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Stormy Daniels compares Trump's privates to 'the mushroom character in Mario Kart'

  • In an upcoming book from pornographic film actress Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, President Trump's genitals are likened to "the mushroom character in 'Mario Kart'."
  • The video game character, Toad, has a body shape similar to a mushroom — his head is a large, speckled mushroom cap.
  • Clifford allegedly had a sexual affair with Trump more than 10 years ago.

The latest twist in the ongoing he said/she said between President Trump and Stephanie Clifford — aka "Stormy Daniels," the pornographic film actress who allegedly had an affair with Trump years ago — involves a Super Mario side character.

Is nothing sacred? (The answer is no, nothing is sacred.)

In a new book titled, "Full Disclosure," Daniels compares Trump's genitals to "the mushroom character in 'Mario Kart'." The Guardian obtained an early copy of the book, and shared the pertinent section.

"I lay there, annoyed that I was getting f***ed by a guy with Yeti pubes and a d**k like the mushroom character in 'Mario Kart'," Daniels writes in the upcoming book, according to The Guardian.

The "mushroom character," as Mario fans know, is a cute little fellow named Toad. 

Toad, and the Super Mario series that he sprang from, is intended to be family friendly. The biggest controversy surrounding Toad was whether or not his mushroom head is a hat (it's not — it's part of his body!). 

If anything, Toad appears in recent "Super Mario" games as a comic foil.

Captain Toad

He shows up in "Super Mario Odyssey" as Captain Toad, an adventurous explorer seeking coins. He shows up in various "Mario & Luigi" games as a loyal subject of the Mushroom Kingdom.

And he shows up in "Mario Kart" as the joyful little guy he's always been. 

Here he is doing a sweet jump:

Mario Kart 8 (Toad)

From now on, unfortunately, he's playing a new role — as a comparison to President Trump's genitals. Sorry Toad!

Nintendo didn't offer a statement regarding the comparison, and that's probably for the best.

The book, "Full Disclosure," arrives on October 2. For the full quote from the book, head over to The Guardian right here.


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Mario Kart 8: Mushroom Cup Guide - Tracks, Shortcuts, Tips, Tricks & more

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was released in on the Nintendo Switch to rave reviews from critics and fans alike, not to mention it has really stood the test of time and arguable maintains it's status as one of the Switch's best and most loved titles.

For those unfamiliar with the Switch version, the game takes on the classic Mario Kart 8 on the WiiU released in , and revamps it with better graphics and new features.

The Mushroom Cup is one of the most brilliant series on the game.

This is everything you need to know.

Mario Kart Stadium

The first track up is the Mario Kart Stadium, this is a nice simplistic yet fun track to get you started and introduced to the game.

It is relatively smooth sailing to do well on this track, and contains a few shortcuts in the grassy areas to cut some time.

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TRACK LAYOUT: This track is a simple one to get you started in the game.

The track has three main bends that are best dealt with by using drift to get across them as fast as possible to maintain momentum, another handy trick is to use mushroom power-ups to boost you even more when drifting around the corners to maximise the results.

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DRIFTING MADNESS: You are going to want to take advantage of drift in this one

The first turn on the track features a shortcut that you are going to want to use to your advantage, and collect the coins along the way to boost your collection.

Other notable parts of the track include the U-turn that splits into three different paths, it is best for you to choose the blue path because it is the fastest of the three and contains a shortcut on the inside.

Water Park

The second one you get to tackle is the Water Park track, a more complex track than the Mario Kart Stadium but a much more enjoyable thrill ride with the added benefit of having water to assist you.

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TRACK LAYOUT: This elegant water-based track is simple yet wildly enjoyable

The track features a water amusement park backdrop and many areas with water and gives you the ability to really show off your anti-gravity skills with the huge upwards loop section.

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A handy trick when racing this track is to take advantage of the submarines that appear on the water segments of the track if you touch their wheels you get a speed boost which is always a bonus.

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ZERO GRAVITY: This track has zero gravity sections in abundance

Other notable parts of the track include the Ferris wheel during the gliding portion which can be a hazard if you don't get out of the way in time.

It's best to glide through it and keep on going, but watch out for the cars.

