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NHL ’94 Tabletop Hockey

EA NHL 94 tabletop hockey by Dave Delisle

I was recently looking over some old Coleco table hockey players, and had an idea: die-cut stickers (meaning no white backdrop) on clear plastic blades. This approach would not only look good for those Coleco players, but for pixelated players too. Read the rest of this entry

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Operation Board Game Power Bank

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Here is my spin on a power bank, one that looks like an old-school Operation board game. His nose is now an indicator light to show when a device is charging, and the surgery cavities are now cable ports. There are extra USB ports in the base.

I updated the character (who is known as Cavity Sam) to wear boxer shorts and have a more relaxed pose, which echos what Hasbro has done with their official game in the past dozen or so years. That dude looks too chill.

I’ll have a few more power bank designs posted in the coming days, stay tuned for those.

Sega And Nintendo Smartphone Docks

Sega and Nintendo smartphone chargers by Dave Delisle

Here’s a pair of smartphone dock designs that pay homage to a time when we plugged cartridges into other cartridges to play games. Back in the early 90’s such adapter cartridges like Sonic & Knuckles, the Super Game Boy, and Game Genies were pretty cool, you kids will have to take my word for it. Read the rest of this entry

My Dream Loot Crate

Dave Delisle 80's Loot Crate

The folks at Loot Crate invited me to put together a “Dream Crate” of my own design, and being a fan of their geeky subscription service I couldn’t resist! After much deliberation I settled on a theme: the 80’s. Read the rest of this entry

Batman Alarm Clock

Batman retro alarm clock by Dave Delisle

How about THE CITY NEEDS YOU as motivation for waking up? I present a Batman themed alarm clock, which features the iconic red phone on top of a Batcave-inspired display straight from the sixties. Read the rest of this entry

Q*Bert Desk Organizer

Geeky Desk organizer by Dave Delisle

I recently came to the realization that my desk organizer is very boringsauce (pictured on the right here), so I started to brainstorm a fun alternative and came up with this Q*Bert design.

The block levels found in the old arcade game would be perfect for storage. I went with a 3-tier design for the mock-up above, so ideally a real organizer would also be available in 4 and 5 tier flavors for those who need a lot of storage.

As for Q*bert himself, he could be a flash drive, pencil sharpener (too weird?), stress toy, stapler, or whatever. As long as he’s included in some form, obviously.

This desk organizer is also a great place to affix Post-it notes (stored in the bottom middle there), because they’d blend in with the block shapes. I currently have post-its all over my computer monitor (I’m a disorganized weirdo), so I’d love to get one of these Q*Bert organizers for that reason alone.

A New Spin On Tabletop Hockey

Mini Table Top Hockey by Dave Delisle

This is a combination of THREE hobbies I had when I was kid: tabletop hockey, hockey cards, and hockey sticker albums. I present a mini tabletop hockey set that is adorned with players and stickers found in hockey card packs. This sort of thing would only be possible if a tabletop manufacturer partnered with a hockey card maker.

I was just thinking about how these things I enjoyed as a kid are essentially extinct today. To make these ancient things appealing to today’s kids, I felt a combination of toys and playing cards might draw their attention, sort of like Bakugan. Read the rest of this entry

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