Zelda Collectibles and Merchandise




Surprisingly, Zelda had tonnes of promotional merchandise made for it during the release of the first games. There was alsorts of stuff from bedcovers to figurines, lunch boxes to cereal! Of course none of this is in production today but you can sometimes get lucky trawling Ebay. In recent years there's been loads of other brilliant promotional collectibles, and these days you can easily pick up OoT and WW figurines from good game/comic shops, even in the UK and Ebay is a fantastic place to pick up other Zelda themed items. If you want to buy any Zelda-related apparel or accessories, be sure to stop by North Castle's own Amazon Shop which sells a lot of official Nintendo merchandise.

Other collectibles like books, music cds, comics and the dvds are already covered on the respective sections of this site, which is why they've been ommitted from this particular section. The merchandise has been divided into relevant sections and if you click on the pictures it takes you to a larger image. A lot of this information was very kindly provided by my friends and mad Nintendo collectors, FireHawk and Tawny (and her husband Martijn ), the rest I discovered searching on Ebay and old Zelda sites or have been kindly contributed by other fans.

There's an excellent community-driven website called http://gameswag.com/ which is definitely worth a visit - simply search "zelda" for even more collectible goodness!



   General Collectibles



Mario/Zelda Bedcovers - Can you remember having these in your room? There was also a matching pillow and curtains. The design was from the first game and was intermixed with Mario as well. Here you can see a merchant from the game and the original Zelda logo. The pillow shows Link and the curtains include both images along with Link claiming the Triforce.

I've no idea on the manufacturer but the copyright notice suggests they were made around 1992. (Curtains and copyright info courtesy of FireHawk)

Zelda Bin - This obviously matches the bedcover above, again with the original LoZ theme. You can see Link but strangely, he's in some sort of Mario Bros. world rather than Hyrule! There's also a number of items from the game featured as well.

Circa late 80s. I've no idea on the manufacturer, probably the same people who made the bedcovers. No doubt there was a matching lamp, clock, rug etc!

Zelda Beach Towel - There were 4 Nintendo themed large beach towels altogether, three were Super Mario Bros. designs and one based on Zelda. It shows Link form the first game with the original logo plus Nintendo's logo at the bottom.

Circa late 80s manufactured by an American company called A La Carte/Saydah.

Lunchbox and Flask - I bet loads of kids loved taking their dinner to school in one of these! The lunchbox has Mario and Luigi on it playing Zelda, and the flask shows Link AND Princess Zelda (she rarely shows up on most of the retro stuff for some odd reason). As well as blue it also came in red.

Circa mid-late 80s by a company called Aladdin. I definitely remember Mario ones being on sale in the UK, but never Zelda! Mind you at that time I was taking my dinner to school in a My Little Pony lunchbox!

Zelda Crockery - Link also managed to find his way onto a variety of kitchenalia. The beaker and plates were made from plastic and printed with images from the original game. There's also a Zelda I mug (shown top right) but not sure if this was part of the same collection.

Circa mid-late 80s. The crockery was made by a company called Peter Pan Industries of Newark in New Jersey, USA.

Nintendo Cereal System - Yep those people at Ralston came up with an innovative way to get kids to eat the most traditionally shunned meal of the day - breakfast! Kiddies could enjoy the delights of Nintendo Cereal System; two great 'natural and artificial' flavours (WTF?!) as advertised on the box. Amazing eh? The various box designs show SMB2 and Zelda 2, unlike some of the earlier items. The Zelda themed cereal had berry-flavored Links, hearts, boomerangs, keys and shields. The boxes also contained a Nintendo character sticker and "Power Cards" (12 Nintendo themed trading cards).

The cereal was produced in the late 1980s by a company called Ralston and my good friend Ice informed me it even had a TV Advert to go with it! They don't make 'em like they used to!

Link Sweet Dispenser - I think this just goes to show that even today you can find some very funny Nintendo items! This 'Klik' dispenser (a bit like a Pez dispenser, but with a slightly different mechanism) was part of a series of Nintendo sweets made by Au'some Candies around 2002. I remember that were also some jelly lollipops and a bunch of character-shaped jellies in GBA-shaped containers (that I promptly bought and ate! They were delicious!). There's not really much more I can say about this other than that.

