October is almost over, which means it is time to start planning Christmas already. The best thing about the holidays is getting an Advent calendar to open during all of December.
If you’re impatient like I am, then you might not be able to wait until December 1st to start opening your Advent calendar. Or maybe there’s just one toy in there that you need to have right now, but you aren’t sure where in the calendar it resides. In Spoilin’ Santa series, we’ll be popping open a bunch of the most popular calendars early, so you can more easily find your favorite little gifts.
Fun news! For our latest edition of Spoilin’ Santa, our beloved Shep was in town and finally got to help us unbox Nintendo’s official Super Mario calendar, which was most fitting since he knows more about Nintendo than I do. I am just here to play Mario Kart as Toad.
There are probably people who like Luigi’s alternate uniform here. We aren’t those people.
An angel. He’s so freaking cute.
He is ready! We realized that most of the Nintendo figurines can move their arms after opening him.
It’s-a me, Mario!
Only 119 to go.
Our faces when opening this calendar.
Why does Yoshi wear shoes, but no clothing?
I can hear this toy.
It looks like she’s singing. Or puckering up to kiss Mario?
The stand doesn’t look comfortable for Mario, but this was a nice inclusion.
I would not want this guy coming my way.
Happy to report that this was right above the jumping Mario.
Don’t get too close!
Another photo I can hear.
Vest, diaper-like pants, but no shirt? Toad, you make no sense but you’re so damn adorable, I don’t care.
I can see why they included a jumping Mario for this.
You can even turn the little crank on his back!
The flowers probably could have been together, but this is good.
And, on the 24th day of Christmas, you get... a LUMP OF COAL, for looking early!
Hate the red overalls, but his expression is too happy to be mad at it.
I felt like this was the sturdiest of all the Advent calendar boxes I’ve opened so far. Shep disagreed, but Shep wasn’t actually present for all the other unboxing, so he has no idea what we went through with the LEGO calendars.
We were all sad to see there was no Bowser in this calendar, and I personally was upset there was no Waluigi because I like to say his name the most. Did we need two Luigis and three Marios? Probably not, but overall, we were happier with this calendar than with any of the other four we’ve opened.