Tag Archives: Gameboy

Pokemon Evolutions Sun & Moon Commercial

And now it’s time for an absolutely endearing commercial for Pokemon Sun & Moon. Showing a young boy’s love and passion for Pokemon on the Gameboy and TCG though to life as a young man. But man, this commercial gives serious feels. And I’m seriously not wiping a tear away, you’re wiping a tear away…


Gameboy Shaped Mailbox In Japan

From the pages of “Only In Japan”, comes this sighting as reported by Rocket News of a unique mailbox in Japan. Specifically, the mailbox was spotted in a mountainous region of Japan and it happens to be shaped like an original Nintendo Gameboy!

gameboy mailbox

The mailbox was snapped by Twitter user, Kota Hirauchi who hasn’t really disclosed the exact location of the mailbox. When asked where he saw it, he responded with “Okawa”. Now that isn’t actually a place as “Okawa” translates to “Big River.” There are approximately 100 places in Japan with that name so yeah…needle in a haystack scenario. Still pretty cool though.

Pokemon 20th Anniversary

February 27th 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Pokemon in Japan and what a momentous couple of decades it’s been! Most gamers across the globe have played Pokemon in some form or another and it’s a series that has spawned it’s fair share of rabid fanboys/girls. It’s also the inspiration behind some amazingly complex and kawaii cosplays!

From Pokemon specific conventions, fan meetups, countless hours dedicated to the game, merchandise and a hot anime TV series, it’s safe to say that it’s changed lives of a huge numbers of people. Some dedicated hardcore players have grown up with the series and have fond memories of playing Pokemon Red on the original Gameboy (puts hand up!).

This weekend sees a number of Pokemon related events happening all around the world. There’s also a dedicated website for this amazing milestone which you can check out here. Melbourne will be seeing a Pokemon event hosted by the EB store in Swanston St at The Nintendo Experience, come down if you have nothing to do, it promises to be a fun day!

Pikachu Macbook
Japandaman’s laptop is all ready for the celebrations!

And don’t forget to use the hashtag #Pokemon20 on all your social media. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and anything else you use…go bananas with it!!

Giant Gameboy suitcase

You know when you travel by plane and you’re waiting at the carousel to pick up your suitcase and they all look the same? Well, those days are over with the release of this awesome looking suitcase.

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The suitcase resembles a giant Nintendo Gameboy and is being released by Think Geek. It’s part of their “Travel Boy Carry-On Luggage” and has the right dimensions to take on the plane with you to stow away. Throw in ample zipper compartments, a 3 digit wheel security lock and wheels that swivel and you’re looking at the complete package.

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Here’s a complete list of specs from the Think Geek site.

  • Perfect traveling companion for fans of retro gaming
  • Carry-on ease – fits in most overhead bins (be sure to check your particular airline’s requirements before hitting the airport)
  • Aluminum, telescoping handle
  • 3-digit TSA combination lock
  • Two zippers for ease of access during flights
  • Interior fully-lined with zippered divider and inside zippered pouch (12 1/2″ x 4 1/2″) for chargers (well, for anything, but that’s where we stuff all our cable craziness)
  • Elastic straps to keep everything in place
  • Four, 360 degree wheels for upright rolling in multiple directions
  • Materials: ABS + PC (good impact and heat resistance), polyester lining
  • Dimensions:
    • total linear inches – 45″
    • shell – 14″ x 20″ x 8 1/2″
    • inc. wheels – 14″ x 22 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
    • inside – 19 1/2″ x 13 1/2″
  • Weight: 7 lbs.

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