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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mario All-Stars Might Be Reprinted After All

Two weeks ago wrote an article wondering if Nintendo would reprint Mario All-stars for Wii. Looks like they read VGPC's blog because they are considering a reprint now.

Wired has an article saying that Nintendo is considering a reprint on Super Mario All-Stars for Wii.

According to Nintendo public relations director Marc Franklin:

"We are gratified by the consumer response to this limited-edition product, which we created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original Super Mario Bros. game on NES,” “Because of the strong response, we are exploring the option of bringing this item back at a later date."

Looks like the price will probably be coming down as soon as the reprints hit. I wouldn't be buying the game on eBay right now.

8 comments :

Anonymous said...

Well, that's good news for the people who weren't able to get it the first time around. Reprints of good games are always welcome.

JJ Hendricks said...

@anonymous - I agree. All those great Mario games for $29.99 sounds like a good deal to me. I just didn't want to pay $60-80 for it as a collector's item especially if it will be $30 again within a few months.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if it will be different in any way-no exterior box or booklet, perhaps?

Anonymous said...

Is anyone familiar with the Seward Decorative Cube made in 1989 for Nintendo? It is a trunk that holds the system/ games/ pad and has zelda, super mario bros on the outside? I have one and cannot find anything on it anywhere. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

A reprint? Would it have the same value as the original? It is not good news for me , as a game collector.

JJ Hendricks said...

@anonymous - If there is no way to differentiate the reprint from the original than they will be worth the same amount.

If Nintendo is nice to collectors they would make different packaging on the reprint so the original would still be "limited edition" but there really is no reason for Nintendo to do this so I wouldn't count on it.

Anonymous said...

"Is anyone familiar with the Seward Decorative Cube...?"

It usually sells for $40 or more on eBay, plus shipping. I've never heard the company name; I think it's usually just called a "toy chest." I have one, and I must say it's a much more interesting Mario collectable than All-Stars!

JJ Hendricks said...

@anonymous - do you have any pictures of this Seward item you are talking about? I've never heard of it. Is it a video game collectible?

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