Hey, when was the last time you sat down and wrote a good old-fashioned letter? Not an email, a paper letter with an envelope and stamp and the whole deal. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Heck, a good portion of you have probably never done it. Well, would you be interested in writing more letters if you could put super-adorable Super Mario stamps on them? I bet you would be.
Well, you’ll soon be able to do just that in Japan. The National Japan Post is issuing a series of Super Mario stamps, and they’re pretty fantastic. These stamps feature original art that appears to be the work of Yoichi Kotabe, the artist who’s been drawing Mario and pals since the Super Mario Bros. 3 days. The stamps feature various postal-related scenes, but there’s also some rather interesting stuff going on with Mario and Peach here. You can check out the glorious Mushroom Kingdom postage, below:
Oh, and yeah, based on what we see above it looks like Mario and Peach have finally taken their relationship to the next level. We’ve been waiting for these two to stop playing for years, and the finally admit their true feelings on a series of collectible stamps? Hey, love works in mysterious ways. Look at Mario reading that letter. That’s not the face of a man perusing the same old “Save me from Bowser and I’ll bake you a cake” Peach message, I assure you.
These ¥82 (75 cent) stamps will hit Japan on June 28, and if you receive a letter with one of these babies on them, you’ll get a special Mario-themed postmark. You don’t want to know how seriously I’m considering flying to Japan this summer just to mail myself a letter with one of these stamps.
[via Nintendo Power]