Mall-lite 8: The Sharper Image (1) vs EB Games/GameStop (2)

Episode 11

26th March 2024

We’re onto the Mall-lite 8 and going though the stories of Macy’s and Vans. Which store will move on to the next round? It’s up to YOU!

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We’re wrapping up the Mall-lite 8 and going though the stories of The Sharper Image and EB Games/GameStop. Which store will move on to the next round? It’s up to YOU!

DadCore catalog The Sharper Image has dominated the Tech & Gifts region as the first seed. Did the now defunct store-turned-brand only make it this far due to a lucky bracket draw?

GameStop was the second seed in Fun & Games and makes it to the Mall-lite 8 after victories against KB Toys, The Disney Store and FYE. Will the gamers’ like/hate relationship with the store propel it to the Final Floor?

Wanna get involved? Find us on social media @maxfunhq and participate in our mall polls! But be quick, because votes close in 24 hours.

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About the show

MaxFun Presents is dedicated to stuff a little more behind the scenes and fun at Maximum Fun, a worker-owned podcast network. 

Join the staff of Maximum Fun as we argue over what makes the perfect mall store in our March Malldness bracket. Is it the iconic scent of a baked pretzel or cinnamon roll as you walk through the food court? Affordable ear piercings or blacklight band posters? Memories of an unsanctioned sports official checking if your shoe size is in the back or lounging in a massage chair after a long day of shopping?

Every episode pits two iconic mall brands head-to-head from regions like Department Stores, Food Court and “I’m just looking” to decide what deserves your vote in the March Malldness bracket. The winner will be announced during the MaxFunDrive Finale stream on Friday, March 29, 2024.


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