Move over Star Wars Limited Edition Xbox 360 Kinect Bundle, CorellianCustoms is kicking it retro style. Sure you have a sleek sexy blue and white R2D2 appeal and gold C3PO controllers, but why not take a ride on the wild side and play some N64 and Super Nintendo on a Snowspeeder or a TIE Fighter?
Etsy user, CorellianCustoms, has taken the old Snowspeeder and TIE Fighter toys and turned them into retro gaming consoles. He has made a TIE Fighter N64 and a SNES Snowspeeder.
Here are the descriptions that he has listed for each of them on Etsy.
Custom Super Nintendo T-47 Snow Speeder
I built this wonderful mashup from a combination of a 1995 Hasbro T-47 Snow Speeder and a 2nd Generation “Mini” Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It has been a labor of love and has taken me roughly 15 hours of labor to complete. There is a custom cutout in the rear between the exhaust ports for easy access to the Power and A/V ports and 2 controller extensions were used so that I could mount them where I wanted. Finally a tiny plastic rod was used in place of the original landing strut (it wouldn’t fit) to give the speeder a slight floating effect when on a flat surface.
Custom Nintendo 64 Tie Fighter Mk II
This custom console was based off of a design I saw 4 years ago, with some of my own modifications. It was made from the combination of a 1995 Hasbro Darth Vader’s Tie Fighter and a Nintendo 64.This is my second go at putting an N64 inside a Tie Fighter and as such I have made some modifications.
At my wife’s suggestion the main board of the console has been slid back so that the cockpit glass may remain intact. Doing so allowed me to expose the ports in the back for easier access. Because of this move though the power brick in it’s original configuration didn’t fit properly and had to be modified. With a little soldering and some epoxy putty I was able to make the new and improved in line power brick you see above.
In addition the power and reset buttons were reattached and make for what I think is an awesome aesthetic. You can see the red power indicator LED through the cockpit when turned on (sorry, didn’t have outlet nearby to demonstrate). Just underneath the cartridge slot is a clear/blue acrylic dowel to avoid putting weight on the removable wings when inserting your games. And the final touch was adding the green missles back into their original slots, unfortunately there was no room remaining for their firing mechanisms so that have been permanently fixed in place.
You can check them out on Etsy and pick one up for $184.99 or $209.99.
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