Summary kindly contributed by FireHawk. Picture kindly contributed by Tawny.

Link Bubblegum Dispenser - Continuing with the sweet theme, as well as Link, Mario also featured in this set of hard figure plastic dispensers. There were 24 per case in blue, red, gree and yellow. The case also has some strange looking cartoon artwork that isn't the normal official Nintendo artwork.

Made by Topps in 1989.

Nintendo All Stars Beach Ball - This was given away with NOMUK during summer 2005 to coincide with the Nintendo All Stars Tour. It features the Tour logo along with a selection of Nintendo characters, including Link.

Picture and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Zelda GBA clips - Yet another NOMUK item, this is a set of four GBA clips based on Four Swords Adventures. This was given away with one of the early 2005 issues.

Picture and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Zelda Keyring - A cute little trinket from the recent explosion of retro-themed goodies. This keyring features the Zelda logo from the first game. Nothing much else to say, really.

Picture and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Topps Zelda Stickers - Made around 1990, this set of stickers featured images of a variety of popular Nintendo characters on the front, and some useful hints and tips on the backs. I own numbers 1 to 64, which I think is a full set. Anyway, these are the Zelda designs that featured in the collection. If you click on the picture opposite this will take you to a page showing the full Zelda set!

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

NOMUK Trump Card Set 1 and 2 - Set 1 were given away with the December 1997 issue of NOMUK (back when it was simply called 'Nintendo Magazine'). Only Link featured in this set. The second set of cards were given away with one of the early-to-mid 2002 issues of NOMUK, and feature Link, Zelda, and Ganondorf among other Nintendo characters. (Personally, this is my least favourite set. The cards simply don't look as good or as well-made as the previous one). Click on the image for the full collection.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

NOMUK Playing Cards - The third card set featured traditional playing cards, but with a Nintendo twist. Rupees became one of the four suits (along with Metroids, Mushrooms, and Barrels), while the each card featured a NES or SNES sprite - except the two Joker cards, which featured GBC sprites. Tingle became a Joker, while various LTTP characters appeared on the others. Click on the picture to see the full collection!

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

NOMUK SSBM Cards - The final set of cards from Nintendo Official Magazine UK involved SSBM characters and stages in a strange, 'rock, paper, scissors'-style game. All the Zelda characters and stages that appeared in SSBM were included. Click on the picture to see the full set!

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Promo Postcard (OOT) - This is from the first batch of OOT postcards, featuring the tagline 'Willst thou get the girl, or play like one'. I've heard that a second batch was made following complaints about the slogan, but the first-batch ones are said to be rarer.

(webmaster's note) I also own this postcard and it's one of the originals. I remember feeling a bit put out by the slogan! Such a lie as well!! You don't even get a girl! I'm actually wondering where it is...

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Promo Card (Link's Awakening DX) - Just a simple card advertising the GBC rerelease of Link's Awakening (using OOT images for some reason). (Sorry about the gigantic rip in it! But at least you can see it that clearly).

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Promo Postcard (Wind Waker) - This image is of a promo postcard again, this time for The Wind Waker. Unlike the others, there's nothing much to note, except that the 'old treasure map'-style design on the corners looks pretty cool.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

LoZ Animation Cel - An animation cel from the Zelda cartoon series (complete with background). These sorts of items are highly sought after by cartoon collectors/fans, since they were actually used in the animation process. This particular scene is from the episode 'The Ringer', where Zelda is trying to free herself from Link's belt. The seal at the left reads 'DiC Entertainment Official Handpainted Animation Art'.

Picture and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Legend of Zelda Board Game - In the late 1980s games company MB often made licesned games based on popular cartoons. After the large success of the first two Zelda games they made a board game for 1-4 players based on the series. Set in Hyrule, the object of the game was to collect as many hearts as possible. Along the way you fought enemies (via special attack dice) losing or gaining hearts and uncovering treasure. Only a limited amount of the games were produced and a mint condition edition is apparently worth over $200 (100).

There were playing tiles featuring objects and monsters, a board segmented into six sections (3 worlds and 3 dungeons), cardboard heart pieces, several dice and cardboard Link playing pieces. The box showed Link, Zelda and several monsters.

Made by MB in 1988.

