Eight of the finest Christmas Super Mario toys and gifts

Eight of the finest Christmas Super Mario toys and gifts ...

Mario is one of the most famous and recognisable video game characters of all time, and his new Mario film is expected to be released next year, boosting his popularity. He has starred in so many fantastic Mario games that are accessible to all ages, enabling anyone, young or old, to enjoy his whimsical adventures this holiday season.

Mario may be the mascot, but part of the appeal of the series is that it is populated with a large cast of quirky characters, most of whom have gone on to be played in at least one of the spin-off games. The good news is that many of these characters have become toys over the years.

To make your holiday shopping less stressful, here are eight of the most popular Super Mario toys and gifts. Weve tried to include as many different characters as possible, but don't be alarmed if we couldn't include Geno, Sonny, Stanley the Bugman, or any other obscure, but beloved figures from the series.

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LEGO Mario

The LEGO Mario range, based on Nintendo's collaboration with LEGO, is still popular among enthusiasts. What sets this apart from other LEGO ranges is that they have attempted to incorporate some of the gameplay mechanics from Super Mario games into the LEGO sets themselves, making them much more interactive than traditional brick builds.

There are two starter sets, one of which comes with LEGO Mario and the other with LEGO Luigi, and then a slew of other sets that allow you to complete new levels for the two mustachioed heroes to complete. There is even a companion app for you to follow their adventures.

Donkey Kong Mario Kart Figure

Donkey Kong is a popular Mario character, as well as the star of his own series. In fact, the Mario series is a spin-off of the Donkey Kong series. If you have to pick one, we recommend this Donkey Kong Mario Kart figure.

If you are looking for a Mario Kart-themed Christmas celebration, this Hallmark Keepsake depicts Donkey Kong riding in one of the Mario Kart karts.

Bowsers Castle Playset

Bowsers Castle is one of the most well-known locations in the Mushroom Kingdom. In fact, its probably one of the most iconic final levels in video game history (even if it's not the last level of the game). Sometimes its a golf course.

The Bowsers Castle playset is a fairly modern interpretation of the World 8 estate, complete with a king of the Dark Lands himself, Lord Bowser Koopa. It's packed with lava, lifts, Fire Bars, traps, and more. Anyone who loves Bowser is likely to have a lot of fun with this set.

Princess Peach Plush

Princess Peach is the most prolific female video game character. Though she has been kidnapped a surprising number of times, she has been a playable character (and even hero) more times than any other female character in the game's history.

This adorable little Peach plush is sure to make an attractive present for fans of the Mushroom Kingdom monarch. She measures ten inches tall and comes with a lovely, shiny crown.

Waluigi controller

Waluigi may never have been the focal point of attention, but he is certainly one of the most popular characters among fans (and several dubious fanfics).

If you know someone who likes the upside-down-L guy, then you might want to get them this Waluigi switch controller. Not only is it a great way to beat Switch drift, but it also looks pretty darn good. Even if you are planning on playing 50 Mario Party Superstars, it's a great purchase.

Yoshi toys

The Yoshisaur Munchakoopas are a crowd favorite. From their funny voices to the way they march on the spot, there's a lot to love about them. Not only have they a large fan base in the Mario series itself, but their own series of games has a loyal following.

I know what you're thinking: If I buy a Yoshi toy, how will I ever know which color to get? They're all so cute, but there's so many of them! So, let's begin by introducing you to the Yoshi 5-pack, which contains green, blue, white, yellow, and black Yoshis all.

Wario shirt

The bad Mario has always had quite a few fans of his own, and, evidently, a number of newer players are starting to grasp his appeal. Not only does he have a somewhat different personality than Mario, for example, who is more of an everyday guy.

If you know somebody who has given a shine to this garlic-munching treasure-hunter/games-developer, it's no wonder that they'll be a winner of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Perhaps they'll like this shirt, which proudly bears the slogan: I'll never lose at Mario Kart, but when I do, I'll always win.

Super Mario amiibo

Nintendo has an amiibo for almost every one of their main franchises, from Animal Crossing to Zelda, and Super Mario is no exception. Most of the Mario characters have been immortalized as an amiibo, and they tend to have some special features, as well as as playable in-game characters.

The amiibo family includes Mario, Luigi, Rosalina, Boo, Bowser, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, and many others. Below are some of the most popular Mario characters for you to choose from.

We hope this helps you select the ideal Switch present for any Switch gamers in your life. Of course, they'd also like a new game, so you may want to check out our list of the best Switch games to see what they'll like.