Etsy Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Etsy RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Didn't Get a Sprint Pokemon Badge? Show Off With This Trainer Merch Instead! https://www.gameskinny.com/hxoat/didnt-get-a-sprint-pokemon-badge-show-off-with-this-trainer-merch-instead https://www.gameskinny.com/hxoat/didnt-get-a-sprint-pokemon-badge-show-off-with-this-trainer-merch-instead Sun, 27 Aug 2017 13:12:13 -0400 adelgirl

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Pokemon Go! Bracelet 

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Price: $34.99
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If you want to truly show your love for Pokemon Go specifically, consider picking up these PGO bracelets. This bracelet can connect with the app via Bluetooth, and allows you to play the game even when the app isn't active on your phone. 

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When you come near a Pokemon, the button in the middle of the bracelet will glow. And when you press it, the watch will try to catch the Pokemon. You won't be able to do any spinning Pokeball tricks, but you will be able to discreetly catch 'em all without gluing your face to your phone. 

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Get this bracelet on Amazon.

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Did you get one of the exclusive trainer badges from the Sprint promotion? Or would you rather show off your love for the franchise with pieces of Pokemon merchandise like the one's we've collected in this list? Got any other suggestions for products that weren't included in this list? Let us know down in the comments!

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Z-Ring Toy 

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Price: $47.96
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If you want merch that comes straight out of Pokemon Sun and Moon, this Z Ring is a great choice. It can connect with the Sun and Moon games, so that pressing the gem in the actual ring will activate a Z-Move in-game. 

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This ring can also be used to make a costume based on the game's main characters, who adventure all over the Alola region in an effort to catch 'em all. Though you'll often find this product in brick-and-mortar stores like Toys-R-Us, they don't always come with the full set of Z Crystals. So ordering online is likely your best bet.

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Find this on TOMY's official website.

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Let's Find Pokemon Book 

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Price: $16.99
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If you are looking for a gift for a young child, the Let's Find Pokemon! book series is a great choice. I read these when I was young, and I loved them.

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It's similar to Where's Waldo, but with Pokemon. Every page offers a new scene where children can hunt down the different Pokemon. Additionally, every book has two hidden stories you can follow as you go through the different scenes. 

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Get this book on ThinkGeek.

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Team Skull Grunt Pikachu Plush 

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Price: $19.99
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There are many places you can purchase Pokemon plushies -- including the official online Pokemon Center store. This site is where most exclusive Pokemon plushies are sold. And if you like Pikachu, you'll find plenty of soft plush toys to your liking. 

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Whether it's Pikachu dressed up as another Pokemon or a villainous grunt (like the Team Skull Grunt Plush above), there's plenty of Pikachus and other plushes for you to pick up. 

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Get this plush on The Pokemon Center website.

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Starters Hoodie

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Price: $45.00
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If shirts aren't your thing, why not try a hoodie? This Pokemon hoodie comes from the website TeeFury, which boasts a large array of t-shirts and hoodies you can look through. For this hoodie in particular, you can choose one of four colors and pick whether you want the design on the front or the back. 

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Get this hoodie on TeeFury.

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Alola Shirt 

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Price: $29.50
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If you know where to look, you can find many Pokemon-themed shirts both online and in stores. And Redbubble is one awesome site to visit if you're looking for shirts like the one above. This specific shirt features the Pokemon Solgaleo, Lunala, Rowlett, Litten, and Popplio -- iconic Alolan Pokemon from the recent Sun and Moon games. 

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But if this shirt isn't quite your style, Redbubble has hundreds upon hundreds of other awesome Pokemon shirts -- so do some browsing until you find the one that's perfect for you! 

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Get this shirt on Redbubble.

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Bulbasaur Backpack 

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Price: $45.00 (plus S+H)
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One piece of Pokemon merch you can get is this Bulbasaur bulb backpack from Etsy. The backpack is made to order, and you can pick one of nine materials for the inside of the bag.

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If you chose Bulbasaur as your companion in the original Red and Blue games, or if you're just a big fan of Grass Pokemon, this is an excellent way to show off your fandom.

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Get this backpack on Etsy.

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All across America, select Sprint stores have been offering level badges to Pokemon Go players. Ranging from Level 10 to Level 40, these badges are a promotional way for trainers to show off their skills and flaunt how much progress they've made in the game. 

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But unfortunately, a lot of Sprint stores either aren't participating in the promotion, or have completely run out of badges already. If this is true for the Sprint store(s) in your area, don't fret! You might not get a level badge, but there are plenty of other ways you can show off your Pokemon prowess. 

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In the following slides, we've collected some of the coolest Pokemon merchandise you can pick up in lieu of a Sprint badge. Check it out!

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The Best Gamer Gear You Can Buy on Etsy Right Now https://www.gameskinny.com/y2he0/the-best-gamer-gear-you-can-buy-on-etsy-right-now https://www.gameskinny.com/y2he0/the-best-gamer-gear-you-can-buy-on-etsy-right-now Tue, 30 May 2017 15:05:43 -0400 Jerline Justo

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Bonus: Will You Be the Zelda To My Link?
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Price: $359
Where to Buy: Gold and Sliver Co

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Jino Vazquez, owner of GoldandSilverCo, designs various types of engagement rings, many with unique bands and dazzling jewels. Along with his other amazing designs, he created this Legend of Zelda themed ring that features the Hylian crest surround by a diamond. 

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If you or your significant other are ready to take the next step, this Legend of Zelda themed engagement ring is the way to take it. 

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There you have it! From Destiny themed clothing to Legend of Zelda inspired engagement rings, Etsy offers a lot more gamer gear that any player would hope to find.

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Even though there are thousands of products on Etsy for the gamer guy or gal, these items present the best gaming gear on the website. If you are looking to purchase something for yourself or as a gift, check these items out. 

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What kind of gamer gear have you purchased on Esty? Share it in the comments below!

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"Grow Up & Get a Life" T-shirt
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Price: $17.95
Where to Buy: TrendingShirts

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People love to speak their minds by wearing graphic T-shirts. If that happens to be you, you might want to buy this one from TrendingShirts. It's a design created with all gamers in mind -- those who both love games and humor. The red and green mushrooms from Nintendo's Mario pull the phrase together -- and the little angry mushrooms set the design off. 

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Assassin's Creed Bronze Locket
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Price: $10
Where to Buy: HazelWeiss

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Want to show your loyalty to the Assassins? You can hunt down Templars while wearing this bronze locket crafted by HazelWeiss. The locket’s detailed emblazing of the Assassin’s sigil makes it fitting for any Assassin’s Creed fan. You can also check out Hazel's other products, which include lockets from The Legend of Zelda and Game of Thrones.

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Transform Into a Pro Gamer
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Price: $14.99
Where to Buy: NerdvanaClothing

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E-sports athletes practice each and every day to improve their skills and take them to the next level. Although we all can’t be pros, NerdvanaClothing offers video game lovers the opportunity to look the part. Whether you want to feel like an athlete or support e-sports, this T-shirt’s red and yellow colors and logo fit anyone who appreciates competitive gaming. 

