I grew up during the 8-bit generation. Games like Pac Man, Galaga and Pitfall were games I loved to play in the arcades. That was of course when arcades were popular. 8-bit graphics had a certain feel to them that new games just can’t mimic. The simplicity of the graphics really complimented the challenging game play where you were more focused on how fun the game was and less on how great the graphics were.
Someone pointed me to this item on Amazon today and I have to say that this just got added to my wish list and will be purchased on my next Amazon order so I can get free shipping. This is the Fred and Friends Ice Invaders cube tray. I mean come on! Who doesn’t want 8-bit ice cubes? These would be a hit at any party and definitely would stir up some interesting conversations. Children will also love these even though most have no idea what Space Invaders is. These only make 24 cubes so if you need more, I would suggest buy at least 2 or 3 of them. Right now, they are on sale for $6.48 which is more than 50% off the regular price.
A throwback to the late 1970s and early 80s Atari generation, this Fred and Friends ice-cube tray makes ice in the shape of two-dimensional space aliens that look identical to some of the ones from popular video games. The ice cubes are a great conversation piece at parties. The tray is made from 100-percent pure silicone and it’s oven safe and dishwasher safe, as well as freezer safe. It makes 24 alien ice cubes at once and the flexible silicone makes for easy ejecting. The ice tray is a great gift idea for any occasion.
[via @mikeisonthenets via Amazon]