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    August 9, 2008
    1up!

    Gyo_1up_mushroom One of the best things in the video game universe is when you stumble across a source of extra life. From the hearts of the Zelda series to the spray cans in Resident Evil, that little life boost may mean the difference between beating the game and beating your head against the wall in frustration. While the bonus lives come in many shapes and sizes, one of the most iconic images is the 1up Mushroom from the Super Mario Brothers video games.

    Normally, if you want one of these special life-restoring mushrooms, you have to journey all the way to the Mushroom Kingdom and start punching through bricks and bopping puzzle cubes.  Fortunately for all interested parties, ThinkGeek has 1up mushrooms available for the low price of $9.99!  Unfortunately they don’t allow you to come back to life after falling into a bottomless pit or getting bitten by a carnivore plant, but it definitely looks cooler on your desk or entertainment system than an actual potted mushroom!

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