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Megaman Stained Glass Project: Hallelujah.

Megaman Stained Glass Project: Hallelujah.
No matter what your religion you belong to, you’ll be a believer in the church of 8-bit platform gaming once you see this brilliant work of stained glass art, based on the classic Megaman gaming franchise. Created by video game enthusiast / artist Gary in Cleveland, it was painstakingly assembled from numerous individually cut colored glass “pixels”. You can check out Gary’s complete photo set over on Flickr.

Ceramic Robots: Bite My Shiny Clay Ass

Ceramic Robots: Bite My Shiny Clay Ass
When you think of robots, you usually think of lumbering hunks of metal. Not these guys. These funky little ‘bots are made from clay instead of steel. Created by Italian street artist Enrico Bertorelli — better known as Pixel Pancho — the Boot I series is a limited-edition ceramic art piece that’s a great addition any robot junkie’s collection.
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Tetris Vinyl Wall Decals: Blocks Fall on Your Wall

Tetris Vinyl Wall Decals: Blocks Fall on Your Wall
Looking for a fun way to spruce up your gameroom? These fun Tetris block decals let you enjoy a life-sized version of the classic block puzzle game on your wall. Created by a Vancouver, BC graphic artist going by the moniker “Fame”, the set of vinyl stickers are perfect for any smooth surface.

Little Big Man: Robot Inside a Robot

Little Big Man: Robot Inside a Robot
What did the big robot say to the little robot? “Get in me belly!” At least that’s the way this amazing automaton works. The larger-than-life wood and metal robot features a tiny little robot inside its gut, and it looks like he’s the real brains of the operation. Little Big Man 2008 is the offspring of mechanical sculptor Nemo Gould, known for his incredible kinetic creations built from post-consumer junk.

Super Mario Afghan is Super Special

Super Mario Afghan is Super Special
I’ve been keeping my eyes on the work in progress for this impeccable Super Mario Brothers afghan throw, and I’m happy to report that the masterpiece is finally complete. It took North Carolina crafter Tracy Thomasson (aka ‘thomcatdesigns’) 71 days to crochet this beauty, featuring the likenesses of Mario, Koopa and a Goomba as they go about their everyday lives in the Mushroom Kingdom.

Bioshock Gets the Anime Treatment

Bioshock Gets the Anime Treatment
While Bioshock was one of the darkest and bone-chilling games I’ve ever played, this recent gamer fan art somehow manages to make those creepy Little Sisters just a little less imposing. This Anime Bioshock illustration by Shuugo envisions the little sisters with those bright Anime saucer eyes, making them look more curious than ominous.

NES Controller, Gameboy Swallow Nintendo Ds Lite

NES Controller, Gameboy Swallow Nintendo Ds Lite
These clever cases may look like retro Nintendo technology, but they’re actually designed to keep your spankin’ new Nintendo DS Lite safe and cosy. Artist janis13 creates these great classic Gameboy and NES Controller pouches which are just the right size for the DS Lite.

Tiny Super Nintendo Papercraft Goes Anywhere

Tiny Super Nintendo Papercraft Goes Anywhere
This amazing papercraft Super Nintendo system is so small that it’ll fit in the palm of your hand. Created by Chilean papercrafter ryo007, the teeny tiny SNES even include a pair of minuscule controllers and a set of game cartridges.

Pac-Man Quilt is Driving Me Crazy

Pac-Man Quilt is Driving Me Crazy
This retro arcade quilt makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The throw features the pixel-y likenesses of Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man and all of their ghostly pals (along with some delicious 8-bit cherries). Posted by s0choice over on the Craftster forums, the handmade quilt is one of my favorites in a long time.

Nintendo Memories Contest Winners Announced

Nintendo Memories Contest Winners Announced
Earlier this week, we wrapped up our Fondest Nintendo Memories Contest, which asked Technabob readers to share their favorite Nintendo moments of all time. I just finished tabulating the results in the old Bat-computer, and I’m happy to bring you the winning entries now. Grand Prize Winner Original Nintendo Mini Collage by Chris Lange Posted by Jack: “My brother and I used to play 2-player Super Mario Brothers when we were growing up.

Star Wars Amigurumi: the Jedi Get Stuffed

Star Wars Amigurumi: the Jedi Get Stuffed
Who says that Star Wars has to be all about manly things like lightsabers, Death Stars and Darth Vader? Why can’t it be about butterflies, puppies and playing with dolls? Crafter Sammi Resendes of Geek Central Station sure thinks that the classic sci-fi epic can be just as sweet as a roomful of cuddly kittens rolled in confectioners sugar.

Fun Sonic the Hedgehog Necklace Rules

Fun Sonic the Hedgehog Necklace Rules
Look at this playful shrinky plastic Sonic necklace from Etsy seller geekchicboutique. It’s very cool, but just because I have been charmed and distracted by it doesn’t mean I’ve forsaken my madcap Tetris obsession. I mean, even though the elusive gold rings Sonic loves to collect have been thoughtfully included here doesn’t mean I’ve lost my focus.

Rock Band Drum Kit Quieted by Crochet Covers

Rock Band Drum Kit Quieted by Crochet Covers
Is your Rock Band drumming keeping the neighbors awake all night long? Are they ready to call the police on you? If that’s the case, look no further than these soft and cozy crocheted covers designed to quiet your percussive emissions. Created Long Beach, CA textile artist FunkieFresh, the set of handmade covers ties around each of the game’s four drums and helps them keep them down to a dull roar.

Blythe Creates Plush Electronics

Blythe Creates Plush Electronics
Remember that oh-so-fun soft and squishy NES console? The talented crafter who made that great plush Nintendo is back with more plush gadgets, each sewn with amazing detail. Textile artist Blythe Church has just revealed a sneak preview of her latest creations which she’s preparing to show at her upcoming show “The Pitch of the Stitch”. Her latest collection of handsewn electronic gear includes an AM/FM radio, complete with soft batteries, a boom box, and an old rotary phone among others. If you happen to be anywhere near Halifax, Nova Scotia (current temperature: a balmy 19° F – yow) between April 11th and 27th, you can check them out in person at Argyle Fine Art Gallery.

Ipods and Iphones Get the Photoshop Treatment

Ipods and Iphones Get the Photoshop Treatment
What happens when the world’s most popular media players meet the art world? You get some awesomely great images mashing up some familiar scenes with iPhones and iPods. Photographer and digital artist Travis Hammond takes iconic photos and seamlessly integrates images of iPods and iPhones to create some really wonderful scenes. Whether its an iPhone holding court at The Last Supper, or Ralphie getting his mouth washed out with the chrome and glass beauty, there are plenty of gems in his collection. From Gumby to Indy, the images cleverly juxtapose the iconic cultural icons with these ubiquitous gadgets. Travis says he makes his Photoshopped images to address our relationship with technology.

Super Mario Bento Boxes Make Mouths Happy

Super Mario Bento Boxes Make Mouths Happy
A uniquely Japanese cultural phenomenon is Bento box lunches where the meal is dressed up with whimsical imagery so kids will be more inclined to eat their food. Check out this great example featuring the likeness of everyone’s favorite little Italian plumber, crafted entirely from edible items. From what I can tell, Mario’s face appears to be made out of some sort of lunch meat, while his bright red hat looks like it might be from radishes or other colorful root veggies.
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