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  1. "Come in, Corneria!" - Fox McCloud Plush

    Landing on Earth, fresh from the Lylat System, here's Fox McCloud!



    When Star Fox (or "Starwing", in PAL regions) was released on the SNES in 1993, a series of plush toys of the four main pilot characters - Fox McCloud, Peppy Hare, Slippy Toad, and Falco Lombardi - was made, and they were given away as prizes in Japanese arcades.

    This is Fox McCloud, and as you can see, he's based on the look of the promotional ...

    Updated 8th June 2014 at 00:16 by NinjaRabbit

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  2. Video Game-themed Insulated Lunch/Cooler Bags

    After a rather rainy start, the summer weather is finally arriving, and what better than a day out with portable gaming and a picnic? Especially if the picnic is in a gaming-related cooler bag, to boot! I have one of these myself, and they seem to be a perpetual fixture on the market, nowadays.



    Whilst other designs have been available over time, most of the ones currently sold on Amazon UK feature artwork from racing games, ...

    Updated 6th June 2014 at 21:57 by NinjaRabbit

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  3. Babbage Bear

    Today's post is a bit of a rarity, as it covers merchandise that is currently available!



    This is Babbage Bear, a mascot of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a British charity dedicated to improving the teaching of computing and related subjects.

    Babbage is a little honey-coloured bear with dense, fleece-like fur that, unusually, has a darker-coloured base fabric. This gives him quite an interesting and unique look. ...

    Updated 5th June 2014 at 16:19 by NinjaRabbit

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  4. American Coco Bandicoot Beanie Plush

    Following on from my entry about Crash Bandicoot, yesterday, here's Crash's sister, the computer geek, Coco Bandicoot.



    Unlike Crash, Coco here is a beanbag plush made for the US market. These became available in the UK in the early summer of 1999. It was still a time when game-related plushes tended to be mostly made for the Japanese market, so even though there had been a few Western-specific plushes, and even some made specifically ...

    Updated 4th June 2014 at 17:27 by NinjaRabbit

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  5. Japanese Crash Bandicoot Plush

    This one's an old favourite of mine, and the poor guy looks a little worn nowadays!



    I got Crash Bandicoot, here, from a local game shop almost sixteen years ago - back in the days before importing was marginalised, and before British game shops were homogenised.

    He's a Japanese plush, made by Banpresto to promote Crash Bandicoot 2. These plushes would have been released as prizes in Japanese arcades in late 1997 ...

    Updated 3rd June 2014 at 20:45 by NinjaRabbit

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