Remote Controlled Mario Figurines

famicon mario figurines

By David Ponce

Here’s a good idea poorly implemented. There’s a whole bunch of people who would have jumped at the opportunity to control “real-life” Marios or Toads with a Famicon controller, making them run, and jump on command, just like in the game. But instead, Brando turned what could have been a runaway hit, into a cheap, corny novelty item. The problem is that the figurines’ movement is really, really lame. They doddle forwards and backwards, like drunken 90-year-olds. Hell, they look like they belong in a Happy Meal.

To see what I mean, just come inside for a video. Just know that they’re about $17.

[Product Page] VIA [Gizmodo]