A baby unboxes a baby-sized NES Classic Edition

Spank it and drop it (the console, not the baby)

The NES Classic Edition is already shaping up to be one of this holiday season’s more elusive purchases. While waiting in line for one this morning, a man who looked to be about 35 offered me and others waiting alongside me $100 in cash for one. He said it was for his son’s birthday, which strangely enough, just happened to be today. 

I wasn’t sure I believed him, but I didn’t have long to think about it. Someone behind me in line was quick to take him up on his offer. I wouldn’t be surprised if that particular NES Classic Edition is up on eBay right now for $250+ plus shipping. 

My son, on the other hand, is definitely real, and he’s definitely getting a kick out of our new toy. His favorite part of the package is probably the poster that comes with it. Spoiler ~ it makes a cool crinkling sound when you wave it in the air like a flag.

His second favorite part is probably Duck Hunt, even though Duck Hunt isn’t actually included on the console’s list of pre-loaded games. That’s just how much he loves the word “duck.” And who could blame him? It’s the only word he knows how to say.

If “hunt” ends up being his second word, how will that reflect on me as a parent?

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes