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Tiny Star Trek TOS Captain’s Chair Replica Is Ready for Command

Tiny Star Trek TOS Captain’s Chair Replica Is Ready for Command
What do Captain Kirk’s butt and tribbles have in common? No not that. Get your head out of the gutter. The answer is that both have spent time on the starship Enterprise’s Captain’s chair. That chair is an iconic piece of sci-fi and now you can own a scaled-down replica…

Tiny Guitars are Finger Pluckin’ Insane

Tiny Guitars are Finger Pluckin’ Insane
I’ve tried playing the guitar on a few occasions in my life, but I always got frustrated with proper fret placement that I like to blame on my fat fingers rather than my lack of coordination. So when I saw these miniature guitar models from Japan, I realized that things…
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World’s Smallest Stretch Armstrong Is Our Kind of Fidget Toy

World’s Smallest Stretch Armstrong Is Our Kind of Fidget Toy
When I was a kid, I had one of those Stretch Armstrong toys. It was tons of fun until I decided that stretching it as far as my arms would go wasn’t enough, and I sliced it open with a pair of scissors. If you’ve never seen the disgusting goo…

1/4-Scale Pac-Man Arcade Machine Needs No Quarters

1/4-Scale Pac-Man Arcade Machine Needs No Quarters
The very first arcade game I ever played a sit-down console style Pac-Man game at a Pizza Hut, and it was awesome. I fed more quarters into arcade games than I care to admit. If you want some of that ’80s arcade nostalgia in your home or office, check this…

Micro Versions of Classic Consoles and Computers: Micro Machines

Micro Versions of Classic Consoles and Computers: Micro Machines
I’ve long contemplated starting a collection of vintage computers and video games, but I really don’t have the space, and my wife probably wouldn’t appreciate a bunch of extra junk in our already jampacked house. Thanks to the wonders of 3D printing, I might be able to fulfill my dream…

This Tiny Robot Bug Swims and Walk Underwater

This Tiny Robot Bug Swims and Walk Underwater
Harvard University researchers have been working on a miniature robot called the Harvard Ambulatory Microbot (HAMR) for a while now. The insect-inspired, waterproo microbot recently received an upgrade, and now it can swim and walk underwater – on land, too. While it’s not the most graceful looking robot on those…

These Tiny Cinder Blocks Let You Construct Buildings at Your Desk

These Tiny Cinder Blocks Let You Construct Buildings at Your Desk
Has work got you down? Is it too boring sitting at your cubicle, banging that keyboard and clicking that mouse all day long? I hear ya. Time to take a break and get creative. Mini Materials’ miniature cinder block building set is all you need to get a miniature construction…

Official SEGA Mega Drive (Genesis) Mini is Coming

Official SEGA Mega Drive (Genesis) Mini is Coming
Nintendo has had a lot of demand for their mini consoles, so now it is SEGA’s turn to take our money by hitting us right in the nostalgia. That said, the company has announced the Mega Drive Mini. For those unfamiliar with the name “Mega Drive,” That’s what was called…

Holy Whack-a-Molé: Check out this Working Mini Whack-a-Mole Game

Holy Whack-a-Molé: Check out this Working Mini Whack-a-Mole Game
You may or may not be aware of this, but there is an entire market for miniature dollhouse sized things of all kinds. You can buy tiny food for your dollhouse dinner table, arcade cabinets, and much more. Much of this stuff is scaled to use with action figures as…

Commodore 64 Mini Slated for Release in 2018

Commodore 64 Mini Slated for Release in 2018
Between the Nintendo Classic Mini, SNES Classic Mini, Atari Flashback, and Sega Mega Drive Classic, there’s a clear miniaturization trend when it comes to retro gaming systems. The next system to go in front of the shrink ray? The Commodore 64. The 1982 8-bit system is getting a mini version,…

Miniature Foosball Table Is Perfect for Dollhouse Dive Bars

Miniature Foosball Table Is Perfect for Dollhouse Dive Bars
Do you love to play foosball, but don’t have room in your house for a full-size table? Then check out this teensy version of the popular pub game that’s small enough to fit on a bookshelf or your desktop. This handcrafted mini foosball table comes from Victoria, Canada’s miniLAND, and…

SNES Classic Release Date Announced

SNES Classic Release Date Announced
So it looks like the rumors are true. Nintendo is getting ready to launch the SNES Classic, a miniature version of the original Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Now we have learned that the palm-sized system will be available on September 29th with 21 games built-in, including the never-released Star Fox…

DIY Working Mini Apple II Computer

DIY Working Mini Apple II Computer
Do you love the classic Apple II computer? Video game engineer Chris Larkin recently met up with the folks at Tested to show how he built a working miniature Apple II replica. This mini version of the classic computer emulates the full size one, but you can hold this one…

Tiny Arcade: World’s Smallest Playable Arcade Cabinets

Tiny Arcade: World’s Smallest Playable Arcade Cabinets
As a child of the ’80s, you can bet I love my arcade games. Traditionally, I prefer them on the big cabinets that used to consume my dollars back in the day. If you want something a bit (well a lot) smaller than those old school arcade machines, you can…

DIY Tiny Famicom Console: For Your ’80s-Themed Dollhouse

DIY Tiny Famicom Console: For Your ’80s-Themed Dollhouse
While the original Nintendo Entertainment System is pretty iconic here in the states, the Family Computer (aka “Famicom”) was where it was at in Japan back in the early 1980s. This classic gaming system is one that all serious Nintendo fans have in their collection. If you happen to be…

Q-Tip Crossbow: Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Swabs of War

Q-Tip Crossbow: Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Swabs of War
This Q-tip crossbow will allow you to beat the ear war drums and wage war on your friends’ and coworkers’ earwax from a safe distance. You could potentially deafen someone or clean their ears; it could go either way, but it’s what a friend does. Some assembly is required with…
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