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December 22, 2010 9:24 AM   Subscribe

"Designed by Giant Robot head guru Eric Nakamura and his friend Len Higa, the car was stripped down and operated on extensively, with a simple goal in mind: transform this Scion car into one giant Nintendo Entertainment System. " The Scion Gallery and Giant Robot team up to curate "Pixel Pushers" a show about the 8-bit aesthetic. The Scion gallery's tour of the show.
posted by The Whelk (7 comments total)

No square blocks for wheels? 8-BIT FAIL.
posted by entropicamericana at 9:26 AM on December 22, 2010

I saw "Giant Robot head" and thought this was going to be a very different sort of post.
posted by Zozo at 9:28 AM on December 22, 2010 [2 favorites]

Why has piratebowling not graduated to automotive work?
posted by jph at 9:45 AM on December 22, 2010

Sigh. Giant Robot, you were once an awesome magazine, and as much as I enjoy Nintendo-themed cars, I'd rather have the magazine that once brought me interviews with Chow Yun Fat and "Asian Hot Sauce reviews" instead of kitschy shit for hipsters.
posted by yeloson at 9:48 AM on December 22, 2010 [2 favorites]

Oh hey, this is still open near me. (Really near where I used to live, in fact.) Too bad the openings at Scion are always choked to death with American Apparel Vice Magazine motherfuckers, but I may swing by to see the show.
posted by klangklangston at 9:54 AM on December 22, 2010

transform this Scion car into one giant Nintendo Entertainment System

Looks more like a "Famicom" to me...
posted by StarmanDXE at 10:20 AM on December 22, 2010

yeolson: agreed. I went to meet Eric at GR in the late 90s when they were still a scrappy startup. I contributed a few photos from events for free, iirc. I miss that GR.
posted by gen at 4:25 PM on December 22, 2010 [1 favorite]

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