In which I don my “Whiny Entitled Toy Collector” hat.on December 13, 2010 at 12:00 pm
Man, fuck a Dixie Kong.
Every three months or so, I remember to check the Internet to see if that third wave of 2-inch Super Mario Bros mini figurines exists yet. Last week, this amazingly birthed sweet fruit! For both wave 3, which had already begun to show up in stores, plus listings for wave 4. Years ago, when this all started, we were told that there were four planned waves, so maybe this is it?
And, hahahaha, there’s no Bowser. There is, as Amber lamented in her typically over-the-top fashion in yesterday’s TNI strip (which I can’t link right now because I’m writing this before I leave for Webcomic Rampage last Thursday night, hope I didn’t die!) some Dixie Kong. Great! Dixie Kong! Wonderful. Also in wave 3 is Donkey Kong, which is fine and expected and boring, and in wave 4 is yet another Donkey Kong and a Diddy Kong. Man, they are really backloading this series with fucking Donkey Kong guys! Wave 3 is also home to Princess Toadstool, Toad, Fire Mario, and another Yoshi.
(You can totally tell how oldschool I am by how I don’t call Princess Toadstool “Peach.” I am an old man.)
But, seriously, it’s a wave of all good guys! Well, Donkey Kong used to be a villain, and that’s basically how I’ll categorize him, but, let’s face it, he’s a good guy. Both wave 1 and 2 had two generic bad guys in them, and I was really looking forward to more. They were my favorite part of the first two waves. Instead, woooooo, Dixie Kong.
I’ll end up buying Donkey Kong, Peach, and Toad. I’ve found DK and Toad, after a few Gamestop haunts, but Peach still eludes me. If the past is any indication, I’ll have roughly a year and a half to pick her up at any Target in the area.
Wave 4 promises a non-Para Goomba and Boo, so at least that will be a return to form. But screw you, Wave 3! And screw you, Dixie Kong! You know, I was wrong, before: Wave 3 does have a villain, and it’s you!