|First appearance||Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (2006)|
|Latest appearance||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)|
|Latest portrayal||Samantha Kelly (2009-present)|
The Mini Toads are Toad Mini toys produced and sold by the Mario Toy Company. They first debut in Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis and have appeared in every subsequent installment of the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series to date. They were portrayed by Jen Taylor in their first appearance and by Samantha Kelly in all subsequent games.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong series
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
In Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis, the success of the Mario Toy Company's earlier toys, the Mini Marios, was so great that it allowed them to expand and sell other Mini toys, including Mini Peach, Mini Donkey Kong, and Mini Toad.
Mini Toads are playable characters in this game as well, but only in Special Kit 1 (which is unlocked by completing 3 minigames) for the Construction Zone. If a Mini Toad comes in contact with a Fire Flower, it will become a Fire Mini Toad.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
Mini Toads appear again in the third installment of the series, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!. After beating Jungle Rumble's DK level, the Rooftop levels become accessible. Mini Toads are found in the first three levels. After beating them, Mini Toads are unlocked to be used in Construction Mode, where they can be used along with other Minis. They can also be selected to replace Mini Marios in most levels (aside from DK, Key, and Rooftop levels) in the Showroom section of the option menu, but they act the same as the other mini toys. Selecting "Minis" will make Mini Toads appear alongside other Minis. Since each level has at least two minis, Mini Toads will appear in all levels except for the previously mentioned when this option is chosen.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!
The Mini Toads reappear in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!. Here, Mini Toad's spots are blue instead of red possibly to reference Super Mario Bros. 2. In the main worlds, it appears in the fourth level of every world in a capsule that another Mini must walk into to break. It becomes available from the start in the Construction Zone to use in the Multi Door option, and can be unlocked for use outside of that option by submitting a level to the Challenge Mode contest or making 20 submittable levels. In plus mode, Mini Toads appear in many levels alongside other minis, and they must be taken to the goal in the right order.
Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move
Mini Toads once again appear in Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move. In this game, the Mini Toads retain their blue coloration from Mini-Land Mayhem!. Mini Toads are unlocked as playable characters by unlocking the Many Mini Mayhem mode in the main game. After this, Mini Toads can be used in any of the game's levels. A Mini Toad is also unlockable as one of the toys in the Toy Collection, earned by collecting 30 stars.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars
Mini Toads reappear in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. They function in the same way as in previous games. In the Main Game, they are first found in Runaway Warehouse in Level 3-2. They appear afterwards in many other levels, such as every Multi-Door level after Runaway Warehouse. They are also common in the Bonus Levels.
Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge
Mini Toad returns in Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge. It can be unlocked via a Toad amiibo. In this game, Mini Toad reverts to its original color scheme, and it is now a wind-up toy like the rest of the cast. Mini Toad's unique ability is reduce its size by inserting its body into its head and then crawling on its head, which allows it to pass through narrow passages that other Minis cannot access.
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mini Toads appear in Mario Kart 8 in the Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 DLC and in the base game of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, present in the background near the start/finish line in GBA Ribbon Road. They take on their original, pre-Mini-Land Mayhem! red color scheme, and their bodies appear to be made of wood. This marks the only appearance of Mini Toads outside of the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series.
|Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!|
|Characters||Mario • Pauline • Donkey Kong • Toads|
|Minis||Mini Mario • Mini Toad • Mini Peach • Mini Donkey Kong|
|Floors||Mini Mayhem • Sandstone Stroll • Magnet Mania • Jungle Rumble • Rooftop • Basement|
|Items and objects||Blue Spring • Box Spring • Cannon • Clock • Coin (large) • Color Switch • Conveyor Belt • Door • Girder • Hammer • Key • Key Door • Ladder • M-Token • Magnet • Mini Mario Card • Pink Block • Pokey Block • Pop-up Gate • Rotate Pipe • Shy Guy Block • Spike • Spin-bar magnet • Warp Pipe • Yellow Spring|
|Enemies||Monkey robots (Capture Kong · Circus Kong) • Bird • Piranha Plant (fire) • Pokey • Polterguy • Shy Guy • Snapjaw • Snifit • Thwomp|
|Miscellaneous||Media • Staff • Super Mini Mario World|
|Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move|
|Hosts||Donkey Kong • Mario • Pauline|
|Minis||Mini Donkey Kong • Mini Mario • Mini Pauline • Mini Peach • Mini Toad|
|Enemies||Bullet Bill • Fly Guy • Monkey robots (Capture Kong · Catapult Kong) • Shy Guy|
|Items and objects||+ Clock • Blue Spring • Bomb • Conveyor Belt • Key • M-Token • Spikes • Star • Tile • Warp Pipe|
|Worlds||Mario's Main Event • Puzzle Palace • Many Mini Mayhem • Giant Jungle|
|Minigames||Mini Target Smash • Fly Guy Grab • Cube Crash • Elevation Station|
|Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars|
|Characters||Donkey Kong • Mario • Pauline • Toads|
|Minis||Cursed Mini Mario • Gold Mini Mario • Mini Donkey Kong • Mini Luigi • Mini Mario • Mini Pauline • Mini Peach • Mini Toad|
|Enemies||Fire Piranha Plant • Monkey robots (Cannon Kong · Capture Kong · Circus Kong) • Piranha Plant • Pokey • Shy Guy • Thwomp|
|Worlds||Rolling Hills • Jumpy Jungle • Runaway Warehouse • Crumbling Cavern • Dashing Desert • Twilight Valley • Orbiting Observatory • Bonus Levels (Bonus 1 · Bonus 2 · Bonus 3)|
|Objects||Items||Coin (large) • Hammers • M Coin • Pickup|
|Resource items||Blue Lift • Movable Pipe • Pink Block • Purple Conveyor • Red Girder • Spring|
|Fixed objects||Cannon • Color Switch • Conveyor Belt • Girder • Goal Door • Ladder • Magnet Ground • Rock • Spikes • Warp Pipe|
|Further info||Gallery • Media • Official online levels • Slide • Staff (Nintendo 3DS version · Wii U version) • Stamps • Workshop Store|