Mario as a DS Holder = Ridiculous Price

By Al Zamora

August 6, 2009

I was wandering about my local Blockbuster Video store looking for something to watch (I ended up with Watchmen actually, a movie that contains far too many blue penises) and came across a very interesting accessory. I saw a statue of Donkey Kong and what looked to be a statue of Mario, but upon closer inspection he was actually something else. I picked up this box and saw that Mario was labeled as a Nintendo DS holder and had a paper DS in his hands. He functionally did nothing else except sit on a table and hold your DS. I thought this was ridiculous, but kind of funny until I saw his price tag. A whopping $29.99!! This is quite the rip off if you ask me as a DS holder is far from necessary, especially for $29.99. I can understand a case to hold your DS, but this was perhaps the biggest rip-off I had seen Nintendo put out to date.

What do you think? Do you already have Mario holding your DS or DSi?

Here is a better shot of him.

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Al Zamora

Al has been gaming as long as he can remember and will continue to game until his fingers break off or video games cease to exist. A New York native born and raised he crashed into the gaming journalism scene in 2006. Since then he has become the on air personality for DSTV and loves every second of cursing while interviewing developers about serious topics. Aside from being a gamer he also has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering that does not help in the gaming world but does provide for fun stories when people say "what?".Favorite games: Contra (NES), Mega Man II (NES) and Final Fantasy III (SNES)

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