List of The Legendary Starfy series merchandise

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Commercial advertisement for the original Densetsu no Starfy tie-in CD featuring popular Japanese celebrity Becky

The success of the The Legendary Starfy series has contributed to the production of additional games in the franchise. Various merchandise have been released to promote these games, including both retail products and not for sale merchandise.

Additionally, mangaka have produced manga based on games in the The Legendary Starfy series and there have been a few products available in capsule machines for multiple Nintendo games including most games in the series.

There are also various publications like Famitsu and Nintendo Power that cover the series in certain volumes and may be considered Legendary Starfy merchandise.

This article lists officially licensed merchandise by Nintendo, promotional items and manga from mangaka. It will not list fan-made works.

Games

Main article: The Legendary Starfy (series)
The North American box-art of The Legendary Starfy, known in Japan as Densetsu no Starfy Taiketsu! Daīru Kaizokudan (Japanese: 伝説のスタフィー たいけつ!ダイール海賊団) the latest game in the series and the first Legendary Starfy game to have been localised into English.

There are currently a total of five games in The Legendary Starfy series, the first three of which were released for the Game Boy Advance, and the last two have been released for the Nintendo DS. The games sold relatively well in Japan, contributing to the production of sequels. The fifth game, known as The Legendary Starfy (Densetsu no Starfy Taiketsu! Daīru Kaizokudan (Japanese: 伝説のスタフィー たいけつ!ダイール海賊団) was not advertised as a direct sequel, and much of the artwork was designed in a different way to make the characters look like plush dolls. The Legendary Starfy was the first game to be localised into English and sold outside of Japan in North America and Australasia. In the localisation process, there were various localisation changes, for example the manga-style cutscenes were changed to be read from left to right instead of right to left.

See also: SeriesNavbox for related games

Manga

The first issue of the Densetsu no Starfy (Japanese: 伝説のスタフィー) manga series by Yumiko Sudō, published by Shogakukan.

There have been two series of The Legendary Starfy manga collated in tankōbon form. The first series, simply known as Densetsu no Starfy was based on the events of Densetsu no Starfy, Densetsu no Starfy 2 and Densetsu no Starfy 3. It was frequently submitted to issues of CoroCoro Comic from June 2002 (before the official release of the game Densetsu no Starfy in June 2002) until October 2005, and it was illustrated by manga artist Yumiko Sudō. The manga was published by Shogakukan and Nintendo and TOSE own the copyright to the tankōbon.

The second series, known as Densetsu no Starfy R (Japanese: 伝説のスタフィーR) ran from April 2006 until April 2008, and it was illustrated by Suzuo Yadaka (Japanese: 矢高鈴央, やたか すずお) as a follow up to the original Densetsu no Starfy manga series based on the events of Densetsu no Starfy 4. Densetsu no Starfy R is an abbreviation of Densetsu no Starfy Returns (Japanese: デンセツノスタフィーリターンズ). Like the first series, it was published by Shogakukan and submitted to CoroCoro Comic. Nintendo and TOSE own the copyright to the tankōbon.

In addition to the two aforementioned manga series, a series of The Legendary Starfy manga illustrated by Sayori Abe predating the manga by Yumiko Sudō appeared in appeared in certain pages in issues of Shogakukan's Separate Grade Learning Magazines (Japanese: 小学館の学年別学習雑誌), from April 2002 up to December 2002 (inclusive) and was never released in tankōbon form. [1][2]

In 2008, at least two manga based on The Legendary Starfy were created and published in the magazine Character Parfait, starting from volume 8. [3]

Included in the November 2008 issue of Enterbrain's Video Game Magazine is a small manga called Starfy's Adventure (Japanese: スタフィーのぼうけん) based on The Legendary Starfy, as well as three manga included in the magazine itself called Defeat the Enemy!, Hidden Room Discovery! and Combined by Transformation!.

Nintendo Official Guidebooks

Main article: Nintendo Official Guidebook
The Nintendo Official Guidebook for Densetsu no Stafy Taiketsu! Daīru Kaizokudan

Nintendo Official Guidebooks (Japanese: 任天堂公式ガイドブック) are strategy guides for Nintendo games published by Shogakukan. Nintendo Official Guidebooks have been released for all five games in The Legendary Starfy series under Shogakukan's Wonder Life Special imprint. The guidebooks offer help with completing the game.

