One of the coolest surprises that came from Tamashii Nations this year was the reveal of the SH Figuarts Super Mario. The highly articulated figure looked to capture Nintendo‘s flagship character perfectly. Now we have a quick gallery of the figure. I’m just waiting to grab the add-on sets for a more extensive gallery, but couldn’t hold off on tearing this one open and taking at least a few photos. Read on to check out 34 photos and my thoughts on the figure. The figure comes courtesy of Toyark sponsor Entertainment Earth.
SH Figuarts Super Mario
- Super articulated
- Great likeness of Mario
- Can hold nearly and pose without a stand
- Good value for price
- Arms have some odd movement limitations
- Head cannot turn at all
- Add-on sets are practically required to get any use out of the figure
- Extra hands are sorely lacking
The SH Figuarts Super Mario is a really fantastic figure. It has a ton of articulation and can hit nearly every iconic Super Mario Bros or Smash Bros pose you want. The included Questions Mark Block, Mushroom and Gold Coin are a nice bonus. The arms have a bit of limitation in their movements though, preventing some outstretched poses, and the head sculpt an connection point prevents nearly any movement. The Super Mario is a very solid figure in terms of construction. The designers made some really smart choices with the legs and feet that allow it to be balance, quite easily, on a single foot or leg. It makes putting him in running or jumping poses, and displaying him that way, quite easy.
The base release lacks some important features, though. Without a figure stand, you cannot have Mario jumping. That is included with one of the add-ons, and you can see the snap on spot in Mario’s back. Also, the pieces needed to elevate the question mark block are included with the add-ons as well. Those are pretty much necessary for this figure. It’s a figure worth owning, for sure. But the add-on sets make it a more complete piece.