Starting in 2014 Jakks Pacific had the license to create new Nintendo figures in the US, taking over from Banpresto. Kicking off the line were 2.5" Figures, 4" Figures, 6" Figures, and Micro Figures. Over the years its changed and shifted to consumer wants. As of December 2017, they are focusing on a Tape Racers line, as well as continuing the 2.5" and 4" lines.
According to Entertainment Earth, Wave 14 of the 2.5" figure line would have included 8-Bit Bowser and Goomba, along with Mario, Star Mario, and Luigi. Wave 15 was cancelled, and wave 16 began with the new carding for the figures with the rebranded packaging.