Re-live the Nintendo glory days with this Super Mario World poster

It’s-a Mario, and all of his friends, too! Get ready to decorate any “blah” space with this poster based on the aesthetic and characters of the legendary Nintendo game Super Mario World. From Boo and Goomba to Bowser and Princess Peach, the gang’s all here and set to add a dose of color to your world.

This poster from Pyramid America measures 24 by 36 inches, sure to make the perfect centerpiece of any hideout. Hop into the nearest green warp pipe and pick one up!

Squad goals.

Squad goals.

“I’m a-Luigi, number one!” New Nintendo playset from S.H. Figuarts

Mario seems to get all of the attention at times. His bright red garb and lovably pudgy form have inspired waves of nostalgia and fondness in more than one generation of gamers. But what about his green-outfitted counterpart, the swift and quirky Luigi? Tamashii Nations/S.H. Figuarts totally get that this world needs an equal dose of Luigi as it does Mario, and they’ve knocked it out of the park with this new playset.

Complete with brick block and red shell accessories, the four-inch Luigi figure also comes with interchangeable hand parts to hold the shell. An exclusive display stand with support arms allows the Big L to be displayed as he deserves to be. Precise articulation allows him to be used to recreate scenes with the S.H. Figuarts Mario, also available on CmdStore.com.

Jumping into warp tubes, smashing Goombas, taking names.

Jumping into warp tubes, smashing Goombas, taking names.

Want a Mario-and-Luigi-themed laugh on your lunch break?

Okay, so apparently Charles Martinet (the voice of Mario, Luigi, and other characters from the Nintendo franchise) has an Instagram account where he carries around action figures and does voice-overs for their real-time adventures. And we can’t stop chuckling.

In what could arguably be the most awesome crossover battle ever, Mario sees himself confronting none other than Darth Vader. And he doesn’t stop there — Mario and Luigi consort each other over a boiling pot of soup, encounter horses on the beach that they mistakenly identify as cows and become replacement juggling balls for a street performer.

Follow our man Charles here and let the hilarity ensue.

Source: Instagram

Source: Instagram

It’s Luigi!

“I wanna be a great plumber like my brother, Mario,” the green-clad 16-bit favorite once uttered. But we say, Luigi, you’re just wonderful all by yourself. Celebrate one-half of the dynamic princess-saving duo with this red pipe playset from high-end toymakers S.H. Figuarts.

You can use the figurine and included accessories to re-create iconic scenes from Luigi’s video-game adventures. The playset includes a red pipe, pipe adjustment parts, Buzzy Beetle, Piranha Plant, coin and coin stand. We have Tamashii Nations to thank for bringing us this deluxe 4-inch figure for shipment in February 2015. Put your name down for one today if you think you might need a brightly-colored pick-me-up in the dead of winter!

Mustache idol.

Mustache idol.

Mario Figurines and the 3DS Launch Titles!

Over in our Super Mario section at CmdStore, you can find Series 2 of Nintendo’s Collector’s Tin 2-inch figures!

Featuring six new figures to grow your collection, the figures are available as 2-figure tins or snaggable as a 3-tin (six-figure!) set. They’re from Goldie Marketing and make a great addition to any Nintendo fan’s toyshelf! Here they are.

MARIO AND LAKITU

LUIGI AND KOOPA TROOPA

DAISY AND SHY GUY

SET OF ALL 3

And in other Nintendo news, here’s some exciting info from 411 Mania

Nintendo has officially confirmed the launch titles set to accompany the 3DS when it launches in Japan on February 26, 2011. Currently, no Mario games have been announced for launch which is definitely surprising. However, Nintendo has Mario Kart and Paper Mario (working titles) in development and early reports have them slated for a later release date in 2011.

Below are the official launch titles for the 3DS.

* Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3DS
* Nintendogs + Cats
* Pilotwings Resort
* Pro Baseball Spirits
* Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle
* Ridge Racer 3D
* Samurai Warriors Chronicle
* Steel Diver
* Super Monkey Ball
* Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition

Super Mario Mini Figures: 6-figure Box Set

Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Bullet Bill, Bob-Omb and a Goomba make up the new Super Mario 6-Figure Box Set from Nintendo!

Each figure is about 2 inches tall and the clean-cut style and molding of the pieces is great for capturing the looks of Nintendo’s most popular heroes and villains. They’re great for any fan of the games, both old and new, and will not only look awesome when displayed, but pretty much demand to be set up as though they’re all part of a level running across the length of your shelf. In fact, I am going to go ahead and say that I insist you set them up that way.

This box set joins the rest of the Nintendo collection, which you can (and should) check out here.

Super Mario: Super Size, Mini-figures and Keychains

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!

KEYCHAINS!


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.

MINI-FIGURES!


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.

SUPERSIZE FIGURES!


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.

Mario Bros. Wii: Back to Basics

I know that I grew up on Mario games: while I missed out on most of the NES stuff since I was just slightly too young for it, one of my first major forays into the video game world was with Super Mario World, which revolutionized the world of side-scrollers forever. The levels were complex and a heck of a lot of fun, the design far brighter and more interesting than anything that had come before it. Even the fact that it had secret worlds, bonus levels and alternate level endings (remember those keys?) really set it apart from the competition and then it was on for a crop of new side-scrollers like the Mario sequels or the Donkey Kong Country franchise. Really fun stuff.

And while Mario has strayed from the original formula in games like Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars by Squaresoft, the Mario sports series, the Wii-based Mario Galaxies 1 & 2 and a ton more titles, it’s always fun to get back to basics and enjoy some revamped nostalgia.

Which is exactly what the new Super Mario Bros. Wii has brought the world! Here’s a review from The Sydney Morning Herald


Returning to his side-scrolling roots, Nintendo’s red-capped mascot has finally given Wii owners a taste of the nostalgic gameplay for which he is renowned.

Rather than a Mario-by-the-numbers remake, this fresh instalment brings with it some Wii-specific touches.

While the on-screen charm and chaos will be familiar to Mario fans, the chance to play co-operatively is a first for this decades old gaming franchise and it’s both a blessing and a curse, depending on your choice of gaming companions.

While it’s possible to play the game alone as Mario, up to three friends can jump into the action at any point, which can be both exhilarating and, at times, frustrating. One minute you’ll be working together to reach hidden areas and items, then a moment later you’ll be screaming at each other over stolen power-ups, being pushed off ledges or left behind.

The game is designed to be played with the Wii Remote held horizontally and operated like a traditional controller, plus the Wii’s Nunchuk controller is also supported for those who prefer analog controls. The motion-sensing feature of the Wii Remote is put to good use, activating certain actions when it’s shaken or tilted, though, thankfully, this option is not over-used.

Veterans of this series can expect some gruelling, though rewarding, challenges in the later levels, while inexperienced players can, for the first time, take advantage of the new Super Guide feature, in which the game offers to complete difficult sections automatically. As a penalty, however, all-important star coins, which are needed to unlock later levels, are not collected during this time.

While this latest instalment doesn’t feel as innovative as earlier releases and an online component to play friends afar would have embellished the game further, New Super Mario Bros. Wii remains a solid addition to this much-loved series.

If you want to pick up the game, you can snag it over on Amazon.com right here–it’s currently the NUMBER ONE video game on the site! Snag it: New Super Mario Bros for the Nintendo Wii

Or if you’ve already got it or just want to relive the Mario of yore, check out our massive collection of Super Mario figures, cards, plush toys, vehicles and accessories. We’ve got a ton of stuff from a ton of games and if you’re a Mario lover, you’ll be sure to find something to your tastes! Click the pic below to have a look!