Legend of Zelda Jigsaw - As well as the board game above, MB also produced a simple jigsaw puzzle consisting of 60 pieces in total. The puzzle featured Link protecting a cheerful-looking Zelda from Aquamentus inside a cave.

Made by MB in 1988.

Legend of Zelda Hyrule Fantasy Board Game - This board game was apparently only released in Japan. It features images and characters from the original game and the board clearly shows the entire overworld map. I was unable to obtain any further information on the game objective though from the photo you can see there are various cards, tiles and other pieces. There are also some cards with spaces for the Triforce. If anyone has any further information on this game please let me know!

Made by Bandai in 1986.

Nintendo Monopoly Board - Given the large number of themes that have been used for Monopoly boards over the years, it was only a matter of time before there was a Nintendo one, and it's actually a pretty good effort. This edition has you buying characters rather than locations (the houses and hotels have been renamed 'Power Ups' and 'Invincibility'), while vehicles replace the train stations, and the 'Chance' and 'Community Chest' cards become 'Question Blocks' and 'Coin Blocks'. Although Mario features rather heavily, other popular franchises are also used throughout the game, including the Zelda series. Two of the game pieces you can play as are Link's Iron Boots and the Hylian Shield. On the board itself, Link, Zelda, and Ganondorf take up the green spaces (replacing Bond Street, Oxford Street, and Regent Street respectively), making them the second most expensive lot in the game.

Made by USA-opoly in 2006.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Hyrule Castle - A Spanish company calle Exin Castillos produced model castle replicas and as part of their 'Legends Series' they featured Hyrule Castle. I am unable to get any decent pictures of the castle, (it appears the product is discontinued) but it looks like the castle contains a Triforce chamber. It was made of plastic building blocks and contained 1546 pieces.

Made by Exin Castillos sometime between 1999-2004.

The Legend of Zelda Game Watch - This multipurpose wristwatch came in 4 different colours (red, black, white and pink) and allowed you to tell the time and play a game. The player controlled Link as he battled against Aquamentus through four dungeons to retrive 4 pieces of the Triforce.The watch recorded high scores and upon completion set back to level one. Over 12 million units were sold.

Made by Nelsonic in 1989.

Legend of Zelda Game and Watch - Game and Watch were a series handheld electronic games produced by Nintendo from 1980 to 1991. They contained a game with an LCD screen and also a watch and alarm system. One Zelda title was made that was based on the original game. Using two screens Link had to battle against 8 dragons in 8 dungeons had had kidnapped Zelda. Upon completion the game would begin again this time with faster enemies. Over 3 millions units were sold.

Made by Nintendo in 1989

Legend of Zelda Barcode Battler - The Barcode Battler was extremely popular in Japan but never really caught on in the Western world. The game was created by Epoch and worked by scanning barcodes on cards. You then used the barcodes to play a battle game, either alone of against a friend. The Zelda version came with two Link cards, ten item cards and eighteen monster cards all based on a Link to the Past. The Link cards had our hero as a warrior and wizard respectively.

Made by Epoch around 1993.

Legend of Zelda Maze Game - This plastic hand-held toy featured artwork from the original game. The object of the game was to tilt the toy around to move a small metal ball through the plastic maze to the lower right side of the card. The box proclaims '3 games in 1' due to the different card 'inserts' you could swap into the back of the toy.

Made by Largo Toys circa 1980s.

Replica Sword and Shield - One of the first items made for Twilight Princess, this is a beautiful 1/6th scale replica of the Master Sword and Hylian Shield. Each of these sets also came with a certificate of authenticity signed by Shigeru Miyamoto (which will probably the nearest I'll ever get to having his autograph!) and a CD soundtrack featuring six tunes from the game. I would highly recommend this item to all Zelda/Nintendo collectors. However, it was exclusive to Target stores in America, so you may have to do some hunting to find one.

Made by Master Replicas in 2006.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Zelda Zipper Keychain - Yet another item that cashes in on the current interest in old-school gaming. This is a nice little accessory that can clip onto coat or bag zips and features three charms; the Triforce (complete with Kanji lettering), Link, and a NES controller.

