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.
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?
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 2.
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 in the palm of your hand.
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 get that with this tiny playable arcade kit.
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.
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.
Located in Hamburg, Germany, Miniatur Wunderland is the world’s largest model railway, occupying nearly 14,000 sq.ft. and inhabited by more than 200,000 Lilliputian citizens. Now we can check out its sights and details at our leisure, thanks to Google’s first ever mini-Street View.
Like Hero Forge, Imagine 3D Miniatures’ Mounted Heroes are an upcoming customizable miniature system based on 3D printing and a user-friendly configurator. While Hero Forge has more diverse characters and more importantly is already up and running, Mounted Heroes does have an ace up its sleeve: mounts.
A few years ago, we featured fan-made 3D printed replicas of some of the buildings in SimCity 2000. You can still download and print those designs, but if you don’t have access to a 3D printer, Ittyblox are nice alternatives.
A few years ago Takara Tomy released the PlayStation History Collection 1, which consists of scale models of the four original PlayStation variants. With the console celebrating its 20th birthday this year, Takara Tomy has released the second batch of the collection.
Filmmaker Andy Jarosz likes to make miniature sets in his spare time. He recently spoke with Game Informer to show off his latest work – a 1:26 scale replica of a set in Bioshock. Andy 3D printed the Little Sisters and the Gatherer’s Garden vending machine, but most of the pieces were made from “all manner of materials and tools.”
This miniature stargate was made by YouTube user TheEnchantedBeer, which is oddly enough, an item that I have been questing for over the years. It may just be a legend, but I’m sure it’s real, and one day I’m gonna drink it!