Sweet Sweet Canyon

The third and sweetest track in the cup is Sweet Sweet Canyon, a sickly sweet and eye-catching track full of sweet-themed elements such as sugary cones to designate turns.

However, don't be fooled by its sweet exterior, this track does have some tricky parts hidden within.

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TRACK LAYOUT: This sweet and glorious track is surprisingly tricky in places

One of the best bits about the track is that it starts out by launching everyone in a cannon, giving you an instant boost and allowing you to glide with ease onto the first strait.

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After you have glided down from the cannon launch it's best to drift along the giant U-turn that greets you when you land. It's best to get as close to the wall as possible to keep the time down.

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AIRBOURNE: Prepare for a lot of gliding in this track

Other notable areas of the track include the shortcut by the large Piranha plant, it's best to drift around the Piranha plant as best you can and then starting drifting again hard to go through the donut.

This one is a particularly difficult shortcut, but if you pull it off it can help you out in the long run.

Thwomp Ruins

The fourth and final track of the cup is Thwomp Ruins, probably the most devilish track from the cup due to the notorious Thwomp villains from Mario games that act as barriers at the end of the course.

This track has a great backdrop of ancient jungle ruins that allows for some quirky shortcuts and anti-gravity is a big feature in this one.

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TRACK LAYOUT: This may look like a simple track but it has some tricks in store

Right off the bat, there is a shortcut you can use, you can use the grass at the side of the path, but unless you have a mushroom to boost you it could end up slowing you down, so be careful with this one.

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Once you get inside the tunnel you will see an anti-gravity section to the right, it's best not to use this as it will slow you down. Instead drift along the left side of the track until the sparks turn red and gain a speed boost.

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BLOCKING THWOMPS: A potential hazard if you don't avoid them in time

Other important segments of the track include the outside portion of the track which feature the Thwomps.

These familiar foes act as bollards if you hit them, so to avoid them by taking the quickest route and head straight down the middle and bend round the Thwomp.

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Toad (Nintendo)

Fictional character in Nintendo's "Mario" franchise

Toad (Japanese: キノピオ, Hepburn: Kinopio) is a fictional character who primarily appears in Nintendo's Mario franchise. A humanoid with a mushroom-like head, Toad was created by Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, and is portrayed as a citizen of the Mushroom Kingdom and is one of Princess Peach's most loyal attendants, constantly working on her behalf. He is usually seen as a non-player character who provides assistance to Mario and his friends in most games, but there are times when Toad takes center stage and appears as a protagonist, as seen in Super Mario Bros. 2, Wario's Woods and Super Mario 3D World.

While Toad is the name of an individual, it also refers to his entire race (much like Yoshi, Birdo and Kirby from the Kirby series). However, in early games, the species was called Mushroom Retainers, in Japan they were called Kinoko-zoku (キノコ族), literally "Mushroom People" (which is an alternate name used in earlier localizations, along with "Mushroom Retainers"). In the Mario franchise, there are also some other individual Toad characters (e.g., Toadette, Toadsworth, Toadbert, and Captain Toad). The most prominent trait of a Toad is its large head that resembles a mushroom in shape and color – historically speculated as them wearing a mushroom hat, as portrayed in the Super Mario Super Show, but eventually ruled out by Japanese video game designer Yoshiaki Koizumi.[3] Another common point of most Toads is their traditional vest.

The Toads usually play assisting roles in the Mario franchise and its action games, such as Toadsworth introduced in Super Mario Sunshine and the Toad Brigade association in Super Mario Galaxy, (he has not made a main game appearance since.) Despite this, Toads also play the role as heroes in some games. Such a case included the 2 Toads (yellow and blue) who were featured as playable characters along with Mario and Luigi in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The 2 Toads (yellow and blue) return as playable characters later on in New Super Mario Bros. U as well as New Super Luigi U. Toad himself (in a blue palette in reference to his original sprite from Super Mario Bros. 2) returns as one of the playable characters in Super Mario 3D World. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker cast Captain Toad into the spotlight, thus marking it as the first game in 20 years (since Wario's Woods) to have a Toad as the star of a game, as well as the first game to have Toad as the titular character.

