issuing Super Mario stamps, celebrating the Italian plumber and his friends from the Mushroom Kingdom.

The Super Mario stamps will be available from 28 June and will cost ‎¥‎82 (56p). The stamps appear to be original work from Yoichi Kotabe, the artist who has been drawing Mario since the classic Super Mario Bros 3. The stamps portray not just Mario, but also Peach,  Luigi, Toad, and  Yoshi, all of whom are involved in various types of post-related shenanigans. For example, in one stamp Peach is writing a letter, and in another Toad is dressed up as postman and rushing to deliver letters – a concept that as far as I’m concerned needs to be turned into a game.

Those lucky enough to receive a letter with one of these stamps will also get a special Mario-themed postmark.

These Super Mario stamps are limited edition, and as Nintendo stamps tend to be worth a lot of money over time, they are likely to be snapped up quickly by fans and collectors alike. If you’re visiting Japan in June make sure to grab a few while you can.

Otherwise, you’ll have to make do with the Zelda chess set instead…

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Legend of Zelda Clue Board Game Collector’s Edition Preorders Announced

If you were a fan of Chess: The Legend of Zelda Collector’s Edition we reported the other day, you’re going to love this. Zelda: Legend of Zelda Clue Board Game Collector’s Edition is now officially available for preorder.

The announcement came from video game, movie and geek culture merchandise seller Merchoid, whose website says if you order Zelda: Legend of Zelda Clue Board Game Collector’s Edition now, it will be shipped 30 June 2017.

Although Zelda Clue is based on the classic whodunit board game, there are some vital differences: namely that instead of trying to find out who is the murderer, you’re instead trying to defeat the evil king Ganondorf, who has stolen the Triforce and is threatening to take over Hyrule.

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The product description reads that in The Legend of Zelda Clue Board Game Collector’s Edition, the dark lord Ganondorf has risen, and players need to find out who possesses the power to defeat him, what item is required to defeat him, and where in Hyrule he has established his hidden lair. Needless to say, in the attic with a lead pipe probably won’t be an option in this version.

The game features six classic Zelda items, including the Master Sword,  Great Fairy Bow, Megaton Hammer, and Bombchu. The full list of what is included is below:

  • Custom Game Board
  • 6 Metal Hero Movers: Master Sword, Fairy Bow, Megaton Hammer, Boomerang, Hookshot, Bombchu
  • 6 Personality Cards: Link, Impa, Nabooru, Zelda, Rauru. Darunia
  • 16 Boss Encounter Cards Custom
  • Score Pad
  • Custom Mystery Envelope
  • 2 Dice
  • Instructions

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From the look of the game board, the game map is based very loosely on Ocarina of Time, with a hub world leading to locations such as Gerudo Fortress and Kokiri Forest.

I can’t find the price of the item, possibly because I get a large message where the buy now button should be telling me they can’t ship to the UK (boo!), but if it is less than $100 I’ll be shocked. There’s only a handful of preorders left, so be sure to grab yours quick!

Needless to say, Zelda: Legend of Zelda Clue Board Game Collector’s Edition is fully licensed by Nintendo.

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Super Mario Happy Meal Toys Available at McDonald's | Nintendaily

Super Mario Happy Meal Toys Available at McDonald’s

If you’re a Nintendo fan in the US then you’re in luck. From today Super Mario Happy Meal toys are available for anyone who buys a Happy Meal from McDonald’s.

Eight figurines in total are available to collect, including Mario, Yoshi, Bowser, Peach, Luigi, a green mushroom, a red shell, and invincible Mario. None of them quite have amiibo charm or functionality, but they do at least have a ‘special function’ – for example, invincible Mario lights up.

If you’re thinking the choice of characters is a bit esoteric, the reason is they were chosen was because they all feature in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (apart from the green mushroom strangely enough), which will release 28 April. The promotions mirror a similar one McDonald’s ran back in 2014, around the release of the original Mario Kart 8.

If any of this sounds familiar, that’s because Nintendo have a long history of teaming up with the Golden Arches – check out this ad from the Nintendo, when Nintendo wanted to Promote Super Maro Bros 3

If you live in the UK, you may have noticed that Nintendo were doing a Happy Meal promotion back in January. Interestingly many of the figurines are the same, except for the mushroom and invincible Mario swapped out for a piranha plant and a figure of Mario sitting on a brown chair.

The internet has speculated that it looks like Mario is on the toilet in this particular toy. I’ll just leave this photo below and let you decide.

The Super Mario Happy Meal toys will be available until 22 May.

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Chess: The Legend of Zelda Collector’s Edition | Nintendaily

Chess: The Legend of Zelda Collector’s Edition Available

What with the Nintendo Switch and Zelda: Breath of the Wild breaking all sales records this week, now is a great time to indulge in a little unrestrained Nintendo fandom – and how better way to start than with Chess: The Legend of Zelda Collector’s Edition?

The set comes with 32 premium vinyl pieces depicting characters from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time universe, including Link, Zelda, Ganondorf and Twinrova as kings and queens, Navi and Deku Scrubs as pawns, and (who else?) Epona as a knight. Figures also include Impa, Armos, Iron Knuckles, Ganon’s Phantom Knight, and Darunia.

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It also comes with premium styled window packaging with a magnetic front closure, so even if you can’t play chess, you can still put the set on display. The site description reads as follows:

The Legend of Zelda Chess set features prominent hero and villain characters from The Ocarina of Time and pits them against each other in a battle of wits and good vs. evil!

As a fan of both Zelda and chess, I can’t help but be a little tempted. And I can’t deny the detail on the pieces are great, especially Ganondorf and the black set  (although Navi does look strangely like a Golden Snitch.)

Chess: The Legend of Zelda Collector’s Edition is being sold on USAoply, and at $79.95 it isn’t cheap. If you buy from Amazon you can get it for 17% off, but that’s still pretty steep – even more so if you’re in the UK, as you’ll have to pay to get it shipped.

Nevertheless, if you’re a diehard fan I’m sure the price won’t be an issue. If it is too much, I’ll just leave these photos here for you to salivate over.

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