Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

Last week Nintendo released a series of publicity photos of Mario and Luigi celebrating Mario Kart 8 toys at McDonald's just in time for our weekly 'shop contest. The results are in, and I'm lovin' them.

There were so many strong contenders this week, from Mario at Blimpies (kind of) to the Last Supper to an entry by [A] I felt too uncomfortable about to choose and a rousing work of pure patriotism that inspired one commenter to write a song. To me you're all winners, except for those who lost.

As for who won this week, GiantBoyDetective's simple additions to the picture above had me giggling at that poor girl's fate all week. Sometimes it's the little things.

Here are all of this week's finalists, in order of imagined height.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

Dragon XVI — because I once did this with the Trix rabbit.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

Bob — because Sonic lol.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

ChosenCharacter — because damn that's inconvenient.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

Mazington — for the humanity.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

DethDonald — mainly because his handle sounds like the evil opposite of McDonald's.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

TheNix — because they got served.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

piegobbler — because I didn't specify.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

Arniejolt — we'll need to raise $17,000 for the reason.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

Brandon0151 — for being sequential about it.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

KBABZ — for masking around the flag this time.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

FazerGS — because screw water, yo.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

mac46 — for the amazing callback, and sounding like a Big Mac.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

marr0w — for taking it to step three.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

MrDeadScott — for that poor, poor man.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

JurassicBark — for staying forever in denial.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

ovencravers — because today I ate POISON.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

thelordofboxes — because ARRRGGHHHHHHHH!

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

MurmurringJoey — for the lingering nightmares.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

mulled0220 — because any lane, any time is my motto.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

Tynee — for making creepy box into even creepier box.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

Velthaertirden — awwwww.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

uscg_pa — for reminding me of the true spirit of 'shop contests.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

Cartoonivore — because this is probably a lot less creepy than I am making it out to be.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

NellChan — for the best gift of them all.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

Liniert — for keeping it simple and elegant.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

Ellen J Miller — for continuing a proud tradition of creepy food thieves.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

My Other Car Was The Other Woman — because if I have to live with this, so do all of you.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

Jezze cg — for the cool retro vibe.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

Ganonthegreat1 — because I thought they tasted funny.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

Justin C. Ferguson — for inspiring Ellen J. Miller's song, pasted here in its entirety.

When Thwomps come crashing down, and you shrink in size /

Ya' gotta grab a shroom, it don't help to hide /

If you hurt Yoshi, then you hurt my ride /

I gotta rescue Peach, this I can't abide /

I am a real American, fight for the rights of every fan /

I am a real American, fight for what's right, for extra lives!

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

Greg the Mad — for almost winning, if not for my weariness of Luigi's death stare.

...and of course...

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Mario At McDonald's: The Winners!

GiantBoyDetective — for the win!