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If there’s one thing Uniqlo has always been good at, it’s marrying pop and gaming culture with their T-shirts. And in conjunction with Nintendo’s 25th anniversary this year, the Japanese clothing retailer has unveiled its new Nintendo UT collection of T-shirts.

The new Nintendo collection consists of 25 winning designs from its Nintendo-themed Uniqlo T-shirt (UT) Grand Prix 2017 competition. The competition, which originally began in 2005, allows anyone regardless of age, gender or nationality to participate, and this year welcomed over 16,000 entries.

Participants created original T-shirt designs inspired by Nintendo’s iconic games and legendary characters, including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Animal Crossing, Star Fox, Kirby, Splatoon, and the Pokémon series.

For this year’s theme, the winning design featured a Mario motif and was designed by Takashi Kawazoe from Japan.

Grand Prize Winner Uniqlo Nintendo T-Shirt design 1
Grand Prize winner for the Uniqlo T-shirt (UT) Grand Prix 2017

The Second place design featured a Splatoon designed which was the creation of another Japanese designer, Shino Yamazaki.

Uniqlo 2017 Nintendo T SHirt competition 2nd place
2nd Place winner for the Uniqlo T-shirt (UT) Grand Prix 2017

For third place, the design had a Zelda theme and is the design of David Ricardo Flores Gomez, who also happens to be the first Mexican to be placed in any of the Uniqlo T-Shirt Grand Prix.

3rd Prize Winner Uniqlo Nintendo T-Shirt design
3rd Place winner for the Uniqlo T-shirt (UT) Grand Prix 2017

The new collection will be launched mid-May with options for men, women and kids. There will be a total of 31 designs, with 15 of them for men and eight each for women and children. As for the availability in the South East Asia region, they’re as follows:

Malaysia

Release date: 15 May 2017
Price: RM59.90 for men and women’s design, RM39.90 for kid’s design

The Philippines

Release Date: 15 May 2017
Price: 590 pesos for men and women’s design, 390 pesos for kid’s design

Thailand

Release Date: 15 May 2017
Price: 590 baht for men and women’s design, 390 baht for kid’s design

As for the other SEA countries, we’ve reached out to Uniqlo to get the confirmed released dates for each country so do stay tuned for our updates here. Check out our gallery below for all the designs that’ll be released.

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