Bandais masterful team of toy creators pays homage to nearly thirty years of sublime platform video gaming with their newly released Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Super Mario Figure.
The roughly 4 tall S.H. Figuarts Super Mario Figure is a delectable reproduction of Nintendos Koopa-stomping icon. The diminutive sculpt is sturdy and sports a colorful, boldly painted finish that closely matches the look of the block-breaking plumber in his more recent console outings.
As a part of Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts line of action figures, its clear that Super Mario was designed with poseability in mind. What it lacks in size, it largely makes up for with the array of joints throughout the legs, arms, and torso that can be manipulated to recreate scenes reminiscent of the games.
The S.H. Figuarts Super Mario Figure ships with several familiar accessories including a power-up mushroom, block, gold coin, and coin stand. For collectors looking to add more variety to their displays, Tamashii Nations also offers two additional diorama sets. The accessory packs include Goombas, green pipes, Koopa shells, interchangeable hands, and display stands that enable even more posing options.
The Bandai Tamashii Nation S.H. Figuarts Super Mario Figure should be a cornerstone addition to the stash of any ardent video game collector. With a look thats faithful to the beloved Nintendo character that inspired it; a healthy range of display and accessory options; and a price in the $20 USD retail price range, it’s an import figure thats certain to power up any collection.