Made by Changes in 2006.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Phantom Hourglass DS case - An odd one, this. This pretty metal tin comes with a selection of DS accessories, such as replacement styluses, headphones, and screen protectors (to name a few), and can be used to carry your DS, accessories, and games in. However, once emptied, it can be used as storage for, well, pretty much anything that fits, really. It can even be used as a sandwich tin if you so choose! A very nice and versatile item.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Legend of Zelda Wristwatch Wall Clock - This a bedroom wall clock fashioned in the style of a giant wristwatch over 4 feet long and 9 inches across. The face shows the logo at the top and then picture of Link fighting various monsters where 3, 6 and 9 would be. The other sections of the clock are marked with the Triforce.

Made by Nintendo in 1989.

Pictures and information obtained from classicplastic.net.

Legend of Zelda Bookmark - A simple plastic bookmark showing a nice picture of Link from The Adventure of Link. There's also a logo at the top proclaiming the book belongs to an 'official Nintendo Expert'. I think a material tassel should be attached to the little hole at the top. I remember seeing similar bookmarks to this in the UK when I was a kid, they used to be on little stands by the cash desks in Waterstones!

Made by Antioch Publishing in 1989.

Legend of Zelda Stationery - Although I have no doubt there were other pieces of Zelda stationery (I remember owning Mario Bros. based stuff as a kid) I have only been able to hunt out this folder/ring binder and a ruler. The folder has an interesting picture of Zelda on it, she has her usual outfit but also a hat similar to Link. They are in a dungeon fighting Aquamentus and a Stalfos. The ruler shows Link fighting an Octorok. As the ruler is branded with Nintendo Power, it was possibly given away as a gift with the magazine.

Made in 1988 (ruler) and 1989 (folder).

Legend of Zelda 20th Anniversary Block Figures - These collectible toys comprise of a peg and grid system that can be used to create all different items and characters from the original Legend of Zelda game. They were made by Japanese T-Shirt company King of Games to commemorate Zelda's 20th anniversary.

Made in 2006 by King of Games.

The Legend of Zelda: 25th Anniversary Treasure Chest - This very rare collector's item was made specifically in honor of Zelda's 25th Anniversary. Exclusively found at Gamescom 2011, visitors to Nintendo's booth could catch plush rupees thrown out to the audience for a chance to participate in "Das Zelda Quiz". 2nd and 3rd place participants were rewarded with this treasure chest (the 1st place winner acquiring the gold Twilight Princess statue), holding within various additional Zelda goodies. The chest was available in two sizes, with a slightly larger box being awarded to the 2nd place participant. Nintendo has not hinted at releasing this collectible for sale or wide distribution.

Made in 2011 by Nintendo.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Tawny.

Ocarina of Time 3D Great Deku Seeds - This rare item was limited to two events: one being the first 100 participants in the Zelda flashmob at Gamescom 2011, and the other being a pre-order bonus for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D exclusively for residents of Greece. The tin can includes artwork on the outside, as well as instructions as to how to care for the "Deku Seeds" contained within, giving Zelda fans a chance to grow their own Deku Trees.

Made in 2011 by Nintendo.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Tawny.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Soundtrack - Zelda fans who purchased Ocarina of Time 3D and registered their game on Club Nintendo's website within the first month of release got the chance to receive this promotional soundtrack free of charge. The soundtrack includes all the songs from the game in their entirity.

Made in 2011 by Nintendo.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Tawny.

The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary promotional pins - In honor of Zelda's 25th anniversary, Nintendo gave away a series of promotional pins at game events such as E3 and Gamescom 2011. While press got these for free, fans could acquire the Link pin after playing at one of the many demo pods for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Made in 2011 by Nintendo.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Tawny.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D promotional case/stylus - Pre-order gifts in the form of these cases were available with the release of Ocarina of Time 3D. The design of the case varied per country (i.e. the black case being available in Germany, the scenic artwork case available in Greece etc). The cases are very similar to cellphone sleeves and are made to hold the 3DS. The stylus has the Ocarina of Time 3D logo and is made of wood, and was supposed to be an exclusive goodie that could be acquired at E3. Note: We got it as a gift for our anniversary from Nintendo, I've never seen the styluses from anyone else and have no confirmation it actually was given away at E3, or at all for that matter.

