YouTube of the Week: Racing Boxes, Tables, and Chairs Edition

A stop-motion, live-action homage to the Mario Kart games. My favorite part is how they make the invincible star effect- you just gotta see it. Also a guest appearance by a 40k army!

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  1. I like the part when he goes OVER the counter rather then around, classic stop-motion! That lack of music for the last half of the race seemed odd to me.

  2. I agree on both counts. I don’t know why the music cut out. Though it did make the invincibility music stand out more.

  3. I concur…

    That self-loading SNES made me miss the large stack of cartridges I used to have in the corner of my room…


  4. TheMainEvent says:

    God it must have been agonizing filming the star scenes with all the wardrobe changes.

  5. Yea, wardrobe changes are always agonizing with stop motion…

    I did a scene in stop motion where an orange had relations with a banana once…the wardrobe changes were absolutely dreadful…