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Princess Toadstool vs. Peach by drachenlilly Princess Toadstool vs. Peach by drachenlilly
Old school Peach:"Is that what I'm changed into now...?"
New Peach:"Is that what I used to look like...?"


Originally, I found that the princess's name was always 'Peach', even when she was a redhead. 'Toadstool' was the name she was referred to in the US with earlier games and in the animated show.

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I'm probably the only one, but I liked her better as a redhead. The animation was quite, er, different then vs. what we're used to seeing in Japanese animation now, but the fact that there aren't too many princesses out there with red hair (aside from Ariel) is what drew me to Toadst, er, old-school Peach's appearance. I also like the old dress better. I'm not fully sure what the point in turning Peach into a blonde was for, as they could have kept her a redhead and just improved on the was she's drawn easily. Nothing against blondes, but all princesses/heroines/mermaids don't have to have long blonde hair and blue eyes.


I found another one with a similar idea that I thought was funny. :)

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Peach (c) Nintendo, DIC
art (c) DrachenLilly
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:icontheicarlyangel:
TheiCarlyAngel Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student Artist
Nice job on drawing both of them out! :D That's just too awesome! :) You drew them both perfectly. Thumbs Up Also I prefer Princess Toadstool over Peach, but oh well. ^^; To me I feel like: Daisy + Peach = Princess Toadstool. :XD:
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RedqueenAllison Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014   General Artist
It Is A Known Fact That Toadstool Is Peach's Last Name!
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TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Toadstool's personality in the TV show. :)
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LittleKunai Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
I liked her as a redhead better
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ColinBenson Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Same here but I thought it was brown. I guessed she dyed her hair back in the 80's.
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:iconlittlekunai:
LittleKunai Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
or she bleached it in the late 90s :p
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ChainALM Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope. Not the only one, I prefer the redheaded Princess Toadstool over the blonde Peach.
To be honest, I still call her Toadstool even today.
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LittleKunai Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
me too
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:iconchainalm:
ChainALM Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
High five! w00t!
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Rot8erConeX Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014

I like redheads better, so I prefer her old design.


I think old-school Peach should return as maybe Peach from an alternate dimension, maybe named Scarlet.

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Rot8erConeX Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014

:iconredheadpeachtopplz:

:iconredheadpeachdressplz:

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RollZero Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're not the only one, I prefer her with red hair too since that's the way she was introduced back in the first NES game lol
When I was showing a friend's kids the old Mario cartoon because they are big Mario fans they asked me why Peach changed her hair when she looked better as a red head over a blonde XD I found that rather funny considering they've only played Mario from the DS games and on.
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Jeanette9a Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
for all i know they could play it of as hair coloring or that Toadstool is Peach's mom... how old is mario anyway?
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xtessa1 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
The old Peach looks so great!
But but now she looks better.
I don't see a girl with brown hair dressed in a pink dress
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II-edison-II Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At first when I saw this show I though she was Princess Daisy :XD:
Then I realised she was infact Peach... ._.
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Austria-Gentleman Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
they changed her good ^^
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nidokingandmukfan98 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Interface Designer
WOW!!!!
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BlackWidowPoptropica Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Princess Toadstool IS Princess Peach... or at least that is what I thought when watching this show.
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Annie13 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ha, that's great. A fun comparative look between the old design and the current. I find myself missing the old cartoon design more and more these days!
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MandyNeko Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
She was always a blonde in Japanese materials (illustrations, the SMB anime, etc). I think she was changed into a redhead based on her NES SMB sprites (probably due to graphical limitations).
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Jm764 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think they changed her look so she wouldn't look like her counterpart Princess Daisy... I think.
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drachenlilly Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
I've also recently heard that there were limited colors available for the original game console, which is why Peach appeared as a redhead. Even Link, from the old Legend of Zelda games, appears as a brunette.
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LittleKunai Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
I like link as a brunette better too
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:iconjm764:
Jm764 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yah... but they probably should have left her as a red head then...
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Darthbane2007 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
I like her cartoon appearence better as well. She isn't some idiotic blonde bimbo..
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KAHNE-KASEY Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
DAISY!!!
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quillon42 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Actually, what's funny is that I think all the major Nintendo girls/women have blonded out at some point...I thought about this before...Toadstool/Peach was a redhead in SMB1, but then a brunette in SMB2...I can't remember what she was in SMB3 but she eventually became blonde. Zelda was brunette, I think, in TLOZ 1 and 2, but eventually became blonde. Samus was I think green haired AND blonde alternately (depending on the ending to the original Metroid, I think)...then there was a limited Nintendo Power comic where she had purple hair...then she eventually became a full- time blonde. I don't know; I don't spend too too much time thinking about this (although the above lines might suggest differently:)), but it's weird how, whether it's Japan or America or both, women ultimately have to become blondes in game designers' eyes(?).
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LittleKunai Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Nintendo likes blondes and ignores everything else. at least until princess hilda
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drachenlilly Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Yeah...that's one of the things that I like about Disney princesses; they all look different with different personalities. Even in Marvel comics, many of the heroines have different colored hair.
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nyro1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
there both Awesome but I like princess toadstool
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nintyalex Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Nice. I like modern Peach more nowadays (She's so cute! :love:), though I wish she was more active and showed her smarts more (as seen pre-Sunshine and in the RPGs).
This also reminds me of a version done by :iconshnoogums5060:: [link]
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:iconlittlekunai:
LittleKunai Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
well she did in super paper Mario.
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Bx2-F-Aa Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
I preferred the earlier artwork that gave Peach reddish-golden-blonde hair. Then again, anything's better than highlighter yellow hair she has now.
As for the dress, I like the old one better. I personally don't see why they changed it; if they really felt they needed to, they could have at least done a better job. Oh well, the new dress still looks okay in some fan arts people do, but in the official art, it's just plain and dull.
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:iconlittlekunai:
LittleKunai Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
I'm ok with her dress, they did it because they could show off the details better
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Bx2-F-Aa Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
They did?  I never heard anyone say that before.

I think Peach looks more interesting in more modern official art, especially in Super Mario 3D World.  There's more movement to her appearance now.
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:iconlittlekunai:
LittleKunai Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
i never heard anyone say it either ;) but it makes sense considering you could only do so much with an 8 or 16 bit console.
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Bx2-F-Aa Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Didn't think so ;)  But you are right nonetheless!
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