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Retro Gaming Shadow Boxes

We’re not going to get all poetic about how awesome retro games are, just because it’s pretty obvious (if you’re above a certain age) that they are. And it’s not just about playing the games, but also the aesthetic that grips us. That’s why we like these amazing shadow boxes by Etsy seller GlitchArtwork. They’re very reasonably priced between $25 and $75, and some of the Super Nintendo ones even come with the cartridge in the display. With titles like Pong, Ghosts and Ghouls, Street Fighter II, Mega Man and more, you’ll be able to deck out your living space in style for very little money.

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3D Printed Space Invaders Rings

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Jewelry is great because it’s a blank canvas that allows you an infinite amount of ways to express yourself. Most people will opt for some kind of bling, sticking to the old tradition that jewelry should be a display of financial comfort, but if you don’t care about that, these 3D printed Space Invader Rings could be right up your alley. They’re made from plastic or silver, and cost anywhere between $15 and $99. Some metals include brass, bronze, steel, and silver, while plastic is plastic dammit. They’re available now.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Technabob ]

This $500 NES Was Inspired By Leica, Aims For Similar Craftsmanship

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You can get a simple emulator and run NES ROMs on pretty much any old machine. But the Analogue Nt isn’t any ole’ machine. It’s a super high-end gaming system that happens to only play NES cartridges. It’s crafted from a solid block of aluminum, and sells for $499. If you want HDMI output and hardware upscaling, that’ll be an extra $79, please. For that price you get a printed circuit board so lavishly designed that it costs four times as much as a regular PCB to produce.

It’s powered by original Ricoh CPU and PPU chips that have been salvaged from a batch of disused Famicom systems. The optional, internal HDMI adapter, meanwhile, is designed to optimize image quality on modern TVs — lead video hardware engineer Kevin Horton says it “upscales digitally, directly from the PPU and CPU. This means no lag and zero signal degradation.” There’s even a built-in scanline generator, if the resulting image is too clean for you.

Of course if you’re going to spend upwards of $500 on a retro gaming system, we imagine you’re a pretty big fan of retro gaming. Or you like finely crafted products in your household. Either way, you can pre-order now and expect to get your system by July of this year.

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Old School Blue Willow Plates Come Complete With Game Boy Graphics

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Grandma has these plates! Heck… everyone’s grandma has these plates. Only not quite these exact ones. See, this collection is designed to look just like the traditional Blue Willow plates you’ve seen, untouched, in your grandmother’s display cabinet for years, only it’s got a retro gaming twist. Called 8-bit Willow, they are adorned with scenes from Game Boy classics like Legend of Zelda or Pokemon, only in such a discrete way as to not disturb the classic Willow appearance. Created by UK artist Olly Moss, the plates are unfortunately not for sale nor does there appear to be any plans to make them so.

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This Toaster Is A Fully Functional Nintendo Console

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Modding consoles to fit into formats never intended by their initial manufacturers is nothing new, but Jarno Kotavuopio’s Nintendo Toaster is a thing of beauty and worth a quick mention. Yes, it’s fully functional and obviously you turn the console on by pressing the lever. Even the controller is modded with some LEDs, and he made cartridge covers that look like actual toast!

If you’re looking to buy this mod, or convince Jarno to make you one, it appears he “doesn’t have time” for that. Sadly.

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[ Jarno At DeviantART ] VIA [ ThatsNerdaLicious ]

LEGO Super Mario Bros. Floor Lamp Can Be Your For A Princely Sum

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Everything in life comes at a price. The price you pay for not having the patience or the skill to build a magnificent 27.5″ tall, and 10″ square Super Mario Bros. floor lamp is an outrageous $2,200(USD). And let’s be honest, you know that if you had that kind of disposable income, you’d be it yesterday. Right?

This is a Mario Brothers themed Lego light that can also be used to hold your keys, wallet, sunglasses, whatever. The lights are LEDs and they are operated by remote control. Via the remote you can turn the light on and off, change the color, turn the brightness up or down, and the lights have some color changing effects as well.

It’s made by Etsy seller PugsnLegos, who fortunately has other similar (but smaller) items for sale at more reasonable prices.

Hit the jump for lots more pictures and a video of the thing in action.

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