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    The first half of my 1989 Super Mario Applause figures

    Second half of figures from the same set (The doubles are variations on Mario's color scheme)

    Seven or so inch rubber doll by Applause for SMB2 (tag states 1989 Nintendo)

    An assorted group including some fast food toys, a SMB: The Movie figure of a Koopa by ERTL and a Mario Bros Atari 5200 cart

    Don't quote me on this, but these might be the first Mario related toys ever produced. Donkey Kong, DK Jr., Mario, and Pauline all stamped 1981 Nintendo/Coleco (also: it's funny to see the evolution of Mario from an evil looking ape slaying badass to his current state)

    The first issue of the first pressing of Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Comics System. There's also a special edition of this issue that I might pick up in the near future.

    Pretty neat find I picked up at the local flea market, in this Game and Watch for Donkey Kong II you play as DK Jr. and travel through the top and bottom screens to save good ol' Dad from Mario's clutches.

    Not really "retro" in terms of age, but it's the spirit that counts. These are the four Mario-related games I own for my Nintendo DS.

    A dvd release of SMB: The Movie and a Christmas themed vhs featuring an episode of SMB Super Show with the silly live action cut scenes and an episode of the Super Mario World Cartoon.

    Again, not necessarily retro, but definately some worthwhile GBA titles.

    Undoubtedly retro, I had these copies of SML 1 & 2 imported from the UK. For those who didn't know already, gameboy games from around the world are compatible with any gameboy you can get your grubby hands on because it doesn't feature a lockout chip like the NES or SNES for example. Why did I import these, you ask? Because people in Europe take better care of their shit.

    Although she hates the thought of her 19 year old boyfriend fiddling around with childish videogames all day, my girlfriend had the heart to buy me this special edition famicom themed GB micro for Christmas. So give your significant other/spouse a compliment or something, it might pay off in the long run.

    Three of my six SMB Nintendo Trophies from Hasbro. Each one of these trophies is mint and unopened. So now I'd like to thank the kid who got all these trophies so long ago and had the self control NOT to open them. I would've ripped those boxes to shreds in a heartbeat when I was younger.

    I didn't mention this before, but through some small miracle, I acquired these trophies for the ridiculous price of less than $2 each on eBay. I've seen, bid on, and even won loose versions of these trophies for up to $20 apiece. In one of my favorite instances, a friend of mine paid $22 for a broken Bowser trophy that had the Princess snapped off of it.

    If you didn't own at least one of these, you probably live in an underground hole and survive off of the minerals found in earthworm feces. Or maybe you were just a Sega fan. Either way you're still a nice person I'm sure.

    My friend Clarice is a 53 year old african american woman that I met in my business fundamentals course. She took this doll from SM64 from her grandchild to give to me. That's right: I DON'T CARE ABOUT SMALL CHILDREN. (just kidding) ps steelers rock your face.

    A supposed "rare" find, this SMB lunchbox and thermos set by Aladdin is more common than dirt in the area I live in. I've seen it a hundred times at yard sales, flea markets, eBay auctions blah blah blah. But anyways, I guess if you wanted one you could just pm me.

    Three plush figures from the N64 era that I picked up at the flea market. There's a Donkey Kong plush in this set also but I've never had the urge to buy it.

    Mario Bros. for 2600. Found at a local pop culture emporium for a couple bucks.

    Mario Bros. Game and Watch by Nintendo 1983. I can't fully be sure since I wasn't born yet, but the dual screen technology used in this Game and Watch must've been pretty advanced for 1983. This is better than most of the Tiger Electronics handhelds I owned ten years later. The goal here is to control Mario and Luigi both at the same time to move metal beams into a loading truck. Possibly one of my favorite items just because of how much fun it is.

    Ahh the most famed McDonald's toys of my childhood years. Move out of the way Hot Wheels and Berenstein Bears and Tiny Toon Adventures and whatever other crap McDonalds could possibly throw in my Happy Meal. These toys were unparalleled in terms of how bad I wanted them. Okay, but seriously, I'm over it. Sort of.

    Known fact: Every good multiplayer game for N64 featured Mario.

    I'm sort of addicted to buying nes games in their original boxes. My brain won't let me purchase loose carts anymore.

    Nintendo Power Issue #1. The ads in this magazine alone are worth $10,000,000 in US currency. I strongly recommend you get your hands on one.

    Do you have anything more interesting than my collection? Surely some of you do. And I'd love to hear about it so post away.

    I have a few more Mario odds and ends not pictured in this blog and I also am pretty into collecting: NES games(boxed of course), anything dealing with teenage mutant ninja turtles, and videogames in general. If you're interesting in some deal making or just chatting send me a message.
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      thats a pretty solid collection, you definitely have a wide range of mario stuff.
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        Pretty impressive bro
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          very impressive.
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            you've now sent me on a (hopefully not long) journey to find the Super Mario Bros. christmas VHS.
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              Regarding the SMB Christmas vhs, I don't think it will be too hard to find. It pops up on eBay a couple times a month and can be found there in abundance during the winter months due to all the packing/unpacking of christmas decorations.