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Destiny Ghost Onesie
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Price: $14.95
Where to Buy: RayzGraphix6

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It's hard not to be excited about Destiny 2 after seeing the recently released trailer for the game. Instead of keeping that excitement to yourself, you can share it with the little baby relative or sibling in your life with this awesome onesie. RayzGraphix6 created this design for any little Destiny fan, presenting Ghost with the words, “Little Light.”

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Pokemon Red and Blue Knitted Hat
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Price: $35 
Where to Buy: Hatsbycharlotte

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As much as Pokemon fans love playing Pokemon Go and Pokemon Sun and Moon, they equally love to reminisce about Pokemon Red and Blue, with its retro design and sound. Hatsbycharlotte takes the design of the 8-bit Pokemon trainer and slaps it on a knitted hat, even taking note of the trainer’s hat and backpack. Not only does the design look on point, but it exudes Pokemon nostalgia. 

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Customers use Esty to find cool hand-made items all the time. Whether it's originally designed crafts or items inspired by movies, TV shows, or video games, Etsy is one of the only places on the web to find truly unique items. 

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From hats to jewelry to clothing, Etsy store owners create truly awesome gamer gear for players who want to show their passion for video games. Whether it's Final Fantasy or Minecraftthese gaming items will definitely make you feel stylish and ready to game.

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Without further ado, here are some Esty items created by talented artists that are definitely worth checking out, especially if you're on the hunt for some great gamer gear!

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9 Amazing Pieces of Overwatch Fan Art You Can Buy For Your Battle Station https://www.gameskinny.com/deiyo/9-amazing-pieces-of-overwatch-fan-art-you-can-buy-for-your-battle-station https://www.gameskinny.com/deiyo/9-amazing-pieces-of-overwatch-fan-art-you-can-buy-for-your-battle-station Wed, 17 May 2017 06:00:01 -0400 Jerline Justo

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Dad 76 on Duty!

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By riadoodles
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Remember how much we love the "Dad 76" headcanon that took over social media after Overwatch was first released? Well, let's bring it back to with this piece by riadoodles. She shows her love for the craze by creating this piece, where the ex-agent is calling Reaper for help while holding his kids, D.Va and McCree.

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Because of her simplistic yet adorable style, this rendition of Dad76 is sure to give Overwatch fans a smile. Fans can purchase this on her Redbubble store as either a poster or a phone case.

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There you have it! From College D.Va to Dad 76, these nine fan made prints will bring a sense of personality and sweet Overwatch flair to your room.

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So get out there heroes! Build up your battle station into something amazing.

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The Badass Talons

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By Alex Chow
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If you love the Talons, this print is just for you. Alex Chow uses her digital art skills in this piece to create a paint-wash style that outlines each Talon's features. With its coldish color scheme, he takes these villains and turns them into badass characters to satisfy every Talon fan.

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This piece is available at Chow's Etsy store, where you'll also find pieces that features other Overwatch heroes like Mei and McCree. 

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Reinhardt Wants You!

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By AstroBunny
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Need a push to win a match? Astrobunny replaces Uncle Sam with the indestructible Reinhardt to produce this piece, giving Overwatch players the motivation that they need to stick with the payload.

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The overall design is both funny and provoking for any gamer who's tired of preaching the gospel of staying on the payload. Fans can purchase this print at Astrobunny's Redbubble store, along with other designs and prints from other video games and pop culture references.

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"Sorry, Hanzo!" - From Overwatch Ladies

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By Rob Porter
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Some Overwatch fans just have that one Hero that they cannot stand -- and for Rob Porter, it's Hanzo.  But instead of purging his dislike through gameplay, he uses it artistically by showing off the Overwatch ladies as they take down Hanzo.

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Porter also mentions that this piece is inspired by a Capcom freelance artist named Bengus, whose style he somewhat imitated in order to create this amazing piece. If you want to buy this for yourself, you can purchase it at his Inprnt store.

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Down Time with D.Va.

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By Gloria Diianni
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If fans could get a glimpse of D.Va's room, Gloria Diianni imagines it would be like this -- decked out with posters of other Heroes' symbols, a South Korea flag, and the famous K-pop band 2NE1 on her walls. Diianni's pastel color schemes and angled art style makes this fan art pleasing to any D.Va's fans.

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Fans can purchase this print on her Inprnt store, as well as another piece that showcases Jinx from League of Legends. For more artwork by Dilanni, you can check out her blog.

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Which Class Are You?

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By Joan Chung
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Sometimes, fans just want a complete showcase of all the awesome Overwatch heroes. And using an edgy traditional Japanese art style, Joan Chung has produced a complete set of each Overwatch class tier -- offense, defense, tank, and support.

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Each piece shows off the characters' battle stance and personality in a uniform way. Free, loose lines and bright color streaks make this collection unique and eye-catching.

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This collection can be purchased individually or as a whole set on her Etsy store, where she also creates artbooks and acrylic charms from TV and anime shows. 

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A Widow's Kiss 

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By adrawer4ever
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Widowmaker may be a deadly sniper, but adrawer4ever's art piece brings out a softer side of this hero with a bubbly yet detailed art style. The teal and pinkish background creates a nightlife mood -- and with eyes like that Widowmaker fans can only adore and admire her.

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This print is available at adrawer4ever's Inprnt store for fans to purchase. You can also check out more of his artwork on Instagram.

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Eating With the Shimada Brothers 

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By mstrmagnolia
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Instead of watching these Shimada brothers fight, fans love to see these two heroes act like siblings. Mstrmagnolia brings their relationship to life by producing this piece with the brothers eating a traditional Japanese meal.

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Because this artist has captured Hanzo and Genji both in detail and personality, Overwatch fans can only smile as they look at this artwork. This piece can be purchased at mstrmagnolia's Inprnt store, where he also creates artwork for other games like Final Fantasy XV and Metal Gear Solid.  

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Defend the Payload!

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By Tom Furber
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Time for some action! This Overwatch piece features Winston, Mei, D.Va, Pharah, Mercy, and Widowmaker, all defending the payload against the opposing team. With Tom Furbur's comic book art style, fans can definitely feel the action pop out.

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Gamers can purchase this print at Furber's Inprnt store and check out his other work, which features Marvel superheroes and other video games, like Dishonored 2 and Mass Effect

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Angelic Mercy

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By ox-miruku from Animus Rhythm Illustration
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The savior of Overwatch  is looking as majestic as ever in this beautiful illustration. Ox-miruku, an artist from Animus Rhythm Illustration, created this Mercy art piece, showing off this support Hero's grace and beauty with the dark reddish background and a guardian-like pose. 

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Fans can purchase this illustration their Etsy store, which also features more merchandise from anime shows and other games, like Fire Emblem Awakening and Final Fantasy.

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Hey Overwatch fans -- are you moving into a college dorm, but don't have decorations to fill your space? Feel like your gaming den is lacking that little bit of personality it needs? Sounds like you should pick up some awesome fan-made art from your favorite arena shooter to spruce up your space.

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These pieces of artwork provide a sense of style and uniqueness that can satisfy your needs and make any room look awesome. These artists are flaunting their love for Overwatch, and fans can purchase these pieces on sites like Etsy, Redbubble, and Inprnt to share in that passion for colorful gunplay. 

