Monday, 6 June 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Super Mario Collection Wave 4 - Wario

Wario first made his debut in 1992's Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins. He was portrayed as the villain of the game as is essentially "Bad Mario". However, in recent years, he became more of an anti-hero and a reckless treasure hunter. 

Released in 2012 by  Together Toys, this is an officially licensed mini figure of Wario. The card art is very basic, using the Super Mario Land font with a modern Mario jumping in the air. The bubble itself shows the figure inside.

The back of the card is very plain. It recycles the same mini figure collection logo in the upper left corner. It tells us like many toy lines often do, COLLECT THEM ALL!. Then we get to see what other figures are in the collection. Underneath all that, we get the trademarking and copyright information.

The figure itself stands around 2 inches tall. Together did a great job of making one of Mario's wackiest cast members in PVC. Yes, you heard that right. They are made of a single, solid piece of PVC, so they do have a little bit of flexibility, but not much. He comes standing in his trademark yellow and purple outfit, flexing just like he does in many of his games and in Smash Bros.

So, what are my thoughts on these lovable losers? I like them. They look great on a shelf, as that's what they're designed for, They're not action figures at all. But they'd look great guarding your Wii games or N64 games. I paid £2 each for the full set from The Works here in the UK.