Yes, it's a bit of a slow news day! So what better time to take a look at this range of newly launched, officially licensed swimming shorts from Merchoid?
The three sets of Mario swimming shorts feature characters from the game, with one of them having a funky NES Remix style, while the Zelda swimming shorts feature the Hylian Crest and storyboard style artwork from the Zelda games.
Speaking about the brand new swimwear collection Merchoid's Community Manager, Jessica Adams, sought to rubbish stereotypes while still calling us geeks:
The stereotype that geeks spend all their time in darkened rooms is totally wrong, and we think this new range of swimming shorts will prove it. Whether your Summer holiday destination is Koopa Beach, Lake Hylia or you've booked three weeks off to go to the Water Temple, we've got the gear to make your holiday twice as much fun!
The shorts are priced at £27.99/€38,99/$34.99, which includes worldwide free delivery but is arguably quite a lot for shorts. Will you be investing in a pair to show off your love of Nintendo by the pool this Summer, or sticking with those skimpy speedos you love so much?
To repeat, yes, it's a bit of a slow news day.
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So Nintendo expects us to walk around in Mario/Zelda Vans AND swimming shorts. Are they going to announce a whole summer outfit by E3?
Needs a Mario Brothers 2 one with Daisy pulling out a turnip
I like them, but a bit to pricey 😛
That's a funny place to print a 1up.
...nice...I'll be brief..for a slow news day, this article was a little 2 shorts..
Looks nice but abit pricey tho.
Damn I just got a pair of blue Speedo trunks. Still, summer's not here yet so I could still get the NES Remix pair in the next month or two...
Nothing for the ladies?
Such a slow news week on this site they have to report clothing twice.
Oh I'm getting them SMB3 shorts. Been wearing the same ones since I was like 15...
Wish they had some bikinis, me and the wife can match hella nerdy
I was thinking the same thing about the Piranha Plant...
I would totally splurge if I actually went to the pool very often. I don't know anybody with a pool, nor do I have one in my neighborhood.
I love how they even point out that it is a slow news day, as for the shorts I think they look awesome and I would feel like a boss wearing those to the beach! I wear Nintendo related clothing pretty much everywhere I go and unfortunately I seem to be the only one!
If I had those Zelda shorts, then I'd make the Zelda Item Obtained jingle every time I put them on.
@J-Manix98 You have just made my day
@InternetBowser from now on I will be quantifying all my costs in Splatoons.
For example, my MOT cost me 30 Splatoons but my lunch was only 1/10 of a Splatoon.
In on topic news, I shall be sticking with my Speedos, aka 'The Budgie Smugglers'
At that price I'll buy the fake ones instead
This is what we have, to fill the gaps due to lack of games.
Guess it's a slow news d-
What is up with Nintendo charging a fortune for anything with their name on it?
Cute - but give me something pokemon themed. Vaporeon swim shorts would be so perfect~
I would snap these up in a heart beat if not for that price. I'll have a pool over the summer and at college in the fall. I'll consider them still, but man that price sucks.
I'd prefer a Splatoon themed one with color splats on them.
I won't lie: I really want these, I don't care if I'm a girl. I'll just wear another bathing suit under it, or something.
Got pretty sad the green ones were just a 1-Up and not Luigi, since the same pattern in red has Mario....welp
That quote is funny; says the stereotype isn't true, then talks about holiday destinations for gamers being Zelda video games.
These are cute designs! Too bad there's nothing for females...
I don't even swim and I'd rock a pair of those bad boys so everyone knows I'm Nintendo through and through. Gotta represent.
But not at that price!
@Dankykong The ironic thing is that there is plenty of stuff they've missed, such as the Nintendo NY event being for Disney Art Acadamy, and the next Miitomo update.
EDIT: Nevermind, they covered Miitomo
those shorts are ugly
too long. not gay enough.
kidding, kidding (sorta!)
They're pretty, but I wouldn't look good in them.
Funny where the Bill Bullet is heading to in the Super Mario Bros trunks.
@maceng U mean Buzzy Beetle?
Their price isn't THAT bad. Its about what they cost at Target anyway. I want 'em. Wonder if we'll see more franchises in shorts form?
Wait I thought it was $35 for a 3-pack!!
Forget this noise.
Hmph, XL is waits up to 38"? Never going to fit that healthily- damn broad hips!
@Mega_Yarn_Poochy But you're still right. They don't make sense here. They reported Nintendo earnings on their Playstation website, but said nothing about it on this website. They waste time here.
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