We get to do a lot of cool stuff here at Nintendo Life, such as playing new games, going to press events and connecting with you, our dear, dear readers.

However, all of these wonderful things pale into insignificance when compared to the utter, unbridled joy of mucking about with toys. And this week it's the turn of the S.H. Figuarts Super Mario Brothers: Mario, made by Bandai.

This fully posable figure captures Mario's happy outlook on life in the Mushroom Kingdom perfectly, and comes with those essential accessories: a golden coin (for when he needs change for the parking meter, presumably) and a mushroom, for when our portly plumber wants to 'get big' (ahem). 

The bad news is that we placed our pre-order months ago for this from Play-Asia, and it only just arrived this week. Stock has almost entirely run out, too. 

Hopefully the images we've shared with you here will overcome your feelings of disappointment. Now, if you'll forgive us, we're going to play with it for a little longer.