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Wow Your Friends, with Gear from Linkitty https://www.gameskinny.com/r6s5u/wow-your-friends-with-gear-from-linkitty https://www.gameskinny.com/r6s5u/wow-your-friends-with-gear-from-linkitty Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:00:01 -0500 Glitchieetv

Looking for last minute presents for your loved ones? Maybe you just want to update your style with looks from your favorite games. Want to show off your love of coffee and video games in the morning? Linkitty on Etsy is the shop you need! Featuring a large inventory with a wide variety of items, there is something for everyone here.

Linkitty carries products featuring a plethora of games. Have a need to show off what role you main in League of LegendsShirts of all sizes are available. Want to cover your booty with a pokemon booty? Done. Cosplaying Chloe from Life is Strange? Her "Misfit Skull" tank is ready for purchase. The list goes on and on. From apparel to mouse pads, to coffee mugs, the amount of items is sure to please anyone. Take a look at a selection of items below for just a taste of what Linkitty has to offer.

Mini Poro Pillow
Pokemon Mimikyu and Pikachu Tank
Monster Hunter Felyne Coin Purse
Jane Doe T-Shirt

Didn't find what you were looking for in the shop? Linkitty also takes custom order requests! Perfect for gifting that hard to shop for person in your life or creating a custom shirt for a cosplay.

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These Video Game Artists Make Your Fandom Game Look Weak https://www.gameskinny.com/9ftub/these-video-game-artists-make-your-fandom-game-look-weak https://www.gameskinny.com/9ftub/these-video-game-artists-make-your-fandom-game-look-weak Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:00:02 -0500 Clayton Reisbeck

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RichaadEB
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I think it's safe to say that I have an unhealthy addiction to just about all things Undertale, and I think the biggest thing fueling that addiction is covers of the amazing music from the game, RichaadEB and the work he does on his YouTube channel.

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RichaadEB has made a series of metal covers of the big themes from Undertale, and they are earcandy.

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If you've been looking to get down on some damn good metal covers of really good video game music, look no further than the Determination album that RichaadEB did with an artist called Ace Waters. Do yourself a favor and check out his YouTube channel. And if you like what you hear, go pick up his album on his Bandcamp page.

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Crochet Otaku
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I think one of my favorite things to come out of the internet in recent years is Etsy. There's something special about getting something hand-crafted by someone that shares the same love that you do for something. Crochet Otaku is one of those people.

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Currently, her Etsy page doesn't have anything for sale but some of the work she has done in the past can be viewed. I never knew that I wanted a crocheted Slowpoke Tail, but now I know that I want a crocheted Slowpoke Tail.

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Pokemon Uranium
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By now, I'm sure everybody has heard of this game. If you haven't, Pokemon Uranium is a fan-made Pokemon game for PC using the same engine that the GameBoy Advance versions of the original games. Sadly, you can't get ahold of it anymore as Nintendo shut down the game and all official download links. But, if you were lucky enough to get ahold of the game before it was shut down, you'd know that this may be one of the best Pokemon titles you've ever played.

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I think the biggest place where Pokemon Uranium succeeds is the fact that it feels like a real Pokemon game. Everything about it feels familiar to the Pokemon series. The battle system remains the same, the exploration that we know and love from the original series is still here, everything that we know and love from that original series can be found in this game while adding some new features to make it feel fresh.

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Some of these new additions are new Pokemon types (such as the nuclear type) and blending of types for some completely new Pokemon that the developers created specifically for the game (such as a water/electric type). There are some of the Pokemon that we have already seen in previous iterations of the game but, these new Pokemon are fun to play with and feel like they belong in the world of Pokemon.

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While playing the game, I could feel the love of the original series that was poured into the game. This project was truly something special and it's sad that more people won't get to enjoy it.

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NightMargin
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I was actually introduced to this artist by my girlfriend when she bought a print of the piece you see above back from a convention. I have a soft spot for Undertale fan art, so I immediately fell in love with the piece. After looking up the rest of their work, I happen to adore NightMargin's style.

I think part of what draws me to their work is that it seems that indie games are their focus. Besides a lot of pieces based on Undertale, they have a lot of art based on Hyper Light Drifter, which I found to be absolutely fantastic.

If you want to check out more of NightMargin's work you can check out their Deviant Art page.

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Materia Collective
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I'm a firm believer that music charms the soul and when we're talking about some of the best fan-made music, Materia Collective should be something you all should know about. Materia Collective is a group of musicians that come together to make video game inspired music. Whether it's covers of the original music or remixes, these folks know what they're doing. They also have a wide range of musicians making music for them. I've heard everything from full orchestral arrangements to metal covers and even electronic pieces.

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Now let me tell you that I am a little biased as one of my favorite people in the world happens to be a musician with the Materia Collective. But outside of that, they are still a phenomenal group of musicians that you all should be aware of. If you want to hear more of what they have to offer, go check out their Bandcamp page.

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Fan art has become quite the business in the gaming world. Everywhere you look, new artists are always popping up with some type of great work. Just scrolling through a game's Reddit page is almost guaranteed to net you some good looking fan art.

But what about the ones who rise above the rest to go from zero to hero? This list is here to show off just a selection of different artists that make your fandom game look weak.

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Gift Guide for the eSports Lover in Your Life https://www.gameskinny.com/k3yrn/gift-guide-for-the-esports-lover-in-your-life https://www.gameskinny.com/k3yrn/gift-guide-for-the-esports-lover-in-your-life Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:00:01 -0500 Lampstradamus

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Buying for others may always be difficult but a gift is a gift.

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Whether you buy the cheapest gift or the priciest gift, as long as you put in some effort and buy thinking of the other person, they're sure to enjoy what you get them.

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Virtual Reality Headset
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Price: $20-$799

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Rating: 5/5

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Buy it on: Amazon

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A virtual reality headset can be a really expensive gift for an eSports lover, depending on what kind of headset you get. Now you may be wondering, "Why a VR headset?" Well, it's because in VR, you get an entirely different viewing experience.

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VIrtual reality lets you watch Twitch streams inside of a movie theater while still sitting in your small apartment. Many people do not have large spaces or the ability to purchase large televisions, so a VR headset is a nice alternative. Plus, it's just a rad gift to have! 

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Official Game-Related Merchandise
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Price: $9.99-$49.99

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Rating: 4/5

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Buy it on: Amazon

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Though fan-created and unofficial game merchandise might have a wider variety of gifts to choose from, you can't go wrong with official and professionally created merchandise.

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Official game merchandise for the games that your eSports fan loves will let them show their support for the game and the eSport itself.

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Fan-Created / Unofficial Merchandise
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Price: $1.99 - $29.99

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Rating: 4.5/5

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Buy it on: Etsy

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Some of the coolest merchandise for a game doesn't come from official sellers but from the fans. Many fans love the games they play and they have boundless creativity and skill to bring their love for the game to real life. 

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On Etsy you can find a variety of fan-created merchandise for most games that your eSports loving fan may love. There is always something for someone, you just gotta look hard enough.

