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Bandai Spirits Holding Super Mario Lottery in Japan

Sometimes you can’t help but be jealous of Japan. From exclusive editions of games to super cool merchandise, sometimes the Japanese fan base seems to have it all. This time is no exception. Bandai Spirits has just announced a Super Mario lottery that will be exclusive to Japan.

What is a Super Mario lottery you ask? Well, the lottery will occur at various stores across Japan including 7-Eleven, Ito-Yokado, and Nintendo’s Tokyo stores. Participants spend ¥650 (about $6) for an entry into the lottery. You can enter the lottery as many times as you like. At the end of the lottery, winners will be drawn and receive one of many amazing Mario prizes. The lottery begins on June 27th, so excited Mario fans should make sure to head on over to one of these locations to enter. An ending date for the lottery has yet to be announced.

Japanese Nintendo has released a full list of the items available to win:

  • Glow-in-the dark Boo soap dispenser set
  • Brick block bean plates (4 to collect)
  • Large (2 meters) Bowser bath towel
  • Mario alarm clock with special game sound
  • 30 cm talking Mario plush toy with 5 phrases
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  • An easy-to-use clear pouch (3 to collect)
  • Portable (20 cm) Super Star Handy Fan
  • Mini (8.5 cm) Mario towels ( 8 to collect, each with a transparent storage bag)
Brick Block Bean Plates and Super Star Handy Fan (Image Credits to Japanese Nintendo)
Mario Talking Plush and Mario Alarm Clock (Image Credits to Japanese Nintendo)
Bowser Towel and Mini Mario Towerls (Image Credits to Japanese Nintendo)
Clear Pouches and Glow-In-The-Dark Boo Soap Dispensers (Image Credits to Japanese Nintendo)

Personally, I really hope there will be some way for American fans to get their hands on those adorable glow-in-the dark Boo soap dispensers. My bathroom could certainly use that spooky touch. That Super Star handy fan could also be useful though as we struggle through this scorching summer. One thing is for sure, I’ll be keeping a close eye on eBay and Amazon to see if anyone puts these items up for sale.

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