Height: 4 5/8ths inches
Articulation: Hinged ankles, hinged knees, ball jointed hips, swivel/hinge shoulders, hinged elbows, swivel wrists, a ball jointed tail, and a swivel/hinge neck.
Accessories: Super Bell
Non-Scalper Price: $9-$12 dollars
* Cat Mario's articulation is a lot better than many other figures in this line. In fact, you can actually put him semi-convincingly on all floors like a cat. I think in the game he can run really fast in this crouching position, but you could also pretend he's drinking from a saucer of milk. His hips actually have a very deep cut in the side which allows his legs to rotate up and take that odd cat-like position while his head has a swivel/hinge join to give him some ability to look up. It all works pretty well, all things considered.
* Considering I had no attachment to this variant of Luigi prior to picking up the figure, I do like it. There's something quite fun and silly about Luigi in a cat costume. Jakks nailed Luigi's facial likeness but they also did a great job of making this look like Luigi's head in a costume rather than some sort of mutant Luigi. The little ears are funny, the paintwork is clean and neat for the most part, and the gloves and boots even have little pink pads on them. I can dig it.
* Besides his limb and head articulation, Cat Luigi also has an articulated tail. It's ball jointed and has a pretty nice range of motion so you can give Luigi all kinds of expressive poses with it. Cats use their tails to express themselves, right? I'm a dog person, so I don't really know that much about cats. Pretty much everything I know about cats comes from Catwoman, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and that segment in Tales from the Darkside: The Movie where an assassin is hired to kill a cat.
* While cats are fairly nimble creatures and capable of resurrecting the dead (again, I don't know much about cats), Luigi is not so nimble. Well, it's more that his hips are loose. I've heard people tell someone that they are so loose their hips rattle, but I don't think this is the same thing. The problem here is that Luigi doesn't always want to stand up. The t-bar/ ball jointed hips tend to feel a bit too wriggly and floppy.
I've reviewed plenty of other World of Nintendo figures, including: