1-1 Mario and the 2-4 Mario. I was really hoping for a new Mario to kick off the new series, but that's not what we got. Let's take a quick look after the break...
Height: 4 1/8th inches tall
Articulation: Hinged knees, ball jointed hips, swivel/hinge shoulders, hinged elbows, swivel wrists, and a swivel neck.
Accessories: Super Star
Non-Scalper Price: $12 dollars
* On the left is the new Mario from Super Mario, the middle is the World of Nintendo 2-4 Mario, and on the right is the original 1-1 Mario. As you can see, all of the figures have the exact same bodies with the new Mario having the fists from Mario 1-1 and the head from Mario 2-4. That's it. Nothing new. Check out those previous reviews as there isn't much I can say new about this figure.
* This body has been around for over five years now and while that might seem a bit dated, the style and design of the World of Nintendo line and now Super Mario have remained pretty consistent. if you don't have a standard Mario than this is a pretty fun figure. If you already have both of the previous figures than there's really nothing new here. Still fun, decent paint, and a faithful sculpt capturing the Nintendo style.
* I love how Jakks includes classic Mario powerups with the figures. While the Super Star has been included with two previous figures (both versions of Super Power Mario), I haven't reviewed either of those. The design is very nice and the paintwork on the eyes is perfect.
* Mario has the same positives and negatives as the previous figures, so check out those previous reviews for full details.
*The Super Star is cool but there is no way to really keep it standing. You can either lean it against something or just let it flop around. A clear stand would have been pretty cool, right?
I've reviewed quite a few Mario figures (something I never thought I'd be able to say) including the standard Mario, the 2-4 Mario, the classic Fire Mario, the indestructible Gold Mario, the water-hating Cat Mario, the industrious Mario Maker Mario, the take charge Mario with Cappy, the high flying Racoon Mario, and the magical Tanooki Mario.
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