SEGA teams with Kidrobot for Sonic 25th anniversary collection

- Sonic the Hedgehog Blind Box Mini Series
- Sonic the Hedgehog Blind Box Keychain Series
- Sonic the Hedgehog Medium Figure
- merch due out Winter 2016

“Kidrobot is very happy to partner with SEGA. We are excited to bring Kidrobot’s unique style and sensibility to their ever-popular Sonic the Hedgehog brand.” - Kidrobot’s vice president of product and marketing Allen Richardson

adds: “This collaboration brings together the fandom of pop culture icon Sonic the Hedgehog with the premier creative forces at Kidrobot. Fans across the world will be able to celebrate Sonic for years to come with this creative and fun partnership.” - SEGA of America’s senior vice president and Sonic the Hedgehog chief brand officer Ivo Gerscovich

Rihanna tells concert-goers not to catch Pokemon

Kind of an interesting dilemma. How do you feel about this? Do you have an issue with people at a concert playing Pokemon GO? Would this ruin your experience, or do you not care?

Australia - local government requests removal of select Pokemon stops

The City of Canada Bay (Australia) Council have gotten in touch with Niantic to ask them to remove two of the three Pokéstops in a local park. Turns out the amount of people hitting up these Pokestops has been causing trouble in the area, including some run-ins with police. On top of that, all the extra foot traffic is making it hard for vehicles to pass, including emergency vehicles. Equally worse, extra staff has been hired by the council to take care of all the extra trash that players are leaving behind. No word yet on whether Niantic is going to grant the request.

New Pokemon GO details from Niantic's Comic-Con panel

- there are Easter eggs that haven't been found
- they’re planning ways to customize Pokestops
- Pokemon Centers are coming
- more functionality will be added to gyms
- Eevee naming trick confirmed
- Niantic says the game is at about 10% of what they want it to be
- devs are discussing breeding, but nothing concrete in the works
- legendary birds are tied to teams in some way
- no word on the three-step glitch, but the devs are aware
- don't expect legendaries until after the game has been released on all regions

A look at the Pokemon GO scene in Central Park

Thanks to jkaccnt for the heads up!

Pokemon GO - first look at team leaders

Man, I feel like team Valor is even cooler now! How do you feel about the look of your team leader?

Nintendo Badge Arcade - North American update for July 24th, 2016

- 1 returning set of Splatoon badges

Thanks to AlienboyVA for the heads up!

PDP Pop N Display Question Block for 3DS game storage

- Officially licensed by Nintendo
- Stores up to 10 3DS game cards
- Unique collapsible flat-lay storage
- Iconic Nintendo design

Preorder here