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Mike Tyson Tops Nintendo-tastic Tree

Posted by Adam Russell

Punch Out's Tyson is the crowning glory of this brilliantly decorated Christmas tree

This gaming-themed Christmas tree features plenty of beloved characters from the world of Nintendo including Birdo, Mario, Peach, Goomba and Link.

The crowning glory however is Mike Tyson as perhaps the least fairy-like fairy possible!

Surely there are better options for your festive tree-topper? Navi, Zelda, Peach or a Shine Sprite spring to mind.

Regardless of the questionable fairy choice, this is one of the best trees seen so far this year and hats off to the creator, Beatboxtaun.

[via 8bitfix.com]

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User Comments (26)

Kidpit

#1

Kidpit said:

That's a nice looking tree, just need to get rid of that PS3 and it would be perfect. :) (just kidding folks)

Flandy

#3

Flandy said:

D: this guys rich 1 ps3 and 2 dsi's i can only imagine whats behind those!

Token_Girl

#4

Token_Girl said:

That makes our mini tree with airplane liquor bottles over the lights and an SNES controller as a star seem really ghetto. Well, ok, it already seemed really ghetto, but this makes it seem even MORE ghetto.

Objection

#5

Objection said:

That somewhat-creepy Mike Tyson would scare me every time I walked by that tree... O.o

GN0LAUM

#6

GN0LAUM said:

What's with all of this talk about fairies? Adam, you do realise that either a star or an Angel is typically placed at the top of the tree, right? So really, none of the characters on that tree should be trying to be most like a fairy to get to the top of that arbor.

Now, is Tyson like an Angel? Well unless Angles switch their favourite food to earlobes, I'm going to go out on a limb and say he's not one of those either.

rhythmheavenfan

#7

rhythmheavenfan said:

It looks great but a power star or shine sprite would have looked much, MUCH better than Mike Tyson at the top of the tree.

Ski_Deuce

#8

Ski_Deuce said:

Despite Tyson's past, he is a star in some sense. Plus, Mike Tyson in Punch-Out!! was awesome. You can think of him sitting on top of the tree as a metaphor for climbing the ranks in that classic boxing game of yore.

Caliko

#9

Caliko said:

@Maniac
Did you know that before Mike Tyson was a professional boxer he would get picked on by his peers. "Fairy Boy" was his nickname amongst his tormenters.

AVahne

#14

AVahne said:

the big Tyson head is a bit creepy to be put on the top, but awesome tree anyway

V8_Ninja

#16

V8_Ninja said:

HE HAZ A PE ES TRIPLE UNDER DAT TREE!!! TRAITAR!!!! BURN HIME ALIIV!!!!!

Seriously though, that tree is awesome.

nintendogamerftw

#17

nintendogamerftw said:

I agree with V8 Ninja. Both parts of what he said BTW.

Also, Mega Man is on the tree. But he's on the bottom. WHY DID YOU DO THAT! Mega Man shoots the person responsible.

Deviant_Mugen

#18

Deviant_Mugen said:

What, no Samus on that tree? Blasphemy!

My 'star' would have to be either Samus or the screw attack symbol...

Chatham

#19

Chatham said:

Someone gave up on Ninty's hardcore-alienating marketing plans. Looks like they're getting a PS3 for Xmas.

Wamtu

#22

Wamtu said:

Mike... Tyson... On the top of that tree? Uh... I think there's something wrong with the decorator.

Viral

#25

Viral said:

And nobody thought of the stars from Super Mario Galaxy? The cute little ones?

JimLad

#26

JimLad said:

Shame they couldn't get the great fairy from Zelda.
I suppose the next best thing is Mike Tyson.

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