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DS Daily: Got it!

It's Monday, most of us haven't had enough sleep, and there's no coffee. There's not even any Red Bull. That means you're all doomed to an extremely silly morning question: have you ever held something over your head, à la la Link, to celebrate a moment of victory? Bonus if you added the music.

You know you've done it. It's either that, or we're really big nerds.

Link has bully problems

Poor Link, he just can't catch a break. Even when he's just taking a nice stroll in the suburbs, he gets accosted. And this isn't just any old bully, either. This is the kind of a bully with no regard for proper hat use (see: the worst kind).

Look at that floppy thing on his head. It's like some kind of disgusting hybrid made for all seasons, yet looks incredibly stupid. A man who has no idea how silly he looks in a ridiculous hat is the most dangerous man on Earth.

[Thanks, Chris!]

Papercraft Links: useless against Dodongos

Because let's face it: you won't be rescuing that Triforce as a pile of ash. In fact, now that we think some more about this, these wouldn't be much good in the Water Temple either, or anywhere that is remotely windy (thus ruling out the Isle of Gust).

Heck, maybe these papercraft Links would just be safer making our desks look totally rad. Glad we agree.

[Via That Girl's Site]

Zelda movie trailer whips internet into a frenzy

Ah, IGN, you very nearly had us. Your trailer for a movie based on The Legend of Zelda almost -- almost -- pulled the wool over our young, naive eyes. In fact, this is probably the most impressive, sophisticated April Fools' prank we've witnessed for some time. What gave it away? Well, there's a sliiightly budget feel to some of this. Truth be told, we've seen more convincing Ganons at cosplay conventions, while some of the acting pretty much redefined "hammy."*

Goofy as it is, this is still darn excellent, and certainly more impressive than anything we could ever hope to cook up. So, let's see a show of hands: how many of you would queue around the block for tickets to this?

* Not that this prevented the Lord of the Rings trilogy from being taken seriously. Yes, yours truly is the only individual in the known universe not to enjoy that overwrought, nine-hour bore-fest.

Female duo sets the standard for Link cosplay

As far as Link cosplayers go, these two are easily the best we've come across. It's especially impressive when you consider that they're both wearing the Link's Four Swords outfits and not his traditional green garb.

Why is it that women seem to find more success in mimicking the Hylian hero's image? Is it his boyish frame? His unwhiskered cheeks? His effeminate, pointy ears?

Whatever it is, this pair captured it with a bug-catching net, stuck it in a bottle, and put it to work with these photos. Hit the gallery below for more action shots of the girls posing with boomerangs, miniature bows, and, uh, cell phones.

Gallery: Cosplaying Link Duo

How would you rank the weapons of Zelda?

No, not the princess's actual weapons, but the weapons from the Zelda games. For us, the most badass thing that ever was made has to be the Titan's Mitt. That thing could help Link pick up the most heaviest of heavy items. We'll also entertain notions that the Hook Shot, Pegasus Shoes and Magic Cape are up high on the list.

But, what about the items that aren't specific to any entry in the series, like the boomerang? Well, Lore from Wired attempts to rank these items, providing grade marks to all of Link's most-used weapons and otherwise general helper-outers. Is the man insane? Well, we'll leave that judgment up to you and get back to what we enjoy most: daydreaming that we have a Titan's Mitt of our own.

You, on the other hand, can rank your top 5 favorite Zelda items in the comments. No daydreaming for you all, there's work to be done!

Nintendo-themed cases bring style to your DS

If you're still searching for the perfect case for your DS Lite, you might want to check out these handmade options by eBay's munkybaby05. Made with yarn, felt, and plastic canvas, these cases are adorably geeky, and according to the seller, will fit snugly on any DS Lite.

There's two Metroid options, including the one pictured above and a Samus vs. metroid case. If you prefer the Legend of Zelda as your game of choice, though, she also has a case featuring Link and another with a sparkly Triforce.

The cutest of all, though, are the Mario-themed cart cases, which are shaped like little boxes and can hold about nine or ten games. The game holders are available in red mushroom, green mushroom, or question block designs.

Currently they're not too expensive for handmade items ($18 including shipping and handling for the DS Lite cases, $11 for the game cases), but of course, you never know with eBay.

[Thanks, GenoBoost!]

