Nintendo Super Mario Bros. Action Figure
Since his 1981 debut, Super Mario has become one of the most recognizable faces in video games. Due to the character's notoriety around the world, Super Mario and his friends have been immortalized in different forms throughout the years, most notably as action figures. The different action figures made for the character and his series vary by company, size, points of articulation, and much more.Who makes Super Mario action figures?
Throughout the years, different companies have been contracted to make Super Mario action figures and other merchandise. Bandai, K'Nex, PopCo Entertainment, and Coleco are just a few of the companies who have created different Mario figures in the past. Nintendo has also made their own Mario figures, some of which are part of their amiibo line.What are some of the Super Mario figures available?
There are a number of characters from Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. video game world available as figures and toys. You can find an array of characters reflected in small and large action figures from a variety of different companies. Some of the characters include:
- Mario: Super Mario himself is the iconic plumber in the red cap and overalls.
- Luigi: Luigi action figures feature Mario's brother in a green hat and overalls.
- Princess Peach: She is the princess of the Mushroom Kingdom.
- Koopa: Mario's arch-enemy is this character who seeks to kidnap the Princess. Also called Bowser in many games.
- Toad: This is a mushroom-style character from the "Super Mario" game universe
- Yoshi: Yoshi action figures highlight the active green dinosaur prominent in the Mario games.
The S.H. Figuarts figures produced by Bandai are specialized action figures officially licensed by different video game and media companies. Figuarts has created a collection of realistic, game-true figures of many well-known video game characters, including Mario and other Nintendo characters. Super Mario figures are included as part of several of the company's different lines of figures.What are the first Super Mario action figures?
The very first Super Mario action figures were created for the original arcade game Donkey Kong, which was Mario's first appearance. Made by Coleco in 1982, the three figures produced were of:
- Donkey Kong: the game's villain and father of enemy-turned-ally Donkey Kong, Jr.
- Mario: then called Jumpman or Mr. Video
- Pauline: a woman Mario must rescue in the game