The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was released in the United States in 1985. Games series such as, Super Mario Bros., Legend of Zelda, Castlevania, and Megaman helped the system maintain popularity into the early 90s. One of the things that I loved about the NES was the various figures, comics, and other merchandise related to popular NES titles.
In 1989 a company called Applause made Nintendo Super Mario PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) figures.
McDonald’s also included these Super Mario 3 Figures in Happy Meals in 1990.
In addition to figures, Nintendo also joined with card companies to release other related memorabilia.
Here are examples of some of the Topps Nintendo trading cards I have.
And here are some examples of the stickers.
Nintendo also teamed up with Imperial and released these puffy stickers. I had several of these, but lost most of them.
There were also comics released by Valiant in 1990 and 1991. These are some of my favorites of my entire comic collection. I’ve had these (except issue #1 of Legend of Zelda) since they were first published.
Legend of Zelda from Valiant. I am missing issue #4
My collection of vintage Nintendo memorabilia is limited, but I hope to obtain more. I especially want to complete the Applause figure collection, and collect as many Nintendo Valiant comics as I can.
All photos by me, unless noted