Catch an extra 40 winks tonight by laying your head on some of these comfy Space Invaders pillows. Created as part of Taito’s Space Invaders 30th anniversary celebration, they’re perfect for the retro gaming geek who has everything.
Space Invaders is turning 30 and Taito is rocking the Space Invaders angle in everything possible. They are even turning HMV and LaForet stores into complete Space Invaders headquarters.
First of all, knowing that Space Invaders is 30 years old: how old does that make you feel?
In a not-too-obvious attempt to avoid a cease and desist letter from Taito’s copyright attorneys, these fun video game inspired lamps go by the nom de plume “Space Intruderz”, rather than the “Invaders” moniker more befitting these pixelated luminaires.
Taito Japan is revamping the Space Invaders franchise with a totally new twist on the classic gameplay. This time, you’re not on defense, instead you get to control the invaders yourself.
Space Invaders Get Even puts you in command up to 300 individual pixelated aliens using your Wii-mote and Nunchuk controllers.
Those iconic Space Invaders seem to be turning up everywhere these days. When I say everywhere, I mean everywhere — even in your underwear.
Yep, Ted Baker is making these invader-inspired drawers, perfect for keeping your junk in check.
Here’s a true fashion statement for the videogame lover who has it all. Going all out with the retro look, this jacket is emblazoned with hundreds of pixelated little alien dudes from the arcade classic, Space Invaders.
I don’t know why, but I really can’t resist anything with those fun-loving Space Invaders on them. Case in point, these new water bottles featuring those classic arcade critters. I’m really not sure what the connection is between space aliens and bottled H20, but what was the last time Japanese video game schwag made much sense?
Breaker, breaker, any of you got your ears on out there? This wacky invention out of Japan lets you use your cell phone like an old CB radio.
The Taito Transceiver hooks up to your mobile phone’s headset jack and lets you communicate with all the other truckers in your convoy.
Star Wars fans, here’s another fun R2-D2 inspired gadget to add to your collection. Japan’s Taito has created these multimedia speakers based on everybody’s favorite cylindrical droid.
Unlike their movie doppelgangers, each droid’s head flips open like a trashcan to reveal a speaker.
Leave it to Etsy to turn up with another great video game inspired piece of handywork. Here we’ve got a set of rocks glasses with some excellent etched Space Invaders on ’em.
They’re the perfect companion to those Pac-Man shot glasses you picked up a couple of weeks ago.
With cooler seasons just around the corner, here’s something to warm the cockles of your heart. It’s a hand knit Space Invaders sweater.
Kansas City crafter n2Imaginations hand makes these custom sweaters from acrylic yarn to keep you nice and toasty on those cold Winter nights.
I guess it doesn’t take much to amuse me these days. Pretty much put an image of Mario, Pac-man or the Space Invaders on anything handmade and I’ll bite. Today’s crafty goody is this felt mobile that pays tribute to Taito’s classic video game aliens.
Fans of the classic arcade shooter Space Invaders can now wear their pride on their shoulder with this travel bag.
The Rockza Space Invaders bag is made from black PVC with a long shoulder strap. It features a rainbow of invader bitmap images (complete with “scanlines”) that are more reminiscent of later full-color versions than of the original arcade classic.
The classic arcade paddle-ball game Arkanoid is getting updated for the Nintendo DS, and comes with a special bonus. Since the game would be virtually unplayable without the old paddle (potentiometer) control, Taito is including one.
Electronics enthusiast Jason Hickner has built this fun clock that uses a game of Space Invaders to display the current time.
To make his Space Invaders clock, he took a funky old Sony portable TV, combined with a circuit that generates the video to create the game.
Check out this retro door mat that features animated aliens inspired by the video game classic Space Invaders.
Created by the whimsical designers of La Tête Au Cube, the door mat has a flat green LED panel that animates a sequence of dancing invaders.