What do you do when the Christmas holidays have arrived and you’re decorating your Christmas tree but you want everyone who sees it to know that while you are all about that Christmas spirit, you also proud to be a complete geek and an unrepentant video game nerd? Well the answer is simple: you get a Super Mario Star Tree Topper to finish off your Christmas tree decorations!
If you’ve ever shown the slightest interest in video games, they you would definitely have heard about Mario. The boisterous Italian plumber with a penchant for saving princesses, stomping on goombas and punching bricks first rose to prominence in the mid eighties after Japanese video game company, Nintendo, released the Super Mario Bros game for its Nintendo Entertainment System. Nintendo has gone on to sell millions of games based on the Mario character and inspired generations of gamers since then.
Almost all of the Super Mario games have featured a plot about the titular character trying to rescue his love interest, Princess Peach, from an evil villain with the help of several power ups that give him special abilities to overcome the obstacles in front of him. One of those power ups is the star or starman which when collected by Mario, grants him the power of temporary invincibility, making him resist any damage from the environment of enemy characters until the power runs out.
The star power up has featured in just about all the Mario games released since the debut of the character and now it can feature right in your living room and on your Christmas tree. At just over seven inches and weighing below six ounces, the Super Mario Star Tree Topper is large enough to grab everyone’s attention, yet light enough that it shouldn’t have a problem fitting at the top of your tree.
It also lights up at night and can stay lit for up to 6 hours, complimenting the blinking Christmas lights and making your tree give up that really nice Christmas vibe. Spare batteries for the lights come included in the pack and it has an on/off switch so you can save battery life during the daytime.