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Kodykoala Yoshi Toy is One Bloody Zombie

By: Summer Luu - Published:   Updated: Aug 10 2011 • References: flickr & technabob
Opposite of the cutesy gaming character from the Super Mario clan, this Kodykoala Yoshi toy gets zombified in a haunting way.

With an eyeball hanging out of its socket and dismembered limbs and intestines gushing out of his stomach, this bloodstained dinosaur is far from what Nintendo gamers know of him. The recreation of this once adorable character makes the Kodykoala Yoshi toy a very gruesome and scary one to look at.

Implications - A popular trope unique to the video-game industry occurs when developers completely reverse the themes and style of a character. For example, a typical pacifist may return as a vengeful action hero or a cute sidekick could be re-imagined as a hungry zombie. This technique, as of yet unused by most entertainment industries, allows customers to see their favorite characters in new, inspired ways and often is enough to drive a purchase.

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