- 100% Cotton
- 200 GSM Fabric
- Player Pixel inner neck detail
- Range origin flag on back of tee
- Player Logo on the hem
- Extremely limited edition, less than 10 units available of each design
- Founders edition each come with a certificate of authenticity signed by the designer and individually numbered
The game: Mario Bros
Year Released: 1983
The character: Mario
The range: Founders edition. This very special limited edition run of t-shirts are the final spec from the manufacturer and we are giving our fans the chance to own a piece of Player history. Each tee is the result of almost 7 years of development from scratch being custom made from the bottom up. The founder editions each come with a signed certificate of authenticity from the artist and are instant collectors items. With less than 10 available of each design, and some designs and features never to be repeated in their present form – we wanted our loyal fans who have stuck with us on this journey to own a unique part of the Player history.
The design: This collection, featuring Mario, who is one of the most Iconic and enduring characters in video game history. The main logo gives a backdrop of him jumping across the hills and pipes in one of the iconic levels that he is famous for. We have imagined that he is through with saving Princess Peach, and has started a plumbing business in Mushroom Kingdom. The year 1983 relates to his video game debut as Mario. As with the entire range, we have referenced the retro Famicom swoosh that was present on the original NES/Famicom game releases. The Japanese kanji reads “serving mushroom kingdom”.
On the back you have the flag of Japan, which is a reference to the games country of origin.
The tee: As with all Player Clothing garments, there is an embroidered neck detail, and hem logo along with being 100% cotton and made with 200 GSM weight fabric to offer you the highest quality. The iconic player logo is included in the garment label – and the founders editions come with a certificate of authenticity from the artist and chief designer Mike.
The country: Japan
The colours: Red with white and blue detail
Interesting fact: Mario first featured in the Donkey Kong arcade game in 1981, but at the time he was depicted as a carpenter (in relation to the construction site that is the level for the arcade game). At the time he was called Mr Jumpman, and was not renames Mario until the release of Mario Bros in 1983. During the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics the Japanese prime minister was transformed into Mario who jumped into a warp pipe and which took him from Japan to Rio, where he emerged in the Maracanã stadium.