My Valentine!

Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a pleasant Valentine’s Day!

Mine was great!  JDubz got me a dozen red roses (aww!) and a really cool Pansage Reversible Plush!  It can convert from a Pansage plush to a Pokéball plush, kind of like those old plush toys from the 80’s [whose name I am forgetting lol!].  In addition, we went to Dave & Busters for a fun celebration, where we earned enough tickets to cash in on a pretty sizeable Pikachu plush!

Here’s my Pokémon Plush collection.  It’s getting pretty freaking sweet!

My Pokemon Shelf

Don’t be jealous!  I’ve got some really cool Pokémon stuff here.  You might notice that big Pokéball behind Pikachu – that’s my reversible Pansage.  I didn’t want him to try and upstage Pikachu so I left him in the ball lol!  Pikachu is seen here wearing an old Pikachu dog tag necklace that my little sister got back in the late 90’s.  I also have my McDonald’s Happy Meal Pokémon toys, a bunch of AR Markers and TCG cards.  Off to the side you can kind of see the cut-off corner of a Pikachu glass, which was actually a collector’s edition jar of Welch’s grape jelly from many years ago, that has since been emptied, washed out and displayed with all my other cool Pokémon stuff!

While we’re on the subject, there’s been a lot of buzz about the newest legendary, Keldeo.  It seems like a WIFI Mystery Gift Event is in our near future.  That and/or a new game (I hope!) on the horizon.  I don’t really have any idea though.  But here’s a video that someone in Japan managed to get somehow.  I don’t know what’s going on in the video but here it is anyway!

Keldeo Event Video

I just want to remind everyone that Arceus is available on the PGL until May 1, 2012.  You can also get Mewtwo via Nintendo WFC Mystery Gift right now!  WOOT!

In case you haven’t been following my new Gluxbox Facebook Page, you might have missed this article I posted:

“Lots of details about Animal Crossing 3DS”

I didn’t write this article, nor will I take any credit for finding it.  However, if you are like me, you are looking to find ANY new updates regarding the upcoming Animal Crossing 3DS game!  The above article contains new scans from Official Nintendo Magazine (I should probably subscribe lol!) that also contains lots of never-before-seen photos and info about the game!  I CAN’T WAIT!  Rumors are saying that AC3DS could come out as soon as this summer, but I won’t get my hopes up.  I just hope they give us some OFFICIAL info pretty soon!

Before I go, just wanted to say… ONLY 11 DAYS UNTIL POKEPARK 2 COMES OUT FOR THE WII!  YAY!!!


Super Mario 3D Land Event

Last weekend, just in time for the release of the new “Super Mario 3D Land” game, there was a big launch event at Times Square in New York City.  As I live somewhat near the city, JDubs and I decided we HAD to be there.

The event was supposed to be from 10 – 4 pm.  I had work at 4 pm so we figured we’d leave super early, get there for the start of the festivities and be done by lunchtime.  WRONG!

Anyway we left for the city at 9 am.  I was not a happy camper.

Goomba with Shades

Yeah that’s me looking all grumpy.  But I put JDub’s sunglasses on my Goomba hat and took a funny picture, so that was good at least lol.

We arrived at Times Square around 10:30.  I guess the best phrase to describe what we saw would be “mob scene.”

Times Square Craziness

It was a swarm of Mario hats and Tanooki ears!  Apparently people had been camping out since like, Thursday night (the event was on a Saturday morning).  Other people had gotten there at 8am and had been waiting on line for over two hours.  So, it’s not too surprising that people got really pissed at us when we kept trying to jump the line.  What’s this line, you might ask.  Well it’s kind of hard to see from this picture, but there was a big ‘people sized’ obstacle course full of warp pipes, Goombas and star coins set up for everyone to play on.  All participants who went through the obstacle course had to sign a waiver and were given a free Tanooki ears and tail set.  Basically everyone wanted the Tanooki suit and were willing to wait hours to get it.  Sadly, I didn’t have hours to waste – I had to be back in my neighborhood and ready for work later that day.

