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Jun 14, 2013 0

Encore! Samus, Link, and Mega Man merch getting a second run

Three dolls, and two books in one

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.

But wait, what about Mega Man?

May 15, 2013 0

ATTN Wii U Owners: For 30 Cents, Super Metroid Can Now Be Played on the Crapper!

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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