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Jakks Pacific World of Nintendo 8-Bit Star Luigi Action Figure Jakks Pacific, 2017
Day #1,677: April 7, 2017
Jakks Pacific World of Nintendo 8-Bit Star Luigi Action Figure World of Nintendo 8-Bit Star Luigi Action Figure
Series 2-5

World of Nintendo 2.5-inch Scale Action Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 78276 No. 47886
Manufacturer: Jakks Pacific
Includes: n/a
Action Feature: Prismatic Finish
Retail: $4.99
Availability: February 2017
Other: From Super Mario Bros.

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Jakks Pacific World of Nintendo 8-Bit Star Luigi Action FigureThere's part of me thinking "How many times can they reuse this mold?" Of course I've bought most of them - I still haven't seen the blue and red "Classic" Mario, but 8-Bit Star Luigi is only the second time that character was made out of this mold. I'm counting at least six so far, and I assume more are coming.

As with the Walgreens Star Power Mario [FOTD #1,447], this is basically same as regular Luigi with a shiny prismatic finish over it. In bright light, it looks more or less like a normal Luigi. In darker rooms, the rainbow finish pops a lot more clearly. On my sample, the overalls seem to have a slight pink tint, with the hat having a slight green tint.

Jakks Pacific World of Nintendo 8-Bit Star Luigi Action Figure

Jakks Pacific World of Nintendo 8-Bit Star Luigi Action FigureThe 2 1/2-inch tall figure has no articulation and is, effectively, a magnet minus the magnet. The back of the figure is black, and the bas relief sculpting really only looks fantastic from the front. And it does look fantastic - it's like the sprite popped right out of the 32-year-old game. His skin looks a tiny bit more yellow, with bizarre green eyes and hair. The limitations of the NES color palette require a pretty low number of colors per sprite to be used, so Luigi is a little wacky. Out of the context of the original game, it just looks screwy - but it's still pretty decent.

Along with 8-Bit Toad, this was one of the nifty new 8-bit figures of early 2017. The figure series still largely pull from Mario and Zelda games, but there was a Pikmin figure in this one as well. I'm really hoping we can see more 8-bit figures thanks to the popularity of the NES Classic mini-console, but given how much variety Jakks Pacific has given us - almost completely just pulling from two franchises - I'm not too optimistic. Here's hoping for more Metroid and maybe even other games in the 8-bit Mario series!

--Adam Pawlus

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