The Legend of Etching: A Link to the Auction

Over on eBay, the pictured (it's a badly-lit photo, the seller admits) GBA SP is up for grabs over the span of little less than three days. It has an etch of the design on Link's shield on the top portion of the clamshell, allowing any Link-lover in Canada to toss their coin in for the opportunity. We must admit, though, the thing could've used a nice forest green paint job before doing the etching, or perhaps a custom color scheme more fitting to the Hylian Shield. Currently, the bid resides at thirty Canadian dollars.

Any of you think the custom unit is worth your hard-earned money? What about your easily-earned money?

[Thanks, Andrea!]

Phantom Hourglass gashapon does not help our financial situation

You'll have to forgive us me for making two Phantom Hourglass-related posts in the same day (it's like Zelda week all over again), but these capsule toys are irresistibly cute -- yes, possibly even cuter than this. Unfortunately, at just $3 a piece from Play-Asia, they also happen to be irresistibly cheap, a combination that does not mix well when you're a financially impoverished blogger, already reduced to a scurvy-inducing diet of noodles and water for the rest of December.

Which gashapon you receive is entirely random, though as they're all pretty fantastic (and did we mention cheap?), we can't see a lot of people complaining. Not when we'll happily take any like-for-likes you receive off your hands. We're kind like that, you see.

[Via BGB]

Phantom Hourglass ranks at 7 on Time's top 10 games of 2007 list

Frankly, we're shocked. Number 7 is a very respectable spot for any game, considering we're talking about the 10 best games of the year, but come on. This is The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass we're talking about here, folks. It's an amazing title and arguable the best in what has been an amazing year full of quality titles on the DS. Heck, this time of year, we can't think of a better gift than a Phantom Hourglass bundle.

Besides Phantom Hourglass, what would you consider to be the best of the best on the DS this year?

Game art, built from Lego pieces

When not playing games, we often like to listen to gaming music and look at game art. Heck, we just wish there was a way for us to play games in our sleep. We like playing games that much. Don't you?

Enter these pieces of gaming memorabilia created from Lego blocks. There's all kinds of Nintendo salutes, including Samus, several different kinds of Link and, of course, the pictured Mario. There's even a sweet piece of of Mega Man art.

Zelda Week: They may not be Rupees ...

The deviantart page for user DekuPyro is littered with all sorts of homemade Zelda memorabilia. From painted keychains to the coin you see to your right, DekuPyro is quite the Zelda fan. And that's the kind of thing we love to see.

Well, it also helps that this is Zelda Week.

Be sure to hit up past the break for some more creations from DekuPyro.

Continue reading Zelda Week: They may not be Rupees ...

Zelda Week: Set sail for Lego

While you're boating around in Phantom Hourglass, it's always nice to look back at other seafaring moments, even if the sailing in The Wind Waker wasn't really your thing. You know what makes everything better, though? Lego. This awesome Wind Waker diorama isn't new, but it's still imminently suitable for our celebration of Phantom Hourglass, and it's always impressive. We can't help but admire people who are not only talented enough to recreate awesome scenes with simple materials -- even those designed for such a purpose -- but those who take the time to do it, as well.

Continue reading Zelda Week: Set sail for Lego

Zelda Week: Do it yourself

One of the interesting things about fanaticism (we're definitely fanatics for all things Zelda) is how it invades every section of your life. From sketching pictures of green tunics in your notebook during class, right down to ensuring your children grow up with the same obsession as you (more on that in a bit). It's a wonderful, sometimes scary thing.

Let's see what that fanaticism does when people decide to go DIY.

Continue reading Zelda Week: Do it yourself

Show and Tell: Zelda week, day one

All this week, we're celebrating all things Zelda by showing off the best thing about this blog -- the readers! Each weekday, we will feature at least one of our readers and their Zelda booty. In fact, this first submission sorta took the "booty" aspect to heart ... or it would have if he'd turned around.

Oh, Johnny Wolf. We can't tell you how much we appreciate you throwing caution (dignity?) to the wind and taking one for the team. The world needed to see these Zelda boxers, and we couldn't think of any better way to kick off a week of fanboy-loving. There's no better method of demonstrating true adoration than by sticking something over your crotch. Hit the jump to see them in full effect.

Do you have some awesome Zelda gear? Anything from t-shirts to tattoos, to statues and standees, if it features Link, we want to help you show it off. Snap some pics and send 'em to showmeit [at] dsfanboy [dot] com. We'll be here all week.

...and try to make sure they're in focus, or at least close. We've gotten a lot of fuzzy pictures so far, guys, and if we can't see what's going on, we can't use them!

Continue reading Show and Tell: Zelda week, day one

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