Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear #23: Pokeball Charms, Custom 3DS’, Official Portal Cake Mix

[Welcome again to Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear! This is a weekly feature wherein I shine the spotlight on three of the best custom-made, video game-inspired projects I’ve come across this week. Whatever the game and whether it’s art, crafts, toys, cosplay, animations or anything creative, if it’s good enough I’ll share with you lovely readers!]

Pokeball Charms

Admittedly, it’s been a little while since I’ve played Pokemon, but I don’t remember there being this many types of Pokeball. Deviantart user GandaKris has been very busy indeed, creating 55 different charms of the Pokemon-catching tool. Research tells me there are currently only 26 types from the main series of games, but she’s gone so far as to create Pokeballs seen elsewhere, such as the anime and Pokemon Snap.

Not only can you feast your eyes on the image below, but you can also check out a video guide on her YouTube channel if you’re interested in making your own. She’s even holding a contest wherein she gives away a Pokeball of your choice – how sweet!


[Source: Deviantart via Sprite Stitch]

Custom 3DS’

Nintendo has been teasing us with many new limited edition 3DS’ lately. The Pikachu, Animal Crossing and Luigi XLs are absolute beauts. But really, they should be hiring artist Wenis after his amazing 3DS designs.

Wenis created his own Pokemon and Game Boy themed mock-ups that are simply gorgeous. Not only did he design the systems, though, he also created the box that they would potentially come packaged in as well as very convincing advertisements. That old-school Game Boy box complete with green monochrome screens and purple buttons is pretty much the best thing anyone has ever done. 

[Source: VG Box Art via Destructoid]

Official Portal Cake Mix

We have yet another Portal-themed official merchandise this week, and this time it doesn’t hail from the home of Portal swag, ThinkGeek. You’ll find this Aperture Laboratories brand cake mix over on Amazon, which comes with everything you need (aside from the cherries) to make the iconic cake.

If you’re confused by the 1-star reviews dragging down the overall score, it’s down to the some absolute jokers still spouting the oldest meme ever, claiming that… *ahem*… the cake is a lie. Still not sick of that after six long years?

[Source: Amazon via Geekologie]

To check out last week’s featured Crafts ‘N Gear, here’s the link for #22: SNES Headphones, Street Fighter X Lilo & Stitch, 16-Bit Meets Real Life. You can find all our back episodes here.

If you’ve seen or made anything cool that you’d like to see featured, leave us a comment or send me a tweet! You just might see your name credited next week.

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