Yoshi figure that was released late last year: Pink Yoshi! Ready for a closer look at this pink dinosaur from series 1-3 of Jakk's World of Nintendo line? Then join me after the break...
Height: 4 1/2 inches tall.
Articulation: Ball jointed hips, swivel/ hinge shoulders, and a swivel neck.
Accessories: Cardboard question mark block, Yoshi egg.
Non-Scalper Price $10-11 dollars.
*I like the range of motion in Yoshi's shoulders and hips (he can hold a
kicking pose with no hand support needed) and he feels nice and durable. Honestly considering Yoshi's odd body type, that's not too bad for this line. He is fun to play with even if he's not at all what you might call super-articulated.
*The sculpt is nice. It's simple, but I think that is really in keeping
with the look of most Nintendo characters. Bright, rounded, and colorful
is the name of the game here. Everything looks right to me except the
nose, which I mentioned in my previous review of the series 1 Yoshi. I think it's just a bit too big and tends to obscure the mouth and
eyes when displayed or photographed. It's not a deal breaker, though, and the figure still looks quite nice.
* While Pink Yoshi first appeared in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, he first wore yellow shoes in Yoshi's Story. This figure has the bright yellow shoes (with a lighter colored sole) and overall, considering the style of the figure, seem to identify him as the version of the character from the New Super Mario Bros. series.
*I love the accessories that come with the World of Nintendo figures.
The Yoshi egg is a simple hollow plastic piece that comes encased within
the cardboard question block. You can get Yoshi's arm to clutch the egg against his body if you're skilled enough.
Honestly, many of the power-up items from the Mario video games are
almost as iconic as the characters themselves and it's fun to get another Yoshi egg.
* The only real disappointment here is that there is definitely some sloppy paintwork around the spikes on Yoshi's back. As you can see, the pink of his skin definitely goes too far up the orange spines with some fairly uneven separations between the colors.
As mentioned above, I've also reviewed the series 1 Yoshi figure from this line. I've reviewed a number of other World of Nintendo figures as well: