Five rad and random Mario-themed things I found this week
The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 23.
My job is to find cool stuff. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are useful or fun or ridiculously cheap. Often times, these choices coalesce into a guide of like items—for example, how to build the ultimate backyard movie theater, back to school essentials, or these rad and random smart home products. But I often stumble across some pretty awesome gear that doesn’t really fit into a list. So I made a list for those. Below, some truly super Mario materials.
Prepare for a 2018 saturated with 1980s imagery with a Super Mario calendar. Each month shows scenes and characters from the original game. $15.
I wish someone would invent… oh they did. This plastic Super Mario Flask comes with a rubber cap, holds five ounces of liquid, and has a built-in straw. Drown your sorrows when you can’t beat a level boss. It also comes with a funnel for easy filling. $20.
This collectors-edition Nintendo Monopoly lets you play as game favorites like Mario, Princess Peach, or Donkey Kong. The gamer edition of Monopoly can be played with 2-4 players and includes new twists on the classic game. Instead of buying properties, you collect tokens, roll dice to gain character power-ups, and fight bosses in order to win. You can also buy an expansion figure pack that comes with a secret Nintendo character piece to play with. $40.
This Nintendo Game Boy notebook has a holographic Super Mario Land scene on the front and comes with 100 lined pages. $6.
This 18″ x 24″, 550-piece Super Mario Bros puzzle depicts the dungeons from the game. Help piece together Mario so he can crush some Goombas. $11.
Interested in talking about deals and gadgets? Request to join our exclusive Facebook group. With all our product stories, the goal is simple: more information about the stuff you’re thinking about buying. We may sometimes get a cut from a purchase, but if something shows up on one of our pages, it’s because we like it. Period.