Real talk: We’ve all been there—perusing eBay at midnight, searching for a slew of ‘90s Furbys or OG Game Boys to save their perilous, forgotten existence from the grasp of the internet.
Attendees were lined up for hours to get their hands on limited-release Tamagotchis at San Diego Comic-Con, even waiting six hours and still coming up empty-handed. The demand for nostalgia-based merch, toys, and games is real—between the resurgence of classic merchandise and reboots of quintessential ‘90s TV shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed—the thirst to blissfully live in the past isn’t exactly a secret.
Sure, the Nintendo 3DS XL is fancy, colorful, and lets gamers do a whole lot more than Game Boy ever did, but does it have that clunky feel that takes you back to the days when you were rude to everyone while taking on the Empire with your trusty Game Boy?
Remember when Mom brought you cookies while you were watching Saturday cartoons with your Game Boy in hand? The Game Boy Cookie Mug is your mom now—it has a cookie slot. If cookies crumbs in your milk is your pet peeve, we also offer a color-changing mug. Or you could just get both. Both is good.
How many times have you gone to a place that only accepts cash and had to leave because we all ride or die by the little pieces of plastic in our wallets? Get back into the habit of carrying cash with the Game Boy Tin Money Box and save up for that vacation you’ve been dying to take for the last five years.
Alarm clocks are a long-forgotten art form, but how many times do you have to set your am alarm to pm in a sleep-deprived stupor before you realize that maybe physical is better? If we’re already hyping up the throwback with an alarm clock, it might as well be shaped like a Game Boy. And while we’re on a roll, a Game Boy watch is also a necessary blast from the past to prevent yourself from checking your phone every 35 seconds in a work meeting (we’ve all been there).
Speaking of work, if you don’t feel like paying ten dollars for a coffee at Starbucks, the Game Boy travel mug will fill your caffeine quota, but you’ll probably be late to work because at least ten people will stop you on the street to ask where you got the mug.
Between Pac-Man and Space Invaders Arcade Keychains and merchandise, Playstation-themed gifts, and VW mugs, Get all of your nostalgic whims to help get through the rest of 2018. Change is hard—amiright?
You can view our full range of 2018 Game Boy items, here.