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Mamma mia! These Mario matryoshka dolls are either cute or cursed

Mario may be a friendly-faced plumber on your Nintendo Switch, but over on Etsy his face has taken a sinister turn, as shared over on Reddit

Various Mario matryoshka dolls lined up. From right to left: a large blue dungaree-wearing Mario, a smaller one with an orange hat, a smaller, yoshi-esque Mario, an even smaller brown Mario, and a tiny black Mario.

“Dear Mario, would you like to share some cake while we watch the shooting stars? Meet me at the castle!” Peach writes, and as she looks to her left, Mario approaching, she lets out a scream, “Mamma Mia! My Mario is in another castle.” At least that’s what she would do if she laid eyes on one of these cursed Mario matryoshka dolls in one of her many Nintendo Switch outings.

Now, Mario matryoshka dolls aren’t a wild prospect in theory, but this listing over at Etsy seems to show us that maybe we weren’t asking the right questions. We were so preoccupied with whether we could, we didn’t stop to think if we should. Well, I may be in the minority here, but my personal opinion is that these things are creepy.

Over on Reddit, one user shared this Etsy listing with the simple headline: “Cursed Mario Russian Dolls”. I’m inclined to agree, not with the capitalisation practices in their headline writing, but with the adjective used – these matryoshka dolls are cursed as heck. Turns out no one else agrees. One user says, “They look nice.” And a reply agrees: “I know right? I’m in love with fire Marios orange and red.”

Mario matryoshka dolls are cute, actually h3

“These are great! Love the hammer Mario doll”, another user says, before the final comment gets to the crux of the problem: “I actually like them since I have an extreme love for SMB3. But they aren’t worth $2,500”. That’s the ticket – these dolls are wildly pricey.

Looking at them more, actually, maybe they are kinda cute. If you’re in the market for this sort of thing, head to Etsy and get your wallet ready. I mean, they do sound pretty lush, “hand painted with acrylic and gloss varnish on 100% natural linden wood.”

Anyway, that’s enough of Mario matryoshka dolls. For more Mario nonsense, check out our Super Mario 3D World, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe pages for all the latest guides.