Irish stamps honour gaming icons

Mario and Sonic take pride of place on An Post's new stamps

Mario and Sonic take pride of place on An Post’s new stamps

An Post has unveiled a new set of stamps dedicated to the most iconic games of Nintendo, Sega, Namco and Taito.

The new 68c ‘Game Icons’ series feature legendary mascots Mario and Sonic, as well as arcade classics Pac-Man and Space Invaders.

They were designed by graphic design firm Zinc Design Consultants and can be bought on in sets of four or more.

An Post says the four stamps are based on “probably the most iconic images of popular culture since the 1970s and lie at the heart of a multibillion dollar global industry”.

The stamps have gotten a solid reaction from Reddit’s gaming community – though over on r/Ireland, the designer felt the need to respond to comments on their “ugly” design.

Here are the four stamps in all their glory:

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