Made in 2011 by Nintendo.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Tawny.

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks tote bag - This promotional item was given away at Gamescom 2011. As well as being one of the prizes contained within the 25th anniversary treasure chests, it was given away to the first 111 participants in the Zelda flashmob at Nintendo's booth. Within the tote bags given away at the flashmob were Limited Edition Ocarina of Time t-shirts and a can of Great Deku Seeds.

Made in 2011 by Nintendo.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Tawny.

Limited Edition Minish Cap Box - One of the rarest Zelda collectibles out there, the Limited Edition Minish Cap box was a Club Nintendo exclusive available only in Europe for the steep price of 15,000 stars. The box (which is valuable in itself) includes The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, the Triforce Gameboy Advance SP handheld console, a Triforce beanie and a long-sleeved Minish Cap shirt. The box also includes a certificate of authenticity limiting it to 300 pieces worldwide. At auction, this collectible sells for $1,000+. Note: Insane, right? Martijn found a single listing this year after years of keeping an eye out and it sold for over $1,300. I still can't believe he managed to snag this from Club Nintendo!

Made in 2004 by Nintendo.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Tawny.

Triforce Gameboy Advance SP - This special edition handheld console was a European exclusive. While it could be found within the Limited Edition Minish Cap Box, Nintendo also released the system for separate purchase in numbers of 25,000 in a special edition bundle with the game The Minish Cap available for 89 GBP. The console was also released for a limited run in Australia.

Made in 2004 by Nintendo.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Tawny.

Triforce DS Lite - This special edition handheld console was distributed worldwide in numbers of 250,000. While the gold color varies slightly by region, all consoles feature gold paint, gold buttons, and a Triforce logo on the front cover.

Made in 2004 by Nintendo.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Tawny.

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Collector's Edition - In select areas of Europe at the release of The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, a Collector's Edition was made available as a pre-order exclusive. For a small amount extra, collectors could expect to find the game and two special edition figures of Link and "Zelda Darknut" within a collectible tin.

Made in 2009 by Nintendo.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Tawny.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Collector's Edition - Available in every gaming region in limited quantities upon release, Ocarina of Time Collector's Edition features a shiny gold case (design different per region) and a gold cartridge. All of the Collector's Edition games also contain the "forbidden Fire Temple song" with controversial chanting, as well as red blood. It should be noted this was not intended specifically as a Collector's Edition feature though, and instead could be found in all the earliest released builds/cartridges of the game.

Made in 1998 by Nintendo.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Tawny.

The Legend of Zelda & Adventure of Link gold NES cartridges - Along with the normal versions of the game at release, special editions of The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: Adventure of Link could be found. These special editions feature gold NES cartridges and boxes tailored to show them off.

Made in 1987 and 1988 by Nintendo.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Tawny.

Ocarina of Time pencil case - One of many promotional items for Ocarina of Time, the pencil case could be found in stores that stocked school supplies such as Target. The case is gold in color and features a holographic sticker on the front, depicting artwork of Link as well as a map of Hyrule.

Made in 1998.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Tawny.

Zelda Phantom Hourglass/Four Swords Plush Keychains - The Phantom Hourglass plush keychain assortment features five different keychains: Green Link, Red Link, Blue Link, Purple Link and Tetra. Despite the fact the different colored Links are associated with Four Swords and not Phantom Hourglass, they are still part of the set. The keychains are approximately 3" in height.

Made in 2007.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Tawny.

Ocarina of Time 3D Keychain - A promotional item for Ocarina of Time 3D, this keychain was given away at various 2011 Nintendo events, and also as a pre-order bonus in select countries.

Made in 2011.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Tawny.

Zelda Mints - Associated with the game Ocarina of Time, the mints come in a lovely and detailed tin fashioned after the Hylian Shield.

Made in 2009.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Tawny.



   Figurines and Models

LoZ Trophy Figurines - There were a series of these figurines based on the originals games. There's figures of Link vs.Gleeok, Link vs.Gohma, Link vs. Trap, Link vs.Keese, and Link vs.Gibdo. Each stood around 5" high and came with Hi-Score sticker to record your best in-game achievements!

They were produced in 1988 by Hasbro. Our forum Admin Janus reliably informs me that he used to own one of these when he was a wee bairn of six years old. Bless!

