Be invincible just like Mario, with the invincibility star!

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Remember that cool Super Mario Bros. sound effects key-ring we told you about the other day. Well here’s something just as cool. It’s the Super Mario Bros Singing Glowing Star.

Now here’s the best part. Simply pat the back of it and it will play that iconic, and all so reassuring invincibility song from the Super Mario games. Oh how many times that cheery little star has saved me from those pesky Piranha plants.

But just as a side note, it doesn’t really give you powers of invincibility so don’t use it to confront dodgy folks loitering in alleys at night. Running into them with star in tow will probably have different repercussions than you might hope for.

Spotted at ThinkGeek.

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WORLD FIRST – New Star Trek character

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Well. You might not have thought it but at time of writing not one person has put this news up yet. We even thought it was a joke when the press release came through earlier today.

Below is text from a press release sent by a PR company in Ireland for Paramount. As far as we know it is not a joke and have even asked for confirmation of this.

“With all the buzz around the latest Star Trek movie, another star is rumoured to be making a cameo in the JJ Abrams film, due out in 2008. Joining the long list of big name stars who will be making an appearance in what looks set to be the biggest feature film of next year, is everyone’s favourites ogre, Shrek! The giant ogre has become so popular that the makers of the film felt they just couldn’t leave him out. With his slightly odd looks, Shrek will certainly fit into the ‘alien’ environment and will be heading off to a galaxy far, far away on his greatest adventure yet.

Shrek is no stranger to appearing in hit movies with 3 films already under his belt, including ‘Shrek The Third’ which is out now on DVD.

Pictured: John Cho (Sulu) and the newest Star Trek character – Shrek.”