CDs

The front cover of the CD case of Starfy no Daibouken
Main article: Becky: Densetsu no Starfy
Main article: Starfy no Daibouken

There are two CDs based on The Legendary Starfy series. The first one, Becky: Densetsu no Starfy (Japanese: ベッキ 伝説のスタフィー), known on the side of the CD case as Densetsu no Starfy / BOYFRIEND'S ROOKIE (Japanese: 伝説のスタフィー / BOYFRIEND'S ROOKIE), also known online as Densetsu no Starfy c/w BOYFRIEND'S ROOKIE (Japanese: 伝説のスタフィー c/w BOYFRIEND'S ROOKIE) was sold as a tie-in to promote Densetsu no Starfy.

The second CD, Starfy no Daibouken (Japanese: スタフィーの大冒険, literally Starfy's Great Adventure), was sold as a tie-in to promote Densetsu no Starfy 2, but was not advertised on the Densetsu no Starfy 2 official mini-site for reasons unclear. Both CDs include renditions of the series Title Song.

Playing cards

Main article: Densetsu no Starfy Trumps
The packaging of the Starfy Swimming in the Sea edition

There are two types of special playing cards (Japanese: 伝説のスタフィー トランプ, Densetsu no Starfy Trumps) based on Densetsu no Starfy. The playing cards come in two versions - a blue edition called 'Starfy Swimming in the Sea' (Japanese: 海を泳ぐスタフィー) and a pink edition called 'Starfy Standing on the Beach' (Japanese: 浜辺でたたずむスタフィー). The cards are split into King, Queen, Jack, Joker, 2-10 and Ace. Each individual card is 58x89 mm.

Stuffed toys

The big Starfy stuffed toy (left) compared with the Densetsu no Starfy 4 stuffed toy (right)

"Stuffed toy" redirects here. For the item in Densetsu no Starfy and the NPC in Densetsu no Starfy 2, see Cute Stuffed Toy.

There are two Starfy stuffed toys, as well as a series of beanbag toys.

The first stuffed toy; the Big Starfy stuffed toy (Japanese: おっきなぬいぐるみスタフィー, Big stuffed toy Starfy) was produced by Tomy and is advertised on the goods section of the official Densetsu no Starfy mini-site as a cute stuffed toy that can also be used as a cushion.

The beanbag toys are known as the Mascot Beanbags (Japanese: お手玉マスコット). They include the blue bear Kigurumi, the Balloon, Starfy with the Magic Set, Starfy riding the Catfish Boat and Starfy on his own. These toys were advertised on page 271 of the Densetsu no Starfy 2 Nintendo Official Guidebooks published by Shogakukan.

The last stuffed toy; the Densetsu no Starfy 4 stuffed toy is a small stuffed toy of Starfy based on his appearance in Densetsu no Starfy 4. It was produced by San-Ei Boeki Trade.

Densetsu no Starfy Showa Note merchandise

Showa Note, a company with a focus on stationary, produced nine different kinds of Densetsu no Starfy merchandise that were all released on December 20, 2002.

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Fairy Tale Land Character Line Drawings

The Densetsu no Starfy Fairy Tale Land Character Line Drawings
Main article: Fairy Tale Land

Fairy Tale Land (Japanese: メルヘンランド) is a series of products produced by Aiko for line drawings of mascots and promotional characters which can be colored in and then baked on a hot plate and added to tiles or glass windows.

One series of line drawings is based on Densetsu no Starfy and includes line drawings of Starfy with the Balloon and Starfy wearing the Kigurumi.

Densetsu no Starfy strap

Main article: Densetsu no Starfy strap

The Densetsu no Starfy strap (Japanese: 伝説のスタフィー ストラップ) is a figure of Starfy attached to a strap. It was produced by Tomy.

Confectionery

Ezaki Glico have produced two different kinds of Densetsu no Starfy confectionery, both of which were released on March 4, 2003. The first kind of confectionery, Densetsu no Starfy Perotan (Japanese: 伝説のスタフィー ペロタン), are pendulum shaped chocolate lollipops of Starfy when Dizzy and the Mermaid. The second kind of confectionery, Densetsu no Starfy Gummi Candy (Japanese: 伝説のスタフィー グミ) are orange and apple flavored gummi candy.

Other Densetsu no Starfy stickers

Stickers of various characters, including two stickers where people can write their name

In addition to the aforementioned Showa Note Densetsu no Starfy stickers, there is another set of stickers based on Densetsu no Starfy. The company that produced them is unclear. It is possible that they are promotional not for sale stickers. They are not listed on the official Densetsu no Starfy mini-site's Goods section.

