One of this years hottest releases from Jakks Pacific is their It’s-A Me, Mario Figure that features phrases as seen in the Super Mario game, such as It’s-a-me, Mario, woo-hoo, it’s-a-me, sounds and more. Mario is most likely going to be one of the most sought after holiday gifts this year for kids, and given the fact that this figure seems to be flying off store shelves, as something like this definitely should. Mario includes over 30 sounds and phrases and comes with 15 points of articulation and fabric overalls.
Thank you to Jakks Pacific for providing their Super Mario – It’s-A Me, Mario Figure for review.
Availability: August 2020
Mario is packaged in an open box with Nintendo inspired artwork on the front of the packaging, including the logo, and some details on how to work this figure such as what to press to make the sound effects and phrases, demonstration on how to move him to activate the music, and Mario himself is held in the plastic tray of the package using wires. The back also gives you these instructions, and includes a brief description.
Mario stands at 12″ tall and features fabric overalls, which is something that you don’t see quite often on a Mario figure. Mario is inspired from the game, and includes sound effects and phrases that you hear in the game while playing, by pressing the M on his hat, pressing in each of his hands and toes. Each hand and toe plays a different tone, and there is a sequence of two sounds, and one phrase for each one.
Mario also features the ability to play game stands after posing him in 5 different ways, but on this particular sample it wasn’t as easy to recreate that feature as you’d think. If you figured it out, please let us know in the comments and let us know what you thought. Make sure to watch the video above for a demonstration of the sounds.
Mario is also fully articulation, and includes a swivel head, ball hinged shoulders, swivel-hinged elbows, swivel wrists, ball jointed hips, swivel thighs, hinged knees and hinged feet.
Overall, this Mario figure looks great and the game-accurate sounds and phrases works great, and fans are sure to go crazy for him. One aspect about this figure that will also draw you to him is the fabric overalls, which is not commonly seen on a Mario figure.
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