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We’re in that phase before a big movie release (The Super Mario Bros. Movie’s, that is) where we know the basic shape of the film, but are still lacking in a number of details. Fortunately, leaks of the oncoming merchandizing blitz for the movie give us glimpses – as is the case with these papercraft UK Happy Meal toys for the movie that show both familiar renders and some new deets, as shown to VGC.

The sets give us much better looks at Karts for characters, including a motorcycle for Princess Peach and a tasty front view of Mario and Luigi’s work van (that will presumably not hit the Kart track). The most striking detail, however, is our first look at Cranky Kong, revved up and decked out in a vaguely Mesoamerican headpiece. Difficult to tell what kind of role he’ll have in the movie, but hey! He’s in it!



The Super Mario Bros. Movie releases April 7th, 2023.


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.