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Team Apparel/Mechandise
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Price: $9.99-$64.99

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Rating: 4/5

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Buy it on: ESL Gaming 

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Like with sports fans, eSports fans also have teams that they love and follow. These fans take pride in the team that they follow and sometimes, they want to show off that pride. From T-shirts, to hoodies, to bags and posters, most teams have a great variety of items to choose from. You can buy things as cheap and simple as a keychain, or more expensive letterman jackets and headsets.

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These types of gifts are more personalized and focused toward the interest of the eSports lover. As long as you know what team they root for, you can't go wrong.

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Game Gift Cards for In-Game Items
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Price: $4.99-$49.99

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Rating: 4/5

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Buy it on: Amazon

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When it comes to many of the games that eSports lovers play, many of them have some form of in-game cosmetics or other in-game items to purchase. Whether it be League of Legends, Overwatch, Hearthstone or Counterstrike, each game has something that you can buy and gift to your eSports lover.

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These types of gifts are a good choice because it gives your eSports lover items in the game that they love. You can't go wrong with in-game items.

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With the holidays fast approaching, the conundrum of what to buy for your friends or loved ones is always present. There are many things that you could get, but it is always best to buy something that falls into the interest of that special someone.

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This guide focuses on those of us who have eSports lovers in our circle of family and friends. There might be many people out there who might know what to get for them, but there are many that might not. If you need some help, then this guide is here for you.

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Pixel Perfect Creator Spotlight with Madam Fandom https://www.gameskinny.com/h3lc7/pixel-perfect-creator-spotlight-with-madam-fandom https://www.gameskinny.com/h3lc7/pixel-perfect-creator-spotlight-with-madam-fandom Sun, 27 Nov 2016 16:04:37 -0500 Glitchieetv

Perler beads have made a comeback in recent times. Used to create pixel objects, many have hopped on the creator bandwagon. Madam Fandom has not only created many geeky perler items, but she has perfected the art. With a wide selection of products ranging from ornaments to zipper pulls to earrings, there is something for everyone. Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer or party favor? Madam Fandom should be the first place you look. 

Pokemon Party Favors
Super Mario Mobile
Zelda Treasure Chest Gift Box

The above products are just a sample of what Madam Fandom has to offer so make sure to check out their Etsy store. Will you be purchasing one of her handmade perler items this holiday season?

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Creator Spotlight: Show off Your Geek Pride with DeepFriedArt https://www.gameskinny.com/l6y43/creator-spotlight-show-off-your-geek-pride-with-deepfriedart https://www.gameskinny.com/l6y43/creator-spotlight-show-off-your-geek-pride-with-deepfriedart Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:00:02 -0500 Glitchieetv

DeepFriedArt has a plethora of T-shirts and other fashion designs available in their Etsy shop. Drawing from popular culture, video games and other sources, there is something for everyone in their collection of merchandise.

From Five Nights at Freddy's themed shirts to Pokemon Go phone cases, a wide variety of genres are covered by their products. Take a look at the selections below to get a feel for their merchandise. 

Yoshi Park Youth Shirt
Five Nights at Freddy's Poster Art Print
Team Valor Pokemon Go Inspired Phone Case
Undertale Flowey Unisex Adult Shirt

Check out their Etsy shop for the full selection of items available. Which is your favorite product? 

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Creator Spotlight: GamingJewelry https://www.gameskinny.com/uq57p/creator-spotlight-gamingjewelry https://www.gameskinny.com/uq57p/creator-spotlight-gamingjewelry Wed, 02 Nov 2016 10:00:01 -0400 Glitchieetv

This week's creator spotlight goes to GamingJewelry, which specializes in creating sterling silver pendants based off of video game weapons. Sterling silver has always been a staple when it comes to jewelry. Add in the aspect that the items are handmade and can be custom ordered and you have GamingJewelry.

They feature a variety of weapons from a variety of games such as League of Legends, CS: GOand DotA 2. Check out some of the products below and visit their Etsy store to request a custom piece.

The Eye Pendant - DotA 2 Inspired
Karambit Pendant - Counter-strike Inspired
Leona's Sword Pendant - League of Legends Inspired
Glaive Pendant - Warcraft Inspired

What's your favorite item of theirs?

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Creator Spotlight: Egyptianruin https://www.gameskinny.com/it15a/creator-spotlight-egyptianruin https://www.gameskinny.com/it15a/creator-spotlight-egyptianruin Thu, 27 Oct 2016 02:00:01 -0400 Glitchieetv

Egyptianruin, Owner of Cute 'N Kitschy

This week's creator spotlight goes to Egyptianruin, owner of Cute 'N Kitschy, an Etsy store filled with small items, often geek related. While there are more than just video game pieces in the shop, the work presented and the vast selection are what drew me to Egyptianruin's work. The items are handmade and range in size from smaller than a quarter to the size of the palm of their hand. The following selections are just a few of the products offered, so take a look at the shop for the full collection. 

Animal Cross New Leaf Charm Bracelet

Animal Crossing New Leaf has a large fan following. This small charm bracelet is customizable, with the purchaser choosing which characters to include. 

White Xbox 360 Controller Pendant

For the Xbox lovers, this white acrylic pendant is perfect. Modeled after the Xbox 360 controller, it is super recognizable, with all the pieces amazingly crafted.

Sans and Papyrus Undertale Earrings

Sans and Papyrus from indie game Undertale have a wide fan following. These earrings are super cute. Great as a present for the Undertale obsessed in your life or for yourself, show your appreciation of the skeleton brothers.

N64 Controller Pendant

Ahhh, the N64. An iconic, classic piece of gaming history. Wear the retro controller in a variety of colors, such as gray, blue and red. Again, perfectly constructed at such a small size, the craftsmanship is astounding.

With such mastery over the creation of tiny, geeky items, it is no wonder Egyptianruin has a successful Etsy shop. Check out the other items listed, purchase some custom items, and let her know we sent you.

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Treat yo'self to some Splatoon themed threads https://www.gameskinny.com/k16t1/treat-yoself-to-some-splatoon-themed-threads https://www.gameskinny.com/k16t1/treat-yoself-to-some-splatoon-themed-threads Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:36:18 -0400 Pip Simon

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If every day cosplay is more your style consider a Splatoon inkling hat. Get the most bang for your buck by purchasing from the seller NixeeNax who makes both boy and and girl inkling hats. For $28.00 you can choose the color and size.

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Etsy seller Pop Comet has created this appropriately colorful Splatoon themed print. This print is available on dresses, hoodies, t-shirts, leggings and other accessories. Many of the products are customizable and come in many different sizes. Check out this seller's work on their shop page

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You can find many Splatoon themed clothing on Red Bubble. Though this retro design is by far one my favorites. Like most Red Bubble products you can choose from a number of different styles of shirt. This shirt comes in both men and women's styles, and you can choose the color that you think best suits you.

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If Callie is more your style you can get her look with these bodycon dresses. These dresses are more fitted than the skater styles so you can show off your curves. The fabric is stretchy so you don't have to worry about it being uncomfortably tight. This dress comes in XS to 3XL and also retails for $39.99.

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Are you a fan of the Squid Sisters, Callie and Marie? Now you can get Marie's look with these skater dresses by Much Needed Merch. They are made or a polymide and lycra material making the soft and light. These dresses come in XS - 3XL and retail for $39.99.

