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Wii Mario Kart K’NEX Review: Donkey Kong

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K’NEX has become an odd company. Originally making a cross between Tinker Toys and Construx, they’ve now crossed into the LEGO world of blocks. While their sets haven’t wowed me, they have the Mario Kart license which means they get to make some excellent minifigures. The first wave included Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Bowser but the second wave repeats those four and adds three new ones to the mix – at a cost. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 27th, 2012 at 8:00 am

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Super Mario Party 6-Figure Set Review

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For all his swagger and fame, Mario seems to be oddly absent in the toy world. There have been a few figures here and there, but nothing super popular. But after stumbling across some miniature Mario figures at Toys “R” Us one day, I knew I had to pick up the set and see what they were about. So I checked online and discovered how ungodly expensive these little chunks of plastic are!

Now, as a purveyor of little chunks of plastic, I think I’m getting pretty good at determining if something is a value or not. But when companies start charging $6 for a single figure that feels like it should come out of a vending machine, I know something has gone very, very wrong in the collector world. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 23rd, 2011 at 12:00 am