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ColdPie
Jun 9, 2006



Hair Elf

I was digging through our back room and ran across this old thing which I have apparently been hanging on to for nearly 30 years (expires August 1994!):



(Click for huge.)

One thing that's kind of interesting is that they vectorized the screenshots to have smooth lines, including the Mario sprite. And they made the moon pissed about the star instead of sad about it. I wonder if those images came from a strategy guide or other official art, or if they were created for this box of noodles. I wonder what the other Power Tips were. Here's the in-game screenshot (with some dumb smoothing filter on, sorry, it was the best I could find):





One of my favorite games of all time is M.C. Kids for the NES. I used to post about it a lot here, and back in 2007, someone here on the forums got in touch with me. They said they worked at NST with Dan Chang, one of the creators of the game, and offered to get me in touch with him. He agreed to sign my cartridge and mail it around to the other main devs, Gregg Tavares and Darren Bartlett, who also signed it before mailing it back to me:



Fun fact: In the M.C. Kids prototype from 1991, Darren was credited as Daroon.


What kind of dumb, valueless old gaming crap do you have laying around?

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RandomFerret
Apr 18, 2008

WHAT IS A JUGGALO?
A HULKAMANIAC

HE POWERBOMBS MOTHERFUCKERS INTO THUMBTACKS


I went to Canada's Wonderland and played Tetris and Mario 3 before anybody else at my school, and I still have proof



More info:



I also got a huge stuffed ninja turtle and I puked on the viking ship ride. Best day ever.

Hot Stunt
Oct 2, 2009



Holy poo poo, I don't think I knew about that SML2 secret level.

Shibawanko
Feb 13, 2013

someday he would have an anchor tattooed on his chest

got a mario shampoo bottle standing around, has been there for ages. found a picture of it on some guy's blog: https://otakuahora.blogspot.com/200...poo-bottle.html

Pablo Nergigante
Apr 16, 2002



Not my pic but I have this exact Mario lunchbox and thermos. I found it at a yard sale like 7 or 8 years ago


Chumbawumba4ever97
Dec 31, 2000



I have a Starfox Adventures car air freshener somewhere brand new in the packaging. I gotta dig to find it but if I do I'll post a pic.

HMC
May 18, 2009



Just in terms of stuff I have in my room, I've got this old Mario ruler from when I was a kid:


Also, this lenticular Mario Kart 64 pencil case:
https://imgur.com/a/XnmpIsV

Domus
May 7, 2007
Getting nerdier day by day

I have a pack of promo tissues for Final Fantasy 12. I got them from the fancy bookstore where I worked at the time. I canít imagine who thought that was a good advertising strategy.

Some Goon
Jan 6, 2013

A golden helix streaked skyward from the Helvault. A thunderous explosion shattered the silver monolith and Avacyn emerged, free from her prison at last.




If Yakuza has taught me anything, it's that tissues are advertising material in Japan.

You Am I
May 20, 2001

I will decide who posts John Howard pictures in this thread and the circumstances in which they post.



The game "Bill's Tomato Game" has a surprise gift from Heinz in it! I wonder what it is. Is it money? Is it a free game? Is it world peace?








No, it is a lovely squeeze pack of Tomato ketchup


Also got this kickin' rad Contra IV puzzle that I think came in an issue of TOTAL! magazine (British Nintendo magazine)

Moai Ou
May 18, 2004



Fun Shoe

That Mac n' Cheese reminded me of a drawer in my childhood dresser that I forgot about for years.

I hate to tease, but I don't have time to go through it at the moment. I'll definitely be taking pictures this weekend though, because this is what I saw when I opened it:

ColdPie
Jun 9, 2006



Hair Elf

You Am I posted:


The game "Bill's Tomato Game" has a surprise gift from Heinz in it! I wonder what it is. Is it money? Is it a free game? Is it world peace?


No, it is a lovely squeeze pack of Tomato ketchup


Also got this kickin' rad Contra IV puzzle that I think came in an issue of TOTAL! magazine (British Nintendo magazine)

These cross-promotions weird me out. Did the little "surprise gift from Heinz" label sell more games? Did a grody packet of ketchup that you could as well have gotten from McDonald's sell any bottles of Heinz? Who benefits? How did that happen? What was the meeting like?

Also you gotta get that puzzle framed on your wall, that rules. Look at that guy's neck.

Moai Ou posted:

That Mac n' Cheese reminded me of a drawer in my childhood dresser that I forgot about for years.

I hate to tease, but I don't have time to go through it at the moment. I'll definitely be taking pictures this weekend though, because this is what I saw when I opened it:



I see some Power Tips in there, but they don't look like they're on a Mac and Cheese box.

