basic Mario figure which has been released a few times now. Ready for the nuts and bolts of this figure, check out that previous review. For just a quick overview of what's new here, join me after the break...
Height: 4 1/8th inches tall
Articulation: Hinged knees, ball jointed hips, swivel/hinge shoulders, hinged elbows, swivel wrists, and a ball jointed neck.
Non-Scalper Price: $9-$10 dollars
* Let me first say that the gold paint on Gold Mario does look really nice. I like the color of it, so that's definitely a positive. Secondly, I like how Mario's eyes and the logo on his hat have been given a darker gold paint application. It breaks things up a bit and helps to give your eye something to focus on making this feel more like Mario in a specialty suit and less like just a trphy of Mario.
* Well...it's just a gold Mario. Yup. That's it. I know that Gold Mario is a legitimate new Mario costume from New Super Mario Bros. 2, but it's the kind of variant that seems destined to peg warm. There are so many other Marios that would have been better: Ice Mario. Caped Mario. Raccoon Mario. Bee Mario. Mario w/ FLUDD. Metal Mario. Dr. Mario. Frog Mario. Invincible Mario. Seriously, there are so many better Mario suits that could have been picked over this one.
* Gold Mario comes with...a coin. Huh. The coin is definitely the most overused accessory in the World of Nintendo line and I really wish Gold Mario had come with something else. This was a chance to spice the figure up by including a smaller villain, like Bowser Jr. includes, or to give us a simple repaint of the Gold Flower that turns Mario into Gold Mario. Instead, we get another coin.
I have reviewed three other Mario figures: Fire Mario, basic Mario, and Tanooki Mario. I believe I've reviewed every other World of Nitnendo figure in this scale to be released (except for the exclusive metallic Samus) as well:
Gravity Suit Samus
Link (Ocarina of Time)