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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03/27/2015 Meg Retro Gamer Crate 5
I got this as a bday present for my brother who loves retro candy and video games and he loved it. I was hesitant after reading reviews of late boxes with broken games inside, or two of the same game, but everything was in tact and timely. He loved opening the box, even though he had never used a crowbar before HAHA. That made the gift even funnier. I would definitely send another mancrate.
03/23/2015 Brittanie Retro Gamer Crate 5
A friend of mine showed me ManCrates and I absolutely loved the idea as soon as I visited the site. My boyfriend's birthday was coming up and I wanted to "think outside the box" for this year and this was a huge hit. He had no idea what to think of the crate and crowbar at first and then he was like a kid trying to pry it open. The NES, games and candy were things he never would have thought of getting. Although one of the games did not work when it arrived, ManCrates was willing to send a replacement game without all the frustration most places give customers. Thank you for coming up with a manly gift basket men will not be embarrassed to receive!
03/19/2015 Rebecca Retro Gamer Crate 5
Got this crate as a late valentines early anniversary present for my boyfriend....he loves it!...He set it up and started playing right away...even whet online to find more games!...Will definitely be ordering from man crates again.
03/19/2015 Chasity Retro Gamer Crate 5
Got this as a gift for my nerdy husband. He absolutely loved it, and prying it open was worth a ton of laughs and of course a video taping. Will for sure be ordering more from this site! I just wish there was a "women crate" of sorts.
03/12/2015 Dani Retro Gamer Crate 1
I was so so so excited about getting this for my fiancés birthday because we are both really into playing the retro games. But once he finally opened it, I was very disappointed. The first game didn't work when we tried it and the second game we have never even heard of and wasn't that great to play. Definitely a waste of $100 and will probably never buy from Man Crate again due to the risk of it not being worth it once it gets here.
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03/11/2015 Lee Ann Kendrick Retro Gamer Crate 5
I purchased the Retro Gamer ManCrate for my son's 31st birthday gift! I have to say, it was an excellent gift. He was super excited and I maintained my "Best Mom Ever" status!!!
The product was exactly as described, shipped very quickly, arrived on the day promised and was packaged as per the description. My son was blown away that his gift came in an actual crate with a crowbar! I would highly recommend Mancrates and am planning to be a repeat customer; we have four sons.
03/9/2015 Cassie Retro Gamer Crate 5
My husband loved this gift, it arrived promptly and he was able to open it first thing on Valentines day, where as what he got me didn't arrive until 5pm! Maybe he should have gotten me a Mancrate! I plan on purchasing another, for myself!!! :)
03/6/2015 Catherine Retro Gamer Crate 5
It is my husbands birthday and he just opened up his crate! It was a gift that really surprised him in a good way. Unfortunately when we received it one of the 2 games was unable to play. Within minutes Will from the website helped us get a new game to replace the old one. Great people, great service, great product!
03/2/2015 Angelie Retro Gamer Crate 5
I ordered the Retro gamer for my husband for his birthday. I wanted to take him back to his childhood. It was definitely a great gift idea, He loved it!! He loved the concept of opening the gift with a crow bar. It took him a while, but when He finally got it open he was amazed at what he saw. He immediately hooked it up and began to play. He also started shopping online for more games. I would definitely order from man crates again!
02/22/2015 Jenn Retro Gamer Crate 5
Sent this to my boyfriend's work for a Valentine's day surprise. All his coworkers were jealous.
02/21/2015 Rosa Retro Gamer Crate 5
He's a complete gamer. And I'm not. So sometimes I have a hard time getting him gifts he genuinely loves. Well, I scored major points with this one. The games aren't super well known but it took him back to his childhood and he loved it. I asked him to record himself opening the gift so I could see his reaction. Lol he was seriously struggling trying to pry the crate open and it was absolutely hilarious! He loved it, probably because it's such a unique gift. Thanks Mancrate, you made me a hero ;)
02/21/2015 Jennifer Retro Gamer Crate 5
I love giving gifts that are unique and unexpected--my husband was NOT expecting this for Valentine's Day but he loved it! Ordering was painless, shipping was on point, and ManCrates.com is now my go-to gift source.
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