Banter Toys Preparing World of Nintendo Line
Even if you don't have a Wii U, you'll still be able to play a new game of Mario Kart thanks to Banter Toys.
Nintendo has partnered up with Banter Toys to release a new line of World of Nintendo toys, which are due to come out this September, VG247 reports. Banter has provided pictures of an upcoming racing kit that consists of a Mario Kart toy racetrack along with what its racers and launching-mechanisms will look like. The Australian toy and merchandise company has also released a teaser picture that hints at other Nintendo franchises that Banter Toys will be creating merchandise for, such as Star Fox, F-Zero, Pikmin, Metroid, Donkey Kong, Kid Icarus and The Legend of Zelda. Also keep an eye out for an official line of plushies comprised of many famous Nintendo characters.
The unveiling of these toys coincide with Nintendo's decision to start licensing out the Big N's intellectual properties to third-party companies in order to help increase profit while trying to promote Nintendo franchises to the younger generations of gamers. Another example of this would be Nintendo's decision to start adding Super Mario and Pokemon toys to McDonald's Happy Meals.