Show up dressed as Mario to compete for a prize.
We told you about the Mario wax figure a while back, but now Nintendo is beginning to promote the upcoming debut. On December 9th, Mario will become the first video game character to be immortalized in wax at the famous Hollywood Wax Museum on Hollywood Boulevard.
We'd expect some of our more rabid readers to attend such an event anyway, but Nintendo is adding encouragement with a Mario look-alike contest, to be held on-site at the wax figure's public unveiling. The first place winner will receive:
A cash prize, plus the ultimate Mario package consisting of:
1 Game Boy Advance SP (Flame)
1 Nintendo GameCube (platinum)
Recently released Mario titles:
1 Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
1 Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
1 Mario Party 5
1 Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
1 set Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 e-Reader cards
1 link cable
There will also be second- and third-place winners, but no word on what prizes they'll get. Just show up at the museum by 10:30 AM (Pacific time, of course) on Tuesday, December 9th in your Mario costume and you can participate in the contest. The unveiling will take place at 11:00 AM.
We'll have more coverage of this event, including photos of the wax figure and unveiling, once it takes place.