Welcome back to Toy Aisle, Gizmodo's regular roundup of all the shiny new toys tempting our wallets lately. This week: Doctor Who's newest Doctor gets a lovely little action figure, Gambit gets an insanely articulated toy that'll arrive before his solo movie ever does, and the most adorable Kirby plush around makes his debut. Check it out!
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Video games such as Super Mario Bros. and Tetris included some of the most catchy background music ever put on a cartridge. But would you recognise those same classic video game themes played backwards? An artist created an album featuring four memorable game themes performed in reverse, and we can't stop listening to them.
Video: If Microsoft wants a guaranteed way to sell a million Hololens augmented reality headsets, it should listen to Abhishek Singh and pitch the hardware as the ultimate way to get in shape by playing the first level of Super Mario Bros. in real life. Unlike the Wii's balance board accessory, this might actually help you shed a few kilos.
Video: Forget about dropping $469.95 on the Nintendo Switch just to get your next Super Mario Bros. fix. As Jason Cichon demonstrates, all you need is a big pile of plastic bricks and some mad LEGO skills to build a custom side-scrolling Super Mario level. The only thing that's really missing is a hero.
It's considered to be one of the most perfectly designed video game levels of all time because it introduces players to new gameplay concepts without an instruction manual. And if you have fond memories of Super Mario Bros.' Level 1-1 (who doesn't?) you can now immortalise it on your wall.
Video: You probably never stop to think about just how nightmarish the Mushroom Kingdom is while playing any of the Super Mario games. But this real-life version of Super Mario Maker really puts things into perspective. If this is what a plumber's life really is like, it's far more intense than just fixing pipes and unclogging drains.
Much to the chagrin of the person you sleep next to every night, this wonderful Super Mario Bros.-inspired Question Block lamp makes that classic video game 'ping' sound every time you tap it on and off. No actual coins are ejected, but we're waiting for confirmation on whether or not the occasional mushroom pops out.
Adding to a long list of pop culture collaborations, which has yielded fare like Star Wars- and Disney-themed kicks, Vans is now working with Nintendo on a new line of branded sneakers featuring characters and power-ups from classic 8-bit NES games, including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong and even Duck Hunt.
Video: Meet two parkour superstars who bring the Mario brothers to life in this spellbinding display of ninja-like gymnastics. As you can see, no CGI Koopa Troopa is safe. The video was made by the folks at Dark Pixel, a YouTube channel that released a similar video three years ago. This sequel is just as awesome as the first.
Video: I think overly decorative cakes are silly -- like cool, here's a cake that looks like the Great Barrier Reef, enjoy your edible starfish -- but this Super Mario Bros. cake is wonderful because it recreates the entire first level of the video game in perfect, delicious detail. It's a stop motion animation in cake form. Every video game should come with a cake tossed in.
Despite an absolutely tiny and almost unreadable LED display used for the actual clock, there's nothing not to love about this Super Mario Bros. alarm clock that NCSX is soon selling for just $US24. Available in either a Mario or Luigi sprite version, the question block cubes on the base are used to set the time and the actual alarm, and when it's time to get out of bed you'll be awakened with the official Super Mario Bros theme.