Japanese toy mannufacturer Takara Tomy has revealed a new model in its popular 'Licca-chan' doll range based on Nintendo's Super Mario franchise (thanks, Automaton).
The release marks an official collaboration between Takara and Nintendo and features the doll wearing Mario's iconic red and blue overalls and hat. Also included is a cute little bag that's based on the yellow question mark block from the game series, along with a set of small paper accessories that you can whack into the bag itself. There's also a background piece that includes official Mario artwork, including Peach's castle, a Pirahna Plant, and more.
The doll's official name is “Licca-chan LD-33 Super Mario Daisuki Licca-chan”, which translates loosely to “Licca-chan LD-33 Licca-chan loves Super Mario!”. It will be available from March 10th on the official website at a price of 5280 yen (around $40). Unfortunately, however, it appears that international shipping won't be available - boo.
Nevertheless, it's an interesting collaboration and we'd be curious to see what else the two companies come up with in the future!
What do you make of this Licca-chan / Super Mario cross-over? Would you like to own one yourself? Let us know with a comment!
[source takaratomymall.jp, via automaton-media.com]
What in the absolute insanity is this?
Ok, that is just strange, why are her hands so tiny???
So...looks like Nintendo is really flogging off their IPs to anyone
How cute! I know a few people in college who would be interested in this.
I have never see this girl character populair in Japan only? I love. I want one from this.
If DreamMix TV World Fighters ever makes a comeback, I wanna see this as an alt for Licca-chan.
It's funny that its release date is on MAR10 DAY.
Mario ate the wrong mushroom...
Never heard of Licca-chan before today, but this is kinda cute. It's just the character in a Mario outfit, and that's cute.
Looks creepy. I wouldn’t want that in my house.
Dolls in general have always creeped me out, but this one as a cute face at least... the Mario get-up is scaring me though.
This is cute! Shame they won't ship internationally.
Never heard of Licca-chan before now. Looks cute in Mario's outfit though.
Totally normal Chris Pratt merch for the Mario Movie tie-in, lol
Mario, have you been playing with the Super Crown? Just give it back to either Toadette or Bowser.
I do remember Licca-chan from an anime that was broadcasted here in Mexico for a while. Awesome.
What's next, Barbie? This feels so weird.
In the photo with the box, the body looks way too big for the head. As if the head was transplanted. Therefore, please sign me up for the "creepy" club.
I assume her clothes are oversized for her body, and that's making it look like her hands and face are out of proportion from her body. There's a lot of gap around the legs and arm between her clothes, which is why I think it's the clothes being too big.
Licca chan is the equivalent of the Japanese Barbie from the Takara company (Takara Tomy), it has been around for many years and is quite popular: as @HammerGalladeBro mentioned there, it was a playable character in the fighting game "DreamMix TV" by Konami -Hudson soft-Takara; and as @SmileMan64 also mentioned, she had an anime that even reached Latin America, under the name "Super Doll Licca Chan"
Also, it's common for her to have clothes based on characters from other famous franchises (well, that's normal for Fashion Dolls)
I don’t know if I would call that cute. Looks more terrifying then cute.
This is one of the most terrifying things I have encountered in my life. Please tell me that is not real, my sleep schedule depends on this
Cool, I would have likely bought a Christie/Skipper version of this as a kid. Or rather begged my parents for one. All my barbies were basically ninjas and super spies anyway.
And so it starts..l the movie merchandise better hold on to your wallet and clear sone shelf space…it does not bother me too much I love quirky things and anything that celebrates Mario and Nintendo I am all in…let’s enjoy.
Kill it with fire!
that doll is horrifying
@Daniel36 Hahaha but it is cute right?
@JONOFTHEJONS I like it but for me that kind of toys are scary for me in home.
There are Official Dress and Outfits for Barbie with Super Mario's theme, but, no still a Barbie with Mario's Outfit
@Selim Cute? It looks like a modern day haunted porcelain doll... Annabelle's little sister in a Mario outfit.
Wayy cooler than the Super Mario Barbie cross overs we got a while back!
Movies like Annabelle have certainly done a number on the reputation of dolls lately. I think it looks rather cute. I'd get my daughter one if I could.
Curious that I've never even heard of Licca-chan despite my interest in Japan (so much so that Japanese is my field of study), but I've definitely heard of Takara Tomy at least.
It's nowhere as creepy as other dolls for me, in fact I think it's pretty cute and love to see they're doing a collaboration with Nintendo!
Well, that explains because too much hate, or irrational fear with the dolls, literally, it looks that some (or many) here have a phobia with dolls.
I am doll collector and, yes, I have come across people who asked me if my collection has not given me a scare...
Seriously, sometimes fears do people reacts very "rare" (I don't want say another word)
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