Tanooki Mario Statue from First 4 Figures!
September 24, 2013

September 24th 2013- Today, First 4 Figures is able to reveal a new deal between ourselves and Nintendo to produce a range of licensed ‘Super Mario’ statues. We’ve worked with Nintendo in the past to produce successful statues ranges for ‘The Legend of Zelda’ and ‘Metroid’ franchises, and couldn’t be happier to bringing ‘Super Mario’ fully into our portfolio after we released a Mario 3DS holder in 2011 that left fans clamouring for a resin statue. As always, our statues will be high quality, highly collectible and unmatched by anything else. The Super Mario license is especially exciting for us. Mario has been the face of video games worldwide since his debut in the 1980s and is still just as popular today, so we’ve got the opportunity to bring some very special merchandise to gamers everywhere.

To start this new rage off, we would like to introduce you to Super Mario 3D Land’s ‘Tanooki Mario’. Tanooki Mario has always been a firm favourite with fans, while Super Mario 3D Land is credited as one of the best games on the Nintendo 3DS.  From base to tip, the statue measures a total of 15″ tall and is made from a high quality polystone resin, with hand-finished paintwork and detailing. A special, ‘exclusive’ edition of the statue will also be available in limited quantities, that includes an optional scarf accessory and a ‘Super Leaf’ on an iconic ?-Block base.


Tanooki Mario will be available from the first quarter of 2014. More pieces in the range will be announced in the near future.
For more information about First 4 Figures, or to order any of our products please visit http://www.first4figures.com.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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