Although Nintendo made it very clear "no game content would be featured" in its latest Direct presentation, there was some new stuff revealed on behalf of the "development team" by the creator of Super Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto.
One of these items was a toy called Tokotoko Mario and it'll be exclusive to Super Nintendo World. Mario's Dad briefly elaborated on this item during the 15-minute livestream and noted how the team enjoyed making items like this alongside its regular video game releases.
There's some exclusive Super Mario merchandise that can only be purchased here. I'd like to show you one of those items - a special toy that the Nintendo development team created.
Here it is. It's called Tokotoko Mario. Mario starts walking around when you push him along, like this. No batteries are required. The development team paid close attention to his movesets as they produced it.
In addition to video games, the development team has been really enjoying making real-life items like this. We hope you like it.
So, yeah...in case you were wondering, that's what Nintendo's "development team" has been up to as of late - they've been making new Mario toys for Super Nintendo World. In fact, there'll be two types, as shown on Nintendo's Japanese website. View the presentation to see the toy in motion.
In an interview with Famitsu earlier this year, Miyamoto said he wanted Nintendo's characters (including Mario) to go beyond video games, into a variety of different settings and give people more opportunities to make contact with these characters on a much larger scale than usual.
Tokotoko Mario will be available from the 1-UP Factory when Super Nintendo World opens its doors in Japan on 4th February 2021. Is this a toy you would like to add to your own Mario collection? Leave a comment down below.
My first first post!
I'd like to see how this thing works.
A sequel to Odyssey would have been nice, but I guess this works too.
I’m hoping they make them of other franchises so that I can mimic the Nintendo Tokyo theme of Nintendo characters walking across the street.
I want to get these one day, hopefully they aren't a limited time only deal...
@Kimyonaakuma EAD is currently working on Breath Of The Wild 2. I doubt they had anything to do with this.
I'LL TAKE YOUR ENTIRE STOCK!
@faint I just remembered Miyamoto mentioning how his developers enjoyed working on something different - including the toy and the park overall.
They managed BotW and Odyssey in one year, I'm sure they could manage it again seeming as 2020 has been pretty quiet.
If these are exclusive to the park I could imagine people will be flipping them for stupid money on ebay.
@Kimyonaakuma This direct is the sequel to Mario Odyssey - it's the special add-on-content where Mario travels to Earth and we can all interact with Mario in real life!
@Mr_Kaos ...until he starts possessing our bodies, one by one.
I hope the park opening in less than 2 months is a success, all things considered
What about some new games??
@ChaosBadger777 ikr it scares me this will happen.....just like some limited run games or 1up games...etc. why people have to upcharge for stuff that is still current....I can see stuff made in the 1990's or older being charge more but something that is still current is stupid and people just care about money.
This looks good its a must buy when you go to nintendo land.
@tonyp1987 thats the problem with limited editions and manufactured scarcity which Nintendo loves. Look at Amiibo prices as a great example
@ChaosBadger777 not as bad for example final fantasy 10/10-2 on the switch the asia import with english voices and both games on one cartridge unlike the Europe and usa versions where you get one physical and one digital. That asia version is like over $150+ almost as much as a switch light or shantae pirates curse which I haven't seen below $250+. I dislike when people over price something it makes it hard for real fans to buy and collect games. But digital era is partially to blame because everyone wants to own digital(that's a lie). Not everyone wants to own digital because look at digital games in the small print you don't own the game really they could cancel the server and you'll lose all your games look at nintendo wii they shut down their servers for that system and if you didn't download your games you lost them forever unless you have physical.
Nintendo knows collectors are snuggly in their pocket
@Kimyonaakuma I'd wager this would have probably came from the team who did 1-2 Switch, Labo and Ring Fit Adventures.
@faint nowadays there is the Zelda team and the Super Mario team.
that why we still don't have Super Mario Odyssey 2 or a brand new 3D Mario game on Switch, thanks Miyamoto.
@korosanbo : I would really like something to the effect of:
Super Mario Odyssey 2: Yes, They Actually Get Married in This One!
I felt cheated with Odyssey. All that bloody wedding-themed crap and no actual wedding.
Ok, a toy... Am I the only one who thinks that coming to videogame websites is quite boring lately? (Aside from all the news about Cyberbug lol). Nintendo has been reeeeally quiet in the last months. Man, we really need a Direct! XD
Honestly, I'm not interested in the theme park at all and am unlikely to ever go there or buy this. The Code of the Internet says I should therefore condemn this as the absolute worst thing ever and accuse Nintendo of killing my childhood, murdering dolphins and vandalizing the rainforest like the most evil scum who ever lived.
But I don't have time for that right now, so I'll just go with "eh, not for me".
Meanwhile at Nintendo HQ
Employee barges in on Shigsy
"knock, next time knock!"
"Did you see anything?'
Employee replies "No sir, I didn't see you playing with your dolls again"
@Juga if he takes after his dad, he’ll be overturning coffee tables...
@korosanbo because Super Mario Odyssey have the most intereting mechanic of a 3D Mario game yet and people like me want Nintendo to expand this mechanic in a sequel, what the Mario team was doing this whole time since the release of Super Mario Odyssey?did they developed Super Mario 3D All-Stars or they are developing Super Mario Odyssey 2 or a brand new 3D Mario game to release on Switch in 2021?
