New Nintendo UK merchandise category means no more Japanese imports
By the time your reading this the Nintendo UK merchandise category will now be available online through their official site here. For the first time UK gamers will be able to select from a stock of over 170 (and counting) items, alongside their selection of available games for the Wii, Wii U, Nintendo DS and 3DS.
Starting the Clothing and Apparel which is focusing on Nintendo’s four main franchises Mario, Luigi, The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong. The selection available includes T-Shirts, Socks, Hoodies, Wallets, Bags, Hats and Keyrings. While Luigi as a franchise may sound odd, remember the recent year of Luigi games
This new selection of merchandise means that a lot of selection that used to be exclusive to Japan is now available outside and this includes Console accessories. For the first time we can now buy red or green Mario Kart Wii U wheels.
Gamers will also be able to buy Official Figurines from their favourite franchises and Nintendo UK also has some exclusives. Metroid fans, for a limited time can buy a 9.1/5 inch Zero Suit Samus figurine as well as a twelve-inch Metroid Prime gunship figurine.
Of course Mario had to get some exclusives so there’s currently a twelve-inch Tanooki Mario figurine with an exclusive version which features an additional red scarf and Tanooki Leaf on its own Question Mark Box Base.
There’s also two limited edition Zelda figurines with a seventeen inch figurine of Link on Epona (his horse to non- Legend of Zelda fans) and a Twenty-three inch Ganondorf figurine.
Finally in the event that your stuck in your favourite games or depending on the game itself want some pro-tip, Nintendo UK merchandise category also includes game guides. Games in question include Pikmin 3, Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, the upcoming Mario Kart 8 which is due May 30th in Europe and Animal Crossing: New Leaf amongest many others.
John Donnellan, the head of Ecommerce at Nintendo UK said that “We’re excited to be adding Merchandise to the Official Nintendo Online Store offering,”and that “We’re often asked why Limited Edition or Official items aren’t available in the UK, so it’s great to be able to offer fans a hub for purchasing them. We’re looking forward to being able to broaden this selection by adding further limited edition and exclusive items to the site over the coming months.”