Nintendo UK's online store stocks merchandise, turns Brits into goomba-heads


Nintendo UK's online store is spreading its P-wings by introducing merchandise to its virtual shelves. The new line of products include clothes, figurines, console accessories and game guides, and includes items previously limited to outside of Europe.

There's some fun stuff in there, including piranha plant socks, a stylish Zelda hoodie, and our favorite, the goomba cap. The prices are fairly standard for official merchandise, but if you've got pounds in your pocket, you might be interested in the exclusive figurines. So far it's limited to Zelda and Metroid, and for £300 you can take Ganondorf home for tea.
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NINTENDO UK ADDS MERCHANDISE CATEGORY TO OFFICIAL ONLINE STORE

12th May, 2014 - As of today store.nintendo.co.uk will not only provide customers with the opportunity to purchase new titles and long time favourites from the Wii, Wii U or Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS library of games and hardware but will also offer fans in the UK the chance to purchase official figurines, accessories, clothing and game guides.
Launching with over 170 new merchandise lines, including both exclusives and items previously only available outside of Europe, the Official Nintendo Online Store is a treasure trove for Nintendo fans and collectors.
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."
The Official Nintendo Online Store launched in October 2013 and offers Nintendo fans in the UK, the opportunity to select from the full range of software titles released in the UK for Wii, Wii U, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS. Customers ordering from store.nintendo.co.uk can opt for free delivery to any address in the UK (3-5 working days), however if you just can't wait for the latest new release or if you need an item in a rush, then next day delivery is available from £3.95 for orders placed by 8pm. All hardware purchased via store.nintendo.co.uk will benefit from an additional year's warranty on top of the standard cover.
Keep up to date with all the official Nintendo announcements and exclusive new game information by following the official Nintendo UK Twitter feed @NintendoUK.
For further information please contact: pr@nintendo.co.uk
Official Nintendo Online Store: http://store.nintendo.co.uk
Nintendo 3DS Guided Tour: http://guidedtour.nintendo.co.uk
Nintendo UK on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nintendouk
Nintendo 3DS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nintendo3dsuk
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Wii U on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WiiU.co.uk
Nintendo UK on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/NintendoUK

Editor's Notes
About Nintendo:
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.1 billion video games and more than 655 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.
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This article was originally published on Joystiq.