OK let's get one thing straight right off the bat:
This is Bowzer:
This is King Koopa:
Now that that is settled...
I'm now one of the lucky toy bloggers to have found the elusive King Koopa K'Nex bagged mini-figure!
King Koopa is shortpacked and very hard to find; he's not blind bagged (his pic is on the pack) so as soon as the one or two per shipment hit the shelf he's gone.
I was lucky to find one today - I would have bought more but one was all I saw - so if there were more and some other collector was nicer than me and left this guy behind, I say 'thank you!'
With the derth of Marios and Luigis and Yoshis in this release, you either get a King Koopa right away or wade through the same three goody two-shoes time and time again because really, do they NEED to order more? No, the shelves are spillin' over with Marios!
Looks like it isn't just me who made a long sought-after find today: