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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11/17/2014 Monique Retro Gamer Crate 5
My husband has been a hardcore gamer most of his life and when he opened his man crate he was blown away! I have never gotten a reaction even close to this one with other gifts that I have gotten him. He took pictures and showed all of his friends! I got the wife of the year award! Thank you!!
11/5/2014 Keisha J Retro Gamer Crate 5
The package arrived on time as expected from FedEx just like the last mancrate I ordered. I wish there was an option to upload a photo because my hubby was like a big kid when he saw the gaming sysem buried beneath all the retro candy! It came with two authentic Nintendo games too! However, I do wish there is was an option to select from a list of available games. But all in all, this man crate gets 5 stars!!!
11/1/2014 Dezz Retro Gamer Crate 5
My husband is almost impossible to find gifts for, he's picky about everything, and he definitely does not want a girly gift basket. After wracking my brain trying to figure out what to get him for his 42nd birthday I finally stumbled upon this site. He has various gaming consoles stashed around our house, and if we can't find him, he's playing Mario Kart in the other room. He loves his games. So, obviously, I was immediately drawn to this crate. This was my first Man Crates purchase and will definitely not be my last. He got through the duck tape, opened the box, saw the crow bar and a wooden crate and just grinned and said "I need my mallet!!" Any time he can go grab one of his tools is an awesome time. He started pulling out candy and raving about the retro aspect......"Oooooooh, I haven't seen these in years!!" He had the console hooked up, half the candy open, and was playing Offroad with his best friend before I got back in the room from throwing the box away. They have had a blast for 2 days now, and we have 3 more games for it on their way that he found for sale online. And he's planning on finding a lot more of them. Best birthday gift I've ever gotten him! He's getting another crate for Christmas, shopping problems solved!! Thanks Man Crates!!!!!
10/24/2014 Brandi Retro Gamer Crate 5
This is my first of many to come Man Crates purchase. It was for my husband’s 40th birthday. So if you are doing the math, born and raised in the ear of original gamers. It was absolutely perfect. Not only did the excellent choice of classic candies fit the bill (hard time eating before the kids did), I was lucky enough to get two old school baseball games. Not only are we in the midddleof a fantastic World Series, my husband is a diehard Yankees fan. He even mentioned he had had one of the games when he was a kid. It was the perfect reminder that you’re never too old to act like a little kid. Even if you're turing 40. Thanks Man Crates.
10/22/2014 Dave Retro Gamer Crate 5
Bought this man crate for my cousin as a thank you for being one of my groomsmen. He is an old school gamer a LOVED the crate. Thanks so much for this interesting and different gift idea!
10/21/2014 USAF Proud Mom Retro Gamer Crate 5
Thank you Man Crates for making our USAF Pilot take a moment out of his very focused life and smile!
10/16/2014 Melissa Retro Gamer Crate 5
I ordered this crate as a birthday gift for my boyfriend. This review is mostly about the packaging since his birthday is still coming up. Delivery was quick and the packaging was great! Very unique and creative. The note enclosed was exactly what I asked for!! I'm positive he will love it!
10/9/2014 Nina Retro Gamer Crate 5
He is in the military and I'm so glad he got the package himself from the courier. They called him up and they met at the parking lot outside the address I gave for the package. My fiance opened the crate last night and it took him 13 minutes to do so!.. But to my dismay the letter I asked one of the staff to add in the crate was not done. It was a 3rd year anniversary letter and I really wished the letter was in there for him to hold and read with the crate.
Man Crates Edit:
So sorry to hear your order didn't include the note you requested, please give us a call at 866-902-7260 and we'll make it right, promise.
09/29/2014 KJA Retro Gamer Crate 5
Got this for my son, and he loved it. It was easy to order, and there were a lot of selections. He had a blast and loved the whole thing.
09/15/2014 Amber Retro Gamer Crate 5
I recently purchased this for my husband who is currently deployed as a welcome home gift. I sent him a photo of the crate the day it arrived. He is super excited. He loves playing video games so I know he will love this! (he has no idea what's inside lol)
09/12/2014 Heidi Retro Gamer Crate 5
I ordered the Retro Gamer Crate for my husband as an anniversary surprise. He absolutely loved it! All the guys in his office crowded around as he opened it. There was a slight delay in customs but James in customer service was awesome to deal with and was very accommodating. I will totally be ordering another Man Crate again!
09/12/2014 Joni Retro Gamer Crate 5
I saw this crate and knew instantly this was the perfect thing to send to my 27 yr old SON, who know lives almost 2,000 miles away from me ( I raised him & his lil sis as a single M.A.D. aka MomAnd Dad) He SKYPED me & asked if I had sent him something....( I sent it a week early for extra surprise factor) he wasn't sure what to think of it at first. Bawwhhaaa "MOM" got him this time. Anyway I got to see him open it via SKYPE and it was funny as hell to watch. Made all of us laugh and made another unforgettable FAMILY story to tell. Thank you to MAN CRATES!!!! I will be sending more crates to HIM and even to other MEN in the family.
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