Get this Tanooki keychain by preordering Super Mario 3D Land at GameStop

Preorder bonuses these days usually exist in the digital world, normally encompassing character skins, exclusive multiplayer maps, and golden weapons. Lately, getting something extra that exists in the real world when you put money down for a game is pretty rare, and when it happens it’s worth noting. That’s why we took notice of Gamestop’s offer of an adorable Tanooki Mario keychain for preordering Super Mario 3D Land (we’re still getting used to that name).

Though Gamestop has its detractors, you can’t deny that the keychain looks cute, even if it just looks like a cut-out of some official art for the game. The preorder bonus is available for online customers as well as to in-store buyers, so if you’d rather avoid a pushy cashier telling you to preorder 50 other games, you have that digital option. Supplies on the keychain are limited, and obviously you have to put your money down before Super Mario 3D Land hits stores November 13.

While you wait, why not enjoy some new character art from the game Nintendo just released today? It’s pretty darn cute, if you ask us.

Sep 28, 2011


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  • EnragedTortoise1 - September 28, 2011 4:24 p.m.

    Was gonna get it anyway, so I guess I'll bite.
  • D0CCON - September 28, 2011 2:07 p.m.

    I preordered this there a month ago. I'm happy to have something added to the deal as well.
  • Teh_Ty - September 28, 2011 1:54 p.m.

  • Boomaga - September 28, 2011 1:54 p.m.

    Nice, already reserved my copy from Gamestop... purely because it's releasing on a Sunday, which means I can't get release-date delivery from Amazon. :(
  • Sjoeki - September 28, 2011 1:36 p.m.

    Aaaaw he's looking like he's proud of the fart he just had, my dog has that same look at those times
  • flabslapper - September 28, 2011 1:26 p.m.

    Jesus Christ Henry thank you so much for taking another jab at the employees at GameStop. You do realize that the cashiers have to push pre-orders and subscriptions to, oh I don't know, KEEP THEIR JOBS? Yes, these orders come down from high above, not the 'pushy cashier', you so eloquently put them as. We can't all be internet video game reviewers like you. Oh, and I don't expect a reply from you, because you always ignore your readers, so don't even bother
  • GR_HenryGilbert - September 28, 2011 1:43 p.m.

    Sorry, I guess that did come off a little mean, but I'm more mad at the business practices that force employees to pester customers endlessly. I worked as a cashier too, and every time I was pushed by management and the corporate system in general to upsell and bother customers, I hated myself for it. So yeah, boo Gamestop the company's policy to constantly annoy customers to squeeze a few more dollars out of them, not so much their low-level employees.
  • flabslapper - September 28, 2011 2:05 p.m.

    Wow, ok I didn't expect you to apologize, Christ I'm sorry about what I said, I'm just always get really defensive about that sort of thing, and you're 100% right about it too I just never understood why people get so pissed off at the person in front of them when really it's the people behind the scenes making all the rules, which is true for everything and not just retail Again man sorry, this will sound lame but if you end up going to PAX East or wherever I'll buy ya a beer to make up for it
  • D0CCON - September 28, 2011 4:02 p.m.

    I know that feeling from working at McDonalds and asking people if they want a medium soda when they don't specify the size even though there is a deal going on that makes large sodas cost $1 while mediums are $1.39. I'll oven tell them about the $1 deal, but it sucks when management is nearby and I do have to charge more for less.
  • Boomaga - September 28, 2011 1:56 p.m.

    Unfortunately it trickles downhill. Yes, I know their employees are pushed from on high, unfortunately those employees are the public face of the company, so they get the verbal slap from irritated customers. Not Mr. Faceless McMoneybanks who runs Gamestop. God... I hate the employees at Gamestop... and it's not their fault.
  • flabslapper - September 28, 2011 2:17 p.m.

    Fair enough lol
  • db1331 - September 28, 2011 1:57 p.m.

    I don't like Gamestop, but not to the extent that I won't buy from them. I popped in there yesterday and told the guy at the counter I was there for the Ico/SotC pack. This is our converstation: Me: Hi. Do you have the Ico/SotC pack for PS3? Him: I do. Did you pre-order it? Me: No. Him: Really, why? Me: Do you have a copy I can have? Him: I do. Me: That's why. Him: Are there any games you DO want to pre-order? Me: No thanks, I play mainly PC games and just buy them digitally Him: Oh ok. Have you checked out our PC download service? Me: I didn't know you had one. Him: You should check it out. It's got lots of great deals. Then we shared this awkward look, where we both knew that I wasn't going to check it out. I said, "Yeah, I'll do that." I lied though. I'm not going to check it out.
  • D0CCON - September 28, 2011 2:08 p.m.

    If that is the whole conversation, I'm impressed you didn't bring up that word starting with S.
  • db1331 - September 28, 2011 3:47 p.m.

    He knew what service I was reffering too. There was no need to even say it.
  • D0CCON - September 28, 2011 3:58 p.m.

    I was just guessing that some people may have rubbed his nose in it for Gamestop not being Valve anyways
  • darksongbird - September 28, 2011 11:33 p.m.

    That was classic, db1331! :)
  • shawksta - September 28, 2011 1:05 p.m.

    I love Nintendo's accesory Pre-order bonuses! I still have that Wiimote Banana pouch for Pre-ordering DKCR, cant wait for it!
  • badgraphix1 - September 28, 2011 12:42 p.m.

    I'm pretty sure that's not the actual keychain and just an artist's rendering of it.
  • marioman50 - September 28, 2011 5:42 p.m.

    As Henry has already stated above. I wonder what the actual thing looks like.

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