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Splatoon has become wildly popular. With beautiful and vibrant colors, it's no surprise that artists are making fashionable clothing based on the game. Here are some of my favorite designs I've found so far. 

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Add pops, or should I say splats, of color to your wardrobe with these sweet designs.

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For those of you more interested in a full on Splatoon cosplay be sure to check out my tutorial.

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10 Pokemon collectibles you can get everyday use out of https://www.gameskinny.com/15hvb/10-pokemon-collectibles-you-can-get-everyday-use-out-of https://www.gameskinny.com/15hvb/10-pokemon-collectibles-you-can-get-everyday-use-out-of Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:03:08 -0400 SwordandSorcery

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What are some of the coolest (and most practical) pieces of gamer gear you have come across? Know of any better Pokémon gear that should have been included? Let us know in the comments!

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ShroudofShadows. (2009). All My Pokémon Plushies [Online image].  Retrieved June 24, 2015.

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Large Wailord Pillow Plush

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I sleep in a zoo of plush animals, and I know some other people who love them, so this Wailord plushie (which is over 2 feet long, by the way) called out to me. Made of fleece, and stuffed with Poly-fil, it sounds wonderful to snuggle with or lie on as a pillow. Children would probably love to have this as their cuddle buddy!

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Given this Wailord is both hand and machine sewn by one person, he is a little pricey. He is available for pre-order at SmileAndLead's shop on Etsy for $100.00, and can be made in shiny form or customized to be even larger!

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Minky Pokemon Ball Bean Bag Chair

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Beanbag chairs are not for everyone, but they are nice to have when there are friends around and you need some extra chairs or pillows for people to relax on. And what better to show off your love of Pokémon than a Pokéball beanbag chair? The great part is it is made out of minky, a fabric that is typically used for baby blankets because it is very soft and thick.

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A Snorlax would be cool, too, but the only one I could find was both out of stock and well out of most peoples' price range. This chair is also not cheap, but is for sale at bluemonkeystyle's store on Etsy for $75.00.

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Poke-phones Hand Painted Pokéball Headphones

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For music-lovers who also love Pokémon, this set of hand painted Phillips SHP1900 headphones may do the trick. They can be customized to be any Pokéball, and are painted over with varnish.

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These headphones are available at ketchupize's Etsy shop for about $70.00.

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Oak Research Kanto Black and Fire Red Full Zip Hoodie

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You finished your Pokédex, right? Even with the current trading options it is still quite a feat to Catch 'em All. In Generation I, it was a real challenge - given you had to know someone with a game and a wire to connect your two systems. This hoodie might remind you of the "good old days" in the Kanto region, when there were only 151 (or 386 in Gen III) Pokémon to worry about.

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The Oak Research Kanto hoodie is available from Player1clothing's shop on Etsy for $40.32.

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Pokémon Eeveelution Umbrella

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Being unfortunately obsessed with "Eeveelutions" myself, I had to include something that showed off the creatures. This umbrella does that perfectly, and is suitable for most rain (unless you live in the Midwest USA where heavy rain flies sideways in high winds, then the umbrella will probably turn inside out). This is certainly a nice alternative to some of the less exciting umbrellas I have seen out there.

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The Eeveelution umbrella is available from Rosewine's shop on Etsy, for $38.00.

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Pokémon Charmander Handmade Hat

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I will admit to having the Bulbasaur version of this hat, and I wear it around college all the time, without a second glance from anybody. The hats might be a little more fitting for a child, but at some point or another people usually stop caring that you are older and you like Pokémon. The hats are made of polar fleece, which means they are good in cold weather as long as it is not too windy.

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The Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle versions of this hat are available at riomccarthy's shop on Etsy, for $25.00 apiece (although there are some other versions, such as a Rattata and Froakie).

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Pokémon Starter + Pikachu Etched Shot Glass Set of 4

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These hand-etched shot glasses by CustomShot are sadly not colored as they are in this picture (this is an effect from water and food coloring), but they are still lovely works of art that can be displayed or used as a normal shot glass would.

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The shot glasses are available at CustomShot's shop on Etsy for $24.00, though you can also request custom-made ones individually for $5.00-$10.00 apiece.

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Aegislash Scarf

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If you have ever wanted to snatch that scarf from an Aegislash and wear it as an accessory or protection from the cold, here is your chance. RinalasCrafts has this scarf in both normal and shiny forms (instead of purple the swirl is yellow). This is bound to get some use in colder climates, especially during the fall and winter. Also, the scarf is undeniably cool looking.

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The Aegislash Scarf can be found at RinalasCrafts on Etsy for $16.00.

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Pokémon Soap with Pokémon Toys in the Middle

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This is a bit more of a fun thing for kids. But if you are at the age when you have children and you are introducing them to games like Pokémon, soap shaped like Pokéballs with Pokémon figurines in the middle are the perfect incentive not to avoid bath time. Who knows, the kids might even enjoy their bath! Plus, the soap apparently smells pretty good.

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The Pokéball soap can be found at InnerSunSoap on Etsy for $11.00 apiece.

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Kawaii Jigglypuff Post Earrings

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Admittedly, few men are likely to wear these adorable earrings from AlexsMisfitToys on Etsy. But there are just as many girl gamers out there, and Jigglypuff is pretty funny, especially when she uncaps her marker microphone and draws all over peoples' faces.

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How could such an innocent, cute face be so incredibly ill-tempered, but hilarious all at once? Regardless of how pink and sweet looking Jigglypuff is, she is still pretty awesome.

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These earrings are available from AlexsMisfitToys shop on Etsy for $6.50. 

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Lots of people enjoy collecting gear based off their favorite games. However, a lot of items, such as cosplay props, do not have practical uses afterwards - other than sitting on a shelf and collecting dust.

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These 10 fan made Pokémon items have more practical everyday uses:

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5 Etsy shops to indulge your inner gamer https://www.gameskinny.com/wqq37/5-etsy-shops-to-indulge-your-inner-gamer https://www.gameskinny.com/wqq37/5-etsy-shops-to-indulge-your-inner-gamer Sun, 21 Jun 2015 15:44:53 -0400 girlwonder

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Pixology

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From Dead Space to Mario Kart, Pixology has the minimal prints you've been looking for. Pixology takes iconic symbols from video games and creates minimalist art for fans. Each piece has the game name printed at the bottom in plain fine print. Pictured above is the Mario Kart-inspired print 11x17, for $20.

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Do you know of any other Etsy shops that sell nerdtastic goodies? Let us know in the comments below!

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Digitalsoaps

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It's time to clean those cartridges. Just follow these simple steps:

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  1. Pick up cartridge
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Voila! That's right, I said water. Digitalsoaps creates parodies of famous old-school games in the form of soap. The titles have punny little names that add to the appeal. For example, Tetris is changed to Wetris, and Pokemon to Soapemon.

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Their soaps range from cartridges to controllers. Order your favorite form of geeky soap and surprise your house guests with these realistic remakes. The prices range from $14-$20.

