[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Nintendo Vending Machine

January 23rd, 2012 by Benj Edwards

Nintendo Power Hot Buttons Vending Machine Ad - 1991I’d like one of each, please.

[ From Nintendo Power, May 1991, rear cover ]

Discussion Topic of the Week: Have you ever bought a piece of Nintendo-licensed merchandise? Do tell!

3 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Nintendo Vending Machine”

  1. TheSaintOfPain Says:

    Oh, yeah, have, as I’m sure that about 90% or so of everyone my age (30 on Wednesday) or older has at least once or twice. Personally, I’ve had several Nintendo-themed backpacks, used to buy the Nintendo Cereal System, own every episode of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show, The Legend Of Zelda, and Super Mario World; and have been clothed in everything from a replica Mario hat to a pair of Super Mario Bros. tennis shoes. Of course, this is before all the money I’ve spent over the years on their various consoles, handhelds, and games, and the total I’ve willfully handed over to Nintendo has to be in the tens of thousands since about 1986.

  2. Dave Says:

    Do countless Nintendo t-shirts, several soundtrack CDs, and a Legend of Zelda bracelet count? Ah! Nintendo Power product catalogs of the mid-late 90s… I miss you! 🙂

  3. Judith Says:

    Still do – the plush figures are popular as prizes at our game tournaments, although the model cars get more takers. They had a Nintendo Monopoly game fot a prize at the last event, but I grabbed it for the museum collection. I REALLY want the chess set.

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