Continuing my “Thermos Theme” from Monday, here’s another one from my own personal collection. It’sa Mario! What I like so much about this Thermos is that whoever designed and approved the artwork for this Thermos was obviously familiar with the video game. (When I look at my Pac-Man Thermos I wonder, “Why does Pac-Man have arms and legs?”)
In this first shot you can see Mario looking down at a Piranha Plant — and, below that, Bullet Bill.
Here, Mario is entering Water World and you can see a Cheep-Cheep in the background along with a Blooper (squid).
In the third panel you can see Mario reaching for a star (Starman), while Lakitu (the guy who rides around on the cloud) hovers overhead.
In the last picture you can see Mario struggling to reach Princess Toadstool (before she changed her name) as a cross-eyed Koopa Troopa lurks below.
Two final things I’d like to add. One is, I actually own two of these Thermoses. They have so many great pictures that I keep one rotated 180 degrees from the other and few people realize they are the same print. And, two, I (heavily) accessed the Wikipedia entry for Recurring Enemies in the Mario Series to write this entry. Lakitu? Seriously? Who knew that?
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