Super Mario Bros (AKA Super Mario Bros. Movie)
By 1993, most children of the NES era had entered into their young teen years. However, when hearing about an upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie, many of us still got excited. Mario was a big part of our younger childhood years, and as new gamers of the SNES era, we were still embracing the character as a ground breaking video game icon.
Then we saw the movie...
To be fair, the movie would have been better received if it didn't have the title or character names associated with the Mario franchise. As a stand alone film, it's not terrible. It's just not Super Mario Bros. (to an extent). It doesn't help that the cast and crew hated the movie from the starting gate - Due in part to the husband and wife directing team that consistently ran over budget, and never discussed scenes with each other (not verbatim quote from Dennis Hopper).
Ertl wasn't necessarily the most well known toy company for producing action figures, but stepped forward to tackle a line of toys based on the film. Overall, they're not terrible. In fact, they're quite good as compared to their onscreen counterparts. Not bad for a company known for producing cars and trucks. In total, six figures, two vehicles, and two larger talking "dolls" made it to store shelves before the line was dropped.
Crash Action Police Car
Devo Chamber with Goomba
12 Inch Mario*12 Inch Luigi
Join us next time when we take a look at Rambo!
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