Some summary information and photo kindly contributed by Tawny.

Nintendo PVC Figurines - Altogether the set consisted of 12 collectible figures (mostly Mario related however strangely there was also 2 characters from Punch Out!). Some of the figurines were also given away in a promotion with a company called Sunoco (a US Gasoline distribution company).

The figurines were made by Applause Inc in 1989.

Action Figures (Set 1) - The most well-known set of Zelda figures, as far as I know. Released by BD&A (I think. I know it was the same company that made the Super Mario beanies about a year or so earlier) around late 1998 to coincide with the release of OOT, these were just simple, poseable figures (not like the ones in the second set). Unfortunately, I do not own the three-figure set of Link, Zelda, and Ganondorf, and I don't own the Link keyring from the same company.

Picture and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

There were two or three versions of these figures, the ones exclusive via Nintendo Power in the OoT catalogue, and the ones sold in the stores. The 3 set featuring Link, Zelda, and Ganondorf I personally own and can vouch they are simply lovely. The 3 set was both a Target exclusive in a mock N64 game box for $10 available with the preorder of OoT gold, and also a Nintendo collectibles exclusive in the silver box.

Extra summary kindly contributed by Tawny.

Action Figures (Set 2) - Made by Toy-Biz around 2000, I think, these sets of figures surprised me in that they were available in Toymaster stores as well as some comic shops! During this time, Toy-Biz released an impressive range of Nintendo toys, but these OOT ones are my favourites! Each character set came with weapons and horses (although they had to mess up the timelines a little, judging by the Link and Zelda toys), and the characters had their own 'special moves' as well.

Ganondorf came with his horse (I think he got the best one of all), a Phantom Ganon mask, and Phantom Ganon's staff. Twisting his upper body around makes his staff hand move in a slow stabbing motion.

Impa came with (young) Zelda, her white horse, and a dagger (again, with sheath). Her move is exactly the same as Link's except I wouldn't recommend it being done repeatedly as the dagger only fits in quite loosely and could easily fall out.

Link came with Epona, the Master Sword (and sheath), and a shield. The sheath is supposed to attach to his back, but his hat gets in the way. Pressing a little switch on his back makes his sword hand shoot up and down, making him look a bit psycho if you do it repeatedly!

Pictures and summaries kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Action Figures (Set 3) - This begins the selection of Zelda 'action figures' that are actually meant to be more like 'displays'. This one was made by Joyride Studios around 2002. Link's body is poseable, and I assume he can be taken off the base, judging by the leg joints. Looking on Joyride's site, it turns out they also made a second Zelda display featuring Link riding on Epona, but I have never yet seen that one in UK comic shops or on Ebay.

Picture and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

The Joyride figures were also an exclusive Nintendo Power offer. Epona's figure is also supposed to come with a collector's card.

Extra summary kindly contributed by Tawny.

Action Figures (Set 4) - I think this MM set appears to be one of the rarest Zelda figure sets I've come across. Produced by Epoch around 2001, this is (according to the box) a 1/12 scale model of Link on Epona, originally sculpted by a Fumihiko Ennou (I don't know if this guy is a renowned model sculptor or anything). The other figures in the set are Link (with sword and shield), Deku Link, Goron Link, and Zora Link. Although I've seen the Link and Epona figure crop up a few times on Ebay since I bought this one, I've only seen the Zora one once and I've never actually seen the other three anywhere. Judging from this, I would have to conclude that these MM figures are real collector's items.

Picture and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Link Keyring - This OoT based keychain was fully posable. Link stands roughly about 3 and a half inches tall and comes with a detachable shield. You can't buy them anymore but I've seen loads floating around Ebay for quite cheaply.

It was made by BD & A (same company as the posable Zelda action figures) in around 1998 after the release of OoT.

Legend of Zelda Statues - These high quality statues produced in 2006 are made by First4Figures and are based on Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask and Twilight Princess. These figures are going to be made in limited numbers, complete with individual certificates of authenticity. The statues themselves will range from single characters to dioramas depicting some of the battles between Link and his enemies, and there is also talk of a possible line of busts as well.

