I grew up on these games, much like your parents did. Except they probably played better than i did. I have an especially morbid fascination with Donkey Kong, PacMan and Space Invaders toys.
Any drinking glasses or mugs to pour alcohol into works too, especially if it’s vintage.
Donkey Kong Jenga – $25 Barnes and Noble stores, usually Urban Outfitter stores and Amazon.com for right under $20, shipping included.
eBay search of DK/PM/SI Mugs
eBay search of DK/PM/SI Glasses:
Yes that’s what it’s officially called and no, i didn’t name it. If <i>I</i> did, it would be the “Kinky Sex-Toy Pretend Station Time Monitor” (In honor of bad Engrish).
Your life may be in shambles but at least your paperclips won’t be. That’s how the world works, you see.
$20 / Urban Outfitters
Nothing says ridiculous like a stupid cat toy. That’s why i’m happy someone has designed stylish recreation for once. SUCK UK, the best design team on the planet, created not only a tank but a fire truck that your cat can play in. Is he a soldier? Is he a fireman? Is he both? Does he really care what you just got for him?
$ Price Unknown / SUCK UK
From BoingBoing.com comes the best game ever, Gloom. Read on for the description:
“The object of the game, in fact, is to make your characters as miserable as you possibly can. Each player has a family, a group of characters that they then play event cards on…
The really interesting thing about Gloom is the story-telling aspect of game play. Though not required, when you play an event card such as “Terrified by Topiary,” you may explain how this event occurs. Each character develops as more and more event cards are placed on it, so the character’s life story becomes increasingly unfortunate and, well, abnormal.”
Reminds me of Edward Gory, though i don’t know why.
$18.00 / Amazon.com
Already Purchased by Me!
Kewpie dolls are cute, but partially autopsied Kewpies are just adorable. This one comes from Japan where little children are told by their parents that that’s what will happen to them if they don’t finish their cabbage and kimchee soup.
$6.00 / Strapyaworld
The best gift to give your brother’s kids is the one that resembles a live weapon. It’s especially funny to watch them point it to their heads and pull the trigger with glee.
Stuff like that is why i’m so normal now.
$30 / No-daya
Kung-Fu now comes in patchouli. And that stinks.
$24.99 / Wrapables.com
*Purchased* Thanks Bri!
This little bastard sits patiently on your bedside table waiting for you to wake up. Snooze once and it will cut you a break… snooze again and it goes bezerk jumping off your table while bumping into all your furniture with high-pitched shrieks.
You either have to get your ass out of bed and find it in order to turn it off or wait till it discovers a way to push your bookshelf on top of your head.
I’ve wanted one of these things the very first time i saw a photo of it in my folk’s Standard Distributors (remember them?) and Sears catalogs. Actually i lusted over it but sadly, never received one for Xmas.
Tomy felt my pain and decided to resurrect these bad boys which are faithful to the 1982 originals.
My neighbors are gonna love me. That’s good because i hate them.
$44.97 / Amazon.com
<Purchased> – Playing it is like going back in time to when i was 8 years old- and fortunately i still haven’t forgotten how to cheat. 🙂
The key to my happiness (drunken stupor) is this little doohickey. Yeah yeah, i know i said “doohickey”.
$9.99 / Perpetual Kid
<Purchased> I wish all keys could open bottles of booze.