Originally the heavy in a GameBoy sequel, Wario has come into his own as the king of the micro game collection, a go-to anti-hero, and as a bizarre evil clone character. You've seen him in party games, platformers, but rarely ever as the "bad guy" in a regular run-of-the-mill game. It makes sense that Hasbro would want to include the greedy treasure-hunting character in Monopoly, because really, why not? His presence makes a heck of a lot more sense than a boot or a thimble.
This is one of the larger figures in the line, with a wider base and a much bigger build. And more paint. It may well be the best of the series, standing not particularly tall but definitely proud. His nose is painted. His eyes have three colors of paint. His shoes, his overalls, his buttons, and his gloves are painted. The "W" on his hat is painted, and there's a white circle behind it that you can probably barely see. He even has painted "W"s on the backs of his gloves - this is a tour de force for Hasbro's deco department, even if the straps of his pants are a little sloppy in spots. For a figure that's barely 1 1/2-inches tall, that's a lot of paint - I can't believe how good the eyes look. Check out those bags under his eyes. That's awesome.
His powers include moving extra spaces by dropping coins, and also stealing coins from other players on your same space. Sounds fair.
I assume you have had your Wario fill from Amiibo figurines and Jakks Pacific toys, but if you haven't this micro figure is a good one. I hope Nintendo keeps making more of them, because it turned out exceptionally well. It's by no means perfect, but a card and a sticker and a figure for $4 is largely worthwhile - particularly since Jakks has yet to bring Wario into its smaller $5-$7 figure assortment. I might revise the recommendation had there been a larger, meatier figure for an extra buck or two.
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