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If you know someone who spent half of the 1990s on their Nintendo Game Boy, then why not remind them of the time they wasted with this fun novelty mug?
This officially licensed product by Paladone looks just like the classic gaming device, (although obviously not entirely so, as it is cylindrical and has a handle!) and will rekindle fond memories of this playing on this cultural icon for a 90s gamer.
Now, here’s the fun part, it’s heat-changing! “So what?” I hear you cry! Well, this basically means that when you had your favourite hot beverage (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, maybe with a dash of gin – the choice is yours!) a scene from Super Mario Land magically appears, with a different scene on each side of the mug.
It’s a great surprise, and a cool gift idea for retro gamers of all ages.
The popular mug can be bought from the Paladone Store on Amazon and comes in an attractive gift box. However, you may also want to check the lastest prices of the Game Boy Heat Changing mug on ebay for the best deal.
You may also like this fun Tea Boy parody mug, which although substantially cheaper (as I write), does not feature the heat-changing element. Nonetheless, it’s a bargain price and of a really decent quality being made by the very reputable Pop Art Products, and it also comes in an attractive gift box.
Launched in 1989, the Game Boy was a hand-held, 8-bit game console with an LCD screen that took the gaming world by storm during the 1990s. Indeed, it was Nintendo’s third best-selling console.
Super Mario Land was the first Mario game for the Game Boy and became an instant classic, receiving rave reviews from critics and selling over 18 million copies worldwide.