While the North American Super Nintendo was fugly as hell, the same isn't true for the European and Japanese versions of Nintendo's 16-bit console. It's understated curves and color scheme contrasted perfectly with the fun colors of controllers' buttons. Arguably more importantly, there were tons of Japanese exclusives on the Super Famicom, making it a frequent go-to for me. When Nintendo introduced the New 3DS, I couldn't help but notice the buttons featured the same colors as those on the SFC's controller. Apparently this was a hint of things to come, as Nintendo have just announced a Super Famicom-themed New 3DS XL (or LL to those in Japan). It's super sexy but will almost certainly be exclusive to Japan. This is particularly annoying because the platform's software is region-locked. Oh well. At least it's nice to look at.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 3:04pmLast year, Takara made an amazing Transformer out of a pun, mashing up the big bad guy, Megatron, with Sega's 16-bit Mega Drive. And while it was nowhere near as punny, they followed it up with a Playstation-based Optimus Prime. But they stopped there.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 1:16pmAfter seven months of infuriating silence, Nintendo finally unveiled their new console this morning. The Nintendo Swich is, as rumors have stated, a console / portable hybrid with detachable controllers.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:33pmSanrio had a booth at NYCC but it was pretty much empty. There were a few pieces under glass, such as their collaboration with Chocolate Skateboards, but didn't have anything for sale.