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WiredLifeShop

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The WiredLifeShop creates handmade video game-related pillows to geek up your home. Though it's mostly Zelda-related pillows, the shop also includes pillows inspired by Pokemon and League of Legends. Pictured is the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Owl Video Game Pillow for $35! 

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At the Drive In

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Welcome to the wonderful world of dictionary prints. At the Drive In recycles old dictionary pages and reprints them with colorful prints inspired by video games, anime, and pop culture.

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Fun fact: you can even request a specific word you want to have featured in the background to make the print even more special. For example, are you gettings an 8-bit heart printed? Request to get the word heart, love or even life featured in the back, and the artist will do their best to make it work! Featured above is The Legend of Zelda Link Dictionary Art, for $5.

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Captain's Print Shop

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Looking for prints? Captain's Print Shop has you covered! This shop offers prints inspired by video games, movies and TV shows. Featured above is the Fallout 11x17 print for $20. This shop has prints for titles like Bioshock, Pokemon, Destiny, and more. Mostly minimalist, these gamer art pieces will be a fun edition to your game room.

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Looking to treat your inner gamer with some sweet new gear? Well, look no further! Etsy is always my go-to marketplace for unique finds. I've made a list of my favorite shops that have game-inspired swag.

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Whether you're looking to treat yourself or a friend, these shops will definitely be your new-found heaven. There are loads of prints and accessories coming your way. I hope your body (and wallet) is ready. 

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5 Etsy Galleries Full of Nerdy Glory https://www.gameskinny.com/19q6m/5-etsy-galleries-full-of-nerdy-glory https://www.gameskinny.com/19q6m/5-etsy-galleries-full-of-nerdy-glory Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:52:33 -0400 Danielle Marie

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PuppyBaoCreations

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You can never go wrong with more shot glasses.

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Especially shot glasses advertising the Harry Potter houses, League of Legends champions, Pokemon, Avatar: the Last Airbender and more. If you were skeptical about any of these stores carrying the perfect gift for yourself or anyone else, this should be the store to drive it home.

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TrinketySlot

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Cute Handmade Charms
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Looking for the perfect little gift for your nerdy boyfriend or girlfriend? What's a better way to put that personalized touch on a present than a keychain or necklace from his/her favorite game?

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If you're looking for something even more romantic, TrinketySlot features best friend necklaces that are cut in half. These include Pokeballs, Masterballs, and other 8-bit novelties.

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ColorInk

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Buy 2 and get 3rd print for FREE!
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League of Legends and anime fans alike will be drooling over these professional looking prints.

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With watercolor digital illustrations displaying characters from an array of anime shows such as Bleach, Sword Art Online, and more! ColorInk recently added paintings from the popular MOBA, League of Legends. For only $20, these prints are a steal!

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TejninsCosCreations

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Bringing reality to your Imagination!
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This talented seamstress, going by the name of Tejnin, flaunts a store full of cosplay props, costume pieces and these incredible bikinis.

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While the guys might be turning their noses up, remember that these would make for a very special gift for a very special lady.

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Pharafax Prints

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Who wants to play video games?
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Do you like League of Legends? Do you like great design? Then this is the store for you!

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Pharafax Prints has the highest quality prints, posters, and mousepads featuring our favorite characters from League of Legends, Guild Wars 2, and more. The designs are beautiful and their products are pretty cheap!

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Most Expensive Gaming Desks https://www.gameskinny.com/88ytc/most-expensive-gaming-desks https://www.gameskinny.com/88ytc/most-expensive-gaming-desks Mon, 03 Mar 2014 04:42:16 -0500 Amanda Wallace

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Maybe you're not a PC gamer, but prefer to kick-it old school? Well then, look no further than this Pacman-themed, 16 game cocktail cabinet. 

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Perfect for those situations where you want to destroy your friends and family in Pacman, and have a nice drink as well, this arcade cabinet is a fine addition to any gamer home. 

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You can find it at Frontgate for $3499.

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What are your favorite gamer desks? 

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Why bother with aviator inspired, though, when you can just get a desk made out of an actual B-52 Bomber wing? 

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This beautiful piece of executive furnishings is crafted by Motoart out of a honest-to-goodness aircraft wing, and features all of the mechanics of the once proud bomber. 

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So exclusive, the aircraft wing desk does not have an officially listed price, though you can check out more pictures on the Motoart site

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Designed to evoke World War II era fighter planes, this is elegant and badass simultaneously. And you really have to pair it with that chair. 

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The Aviator Wing Desk is a classy addition to your living situation, as well as being a fantastic way to showcase your gaming PC. 

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You can pick this up from Restoration Hardware for $1950. 

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"Inspired by the nose cones and fuselages of mid-20th century aircraft" 

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Smooth, but riveted. Tough but elegant. This desk is exactly the kind of statement piece on which to set your Alienware desktop. It's a great juxtaposition from the sleek science fiction lines of a well made custom-PC to a old school fighter jet desk.

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You can check out this desk at Restoration Hardware for $1695 (and there's even a rolling secretary version of this design) 

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Keep it simple and natural with this beautiful, handmade desk from Taylor Donsker Design. The top is a slab of naturally fallen Claro Walnut, with a black patina'd metal base. 

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Really, this is the kind of piece that elevates an entire room. So, perfect for the PC master race. 

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You can check out more on the Taylor Donsker Design Etsy page. This desk is priced at $4,200. 

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Like to make it look like you're operating a Silicon valley start-up? Prefer a standing desk to the traditional seated one? Look no further than this sturdy, butcher-block and steel pipe standing desk. 

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Elegant and simple, you can pick up this butcher block desk from Etsy seller SoilandOak for $650. 

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Everyone says high-end, but rarely do they get classy. 

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This is the Mayfair Steamer Trunk Secretary, and IT CLOSES. With those casters, it (meaning your gaming desktop, large monitor and all of the accessories) are completely portable. 

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Need to go to a LAN party? Why not pack up your Steamer Trunk and go? Stylish, large-and-in-charge, as well as being top-of-the-line? What's not to like? 

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You can pick up this beauty from Restoration Hardware for $2885. 

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After long hours gaming, maybe you want to stand up and stretch. But you can't just stand up for a break in the middle of a round of League of Legends. In that case, take a look at Combine 9's electronic height-adjusting desk. 

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This desk has a great deal of style, designed after older bridges and can feature reclaimed wood on the table top. But as well as a unique aesthetic, it's also functional, able to change heights with 800 pounds on top (so it should be able to last if your dumb friend tries to jump on top of it while it's moving). 

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You can check out this and more desks at Lee Cowen's Etsy shop. This desk is priced at $3,480. 

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For starters, something on the lower end of the price point. 

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This gunmetal grey with diamond plate is a bit gaming retro (it is definitely a throw back to nineties gamer sensibilities) but it's overall sleek look and understated lines speak to the professional nature of it's construction. 

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Also, check out that two-person bench? The table is technically designed for a console, but would work just as well for your PC set-up. 

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You can find this on Amazon for $463. 

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You're a member of the PC-Master Race. You have a custom built PC, ready with the graphics set up and processors you need to make sure that you can run Battlefield 4 or any current game on the highest settings with no problem. 

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Do you take that home and put it on your IKEA desk? No. This is not the time for puny, build your own desks. This is the time for fine hardware, for elevating your gaming experience above that of the traditional glass-topped modern creation. 

