A surprising find in my mailbox! A toad papercraft. This model will probably put a smile on all the Mario papercraft fans out there.
Toad is a humanoid mushroom that is both a single character and the collective name of the “Mushroom People” found in the Mushroom Kingdom. The Toad species first appeared in Super Mario Bros. as seven guards that serve Princess Peach, called Mushroom Retainers.
Toad first appeared as a single character in Super Mario Bros. 2 as one of the four playable characters. He is stated to be the chief guard of the Mushroom Retainers. The character then went on to star in Wario’s Woods, and he appears in the Mario Kart series and various sports games. In other games, he acts as an instructor, such as in the earlier Mario Party games, and he helps guide characters in other games.
As with the games, Toad plays a major supporting character in other forms of media starring Mario. He usually tags along with Mario in the various cartoons and comics as a sidekick. In Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Princess Peach uses Toad as a shield.