Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Souvenirs from Manchester

Bought these on a recent trip to the United Kingdom.

Mario Kart DS Character Stylus

Also saw Peach, Yoshi, Donkey but this one is nice.



Super Mario Bros Keychain Collection

A series of 6 produced in 2009 by Goldie Marketing (Australia). Strangely, this series has not been featured on their website. Still missing Toad and Yoshi.


New Super Mario Bros Wii Limited Edition Gift Card

This limited edition gift card was launched in conjunction with the NSMBW by


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Furuta Mario Choco Eggs Series 1 and 2 Selection

チョコエッグ スーパーマリオセレクション

This set of Chocolate Eggs was launched in September together with Series 3. It was meant to comprise a selection from Series 1 and 2. The secret character was expected to be Fire Mario from Series 2. Partly true, except that a fireball was added. Once again, chance of getting this seem to be 1 in 80-100.







Thursday, October 1, 2009

Furuta Mario Choco Eggs Series 3


This is the third series of the Furuta Mario Choco Eggs that was launched in Japan in September 2009. It comprises the following 14 characters: Wing-cap Mario, Mario, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Baby Peach, Kamek, Koopa Paratroopa (green and red), Hammer Bros, Shy Guy, Piranha Plant, Shell (green and red), Blooper. Once again, the colour variants are rare, as is the Wing-cap Mario. The chance of getting one of these is in the order of 1/80 (only 2 of each hiding in 160 eggs that I ordered). The chocolate tasted better and the workmanship for the figurines has improved over the last 2 series.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Unshelling the Furuta Mario Choco Eggs Series 3 - Final

チョコエッグスーパーマリオ第3弾 - 160個開封収穫...

Finally, the results of unshelling 160 Choco eggs...


Wing-cap Mario SP.羽根マリオ × 2
Mario マリオ × 9
Baby Mario ベビィマリオ × 16
Baby Peach ベビィピーチ × 22
Baby Luigi ベビィルイージ × 24
Kamek カメック × 11
Koopa Paratroopa (Green) パタパタ(緑) × 2
Koopa Paratroopa (Red) パタパタ(赤) × 5
Hammer Bros. ハンマーブロス × 11
Shy Guy ヘイホー × 16
Piranha Plant パックンフラワー × 14
Red Shell レンガブロック+こうら(赤) × 7
Green Shell レンガブロック+こうら(緑) × 7
Blooper ゲッソー × 14

Monday, September 21, 2009

Unshelling the Furuta Mario Choco Eggs Series 3 - Part 3

チョコエッグスーパーマリオ第3弾 - 80個開封

SP.羽根マリオ, レンガブロック+こうら(赤), パタパタ(緑)出場 - 1/80 のチャンス

80/160 Choco Eggs unshelled...finally got the secret character of this series - Wing-Cap Mario. The chance of getting this Wing-cap Mario, the green Koopa Paratroopas and the red shell seem to be 1 in 80.



Saturday, September 19, 2009

Unshelling the Furuta Mario Choco Eggs Series 3 - Part 2

チョコエッグスーパーマリオ第3弾 - 40個開封

After unshelling 40 eggs...still missing the the flying Mario...


Unshelling the Furuta Mario Choco Eggs Volume 3 - Part 1

チョコエッグスーパーマリオ第3弾 - 10個開封

The Furuta Mario Choco Eggs Series3 has finally arrived today. I only have the energy to unshell one box of 10 after a weary day at work. The chocolate tasted much better than the previous 2 series. This is what I got from 10 eggs - seems like it is getting harder to make a set of 14.

べビィマリオx4, パックンフラワx2, ゲッソーx1, レンガブロック+こうら(赤)x1, レンガブロック+こうら(緑)x1, ゲッソーx1



Friday, August 28, 2009

Suntory BOSS Mario Kart Pull-back Racers


Launched by Nintendo and Boss Coffee in Japan on 25/11/2008 as a complimentary gift for each canned coffee purchased. There are 10 characters in all, including Mario, Luigi, Princess Daisy, Wario, Bowser, Waluigi, Toad, Donkey Kong, Princess Peach and Yoshi on pull-back karts. Each character come nicely packaged in a red cylindrical container with a slot to hold a description card with details on each character's speed/acceleration/stability.

BOSS マリオカートWiiプルバックカ

マリオカートWii プルバックカー コレクションです。
【ラインナップ】 マリオ, ルイージ, ヨッシー, キノピオ, ピーチ, クッパ, ドンキーコング, ワリオ, ワルイージ, デイジー。

(Photos taken with Fujifilm f100fd and Canon EOS350D with Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro lens)



Friday, August 21, 2009

KFC 2008 Mario Kart Launchers

4 Mario Kart Launchers: Peach, Yoshi, Luigi and Mario. Courtesy to a great Ebay seller from USA!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Mario Kart Wii Handphone Mascots Collection


© Nintendo Licensed by Nintendo

Released by Yujin in 2008. This is my first Gashapon Collection from one of the Yujin Gacha machines in Tokyo. The rare one was the Supercar Baby Mario - only got one out of this from more than 20 tries.

A family of 6 including:

1. Supercar + Baby Mario (スーパープクプク+ベビィマリオ)


2. Supercar + Baby Peach (スーパープクプク+ベビィピーチ)


3. Supercar + Kinopio (Toad) (スーパープクプク+キノピオ)


4. Standard Bike + Baby Luigi (スタンダードバイク+ベビィルイージ)


5. Standard Bike + Baby Daisy (スタンダードバイク+ベビィデイジー)


6. Standard Bike + Kinopiko (Toadette) (スタンダードバイク+キノピコ )