              It's so common that a friend actually gave me my copy for free because he had two.
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                I found a few more Mario items worth photographing that I'll probably post in this thread tomorrow. Also, I'm going to make a pictures only thread for those who want to share their nes collections.
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                  Oh man!
                  That's a great collection mate!

                  Crap, I had a Mario Ceiling Fan Mint in box a year ago. This would have looked great in your collection :( I guess I'll know who to email if If find another one :wink:

                  Sweet collection!

                  Andre
                  "I'm not a nerd... nerds are smart"
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                    wrote:
                    Known fact: Every good multiplayer game for N64 featured Mario.

                    AHEM, Goldeneye 007.

                    Very nice Mario collection. I'm afraid mine is SERIOUSLY lacking. In fact can you believe I only own TWO Mario games? What's wrong with me!

                    I did notice you seem to be missing Paper Mario and Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars. Surly you MUST have them right?

                    Although my Mario collecton is pitiful, no one beats me when it comes to MegaMan! ^_^
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                      Wow thanks for all the feedback on my collection!

                      Regarding the Mario ceiling fan I actually saw JUST the glass bulb cover on eBay this past month. That's such a hard item to find because most people just throw away kids ceiling fans after they uninstall them.

                      And regarding Paper Mario and Legend of the Seven Stars I only have a loose copy of Paper Mario. Legend of the Seven Stars is a really awesome item but it's a bit out of my price range at the moment. I'm suffering from poor college kid-itis. Hahaha

                      Anyone have a Super Mario Bros. Game and Watch? I'd like to see some close up pics of the box for it.
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                        christopher wrote:
                        I'm sort of addicted to buying nes games in their original boxes. My brain won't let me purchase loose carts anymore.


                        I know what you mean. Heck, I won't even buy them unless they have the instruction manual as well.
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                          And regarding Paper Mario and Legend of the Seven Stars I only have a loose copy of Paper Mario. Legend of the Seven Stars is a really awesome item but it's a bit out of my price range at the moment. I'm suffering from poor college kid-itis. Hahaha


                          Wow, you mean I actually have something Mario related you don't? Then again it IS a loose copy. Most of my carts are, I'm afraid I don't really mind all that much, as long as I HAVE the game.

                          The best part is though, there was a place at this flea market near my house (the flea market was like every saturday and sunday) where this guy ALWAYS had all these games, and he'd do trading. He traded me The Super Mario RPG straight across for a Doom 64 cart.

                          Hows that for a steal? :P
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                            you know what your missing though.....the mario/zelda cereal; they are sweet.......literally
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                              Dude That is a pretty amazing collection. :shock:
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                                So here are a few more items from my collection I didn't have photographs of when I started this thread.
                                Also: thanks for keeping this thread positive and not bashing my collection or other people's opinions of it.


                                Super Mario 64 Boxed. Found at the local record exchange for $6. This is a rereleased package with a "Million Plus Seller" stamp on it.


                                Same old figure pictured in my first post, but on the original card this time. Just noteworthy because not many people have the packaging for this GBA Super Mario 2 figure.


                                This is one is pretty unique. In the January 1990 issue of MAD Magazine(issue 292 to be exact) there was an in depth parody of Nintendo video games and a cover featuring SMB. Look closely and you'll see that both brothers sport an "M" on the front of their hats. Some rather picky Nintendo fans wrote the artist who did the cover to complain about this mistake. He admitted his error in a later issue. I personally always thought the two M's were for Mad Magazine, but whatever.
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                                  I also received these today:
                                  http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7590325796&rd=1&rd=1#ebayphotohosting
                                  and won these last night:
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                                    christopher wrote:


                                    Nintendo Power Issue #1. The ads in this magazine alone are worth $10,000,000 in US currency. I strongly recommend you get your hands on one.

                                    Do you have anything more interesting than my collection? Surely some of you do. And I'd love to hear about it so post away.

                                    I have a few more Mario odds and ends not pictured in this blog and I also am pretty into collecting: NES games(boxed of course), anything dealing with teenage mutant ninja turtles, and videogames in general. If you're interesting in some deal making or just chatting send me a message.

                                    Bumped because this statement made me curious. If they're truely worth what you say they are then why are they so cheap on eBay? example: http://cgi.ebay.com/Nintendo-Power-Magazine-first-1-issue-Super-Mario-Bros_W0QQitemZ7014769711QQcategoryZ280QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
                                    Is it that they just don't know their value or what?
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                                      Hahaha! I was just being sarcastic. I meant that the ads are really funny and that they're worth what you pay for the magazine. A copy of NP issue #1 should be around $20 at most. And that's if you want one in flawless condition. I've seen it go for as little as $4 if the condition isn't up to par.

                                      Sorry for the confusion!
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                                        Oh my god...

                                        All the collections people have is amazing. I'm glad you're saving these. Someday, they might be worth money even on E-Bay.
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                                          Actually, alot of the collections people post on here are worth HUGE sums of money.

                                          I personally have to tip my hat to those who collect Transformers. They are sooo expensive to collect!
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