Hallmark has done it again with its recently released Keepsake ornament of a classic Nintendo Entertainment System. I ordered mine last week when it became available and happily received it yesterday. Sculpted by Rodney Gentry, the little NES is incredibly detailed and includes tiny little video and audio ports plus antenna connector, channel switch, and power input. The control deck door even flips open to reveal a Super Mario Bros. game pak inside. Underneath the ornament is a small compartment for batteries (representing the infamous unused expansion port on the real console). Press the Power button and the red LED lights up and the ornament plays the overworld theme from Super Mario complete with flagpole tune and end-of-level fireworks. It's a must-own ornament for all NES fans. I'm not even saving it for a Christmas tree. It's taking a place of honor on my game room shelf. Check out the embedded video below to see and hear it in action.
This NES Hallmark ornament is fantastic. I love the attention to detail. pic.twitter.com/CHgCbHRLBn— Matthew Green (@PressTheButtons) July 15, 2020