Some of my Super Mario Bros. customs

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Apart from Star Wars customs, I like to do some occasional Mario customs. This is what I got so far.

One of the earliest customs I did, Fire Mario and Ice Mario. These are figures made by Applause, dated 1989. The original figure is in the middle. The Fire Mario custom is Mario in his modern fire outfit. The white paint I have never seems to stick properly, unlike the other colors. Ice Mario was introduced in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, which is opposite of Fire Mario. I'd like to get one more and paint his hat and shirt orange, giving him the colors of Fire Mario from Super Mario Bros. 3.





Another early custom, these are Koopa Paratroopers from a McDonald's Happy Meal when they had toys for Super Mario Bros. 3. The red is the original, I bought an extra and painted it green.





Lastly, my most recent customs. I finished these this past week. These are from Jakks Pacific World of Nintendo 4 inch line. My customs are original Mario (red hat/overalls look) and Cape Mario from Super Mario World. I grew up with the red hat/overalls look so I kinda miss it. For original Mario, the head is from Mario wave 2-4, while the body is from an Ice Mario figure. I simply did the boil-and-pop method (just ran it under hot water actually), repainted his shirt a darker blue, then swapped the heads. I'm very pleased with how it came out. The Cape Mario figure was easier. I took a cape from a Robin figure from Batman and Robin, which is made by ToyBiz and dated 1989. I simply popped the head off, put the cape on, then the head.

 
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Nifty!

An SMB3 Fire Mario is definitely needed.

Did you manage to pick up an opalescent, see-through Star Power Mario? I reckon if you can get hold of a multi-flash cocktail stick, you could get a wicked-cool display piece out of that.
 
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I finished another Mario custom this past week. It's the Koopa Clown Car, first seen in Super Mario World. I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out. My allergies have been killing me lately, I'd like to make some touchups at some point. I used a basic plastic fish bowl found at Walmart. I spray painted it white, and used a dremel to cut open a hole at the bottom for the propeller. The propeller was found at Gamestop and was the perfect color.



 
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Since working from home, I've had more time to work on some customs. I've had Mario with red overalls made, and I finally got around to making an original Luigi with green overalls. An Ice Luigi figure was just recently released, so like with the Ice Mario figure I repainted the shirt a darker blue and replaced the head with one that had a green hat, while also repainting the hair black. Now I have legit Mario Bros. figures in their classic outfits.

Also, I swapped the hands out on the Mario figure with closed fists, as it looks better then the open hands. I'm including a comparison pic with the figures of them in their current color scheme.

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My favorite video game is Super Mario Bros. 3 and was beyond excited when they made a Raccoon Mario figure. As of New Super Mario Bros. 2 (2012) they changed Raccoon Luigi to Fox Luigi. Why I don't know, I never liked the change. I grew up with Raccoon Mario/Luigi, so I bought an extra Raccoon Mario and made my own. I did boil and pop with the tail, and used my dremel to cut the ears off. I made a hole in the back for the tail, which still rotates. Lastly I used the dremel again to carefully sand down the area around the ears.

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In New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009) the Propeller Mushroom was introduced. It's an orange mushroom with 2 tan circles on each side, and a yellow propeller at the top. In the past few years Jakks Pacific released a Propeller Mario figure. Depending on which release you got, it either came with a coin or standard Super Mushroom. I decided to make my own. It was just a simple repaint, and used my dremel to make a hole at the top for the propeller, which still rotates.

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Not a custom but the fireball accessories from Marvel Legends Iron Fist figure go great with Fire Mario/Luigi.

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Been a while!

With Super Mario 3D All-Stars being released, I tried making a Shadow Mario figure from Super Mario Sunshine. Any standard Mario will do. I just spray painted the entire figure and painted the eyes red. In the future I'd like to replace his right hand with a closed fist and drill a hole in it so he can hold the paintbrush.

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Very nifty! Have you thought of using Glow-In-The-Dark / UV / Rave Club paints for his eyes? I had some success using those for some of my Masters of the Universe Classics customs (such as Filmation Faker, Horde Prime, and Darkdream).
 
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Very nifty! Have you thought of using Glow-In-The-Dark / UV / Rave Club paints for his eyes? I had some success using those for some of my Masters of the Universe Classics customs (such as Filmation Faker, Horde Prime, and Darkdream).
Thanks! I haven't, I'll have to look into them.

That'll be fun, waking up in the middle of the night to see glowing eyes looking at me :ROFLMAO:
 
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I love these! The red and blue Mario overalls variants look really great together!
 
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Always appreciate a update to this thread, but for obvious reason I can never let my kid see these.

great job.
 
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I love these! The red and blue Mario overalls variants look really great together!
Thanks! I grew up with the red overalls/blue shirt combo so I do miss that look.
Ah, thanks Beedo! I forgot all about the glowing paint for the eyes. Perfect!
Always appreciate a update to this thread, but for obvious reason I can never let my kid see these.

great job.
Thanks! Glad you enjoy!
 
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Most welcome, mate! They were out of stock for a while -- are still out of stock in the UK, which is where I first bought them -- then they showed up again recently.
 
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Got around to swapping out the right hand on Shadow Mario with a closed fist. Also drilled a hole so he can hold the paintbrush. It's tough to get the lighting right so I put the flash on. Just a small change but it looks better.

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I made a Bob-omb Buddy from Super Mario 64. They are allies of Mario and would open the cannons found throughout the levels. I had to mix colors for this one. I went for a toned down pink, as the one used in-game was a bit bright. I also cut the fuse off, repainted the top gray, the windup mechanism silver and gave the feet a different shade of tan. Lastly I took a toothpick and scraped off any paint that got on the eyes.

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I made classic Luigi, this time in 2.5 inch scale to go with the classic Mario I made. The shirt was repainted blue and I swapped the head with another Luigi that had a green cap. The hair was repainted black. Lastly I drilled inside the neck socket just a hair, as the new head was sitting a tad high. The original figure I used was Fire Luigi. The great thing about these 2.5 inch figures is there aren't any joints to file down before you paint. They have the same articulation as the old POTF2 figures (arms wise).

Here's the custom, along with classic Mario

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Classic, Fire and modern

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