- Mar 11, 2012
- Huntersville, NC
Jakks Pacific has had an ongoing World of Nintendo line for a few years now, which usually covered the simple Mario toys you see on your store shelves at Target, Walmart, Toys R Us and the like. Last year they announced they would like to take on some more of Nintendo's franchises that aren't simply more Mario figures, and recently some of the pre-orders for these figures have started hitting online retailers.
Jakks Pacific's new World of Nintendo line will include waves of the following figures, beginning in April of this year.
Wave 2 (coming April 2015):
Wave 3 (coming July 2015):
- 4″ Blue Toad
- 4″ Luigi
- 4″ Diddy Kong
- 4″ Samus (in Metroid Prime style)
- 6″ Metroid
- 6″ Toon Ganondorf
Wave 4 (coming August 2015):
- 4″ Fire Mario (with Fire Flower accessory)
- 4″ Goomba (with a Coin accessory)
- 4″ Peach (with a Crown accessory)
- 4″ Fox McCloud (with an Arwing accessory)
- 6″ Yoshi
- 6″ Skull Kid (from Majora’s Mask)
- 4″ Tanooki Mario (with Tanooki Leaf accessory)
- 4″Samus in Gravity Suit (with Morph Ball accessory)
- 4″ Shy Guy (with propeller accessory)
- 4″ Fire Luigi (with Fire Flower accessory)
- 4″ Ocarina of Time Link (with Hylian Shield accessory)
- 6″ Piranha Plant
- 6″ Metal Bowser OR Dry Bowser
These kinds of figure releases provide new opportunities for Nintendo collectors enthusiasts to collect decent quality Nintendo toys with actual articulation and posing ability.
This will also provide accessible, niche' collection for franchises that have never really had a line of collectibles before, or provide a way to get a nice figure for a franchise you haven't been able to get a figure from before! (that skull kid figure makes you feel a bit better about not missing out on that limited edition Majora's Mask pre-order eh?)
Toywiz, BigBadToystore, and other collectible store sites offer preorders for the first wave of figures coming out. Typical MSRP is about $12.99 - $14.99.