S.H. Figuarts Mario Review

An instant S.H. Figuarts classic.

Today I’m reviewing Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Mario figure!

20141027_165444Nintendo’s icon deserves the best figure treatment.  I’ve already express my fondness for Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts, so this is a perfect combination for the most famous video game character in the world.

20141027_165454The side of the box shows some great ways to display your figure.

20141027_165502 20141027_165511The back of the box too.  The figure itself doesn’t come with all the items shown above, but with separate diorama sets.  If you’re the type of the collector who likes to display your toys differently, be sure to check out the diorama sets.

20141027_165543Everything that comes with the box.

20141027_165650Ta-da!  The famous Mario himself!

20141027_165707A close-up.  The paint job is great.

20141027_165857Everything that comes with the box.  Super Mushroom, ? Block and Gold Coin.

Also, you see the little clear plastic on the right?  That helps the Gold Coin displays standing up:

20141027_165953It’s to make the Gold Coin appears popping out of the ? Block.  You know, like in the video game when Mario hits the block.

20141027_170003You can also have the Super Mushroom out of the ? Block too.

20141027_170021The figure doesn’t come with any supporting points, otherwise it would be nice to have an image of Mario hitting the Block.  The supporting point, as seen on the back of the box, only comes with the Diorama Set.

Now, enjoy some additional shots of the figure:

20141027_170051 20141027_170115 20141027_170208 20141027_170220For a S.H. Figuarts, the figure doesn’t have the standard articulation points we’re familiar with.  It’s a little off-putting, but it doesn’t effect the overall display and collection value.  Also, unlike the usual S.H. Figuarts figures, this one doesn’t come with spare parts either.  I guess Mario is not the type of character that requires spare parts.  Overall, the figure is a superb one with great paint jobs and display value.  Plus, Mario’s chubby body only allows it easier to stand, and it’s definitely a great figure to display on your shelves.