Fukubukuro merch for any Nintendo fan to say, “Oh yeah! Mario time! “
When you decide to buy a lucky bag fukubukuro In Japan at New Years, it can be a bit of a hit and miss experience.
What’s inside the bags often remains a mystery until you open them, with the sole guarantee that the contents will amount to more than the price you pay for them. Therefore, it’s best to keep your expectations low so that you won’t be disappointed if the bag doesn’t turn out to be the treasure chest of your dreams.
That’s the lesson learned from our reporter Hirazi, who recently bought a Amazon Super Mario Lucky Bag for 4,620 yen ($ 40). Before it arrived, he had spent days wondering if the mystery bag might contain new or old games, or maybe some figurines or stuffed animals for adult gamers.
▼ So when your package arrived, you couldn’t wait to open it.
However, when he opened it, he found that the bag he had bought was aimed more at the franchise’s younger fans. Still, that wasn’t a bad thing at all, as Hirazi is a big boy at heart and, in his eyes, any type of Super Mario merchandising is a good merchandising.
▼ The bag does not contain any actual Super Mario games, but hey, check out this loot!
The bag was packed with 13 different items, and if you bought them all separately, it would come to a total of 8,600 yen. That means Hirazi paid almost half the price for them, which was an excellent deal. So let’s go ahead and take a look at each of the products in more detail below!
▼ First, we have three different drawstring bags…
▼… more a shoe storage bag, a useful item for Mario-loving schoolchildren.
▼ Then we have two handkerchiefs and a set of three small hand towels.
▼ Here to make school lunches more fun, there is a set of lunch selections, small cups and dividers for bento garnishes, and something onigiri wrappers.
▼ To complete the collection, we have a purse to, you know, collect coins…
▼… and a super large towel with Bowser!
After seeing all of his new Super Mario possessions, Hirazi felt much better about his decision to purchase the lucky bag. Sure, it might have contained elements that some would consider inappropriate for a self-proclaimed middle-aged man, but hey, when you’re working with a pole dancing ossan in his spare time, age shouldn’t stop you from enjoying anything!
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