Did you know that Converse Japan teamed up with Nintendo to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Super Mario in Japan? This cooperation spawned some awesome Super Mario Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers of which the first version was released earlier this year (2011). The pair featured in this picture will be released this year in August. The sneakers feature pixelated (gameplay) prints of the original Super Mario Bros and the famous Mario Star incorporated in the Converse All Star logo. For any All Stars collector and/or any Mario fan, these are sure to be a collector’s item soon so when you happen to visit Japan don’t leave these lying in the store. Even the box that these sneakers come in is printed with Mario gameplay art, a nice box to store some Super Mario toys in. The Super Mario All Stars retail for just under $100.
If you can’t hold on until the wonderful K’NEX Mario Kart race track comes out next month, check out this sweet Carrera Mario Kart race track. Carrera is world famous for manufacturing toy race tracks from 1963. The cars are put in one of the race track’s slots and take off when you press the one-buttoned remote control. The Carerra brand has undergone the Mario treatment as well so that means that you can enjoy racing with genuine Mario Karts now.
As with all Carerra products the race tracks should be put together with care as the track pieces are usually delicate. The tracks feature awesome loopings and depending on which version you buy you can set the track to go up on your wall a bit. The key to having your racers stay on track for multiple laps is being gentle with the acceleration button. When you fully press it your kart will fly off the track in no time. Winning the race is all about finding the sweet spot for your Mario Kart racer and can be really rewarding in the long run.
There are a few Carrera Mario Kart versions available with Carrera Digital 143: Mario Kart Wii being the flagship product. Check out the video below for some live action. If you haven’t got that much money to spend look out for the Carrera Mario Kart DS 2 version.
Forget your New York Yankees fitted cap, take your matching red outfit out of the closet and try on this genuine Mario Baseball Cap. Even greater when your name starts with ‘M’. We can’t leave out Luigi of course so this baseball cap also comes in green with the ‘L’ on it. These Mario hats would be a great cherry on the pie for when you’re wearing a full Mario costume to a dress-up party.
To really top off a Mario themed bedroom you can’t go without some Super Mario bedding on your bed. Luckily there is Super Mario bedding in all sorts and sizes available online. A typical full bedding set includes pillow cases, a comforter, a flat sheet and a full size fitted sheet. Throw in a throw blanket with which your kid can sleep and you’re all set.