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Mario Shills for Parco Department Store


#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17048 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago   Has been playing Grand Theft Auto V
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 02:51 AM

I'd like to think that Mario was above this sort of thing, but I guess he's not.
I blame Princess Peach and her expensive tastes for forcing Mario to whore himself out like this.

Click through to the Parco Department Store website and press the button that looks like this Posted Image to watch a short video that is guaranteed to destroy your childhood.


I learned about this promotion through this ad, found on the subway:
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 03:05 AM

Nice jacket :)

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 03:47 AM

that is the most depressing thing i have ever seen. its like a ba bomb with reebok on its shoes. therefore, i blame bob hoskins.....again. at least luigi still has some integrity and wont sell out.
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 04:00 AM

hmmm.......someone has just offered to destroy my childhood....maybe I'll pass

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Joe: uh....no.

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 06:40 AM

I knew mario would sell out eventually :cry:

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 06:40 AM

that is the most depressing thing i have ever seen. its like a ba bomb with reebok on its shoes. therefore, i blame bob hoskins.....again. at least luigi still has some integrity and wont sell out.

and of the two brothers he's in better shape, so one would think they would seek out the non-pudgy brother to save the kingdom.

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 05:40 PM

Oh that wasn't so bad. Now when I saw Mario and Ronald McDonald together, that was creepy.

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 06:16 PM

Oh that wasn't so bad. Now when I saw Mario and Ronald McDonald together, that was creepy.



For a moment I was wondering why he was playing an SP with a Mario Kart DS sign in the back...and then I relized he was holding a DS and his hands are the size of small children

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 06:38 PM

Oh that wasn't so bad. Now when I saw Mario and Ronald McDonald together, that was creepy.

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How did he press buttons with those huge fingers? And it looks like he could eat small children!

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#10 weevles   No. CAGiversary!   17504 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2006 - 08:15 PM

ha ha ha, that's great. Then again, lots of famous celebrities who wouldn't whore their images so blatantly in America have no problem with shilling for all kinds of shit in Japan. Maybe it's water...or the sashimi...

#11 dpac   FastFoodSnob CAGiversary!   566 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2006 - 11:10 PM

According to a comment on Joystiq, "Mario is a whore these days.

With that said, Mario is not promoting a department store... well, sort of. The Parco department store has a museum on its top floor that showcases recent pop&culture trends/icons. Mario was actually an exhibit held there for it's 20th (?) anniversary.

Posted at 1:25PM on Jan 12th 2006 by Darwin"

http://www.joystiq.c...mammon/#c923920

Don't know if it's true, but that's what was said.

#12 ryanbph   Man Down CAGiversary!   7233 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2006 - 11:54 PM

that is some funny shit, he definitly has become a whore

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 04:43 PM

ha ha ha, that's great. Then again, lots of famous celebrities who wouldn't whore their images so blatantly in America have no problem with shilling for all kinds of shit in Japan. Maybe it's water...or the sashimi...

I really don't think this is all that bad. Anyone else remember how Mario was EVERYWHERE in the late eighties and early nineties? The TV show, the cereal, the underwear...those make this look tame in comparison. :)

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#14 rabbitt   A Symphony of Horror CAGiversary!   7409 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2006 - 09:52 PM

What a douchebag. He didn't even get all the coins.

#15 j.elles   Gaming Addict CAGiversary!   1457 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2006 - 09:58 PM

It is japan. So it's not that big of a surprise.
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