Straight out of Mario's Garden... to your Desk
Deep in the basement of an ancient house in Sonobe (tucked in the fields of Kyoto, Japan), an amazing discovery has been made: real 1up Mushrooms. We know this sounds unbelievable, and we laughed when we were contacted by an exporter about them two months ago. But then we were sent a sample, and that's when our lives changed forever.
The instructions are pretty simple. All you do is add potting soil to the green sewer-pipe-shaped flower pot, and push the spores deep into it. Soak the soil with water using the dropper, add a squirt of the food solution, and then it's off to a dark location for a few weeks. We left ours in the darkest corner of our server room, and broke out our NES to relive some classic Mario memories. Three weeks later, we checked in on it. To our surprise, what you see in the photo above is what greeted us - a perfect 1up mushroom. Thrilled, we jumped up in the air, punched the ceiling tiles (earning 10 coins), and instantly bought the entire stock of them to offer to you, our friends.
We're letting you in on a little secret here... the Grow Your Own 1Up Mushroom is really a vinyl collectable that does not actually grow. By adding your own soil, you create the illusion that it has grown from the pot. But don't worry your friends will be fooled. The Grow Your Own 1Up Mushroom does not come with any soil. You need to provide your own. It can be found on the ground, generally outdoors.
- Officially Licensed Nintendo Collectable
- Create the illusion you have really grown your own 1up Mushroom
- Simply add soil to the pot (not included) and push the mushroom down into the soil
- Pot and Mushroom Stand about 6" high