The dudes from Japanese car site Cliccar get out of their boring civvies and got dressed up as Mario and Luigi. Then, they hopped in two street legal X-Karts and took to the avenues and boulevards of Tokyo.
Sick of buying action figures? Don’t like what others design? You could always make customised figures from bits and bobs of other toys as well as your own elbow grease.
Chinese arcade games with characters named “Lancelot” or with sharks that can drive and are dressed like pirates with some sort of Native American headdress.