Friday, 3 June 2016

Vans X Nintendo Lauch at House of Vans + Giveaway

I love a collaboration. There’s nothing like two or more of your favourite brands coming together to entice you to open your wallet - and never more so for me than when Nintendo are involved.


I was surprised of the unlikely pairing of Nintendo with skater’s favourite Vans given that Nintendo’s most recent foray into the fashion world was courtesy of higher end brand Moschino.

Despite often being pressed up against the glass in Selfridges admiring the Moschino Bowser backpack, I simply couldn’t justify the hefty price tag. So this wallet-friendly pairing was a much more welcomed alliance.


The Vans X Nintendo collection is affordable for all, not to mention - quite selfishly - already to my favoured skate style. It also covers all bases with footwear, accessories and apparel available across all age ranges and sexes.

Last night I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the collection in South East London, within the illustrious arches of The House of Vans.


With DJ's spinning a Nintendo soundtrack and like-minded, friendly people waiting patiently inline to discover the new collection, it made for one of the better launch events I've attended.

The collection - displayed within cabinets furnished alongside the ever-so-recognisable Mario World backdrop - featured slip ons, sliders and authentic shoes in prints from The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario and Duck Hunt titles as well as NES pad motif SK8-Hi's which I'm certain will fly off the shelves.


In other glass topped tables, items were perfectly placed for an Instagrammable flat-lay showcasing the footwear surrounded by a variety of Nintendo trinkets.






Keeping the crowds further entertained was the ever popular photo booth, with attendees clutching their Nintendo themed cocktails whilst queuing to snap themselves sporting the iconic red Mario hat that was distributed upon arrival.

Playable consoles from the decades were set up throughout; from the current gen Wii U to the GameCube, Wii, Zappers for Duck Hunt and the iconic NES and SNES.


There was also a Mario Kart tournament that was commentated live which made for an interesting watch.


Most popular was a game of ring toss, where everyone was a winner ...and included some pretty generous prizes such as backpacks from the collaboration and skate decks should you be any good!


It was a busy, fun filled and enjoyable launch event. Big thanks to Vans and Nintendo for putting on a show worthy of the names involved.

You can shop the Vans X Nintendo collection here.

Win
Vans Off The Wall headphones and Vans X Nintendo canvas tote bag from the launch!

Simply complete the easy entry competition widget below.



a Rafflecopter giveaway

T&Cs: Competition closes midnight 3rd July 2016. Winner drawn at random via Rafflecopter widget upon verification of participants confirmed entry routes. False entries will be disqualified and will result in another winner being drawn. Winner has 14 days to respond, after which time another winner will be selected.

Best of luck!

146 comments:

  1. LEGO Marvel's Avengers at the mo!

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  2. Oh dear lord I need the Princess Peach ones! I'm loving how fashion and video games are intersecting so much these days, it's fun to literally wear my nerdiness on my sleeve! :)

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  3. Mario Party and Mario Kart are always fun but I do love Animal Crossing too...so hard to choose a favourite!

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  4. Im an old fashioned girl, I love Super Mario

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  5. Pokemon - especially Black and White 2.

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  6. I'll go with Super Mario Bros 3, but Tetris is close in the running. I remember getting both games for the original NES and having hours of fun (and obsessive frustration) with them.

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  7. For me it would have to be Mario Party as the whole family love that.

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  8. We still have an old Wii and my favourite game is House of the Dead Overload (rail shooter). Going old school it would have to be Super Mario Bros - I remember the days when there were no save files and the game had to be played all the way through in one go, ah nostalgia :D Rafflecopter entries are in my real name NIKKI HAYES, GFC follow in the name of Saetana, thanks for the lovely giveaway :o)

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  9. That would have to be Super Mario Bros 3 or Yoshi Island I used to play that for hours

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  10. Super mario bros is always a winner in our house my boys are like the mini mario bros!

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  11. super mario bros all day long

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  12. super mario bros all day long

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  13. Super Mario world :) I played that so so much on SNES as a kid and was so happy when I got my first ds and I could play the gameboy advance version, ahhh the nostalgia! So excited for this collab those are some sexy looking shoes!

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  14. My all-time favourite game remains Street Fighter II on SNES.

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  15. Legend of Zelda a link to the past, classic on SNES and also GB Advance which I played on the DS.

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  16. I would love princess peach ones!!

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  17. Super Mario Kart! The Original.

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  18. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

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  19. It got the be super mario world, I used to play it when I was a child and my children love it now

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  20. Got to be The Legend of Zelda for me!

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  21. I like the original Tetris!

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  22. My favourite Nintendo game of all time has to be Donkey Konga, I remember playing it for the first time round a friends house and it opened my eyes to Nintendo, years later I am still a Nintendo user, haven't looked back.

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  23. I absolutely love the princess peach vans so cute! My favourite nintendo game is the entire mario kart series!

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  24. the legend of zelda - I've completed it several times -live the spinning move !

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  25. Donkey Kong all the way!! <3

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  26. Pokemon ( all versions!!! )

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  27. ZELDA, soooo love this game. Never tire of it :)))

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  28. The Peach ones are SO cool, I need them in my life!

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  29. Has to be Mario Kart 8 on wii u

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  30. I love anything with Mario in it especially all the retro games :)

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  31. Super mario for sure. Lovely prize. Thanks for hosting a fantastic giveaway, fingers crossed xxx

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  32. Super Mario for me! (Kim Styles)

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  33. It has to be Super Mario!

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  34. Zelda Ocarina of Time, I love all the Zelda games x

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  35. For me I just love Animal Crossing New Leaf. I sit and play on it for hours :)

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  36. I really liked Arkanoid but think Bubble Bobble was my all time favourite! :) Lost days of my life to those two lol:)

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  37. I love the new Nintendo range!

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  38. Any of the Lego games, even though they frustrate me!

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  39. Super Mario Land 2 - on Game Boy!

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  40. The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  41. Super Mario!! I spent so much time playing on the nintendo and my gameboy!

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  42. Super Mario Party 4 on the old game cube! It was so much fun!

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  43. The old classic, Super Mario!!

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  44. Broken Sword - Shadow of the Templars!

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  45. Love Mario Kart, bak in the day used to love Diddy Kong Racing on my N64

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  46. Oh it has to be tetris, it really pulls you in, its so addictive.

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  47. Yoshi's Safari I was totally hooked, tot the point of getting rsi from the scope gun, such fun though :-)

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  49. Mario Kart, it's addictive

    Kirsty Fox

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