Giant Yoshi plushes hit Japan

- available in green and pink
- up for grabs via UFO catcher/claw crane machine

Fan-Art: Yoshi tribute made using over 16k dominoes

I could probably place about 20 of these before I knocked them all over. I have terribly shaky hands, especially when I try to keep them still!

Random Time! - Yoshi hacked into Sonic 2

It's something I never expected to see or ever thought about, but now I really want it! Thanks to HylianTom for the heads up.

Nintendo LINE account - content update for March 23rd, 2017

- pictures of Blue, Green, Yellow and Purple Yoshi
- Kinopio-kun drawing of Red Yoshi
- picture of Kinopio-kun's Mother’s Day dish

Ex-Good Feel composer shares insight into composing for various Nintendo franchises

A portion of a HeyPoorPlayer interview with composer Tomoya Tomita, who composed tracks for Wario Land: Shake It, Kirby's Epic Yarn & Yoshi's Woolly World.

HPP: What is your design process in composing music?

TT: Basically, I just take the music I hear in my head and give them proper form. I’m not very good at reading and writing sheet music, though, so I program everything directly into Cubase. First, I play some musical “memos” on the piano to get a feel for the melody, harmonies, and rhythm. I then use that as a base when I create the full arrangement.

Full interview here

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World stop-motion competition winners announced

We recently asked all budding directors to create a Poochy & Yoshi based stop-motion animation to celebrate the launch of Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World on Nintendo 3DS family systems, and they did not disappoint!

Today we’re happy to crown the three winning entries. The directors of these videos will each receive a Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo signed by Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World producer, Mr. Takashi Tezuka, and associate producer, Ms. Emi Watanabe!

Full list of winners here

Japan - Giant Yoshi plushes available in UFO catchers now

Earlier today, we found out you'll be able to win a Kirby garbage can via claw machine. Now we see that Yoshi is getting in on the action as well. These giant Yoshi plushes are only in claw machines for the time being. If import retailers stock them, we'll let you know!

Another behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World animated shorts

The Play Nintendo website has put up a sister feature to the original Japanese feature that detailed the creation of the Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World animated shorts. There's not too much new info in there, but it's all in English this time around!

Feature here

Mario, Yoshi RC copters coming from Carrera

- coming from Carrera
- Yoshi and Mario RC copters
- both will cost roughly $50