We live in an age of quirky Nintendo peripherals; Ring Fit Adventure is an example where Nintendo took a relatively standard Yoga ring and cleverly turned it into a huge sales success. Third-parties join in too, of course, and let's not forget Nintendo's own Labo range that made cardboard cool.
For those with a retro perspective, though, the NES / Game Boy era was a golden age for quirky accessories, and the video above from The Retro Future showcases a version of a Game Boy Sewing Machine. It's a rather funny walkthrough on how machines were designed to hook up to a Game Boy and related software to make sewing easier. Once you get past the 'is this a real thing?' part of the topic, it's actually rather fascinating.
It's pretty neat, and the video teases a follow-up with a rare accessory that'll allow fancy Nintendo embroidery, too.
If you're interested in learning more about accessories like this in the sewing / Game Boy field, the 2018 video below from Kelsey Lewin (now co-Director of Video Game History Foundation) is also worth a watch.
Retro accessories like this almost make us want to get into sewing. Almost.
I bought one of these but it arrived broken. The seller stitched me up...
Not very needed in the age of Etsy
Now for the Gameboy powered washer and dryer for when it's dirty. 😆
Removed - unconstructive
Now talk about the Famicom Disk System Sweater Service.
This one became famous when people thought that either this or Conker's Bad Fur day featuring mature content HAD to be EGM's annual April Fools Day joke.
(the actual AFD joke was someone selling a bunch of that canceled Genesis variant with 32X hardware built in. Was it Neptune?)
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