Mario first hit the screens as "Jumpman" -- donning his red overalls and pageboy hat -- in Nintendo's 1981 arcade game, Donkey Kong. In the 1982 follow-up to Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Jumpman got renamed to Mario. In 1983 he began his partnership with Luigi in Mario Bros. Fast-forward nearly 40 years to the present-day and you will find the chubby plumber featured in 256 games of various genres. With such humble beginnings, Mario now hangs his hat as the best-selling video game franchise of all time.
Whiteclouds 3D printed the iconic Mario with its Creality 3D FDM farm out of PLA plastic. Standing at just over 6 feet tall, Mario was cut into 33 prints and took 2,013 hours of print time to complete. After printing, fusing and filling any inconsistent seams, Mario headed over to our paint booth for priming.
"We take great care to make sure all of our video game models have an excellent finish," says Whiteclouds' production manager Wayne Ropelato, "I am proud of the work that our expert team produces." Well stated, Wayne, Mario looks as though he jumped right out of the screen with his automotive-grade paint finish.
The Whiteclouds team have really 1-upped themselves with this one!
For more information on Mario and to get your custom quote started, visit the 3D Video Game Models page.