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Nintendo's iconic characters have sure changed over the years. Before Mario got blue pants and Link's hair developed depth, players relied on advertising mock-ups and box art to really understand what game protagonists looked like.
If you liked red-pants-wearing Mario and '80s Link, you can now preorder 3D models of those illustrations from Japanese site AmiAmi. Each character retails for around $10 and really does look like the old Nintendo Entertainment System advertising art.