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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 Winner is You
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.
- Retro-Bit NES Console
- Two classic Nintendo game selections (Man Crates approved!)
- Red Vines
- Bottle Caps
- Mike & Ike
- Now and Later
- Jaw Busters
- Pop Rocks
- In a sealed wooden crate with a laser-etched crowbar, without bows, ribbons or fluff.
Posted by Tiffany on 03/6/2014 ( Retro Gamer Crate 5 stars)
My boyfriend has BOXES of games, and purchased 3 game systems on ebay, but none of them would work. He was SO excited when he opened this crate to see that he could play his games. Not only does he love them, but he LOVES playing them with our 3 year old son. I was upset that I did not get the duct tape wrapping like I requested, but customer service was very fast at responding to me, and put the money bacnk into my account from the wrapping. I will be purchasing more man crates. Awesome gifts!
Posted by Tori on 02/27/2014 ( Retro Gamer Crate 5 stars)
My husband absolutely loved his Valentine's present. Although the package arrived three days late (through no fault of Man Crates, because they got the package into the mail on time), he thought the crate itself was a very cool novelty item, and once he saw the gaming system inside, he was even more excited. (Our cats love the crate, too, by the way. Perfect size for kitty tushies).
He received Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (which he remembered playing as a child on his original system) and Captain Skyhawk. We immediately hooked up the system to our spare TV and tried out the games. He was like a kid in a candy store (both figuratively and literally, thanks to the collection of treats included).
10/10, would recommend to nostalgic gaming friends.
31 going on 13
Posted by Danielle on 02/14/2014 ( Retro Gamer Crate 5 stars)
This gift was beyond amazing. I knew my boyfriend would love it for Valentines day but not to this extent. He opened the gift and was shocked to see what was inside. He immediately hooked the Retro system up to the tv and started munching on the candy. He walked outside and he came back in with a huge box. He opened the box and then showed me his collection of games he had along with the original Nintendo that didn't work. He has been playing for hours already with the games that came with the box as well as the 50 something he already owned like Zelda, Ninja Turtles and even Family Feud. Literally the best gift I could have given him! Bonus was that his score from the legend of Zelda was still saved on the game.
Posted by StephyAnn on 02/6/2014 ( Retro Gamer Crate 5 stars)
I just have to say, this was the greatest gift ever. I ordered for my boyfriend for Valentines Day, (we are not mushy people) and he LOVED having to open the crate with a crowbar. I will definitely order another box for some of the other men in my life! Brilliant idea guys, can't wait to see what other crates come up!
Best. Gift. Ever.
Posted by Robin on 01/21/2014 ( Retro Gamer Crate 5 stars)
I ordered this crate for my husband for his birthday. He loved it. He looked like a kid on Christmas when he saw the crowbar and realized that he had to pry it open. Once he got the crate open he was so excited, he set up the game system and started playing immediately. I will definitely be ordering more Man Crates in the future!
He absolutely loved it!
Posted by Amanda on 12/29/2013 ( Retro Gamer Crate 5 stars)
So I wrapped this one up in a special wrapping paper. You know the old Christmas colors of red, green, gold and silver were just not going to do for such a wonderful gift for my man. Nope so camo wrapping paper it was. I made him wait to open this gift last and when he asked why I said because I want pictures of you opening this one. So he begins and the next thing I know he is to the box then he opens up the box and this gigantic smile comes across his face and he lifts out the crowbar, he loves it already and has no clue whats inside. He sets it down on the table and starts at it. He opens it up and to he has a ton of awesome retro candies, and a retro NES and two games which were two he had never played before even more awesome. He looks over and says " I got to go in the office and find my mario!" haha He has absolutely loved it. He said the experience of opening it was the best and I must say I am thrilled that he is enjoying it.
Every Kids Dream. Even us 30 year old kids....
Posted by Michael Marcellino on 12/17/2013 ( Retro Gamer Crate 5 stars)
They have it locked. video games and candy. Who can ask for anything else stuffed into a crate which has to be opened with a baby crowbar. It's as manly as a child can get, and as childish as a man can be. FLAWLESS. I ordered one for myself, and I was the groom....
Soup to nuts, a great experience and awesome product
Posted by Crystal on 12/10/2013 ( Retro Gamer Crate 5 stars)
I've been travelling a lot for work and wanted to send my husband something to cheer him up. Flowers for a dude is kind of lame... and then I stumbled upon the greatness that is this site. I got my order in just before the 3pm cut off but made a goof on the gift note. I called in and they not only got it changed but made sure it was absolutely getting sent out that day so he would receive it before I got home. He loved the contents but was almost more giddy about the crate and mini crow-bar itself. I won so many awesome wife points. He bragged to everyone at work for a week!
Perfect for my husband
Posted by A happy wife on 10/4/2013 ( Retro Gamer Crate 5 stars)
I was struggling with trying to find something special and fun to get my husband for his birthday when I came across your website. My husband has been a gamer since he was a kid, so this retro gamer crate was perfect. He enjoyed opening it and loved all the candy and he can't wait to try the Atari game device. In fact, he liked it so much that he took photos and posted them on his Facebook account for all his friends to see. A number of them have already started shopping for their men (or themselves) on your site as well. Thanks for making a great gift!
Retro Gamer Crate
Posted by Susan on 09/26/2013 ( Retro Gamer Crate 5 stars)
We just received this thank you note:
Thanks for the awesome Man Crate -- what a cool gift! I have to admit, I had to watch a YouTube video to see how to open the crate (I DID get it open faster than the guy in the video though). I've always wanted one of these retro game controllers, so I'm psyched to play it.
Thanks again -- you guys are awesome!
So, it looked like he enjoyed it. And I love your website and have already recommended it to many!