Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Object of geek desire: Mega Man knit blanket

Mega Man fans haven't had a particularly easy 2013.  Following the non-event that was the Blue Bomber's 25th anniversary year, the biggest "news" that these Capcom faithful have to look forward to is Mega Man's inclusion in the upcoming Super Smash Bros.

So If these Mega fan Mega Man fans can't turn to Capcom for comfort these days, where can they turn?

To this week's object of geek desire, of course.

Coming from Etsy crafter NerdsHeartsDesire, this hand knit yarn Video Game / Fandom Blanket is perhaps the best way to let the world know that you appreciate both Mega Man and staying warm in the winter months.

Available in two sizes (9 feet x 4 feet, or 8 feet x 5 feet) this commanding blanket won't leave any part of you exposed to the chill of winter that's just around the corner.  Better yet, each blanket is "100% customizable and unique" so feel free to ask for Mega Man in any color scheme you want - from the purple and white of the Yamato Spear to the yellow and brown of the Metal Blade motif.

Or, you could always message the shop and ask for a non-Mega Man design... if you hate America.

No matter what option you choose, NerdyHeartsDesire won't charge you a Bubble Lead and a leg for the finished product.  The blanket above is $100 (+$15 shipping), while custom designs will run you between $100 and $150, although truly intricate designs might warrant an extra $20 - $40 surcharge.