The stickers include the following characters and abilities:


Sticker section Character/Ability
Top-left Starfy ×4
Top-right Starfy performing the Spin Jump, with artwork of Pufftop
First sticker down from the top-left Starfy swimming, Moe
Second sticker down from the top-left Hopalop, Jellysquish, Tatsubo, Bu, Gufu, Pukukame, Blokka, Isogin, Chumbrella, Unu
Third sticker down from the top-left Doppel, Starfy's Star Spin pose, Boctopus, Jiilacanth, Ashikaru, Amebrush, Tatsunomama
Bottom set of stickers Mermaid ×2, Starfy Dashing ×2, Mogu ×2, Old Man Lobber ×2, Konbi ×2, Starfy Dizzy ×2
Middle Mekani-jiisan, Starfy Gliding, Mermaid face, The Whale, Herman, Jojiro, Starfy riding the Balloon, Miguana
Middle-right (blue background) Starfy using the Magic Set, Starfy riding the Catfish Boat
Middle-right (pink background) Starfy wearing the Kigurumi, Starfy using the Mole Tank

The Legendary Starfy review merchandise

The review merchandise with a review copy of The Legendary Starfy

Journalists who ordered the review copy of The Legendary Starfy received a Starfy t-shirt, The Legendary Starfy stickers and a The Legendary Starfy water bottle. [5]. These items were later available from the Nintendo World Store but the Starfy t-shirts were only available in medium, while previous Starfy t-shirts were available in large. [6] The t-shirts were also worn by staff at Toys "R" Us events. [7] The Legendary Starfy stickers were also available at the Starfy Toys "R" Us events on June 7, 2009. The stickers include Starfy, Bunston, Moe, the Mermaid, Starly and The Terrible Trio.

The video gaming blog Joystiq also ran a The Legendary Starfy "prize pack" competition from September 10th, 2009 until 3:00PM ET on September 16th, 2009 where commenters had a chance to win all three of the promotional items by telling Joystiq what their favorite item in the pack is. [8]

  • Starfy t-shirt (large) (Flag of USA.png 2009)
  • Starfy t-shirt (medium) (Flag of USA.png July 11, 2009)
  • The Legendary Starfy stickers (Flag of USA.png 2009)
  • The Legendary Starfy water bottle (Flag of USA.png 2009)

Game Boy Advance cartridge erasers

Various Game Boy Advance cartridge erasers including Densetsu no Starfy
(bottom-left)

Game Boy Advance cartridge erasers (Japanese: ゲームボーイアドバンスカートリッジ型消しゴム) are miniature Game Boy Advance game boxes that have an eraser based on the relevant game inside. The erasers are shaped just like real Game Boy Advance game cartridges, and have that game's relevant sticker. The erasers were available inside capsule machines in 2005 for a limited time only. [9] The erasers came in different colors including white, pink, blue and yellow.

The now defunct online importer Lik-Sang also had these erasers for sale on their website. They would choose a random eraser much like how consumers would receive a random eraser from capsule machines.

Three of the Game Boy Advance cartridge erasers are based on Densetsu no Starfy, (pink) Densetsu no Starfy 2 (pink) and Densetsu no Starfy 3 (blue).

See here for a list of Game Boy Advance erasers.

Miniature Nintendo DS game cases

Main article: Nintendo DS Game Card eraser
Main article: DS Mascot
Main article: Nintendo DS Perfect Collection

There have been multiple series of miniature Nintendo DS game cases based on Densetsu no Starfy 4, including Nintendo DS Game Card eraser, DS Mascot (and its successor DS Lite Mascot) and Nintendo DS Perfect Collection. All of them were presumably available from capsule machines in Japan.

The Nintendo DS Game Card erasers are miniature Nintendo DS game cases with Game Card erasers inside. One of these items is based on Densetsu no Starfy 4, and has erasers that come in two colors, light blue[10] and pink.

DS Mascot (not to be confused with the similar Nintendo DS Mini Figure & DS Card Case Twin Strap) started as a series of Nintendog and Nintendo DS toys attached together by a phone strap, but later entries in the series have Nintendo DS game boxes and Nintendo DS models strapped to a phone strap instead. The first entry like this is also known as Nintendo Software Collection, and Nintendo Software Collection became its own series, with DS Mascot 2/3, Nintendo DS Lite Mascot and Nintendo DS Lite Mascot 2 as members. A Densetsu no Starfy 4 DS Lite Mascot was included in Nintendo DS Lite Mascot series, specifically in Nintendo DS Software Collection 3.

