K’NEX releasing Mario Kart Wii sets, holding event in New York


Fan of Mario Kart Wii? Enjoy building with K’NEX? If you answered yes to both of the previous questions, here’s some news that should excite you in only a way pixels and plastic blocks can. K’NEX has announced their collaboration with Nintendo in bringing fans Mario Kart Wii K’NEX sets.

These sets will feature Mario, Wario, Luigi, Bowser, Yoshi and more of your favorite Nintendo characters, as well as their matching go-karts. The toys are designed for children 6+, but if you are a big Mario Kart fan, they could make a unique collectible as well.

The two companies are holding an event in New York at the Nintendo Store to celebrate the release of the toys. Michael Araten, president and CEO of K’NEX spoke about the event and the release.

“We are excited to partner with Nintendo World Store to unveil the newest K’NEX Mario Kart Wii Building Sets to our fans,” said Araten. “What the success of this line has shown us is that not only are we enabling kids to build a world they love, but by offering them interchangeable track and expansions sets it becomes their world—a world in which using their imagination is key, where they can interact with their favorite characters and bring the video game to life in a whole new way!”

Sound interesting? You can find pictures and information on the whole series of Mario Kart K’NEX toys at http://www.knex.com/mariokartwii/.