Picture and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Link Windup Toy - I consider myself quite lucky to have found this little beauty still in its original packaging. Because of this, I don't know exactly how daft he looks when he's walking, but I think his sword's a little useless bent over like that! This was made by a toy company called Nasta in 1989 (and is therefore my oldest Zelda item currently, age-wise).

Picture and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Link Fast Food Toy - Another of those odd little things that have been known to crop up, this is one of the toys given away with kid's meals as part of a Nintendo promotion in Burger King in America back in 2002 (which never occurred over here). You push Link back along the track until he clicks into place, set up the Deku stands, and when you press the button, Link should hurtle along the track, spinning about and bopping the Deku over with his shield. I must say despite being a cheap fast food toy, it's quite a nice little item.

Summary kindly contributed by FireHawk. Photo kindly provided by Tawny.

OoT Zelda Plushes - A selection of plush characters based on OOT. These were originally made for the 'UFO Catcher' machines (crane games) in Japan, but have since been found for sale on specialist video game/anime sites (not to mention Ebay!). They are hard to obtain and are true collector's items. The full five-plush set consists of Young Link (with Navi), Adult Link, Zelda, Ganondorf, and Darunia.

Made in 1998.

Picture and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Phantom Hourglass Link Plushes - The second set of Zelda plushes to be released centres around Phantom Hourglass and Link's 'toon-style design. Only Link was ever made into plush form, in two sizes. The smaller plush measures at around 7-8 inches, while the larger one is about 12-13 inches. Link is depicted wielding his sword, while his shield is stuck to his back. Due to the 'floppiness' of his legs, he can posed in either sitting or standing positions (you'll have to lean him against something to get him to stand, though!).

Although these were actually made for the Japanese release of PH, they were available from various video game/anime/comic memorabilia sites and stores in late 2007 and early 2008. Some such stores may still have them in stock. In 2011, this plush design was eventually released in the US by Global Holdings, with a yellow Phantom Hourglass-themed tag, as opposed to blue tag on San-ei's version of the plushes. The US version is also noted as actually being slightly smaller than the smallest of the original two. Made by San-ei in 2007.

Picture and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Twilight Princess Capsule Figures - A set of miniature figures based on characters from Twilight Princess. Although sold in capsules, the figures are quite larger than usual capsule figures and as such, come in various small and fiddly parts that need piecing together. However, once the frustration of assembling said parts is over, the models themselves are well-detailed and of great quality. The set consists of Link, Wolf Link with Midna, Princess Zelda, and Zant. When they were first announced, a secret fifth figure was said to be in the works, but it never came to pass.

Made by Yujin in 2006.

Picture and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Phantom Hourglass Figurines - Available worldwide as capsule gashapon, the Phantom Hourglass figures feature Link, Linebeck, Tetra, a Darknut, and two Gorons. With the exception of the Gorons, each figure comes with an additional item (i.e. Phantom Hourglass, rupee, etc). The figurines stand approximately 2" tall.

Made in 2007.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Tawny.

Ocarina of Time Gashapon Figurines - Difficult to find and very small in size, these tiny gashapon feature Young Link, Adult Link, Princess Zelda, an Octorok, a Deku Scrub, and a Zora. The bases of the figures can be attached together in various ways. Note: The Zora is not included in the photo as I'm afraid he got lost through the years. The Links are also missing their weapons.

Made in 1998.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Tawny.

Ocarina of Time Promotional Figure - Part of a promotional campaign during E3 1997 to heighten excitement for upcoming title The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, these statues were created in a limited run and could be purchased at the event. It stands about 18" tall and is among the rarest of the Zelda statues ever made.

Made in 1997.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Tawny.

Zelda Twilight Princess statue - A rare collectible that could (still can!) be obtained via Club Nintendo, this statue costs a whopping 15,000 stars and depicts Link while riding Epona taken from a scene in Twilight Princess. The statue is gold in color, featuring a leather strap for Epona's reins, has the Twilight Princess logo, is very heavy and stands about 13" high. It's limited to 3,800 pieces (though the statue Martijn won at Gamescom 2011 was out of 1,600 and seemed made a little differently) and is highly detailed.

Made in (est) 2007.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Tawny.



