Princess Peach Doll
Princess Peach’s Character Design
Before Yoichi Kotabe conceived Peach’s finalised character design, a couple of prototype designs were created for the character. One such design, seen on the Super Mario Bros. Japanese box art, shows her with a long-sleeved dress, no gloves, strawberry-blonde hair, and crown jewels with no distinct coloration. Another early version in the 1987 Japanese strategy guide ‘How to Win at Super Mario Bros’., portrays her as a Toad rather than as a human, having a mushroom cap instead of natural hair, plus a plain tiara and a gown reminiscent of Aurora from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, who she somewhat currently resembles. Princess Peach Doll.
Is it Princess Toadstool or Princess Peach?
In Japan, her name has always been Princess Peach (ピーチ姫 Pīchi-hime), but in the west she was originally known as “Princess Toadstool”, due to Nintendo of America renaming her when localising Super Mario Bros., feeling that “Peach” was irrelevant to the theme of the Mushroom Kingdom. Despite this, one episode of the Super Mario Bros. Super Show did have the character refer to herself once as “Princess P.” in what was apparently an indirect reference to her original name. In 1993, the English version of Yoshi’s Safari marked the first time that the name “Princess Peach” was used outside of Japan, but the name did not catch on for western players until it was used again in Super Mario 64. Games such as Super Mario Kart 64 use Peach as her prominent name. Certain contemporary sources reconcile the two names by listing her full name as “Peach Toadstool”. Princess Peach Doll
The Super Mario Bros. instalment was Peach’s debut appearance. Bowser invades the Mushroom Kingdom, transforms its inhabitants into various objects, and kidnaps Peach so she cannot reverse his spell. Mario and Luigi go to rescue her. After they defeat Bowser, the brothers rescue Toadstool. In the Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario Bros. Deluxe versions, Toadstool also gave her hero a kiss on the cheek. Depending on the version, where she was found also varied. In the original game as well as the Deluxe version, she was merely found on the floor behind the destroyed bridge. In All-Stars, she is instead found in a cage dangling above a lava pit. Princess Peach Doll