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Pokemon Rumble U NFC confirmed, figures pictured

Nintendo’s Pokemon Rumble U will indeed use the Wii U GamePad’s in-built NFC technology. Serebii.net also has the first pictures of the game’s associated figures, which are somewhat smaller and limited in scope compared to the more impressive Skylanders selection. The NFC tech is actually stored in the bulky figure …

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New Wii U Pokemon title will include Skylanders-style figures, presumably use NFC

It seems Nintendo has made good on its promise to utilise Wii U’s NFC tech by announcing a new Pokemon title that uses figures. Eurogamer reports that Pokemon Rumble U, which was first announced last month, will allow players to purchase Pokemon figures that unlock in-game characters. The use of …

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UPDATED: 3DS XL registers decent launch sales in UK and Japan

The launch of the 3DS XL is pivotal to the future fortunes of the Nintendo 3DS and early sales numbers for the handheld are encouraging. Although Nintendo has not released concrete sales numbers for the UK, Games Industry reports that the machine sold a little shy of five figures” (as …

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RUMOUR: GameStop kicks off Skylander trade-ins

Rumours suggest that GameStop in North America has begun accepting and selling pre-owned Skylanders figures. Pixelitis claims to have word that the figures have a trade-in value of between $2 and $8 depending on wider availability. Re-sale values are said to range between $4.99 for something like Gill Grunt all …

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Rare Skylanders figures sell for £827 on eBay

Activision’s toy-based console title Skylanders has demonstrated its incredibly loyal fan following after an auction for some rare figures reached 797 on eBay. The UK listing offered six rare gold and silver figures, which can then be used in-game via Activision’s Portal of Power. A total of 35 bids were …

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Hasbro backing Fall of Cybertron with new action figures

Activision and Hasbro have cleverly identified a great cross-market opportunity by announcing a range of toys to accompany upcoming release Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. Eight action figures have been announced so far, the most notable of which is undoubtedly the huge combiner Bruticus figure, which is comprised of five Combaticons. …

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Mass Effect 3 figures include exclusive DLC

Plans are afoot to launch a range of four action figures alongside EA’s RPG release Mass Effect 3 in March. US toy specialist BigBadToyStore is carrying a listing for the figures which cost $17.99 individually or $67.99 for a case of all four. The featured characters are Miranda, Garrus, Mordin …

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Sonic the Hedgehog store goes live

Sega has officially launched its full online Sonic the Hedgehog store. The site went live on a test basis last month. It features a range of merchandise including figures, stationary, clothes, posters and DVDs. The range will widen throughout the year, too. It includes a loyalty system, too, which awards …

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Moshi named best-selling kids’ mag

Moshi Monsters Magazine has become the best-selling children’s publication in the UK with a monthly circulation of 113,748. The magazine was launched in February by Skyjack Publishing after it struck a deal with Moshi Monsters creator Mind Candy. It’s based on the popular online monster-collecting kids’ game which has 50m …

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Ubisoft embraces Collectibles

In an announcement that’s likely to excite plenty of dedicated gamers, publisher Ubisoft has unveiled a new line of goods dubbed UbiCollectibles. The brand will see popular franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Might & Magic and Ghost Recon adapted into collectible figures, statues and all sorts. The first Assassin’s Creed …

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