Mario Toys

Grow Beasts

Submitted by Cyrus
If you're a fan of the original 7 Koopalings from Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World, this is sad news. It appears that some of the Koopa Kids have been reduced to nothing but "sea monsters." A manufacturer in Bermuda has made some "Grow Beast" toys, the kind that you insert into water and grow in size over time. Depicted on the back of the package are Larry Koopa, Roy Koopa, Iggy Koopa, and Wendy O. Koopa. I have no idea who the other two "beasts" are. And it doesn't seem that there is any reference to Super Mario Bros. or Nintendo.

McDonald's Toys (2006)

These toys came with the McDonald's Happy Meal. Here are some pictures of them inside their bags, and also the tag that came with them. I've only collected two of them so far. One toy is a plastic Yoshi figurine with a switch and a button. You turn on the switch and press the red saddle on Yoshi's back to play a short MIDI clip of the Yoshi's Story theme song. The other toy is an inflatable mallet with the Mario Power Tennis logo emblazoned on it, and a plastic tennis ball that you can hit with the mallet.

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