Of all of the characters in the Super Mario games, I think the Goombas are some of the most innocuous and easy to deal with. But in the hands of toy customizer KodyKoala, one particular Goomba is a serious badass.
A while back, toy modder KodyKoala built an epic Yoshi mech and an equally awesome Luigi. I was poking around over on Etsy this morning when I stumbled onto another great build by Kody.
The vehicle is a mashup of a Pac-Man bank and a non-functional R/C 4×4, among other bits.
Despite being just a hovering orb, Portal 2’s Wheatley is arguably one of the greatest video game characters of all time. At least one of the greatest video game characters without arms or legs. Now, the disembodied, moronic sphere has a body of his own.
KodyKoala‘s been on a roll lately. It seems like he’s churning out a custom figure every week, from anatomy statues to robot dinosaurs to zombie dinosaurs. Now he’s finally come around to making an action figure worthy of the other super Mario brother:
Obvious pun is obvious, so I’ll stop there and let you look at the thing itself:
Kodykoala – who also made the Yoshi Mecha and Zombie Yoshi statues – used a vinyl Gutsman as well as “parts from random robots and things” to make this statue.
After mechanizing Mario’s dinosaur companion, Flickr user Kodykoala drains the life out of Yoshi.
That’s one nasty zombie. Kodykoala also answered my only complaint about Mecha Yoshi and added the dinosaur’s trademark tongue, making him a prehistoric version of the Smoker from Left4Dead.
After years of being someone else’s steed, Yoshi finally gets his own ride, thanks to custom action figure maker/Flickr user/Nintendo super fan Donald aka Kodykoala. I love the details on his custom Yoshi mech, from the bolt-like markings to the scratches and faded paint.