   Apparel

Zelda Punch Embroidery - Back in the early 90s you could make your own Zelda themed clothes using these transfers! You simply ironed the pattern onto a garment and then 'coloured' it using a punch embroidery needle. There were 8 patterns included taken from Zelda II.

Made by Plaid Enterprises in 1990.

Official LoZ T-Shirts - Nintendo do absolutely loads of official themed Zelda t-shirts based on retro designs of the first few games and they're great! If you click on the image it'll take you to a new page which shows all the different designs available to buy online at North Castle. There's something to suit everyone and they come in sizes small to extra large, all 100% cotton, including some fitted designs for girls!

Most of these T-Shirts ship direct from the US from our online shop but they can also be picked up from UK gaming stores like Gamestation and many US online retailers too.

LttP T-Shirt - This T-Shirt was available through Nintendo Official Magazine UK's mail order section, and it was one of the more popular designs at that. It shows Link from the ending of LttP when he gets the Triforce. I've also heard that the design was available through selected branches of GameStation in the UK as well.

Picture kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Official LoZ Cap - This is an official trucker style cap featuring an image of the original logo from Zelda 1. It comes in one size only.

You can buy this cap direct from GKWorld for $13.95 below by clicking on the link http://www.gkworld.com/

OoT Triforce Cap - Made in 1998 around the time of Ocarina of Time's release. This came from Nintendo Power Magazine's now-long-defunct "Super Power Club" mini-catalog, and is made of denim (I think) with a leather bill.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Miranda Shadowind.

Sweatband and wristbands - A few little items that could be useful should you wish to show your Zelda pride a little more subtly! The sweatband features the famous 'Wings' design seen on Link's shield in most of the games, and is actually made to match a t-shirt with the same pattern on it. While the first wristband simply reads 'The Legend of Zelda' and shows the unmistakable Triforce symbol, the second matches the 'Asian Zelda' t-shirt design, in which each Triforce piece is labelled in Kanji (I think that's the dialect, anyway. I apologise and stand mistaken if it isn't) and in English.




Made by Changes in 2006.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Badge Set - A nice little set of badges to decorate coats or bags with. Along with the familiar 'Kanji' and 'Wings' designs are a Hylian Shield and a different design, in which the Triforce appears to be riveted to something (with little Zelda-themed words such as 'Link' and 'Hyrule' in the background).

Made by Changes in 2006

Picture kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Hylian Shield Pin - A pewter pin showing the Hylian Shield, two swords, and a bundle of arrows, all arranged in a nice pattern. Nothing much else to say, really.

Made by Changes in 2006.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Official Nintendo Magazine Trinkets - Like its predecessor, NOMUK, ONM has taken to giving away some interesting little goodies with each issue, including these items (not to mention posters and wristbands as well). The Twilight Princess badge pack is a nice little set and should allow any fan to show off their TP pride in style. The Phantom Hourglass keyring was given away with ONM's Zelda Special Edition and appears to be quite well-made for a free item. However, it is the metal Hylian Crest pin badge that has garnered the most interest among collectors. While similar to a pin badge already released by Changes, the brighter packaging with Phantom Hourglass artwork is seen to be much more attractive than the one its American cousin is pinned to (who says looks aren't everything, eh?).

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Legend of Zelda Watch - Released as a merchandise item associated with the very first Legend of Zelda game, the watch not only tells time, but allows the wearer to embark on a wrist-size adventure with Link.

Made in 1989.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Tawny.

Link Plush Backpack - After testing the waters with plush-style backpacks centred around Mario, Yoshi, and Luigi, Nintendo then went crazy and released even more characters, with Link being the first non-Mario character to be made for this set. Admittedly, he's a little useless as a backpack since only a fraction of his hat is comprised of storage space; the rest of his body is plush. Still, he's an interesting addition to predominantly Mario-focused set, and is adorable as a plush. His tags suggest he was based on the Toon Link from Spirit Tracks.

Made by Accessory Innovations in 2011.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by FireHawk.

Ocarina of Time Pocket Watch - This was a limited production pocket watch made in 1998 to publicise the release of the Ocarina of Time featured in the Nintedo Power Supplies Catalogue. It features a chain and leather-style pouch for safekeeping.

Made by Nintendo/BD&A in 1998.

Pictures and summary kindly contributed by Joe Sullivan.





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