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This list has some of the finest, most expensive desks tailored for your gaming experience. 

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The Gamer Gift Guide: Gifts for the Girly Gamer https://www.gameskinny.com/py58m/the-gamer-gift-guide-gifts-for-the-girly-gamer https://www.gameskinny.com/py58m/the-gamer-gift-guide-gifts-for-the-girly-gamer Thu, 19 Dec 2013 04:59:03 -0500 Amanda Wallace

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There are a wide variety of controller mods available for Microsoft and Playstation consoles. The DIY kits can be a bit more reasonably priced, but a well built, custom controller can set you back between $80-150. 

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If you're looking for a large selection of modified controllers, a great place to look is Evil Controllers. They have a "Girl Gamer' bundle, as well as a vast selection of feminine themed controllers

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What are your frilly, girly gamer gift ideas? Share them in the comments below. 

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Console skins can also be a great way to go. For a wide variety of consoles and phones, there's always the site Decal Girl, which offers a vast array of skins -- including a set of Disney princesses, and my personal favorite, this Ariel skin

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You can shop Decal Girl here

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Nerdy cosmetics! Previously featured on Gameskinny, Geek Chic Cosmetics makes vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free loose mineral eyeshadows, foundations and blushes -- inspired by geeky obsessions.

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For the gamer, they have a wide variety of inspired products, including Mass Effect inspired eyeshadows. 

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You can check out their online shop here

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So your girl gamer is a huge fan of League of Legends? For a LoL player, there's probably no better gift than Riot Points. 

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Riot Points are one of the two in game currencies in League, and allow you to buy skins like the one above (Popstar Ahri). 

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You can buy Riot Points at your neighborhood game store, through League of Legends itself, or at Amazon.

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Game themed jewelry can also be a great gift. Places like Etsy are full of great handmade jewelry options, including this Piece of Heart Zelda necklace from Etsy seller Pendant Crafts. 

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You can check this necklace out at this Etsy store

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If your giftee is both an awesome gamer and say, a baker or cook, then consider a pretty awesome handmade apron, like the ones from Etsy seller darkballoons.

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She sells a variety of pink and frilly gamer related aprons, including this Princess Peach apron, Princess Daisy, Kirby, and Princess Zelda, as well as some less pink varieties. You can check out her Etsy store here

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While there are some really great (and more intensive) customization kits for most standard controllers that we'll go over later, the simplest route is to just buy a pink controller. 

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With a controller, almost always buy from the company. Due to a variety of hardware patents, buying an official controller is usually the way to go. There are a couple of manufacturers of decent off-brand controllers, but it's usually better to bet on the official ones. 

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Pink controllers are available for just about every older console, including Xbox 360 (pictured above), PS3, and Wii. Pink versions of the current gen consoles controllers don't appear to be out yet. 

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Not every gal likes that touch of pink, but for some girl gamers, they really want that spark of femininity on their gaming gear. For some women, there's nothing wrong with a little bit of pink. 

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Treat your favorite gamer this holiday season with these great pink-themed gamer gifts. 

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Best Subtle Geek Wear https://www.gameskinny.com/8fxt3/best-subtle-geek-wear https://www.gameskinny.com/8fxt3/best-subtle-geek-wear Sun, 15 Sep 2013 14:57:24 -0400 Amanda Wallace

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7: Nathan Drake Leather Cuff Watch -- Matara Design 

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Nathan Drake, in the Uncharted Series has a distinctive look. One of the aspects of this look is the leather cuff watch he sports in all three games. 

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With it's distinctive design and understated details, it's a great piece to add to a geek wardrobe. 

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You can buy it here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/109230086/

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6: Zelda Green Urban Slouch Hat -- Madame Peace 
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What I love about this hat is how great it looks in general. A slouchy beanie perfect for fall days But it's also got that iconic Zelda look, the perfect hat for Link. 

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You can find this hat here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/94112677/

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5: Renegade/Paragon Cufflinks 

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A proper suit shirt needs cufflinks, and while you probably don't want to wear something super over the top and garish to your cousin's wedding, a touch of the Paragon/Renegade dichotomy? Definitely fashion forward. 

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You can buy these on Etsy here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/124673702/

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4: Companion Cube Necklace -- Fantastique Plastique 

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It's like a Steampunk Companion Cube. What I like about a piece of jewelry like this is that your mother could look at it and just think it looks really sweet, but it still looks like a Companion Cube to fit that Portal love. 

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You can buy it here off of Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/110527939/  

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3: Inspired Firefly Cuff from the Last of Us -- GeekOUTlet 

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If you've seen the Last of Us, you know the Firefly symbol that signifies the resistance in the game. 

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This piece is subtle, but is still an excellent nod to a popular and well done game. 

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You can buy it here, on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/157047111/

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2: Arcade Game Sock -- Sock It To Me 

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If you're looking for a quality pair of geeky socks that invoke retro arcade machines look no further than Sock it to Me. The brand carries other geeky themes as well as some more classic designs (argyle with mustaches.) 

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They're quality socks with a great deal of style and can be easily  hidden under a pair of pants. Subtlety with a touch of nerdiness. 

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Someday's you want to show your gaming appreciation. But you don't always want to be wearing some crazy, slogan covered t-shirts. 

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This list is for those days. 

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1)the Kestrel - Volante Designs 

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Assassin's Creed has some great design, but the robe isn't exactly the most subtle piece of game wear. The design of the jacket is sleek, professional, but has several lines that evoke the game. 

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At $150 it's definitely a pricey addition to the list, but it's a quality piece of workmanship you're sure to appreciate in the long term. 

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Circuitry and Yoga Balls - The Giant Katamari Controller https://www.gameskinny.com/6q0yn/circuitry-and-yoga-balls-the-giant-katamari-controller https://www.gameskinny.com/6q0yn/circuitry-and-yoga-balls-the-giant-katamari-controller Thu, 20 Jun 2013 21:11:52 -0400 MirandaCB

For all you DIY-ers, gamers, and engineers, plus Katamari Damacy lovers: behold the Katamari Damacy controller

Using optical mice, the guts of Playstation 2 controllers, a mini processing board (or Arduino), a four-pronged base, and a large yoga ball, crafty fans created something to emulate rolling around in Katamari Damacy. An Etsy seller by the name of Kellbot spawned the idea and created it on a smaller scale with a mirror ball. Either size, it's thoroughly clever and fun. 

Interestingly, we've seen an influx of gadgetry attempting to engage in games physically and also more realistically (the Omni by Virtuix, the Oculus Rift, the EPOC Emotiv, Wii Fit, etc.). This nifty idea is along that same vein and clearly the kids testing it out are enthusiastic and totally engrossed because they match the motions.

With neat inventions like this, people would be moving and gaming without feeling like they're working, which is always an issue people are hell bent on solving. But it looks like these guys were just interested in making something purely for the fun of it. Sometimes that's all it takes to create something phenomenal.