Times Square Marquis

Thank GOODNESS I have amazing friends!  After we gave up on trying to cut the line for the obstacle course, I found my friends Ana and Matt from Pokémon DS NYC, and they happened to have an extra set of Tanooki ears for me!  (I didn’t really care about the huge cumbersome Tanooki tail.)  JDubs, however, decided he wanted a full set for himself so he bought a set from some guy on the street for an ‘undisclosed’ amount of money.  😛

Tanooki Goomba

So all in all, the day was a success.  At least I got to see the craziness as people were getting hyped up for this new, awesome game.  Oh – I didn’t even mention how fun the actual game is!  If you have a 3DS and haven’t picked up this game yet, be sure to put it on your holiday wish list.  Not only is Mario in 3D, there is a StreetPass function, the game is intellectually challenging, many of the enemies have Tanooki suits in the game as well, and you get to save cute photos to your SD card!  Like this one!

Bowser's Minions

Pokémon Rumble Blast!

Rumble Blast Time!

Well I am a happy little camper right now!  Yesterday I had a super fun day in the city – JDubs and I went to the Nintendo World Store [again!] to attend the pre-release event for Pokémon Rumble Blast!  I’m not going to lie – the event last week at Comic Con was cooler.

The biggest aspect of this past Sunday’s event was the fact that you could purchase the new Pokémon Rumble Blast game one day before other stores have it available.  (That was reason enough for me!)  They also gave me a few new AR marker cards, which is always cool.  The swag was all the same as last week’s, including the drawstring bag, t-shirts and the map/chart from the B&W Guide.

While the ‘event’ wasn’t that eventful, I did go on a mini-awesome shopping spree.  I’ll try to remember to take photos of the cute stuff I got, including a Pikachu t-shirt, a Goomba knit cap, and a New Super Mario Bros. tote bag.

What’s important is that I’ve got Pokémon Rumble Blast in my hot little fist!  I’ve been kind of blowing through the game, but I will attest that the Battle Royales are no joke!  You really need high powered Pokémon to succeed!  JDubs, being the amazing boyfriend that he is, opted to preorder his Rumble Blast from GameStop so that we could get the special edition Pokémon pin set as well.  He was pretty jealous that he couldn’t play the game yesterday with me though!  🙂

Sadly for me, I have work today.  We have a new intern in my office so I can’t even sneak my 3DS into my lap for discreet slacking off…  so I can’t quite play while I’m at work.  But after work, we are going straight to GameStop to get JDubs’ copy, and I’ll be picking up my new “Kirby’s Return to Dreamland” Wii game, which also comes out today.  I got to play Kirby’s new game a little bit at the Nintendo World Store – it was FREAKIN AWESOME!!!  There are ‘super abilities’ and they are so kick ass.  OMFG.

A Kirby Super Ability

Swag Time!

OK it’s time to show you all my Poké-swag from the recent Pokémon Rumble Blast event!


OK so here’s what’s in the photo!  Starting from the top left:

  • A coloring sheet from the Pokémon wall mural
  • Stunfisk AR stickers provided by the Pokémon DS NYC Meetup Group
  • Toy Pikachu t-shirt
  • More Stunfisk AR stickers
  • Pokémon Black & White Hologram Poster (same one that came w/the collector’s edition game guide)
  • Reshiram Pin (it’s kinda hard to see, but it’s there)
  • Unova Map & Effectiveness Chart
  • Zekrom Pin
  • Pokémon AR Markers
  • Pokémon Black and White Art Folio

Swag Bag!

This is the Pokémon Rumble Blast drawstring bag that they handed out to everyone.  It’s really cute!

Art Folio

Here’s a closer look at what came in the Black & White Art Folio.  It’s a bunch of cards with different characters and stuff with a matte finish.  It’s very purdy.

Here’s a photo that I noticed today on Facebook!  It’s Mii, JDubs, and our friends Ana and Matt from the Pokémon DS NYC Meetup Group!  YAY!!!

Cute Poké-Couples

So that’s all the swag and coverage I’ve got from this past event.  But there’s another event this Sunday (omg can’t wait!) so I’ll be sure to take more photos and stuff for you then!  Bai!!

