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Nintendo Game Boy Alarm Clock
Nostalgia is a funny thing. When you think about your childhood, it’s possible that you have just as many fond memories about the superficial or tactile aspects of things than you do of the things themselves (personal example: Most of my early memories about trips to Disney World are wrapped up in the trams, monorails, and ferry boats and not any of the actual rides or attractions). Capitalizing on this phenomenon is the new officially licensed Nintendo Game Boy Alarm Clock.
The Nintendo Game Boy Alarm Clock looks, feels, and sounds just like the blocky Nintendo Game Boy of your youth, which will give you all the childhood memories you could want, minus the actual games. Instead, it will wake you up in the morning, which makes a pretty good metaphor for the transition from carefree youth to rise-and-grind adulthood.
$35.19 isn’t too bad for a good metaphor, and that’s how much the Nintendo Game Boy Alarm Clock is at Firebox right here.