Last week, details about Jakks Pacific's Super Mario Bros. Movie toys leaked online. Now the toys have really spilt out of the pram as people have been managing to get hold of them in stores.
We're going to be discussing the toys here, and while we won't be sharing all of the photos, there's one, in particular, we do want to share because it's so cool, so if you don't want to see what all of the fuss is about, then don't read on!
Yesterday on the Mario subreddit, user Lazy-gamer-dan1 managed to buy a Bowser toy from his local Walmart store. He spotted the toys as workers were bringing out a display for the upcoming merch into the store. Having previously worked there, he knew some of the staff so asked if he could have one not knowing the toys weren't out yet, and they gave him a Bowser to buy.
Lazy-gamer-dan1 went back the next day to take photos of the display, which included Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Peach figures along with Bowser. Mario comes with a plunger, Luigi with a flashlight, Toad a frying pan, and Peach an umbrella. You can get a look at the display stand on Reddit.
However, the one that really caught our eye was the Bowser figure. It's a bit bigger than the other toys, so it doesn't come with an accessory — but why would you want an accessory when the toy can breathe fire!?
Okay, okay, so it doesn't actually breathe fire, but the light-up mouth and the vapour effect is a really neat idea to make this Bowser toy even more scary and interactive.
As we mentioned last week, the toys are rumoured to be officially out sometime in February or March. But hey, if you live near a Walmart, you might get lucky — especially if it's this one!
What do you think of the Bowser toy? Let us know in the comments!
Ok... that is a sick figurine!
Ok I sorta want that bowser.
If i had the space at home for figures, this would be a no brainer
This is awesome.
"The SpaceBalls FLAME THROWERRRRR!!!!" the kids love this one.
My son has a toy pressure cooker that has a similar steam mechanic. You have to refill it with water every once in a while.
The design for the figurine kinda reminds me of how he looked in Melee.
I was gonna make a jokey comment that NintendoLife are click baity and how dissapointed I was that Bowser doesn't actually breathe fire, but damn that figure is too cool for me to even do that with a straight face. I a 30+ year old woman-child needs this, right now!
I don't usually go out of my way to buy Jakks Pacific's Mario toys (I have enough shelf space taken up by amiibo, Nendoroids, and other figurines) but I have a mighty need for that Bowser.
Including a WHAT
This made me finally realize how much Mario Movie merch I'd be willing to buy. I hadn't even thought about it until now. That Bowser figure is pretty good but he's a little big and I wonder how long the smoke effect would last. I only have so much space!
That’s sick. Wow
Wow, that is such a cool toy. I wish this stuff would have been on the market when I was a kid. But, my plush toys and LEGO sets made me a happy child anyway.
Bro I want that, Birthday's coming up soon too!
Pretty awesome! I will be on the lookout for one (or two)
The pure madness all this early leaked stuff for the movie has been because of pesky delays and weird scheduling is pretty funny to me.
Nintendo always thinking outside the box
Maybe it is not related at all but, does anyone knows if Yoshi's going to be on the movie?
Has anybody ever seen a toy that breathes steam?
I always they were called Jack Specific
That's a pretty cool way to simulate breathing fire, plus Bowser himself looks great, I'd love one!
@EriXz We only know for sure that Yoshis as a species are going to be in the movie thanks to the second Direct trailer.
I want. That Bowser. Right now.
This toy is going to be revolutionary.
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