Super Impulse recently released a mini TMNT Arcade Cabinet that looks very cool, but is not all that fun to play. If it were up to me, a Turtles handheld would be a pizza box that looked and functioned like a Game Boy Advance SP.
You could fit all 3 NES games on there, plus the Game Boy game (Fall of the Foot Clan), and even Turtles in Time from the SNES can be included, thanks to its 2-button control scheme.
It would be awesome if this handheld could feature multiplayer somehow, even if an old-fashioned game link cable is required. Multiplayer is something I wish these modern handhelds (from Anbernic and Powkiddy to name a few) could do, as I can’t tell you how often I’ve wanted to play Turtles or NHL ’94 with a friend.
I often wished the arcade cabinet for the TMNT games looked like the Party Wagon, thought I would share my weird idea today. This design made more sense when 4-player cabinets were huge and had large CRT televisions inside, but you could put a driving cabinet inside to make this an actual vehicle of sorts (similar to this old design of mine).
The blast shield folds up to reveal the screen, controls, and marquee. Otherwise it would look like the Party Wagon is parked in your living room.
Tried my best to make it look built of plywood and t-molding, so I do feel this is a very plausible design. Hatchback struts would be needed to hold the blast shield up, and the wheels would need to come from a riding mower, methinks.
I’ll be the first to admit that this idea is very impractical, extremely dangerous, and a bit too crazy (even for this blog). So why on earth do I want one? Do people never outgrow their childhood love for Nunchuks? Whatever the reason, it would look cool hanging on the kitchen wall.
I attempted this design a year or so ago, but when I finished it the thing looked like a deathtrap so I shelved it, and opted to post this instead. This time I took child safety into consideration (for once) and made a super-simple toy chest that transforms into a playset.
Continue reading ➞ Toy Chest That Transforms Into A Playset
Inspired by the Smash Bros. coaster design I posted a few years ago, I felt a similar design could be done for TMNT. This time, the coasters are sewer covers and pizzas. In addition, the storage box has a fun dispenser feature for dealing out coasters.
Continue reading ➞ TMNT Drink Coasters
I’ve seen quite a few geeky mini fridges lately, from Han Solo in Carbonite to Iron Man. While it’s great that there are so many options for geeks to choose from, none of them have grabbed me personally. So if it were up to me, I’d make a design based on the TMNT Party Wagon.
Continue reading ➞ TMNT Party Wagon Mini Fridge
Another bathroom idea for kids (or science-lovin’ grownups), I present a soap dispenser that looks like a Radioactive Canister. It features battery-powered LED lights that pulse when the pump is pressed.