I remember the day I begged my mum for a GameBoy like literally I BEGGED for months back in the good old days when me and my younger family members would literally play all the gaming consoles until the early hours of the a.m fighting each other about who was going to be the first to play the next console and I'd never give up playing the grey pocket GameBoy console !
I attended a private viewing at the Vans X Nintendo interactive exhibition and Vans truly gave everybody an awesome throwback experience. Talk about all fun and games, with a high dose of childhood memorabilia. Like literally I turned 7 all over again, although let's be honest I’m like 7 years old most of the time in my mind lol.
For a few hour's I returned to the best days when kids were just kids… I was in a serious nostalgic mood.
As I stepped through the main entrance of the Vans house there where goodies everywhere stickers, key rings, badges and the staff were so friendly and helpful.
10 mins later the Nintendo exhibition space was open, the area was pack with at least 8 different games to play, from vintage consoles to new consoles, like the 80’s Nintendo Entertainment System, GameCube, Sega DreamCast, PlayStation Move, Playstation 3, Wii Motion Plus, Xbox 360 and games like Super Mario World, Duck Hunt, Donkey Kong and much more, the entertainment was never-ending they even had DJ’s playing Nintendo themed music? I no it did sound a tad bit weird but shhh I could totally dance to those remixes, not gonna lie, I did do a little Super Mario two step just for fun though lmao.
And in the words of Super Mario, ’’Oh Boy”, there was this fun fair game called the ring toss and although the line for this game seemed never ending, all the adults didn’t care they couldn’t wait to toss the ring around multiple 3D pictures of vans sneakers, to win prizes ranging from Vans X Nintendo themed skateboards, candy, key-rings, backpacks, hats to packed full goodie bags, me and my bear even got a chance to win yay to a house full of Nintendo memorabilia.
My clothing? I wore my Super Mario and Princess Peaches leggings paired with my all time favorite Mickey Mouse Van sneakers I blended in so well with the Nintendo décor and I got to give a giant Super Mario a lovely hug and we took selfies together HAHA!
Super Mario Bros Nintendo Leggings
Rainbow Furball Earrings By @Euqinom7Designs
VTG Mickey Mouse Varsity Coat
VANs Disney Era Sneakers
Lego House Ring By @Euqinom7Designs
But do you know what I found hilarious in a good way that is... so there’s this rad skateboard area in the Vans house, where all the dope skateboarders show off and practice their board tricks and skills, amazingly that area turned into so many Super Mario hat wearing boys flying and flipping through the air, for a minute or two I kept on imagining them being in a Super Mario Bros game not kidding, I was pretending that my camera was a game control pad and every time the skaters did tricks I would literally move the camera as if I was playing a Mario Bros game I no, I no bonkers… my imagination is one of the best parts of who I am I swear lol.
Click on this link to head over to my YouTube channel to see my Vans X Nintendo Exhibition vlog Enjoy.
Vans have always sparked excitement in me when it comes to their awesome collaborations. My first Vans where the checkered/skull printed slip on's and of my favorite collaborations from vans is the iconic Disney ERA low top skate sneakers, with the Mickey Mouse print all over them.. oh yes you know I love me some Mickey and Minnie Mouse also the Vans Alice in wonderland and the classic burger print check slip on’s and I think I might have to add the new vans multi-era Nintendo Mario sneakers below to my favorite list.
This was truly a launch I couldn’t miss and I was glad to be there.
Thank you Vans and Nintendo for taking me on a dope trip back to my childhood.
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