Super Mario 3D Land's Tanooki Mario Inspires Plush Toys
posted on by Egan Loo
The character goods maker San-ei Bōeki announced that it will release Tanooki Mario plush toys in early April. The toys will recreate the Tanooki transformation in last year's Super Mario 3D Land platform game. The 1,400-yen (about US$18) small version will measure 11 by 11 by 22 centimeters (4.5 by 4.5 by 9 inches), while the 2,600-yen (US$34) medium version will be 15 by 15 by 30 centimeters (6 by 6 by 12 inches).
Mario's Tanooki transformation was first seen in Super Mario Bros. 3 in 1988. Tanooki Mario made headlines last year when the animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) launched a "Mario Kills Tanooki" campaign, but it later described the campaign as "tongue-in-cheek."
Source: Inside Games via Siliconera
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