It's Monday! And that means it's time for your weekly dose of all the great Gaming Memorabilia news from this past week.
This past week has seen an incredible run of Nendoroid pre-orders from the Good Smile Company. Between the 20th Anniversary of Pokémon, and the popularity of franchises like Overwatch and Persona, there's definitely no lack of figure announcements. There's also some great merch on the Street Fighter front as well, if that's more your style. And if your more of the 'outdoorsy' type, then there's a few wardrobe additions for you to enjoy. All that and more here in this week's Merchandise Monday!
Street Fighter II - Desktop Zangief Set
Tired of being stuck in the office instead of at home playing Street Fighter II? Well this 8-piece set should qual those frustrations when released in October; with Zangief joining your cubicle with a variety of different uses. A jewelry holder, a pen holder, a phone stand, and a phone charger holder; each molded after one of this Russian fighter's famous moves. And it doesn't stop there, each of those 4 poses comes in both a 1P and 2P color scheme.
Overwatch - Mercy (Classic Skin Edition) Nendoroid
Directly from the world-renowned multi-player game, Overwatch - comes this awesome new Nendoroid entry based on Mercy. Modeled after her classic design, this figure stands at the usual 10cm and runs at $45. Pre-orders for this one kicked off back on July 12 and run to August 23, with a scheduled retail store date of January 2018. Like with all Nendoroid figures, several accessories are included; such as 3 facial expressions, her cane, and a healing effect. Mercy joins the likes of Mei and Tracer in the Nendoroid lineup.
Super Mario Bros. - Shu Uemura make-up Collection
Calling all gamer girls: Shu Uemura's upcoming collection will do all of your retro dreams proud. The brand behind everyone's favorite eyelash curler has the most glorious range in the works, which pays homage to Super Mario Bros. So far, we've seen 6 items from the range, which includes 5 beauty products and 5 and a massive train case. Get a sneak peek at the entire lineup below, and find it in stores on November 1, just in time for holiday gifting season
Mortal Kombat - Noob Saibot SDCC 2017 Exclusive
More photos have been released for the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Exclusive – Mortal Kombat Noob Saibot Figure by Storm Collectibles. The 1/12 scale figure will be available at the Bluefin booth during SDCC 2017. The images give us out first look at how the decapitation blood effects work.
Air Jordan 4 "NES" Customs
After creating a pair of Air Jordan 4 "SNES US" customs with NBA Jam callouts, FreakerSNEAKS now returns with an equally impressive pair of 4s repping the Nintendo Entertainment System. Featuring the classic gaming system’s color palette of off-white, grey, black and red, this new creation honors classic titles like Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt on its tongues. In addition, details like the “Start” and “Select” buttons adorn the laces, a custom cartridge with Jordan’s Jumpman logo was made as a hangtag and pressable D-Pad, and “A/B” buttons are built into the heel.
Heroes of The Storm - Raynor, Sylvanas and Thrall (Neca Series 3)
Heroes of the Storm Series 3 by NECA will mark the final three figures released for the line. Included in the third and final wave are Thrall from World of Warcraft, Raynor from Starcraft and Sylvanas from World of Warcraft. The figures are available now from NECA’s Ebay and Amazon stores.
Persona 5 - Morgana NENDOROID
I'll be the first to admit that, aside from Digital Devil Saga: Megami Tensei I and II, I haven't played ANY of the other entries in the franchise. That said, the figures coming out look consistently awesome! In this case, straight from Persona 5 comes the Nendoroid entry of Morgana. Instead of the usual different facial expressions normally seen, this figure comes with 4 unique eye-pieces and 4 unique mouth-pieces, offering 16 different variations! It also comes along with a slingshot, a saber and the "All Out Attack" armchair and cigar.
Splatoon 2 - Croquis Square Sketch Pads
What better way to show off your artistic prowess than with a Splatoon 2 sketch pad! Available with with a Battle or Graffiti design, each of the spiral sketch pads has 100 pages and measures a bag or desk friendly 6.5” x 0.4” x 7.2”. Straight from San-Ei Co., Ltd. this is a great buy for when your kids are going back to school this Fall.
Fallout 4 - T-51 Power Armor Nuka Cola Armor Pack
A special armor pack for the Fallout 4 Power Armor Figures is now available to pre-order from ThreeZero . The Fallout 4: T-51 Power Armor – Nuka Cola Armor Pack works with all existing ThreeZero 1/6 scale Power Armor figures. The set includes the armor pieces only. It’s priced at $120 and includes free shipping and a free ThreeZero t-shirt.
