Want a Wii but don’t want the early morning wait outside Toys ‘R Us or Target? Two websites will help you to obtain the elusive game system. Wii Chat will tell you places to pre-order plus links to eBay sellers, if cost isn’t as important as availability. Wii Tracker goes one better. It lists particular stores’ availability on not only Wiis, but other hot items such as TMX Elmo, Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo DS, iPhones, and RAZRs. Sure, you could look for these yourself, but why bother when these kind folk have done it for you?
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Lately, we’ve been quite obsessed with Nintendo and Space Invader swag, leaving Pac-Man feeling left out, isolated, and depressed. That’s why we’re showing the classic game some love with this Pac-Man Collectors’ Shot Glass Set. It’s a set of six 1.5 oz glasses, each with screen printed decals of the game’s characters…including the beloved Bonus Cherries! The set comes in a gift box, however only 2500 units were manufactured, for $30 USD. Hurry, before they’re all swallowed up (get it?).
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We’ll resist the urge to make an Oscar De La Hoya-and-fishnets joke and just tell you about these
boxing gloves specifically designed for Nintendo Wii boxing games. Just put your Wiimote and Nunchuk inside the gloves and inflate them. Now you can really live out your dream of being Muhammad (or Laila) Ali. Much like similar accessories for Wii Sports, fishing games, and even Cooking Mama, the gloves serve to add a sense of “realism”—or goofy fun—to your Wii-playing experience.
So you already own the Mario Kart Race Car Set, and the Mario Remote Control Racer, but you can’t take them everywhere you go, right? Well for those who want Mario goodness 24/7, there’s the 3” x 2” Super Mario Sound FX Keychain, with six iconic, authentic sounds (Start Music, Coin, Grow, Extra Life, Jump and yes, Death). So whether you want to delight your fellow gamers, annoy everyone at work, or you just dig Mario that much, we think it’s $6 USD well spent.
We just can’t stop! We’ve already told you about such NES swag as the wallet, CD case and even ladies jewelry. Now comes what might be the most fun incarnation: candy! Enjoy gummy Nintendo characters in a Game Boy Advance “console”, which by the way, is available in 8 different “game titles”. There’s also mints in an NES controller tin and sour candies in a Super Mario 1UP mushroom. All the containers are re-usable, in fact the NES tin holds 12 Nintendo DS cartridges. Talk about synergy! Available for $3-$3.50 USD.
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Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says that demand of the Nintendo Wii will again be greater than the supply this year. Since its launch, the Wii has topped the game system charts. During August, it sold over 400,000 pieces to the Xbox’s 276,000 and PS3’s 130,000. Fils-Aime says that they are doing all they can to meet the demand and that “the issue is not a lack of production.”
Sorry, but we beg to differ. We know that half of the fun of electronics life is waiting in line for an iPhone, bargaining on eBay, and in general picking up that special item early, because you know that there will never be enough of the those things that we covet the most. It’s time that those who are in control and earnestly chart sales realized we are not as naive as they would like to believe.
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