First4Figures has released information on a new figure coming out in the near future. The Tanooki Mario! I ran across these guys when I got my Dark Link Exclusive from them last year and love to see what they can produce. Each item is hand made, and extremely limited. The exclusive edition comes with a Tanooki leaf coming out of a block. Here is the information from the source:
Nintendo’s Super Mario is renowned across the world as the face of video games. From his humble 8-bit origins in the 1980s to the his latest ventures on modern consoles, Mario’s always ready to jump into action and stomp on some Koopas to save Princess Peach and the Mushroom Kingdom from evil.
First 4 Figures is very excited to reveal Tanooki Mario from the hit-game ‘Super Mario 3D Land’, the first in an entirely new series of Super Mario statues. After collecting a Tanooki Leaf, Mario dons the Tanooki Suit thus granting him new abilities such as a glide and a powerful tail whip attack. We’ve captured him in his trademark pose from the game, shaking his tail and ready unleash the tail whip at any moment. The base that he is stood on is styled after the first world in the game with a rich green lawn atop striped brown soil.
Tanooki Mario is made from high quality polystone resin, complete with hand finished detailing and paint work. He measures 15 inches from the base to the tip of his ears.
Comes in deluxe full color packaging, hand numbered base, and includes an authenticity card which allows you to purchase the same number of the model next in the Super Mario series.
Being the first in this new line, the lowest numbers will be available to those who pre-order earliest, so don’t delay if you wish to have the best chances of securing a low number!
Highly limited to 2000 pieces worldwide. ( 750 for Exclusive edition )
Tanooki Mario Exclusive http://tanooki.first4figures.com/component/option,com_myphp/Itemid,3/product,109/