Concept and creation[edit]

Toad and the mushroom people were first seen in the game Super Mario Bros. where the species was revealed to comprise the majority of the population of the Mushroom Kingdom. Toad's design was made directly from the power-up, the Super Mushroom, as well as the game's general association with mushrooms.[4]Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of the Mario franchise, reasons that Toad's creation was that of being a character that has a simplistic design; yet, still appears cute and lovely and pleasing to everybody.[5] In the game, the peaceful Toads of the Mushroom Kingdom had been turned into various objects such as bricks and pipes by the evil King Bowser; however, some of Princess Toadstool's loyal servants, known as the "Mushroom Retainers," were simply kidnapped. [6]

During the development of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, the developers at Nintendo decided between four characters to be playable in the game: Princess Peach, Toad, Wario and Waluigi (all suggestions made by fans).[7] Two Toads (yellow and blue) were eventually included as playable characters in New Super Mario Bros. Wii due to their physical similarity to Mario and Luigi.[8]

Toad's English name appears to have been inspired by the word "toadstool", a word used to describe mushrooms including those featuring umbrella-like cap-and-stem form characteristics which Toad's design portrays along with the character's general resemblance to a mushroom. Toad's Japanese name, "Kinopio", appears to be a combination of the Japanese word for mushroom ("kinoko") and the Japanese name for Carlo Collodi's character, Pinocchio ("Pinokio"), which both roughly blend together to form the meaning of "a real mushroom boy" (as evidenced through Pinocchio's dream to become a real boy in his own tale).[9]


Toad's appearances in the non-canonical animated series sometimes depict him taking off his cap

Though Toad's signature mushroom cap is a hat in the non-canon Mario cartoons, Super Mario Odyssey producer Yoshiaki Koizumi confirmed that since the creation of the character in the cap was intended to be part of his head.[10]

During an interview in , Nintendo director Koichi Hayashida who produced the game Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, revealed that the appearance of a Toad does not represent his gender, explaining it has never been decided what gender could be associated with any Toad.[11] He clarifies later that the gender of the Toads will remain a mystery.[12]

Toad bears a similar appearance to the rest of his species with his large mushroom caps and clothes. He is very small in size, and has no legs visible, with just his typical brown shoes showing. Unlike other Toads, he features five red spots on his mushroom cap and wears a blue and yellow vest; however, his coloration will change if he gets a fire flower, as his cap's colors will be reversed while his clothes turn red. A yellow outline was added to his vest in the recent Mario games, starting with Super Mario Sunshine. Sometimes, Toad appears with a red vest, though he is most often seen with his blue vest. In the non-canonical Mario cartoons, Toad has on occasion removed his mushroom cap, revealing three strands of hair. Toad is also seen with pants of a white color that resemble the base of a mushroom or toadstool stalk.

At most times, Toad is portrayed as timid and cowardly. Despite his fears, in many games such as Super Mario 64 he is helpful to Mario and his crew on their search for Peach, supporting him on his adventures, from providing items to adventuring alongside the hero on his quest. Although he is usually seen as a cheerful character, he can become distressed when a major event occurs, such as the kidnapping of Princess Peach.

Toad demonstrates a strong loyalty to his Princess and friends and is depicted as hard working. In Luigi's Mansion, he is seen crying in certain places because he cares so much about Mario getting kidnapped by ghosts and fears he could get captured too. He was sent by Princess Peach to the mansion to look for Mario. In Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, five colored Toads are trapped in paintings by King Boo.


Through the various games that Toad is playable in, he has been shown with different unique abilities that differ from the other characters in the series. In Super Mario Bros. 2, the game describes him as being the strongest and fastest character in the game with 5 out of 5 stars each, but with a weak jumping ability, rated at 2 stars. In Wario's Woods, Toad has the unique ability to run up walls and make strong kicks. Toad is once again given superhuman strength in the game, as he is able to lift and throw enemies around; however, these abilities have not been seen since this game. In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Toad shares many of the moves and abilities of Mario and Luigi, such as the ground pound and wall jumping as represented by the yellow and blue Toads.[13] Toad has access to Mario's power ups, but unlike the other games Toad has starred in, this game gives him all-round stats similar to those of the Mario Bros.[14] In Super Mario 3D World, Toad is again the fastest playable character; however, his weakness includes his weaker jumps in comparison to the other playable characters.