Nintendo DS Perfect Collection is a series of game cases with a key-ring attached to them. Later in June 2006, a second set of game cases in the Nintendo DS Perfect Collection series was released called Nintendo DS Perfect Collection 2, which included a game case of Densetsu no Starfy 4.

Publications

The 2001 edition of Game Boy Encyclopedia, with artwork of Starfy from when Densetsu no Starfy was in development for the Game Boy Color

The Legendary Starfy series has been mentioned in various publications, including but not limited to, the aforementioned manga sources, Famitsu, Enterbrain's Video Game Magazine, Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream, the now defunct North-American publication Nintendo Power, the 2001 edition of the Game Boy Encyclopedia, and the Nintendo Spaceworld Official Guidebooks.

Not for sale merchandise

This section lists The Legendary Starfy merchandise that were never meant to be sold.

Promotional Densetsu no Starfy balloon

According to Famitsu, to celebrate the release of the Densetsu no Starfy Trumps, a special campaign was launched in which 50 lucky people could win a star-shaped Starfy balloon. It is unclear whether this was an official promotion or an offer by Famitsu. [11]

Promotional Densetsu no Starfy 2 balloon

A balloon much like the Densetsu no Starfy balloon was released, but with the text "伝説のスタフィー2" (Densetsu no Starfy 2) on the back. Further details about its distribution are unknown.

Promotional Densetsu no Starfy 4 cutouts

Various cutouts of characters and enemies in Densetsu no Starfy 4 were made, advertising the release date of the game. These characters and enemies include Starfy, Starly, Moe, Mattel, Shurikit, Flamelead, Woopal, Kappy and Pajammer. There is also a cutout of the game's logo.

Promotional Densetsu no Starfy flyer

A flyer of Densetsu no Starfy was made and was presumably used to promote the game.

Promotional posters

Various promotional posters have been made for games in The Legendary Starfy series including Densetsu no Starfy, Densetsu no Starfy 3, Densetsu no Starfy 4 and The Legendary Starfy, with possibly one for Densetsu no Starfy 2.

An "Asobo" ("let's play"[?]) poster was also produced featuring Yoshi, Baby Mario, Starfy and Kirby, promoting Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Densetsu no Starfy, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.


The Legendary Starfy merchandise

  • A gift bag was available from the Nintendo World Store on July 11, 2009.
  • Star-shaped The Legendary Starfy balloons were available at Nintendo World Store. They were also displayed at Toys "R" Us.
  • Different balloons based on The Legendary Starfy were displayed at Toys "R" Us, including red, yellow, green, pink and blue balloons.
  • The Legendary Starfy themed pencils were available at Toys "R" Us.
  • Starfy visors were available from Toys "R" Us, Nintendo World Store and were worn by staff at the Discovery Science Center.

Next Generation World Hobby Fair decorations

Stuffed toys of Moe (Japanese: キョロスケ, Kyorosuke) and Old Man Lobber (Japanese: ラブじいさん, Rob-jiisan) were used as wall decorations at the July 2002 Next Generation World Hobby Fair event at the Makuhari Messe (Japanese:幕張メッセ) exhibition centre, near Tokyo, Japan. These most likely were never sold.

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References

  1. List of manga appearing in Shogaku Third Grade (小学三年生) (in Japanese).
  2. List of Shogakukan Grade Comics manga on AnimeComic-Cell (in Japanese).
  3. Character Parfait The Legendary Starfy manga creator's blog
  4. Densetsu no Starfy mini-site - Koryaku page
  5. Nintendo Life - Starfy promo items - DSi /DS Forum - Page 1
  6. "The Legendary Starfy" Part 1 - Schwag from NWS
  7. Legendary Starfy promo t-shirt - The Legendary Starfy Message Board for DS - GameFAQs
  8. Joyswag: The Legendary Starfy prize pack [update] | Joystiq
  9. Game Swag - MOTHER 1+2 Eraser. Archived page from June 5, 2012
  10. Hunny Pot Town's eraser department store - Nintendo DS (in Japanese).
  11. ファミ通.com / "伝説のスタフィー トランプ"が12月13日に発売!