Pablo Nergigante
Apr 16, 2002



You Am I posted:


Also got this kickin' rad Contra IV puzzle that I think came in an issue of TOTAL! magazine (British Nintendo magazine)

That puzzle is badass

Moai Ou
May 18, 2004



Fun Shoe

So, yeah, I had a lot of stuff in that drawer. But then that reminded me of more crap in my basement, so now I have more pictures to take.

Anyway, here's the first batch of stuff:

Two figures made by Applause. I'm guessing the Koopa Paratrooper had a base with a spring like the Raccoon Mario from McDonald's.


Speaking of McDonald's Toys... Someday I'll find a complete hopping Paratrooper.


Mega Man & Fire Man from the short-lived Ruby Spears cartoon.


A Mario paint pen from, I want to say, Apple Jacks? I think there were four altogether.


A very '90's Game Boy watch.


I got this for my birthday one year, but the batteries were dead. Then my dad refused to buy batteries for it


I wore this a few times before realizing how inconvenient it was to pop open the cover whenever you wanted to check the time.



More Power Tips from Kraft's Super Macaronio & Lucheesi


Why did I keep these?


Mario cookie cutters. But that is NOT Luigi.


Hello fourth-grade valentines! These folded up to hold included 3 Musketeers bars.


Now I can pretend to be the uncle that works at Nintendo.


Oh god, I think I wore this keychain as a necklace because I was a super-cool kid.


The opposite side had a cool (& hard to photograph) Mario holograph.



I'll post more stuff later.

Pablo Nergigante
Apr 16, 2002



Lol all that stuff is awesome. I loved that lovely Mega Man cartoon when I was a kid.

Chumbawumba4ever97
Dec 31, 2000



Moai Ou posted:

That Mac n' Cheese reminded me of a drawer in my childhood dresser that I forgot about for years.

I hate to tease, but I don't have time to go through it at the moment. I'll definitely be taking pictures this weekend though, because this is what I saw when I opened it:



I need to know what that Super Mario Bros 2 thing is

Pablo Nergigante
Apr 16, 2002



Chumbawumba4ever97 posted:

I need to know what that Super Mario Bros 2 thing is

Looks like itís these sticker cards

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173965086172

Chumbawumba4ever97
Dec 31, 2000




Ah okay. Thanks. I love Super Mario 2 memorabilia.



I have this Super Mario Bros 2 mug that I love. It fits like three 12 Oz beers and weighs at least five pounds. The pic is blurry but the image is razor sharp. I find it really hard to believe Nintendo actually made this but the image is on the mug just like I remember all those 1980s mugs had. I've washed it like 100 times so if it's a fake, it's the greatest fake I've ever seen.



Edit: looks like it's real: https://www.ebay.com/itm/284000506217

I legit can't believe this is official merchandise from back then. If you dropped this thing it would shatter your flooring.

Chumbawumba4ever97 fucked around with this message at 17:04 on Sep 19, 2020

Pablo Nergigante
Apr 16, 2002



That beer mug kicks rear end. I donít have any gaming drinkware but I have a vintage 1990 Homer Simpson coffee mug which I use pretty much every day

Chumbawumba4ever97
Dec 31, 2000



Yeah there's no way this was meant for kids



Video game paraphernalia for adults wasn't a thing in the 1980s so this one really is a head-scratcher.

It's the highest quality piece of glassware I've ever seen. I have a couple of beer steins/mugs and none of them have glass as thick as this thing.

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Moai Ou
May 18, 2004



Fun Shoe

Chumbawumba4ever97 posted:

I need to know what that Super Mario Bros 2 thing is

Indeed, it is one of those sticker cards. I have all 33. I also have some of those weird cards with the scratch-off spots, but I can't find them atm.

These cards are neat because they have some non-stock art on them. What's up with that off-model Birdo?


They have helpful tips on the back like, um, press B to make Mario jump.


SPLAT!


Of course, there's stock art cards too.


Great Tiger lookin' all


Hell, same, Mario.


I also loved Zap Pax cards, even though I didn't have an NES (I was a weird Commodore 64 kid)


The art quality varies:


How about some Dixie cups with a loose narrative?


Weird colors for Bowser & Princess Peach Toadstool


Nintendo pins! That Luigi cookie-cutter was a bad redraw of the skateboarding Mario.


I found these at a flea market when I was a kid. Someday I'll have to track down the rest. There were even some Legend of Zelda pins!





I have enough stuff for another post that'll come later; including something rare and Earthbound related.

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