Blue Yoshi in the 2.5 inch line, this was an odd mistake to make. Still, this guy's a good figure and clearly Light Blue Yoshi (he has the purple shoes), so let's take a closer look at him after the break...
Height: 4 1/2 inches tall.
Articulation: Ball jointed hips, swivel/ hinge shoulders, swivel neck.
Accessories: Yoshi egg.
Non-Scalper Price: $10- $12 dollars
my review of the original Yoshi for a full review. I'm mostly talking about paint and colors here.
* I love the subtle differences on these little guys, and (Light) Blue Yoshi has orange fins running down his back. Overall, he's a very neat and clean figure with an appealingly bright color scheme.
* The purple shoes are another detail that absolutely proves this is indeed intended to be Light Blue Yoshi. They look very...purple. Grape even. I also like the mustard yellow used for the sole of the shoes.
* Yoshi comes with an egg, the same accessory as the previous three Yoshi figures.
The only difference here is that this egg has light blue spots instead of
green, pink, or red ones. The egg isn't a terrible accessory but it does have a
hard time standing up on it's own. My kid finds these incredibly fascinating, though, so Jakks is doing something right here.
* I still think Yoshi's nose is oversized. Since this is the same sculpt as all of the previous Yoshi's this isn't anything new; it's just something that I'm reminded of whenever I try to photograph Yoshi and find his eyes obscured by his enormous bulbous nose.
I have reviewed a few other Yoshis: The classic green Yoshi, Red Yoshi, and Pink Yoshi. For other World of Nintendo figures, check out the following reviews:
Gravity Suit Samus
Link (Ocarina of Time)
Link (The Wind Waker)
Link in Goron Tunic
White Tanooki Mario