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Gaming Collectibles

If you want to find awesome video game fan art, then you’ve come to the right place. Many talented artists are passionate about the games they’ve played, contributing their own concepts, original artworks, and rough sketches to sites such as Pinterest or DeviantArt. Not all images on Google are free to use or reproduce.

Fortunately, there are sites that upload royalty-free images you can save to your “favorites” list. One site I discovered was Wallpaper Abyss, home to over 90,000 high-quality backgrounds. On Wallpaper Abyss, you have access to beautiful wallpapers and set them as your desktop background for most laptop resolutions.

Some dedicated gamers prefer to make arts and crafts of beloved video game characters by following YouTube DIY tutorials or designing their own trinkets. Art vendors typically sell handmade jewelry, accepting art commissions, displaying pixelated keychains, and even posters of comic superheroes.

If you’re interested in shopping online for video game-related merchandise and craft items, then I would suggest giving Etsy a fair shake. Many Etsy stores allow you to preview an assortment of custom products ranging from handbags to home decorations. You’d be surprised to see cookie cutters, ornamental plants, shiny stickers, and more.

Video game collectibles are abundant at nerd conventions. The same goes for anime figurines. It’s hard to resist buying on impulse sometimes, especially when entire tables were covered in anime figurines and these chibi models called Nendoroids. Most gamers also watch anime so they can’t help but want to keep these miniature sculptures of anime characters.

I myself bought a Sailor Venus figurine since Sailor Moon was a huge part of my childhood. It can be difficult to get merchandise imported from Japan so it would be easier if you browsed for video game items on specialty stores like ThinkGeek. This site has everything from Overwatch appliances to Star Wars measuring cups.

Lately, I’ve been getting inspired by gaming elements so I went on the Unity Asset Store to look for 2D and 3D animations. As a full-time hobbyist, I can admire the effort that goes into building creative templates, unique character designs, and all kinds of environments to explore. These assets help indie developers save time on world building and testing their games.

On occasion, I prefer to create simple gifs in a 16-bit, pixelated style. I tend to introduce themes such as Tetris blocks, multi-color palettes, and abstract blocks out of nostalgia for classic or retro games. But on Unity, there are tutorial projects, custom skins, seamless UIs, sound effects, AI pathfinding, and localization. For more details, click on the image below!

Thanks for reading everyone! Please like or share this to raise awareness of gaming culture or spread the word about your interests as a fellow nerd. Are there any rare collectibles you’ve held onto?