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Nintendo to offer official merchandise via Online Store


Nintendo is starting to make use of its popular franchises by selling more than games on its online store.

As of today store.nintendo.co.uk will not only provide customers with the opportunity to purchase official figurines, accessories, clothing and game guides.

Launching with over 170 new merchandise lines, items to buy will include both exclusives and items previously only available outside of Europe.



Here's what Nintendo has to say about its goods:

Figurines – as of today, Zelda fans will be able to purchase a selection of figurines including two limited edition figurines; a seventeen inch figurine of Link on Epona and a twenty-three inch Ganondorf figurine. Metroid fans will also have the choice of two Official Nintendo Online Store exclusives; a nine and a half inch Samus Zero Suit figurine and the twelve inch Metroid Prime gunship figurine. Also available from today is an exclusive 15 inch Tanooki Mario figurine, the exclusive version features an additional red scarf and Tanooki Leaf on its own Question Mark Box Base

Console accessories - whether you’re looking for an exclusive case for your Nintendo 3DS XL, a case for your game cartridges or the red or green Wii U Mario Kart Wheel previously only available in Japan, the Official Nintendo Online Store has accessories to choose from which will enhance your gaming experience or protect your console.

Clothing and Apparel – initially focusing on four key Nintendo franchises - Mario, Luigi, The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong – the Official Nintendo Online Store Clothing and Apparel category will launch with a selection of items including Bags, Hats, Keyrings, Wallets, T-shirts, Socks and Hoodies

Game Guides – Stuck on a certain level? As of today a selection of game guides will be available including Animal Crossing: New Leaf, New Super Bros. 2, Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Kart 8 as well as many others.

“We’re excited to be adding Merchandise to the Official Nintendo Online Store offering,” comments John Donnellan, Head of Ecommerce at Nintendo UK. “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.”

Are you excited about buying some Mario related goods?

Edited On 12 May, 2014

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Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
That's pretty cool, will have to have a look at what's on offer.
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TruDarkAssassin 3 years ago
i am sure many collectors will be heading there especially if they are limited edition figures
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
i just checked i have 4850 nintendo points :D
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Thinking about getting these http://stars.nintendo-europe.com/assets/upload/img/products/912x513/5029-50ae181ad9608.png for my lad it might amuse him.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Thanks for reminding me toots have to go through my points at some stage and register the pile of games I have. I just wish you didnt have to answer the survey everytime.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I have so many still to redeem but I like that they are giving better stuff now.
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jay.hamilton 3 years ago
wouldnt mind a nice zelda hoody
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jay.hamilton 3 years ago
and ive found it, last item in the zelda list http://store.nintendo.co.uk/cool-stuff/characters/the-legend-of-zelda.list
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Dunno why it says today as most of this was up last week :/ But there is a lot of cool stuff on there, its just ranging from too much Mario (I like Mario but don't really need 20 T-Shirts) to overpriced guides to Expensive statues. Maybe if they started putting physical versions of some of the OSTs I'll pick some stuff up.
Beazi's avatar
Beazi 3 years ago
That's pretty awesome but I bet it's dearer on the WiiU than it is in the shops
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Paddy_1 3 years ago
I bought the Luigi hat last week, absolutely love it!
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SquareSofty 3 years ago
I must have a Yoshi shirt!
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Akemi no Zero 3 years ago
This just awesome indeed. A few things i want up that's for sure. Nintendo just always like giving back to there fans witch is always nice to see.
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PhilyB 3 years ago
They've got a lot of cool stuff, intrested to see how this grows, maybe put some of this stuff on club nintendo.
growkin's avatar
growkin 3 years ago
Glad they are pushing this now, hopefully more revenue for the company.

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