Donkey Kong as high art?

 As the wild, weird world of Nintendo rolls on, we’re still waiting for the first crafty stuff inspired by Kirby’s Epic Yarn. Surely that’s going to be the easiest thing ever. Ball of wool, a bit of felt, some stuff that sticks things to other things… done. In the meantime, let’s check out more of the funny, goofy, and downright pointless tributes to all things Nintendo by the fans that show a little too much love…

Mario cards

These are suitable for all sorts of games, and they come in three collectable editions featuring three different styles of Mario art. Available via importers and auction sites.

Heart piece shirt

Low on clothes? Here, take this – it will cover your modesty. Looks a bit like something a condemned man might have to wear before facing a firing squad. But cooler, obviously.

How to make a Mario cake

Here’s an interesting bit of time lapse photography that shows a cake’s progress from ragged bits of sculpted sponge to an amazing model of Mario. Don’t eat the head – we think it might have polystyrene inside.

Cuddly Yoshi monsters

Thanks to Mario Galaxy 2, Yoshi is relevant again. And thanks to knitting needles, wool and some sort of soft squishy stuffing, Yoshi is more adorable than he’s been since that movie with Dennis Hopper and Bob Hoskins.


  • philipshaw - August 11, 2010 11:06 a.m.

    If that DK statue was real it would prove that games are art
  • GameManiac - August 10, 2010 8:51 p.m.

    Nintendo sure is weird, but it's a good weird. A good wierd that people know all too well. I was hoping the DK Thinker statue was real. That sucks.
  • Anonymous93 - August 10, 2010 1:56 p.m.

    whoops sorry tought you meant madame tussauds
  • Anonymous93 - August 10, 2010 1:51 p.m.

    @ Hotdiddykong Master Chief has one in Vegas. And he was the first game character to get one.
  • Gorillaman23 - August 10, 2010 11:13 a.m.

    Yoshi's epic yarn?
  • AuthorityFigure - August 10, 2010 9:52 a.m.

    People sure do love their games!
  • Hotdiddykong - August 10, 2010 5:25 a.m.

    lol so many awesome stuff ^^ did you know There's a Wax sculpture of Mario at holywoods Wax museum? he's the ONLY Video game character to get one
  • CH3BURASHKA - August 10, 2010 3:29 a.m.

    On a related note, how about that DKC Returns? I can't fucking wait.
  • HawtKakez - August 10, 2010 2:17 a.m.

    I...want...those...cart...racers! Great article, a little short but sweet none the less.
  • Felixthecat - August 10, 2010 2:05 a.m.

    DK Thinker is absolutely amazing. And they got the Chain Chomp design on the keyring COMPLETELY wrong. The eyes are supposed to be on the side of the Chomp's body and the mouth should be bigger along with the corners of the mouth going more to the side slightly as well. Why people draw them to look like the official artwork is beyond me, Chain Chomp's look way better in game. A Stompin' Chomp is the only Chomp species that looks like that keyring, and even then the eye's still go to the side slightly.
  • mahabat - August 10, 2010 1:51 a.m.

    what the crap was that description of the keychain thing supposed to say? i didn't understand a word of it
  • 510BrotherPanda - August 10, 2010 1:50 a.m.

    I saw the Youtube video of that inflatocart in use. It was kind of really terrible.
  • BlankBrush - August 10, 2010 1:37 a.m.

    These people have WAY too much time on their hands.
  • juicenpancakes - August 10, 2010 1:22 a.m.

    The Tetris necklace and obviously the Donkey Kong "Thinker" are my favorite. In my current Art Criticism course, the final grade is to make a sculpture of a human or animal, while adhering to your chosen time period's art qualities. Whatever time period I end up choosing, I can't wait to make my video game-related sculpture.

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