Sunday, November 16, 2014

World of Nintendo Legend of Zelda Link Figure

This Link toy figure is part of the World of Nintendo toy line, released by Jakks Pacific.  From the first series release, I could tell that Link was going to be the most popular figure to collect.  I knew this because Nintendo rarely releases the Legend of Zelda merchandise; in fact Yamauchi (Nintendo’s former president) wanted only Mario to be Nintendo’s lone mascot back in the 80’s and 90’s.  The result of this caused merchandise of other popular figures to be rare, and highly collectable.  I still remember back when Ocarina of Time was released, Nintendo Power magazine was offering a Link figure that I was never able to buy and I have wanted one ever since.
Granted throughout the years there has been many Link figures released and Nintendo has offered more Legend of Zelda merchandise, but I was never interested in those (except the Figma Link, which was too expensive to get).  Finally, I have found this perfect Link figure, and at a great price $12 Canadian.  This figure is based off of the Skyward Sword version of Link.  Hopefully if the toy series is successful we might get to see other versions of Link as well, such as Toon Link and original NES Link (though it would be alright to skip a CD-i version of Link, lol).
This toy comes nicely packaged on a card that has beautiful artwork that displays Link swinging his sword.  Link is constructed similar to a G.I. Joe figure, and comes with accessories such as his sword, sword case and shield (a bonus mystery prize).  The paint job is surprisingly well done for a figure of this price range, and I didn’t notice any flaws in the articulation.  This one is incredibly well done figure that I’m happy to add in my Nintendo collection.
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