Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Nintendo - WENDY O KOOPA!

World of Nintendo - 4" Series Wave 30 - Wendy O Koopa - Jakks Pacific 2023

I just realized that Wendy O Koopa is a turtle. Sure, Bowser and all the Koopa kids have prominent turtle shells on their backs, and they rule over all the Koopas, which quite literally look like turtles, but I for some reason always thought they were dragon-type creatures. I know Koopas aren't technically turtles, same as a tanooki isn't a raccoon, but for my simple analysis, my revelation holds true. This Wendy from the 4" World of Nintendo line is the first figure that looks a little goofy to me. It doesn't help that this character's design is very odd - with potatohead-like feminine details stuck on her like an afterthought. But this larger figure somehow looks more absurd than her previous 2.5" version. I think her head looks more inflated than we are used to and her leg articulation doesn't allow for her signature ballet-like pose. Still, it's very exciting to see her in the 4" line. We still need Daisy, Toadette, Birdo, and Rosalina, but I'm fine promoting Wendy to the front of the line. Let's check out Wendy below!

Wendy's only accessory is her wand.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are my three Wendy O Koopa figures together: Jakks Pacific 2.5", Jakks Pacific 4", and a tiny figure I bought years ago in a bucket of Nintendo figurines at the checkout counter at an anime shop.

And here is Wendy with the two other Mario ladies from the 4" lines: Cat Peach, and Princess Peach.


1 comment:

  1. I think this is a case where I'm just fine with the 2.5" one. I don't need a larger version of it lol.
    More posing, sure... but WHY?