In the Super Smash Bros. series, Toad is shown to emit spores like a real mushroom whenever he is attacked, as shown when Peach uses her standard special move.[15] However, this has never been seen in the main Mario series games. Toad exhibits a similar technique in Mario Sports Mix where he is capable of using the spores to cause mushrooms to sprout from the ground, and his special move is also based on this skill. He is also capable of using these emitted spores as a shield against various attacks in this game.[16]


Toad and his race of mushroom people made their debut appearance in Super Mario Bros. where they play a minimal role in the game. They appear at the end of every world as the Mushroom Retainers (who serve the princess) once Mario or Luigi defeats Bowser, rewarding the heroes with the message: "Thank you Mario! But our princess is in another castle!",[17] and in the Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2 they maintain this role. In the American Super Mario Bros. 2, Toad got his first individual appearance and was given a bigger role as one of the four playable characters. In Super Mario Bros. 3, Toad appears in the Toad houses where he provides items and extra lives for Mario to take on his journey. He is the sole playable character in the puzzle game Wario's Woods, where he tries to prevent Wario from taking over the woods with the help of Birdo and a fairy named Wanda.[18][19]

The 3D Mario games introduced Toad's role as a helper who would provide assistance to Mario if he needed it, thus making him a major allies. In Super Mario 64, Toad explains the backstory as well as explaining what Mario has to do to proceed. In the remake Super Mario 64 DS, he is given character-specific remarks, such as mistaking Luigi for Mario in green clothes or thinking that Wario would betray the rest of the group. In Luigi's Mansion, he appears in various parts of the mansion as a save point. Different colored Toads appear in Super Mario Sunshine as Peach's attendants. In Super Mario Galaxy, Toads appear in the beginning as citizens of Toad Town.[20][21] Toad appears in the introduction, holding hands with Toadette as the two look at the night sky.

In New Super Mario Bros. Wii and U, there are two playable Toads (multi-player only), one blue and one yellow. The blue Toad has a similar appearance to the original Toad and shares the same voices as Toad in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The yellow Toad has a higher pitched voice.[22] Red spotted Toads are non-playable hosts of Toad houses and are strewn throughout levels that Mario must bring to the finish to save.

Toad plays a role in the 3DS title Super Mario 3D Land in which he, upon his rescue at the end of World One, assists Mario throughout the rest of the adventure through the availability of Toad Houses, where he provides items and uncovering secrets in various levels.[23] Toad appears as a prominent character in New Super Mario Bros. 2 again running the Toad Houses to assist both Mario and Luigi.[24] In Super Mario 3D World, a blue Toad is a playable character.[25]

In Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Toad and four others (yellow, blue, green and purple) act as assistants to Professor E. Gadd, who had sent them to investigate the mansions before Luigi had arrived. Throughout the game, Luigi meets up with the Toads, who help him uncover secrets in the mansions.

Throughout the Mario RPG series, Toad is featured as more of a minor character due to the large amounts of generic Toads which appear in the games who seem to replace his role as a helper. In the times he does appear, Toad is once again a minor character who provides backstory to Mario and the others. In Super Mario RPG, he appears as a major NPC character who teaches Mario about the different skills to use in battles in the beginning as the duo heads to the Mushroom Kingdom (though Toad had to be saved by Mario along the way as he is kidnapped frequently by enemies). He appears more throughout the game, for example as part of Mario's nightmare. Toad appears as a playable character in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga for a short time when the player is exploring around Mario and Luigi's house. In Super Princess Peach, Toad is kidnapped earlier in the game along with Mario and Luigi by the Hammer Bros.. However, Toad appears as a playable character in two of the minigames in the game. Toad appears in Super Paper Mario in 3 aspects of the game. He appears in the intro, telling Mario and Luigi that Princess Peach has been kidnapped, and later appears in the Arcade mini-game Mansion Patrol. Additionally, Toad is one of the Catch Cards in the game. In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, a mysterious infection called "The Blorbs" causes the Toads to inflate to many times their normal size and roll around uncontrollably.[26] Recent games in the Paper Mario series, starting from Paper Mario: Sticker Star in , have prominently featured Toads as the most common non-playable character (NPC) that Mario can interact with. This is due to the fact that Nintendo's intellectual property (IP) team refrains them from creating new characters that could possibly interfere with the Mario universe.[27][28]

Captain Toad[edit]

Later in Super Mario Galaxy, a group of Toads appear as the Toad Brigade led by new character, Captain Toad, the captain of the brigade, who helps Mario or Luigi retrieve the Power Stars.[29][30]

Captain Toad appears in the sequel, Super Mario Galaxy 2[31] with his brigade to again help Mario retrieve the Power Stars in order to save Princess Peach.

