Olly Moss China Plates … are Uber Geeky Cool

Olly Moss China plates? File this under drool worthy. Fans of this blog know that I’ve been a fan of Olly Moss for the longest time. It’s no surprise, then, that I would totally dig these gamer-inspired dinner plates. Know someone who loves Pokemon or the Legend of Zelda? Then get ready to blow their mind. Pro Tip: Set the table, dim the lights, play the Zelda soundtrack on the old speaker system, and fill their plates with some turkey and mashed potatoes. They’ll be in for a surprise once they’ve finished all their food!

Not sure when these will be available for sale. Will keep you folks updated.

Forget Facebook, Like Link!

Link, the Hylian teenager, might not have his own Facebook profile (or does he), but you can still Like Link buy picking up this T-Shirt from Don’t Blink Tees. I mean, seriously, this protagonist of Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda series has been around since the 80′s. The least you could do is Like the guy.

After you do that, go and Like this blog on Facebook!

Like Link is available now from Don’t Blink Tees for $20.

8-Bit Karate Kid

Oh my, it’s been way too long since I’ve mentioned our good friends over at Found Item Clothing. Macho Slut, I hope that you are doing well! With that said, all of you 80′s kids MUST check out this 8-Bit Karate Kid T-Shirt. It’s A-W-E-S-O-M-E. It’s a Mortal Kombat x Karate Kid Mashup. The Brits would call this one brilliant. And I’d have to agree with them.

8-But Karate Kid is available now from Found Item Clothing for $19.95.

Ye Olde Dinosaur Land T-Shirt – Vintage Super Mario Map

Can you traverse the dangerous terrain of Ye Olde Dinosaur Land, to rescue the princess? If so then this is the T-Shirt for you. Or, maybe you just want a Super Mario mashup up map made to look like it was made in the 1500′s. If so then this is the T-Shirt for you. Or, maybe you just need to have everything even remotely related to the Super Mario Bros. and Nintendo. There are a ton of reasons why you should get this SplitReason T-Shirt. What are you waiting for?

Ye Olde Dinosaur Map is available now from SplitReason for $19.95.

The Unofficial Duck Hunt Tie

How I wish this tie existed for me to purchase. In fact, only one of these custom ties designed by Maya Pixelskaya exist and it recently sold on eBay for $160.87. It’s so fun! I would totally wear this tie to lecture. A university professor wearing a tie featuring one of his favorite childhood games, Duck Hunt. Can’t go wrong. Hmmm, she made one. Maybe I can make one too?

The Unofficial Duck Hunt Tie is NOT available for sale, unless, you decide to track down the eBay winner and threaten to shoot hit ducks.

2 Bros Plumbing: Where You at Mario and Luigi?

It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted a T-Shirt from our friends at Go Ape Shirts (Hi Josh!). Their latest creation is buzz worthy because it’s a one of those video game parody T-Shirts that you just have to have. And if you’re like me and grew up in the 80′s playing Super Mario Bros then you will LOVE this T-Shirt. The shirt was designed by Austin, Texas based graphic designer, bortwein. It features a fictional van that Mario and Luigi may have used in some alternate Nintendo universe. It’s great. And that product shot, are you kidding me, it’s so awesome!

2 Bros Plumbing is available now from Go Ape Shirts for $21.99.

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Shirtness Radness From The Fangamer

People will either LOVE this T-Shirt or they will consider it an eye sore. I actually really dig this blue and yellow stripped T-Shirt from Fangamer. Long time video game fans will recognize this T-Shirt from the role-playing video game series created by Shigesato Itoi for Nintendo, EarthBound. Naive onlookers might mistake you for a very intense Michigan fan. Hey, I too was a fan of The Fab Five.

This T-Shirt is not about Michigan or The Fab Five. It’s about old fashioned video game goodness. And if you are about to recognize the origin of this T-Shirt then you owe it to yourself to OWN it. Now.

Shirtness is available now from Fangamer for $25.

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The Gaming Loop

Fangamer got it right with this gaming shirt! The Gaming Loop is a nice homage to the classic video game console gamepad/controller1. And how cool is it that Fangamer references Chrono Trigger in their product description! Of course, we all remember that, when in the facotry ruins, we must head north in the long passage, grab the Plasma Gun and then use the computer that requires the ZABIE password. ZABIE as in XABY on the controller!

“Whether entering the security code ZABIE or simply trying to open the menu (usually it’s X, but sometimes it’s Y), every gamer has the familiar contours of the gaming loop stuck in their head — now you can keep them close to your heart as well!

This tribute to multicultural gaming history was designed by controller fanatic Jon Kay and printed on 100% cotton American Apparel 2001 shirts. The ‘Homeland’ version is printed on New Silver, while the ‘Overseas’ version is Black. The 4X shirts are printed on Anvil 420 organic cotton black/white tees, and the 5X/6X shirts are printed on Hanes 5250 black/asphalt tees.”

The Gaming Loop is available now from the Fangamer for $22.

1. I’m a bit saddened by the fact that classic gaming controller as we know it is somewhat on the endangered list. I mean, Apple has pretty much changed the game with its touch based mobile devices. As we’ve seen with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, gaming is a large facet of these devices. And soon, we might see a greater Apple presence in the living room – The mythical Apple TV (a real TV and not the little streaming box we have today). Will this kick the classic gaming console as we know it to the curb? Possibly.

Diagram 5-3: Kuribo’s Shoe

We’ve seen exploded tees before but none as geeky mysterious as Diagram 5-3 by 15 Bit Gamer. If you know what particular item is exploding than I tip my hat off to you, because, I had no clue. It turns out that Diagram 5-3 references a small detail from Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES. Apparently, Diagram 5-3 is a diagram of Kuribo’s shoe. But who the heck or what the heck is a Kuribo? The Giant Bomb explains:

Kuribo’s Shoe is a rare power-up first seen in level 5-3 in Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES. It is first mentioned after you beat World 2 in a letter given to you by Princess Peach. The name “Kuribo’s Shoe” comes from the fact that in the Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. 3, Goombas are known as Kuribos. A second revision of Super Mario Bros. 3 was released that renamed Kuribo’s Shoe to Goomba’s Shoe, though in its appearance in Super Mario All-Stars for the SNES, it had reverted to its original name.

Kuribo’s Shoe is a giant green boot with what appears to be a spring-winding key on the side, and it is initially occupied by a Goomba. While attempting to jump on top of Kuribo’s Shoe while still occupied by this Goomba will eliminate both Kuribo’s Shoe and the Goomba, attacking from underneath knocks the Goomba out of the shoe, making it possible for Mario to take control. While Mario’s speed is reduced while in Kuribo’s Shoe, he’s able to traverse terrain that would otherwise harm him. These terrains include spiked floors and jumping baby pirahna plants. Unlike other power-ups, it is possible for Mario to keep his current power-up (e.g. Fire Flower) while using Kuribo’s Shoe.

So there you go. Kuribos is actually the Japanese translation for Goombas. Who knew! Now, if you are enough of a gamer geek to appreciate this T-Shirt or are one of those super obsessed Super Mario freaks than you probably want to buy this T-Shirt to stump your geekiest friends. Head on over 15 Bit Gamer to purchase Diagram 5-3 now for $17.

And for more on Kuribo’s Shoe, check out the video of it below in play!