From the Super Mario Wiki
Mini Shy Guys, also known as simply Shy Guys, are Shy Guy toys appearing in Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem, Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move, and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Mini Shy Guys from three games.
Mini Shy Guys will move from left to right as their main form of attack; however, if a Mini Mario or Mario himself touches them, the character will be defeated. Mario can pick them up and throw them as weapons (a.k.a. Super Mario Bros. 2), and he he can also ride them.
It is unknown if the Mario Toy Company created these toys, but most likely they did not (as they appear to be foes of Mario). They have windup keys behind them, though.
Names in other languages
|Mechanical Shy Guy
- ^ Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move Toy Collection
- ^ Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Construction Zone