World of Nintendo Micro Land Releases and Rarity Guide

Updated Jan 20, 2018

Whether you’re an avid collector trying to figure out if you’re missing any releases for Micro Land or someone brand new and want to know what is out there, this guide will help.  Since I live in the United States, that is the focus, but if you live somewhere else and the rarity or prices are different, please let us know in the comments.  Also, if you have suggestions for edits to this guide, that is also much appreciated.  I will update this guide as things change.

Wave 1 – Wave 1 is impossible to find in retail and sellers on third party sites like Amazon and Ebay are taking full advantage by selling almost everything from Wave 1 over the retail price.  The rarer figure sets are difficult to find new-in-box and can command some pretty high prices but surprisingly, the playsets have become an even higher priced item, especially if you see a large lot of them sold together.  I recently checked Ebay early in 2018 and Wave 1 releases are going for higher than retail even when opened so if you’re looking to get any of these sets, keep in mind that they are not cheap!

Figure Packs – Mario / Luigi / Goomba – Uncommon

Squirrel Mario / Koopa Troopa / Nabbit – Rare

Fire Mario / Bowser Jr. / Bullet Bill – Rare

Squirrel Luigi / Squirrel Toad / Bob-omb – Uncommon

Yoshi / Princess Peach / Bob-omb – Uncommon

Bowser / Koopa Troopa / Toad – Rare

Micro Land Figures

Playsets – Acorn Plains Deluxe Playset – Rare

Acorn Plains Playset with Mario – Uncommon

Acorn Plains Playset with Squirrel Mario – Rare

Layer Cake Desert Deluxe Playset – Common

Layer Cake Desert Playset with Luigi – Common

Layer Cake Desert Playset with Yoshi – Common

Micro Land Deluxe Playset

Wave 2 – Wave 2 playsets and figures disappeared from retail relatively quickly.  The playsets are now expensive due to scalping, but thankfully figure packs are holding steady in price online.  Figures packs can be purchased brand new for around double their retail price in 2018.  The rarer figure packs may go up in price even further over time too, because the Larry Koopa pack has always been hard to find.

Figure Packs – Fire Luigi / Dry Bones / Boo – Common

Red Toad, Lakitu, Sumo Bro. – Common

Larry Koopa / Penguin Luigi / Koopa Troopa – Rare

Propellor Mario / Magikoopa / Buzzy Beetle – Common

Morton Koopa / Penguin Mario / Cheep Cheep – Uncommon

Ice Mario / Boom-Boom / Hammer Bro – Uncommon

Mario Micro Land Figures - Wave Two

Playsets – Sparkling Waters with Ice Mario – Uncommon

Sparkling Waters with Red Toad – Uncommon

Frosted Glacier with Penguin Mario – Uncommon

Frosted Glacier with Penguin Mario – Uncommon

Mario Micro Land Playsets - Wave Two

Wave 3 – Wind Waker Playsets have finally disappeared from store shelves but are likely likely to be one of the least desirable sets for collectors because they turned out to be “peg warmers” (meaning they sat around on store shelves for months or even years because nobody wanted to buy them).  The Deluxe Playsets were also warming many shelves and while initially rare, they were either overproduced or people lost their enthusiasm for the line by the time the playsets were finally well-stocked.  The New Super Mario Bros. 2 Gold figures were widely available at retail and are relatively common, but they too are gone from all retailers.  If you’re looking for Micro Land stuff that is cheap to start collecting, I would recommend starting here.

