Having your kids play a card matching game can be a great way to stimulate the brain and memory. Most memory card games are kind of boring, but when you or your kid is a Mario fan consider this Super Mario memory game by USAopoly who’s also responsible for the Nintendo Monopoly and the Super Mario Yahtzee which we’ve covered earlier.
This set contains 52 Mario character cards and 20 Mario item cards which add more fun and challenge to the game of memory.
We’ve covered the K’NEX Mario Kart sets a few times, a Super Mario toys smash hit during the coming holiday season for sure. Since online retailers are now stocking more and more K’NEX Mario Kart products it’s time to run down through all the available items and see which sets are worth buying and for which K’NEX Mario Kart building set we’re still anxiously waiting. The fun part of these offline Mario Kart racing tracks is that your racers stay on the K’NEX racing track amazingly well and that it’s all about operating the obstacles properly to beat your opponent in a K’NEX Mario Kart race. Okay let’s go on to the goodies.
K’NEX Mario Kart and Bike Building Sets
The first few product that K’NEX released in their K’NEX Mario Kart series were the kart and bike building sets, which, by themselves are not that spectacular and would be a nice introduction to the full K’NEX Mario Kart building sets. These packages contain a buildable kart, character and contain a power-up like a banana peel, mushroom etc.. The kart included is a pull-back kart. A gool gimmick of this K’NEX Mario Kart set is that you can build the package into a ramp where you can let your kart fly off of. And you can print free track panels that you can find on the official K’NEX site. The bike sets are cheaper and can not be pulled back in order to let them race away. The karts come with either Mario, Luigi or Yoshi and the bikes come with Mario or Luigi.
K’NEX Nintendo Bowser’s Castle: Mario and Luigi at the Starting Line Building Set
If you can only pick one set of K’NEX Mario Kart this is the set to pick as it is the most complete, coming with 2 racing karts (Mario & Luigi) and a full K’NEX Mario Kart race track building set. It features the dreaded Thwomps as obstacle which can be manually controlled for you to nag an opponent. The track consists of 16 pieces which make a full loop and the starting line is also buildable. The set comes with a Mystery Box sound module that features live sounds from the game.
K’NEX Nintendo Bowser’s Castle: Mario vs The Thwomps Building Set
This is a smaller K’NEX Mario Kart building set which has six track pieces, one Mario kart racer and the moving Thwomps obstacle that’s also in the full ‘Mario and Luigi at the Starting Line’ set. It also has 2 collectible power-ups, a green turtle shell and a banana peel. Since this set has only six track pieces you can not form a full loop with it. Use this as an expansion to complete a full K’NEX Mario Kart race track.
K’NEX Nintendo Mario Circuit: Mario vs The Goombas Building Set
Another expansion pack is this yellow K’NEX Mario Kart set featuring the infamous Goombas as a swinging obstacle which you can move with your hand. It also comes with the Mario kart racer and has a mushroom and a power star as collectible items. This set also has six K’NEX Mario Kart race track parts that can be used to form a full race track with.
The most badass K’NEX Mario Kart set would most definitely be this one, with Bowser (!) included as buildable race kart and again six pieces to build a race track with. The obstacles are two rotating fireballs that can do some serious damage to your opponent (not really). The collector items with this set are the evil Bullet Bill and a red turtle shell. This is our favorite of the expansion sets.
K’NEX Nintendo Bowser’s Castle: Luigi vs the Podoboo Cogs Building Set
For the ones wondering whatever happened to an exclusive Luigi K’NEX Mario Kart building set, you’re in luck as this set contains a buildable kart with Luigi in it. This is one of the cooler obstacles found in all the K’NEX Mario Kart expansion sets and you might recognize the rotating bars from all the Super Mario games. Again there are 6 race track pieces in the set and as collectible items you’ll find a red koopa shell and a mushroom.
K’NEX Nintendo Mario Kart Mario vs Chain Chomp Building Set
When you are out to buy all K’NEX Mario Kart expansion sets with all the obstacles you’ll end up with a lot of Mario characters as the racers are not evenly spread across the building sets which is a shame really. Don’t let that keep you from getting this one though, as this 6-pieced K’NEX Mario Kart building set features a scary chain chomp obstacle that will bust a hole in the sides of your opponent’s Mario Kart racer. Included are a star and a banana peel as collectible power-ups.
Be sure to stock a few sets of these before holiday season as they will no doubt be one of the most popular K’NEX Mario Kart building sets. The set contains 24 buildable track pieces for you to complete one of your other sets with or to expand on a giant K’NEX Mario Kart race track laid out in your living room. It also has a buildable Mario Kart character and a trophy item that is featured in the Mario Kart Wii game.
There is no doubt that the K’NEX Mario Kart will be a smash this holiday season, even if you prefer playing Mario Kart Wii, the building of a giant K’NEX race track and finally playing it after a hard day’s work is something to look forward to. Hopefully K’NEX will release some more obstacle expansion sets and one giant set that has everything in it that you can wish for. Keep this page bookmarked as we’ll update it as soon as we know more. Now go out and find yourself a K’NEX Mario Kart set!
Next, a symbol which instantly yells out ‘Super Mario’ is the Mario mushroom. Available in sticker format and in a large variety of sizes and colors which you can find right here: Mario Mushroom Decal Sticker
Besides Super Mario stickers there are also Mario laptop skins that you can apply on your laptop’s cover as a protective decal and Super Mario protective sleeves for your laptop and netbook. They protect your laptop and make it look more cooler with in this case a Mario that’s posing to throw a fireball your way. They come in all sizes:
We know it’s the second update in a month on K’NEX products, but there is more to tell you about the release of the K’NEX Mario Kart products.
Last thursday (July 21) K’NEX had an official in-store product launch for the K’NEX Mario Kart building sets which also had featured an appearance by Mario and Luigi themselves.
Check out some amateur coverage of the event in the video below:
Furthermore we’ve seen a glimpse on some middle segment K’NEX Mario Kart race track building sets online featuring one or two buildable karts and some obstacles and race track parts. Amazon has listed one set already named: Mario and Luigi at the Starting Line Building Set. This K’NEX Mario Kart set features a buildable Mario and Luigi Kart, a buildable starting line, a sound module with start-up sounds from the Mario Kart game, two collectable items (a powerstar and mushroom) and 16 track pieces with which you can create a closed loop.
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This one is dedicated to all Princess Peach fans worldwide, a Princess Peach toys special! The poor girl who always gets caught by evil Bowser and his minions from the early days of Super Mario Bros on deserves to be put in the spotlight for once. Check out all the best Princess Peach related toys we’ve found for you online.
Princess Peach plush toy
The best rated Princess Peach plush toy online is this soft and cuddly 8″ plush which is of good quality and bears the closest resemblance to the Princess Peach you find in your Mario games. The size makes it a small enough princess to be taken around everywhere. Click Here For The Princess Peach Plush Toy
Princess Peach pull back racer
Among the Mario Kart pull back racers we’ve covered earlier stands of course a cool Princess Peach pull back racing kart. A great addition to your existing pull back racer set or just as a stand-alone toy. A great Princess Peach toy for the girls who also like to join the boys with their cars sometimes. Click Here For The Princess Peach Pull Back Racer
Kids Princess Peach Costume
Earlier we’ve covered several Super Mario costumes. Here we have a great Princess Peach costume design for all the little girls out there. They’re sure to be the ones collecting the most candy during Halloween while wearing this adorable Princess Peach outfit. Click Here For The Kids Princess Peach Costume