Saturday, September 10, 2016

#45: World of Nintendo - Tanooki Mario

Second to Kuribo's shoe, the tanooki suit is the coolest power up in Super Mario Bros. 3. It combines the raccoon suit's ability of flight with the ability to turn into an invulnerable statue. It was also Mario's first foray into full bodysuit power ups. The original tanooki suit doesn't have the hat brim on it that this figure has, so this is apparently based on New Super Mario 3D Land. But I'm just going to pretend it's the original version, because Super Mario Bros 3 was such a huge cultural landmark. Mario isn't as well articulated here as is the Figuarts version, but it's good enough for the price. Mario's secret accessory is the super leaf power up.

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