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Well, we just moved to a new house and just got a new bookshelf, too. So since I forgot to draw anything for Kirby’s 22nd Anniversary yesterday, I thought it wouldn’t hurt to show you guys my current Kirby Collection so far.

…I know it’s not the best Kirby Collection on Tumblr (trust me, clariecandy and [I think] torkirby have more Kirby items than I can afford to buy!) , but it’s all I could collect so far with the kind of allowance and gift-receiving that I got for a while.

Not shown above: Kirby of the Stars Slippers, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby’s Dream Collection, Kirby’s Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Right Back At Ya - Volumes 1 & 2, Kirby’s 20th Anniversary Trading/Outline Cards + Gum + Sticker sets, and three Kirby Shirts (two with a gray background, one with a cyan blue background).

Whew, lots of announcements in a Direct that was supposed to be mainly Splatoon 2 and Arms! So here’s my usual chronological list of all the release dates of everything in the Direct.

Today

  • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe (3DS eShop)
  • Bye-Bye Boxboy! (3DS eShop)
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris demo (Switch eShop)

Tomorrow

  • Samurai Showdown IV Amakusa’s Revenge (Switch eShop)

April

  • 25th - Puyo Puyo Tetris (Switch)
  • 28th - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)

May

  • 11th - Minecraft (Switch eShop)
  • 19th - Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (3DS)
  • 19th - Standalone Switch dock
  • 23rd - Disgaea 5 Complete (Switch)
  • 26th - Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Switch)

June

  • 16th - Arms (Switch)
  • 16th - Neon Yellow Joy-Cons
  • 16th - Joy-Con battery packs
  • 23rd - Ever Oasis (3DS)
  • 23rd - 3 new Link amiibo
  • 27th - RPG Maker Fes (3DS eShop)

July

  • 21st - amiibo for Cloud, Corrin and Bayonetta
  • 21st - Splatoon 2 (Switch) and 3 new Inkling amiibo
  • 25th - Fate/Extella (Switch)
  • 28th - Hey! Pikmin (3DS) and Pikmin amiibo

Summer

  • Kirby’s Blowout Blast (3DS eShop)
  • Sonic Mania (Switch)
  • Project Mekuru (Switch eShop)
  • Sine Mora EX (Switch eShop)
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar (Switch eShop)
  • Namco Museum (Switch eShop)

August

  • 29th - Culdcept Revolt (3DS)

Fall

  • Monster Hunter Stories (3DS)
  • Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters (3DS)
  • Monopoly (Switch)

Holiday

  • Unknown Kirby multiplayer action game (3DS)
  • Sonic Forces (Switch)

2017

  • Miitopia (3DS)
  • Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition (Switch)
  • Payday 2 (Switch)

TBA

  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia DLC (3DS eShop)
  • Neo Geo classic games (Switch eShop)
  • Minecraft physical release (Switch)
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Thor: Ragnarok Teaser Trailer Streamed

Marvel Entertainment has posted the first teaser for Thor: Ragnarok on their official Youtube channel. The trailer features a look at the film’s story and it seems it’s going to be a crazy ride.

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World of Nintendo 4″ “Error Version” Inkling Boy

World of Nintendo finally gave us a 4″ scale Inkling figure and it does not disappoint! (aside from some minor gripes) Fully articulated with the odd exception being the head having any up/down range, He can get into a great many poses!

Let me first get out of the way that this is the possibly-rushed out first run. The Inkling’s packing the wrong color ink in his pack and Splattershot! This has been confirmed changed to blue for all but the very first shipments, so that’s great and a relatively quick catch!

The figure itself is just about everything it should be, the sculpt is 100% on point- maybe even Jakks Pacific’s best so far! He looks as if he stepped out of the game! The paint work leaves a little more to be desired. The shoes are great, but he’s missing detail on his shirt tag, pack straps and most notably is “tentacle tie” and ink pack. It shouldn’t be too hard to add some detail if you really want and it’s possible it’s already fixed like the ink color (the pic I saw was too small to tell) You may also notice my Inkling is perpetually looking upward. His pupils are also lowered in the new version, but I’ll be glad to have both for a little variety!

The gripe I have that doesn’t have an apparent solution is the size of the Splattershot accessory. We arguably have three scales of Splatoon figures so far and 4″ Inkling’s weapon of choice not only doesn’t match up with him, it’s smaller than even the amiibo’s perfectly scaled gun. It actually most closely matches the 2.5″ Squid in size. Jakks may have seen relative newcomer Splatoon as a risky choice for a full sized figure and didn’t want to go the route I’d suggest- making a Splat Bomb as the “accessory” and having a larger Gun as a pack-in like Link’s Swords/Sheaths. I really hope they decide to make this jump in future releases (for Inkling Girl and repaints) because this is one sad Splattershot folks. I’m hoping to undertake a custom N-Zap for now because he has to hold something!

Since Inklings have never been seen with other Nintendo Characters (And Smash DLC sadly didn’t work out) We can only assume this figure scales well with our other characters. I think it looks great and he’ll go on my Smash Shelf anyway. I’ll just call it foreshadowing…

Who’s ready for the new challengers in Super Smash Brothers for Wii U and 3DS? It looks like Samus, Link, Pit, and Kirby are excited for Wii Fit Trainer. Who are you most looking forward to playing with?

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