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Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Action Figure Review: Raccoon Mario from World of Nintendo by Jakks Pacific
Height: 4 inches
Articulation: Hinged knees, ball jointed hips, swivel tail, swivel/hinge shoulders, hinged elbows, swivel wrists, and a swivel neck.
Accessories: Raccoon leaf
Non-Scalper Price: $12 dollars
* Raccoon Mario uses much of the same tooling from the previous standard Mario figures. He has the same body as the two previous standard Marios with the hands from the 2-4 Mario and the head from the original 1-1 Mario.
* Mario looks great here in his Raccoon costume! I love the colorful, animated style that Jakks Pacific uses for these figures and I'm always hoping to see the line grow and grow. Again, there's not a ton of new tooling here but the figure still looks good and does add a much needed Mario variant to the line.
* Raccoon Mario has the same headsculpt as the original Mario figure from the WoN line but his hat is new and features the Raccoon ears that are a vital part of this look. The paint work is a bit neater than on previous releases, too.
* While these aren't the most articulated figures available today, Mario is very sturdily build and features enough articulation to play around with and get him into some decent flying poses.
* Mario's Raccoon tail is really cool looking, too. I love it! It's just such a classic element from one of my favorite video games of all time.
* While Super Mario Bros. 3 used a differently colored leaf than the one seen here, this has been the leaf used throughout more recent games. It's a very cool accessory and looks great. The paintwork is quite nice on this little accessory!
I've now 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, and the magical Tanooki Mario. I've reviewed plenty of other heroes and villains in this line, including:
Gravity Suit Samus
Link (Ocarina of Time)
Link (The Wind Waker)
Link in Goron Tunic
Mario with Cappy
White Tanooki Mario