I need it not only because of Mario but to add to my collection of theme park memorabilia!
Love it! I want a Luigi too!
There's something extremely endearing in Nintendo, the oldest video game company still around, releasing a toy based on old Japanese karakuri dolls.
Give me a Yoshi variant please.
@Dr_Lugae maybe the Labo people but Ring Fit and 1-2-Switch developers wouldn’t necessarily have any knowledge of how to make a toy like this. Both those games just use pre-existing features in the Joy-Cons to make software, like any other dev making a game for the Switch. No knowledge of toy development required, and that is quite a different knowledge and skill set in the whole.
I’d imagine it’s most likely an external toy company that made it but working with the Mario dev team for ideas and feedback.
@korosanbo you’re right but I love oddyssey so much that I just need another excuse to travel to that world again. The same goes with BOW.
I don’t care if just the same experience with a few tweaks/updates. I’ll play it day one.
I'd love one of these! Unfortunately, I'd likely have to import, and I have a feeling it won't be cheap.
Has to be Amiibo for me to consider this or not limited time only and price reasonably so one can buy them.
As much as I love Nintendo’s video games, it’s kinda cool to see their developers make other items outside of video games.
Miyamoto wanted to design toys when he was hired by Nintendo (which was a toy company back then).
Now he gets to do that. How awesome.
Real denim for his overalls too?
That's pretty cute.
Didnt Big N patended it some yrs. ago ?
I hope we can get these in the west.
I love the way mario's denim is real cloth and the design.
@Ogbert Labo, Ring Fit and 1-2 Switch were all developed by the same development team at Nintendo.
If the one here in California opens, I'll be snagging 2-3 of both. 1 to play with, 1 for the shelf, and one to sell on eBay to cover the cost of the others.
If you can't afford a trip to Japan, I guess paying extra for something like this from a reseller isn't so bad. I just hope no greedy jerks are able to buy all of the stock in one trip and then sell them for unreasonably jacked up prices even to the locals.
Nice, seeing what they've done to video games over the years, I'd love to see what kind of real world things they're going to put out. Should be real interesting. Just this thing is pretty cool, and if you could add a motor to the shell and some bluetooth, you'd have a little Mario that could walk around seemingly on it's own. I'd think it would be a lot of fun if you had a dog or cat for stuff like this. Or if not Mario, they could have a little character there that could fight another person. Like what if the next Smash Bros. game is Smash Bros. Live, and you have to buy each character seperataly and play locally.
They’re pretty cute! I may buy the warp pipe one.
@Nemesis666 @Nemesis666 yeah EPD which is a huge team that focuses on multiple different projects at any given time. It not necessarily the exact same people on all three of those projects, though there is likely overlap. I may be wrong though, but whilst we’re all just making guesses I think the people that made Labo are more likely to be the ones who worked on the physical mechanics of this cool toy than those who’s day to day is software engineering. If any. I think it’s more likely toy designers worked with the team for ideas and then made it a reality.
please don't claim things when you are not 100% sure of it.
this is awesome, if they have a Super Nintendo World in the west I'm definitely getting it.
I'm worried if that is what I imagine it to be in your pfp
@TheGameChallenger idk what's wrong with my pfp
Look at dem legs! They move!
@TheGameChallenger I'm not sure what you are trying to claim with that video. Regardless of the reason, Nintendo doesn't make enough product for everyone therefore driving the prices up - good luck trying to find the pearl and marina amiibos for retail price. Thats not even looking at the limited ones like the Odyssey wedding set amiibos.
These toys are going to attract scalpers just like the amiibo do, because they are limited to one shop in Nintendo land.
I don't know about you but I live in California and was able to get the wedding set no problem, I just walked into best buy, and bought it. honestly, people really exaggerate on the internet, and it wasn't just that lucky one time either, I have 4 other amiibo and I had little to no trouble getting those. on top of all that, they were super cheap and I could use them for small benefits in-game. if you say I'm a fanboy I'm not because I want the best experience I can have with something, and if it's not Nintendo then I will move to another platform. I'm not sure what point you are trying to make. my second point, of course, scalpers will exist everywhere, and that's a problem everywhere. plus, Nintendo doesn't profit from scalpers. we can only pray that new laws will be made surrounding scalpers.
do I have to spell it out loud?
it looks like the woman's breasts are exposed.
@TheGameChallenger have you ever seen senran kagura anime? That's how the anime is and her boobs are not exposed just out there in size that's all.
@Ryu_Niiyama Seeing the incredible success of Super Mario Odyssey. Its pretty much a given we will see sequel down the road.
@Jeronan I don’t think you meant me. I didn’t mention video games.
@Ryu_Niiyama Miss click I guess. haha. It was for the person right above you.
2: her shirt button must be the strongest material on earth
@TheGameChallenger lol maybe but I watch alot of anime so I'm a big nerd and gamer.
same but that's a really obscure show, or maybe because I'm still a weeblet, I've seen like 10 or so.
They recently restocked them and I got wedding peach from a friend. I AM SICK OF OFFICIAL SPLATOON MERCH BEING BOUND TO JAPAN RESPECT THE UK.
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