For many children of the 80’s and 90’s, Toys ‘R Us has been dead since they canned that old video game purchasing ticket system years ago, but now it’s official. I’m sure you’re all familiar with the news that TRU is currently on their last legs and stores are closing all over the country. Since I live in San Francisco, this doesn’t really affect my day to day at all as there hasn’t been a city location for who knows how long. But it did feel like like rounding up my good buddy @theminimateproject and heading down to the South Bay for one final shopping trip was the right thing to do. There wasn’t any real endgame in mind other than I wanted to to buy something, it of course had to be Nintendo related, and I needed to keep my shit together in front of the cashier when paying for it. The photoblog which you are about to read is an account of the tragedy which befell this long lasting toy store chain. It is all the more tragic in that I had to travel about 50 miles to get to the nearest one. The events of that day were to lead to the last Nintendo product this dork will ever own a Toys ‘R Us receipt for.
Let’s go shopping!
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Dammit, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime: Corruption. Why can’t you two be more like the first Metroid Prime? Y’know, a perfect blend of action/atmosphere and possibly the best example of first person platforming ever. Today’s musical selection is indeed pulled from that initial installment and falls more into the “Wintery” category than a holiday one. Wonderfully atmospheric, I’m pretty sure the temperature in your house will drop about ten degrees when you play it. Let’s have a looksie!
Click Here to Open Door #7!
Take that, aftermarket! This September will see the re-release of several items that were gone before I even knew they were available and one I slept on a bit too long. Last year Japanese toy maker Max Factory put out two figures in its poseable Figma line that were based on Nintendo characters: Link, as depicted in Skyward Sword, and Samus Aran, sporting her look from Metroid: Other M. They also put out a non-poseable Zero Suit Samus figure that comes with a tiny Metroid, making 2012 a virtual deluge for Metroid merchandise compared to most. Fans took notice and snapped up preorders from import toy stores weeks before many even knew about the figures, but now the Slowpokes and non-importers among us will get a shot as this run is apparently also shipping directly to US hobby retailers. Preorders are open now for the September reissue of all three figures, with the two Figmas going for about $40 and Zero Suit
WaluigiSamus setting you back about $80.
Believe me, the temptation to leave this post completely blank was pretty strong because HONESTLY what more do you need to know beyond that headline? If any of you require someone to explain, let alone sell you on downloading this 16-bit classic that regularly frequents top games of all time lists then clearly you’ve hit this site by accident. Assuming this is the case, I wonder what it was exactly you were google searching for? I bet it had something to do with aliens, robots and naked ladies didn’t it you dirty perv. Actually now that I think about it that’s not the worst combo in the world. Late at night, my imagination has come up with some pretty gnarly shi-oh WHOA, excuse me. I forgot what we were talking about there for a second. Here, have a look below at the trailer for the one, the only Super Metroid: Now available wherever the Wii U Virtual Console and internet access is available.
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