Super Mario Bros. 3 was, for a time, regarded as the best video game ever to emerge from Nintendo's development studios, and it arguably remains one of the finest 2D platformers in existence. All of which naturally means that any piece of official merchandise related to this esteemed NES classic is going to catch our attention and empty our wallets with ruthless abandon.
That's certainly the case with these rather fetching enamel pin-badges, which come in blind packs of two. The entire range contains 20 different designs and each box is $22- you can buy an entire pack for $240 though, if you're feeling flush.
We don't know about you but our lives simply will not be complete unless we get the whole set.
[source store.penny-arcade.com, via twitter.com]
Stuff like this is dangerous for me, and so I will stay away. I have a total lack of self-control when it comes to collecting things, as evidenced by my amiibo collection, which stands at 128 as of this week (and that doesn’t include my Animal Crossing amiibo cards)...
$22 per box?!?!
Kinda pricey for what is basically Pot Luck.
@thesilverbrick wow that's crazy 😅
The price is far too high for what is a game of chance.
I love when nintendo ventures into fashion/ accessories but these i will stay away from.....maybe just one 😅
For $240 it would be cheaper to just buy a low-cost 3D printer and make your own.
There's at least a Fire Flower model on Yeggi.
Creating a pin base and then doing a 3D extrusion of a pixel art image to layer on top of it would be nothing at all.
It's not that hard if you're poor.
yeah these are way too expensive for what they are as a luck of the draw kind of thing.
$22 for two pins is waaaaaay too much money! But the packaging is really cool and the pins look awesome. If they would have been $4 per box, I would have purchased some, oh well.
I'm pretty epic I guess then and I must have ubsurd self control because I will be buying any of these. Way too much money.
I may jump on this.
Imagine the joy of being the lucky guy to pull Shoe Mario. I'd die.
These remind me of the 25 buttons I got for free from Club Nintendo.
Besides the button set the boxes also made 3 puzzles, Mario, a Goomba and a mushroom.
Bottom right corner says it was the 2011 Platinum reward. I wonder how many Platinum coins I would need to buy this set from MyNintnedo?
Having returned from Disney World, I can say these pin prices are reasonable if the quality is there. They look great too. I'd seriously rather buy this box than a PS4, that's for sure.
They are only showing 18 in the pictures above, wonder what the other 2 are.
Blind pack? After the loot box controversy?
I really dislike pins and badges on things and $20 seems a bit nonsense for blind packs, so I'm also not buying one as a stocking stuffer for friends, lest it encourage them. They look cool, but you can get a custom badge for this price.
These should be about $8/£5 a piece. Then yeah sure get a few of them. $22 is highway robbery. Drop $240 and probably get doubles!?!? No thanks. If I wanted a pin of any of these characters, I would just google a pin of said character and know which one I'm buying. Lol
no thanks at that price
Bowser is missing so that's one.
Ack, urk, no. That's too much for two random pins. This and lack of money will make it easier to stay away
The packaging though 😍
my scalp is itching...
Does buying the $240 box even guarantee you get the whole set...? Or are they still randomized? God I shouldn't even be toying with the idea, the price is obscene.
Love enamel pin badges to brighten up my dull accountants suits. Def getting too many of these!
@Sidon_ZoraPrince nooo just one becomes the whole set; just avoid it.
Way back when, this stuff would be given away free for buying or collecting tokens on cereal packets and other products.
Now these free collectable are products in there own right. Making someone a fortune.
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