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Video Game Business Card Cases for Geeky Executives

Video Game Business Card Cases for Geeky Executives
These quirky business card holders come to us courtesy of Japan’s Banpresto. Each one features imagery from popular retro arcade or home video game systems. While the Famicom (NES) controller and Pac-Man business card cases have been available for a little while now, but they just recently rounded out the collection, adding the awesomely awesome 16-bit Sega Mega Drive (shown above) as well as some Space Invaders bedecked designs.

Namco Meet Zippo: Classic Arcade Game Lighters

Namco Meet Zippo: Classic Arcade Game Lighters
Having cut my gaming teeth on the classic Namco arcade games of the 1980s, I just had to give these new Namco 8-bit video game cigarette lighters a mention. Created in celebration of Pac-Man’s impending 30th birthday (boy, I feel old), these limited-edition series of Zippo lighters from Banpresto includes shiny, butane-filled versions of Pac-Man, Galaxian, Xevious and Dig Dug.
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Banpresto Fight Bell Alarm Clocks Are Ready to Rumble

Banpresto Fight Bell Alarm Clocks Are Ready to Rumble
If you’re into boxing or pro-wrestling, or just like to watch grown men beat the crap out of each other – here’s an alarm clock you might want to put by your bedside table.

Start a Fire With Style – Pac-Man Style

Start a Fire With Style – Pac-Man Style
If you have to have a lighter, it might as well be a Zippo… and if you have to have a Zippo, it might as well have Pac-Man on it. This is logic, people, born of science.

Banpresto Fruit Palette: Float Some LED Citrus in Your Bathtub

Banpresto Fruit Palette: Float Some LED Citrus in Your Bathtub
Apparently, the folks in Japan have some different ways of chilling out in the tub than what I’m familiar with. Banpresto Fruit Palette are light-up fake fruit that you float around your bathtub while you soak to help you let your mind drift.

Mario Floor Coverings for Fun Under Foot

Mario Floor Coverings for Fun Under Foot
Tired of the same old bare floors? Why not cover them up with a little Mario magic? These plush mats lay down on your floor and feature icons from the classic Super Mario Brothers series. Each squishy floor tile measures 40cm x 40cm (15.74 x 15.74″), and if you’re willing to spend some serious dough, you can cover your entire floor with ’em.

Nintendo Famicom Kleenex Cozy: Paper Mario, Literally

Nintendo Famicom Kleenex Cozy: Paper Mario, Literally
A perfect bathroom accessory to complement to those Mario Brothers air fresheners, this tissue box cover looks just like the original Japanese Nintendo Famicom console. The box slips over the top of a standard box of tissues, and dispenses them from the cartridge slot.

Piggy Bank Eats Coins for Lunch

Piggy Bank Eats Coins for Lunch
Actually, there are no pigs involved in this bank. Rather, just another case of a bizarre gadget from the streets of Japan. With its oddly misshapen wedge of of a head, Banpresto’s Face Bank is a rather disturbing looking device.

Super Mario Mushroom Guys Get Solar Powered

Super Mario Mushroom Guys Get Solar Powered
These wacky things out of Japan feature the likeness of Toad, the familiar mushroom character from the Super Mario games. The fun part is that these mushrooms wiggle back and forth when powered by the sun (or a desk lamp.)

Aquapict: Jellyfish Without the Sting

Aquapict: Jellyfish Without the Sting
This desktop aquarium lets you enjoy the beauty of some of earth’s most mysterious creatures from the comfort of your own home. The Banpresto Aquapict Jellyfish Aquarium features three amazingly real looking undersea critters (made from silicone,) and illuminates them with color-changing LEDs to give them an other-worldly glow.

Projector Lets You Moon Yourself

Projector Lets You Moon Yourself
This light projector casts an ever-changing animation of the phases of the moon onto your wall. The moon phase projector from Banpresto can project a 2 foot diameter moon image from about 6 feet away. The projector gradually changes between all of the lunar phases over the course of about an hour.

Mario Brothers Mice: Function Follows Form

Mario Brothers Mice: Function Follows Form
Here’s another fun product for all you Nintendo fanboys and girls. These Dot Design 2 Super Mario Brothers computer mice from Banpresto features popular bitmap characters from the popular game series. The mice come in two designs, one featuring Mario, and the other featuring a familiar Star shape.

Dangerbomb: Wake Up or Else

Dangerbomb: Wake Up or Else
Bring out your inner Jack Bauer with this alarm clock import from Japan. Once the DangerBomb’s alarm goes off, you’ll need to quickly disconnect one of three color-coded wires to prevent the DangerBomb from “exploding.” To keep you on your toes, the alarm will pick a random color coded wire that must be detached within a pre-set amount of time.
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