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Pixel Pals from PDP


Company: Performance Designed Products (PDP)
Available: November 2016
Price: $14.99 USD

8-bit pixel art melds with iconic video game characters in Pixel Pals from Performance Designed Products (PDP). The first three figures in the series, numbered 001-003 respectively, include officially licensed versions of Capcom’s Mega Man, Nintendo’s Super Mario, and Bethesda Softworks’ Vault Boy from the Fallout universe.

Each figure is made of lightweight plastic and stands roughly 5-inches tall with a free-standing base of nearly an inch deep. As a bonus, PHP has embedded a battery-powered lamp inside each Pixel Pal. A battery compartment housing two AAA batteries and an on/off switch is located on the back of each character.

Pixel Pals ship in a presentation box and check in at $14.99 USD. They’re scheduled to launch on Black Friday, November 25, exclusively at video game retailer GameStop.

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