So what do these three things have in common? Recall cherished memories of third- and fourth-generation gaming consoles like the NES with this brand-new wave of figurines inspired by the Super Mario and Donkey Kong franchises! From Jakks Pacific comes the World of Nintendo series, and they’ve stocked their lineup with a bevy of adored characters. From Mario to Yoshi to Kong, these figures range in size from 2 to 6 inches. Wave one will be available for shipping as soon as November, so preorder now!
I was finally able to finish Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story, which I wrote about not too long ago (find that entry here) and it’s genuinely one of those intelligent, entertaining RPGs that I was sad to see end (though the game’s close is definitely worthwhile). While I wait for the next entry into the franchise, though, I can perhaps take comfort in the newest arrivals to our Super Mario Toy collection.
Once again, though, Bowser is underrepresented. What’s a Koopa King gotta do to get a couple figures? If Donkey Kong makes the cut…
But anyway, here are the three new lines we’ve just gotten: Keychains (series 1), Mini-Figures (series 2) and Supersize 9-inch figures. Take a look!
The Keychains can be purchased alone or as a set of six, which includes Mario, Luigi, Toad, Princess Toadstool, Princess and, for some reason, Donkey Kong. I know he was there at the beginning, but since Bowser’s really taken over, all I ask is that he get some action figure play.
This is the second wave of Mario minifigs and it includes two new Mario and Luigi figures, Princess Daisy, Shy Guy, Lakitu and a Koopa Troopa. Each one stands about 2 inches tall, but the sculpting definitely makes them worthy of a place on your toyshelf. They don’t suffer at all from the distortion so often seen in little items.
Standing at 9 inches, these might not seem Supersize compared to most 12”+ toys from other collections, but given that the alternative is a mere 2 inches, this 450% increase suddenly seems impressive. Find Mario, Luigi and Yoshi in this PVC set.
On the heels of our post about The upcoming Legend of Zelda game, and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, we’ll continue our Nintendo theme with a look at some of the toys and collectibles we’ve got in our online store.
The Legend of Zelda is arguably Nintendo’s most epic franchise, a tale of stolen princesses, rogue magic and adventure in the land of Hyrule. It’s spawned over ten games so far, with more on their way, and we’ve got toys from every LoZ era. From plush toys to replica swords, we’ve got something for every fan! Plus, for a special treat, be sure to check out the Legend of Zelda albums for the sounds of your favourite games.
Definitely one for the retro fans, this vintage figure of Donkey Kong’s Pauline is a rare find, but represents some of the first merchandising Nintendo ever produced to support its North American releases.
Sonic the Hedgehog was originally a Sega property, but made the move to Nintendo when its original company gave up the ghost following the Dreamcast’s failure. Now new life has been breathed into the speedster and you can find some of the older figures here, or pre-order the upcoming Jazwares figures–shipping in May, June and July!
Super Mario and friends are the Big Names in Nintendo, the company’s signature characters. And Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad and the others are all here in a number of forms: plus toys, trading cards, Gashapon minis, and even magnets of Mario’s original 8-bit form.