The Fake Item Box is an item in Mario Kart games. There look like Item Boxes but are red and have an upsided down question mark. When collided into, red lines surround the character as his/her kart/bike flips. Fake Item Boxes are very common especially if you are in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd places. They can be tossed around. Fake Item Boxes, like Item Boxes, rotate until they are collided into. Unlike Item Boxes another does not appear when collided into. You can only get Fake Item Boxes through the Item Box. When you are struck with Lightning or a POW Block your Fake Item Box will drop where you were struck. A Fake Item Box does not flip the character who threw it. Instead red lines surround you and it is gone.