Monday, August 25, 2008

The Weekend Haul

Well, over the weekend, my wife Rachel and I went into town to buy video games (among other things, of course). Behold! New stuff!

We went to the awesome used game store CD World. They're about the only place in town that still has NES and SNES games. In any case, while perusing among the Gamecube and Wii games, I managed to find the original Pikmin, a game rarely seen on store shelves. I haven't had a chance to play it yet, but hopefully soon. If it's any good, maybe I'll try to find a copy of Pikmin 2, if I can secure a loan to afford it, that is.

After buying some fantastic DVDs for cheap at Target (namely Monk and Freakzoid), we stopped at the mall and hit Hot Topic. I can't say that I care for the atmosphere or the ambient music, but that store has some of the coolest things I have ever seen. They always have sweet Nintendo and Ninja Turtle clothes and toys and other random paraphernalia. I managed to find these sweet Mario Plushies.

Of course, I had to get the Mario one, and Goombas are awesome, too, so they were an obvious choice. But they also had the hilarious Koopa Undlering Petey Piranha, the gargantuan spike-toothed flower. Notable appearances by the voracious vegetable include one of the bosses in Super Mario Sunshine and New Super Mario Bros., plus cameos in Mario Golf and Mario Baseball. I will never forget the first time I saw him puke all over the fairway and then fly away in shame.

In any case, it was a good weekend. Feel free to let us know about other places to get sweet video game merchandise in the comments.


Currently Watching: Super Mario Bros. Super Show Vol. 1

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Yay for plushies!! Hehe, they are so cute! I'm glad you found Pikmin, I swear you have a sixth sense for video games. I probably glanced at that game a million times and didn't even see it. You are awesome! :)