Archive for the ‘mario’ tag

K’NEX Mario Kart Wii Review: Mario with Standard Racing Bike

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Ever since LEGO lost their patent on bricks, it seems like every company is trying to get in on the action. But in a very weird twist, K’NEX decided to join in by making a system that combines the K’NEX of old with LEGO bricks – and then tosses on a very well known license! Read the rest of this entry »

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January 31st, 2012 at 12:00 am

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Nintendo Super Mario Figures Review: Series 2

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With the first wave of the Super Mario figures actually being decent desk decorations, I figured the second wave would just be more of the same. And I was right.

Just like the first wave, this six pack contains all of the figures from the second wave in a single box set. And just like that wave, it includes Mario, Luigi, an ally and three enemies making for a decent balance of figures. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 5th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Nintendo Super Mario Figures Review: Series 1

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The only reason I got the Mario Party 6-pack of figures was because they were included for free when I picked up the other Super Mario figure sets. Thankfully, these second ones are much better. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 30th, 2011 at 12:00 am

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