NO SPACE FOR QUARTERS

Millions of years ago, if a geek wanted to play video games, they had to take a pocketful of quarters to the mall where darkened rooms filled with 6-foot-tall cabinets bleeped and blooped in glowing 8-bit goodness. We had to use our imaginations and believe that jagged white lines were massive hurtling asteroids, and that a triangle was your intrepid starship attempting to navigate the void.

That was our first introduction to Atari, and those amazing Centipede and Tempest cabinets convinced us that we needed a way to play without quarters – a way to play from the comfort of our own homes. Not only were the floors at home less sticky, but also it gave us time to commune with the games enough that we could find things like Warren Robinett’s Adventure Easter egg. Get rid of the quarters and remember a time when you had to use the A/V switcher to play your Atari 2600 with this wallet.

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Pitfall! Atari Cartridge Throw Blanket

The original Pitfall! was a blast to play, but the time limit of 20 minutes (while challenging) made us crave more! If only there was a way to blanket ourselves in that nostalgic joy for longer than 20 minutes.

Magic the Gathering Planeswalker Backpack

Wandering the magical realms can be exhausting, especially when you have to carry so many magical artifacts. We really need access to some sort of pocket dimension. That might be excessive though. Maybe something small and portable. Is there such a thing that exists? A device for holding things? Oh yeah. A bag!

X-Men Xavier Institute Crest Hat

So, you know how there are different X-Men teams? Obviously, the most powerful mutants go on the A Team, and then the next powerful group is the B Team, etc. Well, when we went to the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, they put us on the Z Team. We were the mutants who basically went to the institute to learn. And while the other students got costumes and access to jets… we got to study. At least we got this awesome hat though.