In the list of consoles that are deeply beloved, the Game Boy is at least something of a contender. It sold over 100 million units, and for a lot of kids was their first introduction to the pleasures (and annoyances) of being a Nintendo fan. And now, as an adult, you can combine your nostalgia with your needed self-medication, using the GameBooze.
Sadly, it’s not a Game Boy converted into a flask. Nor does it play games, although considering how quickly the coordination of some people goes down the tubes that’s probably a good thing. Instead it’s a flask that has a clever vinyl wrap.
The flask itself is stainless steel, important for those of us who like our hard liquor unsullied by a metallic taste. But the wrap itself is more interesting. The design includes a few jokes, like the fact that it’s called the “GameBooze”, but it’s also surprisingly detailed. If it didn’t curve like a traditional flask, this might pass muster as an old-school Game Boy, if you weren’t looking too closely.
You might be wondering how to get your hands on this item of nostalgia and wonder. Well, the good news is that unlike a lot of items on Etsy, you’ll be able to buy this one for relatively cheap: The GameBooze runs $20, plus $5 for shipping, although if you want to pick up one of the store’s other flasks, which range from Fallout references to far more Pokemon than probably should have their own flask, or their hats, that shipping drops to a buck.
The bad news is, as that it’s made by hand, you’ll have to wait two to three weeks to for it to ship. In the meantime, we recommend just filling the cartridge slot in your Game Boy with booze, and drinking out of that. Copper oxide is healthy for you, right?
Dan Seitz is an obsessive nerd living in New England. He lives in the Boston area with a fiancee, a dog, a cat, and far too many objects with processors.