Oh yeah! I had that toy to from the SMB3 Mcdonald's Happy Meal promotion. It was a very cool promotion. (I especially loved how they themed the Happy Meal boxes after the different worlds in the game.)
I absolutely love the craters along the path where Toy-Mario's stomped. ...and how absolutely imposing he looks. And the way the power-ups are growing like any normal plant: out of the ground. And and and... <3
I wish I was there when you were painting this ._.
...oh my gosh, you just brought back my childhood in one toy. I loved playing with this little guy when I was younger as well! I think I actually still have this Mario Spring toy somewhere. This is fantastic!
The lighting is slightly mysterious looking and not choosing to include the eyes definitely gives the concept an air of ominousness. *shiver*
By the way, any excuse to do fan art is a good excuse.. Very well done!