There are days when you can’t help but think, y’know, maybe it’s time to take down the action figures and buy a tasteful cabinet to house all the gaming gear. Maybe get some window treatments and experience a coming of age in design.
I’ve got this boring black bag that my laptop came with, and now I think I’ve finally found a replacement. Maybe I’m stuck in the 80s, but I still think that Pac-Man and his ghostly pals are in fashion.
I just started playing Little Big Planet on my PS3, and while the built-in levels are truly a sight to behold, the really wondrous thing about the game is all of the community content that’s starting to surface.
I really think we need to start a new trend. Everyone needs to start wearing cufflinks again (did they ever?) At least that would give me a good excuse go around wearing these retro video game studs on my shirt sleeves.
Jakks Pacific has been cranking out a variety of arcade games you can play on your TV for several years now. But all of their arcade systems up until now included 4, maybe 5 games. Their most recent model, the Arcade Gold game system ups the ante by cramming 8 old school arcade games into a single package.
I’ve just found the perfect way to enhance your game room, or actually any room in your house needing a bit of fun, while at the same time saluting the salad days of gaming yore. Just peel and stick these terrific vinyl Pac-Man decals ($20) or Invaders decals ($45) from Sydney Etsy sellers vinylwalldesign up on your wall and start humming those theme songs every time you look at them.
You may not be into high fashion runway shows, the Spring/Summer 2009 Giles Deacon collection might change your mind. Most of the models wore giant Pac-Man characters on their heads!
Deacon also had the floor painted with imagery that could only be described as Capcom-tastic.
Let me set one thing straight here. The guys who designed this furniture clearly had no inspiration from any 1980s dot-munching arcade game. Nor does the name “Pouf-Man” have any similarity to the name “Pac-Man”. It’s all on the up-and-up, you see.
Stanley Wong and Tyler Russel have made a Pac-Man movie from the ghosts’ perspective that is quite a hilarious piece of filmmaking. If you are (or ever have been) a retro gaming geek, then you’ll probably want to spend the 5 minutes it takes to watch this.
Other than maybe one of those giant glitzy wresting belts, I can’t think of a more rockin’ thing to wear around your waist than one of these nifty retro video game belt buckles.
Handmade by artist Natalie Hutcheson (aka “HutchMe”), these metal buckles don imagery of famous icons of classic arcade games.
Check out this pocket game system which plays arcade games including Pac-Man and several other classic Namco games.
Created by modder Sam Thornley, the portable Pac-Man Mini console gets its brains from one of those Jakks Pacific Namco Arcade Classic systems, seamlessly melded with a tiny 2.5-inch LCD display and powered by a set of 4 rechargeable AA batteries for easy travel.
I just got invited to a formal wedding this Fall, and have been stymied as to what I would wear since it’s been about 15 years since I had to wear a tuxedo to anything. While I still might have to rent a tux and bow tie, at least I know what I’ll be wearing on my sleeves.
Looking for a great piece of art for the retro video game enthusiast in your life? Look no further than this lovely little Pac-Man cross stitch that recently found its way onto Etsy.
Technabob fave artist lostmitten has recently broken into the art of needlepoint, hand-stitching pixel-perfect scenes from classic video games like this one from everyone’s favorite dot-gobbler, Pac-Man.
I can’t decide if these Pac-Man skull caps are awesome or just weird. Let’s just go with awesomely weird. The colorful ghosts of video games past make yet another appearance, this time as crocheted hats.
Crafter ShadowsInTheNyte hand knits these goofy ghost hats to look like familiar video game characters.
These classic video game characters escaped out of the confines of their respective 8-bit homes, and have landed on kitchen appliances around the world.
Each of Spooons’ handmade refrigerator magnets features the pixel-perfect likeness of a retro gaming icons, carefully color-matched and precisely scaled to match the exact proportions of the originals.