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Island of Misfit Toys: Koopa from Super Mario Bros. (Ertl Toys, 1993)

Posted in island of misfit toys with tags , , , , , , , on January 11, 2014 by Christopher Pearce


A very weird one this week, even for the Island of Misfit Toys. We’re looking at Koopa from Ertl’s Super Mario Bros. line of action figures, produced in 1993 to coincide with the live-action movie based on the ubiquitous Nintendo video game.


I found this beauty at a trashy comic book show in a “3 for $5 dollars” bin.

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chalkboard photo post: jerry nelson and nintendo

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 30, 2012 by Christopher Pearce

The rest of the chalkboard drawings are behind the cut, but this one is different from the rest and got a pretty great reaction from the kids. Jerry Nelson’s work with the Muppets was a HUGE part of my childhood. I didn’t realize how big a part of my students’ childhood he was as well. I’m glad I could share the guy’s life with everyone.

The rest of these are Nintendo themed.

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chalkboard drawings: the “ogt” edition

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , on March 25, 2012 by Christopher Pearce

No chalkboard drawings for this week, folks. With the Ohio Graduation Test going on, there was no place for frivolity… or ANY kind of materials on the walls or boards. I had to spend like an hour covering my walls with newspapers, so as to obscure any work that might give test-taking students an unfair advantage on the exam.

I did have this drawing posted on my door during the second half of the week, when my classes were supposed to be in the computer lab: