“Just finished a style study for the #SuperMario dialogue animation I'm planning to do. I want to try cleaning it up in the style of Yoichi Kotabe's Mario art, so this was good practice to see if I could do it. I figured you guys might like to see the process as well... https://t.co/qDJAzTdDWl”
I have to give credit for bootleggers: they somehow botched it worse than the animators for the Mario cartoons.
but yeah the first one is indeed cursed. even if the target audience of the merch wasn't greasy men with their grubby hands, the mold quality is ridiculously poor. Peach's arms look like noodles, the face doesn't even look like Peach's face and it's really small.
bleh, add that to the unnecessarily long list of Paper Mario art being mixed with non-Paper Mario art. Like there's PLENTY of Mario art that would have fit better with that Wario, yet they picked Paper Mario.