This year marks the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the 2nd greatest video game ever (Ms. Pac Man is #1 4EVAH). We here at Collateral Damage take Space Invaders very seriously. In part that’s because I’m in awe of the amount of time and quarters I wasted devoted to it. In part it’s because it reminds me of the time back when I didn’t have to put up with uppity young punks because I was one. Hence the official logo of the Collateral Damage mobile:
(If you are interested in doing the same to your car or walls the stickers may be found here. Be prepared for a bit of attention if you put them on the old gas guzzler.)
Fortunately the rest of the world seems to share my fascination. Herewith a few of the more interesting things I have come across that pay homage to our Space Invader overlords. So in honor of the 30th Anniversary of the
We will begin with apparel (and skip over the entire t-shirt aisle — cuz there’s a zillion of those).
Or for more formal occasions there’s a choice of ties.
Or the beer cozy (The perfect gift for that Britisher in your life who likes it at room temperature):
And what, I ask you, could possibly be geekier than a Space Invaders fanny pack?
Moving on to home furnishings, now.
Or the only thing that’s nearly as gorgeous as the rug, a butcher block table.
OK, it’s sold out but it’s done by the same guy who did the wood necklaces and somehow I think the necklaces are more in my price range.