Figure Packs – Bullet Bill / Koopa Troopa / Cheep Cheep – Common

Lakitu / Boo / Hammer Bro – Common

Mario / Super Mushroom / Goomba – Common

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Figure Packs

Playsets – Island Village with Link – Common

Wind Waker Link Outset Island Micro Land Playset

Ocean with Tetra – Common

Wind Waker Open Ocean Playset Box

Hyrule Castle with Gannondorf – Common

Zelda Micro Land

Deluxe Playsets – Outset Island – Common

Micro Land Outset Island Deluxe Playset

King of Red Lions – Common

King of Red Lions Deluxe Playset Micro Land World of Nintendo Box

Wave 4 – The Wave 4 figures were relatively easy to find in retail once they finally came out.  I occasionally see these figures on store shelves and they are the last remnants of Micro Land that you will find in retail.  As a result, you should be able to pick these figures up for a reasonable price.  Of the three, the Tetra, King of Hyrule, and Ganon pack seems to be a little rarer than the other two as discussed in my review.

Figure Packs – Link, Makar, Bokoblin – Common

Legend of Zelda Wind Waker Micro Land Bokoblin Makar Link Figure Pack

Grandma, Aryll, and Link – Common

Legend of Zelda Wind Waker Micro Land Bokoblin Aryll Grandma Link Figure Pack

Tetra, King of Hyrule, and Ganon – Uncommon

Legend of Zelda Wind Waker Micro Land King of Hyrule Tetra Ganon Figure Pack

Is This The End? – There have always been rumors of more Micro Land releases, perhaps the most tantalizing being Super Mario 3D World figures and playsets, but with the commercial failure of the Wind Waker playsets, I now believe that Micro Land is unfortunately over.  Jakks Pacific promised a new re-release of Wave 1 figures in blind bags/boxes several months ago, but that has not surfaced either and they have already ended their unsuccessful 6″ inch figure line.  If any new releases do finally surface, you can bet I will cover them here on NintendoFigures.com, but sadly, it looks like this toy line, which had enormous potential, will never reach it.

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10 comments

  1. Hello…I have been trying to scour the net for info as to the next release of micro land sets and figures for spring 2016. I was wondering if you had heard anything or could point me in the right direction as I only seem to find stuff on the plush, 2.5″, and 4″ figure lines….Thanks your site is a great reference guide!!

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  2. Hey Luke, thank you for visiting the site and for your kind words as well! This is a great question and the short answer is that almost nothing is known about what is coming out in Micro Land next or when it will be coming out. It is a little frustrating because it seems like the 2.5″ and 4″ lines are getting a lot more attention from Jakks Pacific and Micro Land releases have really slowed down lately. I’m not sure why that is.

    One rumor that started about a month ago is that the next Micro Land release will be blind bags which seem to be getting more and more popular. The news came out of a French Toy Distributor so it is hard to know if this will actually happen or not. The actual figures sound like re-releases of early Micro Land figures which would make many collectors happy. Unfortunately, that is the only news on the next release that I have heard and I didn’t post it on the site, because it seems like a potentially unreliable source and there were no pictures of the figures or blind bags. If I hear or see anything that is credible then I will definitely post it. I really hope we get some news soon because Micro Land needs some new releases.

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  3. I have found a link that shows a possible pre order for the january 2016 release. I’m not totally sure if this is correct but i havent seen those pics before. I found out this info intially on a world of nintendo forum and copy and pasted into google and that popped up. I also just fouynd this link for a pre order too…but no pics on this one. Let me know if this can be confirmed thanks!

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    • Hi Sonicgamer,

      Great question! It looks like those are missing from this guide. Thanks for letting me know about this omission and keep checking the site because I will get it updated soon 🙂

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  4. I got one of the gold 3 figure sets thinking I was getting a good deal, but I’m not sure anymore. I thought the original price for them was $11.99, and got one for $9.12. Otakumode sells micro 3 figure sets for $6.99, although they have no listing for gold ones. What was the original retail price for them?

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    • Micro Land 3-Packs originally went for about $6-7 in retail and usually sold for a dollar or two more online. I would say that $9 is a pretty fair price for any brand new 3-pack sold online. I wouldn’t call that price a steal but it definitely wasn’t a rip-off either. I hope this info helps and that you enjoy your new figures 🙂

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