Armed with a little bit of imagination and a lot of love for the Nintendo icon, artist Donald Kennedy, aka kodykoala, blended the many Super Mario Bros motifs with a typical Nerf gun. Here’s some of the ideas that he said inspired him:
Here is what I imagine it would look like. The ammo of choice is a Bullet Bill, and of course there is a working flashlight for all those dark pipes he has to explore. I wanted to incorporate as much of the Mushroom Kingdom as I could with this gun, so I also added Piranha plants on the sides and a super star on the back. I had to take out the functionality of shooting darts, so I added a sound every time you pull the trigger. It is the sound of Mario getting bigger … I used a Nerf Nite Finder, Mag lite mini flashlight, PVC pipe, and an old Super Mario Sound Drop key chain that I had lying around.
I’m sure many of you out there are familiar with the Mario franchise, but look at the attention to detail screaming, “It’s-a me, Mario!”
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