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Pokémon Review: Pikachu

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In many ways I’ve been a Nintendo fanboy for a lot of my life. Sure, now I finally own a Wii, PS3 and Xbox360 but my time for videogames is minimal at best besides rocking out extensive on Rock Band 3. But when it comes down to my favorite video game series of all time, there’s no denying the charm of Super Smash Bros. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 11th, 2011 at 12:00 am

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Nintendo Super Mario Figures Review: Series 2

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With the first wave of the Super Mario figures actually being decent desk decorations, I figured the second wave would just be more of the same. And I was right.

Just like the first wave, this six pack contains all of the figures from the second wave in a single box set. And just like that wave, it includes Mario, Luigi, an ally and three enemies making for a decent balance of figures. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 5th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Nintendo Super Mario Figures Review: Series 1

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The only reason I got the Mario Party 6-pack of figures was because they were included for free when I picked up the other Super Mario figure sets. Thankfully, these second ones are much better. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 30th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Super Mario Party 6-Figure Set Review

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For all his swagger and fame, Mario seems to be oddly absent in the toy world. There have been a few figures here and there, but nothing super popular. But after stumbling across some miniature Mario figures at Toys “R” Us one day, I knew I had to pick up the set and see what they were about. So I checked online and discovered how ungodly expensive these little chunks of plastic are!

Now, as a purveyor of little chunks of plastic, I think I’m getting pretty good at determining if something is a value or not. But when companies start charging $6 for a single figure that feels like it should come out of a vending machine, I know something has gone very, very wrong in the collector world. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 23rd, 2011 at 12:00 am