(This post is dedicated to Aline, the ultimate Nintendo enthusiast)
Nintendo is celebrating half a century of fun! Technically they've been around since 1889 as a game card company, turned toy company, turned electronic game company. I didn't realize just how old I was until I remembered my first Nintendo- it was the first time the NES system was released in American in 1986 and I was five years old. My parents told me technically it was everyone in the family, but I was very confident my 6 month old brother at the time would have no use for it. Out of all the games consoles I've owned (bless you Dreamcast, Sega, PS3, Xbox and even Nintendo's Wii), nothing beats old school gaming.
The World of Nintendo store is in Times Square in NYC, and I got a little snap happy. There was a museum of the history of the company, and lots of oddities. Here are some of my favorites from the visit
This was the original Gameboy used in the Gulf War. After a bomb hit the area where it was, it's still in perfect working condition. So crazy. As for the soldier who owned it, the status is unknown.
Mario shaped Legos!!
Handmade hand-held silk fans
King Koopa backpack
The store even has it's own Pokemon section, it has a lifesize Pikachuuuuuu!
Even Wario and Waluigi make an appearance