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Samus Edition New 3DS XL coming next month ⊟ 

This prestigious-looking model ships out to select retailers in North America, Europe, and Japan on September 15 with Metroid: Samus Returns, the 3DS 2.5D remake for Game Boy classic Metroid 2. The Polygon-esque patterned hardware will sell for $199.99, but it won’t include the game.

BUY Metroid: Samus Returns
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition bundle revealed for North America

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is receiving a Limited Edition Bundle in North America, Nintendo has announced. Along with a copy of the game, it includes a hardcover Valentia Artbook, Sound Selection CD, Pin Set depicting characters Alm, Celica and Marth, and and a reversible cover sheet that looks like the packaging for the original Famicom game this new one is based on.

The Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition bundle will be sold at select retailers for $59.99. It will be available on May 19.

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Visvim AW16 SENSE Magazine Preview

As usual, Japanese SENSE Magazine previews the upcoming collection from Visvim through a curated editorial, this time around featuring some flat shots highlights along with looks. Enjoy the small glimpse above and keep an eye out for the first drops at selected retailers.

Pikachu sports Ash’s iconic hat on Pokémon TCG cards and as a special plush available at select retailers. To celebrate the release of the 20th Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, the company has partnered with select retailers to bring fans a fantastic new plush and cool Pokémon Trading Card Game goodies.

Starting November 8th, 2017, Pokémon devotees will receive a pack of three random Ash’s Pikachu promo cards for each $25 spent on Pokémon TCG products (tax and shipping not included). In all, there are six different promo cards to collect! This Pokémon TCG promotion will be offered at the following retailers:

Online Only: PokemonCenter.com, Target.com, Toysrus.com, Toysrus.ca, Walmart.com, Walmart.ca

In Stores Only: GameStop, EB Australia, EB Canada

The Pikachu Wearing Trainer Hat Poké Plush appearing at select retailers. This plush of the beloved Pikachu is 16 inches tall and features a detachable version of Ash’s iconic hat that fits most teens and adults! You’ll find this adorable plush at the following retailers:

Online Only: PokemonCenter.com and Target.com

In Stores Only: Nintendo NY, Toys“R”Us, GameStop, EB Australia

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Drawing inspiration from his vibrant nature, the Daniel Lutheran endorsed Old Skool Pro reflects his contagious spirit and energetic skateboarding style.

In addition to Dan Lu’s colorway of the Old Skool Pro, Vans is releasing a personalized Style 112 Mid Pro, both available now at select Vans Pro Skate retailers. For more information or to find a Vans Pro Skate dealer near you, visit Vans.com/Skate.

Hugo Boss & design collective Karl Diebitsch and Walter Heck Unveil Their Second Drop for 1941 Fall/Winter 

How is zis velour so luxurious? 

By Arthur Autisimo · Dec 12, 1941 in Fashion ·

After teasing its latest collaboration the last few days, Boss, Diebitsch & Heck have unveiled their second Holiday 1941 drop. True to the brand’s form, Hugo Boss latest offering continues to explore classic ’30s sportswear from a strictly European perspective, translating essential 20th-century designs to give them a contemporary sensibility. The Diebitsch x Heck collaboration this time around includes a boiled wool greatcoat with patch pockets and the Metzingen based milspo imprint’s take on the visor cap. The cap features a Primeknit upper with woven panel details over a concealed sock-fit construction and welded translucent structural overlays. Accented by Dietitsch’s signature TPU logos and regalia and finished atop the Heck classic brim design with Torsion crown technology. (Belt with shoulder-strap not part of the drop.)


The Hugo Boss by Dietisch x Heck Fall/Winter 1941 second drop will be available at select retailers and via mail-order December 16.

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This Saturday Vans Pro Skate ArcAd unveils exclusive Pro Classics by Santa Cruz Skateboards, Designed by Japanese Artist Taka Hayashi.

Vans’ pinnacle performance skate offering, Vans Pro Skate ArcAd, returns with a special limited-edition release of Pro Classics by iconic skateboarding label, Santa Cruz Skateboards. Designed in collaboration with revered Japanese artist and Vault by Vans designer Taka Hayashi, the Vans Pro Skate ArcAd Santa Cruz x TH collection celebrates decades of classic design heritage to honor some of the most renowned skateboarding mottos and motifs of all time including Santa Cruz’s bold slogan, “Skateboarding Is Not A Crime.” Santa Cruz Skateboards remains a pioneer of the industry, having created the most cherished deck graphics in skateboarding history since the early 80s.

Blending Taka Hayashi’s meticulous craftsmanship of premium materials and bespoke embroidery detailing, the Santa Cruz Pro x TH Skate capsule showcases an Old Skool Pro ArcAd and Chukka Pro ArcAd in rich leather and suede iterations, highlighting original artwork by Hayashi and logos by Santa Cruz Skateboards.

Limited to 600 Pairs Globally at Select Vans Pro Skate Retailers on October 28. To find your nearest ArcAd skateshop go to Vans.com/ArcAd.

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Pharrell x Adidas Jacquard Pack

Creative genious Pharrell Williams is a paramount reference when it comes to music and style. Throughout the years he teamed up with several brands to infuse his unique aesthetic on an array of products and Adidas made the cut. His latest collaboration delivers a jacquard theme to the Stan Smith mid and matching backpacks. 

The pack will be available this December at Adidas Originals flagship stores and select retailers.

Is no one else gonna talk about the very accurate kind of alien-racist propaganda that is taking a mutant revolutionary, executing him, then marketing a line of plushies portraying him as an exaggerated, barely-trollian monster? Because I know it’s a joke but it’s also so, incredibly Condesce.

(Small disclaimer: this post is gross and somewhat akin to irl racism, wrt racist caricatures. It’s not supposed to be cool and good. Alternia sucks.)


You tune into your local TV station on a Saturday morning to the sound of a familiar jingle and a peppy, midblood-but-not-too-midblood announcer:

[Upbeat music] New from Crockercorp Industries - it’s My Pet Suffererbeast!

Featuring interactive toy design, you can let your Sufferer free, or keep him locked inside! But be careful - you never know what kind of mischief your Sufferer might get into! [Cut to a broken vase, with a child innocently convincing their lusus that the Sufferer doll did it. Both shrug to the camera.]

When it’s time to punish him for his crimes… find a special surprise inside! [Child’s voice: “Wow- it’s an arrow!”]

My Pet Suffererbeast. Available at select retailers, brought to you by Crockercorp Industries. Accepting bootleg merchandise is treason under imperial code AA-134.

Two more weeks, and all of the major editing will be finished. From there, formatting the manuscript for publication, finalizing the cover, writing the Acknowledgements and the Appendix, and all the while, the clock…keeps…ticking.

Perihelid will be for sale across Amazon and other major online retailers, select libraries and stores, and my local coffee shops on October 17, 2017. Keep an eye out for my contests, speaking engagements, and other release events!