Super Mario is loved by millions of people across the globe, and his appeal crosses generations. The character first appeared in the Nintendo game Donkey Kong 36 years ago! Many children have grown up with Super Mario, and they are now passing on their love to their kids. The plumber is still so popular that even Japan’s prime minister dressed as him when making his entrance at the Rio Olympics.
Now the Mushroom Kingdom is expanding all across Japan via the country’s postal service. Super Mario joins other iconic characters with the honor of having his own series of postal stamps. These stamps were created in commemoration of the series and include all the characters that you remember: Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi and Toad.
The stamps portray the Super Mario characters writing and reading letters, posting mail, and even making deliveries. It’s hard to deny their adorableness!
The standard, sticker-type 82-yen stamps are suitable for sending regular letters anywhere in Japan, but they also make a great addition to fans’ Super Mario collections. Needless to say, they are only available in Japan, but order a set or two from Japan Goods Finder and we’ll send them to you wherever you are in the world!