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Fangamer has announced that its catalog of Rare throwback products has once again expanded with new merchandise. Surprisingly, rather than just a handful of original Banjo-Kazooie and Conker items, the company’s collaborative catalog of products is seeing additions from Rare’s golden age Nintendo days. Below, viewers can check out Fangamer’s Banjo-Kazooie Jiggy Excursion hat, RareRacer pins, and Rareware Retro Backpack which are currently all available to order.



First up in the lineup of new items, the Banjo-Kazooie Jiggy Excursion Hat yields a minimalistic look reflecting some of Spiral Mountain’s color palette and a singular Jiggy. For those thinking this hat could use more detail, the inner tag cheekily contains the same text font as Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie did on the Nintendo 64.

The Nintendo 64 references don’t stop there though. Clearing avoiding the Diddy Kong Racing trademark, the RareRacer pins clearly take inspiration from the company’s iconic Donkey Kong racing spinoff. Banjo, Conker, Wizpig, and Timber, who all debuted in the Nintendo 64 game, are rocking missile balloons alongside some karts, planes, and rockets.

Finally, and arguably the most exciting for longtime fans of Rareware’s DK days, the Rareware Backpack pays homage to the opening of Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo. In the first entry of Rare’s original series, the game opened with the Rareware company logo forming with the same exact design.

The Banjo-Kazooie Jiggy Excursion Hat retails for $24 while each RareRacer pin goes for $14. Customers who buy more than one pin will receive $2 off any subsequent addition from the same product line. For those willing to spend a little more extravagantly, the Rareware Retro Backpack costs $64. When more Rare Nintendo-related items join Fangamer’s catalog, we will of course keep you all updated!


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Written by Marc Kaliroff

Ever since owning a cobalt blue Game Boy Advance, Nintendo is his preferred way of gaming. Marc is a journalist, creative writer, and video producer. While his focus may be on providing news, he spends his days preparing reviews for games of the present and past.