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Etsy Seller Spotlight: DarkBalloon's Game Character Aprons https://www.gameskinny.com/lzs9v/etsy-seller-spotlight-darkballoons-game-character-aprons https://www.gameskinny.com/lzs9v/etsy-seller-spotlight-darkballoons-game-character-aprons Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:43:53 -0400 Stephanie Tang

The Simple Life

My kitchen is bright, clean, and spacious. I have a glass stovetop, a convection oven, and a kitchen table that looks like the ideal for ritual sacrifice. (But a nice, classy affair, the kind with vampires in designer dresses sipping from Baccarat champagne flutes.) 

As I sit here writing this, I have Portal cookies baking in the oven, Battlestar Galactica coasters strewn about the counter, an 8-bit heart mug in the cupboard, and I'm wearing one of the cutest, nerdiest aprons this side of creation because my boyfriend wanted to surprise me before my birthday.

This is when you know that the geekery goes beyond the video games and seeps into the rest of your slightly-off-kilter-but-utimately-more-exciting life. Here’s to those for whom gaming is not just a hobby, but one more facet of life.

Ladies, lovers of cute things, and swag folk of all ages, tell me which one of you would ever want to look away from this ridiculously adorable Boo apron?

 

Yeah. That’s what I thought.

Enter DarkBalloons’ Etsy Store

I first came across the lovely Neil Grey's Etsy store months ago when Pinterest and Facebook exploded with pictures of her ridiculously adorable aprons. They were everywhere. I linked them to my boyfriend. He’d already seen them.

The internet, for a while, was consumed. Frilly things! Pretty, frilly, game-related, fluffy things!

But they are expensive, ranging from $50 USD for some of the plainer designs to $70 USD for Boo and Kirby. Understandably expensive, considering the work that goes into making them (particularly when custom-sizing) but a little beyond my budget. I moved on.

And then Boo and Zelda came in the mail yesterday.

They’re wonderful.

The aprons are handmade to order (with custom sizing!), are fully lined and made with cotton and vinyl accents. Many of them in the store are reversible so that you don’t need to worry about dirtying the details on the front. (Boo, unfortunately, is not one of them.)

About the Store

DarkBalloons' store is just two months shy of being a year old, but that hasn’t stopped her from filling just under 390 orders, gaining a fan following of over 900 admirers, and being commissioned to create “a zillion” dragon eggs for an HBO Game of Thrones event. Not bad for ten months’ work.

Her specialties lie in creating cute, vintage-styled gaming aprons (and replica GoT dragon eggs). The aprons are based on fan favorites from Nintendo’s Mario, Zelda, and Kirby, although a listing for Powerpuff Girls aprons manages to fit right in.

Personal Experiences

First, the Thing About Etsy

Now, I have a love-hate thing for Etsy. In principle, it’s great—as one of my team members, Jamie K, put it, “where else can people all over the world have the opportunity to attempt to do something creative that they love? It promotes the small people.”

It does promote the small people. But as anyone who’s ever frequented Regretsy, it also gives some people the ridiculous notion that they and their products are above critical scrutiny and that everything to do with their wares must be layered in the rose-colored light of “it’s so artistic and indie and one-of-a-kind!

No, it’s not. If it’s crap... it’s crap.

Do not charge me $300 USD and $50 shipping for three sticks, some chicken wire, a feather, and broken glass tied together to become an up-cycled modern day dreamcatcher, radiating with the potentialities of those that are lost in the wastelands of life. I will look at you. I will laugh. And you will not rise up in self-righteous, insulted anger at me and pretend that you’re not out to make money off of stupid.

I hate people like that.

But these are not the sum of all Etsy sellers, and I cannot deny the incredible help the site has given to those truly exceptionally creative and productive sellers who use the site like it’s meant to be used.

In this particular case, I have a crazy amount of respect for anyone who can sell as many orders as Neil Grey does, in various sizes that requires redrafting patterns, producing and shipping withing 1-2 weeks, and still manage to make each order special.

What I Received

The package arrived in a plain bubble envelope, shipped standard. Inside, each apron was individually folded and wrapped in tissue paper. Included was a pretty envelope with a handwritten card thanking me for the order, hoping that I’d like the aprons, and relaying instructions for the care of my new frilly things, as well as one of those little 1x3” contact cards.

It made me remember why I love handmade stuff and small shops. The little touches.

The aprons themselves are lovable. They came creased (but this is to be expected) and I likely added more squishing them to my chest and running around in deliriously happy circles with them. The first order of business was to take an iron to them. The cotton material itself is easily ironed, but Boo’s vinyl face and Zelda’s blue painted panel make it a little more difficult to get some of the bigger creases out without horribly damaging my new babies.

Wearing them is comfortable and functional. The dimensions are on-the-spot perfect to fit my bust and waist without the whole apron looking too big or too small. I wore the Zelda one while making my cookies, and I really enjoy the the option of being able to reverse it so that it can be both functional as an actual apron as well as pretty.

...Did I mention that they are really, really, cute?

All in All

I am so happy right now.

I love baking. I love cute things. I have a warm pan of cookies shaped like Companion Cubes. I am a girl gamer and I don't have to pretend that I only parade around in unwashed hair and baggy sweats because that's what "real girl gamers do."

I am the ultimate geeky '50s housewife and a princess to boot!

Now, who wants to have a tea party?! (Bring your own controller, of course.)

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Show Off Your Series Pride with Wares from Megan's Medlee! https://www.gameskinny.com/csq6k/show-off-your-series-pride-with-wares-from-megans-medlee https://www.gameskinny.com/csq6k/show-off-your-series-pride-with-wares-from-megans-medlee Mon, 13 May 2013 15:41:18 -0400 MirandaCB

Sometimes gamers like to show off their fandoms and pride either with shirts, tattoos, pins, or fan art. Gamers are a group that can appreciate what they love with ferocity and creativity. Gamers aren’t entirely exclusive when it comes to that, but when we wear something from a series we love, it’s a powerful thing.

Fellow gamer and DIY expert Megan Israels runs her own shop providing gaming pride beacons in the way of earrings and jewelry. Her shop is called Megan’s Medlee on her Etsy. Her goldmine runs the gamut from superheroes to Mario, Metroid to Mega Man, as well as simple flower or Hello Kitty ear studs.

Wait! There’s More.

Her shop also includes crocheted infinity scarves, hats, and the infamous beard beanies that keep your face warm if you have the misfortune of sub-par facial hair.

Megan also has a couple pairs of studs based on Son of Nor, which you can find out more here if you’re not familiar with it. That’s actually how I found her business through Twitter.

Gift Ideas?

If you have a girlfriend or a good friend of the female variety, maybe you could buy her some awesome Venom studs to show you care. If she doesn't like games or superheroes, there are also flower and designed studs to choose from—but if she doesn't like anything game/hero-related, maybe you should just find better gal pals.

Girls and guys who love uniqueness and quirkiness, Megan’s wares have what you want. If you’re a bit shy, they can be a great conversation piece to break the ice, then have it freeze over once you've run out of things to say and you scuttle over to someone else who actually understands the awesome sitting on your ears.

I honestly adore the Boo and Yoshi egg studs because they hit me right in my cuteness obsession cortex. And they give me the compulsion to play Super Mario World, which is always welcome.

You can find Megan’s Medlee here! Follow her on Twitter too!

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