This sweatshirt that looks like an ugly Christmas sweater is full of Space Invaders. Pew pew pew! I’m giving her all she’s got captain. The phaser blasts are flying, but they just keep marching and getting closer and faster.
As a child of the ’80s, I can remember spending a plethora of quarters in the arcade every chance I got. The one thing most of the games seemed to have in common was that joystick with the big red ball on the end.
Screen print artist and 3D animator Olivier Marchand pays tribute to one of video gaming’s first hits by turning its 8-bit characters into parts of a mandala, a pattern often used to describe the wholeness of the universe or the impermanence of life.
Admit it. Sometimes, even when you’re in the bathroom, you’re thinking about how to get to the next level in a video game. And if that game happens to be Space Invaders, they can now join you in the loo while you sit and contemplate your strategy on the pot.
I love Space Invaders stuff, but there are probably plenty of people who would like its merchandise to be a bit more classy. Maybe a bit more old world. Well, for those fans, check out mudstuffing’s Etsy shop.
Let’s face it. No matter how many times you fire your laser cannon, you’re never getting rid of all of those Space Invaders. Heck, they’ve been around for 35 years, so don’t count on them going anywhere any time soon.
Just when I thought there were no more ways you could play Jenga, along comes another amusing mashup of the brick-stacking game with a classic video game.
This time, we have USAOpoly’s Jenga Space Invaders Collectors Edition.
I suppose you could put a Space Invaders mobile in any room you’d like, but if you’ve got a youngling in the nursery, then you’ll want to get them started right away on their path of geeky righteousness from the earliest age possible.
Get your laser cannons out, folks. The invaders have arrived in your kitchen and you need to start blasting away at them ASAP. But unless you’ve got a cannon that fires an anti-magnetic field – or one of those stainless steel fridges like mine that won’t hold onto a magnet to save its life – you’ll soon be in a world of hurt.
If you’ve been following Technabob for a while, you know I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Space Invaders, so when I saw that these guys were working on a chess set inspired by the classic arcade game, it put a big grin on my face.