Note: This feature was first published on 16 November 2023.
The famed Nintendo Store has arrived in Singapore, albeit in a pop-up format, and for a limited time. In a special preview for media, yours truly got a sneak peek at what Nintendo fans can get to buy.
For the time being, all merchandises are brought in from the Nintendo Store in Tokyo. But therecouldbe Singapore-exclusive ones,possiblya T-shirt,available starting from December onwards.
The Singapore pop-up store may not have the floor size of the Tokyo store, but the local Nintendo staff are just as helpful and will tend to any questions you may have.
Nintendo-themed stationery, anyone?
What's a Nintendo Store without the latest Nintendo Switch consoles or games? PSA: Super Mario RPG will be released on Nov 17 – stay tuned for our review.
The Singapore pop-up offerslimited selections of clothingfrom the usual Nintendo franchises, such as Animal Crossing here.
Oh my heart (if you get it).
There's also a big range of Legend of Zelda merchandises. Like mugs? There are plentiful LoZ-themed mugs for you to choose from, and my favourite has got to be the hearts-mug with hearts that turns red when in contact with heat.
*Cues the underwater theme song from Super Mario Bros 3*
There's almost something for every Nintendo fans of all ages.
Splatoon is incredibly popular here, especially among younger Nintendo fans. The Pop-up hasa lotof Splatoon plushies.
Let's not forgetPikmin.It's arguably Nintendo's smallest franchise by sales volume, but I got to say I really love the Pikmin t-shirts available here.
It's-a-me, Mario plushies!
I mentioned earlier about the Pop-up having a limited range of merchandises. For example, the Tokyo Store has a wide range of Mario-themed t-shirts but the Singapore Pop-up only features this design. Hopefully, more will be added to the store in the coming weeks.
These plates make for great gifts, in my opinion. A set is a great house-warming or birthday gift.
A staple of any Nintendo Stores, these figurines (and they are very detailed, mind you) are also available at the Pop-up.
The Pop-up store will open from 10am to 10pm daily. Numbered tickets will be distributed each day in front of the store entrance (to keep the expected crowd under control), on a first-come-first served basis. Each ticket admits 1 person, regardless of age. The ticket will state a designated time slot when the customer can walk in. Members of the public who do not have tickets can join aWalk-in on Availabilityqueue. Do note that priority will be given to ticket holders.