Nintendo Mario Kart replica won by GameStop customer

Feb 29, 2012
Nintendo Mario Kart replica won by GameStop customer

Nathanial Stehley is one lucky guy. All he had to do was pre-order the game Mario Kart 7 for 3DS to win a life-size racing kart themed after the long-running Mario franchise. And, get this, it actually works. The legality of actually taking it onto public roads is probably a different issue, though. Nevertheless, it's pretty cool.

The contraption was created by West Coast Customs, which gained a lot of fame for its presence in the MTV show Pimp My Ride. It was delivered directly to Stehley's home, by Mario himself. As long as I don't spot him in my rear-view mirror with red turtle shells circling around, I congratulate Stehley on his prize. And, I have to admit, I'm quite jealous as well, though because I live in New York City I'd have no place to park it so it's all good.

I'm curious to see what the next big Nintendo/GameStop promotion will be. Will someone who pre-orders the next Mario Bros title win a real-life castle? Will a Mario Party 9 buyer get a gigantic floating dice block? Or, now that the 3DS is selling well and doesn't really need larger-than-life promotions to earn attention, will nothing like this happen again?


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