Pokémon Gaming Lounge Recap

This past weekend was NYC Comic Con.  I didn’t have tickets to attend the actual convention (*sob*) but I was able to participate in something awesome anyway!  And that something awesome was the Pokémon Gaming Lounge held at the nearby SIR Stage 37.  This event was completely free, and was showcasing the new upcoming Pokémon game for the 3DS – “Pokémon Rumble Blast.”

The super mega awesome Nintendo World Store was offering a free shuttle from their store to the Javits Center area, so JDubs and I decided to stop by at their store before heading to the Pokémon event.  (We picked up 9 Streetpasses at the store alone, before we even went to the Comic Con area – score!)

Psyched for the Pokemon Rumble Blast event!

Where they had the Star Fox cut-out photo op last week (I posted my picture from that small display in my previous blog entry) there was a cute Pokémon Rumble Blast Display.  Obviously I had to strike a pose.  I accidentally blocked the toy Zekrom cut-out… sorry Zekrom!

Mario Party Bus!

We patiently waited for our free shuttle to the Javits Center.  Imagine our excitement when this red van pulled up, complete with a driver wearing a Mario hat!  When we got inside, we noticed that the stereo was playing soundtrack selections from Super Mario games new and old.  It was awesome!

The Pokemon Rumble Blast Event!

We arrived at the event and had to sign photo release forms.  Maybe I’ll be in some photos that were from the event?  I’ll have to keep an eye out for that.  They gave us free Pokémon swag bags and we headed into the magical world of Pokémon Rumble Blast.  There was a stage set up with a guy who was explaining all of the cool features we’ll find in this new 3D game.  In addition, they had dozens of 3DS consoles set up with demos of the game.  By the way, the game looks AMAZING in 3D and I can’t wait to get my game a day early at the Nintendo World release event this Sunday!  (Don’t worry, I’ll have full coverage of that event for you too.  Hehehe.)

In addition to that, there were tables set up for people [kids] to color in pictures of Snivy, Oshawott and Tepig which were being pinned up and made into a mural of pictures.  (Yes, we participated – everyone who colored in a picture got a free Pokémon Black & White Art Folio!)  They were giving out t-shirts with a toy Pikachu on them, which were so cute!  Not only that, but there were giant Pokémon AR Markers to use with Pokédex 3D.  Check it out!

Reshiram and Me!

The lighting was a little iffy so it was kinda hard to get multiple Pokémon in one shot but it was still really fun!  (I took way more Pokémon AR photos than just this – visit my Flickr photostream to see all of my pics.)

AR Photos Galore!

Much to my surprise, I found my friends Ana and Matt from the Pokémon DS Meetup Group NYC at the event too!  I was able to get a few needed Pokémon for my Pokédex 3D game, and they gave me some awesome Stunfisk AR marker stickers!  Thanks guys!  Can’t wait to see you next week at the pre-release event!

Pokemon Photo Op

My favorite section of the Gaming Lounge was definitely the Photo Op area.  You can see in this photo that there was a set up where people can pose with Pokémon.  The photographer was set up behind a fake 3DS cut-out frame, so that the final image looks like the people in the photo are in a 3DS game.  It was so cute!  (This ‘behind the scenes’ photo looks awesome in 3D btw.  But I have yet to find a suitable website that hosts .mp0 files.  Anyone know a good website to host a 3D photo album?)

Our 3DS Photo!

Isn’t it such a cute photo?  We are in the game with Pikachu, Tepig, Oshawott, Snivy, Zekrom and Reshiram!  Booya!  Jealous much?  lol 😛

And Pikachu was there.

Oh, and of course, what kind of Pokémon event would this have been without someone dressed up in a big Pikachu costume?  So I took a picture of him too.

We got SO MUCH SWAG at this event.  It was freakin sweet.  I can’t wait for the Pokémon event this weekend; there is going to be a scavenger hunt and even MORE swag for everyone.  I had intended to show off all the swag we got in this post, but I didn’t get a chance to take pics of everything I got yet.  So later this week I’ll try to write up a post detailing all the awesome swag we got.  It’s better off to save the swag overview for another entry – there was so much stuff that I want to do it right.  OMG bet you can’t wait!  lol

Stay tuned!  XD