Rumor: Nintendo partnering with Kellogg’s on Super Mario Cereal, works as an amiibo
Posted on 2 weeks ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Rumors | 49 Comments | 0 Likes
Update: Reader mariobitsize passed along messages received from Kellog’s earlier today, which we’ve added in below. Apparently this cereal “is hitting store shelves now” and “a limited number” will have the amiibo sticker. Either this is an elaborate fake, or it’s indeed happening. We’ll keep an eye on the situation.
Original: New Super Mario Cereal could be coming up in the future from Kellogg’s. Cerealously claims to have obtained a box image of the product. The cereal itself will apparently feature oat pieces with colored marshmallow shapes, including Super Mushrooms, 1-Up Mushrooms, and ? Boxes.
What might be even more noteworthy here is that the cereal itself can apparently be used as an amiibo. The box teases functionality with Super Mario Odyssey.
Cerealously does believe that the cereal is legitimate, but there’s also the possibility that it could be just a prototype. If it is the real deal, this would definitely be interesting.
We cerealously appreciate your continued interest in seeing a Nintendo cereal, Chris! We hope you’ll keep an eye out for the new Super Mario Cereal that is hitting store shelves now. This star-shaped cereal features Super Mario-inspired marshmallows, and a limited number of packages will have an amiibo powerup sticker that can be used on the Super Mario Odyssey game with the Nintendo Switch gaming console.
… The product’s name is simply “Super Mario Cereal,” and as it’s just coming to stores now, it may take some time to arrive in your area. It can be helpful to check in with managers at your local stores for availability information – or to see if they can order it in for you…
Japanese post offices will be selling Super Mario stamps at the end of June
Posted on 7 months ago by Fernando in General Nintendo, News | 6 Comments | 0 Likes
It has recently been announced that new Super Mario stamps will be sold in Japanese post offices at the end of June – specifically June 28. A variety of pictures were made featuring Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and even Toad.
You can see all of the different Mario stamps below.
Washington D.C. bar redecorates as World 1-1 from Super Mario Bros. for Cherry Blossom Festival
Posted on 8 months ago by Zack in General Nintendo | 5 Comments | 0 Likes
The Cherry Blossom Pub, a popular bar in Washington D.C., has recently been redecorated to the theme of World 1-1 from Super Mario Bros. for the upcoming Cherry Blossom Festival. While Drink Company, the owners of the bar in question and several others in D.C., went with classic Cherry Blossom decorations for their other locations, the Super Mario pub was an idea that they couldn’t resist. Matt Fox, the special projects manager for Drink Company, had this to say during an interview with Polygon.
“The big thing that always happens in D.C. that brings in a lot of people in and is really indicative of the city is the Cherry Blossom Festival. So, what we wanted to do is bring that feeling and that look into the bar. We also wanted to do something a little bit above and beyond that, something a little bit more special and fun. We were sitting brainstorming about what else can we do along with the cherry tree, and thinking about what just speaks to us as Americans looking at Japan. Pretty much all of us grew up playing Nintendo and Super Nintendo and N64. We all grew up playing Mario. Everybody around the table, their eyes lit up and they were like, ‘Yes! This makes sense. This will be awesome. Let’s see where we can roll with that.’”
Complete with Bob-ombs, warp pipes, animatronic piranha plants and other iconic goodies hanging from the ceiling, the bar is a site to behold for any Nintendo fan. According to the project coordinator, Éamonn Fetherston, the centerpiece of the decorations is the Star Power button.
“You hit that, it triggers basically anything that’s light-up at all to start flashing in a programmed sequence. The Mario Star Power music plays, and we have a foot-tall Golden Mario that pops out of a green pipe in the ceiling. Basically, if you want to turn a room full of adults into just slack-jawed children staring up at the ceiling, that’s a good way to do it.”
You can find more pictures of the bar in the gallery below, and you can check out the full article from Polygon here.
Nintendo’s tie-in merchandise just keeps coming, as a version of Uno with designs based on the Super Mario series has shown up on Amazon Japan. The cards are set to be released on June 18th, and there is no word of it coming to other territories at the moment.