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10/08/2016 08:48 pm ET

Calling All People Who Like Nintendo And Drinking

Do we have a Comic-Con booth for you!

Do you like drinking alcohol? Do you like playing Nintendo?

Oh, if only there were a way to combine your two greatest passions. Wait, don’t walk away ― I have pertinent information!

This is Ink Whiskey’s “Bartendo” booth at New York Comic-Con.

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Ink Whiskey LLC of Portland, Oregon, makes two things: 1) Nintendo-themed drinking paraphernalia, and 2) dreams come true.  

For “Entertainment Flask” inventor and company founder Matt Cornell, getting to this point has been a long, often-tough road ― but judging by how busy his booth at NYCC has been, it seems to have paid off.

Cornell had the idea to create flasks in the shape of Nintendo cartridges. A quick Google search revealed that the only similar products on the market at the time were pretty cheap attempts.

Yes, these are flasks:

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He set up a Kickstarter, in the early days of the fundraising site, and his idea took off.

 

A Nintendo cartridge flask parodying the classic game "Contra."
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A Nintendo cartridge flask parodying the classic game "Contra."

“It’s funny, as my wife was in the hospital giving birth to my son, I’m sitting there next to her on my phone and we’re making $6,000 a day toward the end of the Kickstarter,” Cornell said. “We were about 332 percent over our Kickstarter goal.”

Super Mario Bros. warp pipe shot glasses, when you need to warp quickly to a higher level of drunkenness.
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Super Mario Bros. warp pipe shot glasses, when you need to warp quickly to a higher level of drunkenness.

Cornell draws inspiration from people he meets ― and alcohol ― to come up with punny product names like “Castlevodka” and “Metal Beer.” 

“Basically, we sit down, bottle of scotch on the table, and just drink a bit,” he said. “Some of the better puns, like ‘Fine Ale Fantasy’ and ‘Kega Man,’ those were actually convention suggestions.”

Mega Man mega buster double pint glass.
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Mega Man mega buster double pint glass.

Cornell is always open to suggestions for new items, including a creative alcohol-related title for the game “Metroid,” which has stumped him for a while. 

Gimletroid? Forgetroid? (Hit them up if you think of something!)

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"Zelda" ice trays. These HyRULE.
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"Zelda" ice trays. These HyRULE.
The warp pipe shot glasses fit in the pint glasses, if you want to do bombs.
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The warp pipe shot glasses fit in the pint glasses, if you want to do bombs.
"Dunk Hunt" gun bottle openers.
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"Dunk Hunt" gun bottle openers.
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