14 new Minecraft Funko Pop! Figures will be available starting this February. One of the newest video game franchises to be added to the Funko lineup, the series will feature figures of notable characters from the game, such as Steve, Alex, Skeleton, Creeper and Ocelot.
Many of the figures will be exclusive to stores that have recently struggled with sales and attracting foot traffic, such as GameStop and Toys R Us.
Released in 2011, and owned by Microsoft since 2014, the game has sold more than 27 million copies since its launch.
October will see the release of a massive 3340 piece Mega Bloks Halo Signature Series set, the Covenant Scarab. The set will be available at Toys R Us but whether it will be exclusive to the store is still yet unknown. The Covenant Scarab will be joining other high piece count Mega Blok Set releases such as the Forward Unto Dawn and the UNSC Mammoth.
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The latest set in the LEGO Minecraft lineup is now available. LEGO Minecraft The End features 440 pieces and is priced at $34.99. In addition, the set also features two new Micromobs: Endermen & Ender Drago.
LEGO Minecraft The End (21107)
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Two new Minecraft themed sets may be on their way, thanks to the success of the original LEGO CUUSOO project released last year. The new sets appear to be tentatively titled 21105 Minecraft II and 21106 Minecraft III and will likely follow in the the footsteps of the first LEGO CUUSOO Minecraft set, which turned out be a smashing success even leading to a second production run. Minecraft has been one of the most successful video game titles in recent memory selling more than 20 million units since its release.
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A Skylanders: Giants figure will soon be a part of every Happy Meal thanks to a new Promotion at McDonald’s. Nine different characters: Jet-vac, Ignitor, Crusher, Chop Chop, Tree Rex, Spyro, Grill Grunt, Drobot, and Kaos (pictured above from left to right) will be part of the lineup of figures. The promotion is set to begin this Friday, April the 12th, at McDonald’s Restaurants in North America. In addition, each Happy Meal will also feature a $10 coupon for a Skylanders: Giants figures starter pack.
The Skylander’s franchise is best known for featuring game play where physical toys, used with a special portal, are brought to life on-screen. But, the figures that are part of the McDonald’s promotion will not be compatible with the Skylanders: Giants video game.
Source: McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys, USA Today
Paper Mario will soon see him and his friends depicted in fabric thanks to a new line of towels and cushions from Japanese firm AM Keihin. Five different towels, depicting Mario (two different styles) , Bowser, Mr. Toad, and Bowser Junior, will be part of the line, each measuring nearly 7 inches long (pictured above). Read More »
Best known as the protagonist of The Legend Of Zelda video game, Link will soon be the newest addition to Medicom’s Real Action Heroes line. The figure of Link will be 30 cm tall, roughly about 1/6th scale, and will feature clothing made out of real cloth as well as an array of accessories, such as the Master Sword and Hylian Shield. Also included are a bow, a beetle grip and a swappable head that features Link’s “battle” face. Based on the version of Link seen in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, pre-orders for the figure are set to begin on March 24th. The figure of Link will be released in November and will feature a price of roughly $220.
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As part of its new Mario Kart 7 line Tomica will be releasing a pair of circuit playsets inspired by the 3DS racing title. One of the new playsets is the Tomica Mario Kart 7 GOGO! Circuit (pictured above). The circuit is powered by two AAA batteries, which allow for the recently released Karts from the game to race around the track while a “gravel gimmick” makes the patch of each vehicle unpredictable. Read More »
Tomica has released a new assortment of model cars from the popular Nintendo 3DS title Mario Kart 7 featuring Mario, Toad, Luigi and Yoshi. Two kart varieties are available for each character, standard and Bumble V, with both vehicles featuring a removable kite. The model karts are due out in the middle of March and will be priced at roughly $8 each. Released in late 2011, Mario Kart 7 has sold more than 4.5 million copies and is the second best selling 3DS title behind Super Mario 3D Land.
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While Mario is best recognized in his usual plumber attire, Nintendo’s lovable character also tends to gain power-ups that grant him new abilities and sometimes even change his appearance. In the WiiU launch title, New Super Mario Bros. U, Mario turns into a Flying Squirrel upon eating a Super Acorn, which provided inspiration for a new plush figure (pictured above). The Flying Squirrel Mario Plush will be available in two sizes; medium and large. The medium plush measures nearly 15 inches tall and is priced at about $30 while the small plush measures 9.5 inches and is priced at roughly $17.50.
Source: Game Watch