Man, Mario is a dick.
New Era Japan just dropped a buttload of new hats in various styles featuring 8-bit sprites of classic characters from the original Super Mario Bros. The Koopa and Goomba are my faves. Check out more styles at New Era Japan.
This crazy Super Mario Bros. 8-bit street art was added to our Geek Graffiti Flickr pool by Starman Super. It transforms electrical boxes into question mark blocks and other familiar objects from Mushroom Kingdom. Neat!
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Carson Catlin has 1-upped himself this time. He’s customized these Mario and Luigi toys for Game On in San Francisco. Love ‘em more than ‘shrooms and facial hair? Plunk down 500 coins for one of the figures or 900 for both at the show on March 22.
Our friend and designer toy artist extraordinaire RSIN sent us these pics of his custom Mario figure for the Game On art show being hosted by 1AM Gallery during this year’s Game Developers Conference. This custom 8” Mario piece features a sculpted base, gold accents, and Mario’s grill has been sculpted into a Mexican sugar skull with gold teeth.
Kind of makes me wish there was some sort of evil power-up item that made Mario look like this in the games.
Check it: More custom toys on Albotas
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Paper Mario Backpack is Super Stylish
The item’s on sale for $85 on GeekyU1’s shop if you need a new super cool backpack for school or other personal use.
Check it: More Mario on Albotas
Buy it: Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)
Artist BazNet has created these cool Donkey Kong re-imaginings by taking different characters of pop culture and splashing them into the original DK arcade game. Up top we’ve got Star Wars, Alien, Batman, Doctor Who, Adventure Time, and a couple of other recreations, taking the places of Mario (or Jumpman, really) and Donkey Kong, and changing the color schemes to match Hoth, the Land of Ooo, and wherever else. You can buy some of these as t-shirts from the artist’s RedBubble.
These phenomenal 3D illustrations were drawn by 22-year-old artist, Nagai Hideyuki. Hideyuki uses multiple 2D surfaces to emphasize the third dimension to its viewer in its fullest effect. These sketches are absolutely incredible.
Museum of the Moving Image in NYC has a pretty awesome gift shop with a hefty selection of books on all sorts of stuff the typical Albotian would be in to: movies, art, and of course, video games.
I had a pretty tough time deciding on which book to get, but I wound up going with Nintendo Magic mainly because I like the face Satoru Iwata is making in the picture up top. I kind of regret the decision because it’s only $7.98 on Amazon (only 2 left in stock as I write this!), but whatevs.
Any readers out there have any of the other books pictured? If so, let us know how they are in the comments.
Thank goodness for Tiny Cartridge. Not sure how long this sale is going on for, but Amazon has slashed the price of Paper Mario: Sticker Star by 50%, making the game only $20. That’s a damn bargain, for those looking for a new 3DS title to play.
It’s also noted that Best Buy is having a sale of their own, that not only matches Paper Mario: Sticker Star for $20, but also has Pokemon Black and White 2 for $15 each. Check that out as well!
Pixel totem by P I X E L I N A A featuring classic sprites from Super Mario Bros. 3.
This is the snarky 8-bit art of melonjaywalk. Each piece has a pretty unique story, for example, here’s the story behind the “Mario Fag” piece:
This was done..
I dunno’. It’s half a response to the question ‘why do you like video games so much’. Well, Mario’s not gonna’ complain about the state of the economy, or call me an abomination and tell me who I can’t marry, or criticize the way I dress, etc.
So how could I not prefer videogames to real life.
Check out the artist’s deviantART page for more awesome art with equally awesome stories behind each piece.
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Huge Super Mario Bros. 3 tile graffiti spotted by sensesmaybenumbed.
Goomba & Electric Box Warp Pipe submitted to our Geek Graffiti Flickr pool.