We couldn't be happier.
Mario Kart 8 is out tomorrow and we've been spending all week dreaming about jamming blue shells up our rivals' exhaust pipes.
Getting the game isn't just as simple as heading to your nearest gaming boutique at the week's end and forking over 45 greenbacks, though: there are two different versions of Mario Kart 8 on sale.
One is your standard copy of the game, complete with box, disc, Club Nintendo code (which you need to claim your free Wii U game) and not much else - though for most people, that'll be more than enough.
For the most dedicated of Nintendo fans there's also a special limited edition version, which comes in a bigger box and contains a blue shell statue.
If you still can't decide which version to get, we've managed to get our hands on one of the limited edition versions and have decided to show you exactly what you get inside it.
Come with us, dear reader, on a visual-literal journey through the Mario Kart 8 limited edition collector's box.
Here's what the limited edition box looks like, so if you're wandering slack-jawed around GAME without a clue what you're looking for, print this out and tape it to your forehead. A helpful shopkeep will know what you're looking for and sort you out with one.
As the top of the box helpfully points out, this is only a Wii U game. The logo has no doubt been placed here to prevent parents buying it for their children's Wii then realising it doesn't work, but we bet that happens anyway. We're the pessimistic type.
What lies inside this box? Is it the secrets of the universe? The soul of Marilyn Monroe? No, it's actually a copy of Mario Kart 8. Which is actually better. We only gave Marilyn's soul a 7 when we reviewed it years ago.
Obviously the most important thing you'll find in the box is the game itself. It should be sealed, so if you bought it 'new' and the seal's broken, run back to your shopkeep and grab them by the collar. Essentially, games should be treated like bottles of orange juice.
Here's the back of the box, written in no less than eight languages. In case you're American and this is blowing your mind, it's down to EU regulations, you see.
And here are those languages. English, German, French, um... I think that ones's Dutch, Spanish... eh, Spanish again, Italian and something with funny writing. Either Greek or Russian. Look, don't worry about it - it's got English and you can read this so you're good to go.
Here's the disc and the Club Nintendo code. Don't just line your bird cage with the latter like you usually do - don't forget that if you register the game on Club Nintendo using this code you'll then be able to download another full-price Wii U game, such as Zelda Wind Waker HD or The Wonderful 101, for the princely some of nothing pounds and nothing pence. We've done the exchange calculations for you: that works out as nothing Euros and nothing dollars.
Wii U games have digital manuals these days so there's no paper manual provided with Mario Kart 8. You do, however, get this quick guide which is useful for people who have never played a game in their lives.
Even more useful is a similar guide on the other side, showing people who have never seen a steering wheel before how they can be used to steer vehicles.
Never mind all that, though. This is what you came to see. This cardboard box of dreams, containing the most notorious item in Mario Kart history. And no, we're not referring to the sponge scourer, given to the loser when the deal was they had to wash the dishes.
Here's what you get in said box - the Blue Shell model itself, a base, a little plastic stand and another needless set of instructions which essentially amounts to "put the shell on the stand".
The stand's pretty nifty - it's made of plastic and has the Mario Kart 8 logo etched onto it, giving it the appearance of a fancy glass base. Nintendo, you cheeky chappies.
And here's the finished product, base and all. Just think - so many friendships and relationships have been cut short by this spiky blue sod. And now you have a real one, with actual spikes that do actually hurt a bit (trust me).
So there you have it: the limited edition version of Mario Kart 8. Naturally, we recommend the game no matter which version you get, but if you've got the extra cash we reckon you might as well splash out the limited edition one just so you can say you've got your own blue shell. After all, has that not been humankind's dream since time began? (UPDATE: We checked. It hasn't. But it's still nice.)