If there is one thing that never fails to bring a smile to my face, it is a really good console mod.  In the past, I have posted a bunch of amazing NES console mods (just search ‘NES mods’ on the right to find them), but I think this is probably the first one I have posted where the end product looked absolutely nothing like an NES.  Where most console mods I see do fancy things with an existing NES, this one seems to have thrown the iconic NES look out the window and shoved the innards into a toaster instead!

This toaster Nintendo Entertainment System mod was created by Jarno Kotavuopio.  It has a ton of cool lights and buttons but most importantly, it is still a fully functional Nintendo NES!

Below is a picture as well as video of the impressive build.  I love that even the controller got a little attention and now the Nintendo logo on it lights up!

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NES Toaster Mod

NES Toaster Mod

[Source:  Jarno Kotavuopio via That’s Nerdalicious]

Much to the dislike of my bathroom scale, I have been eating perhaps more than my fair share of cookies lately.  I just can’t seem to help myself so I just grab a handful of them whenever I see somebody have them sitting out.  However, its probably a good thing that nobody has had cookies as awesome as these Star Trek and Doctor Who cookies otherwise I would probably take all of them.

These incredible looking Doctor Who and Star Trek cookies were created by Mallory Mae from Butterwinks.  If you are interested in finding out how she made this cookies and how you can make your own, she has an online course called Piping Cookies That Pop on Craftsy.

These cookies are so well done, I honestly don’t think I can pick a favorite!  The Kirk, Spock and Uhura cookies have an adorable cartoony look to them while the Doctor Who cookies are just plain awesome, especially the Dalek and TARDIS.  Which cookie is your favorite?

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Star Trek and Doctor Who Cookies

Star Trek and Doctor Who Cookies

[Source: Butterwinks via Between the Pages]

Geek Tees

Geek Tees

In case you missed the announcement last month, not only is Global Geek News a cool blog, but we also have our own geeky clothing store called Geek Tees!  Speaking of Geek Tees, everything from now through Friday (2/20/15) is on sale!

All of our nerdy t-shirts are $14 (normally $20) for the next couple of days.  Not only that, tank tops, crewnecks and hoodies are also on sale for $18, 30, and $35 respectively.  If you are looking to pick up some geeky clothing items, now would be the perfect time!

There are a ton of absolutely amazing designs for everything from The Legend of Zelda to Futurama and Doctor Who so there is something for you no matter what your geeky tastes are!  Don’t forget, these also make great gifts so if you have any birthdays or special occasions coming up, you should definitely browse the store!

I am constantly adding new designs too and plan on adding more during the sale so make sure to check back often for new designs you are sure to fall in love with!

Head to Geek Tees now!

With Valentine’s Day this last weekend, I had a feeling that I might see some really geeky and awesome engagement ring boxes and it looks like I was right!  In the past, I have featured a couple of really cool Legend of Zelda treasure chest engagement ring boxes like this one that plays music and another one that has some great art work on it.  However, as cool as those are, I think this one with a floating rupee is my favorite!

This handmade Legend of Zelda treasure chest engagement ring box with a floating rupee was created by Etsy seller IndyFurniture.  They are selling this Zelda engagement ring box for $60.  Not only does it have the cool floating rupee effect, but it has some lights on the bottom to make sure you have the perfect lighting for that special moment when you ask that special someone to marry you.  However, if you want the full effect, you will have to sing the treasure chest opening sound when you go to open it.

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Legend of Zelda Engagement Ring Box

Legend of Zelda Treasure Chest Engagement Ring Box

Legend of Zelda Engagement Ring Box

Legend of Zelda Engagement Ring Box

[Source: Etsy via Fashionably Geek]

 

With all of the facts about myself that I have shared over the years on here, I think at least the long time readers among you have a pretty good idea of who I am and the things I enjoy.  However, there is one love that I don’t think I have ever mentioned on here and that is my love of the symphony!  I suppose I can blame that on having a great Fine Arts teacher in middle school but for the past couple of years, I have had a subscription to a nearby orchestra where I usually spend at least one Saturday night a month during their season.  I am especially excited for this month because I actually have two shows to go to!

After the symphony I go to announced their new season a couple of weeks ago, I plan on changing my subscription next year to a different series because next season one of their other series will have a Star Wars symphony and a Bugs Bunny symphony!  How could I pass that up?!

Anyway, speaking of the symphony, I just came across this amazing video of an orchestra in Prague performing the theme music from Ghostbusters and it is amazing!  I love how into it the director is and how he gets the crowd involved.  I wish he was the conductor at the symphony I attend!

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

If you are looking for a great PC game to play, you might want to check out this deal I stumbled upon.  Right now, Newegg has XCOM: Enemy Unknown for the PC on sale for $10 (50% off), but if you use the coupon code ‘2229HEART79′, you can get an additional $5 off until 2/9/15!

I know a lot of people that like the game so I thought I would pass this sale along since it is hard to beat 75% off!  If you are a fan of the game, let me know in the comments below.

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[Source:  Newegg]