Toys, Video Games

Play the Video Game in Your Head, Not Your Console


Okay, so it’s not a full arcade machine. But this Soopa Coin-Up Bros. cabinet also doesn’t cost $1200 or so. This 7-inch vinyl toy by Erick Scarecrow is blank for you to customize yourself, and it comes with stickers to re-create the screen, as well as the side and top banner art..for only $30. You can buy it at, but look out for a coin inside your packaging?if you have one of the 100 secret coins, you can buy a super-rare collectible from Scarecrow at the end of the year. (Via DVice)

Incidentally, the video game in my head is like Elevator Action, except I’m trying to find scotch bottles and running from the Golden Girls.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.