10 best Nintendo brand crossovers you can get right now
Posted on August 21, 2022 by Bryce(@brodee922) in Features, General Nintendo
People love gaming crossovers – there’s something very satisfying about seeing characters interact from several beloved franchises. Games such as Super Smash Bros. are extremely popular due to this because Nintendo has some of the most iconic characters in the game industry. The company constantly leverages this popularity to feature their characters in other crossovers as well, including merchandise.
Nintendo has created merchandise with some of the biggest brands in various industries (such as apparel, food, and toys), and there is a lot out there to sift through. Luckily, we’ve pinpointed the biggest brands that the Big N has partnered with, and created a list of the top ten crossovers that can be bought today. Additionally, all of these featured items are available internationally, as Japan gets a lot of exclusive Nintendo brand crossovers.
So, without further ado, here is a list of the best 10 Nintendo crossover merchandise that can be purchased right now.
10. Bear Walker X Pokemon skateboards
These gorgeous skateboards feature every Eeveelution (Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glacieon, and Slyveon) as well as the 1st-Gen Starters and Cubone. That’s quite the lineup, and every part of the skateboards are customized, including the grips. These are high quality custom skateboards, and they can be bought here for $249.99 each.
9. Kung Fu Tea X Kirby and the Forgotten Land bubble tea
Have you ever wondered what Kirby tastes like? Well, now you can know with this crossover between Kirby and the Forgotten Land and Kung Fu Tea. This promotion has a special Kirby drink and bubble tea cups that feature Kirby’s face. The drink is a strawberry smoothie with pink boba that is sweet and refreshing, and it can be purchased at your local Kung Fu Tea.
8. Cold Stone Creamery X Nintendo ice cream
Another sweet treat, Cold Stone Creamery has teamed up with Nintendo multiple times over the years. This year’s promotion has began, and it features ice cream combos from Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Mario Party Superstars, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Each have a specific flavor that coincide with the game featured, and there is also a bonus ice cream cake that is themed after Mario Kart. To grab these delicious treats, simply check out your local Cold Stone Creamery.
7. Oreo X Pokemon cookies
Many people may have heard about this crossover, as there was a slight panic when it came out. These packs were flying off the shelf to find the rarest Pokemon in the Oreo collaboration: Mew. All the packs have randomized Pokemon on the cookies and the Mew Oreo was fetching high prices when it first released. Now, the craze has blown over a bit, but it’s still cool to eat Oreos featuring some of the greatest Pokemon in the series. Get them here.
6. Converse X Pokemon sneakers
What’s more iconic than Pokemon collaborating with some of the most recognizable shoes of all time? This collaboration spanned several different apparel items – but none were more amazing than the Pokemon prints on the Chuck Taylor All Stars. These prints featured Pikachu, Mewtwo, Charizard, and Eevvee, and they each had their Pokedex entry printed on them alongside exclusive color combos and patches. These can still be found through various sneaker retail stores, and searching for them at your local shoe retailer may turn up a result.
5. Levis X Super Mario Bros. apparel
If you clicked on this article to score some sweet Nintendo drip, look no further. Nintendo and Levi’s teamed up for Super Mario’s 35th anniversary and the results are amazing. This collection has everything from sweatshirts to jean jackets, and, of course, some awesome Mario jeans (blue jeans and patterned). There are also overalls, fanny packs, shirts, and really anything else you could need for your wardrobe. Quantities are limited, but there has been some success finding this collaboration at local Levis stores, and stock can be checked here.
4. Build-A-Bear Workshop X Nintendo stuffed animals
Stuffed animal lovers are in for a treat with this collaboration that Build-A-Bear created with Nintendo. This collection ranges from accessories for animals, to actual Nintendo characters recreated as stuffed animals. There are characters from Animal Crossing and Super Mario that can be purchased here.
3. Kellogg’s X Super Mario and General Mills X Pokemon cereal
The Nintendo collaboration with Kellogg’s has a similar story to the Pokemon Oreos. When Super Mario Odyssey released, Kellogg’s stocked shelves with this exclusive cereal that featured Mario icons as marshmallows and an amiibo chip in the box. It sold like wildfire, and it was extremely hard to find. It’s a bit easier to find now, but what’s even easier to purchase is the Pokemon cereal collaboration with General Mills. Called “Berry Bolts,” this cereal also has shaped marshmallows and puffs that are fruity. They can be purchased from any major food retailer.
2. Puma X Mario and Animal Crossing apparel
If you need some shoes to go with your sweet Nintendo Levi’s clothing, then this collection has you covered. Nintendo worked with Puma on exclusive shoes for Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary, and then did the same with Animal Crossing: New Horizons last year. The Super Mario collection has just shoes, but the Animal Crossing variant contains all kinds of clothing items, including shirts, shoes, pants, and sweatshirts. Many of these items (including the Animal Crossing shoes) can be found at shoe retailers online still.
1. Lego X Nintendo Lego sets
This is a collaboration that makes so much sense that it seems like it should have been created long ago. LEGO and Nintendo are two household brands, and Mario perfectly comes alive in these sets that LEGO released. They even feature an upgrade to the typical Lego set as the Super Mario characters electronic, and they can even play levels on the creations. The NES system came out in addition to these electronic playsets, and it features a more typical LEGO experience. Either way, all of these sets showcase an amazing collaboration between two huge brands, and they can be purchased from the LEGO Store here.
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