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K’NEX Mario Kart Wii Review: Yoshi with Standard Go-Kart

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Maybe I’ve seen far too many toys in my life, but it is quickly becoming a rare occurrence when I find a toy that genuinely surprises me. And I don’t mean a company picking up a license I never expected. I’m talking about a toy where I get it and can’t help but think “why hasn’t anyone done this before?” Read the rest of this entry »

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February 22nd, 2012 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