Birmingham, UK, July 29th 2016 – Merchoid.com, the online Videogame merchandise retailer has announced the release of a brand new officially licensed Zelda dress, inspired by Link’s iconic costume. The dress, dubbed ‘Dress of the Wild’ comes in one colour (Link green) – and has printed straps on the front and back, and a Hylian Crest on the upper right chest. It’s available in sizes from S to XXL. The ‘Dress of the Wild’ is available to preorder now from from Merchoid.com for £30.99/€39,99/$36.99 and is released in September (all prices include free worldwide shipping).

Merchoid’s Community Manager Jessica Adams comments “We’re so excited for Nintendo’s new console and the upcoming Zelda game; the Dress of the Wild is a small sample of what we have coming in the next few months.” The Dress of the Wild isn’t the first of Merchoid’s merchandise aimed at female Zelda fans; the merchandise company has previously released a Zelda Cosplay Hoodie and a Zelda Nightwear Set, both aimed at women.

Jessica continues “Imagine if Zelda were a girl – this is exactly what she’d wear!” before hastily adding “Of course, I’m kidding. Please don’t send me hate mail.” The Zelda Dress of the Wild is produced under official license from Nintendo.

Key product points:

Zelda Dress of the Wild is based on Link’s iconic costume
Available in ‘Link green’
Printed buckles and Hylian crest
Link to Zelda Dress of the Wild: http://www.merchoid.com/official-legend-of-zelda-merchandise/
Available to preorder from Merchoid.com now for £30.99/€39,99/$36.99; ships September 2016
Officially licensed by Nintendo

Pokemon - super sized Ditto plush incoming, priced at 13000 yen

Kirby Cafe - music available on official website, soundtrack incoming

Listen to samples over here!

Random Time! - Story of the Pokemon GO warning signs

So here is a fun story from my own country! The inspiration to write this came from NintendoLife, who reported on it not long ago.  A week ago, the International Four Days Marches Nijmegen wrapped up. It is a yearly walking event where people from The Netherlands and the wider world come together.

Dutch fans of Pokemon GO wanted to comes together and catch monsters at the Marches Parties. Within moments, 4000 people were already planning to go to the fan created initiative. The organisation wanted to keep things safe and found a quirky way to do it. They made fourty signs at critial points to warn walkers and car drivers.

The fourty signs were stolen within minutes, but the organisation didn't mind. They said how it shows how much of a hype it actually is. They placed thirty new signs before the Marches started and the event continued like normal.

Now we fastforward to this week. Two students found the signs so endearing that they made their own. Naturally, the Four Marches signature was removed for a cleaner look. Within the first 48 hours, they sold 50 signs and they will continue to sell them as long as they can.

''They did it with a wink,'' the 22 year old Geraldo says to national broadcaster NOS. ''They didn't patent it, so we didn't expect them to mind. Marches Parties director Teddy Vrijmoet smiled and wished them much success in response.

Geraldo and his friends Jard and Tom (owner of a publicity agency) are selling two variants. A small one for 15 euros and a big version for 25. Geraldo isn't sure if any other versions will be added. ''We got a mail today that someone wanted 'Forbidden to catch Pokemon' sign. We find that too negative. We did this with positive thoughts in mind, so we are not going to do that for now. If it goes well for us, then we decide if we do more variants.''

He added that the online store will only be temporary. ''I think the game is here to stay, but these signs are a hype at the moment. But we are having fun with it so will see where it ends.''