It's really nice artwork, but I gotta say, they look like they are plastic figurines, with their eyes painted on. The kind you squeeze and they squeakI l or something.
Nintendo seems to have reached a compromise between the ultra-detailed Mario of Super Smash Bros. series and the rather undetailed original models of Mario, and compromised enough to give him faint seam lines on his overalls. I just wish his other clothes had more believable textures, that looked anything like cloth. Again, he looks like a plastic toy out of a Happy Meal. Not to say it's bad.
Now, I DO like the new texturing they did for Bowser's shell. It looks more turtle-y, now.
I love Yoshi's art. He looks like he ought to be wearing overalls, and have his thumbs hitched under the suspenders. Like "YUP, I is a Yoshi, yes I am!"
Year-Old is right. I didn't notice the host's legs until this morning. Before that, I thought he really was Chuck Quizmo. Looks just like him from the waist up. Amazing. Why wouldn't they use him?
I like Daisy most of all. For some reason, she always seems to have the most personality. A little more detail and she'd be kind of attractive. Yeah, I said it.