Before there were streaming services, before there were all-in-one media boxes, a video game console had one purpose. And when you got one for your birthday, you flipped out like the meaning of your entire existence on planet Earth had completely changed.
That momentous birthday seems shrouded in the mists of time. Your library of obsolete video games is the only reminder of those halcyon days when a sore and calloused thumb was a badge of honor.
Today's game systems are undeniably cool, but sometimes you just want to play - No menus, no movies, no fluff.
It's time to give your game collection new life. Muscle memory kicks in as you power through the classics on a Retro-Bit NES console. You remember the laser-like focus required to smash the backboard in NBA Jam. There's an entire section of your brain dedicated specifically to Street Fighter 2 combos. And you can thread the needle in Gradius better than Luke Skywalker barreling down the Death Star trench.
A suite of sweets courses through your veins, mana from a lost age, endowing you with inhuman energy and endurance as you recondition your once-dominating reflexes. Revel once again in your accomplishments as you best the most unforgiving 8-bit games.
In a sealed wooden crate with a laser-etched crowbar. No bow, no ribbons, no fluff, and absolutely no instructions.
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01/30/2016 Sandra Retro Gamer Crate 5
I bought my husband this gift for Christmas. I loved the crate especially, because he is always breaking things around the house because "he does not know his own strength". It was hilarious watching him try to break into this crate! He loved the gaming system and the candy! Even though I was unfamiliar with the games that came with it he loved them both. He has since bought more games to go with the system. He's the envy of his friends and they think that I'm the coolest wife ever! Winner!!
01/21/2016 Marita Retro Gamer Crate 5
I order this Retro Gamer Man Crate for my boyfriend's 29th birthday and he absolutely loved it! From how it came in a wooden crate (on his birthday), right down to what was inside. The mystery of what could be in the man crate was really intriguing to him as he never heard of one before and he was utterly shocked and pleasantly surprised when he opened it to find something he loves like that. He was thrilled about getting the Retro Bit NES console to use for his games. He is becoming a retro video game collector so this was especially awesome for him! & He didn't have either of the games that were given and one in particular he said was especially rare!!! So GREAT all around! Thanks guys!
01/6/2016 Sarah Retro Gamer Crate 5
I ordered the crate on Monday and it was delivered on that Wednesday to CANADA! AWESOME gift!!!! Will by again from this company.
12/26/2015 Mickey Wade Retro Gamer Crate 5
I bought the retro gamer for my grown son and he loved it. It had games that he played as a kid and candy that he grew up with. What a fun and unusual gift.
12/25/2015 Melissa Baatz Retro Gamer Crate 4
I had bought this for my husband for Christmas and he loved it. Took him a good 15 minutes to open it which was a plus. He loved the games and the candy and can't wait to play. Only reason this is 4 stars instead of 5 is because I paid extra for it to be wrapped in a duct tape cacoon and it never came in duct tape.
12/10/2015 Stephanie Retro Gamer Crate 5
I purchased several of these crates for gifts for our groomsmen and they were by far the best gifts. Everyone loved them and raved about them. I had told a few people about them and they purchased them for gifts. I highly recommend these.
12/8/2015 Tessa Retro Gamer Crate 4
Bought the Retro Gamer Crate for my fiancé's birthday, who is a true gamer with all consoles and PC-games you can imagine. He thought the crate itself was a fun gift and really enjoyed the candy. He recognised the titles of the games he got and thought it was a great gift. However, the console itself is very plastic. For the amount of money one pay for the crate, it is not really worth it. I understand that NES is not manufactured anymore and this is a copy of some sort, but it was quite poorly made and the games were difficult to get in and out.
I do recommend it as a gift, but it is a little overpriced for what you get.
11/25/2015 Connie Retro Gamer Crate 4
I got this for my boyfriend for his birthday and he enjoyed it! I paid extra for the duct tape and it was fun seeing him struggle a little to open the crate! :) It was a fun crate, but some of the candy was a little old and stale and he was not too big of a fan of the games. Overall, it was a fun gift to give!
11/4/2015 Leeroy Retro Gamer Crate 5
I'll be honest, I bought this for myself as a little 30th birthday present. It arrived exactly when it said it would, and I had an awesome time opening it in front of my girlfriend. I received great games. Couldn't be happier. I even got my girlfriend to play, and then invited some of my friends over to make everyone nostalgic. Candy was also perfect. Great crate, great site. I can't wait to get more man crates (and hopefully I won't have to purchase them for myself anymore).
10/14/2015 Michelle Retro Gamer Crate 5
Great gift! I was looking for something different for my husband for his birthday, this was perfect! He opened it with the kids watching & he was just as excited about opening a gift as the kids were! He really loves playing all the old games we have with this new council. The candy was a great hit too!
10/1/2015 Rhea Retro Gamer Crate 5
I wanted to surprise my husband and send him a "just because gift" for being so wonderful lately and helping out and picking up so much of the slack with how difficult our pregnancy has been, but you can't exactly send a man flowers, and I remembered him mentioning this website to me months ago.
I'm so glad I remembered man crates, because it was the perfect gift for my gamer of a husband. He absolutely loved it!
I've never experienced such a quick and pleasant customer service experience in my life. If I could rate more than 5 stars, I would. The company is amazing and went above and beyond to make sure both my husband and I were happy and satisfied. I wasn't expecting them to go so out of their way to make us happy with our purchase. I cannot stress enough how wonderful my experience was.
I cannot wait for another opportunity to order from ManCrates. I'll be purchasing crates again for my husband, father, and brother. It's definitely worth it.
Thank you so much, Man Crates.
09/29/2015 Crystal Retro Gamer Crate 4
This gift is pretty awesome. My boyfriend got a kick out of it as did his parents. The candy that was included was a hit as well.
The only downside is that you do not have control over which games are included in the crate, that is why this is only getting 4 stars from me. The two games included he had never heard of nor played. Thankfully my mom hooked him up with Donkey Kong.
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