In Super Mario 3D World, Captain Toad appears in his own levels "The Adventures of Captain Toad" separate from the main playable characters.[25] In "The Adventures of Captain Toad", Captain Toad must collect five Green Stars without jumping, and two hits will result in a life loss, but he can use his headlight to destroy any ghosts in his levels.

Captain Toad later starred in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker a year after Super Mario 3D World was released.

A Mystery Mushroom costume based on Captain Toad from Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was made available through an update to Super Mario Maker.

Other appearances[edit]

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Toad has appeared in many of the various Mario spin-off games. In the Mario Kart series, of which he has appeared in every installment, Toad is usually featured as a lightweight driver with good acceleration to compensate for his speed.[32] His partner Toadette was created for Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and together they shared a special item, the Super Mushroom, which allowed them to take multiple boosts for a short while.[33] The item reappears in later Mario Kart games, but is renamed the Golden Mushroom.[34] Toadette, who has appeared in other spin-off games since her first appearance, was stated to be Toad's sister in an official Prima strategy guide for Mario Kart Wii (though this relationship between Toad and Toadette has yet to be confirmed by Nintendo itself).[35] He appears in his own tournament for Mario Kart Wii, where the player goes through Mushroom Gorge backwards using Toad as their character.[36] Toad even receives his own tracks throughout the installments such as his own circuit (named after himself) in Mario Kart 7.[37] He appears in every Mario Party game; however, it is only from Mario Party 5 and on that he is playable (excluding Mario Party Advance), as he was a host for the earlier games in the series and Super Mario Party, and even a damsel in distress character for Mario Party 2 after several Baby Bowsers abduct him.[38] Toad appears in the various Mario sports games. In Mario Superstar Baseball, Toad appears as a team member whose chemistry refers to his background; for example, he has good chemistry with Princess Peach and Toadette but bad chemistry with Wario. Toad also appears in the sequel, Mario Super Sluggers, again as a team member along with other differently colored toads. He also appears as a team member with good techniques in Mario Strikers and he also appears in its sequel Mario Strikers Charged with the same role.[39] His sidekick role is retained in Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix, where he accompanies either Mario or Luigi to help get back the musical keys from the villains of the game. Mini Toads (toy versions of Toad) are included as playable characters throughout the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, starting with Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis. Mini Toads make a returning appearance in the release of Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! as playable characters who assist Mario on his journey to rescue his friend Pauline from the clutches of Donkey Kong.[40] Toad makes appearances in Super Mario Maker. A Mystery Mushroom costume based on Toad can be unlocked, and Toad appears at the end of the Mario challenge and the easy mode of the Mario challenge, saying that Princess Peach has been taken to another castle (kind of like what happened in Super Mario Bros.). In Super Mario Run, Toad is one of six playable characters and it can be unlocked by connecting a My Nintendo account. In addition, he is the referee of Toad Rally if players use Toadette.

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games he is a referee along with Cream the Rabbit, a Lakitu, and other Mario and Sonic characters.[41] In its sequel, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Toad appears in the adventure mode and as well as a host. In Mario & Sonic at the London Olympic Games, Toad resumes his role as one of the main hosts; however, he plays a much larger role as a main protagonist within the story mode in the 3DS version of the game. He appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a sticker, trophy,[42] spirit, and a counter-attack for Peach and Daisy.