Pokémon - Ash & Pikachu Nendoroid
Hard to believe that Pokémon is turning 20 years old; and in celebration, we're seeing a lot of big Pokémon news, including a new film. And from this film, of course comes merchandise! Good Smile Company presents Ash Ketchum along with his Pikachu. He includes 3 facial expresions, his removable cap, a Poké Ball and a lightning effect for Pikachu's attacks. This will also be Nendoroid's commemorative 800th figure.
Pokémon - Nendoroid More: Face Parts Case
With its semi-parody line up of Nendoroid More "Face Parts Case" figures, Good Smile Company presents it's newest edition - Pikachu! The famous electric-mouse Pokémon stands at 10cm tall and is modeled in pure ABS, rather than PVC. The point of this series is to use the faces of your other Nendoroids to make funny figure combinations, and it works! The price is about $12, or more interestingly 1,111 Yen; and was set out for pre-order last week on July 13. If you collect Nendoroids, this is a great addition to your shelves.
Nintendo NES Classic Hoodie
And yet another clothing item courtesy of Nintendo; is this classic NES-style Parker hoodie. Utilising the original colour pallet of the entertainment system, this slick greytone hoodie is ideal for those looking to show off their gaming pedigree. Featuring clean lines, body panelling, two front pockets and NES button detailing on the front, its elegant design will ensure it becomes an instant classic.
Street Fighter V - Akuma "Pop Culture Shock" Statue
On their Instagram and Facebook pages, Pop Culture Shock has been sharing preview photos for a new statue. The upcoming release is for a Street Fighter V – Akuma 1/4 Scale Statue. It sounds like the statue will debut during San Diego Comic-Con next week. Akuma stands atop a light up lava base and looks like there will be versions for a classic head sculpt and at least one with a modern head sculpt.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - The Art of wOLFENSTEIN
With Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus coming out this fall, fans can get an in-depth look at the design of the game with a new art book Having already produced The Art of Wolfenstein: The New Order, Dark Horse promises that The Art of Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus will be “overflowing with concept art, production material, and exclusive commentary from the creators of the newest entry in the epochal franchise.” The hardcover will hit shelves on Nov. 7, just a few short weeks after Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus’ Oct. 27 release date.
7th Dragon III Code: VFD - God-Hand (Chieri)
Straight from Sega's new 3DS role-playing game, this awesome 1/7 scale PVC figure is based off of a God-Hand. Ques Q is well known for their quality sculpts, and this entry is no exception. At 22.5cm and $140, this is a great one to pre-order for fans of the 7th Dragon franchise. And if that's you, you're in luck, as pre-orders went on sale July 14, 2017!
Super Mario Bros. - SDCC 2017 Exclusive World of Nintendo mini-figure 2-Pack
Entertainement Earth has teamed up with Jakks Pacific to release this really cool San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Exclusive World of Nintendo 8-Bit Super Mario and Princess Peach 2.5" Mini Figure Set. Each figure brings the unique aesthetics of Mario and Princess Peach as they originally appeared in Super Mario Bros. video game packaged in a unique retro-styled TV shaped box with an NES on top. This SDCC 2017 exclusive set is limited to just 3,000 pieces, and can be purchased at the Entertainment Earth booth #2343 or pre-ordered now online at EntertainmentEarth.com for $14.99.
UBIQ / CAPCOM Collection
As if the Air Jordan's above weren't enough, CAPCOM is releasing sneakers in collaboration with UBIQ based on 4 of their most famous franchises. The designs include the immensely popular “Monster Hunter”, “Mega Man”, “Street Fighter II”, and “Ghosts ‘n Goblins”. Seems like since last years Nintendo x Vans lineup, all the big gaming companies are bustin' their way into the shoe industry.
Kingdom Hearts III - SorA Guardian Form (Bring Arts Figure)
The Guardian Form version of Sora, the protagonist of KINGDOM HEARTS III, is now available in the Bring Arts figure series as an event and online store exclusive item! Even though this figure stands at only six inches tall, with detailed paintwork and contrast of colors this figure faithfully recreates Sora’s appearance with high fidelity to the in-game graphics. The figure also comes with various interchangeable parts, including hand pieces with different poses, facial pieces, and a new, exclusive Keyblade, creating a voluminous set of accessories.
So that about wraps it up for this past week, folks. With a ton of collaborations in the works, and some top-tier figures to go along with them, this has been another awesome week in the world of gaming memorabilia.
Are you gonna try to pick up the Nuka Cola armor set for your Power Armor figures? What are your thoughts on the new idea of "Face Parts Cases" from Good Smile Company? Would you be caught in the office with Zangief accessories around your cubicle? Looking forward to hearing for you on all this and more over in the Cartridge Club forums!
Until next week guys, keep on gaming!