Oh, First 4 Figures, how you torment us. It's the retailer responsible for producing lovely but pricey collectible figurines / statues that we can't really justify buying. They often look amazing though.

Pre-orders have now opened for Cat Mario, which comes with three different options to entice you further. It's unsurprising that the Super Mario 3D World transformation is getting the treatment, as it's a rather cool look for the famous plumber.

This one has three purchasing options, so let's break it down before we get to the images.

  • Cat Mario Regular Version - includes standard Cat Mario and costs $209.99 with a $20 deposit, limited to 2000 pieces.
  • Cat Mario Exclusive Version - includes standard Cat Mario and the Used Block with Lucky Bell, costs $259.99 with a $20 deposit and a limit of 750 pieces.
  • Ultra Rare Lucky Cat Mario - Includes a Cat Mario with a golden finish and the Used Block with Lucky Bell, costs $399.99 with a $40 deposit and a limit of 125 pieces.

Below are some images of the pricey Lucky Cat Mario version, in which Mario appears to have a tan that would make him an ideal cast member of Strictly Ballroom.

Are you tempted to pick up this purrfect statue, or has that awful wordplay put you off forever? Let us know in the comments.