In Kirby Super Star and Ultra, Toad appears as an audience member in the Megaton Punch minigame along with Mario, Luigi and Birdo. He also appears in Dedede Stadium along with Mario, Luigi, Wario and Peach. Toad appears as a main protagonist in the Game & Watch masterpieces in the Game & Watch Gallery series as well.[43] Toad appears as one of the 11 Mario series characters that are playable in the Japan only game, Itadaki Street DS which was developed by Square-Enix.[44] Toad is also playable in the international release of the Wii sequel Fortune Street.[45] Toad had also appeared as a playable character in the Japanese sattellaview game Mario Excite Bike.[46] Toad makes a playable appearance in the Nintendo Wii game Mario Sports Mix, and is classified as a speedy character in this game.[47]

Appearances in other media[edit]

Toad appeared in the animated series The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! produced by DIC Entertainment in [48] Although he usually tagged along with Mario and Luigi in cases where King Koopa had kidnapped Princess Peach, he sometimes got captured as well. Toad's role in the show was to be the sidekick to the Mario Bros. (as Luigi was a major character rather than a sidekick). He remained on the show when it spun off into The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, allowing them to live in his house. During the show he got alternate forms such as The Toad Warrior, Fire Toad and even Baby Toad; however, these forms of Toad have not made an appearance outside of the show. Due to his absence in the Super Mario World game, Toad did not make an appearance in the TV show of Super Mario World with Yoshi and Oogtar (the latter having the same voice actor as Toad) instead taking his place. Toad appeared in the Super Mario Bros. comic books published by Valiant as well. In these comics, Toad often followed Mario on his adventures, seemingly replacing Luigi as the hero's sidekick. He was a regular companion for King Toadstool, and even indulged in the King's activities. Played by Mojo Nixon, Toad appeared as a street musician in the non-canon Super Mario Bros. film.[49] In the film, Toad is arrested for singing a song that badmouths Koopa, who punishes him by having him turned into a Goomba. Despite this, the Goomba-fied Toad (portrayed by John Fifer) remains hating Koopa and still manages to help Princess Daisy escape and distract the other Goombas by playing his harmonica.

Toad also makes a cameo appearance in the Wii U version of Scribblenauts Unlimited, as a guest character from Nintendo's Super Mario series.[50] A costume of Toad is also one of the exclusive Nintendo character costumes available to be equipped to various characters in the Wii U version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2.[51]

Toad will be voiced by Keegan-Michael Key in the upcoming film adaptation.[52]

Promotion and reception[edit]

As a character who appears frequently in the series, Toad is considered to be one of the major Mario franchise characters.[53] He has appeared in much of the Mario merchandise in products ranging from toys to plushies and keychains,[citation needed] and is featured in Nintendo's board games such as being on the protagonist side in a Mario themed chess set[54] and being a purchasable character in a Nintendo-themed monopoly game. In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Toad's hat is available after getting points in Tom Nook's Point Tracking system.[55] The American Club Nintendo website, which is now closed, offered a special reward featuring Toad and some other major Mario characters in a folder set reward named as the "Toad & Friends Set with Bookmarks".[56] The quote repeated by the Toads in Super Mario Bros., "Thank you Mario! But our princess is in another castle!", was ranked one of the most repeated video game quotes,[57] and inspired a song by The Mountain Goats and Kaki King.[58][59]

Toad ranked in the seventh slot on GameDaily's top 10 Nintendo characters that deserve their own games list; the site explained that he has a strong appeal that Nintendo has yet to tap into.[60] Toad is listed in The Most Neglected Mario Bros. Characters list as a character whom Nintendo has ignored for quite a while due to his lack of starring roles in more recent games.[61]IGN editor Matt Casamassina criticized Nintendo for including the two generic Toads over more notable characters (including the red-spotted Toad himself) in the Mario series for New Super Mario Bros. Wii, arguing that the developers were being lazy to not include other characters because the Toads were easier to make.[8] IGN also listed Toad as one of the top ten characters needing a spin-off.[62] In an Oricon poll conducted in Japan from , Toad was voted as the eighth most popular video game character in Japan.[63] Another poll (of over votes) conducted in Japan by NintendoWorldReport in concern to Japan's favorite Mario Kart racers listed Toad as the second most favorite Mario Kart racer in the country (only being beaten by Yoshi).[64] Toad has been credited for being one of the celebrated characters in the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Super Mario Bros. games.[65] MTV, when commenting on the wackiness of Super Mario 2 (Super Mario Bros. 2), called Toad "so awesome".[66] listed Toad on their list of "The Cutest Video Game Characters," stating "Once you get over his misleading name, you’ll find Toad to be quite the adorable mushroom."[67]

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