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lace and lore

What better place to shop than a store created by two gals who love video games, sci-fi, comics, and anime? We just discovered Lace and Lore and we dig their quirky and cute style that covers dresses, skirts, hand bags, leggings, and accessories. Their fun patterns and designs cross over so you can mix and match accessories with the clothing.

Check out more designs after the break…

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The new Sailor Moon Crystal collides with gaming nostalgia for this awesome collection of 8-bit pixelated gear. Pop culture shop Bandai just launched the fresh line of adorable accessories featuring Inner Senshi characters as well as Tuxedo Mask, Chibi Moon, and the cats Luna and Artemis. The new merch is titled Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Dot Bit Series and it provides everything Sailor and pink you could ever need from totes to scrunchies and compacts to charms.

Get a closer look at these lovable friends in sweet pink awesomeness after the break…

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The 8-bit pixel style is awesome for geek gear, and Etsy shop The Pixel Bar even lets you create your own designs.

After you select a bag type (messenger or backpack) you can request your favorite characters from Marvel to Disney to Minecraft to be pixelated in silicon blocks which are affixed to the silicon panel.

Or you can create your own character using a template of the purchased bag. The template will let you place each pixel on the board and tally up how many blocks you will need to purchase. You could have a different design to match your fandom every week.

Check out some bag styles and pixel designs below.

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This little jewelry box is designed to look just like a treasure chest straight out of your favorite 8-bit game. Not only will it keep your jewels safe but it plays a fanfare and glows when you open the lid! It takes 2 AA batteries and measures 4″ wide x 4.5″ tall x 3″ deep so there’s plenty of room for all your loot.

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8 bit socks

Plain white socks are boring, and these designs from Sammy Icon are the opposite of that. They feature the bright colors of 8-bit video games like Duck Hunt, Super Mario Bros, and Pac-Man. The company already is in the sock business, but they’ve got a Kickstarter project to launch this new line.

Watch the intro video after the break.

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If a Doctor Who game like this existed, I’d play the heck out of it and hope someone made a TARDIS shaped console to go with it. Since that’s not a reality just yet, this t-shirt is a fine substitute. Wearing a tee like this just might make you walk around all day with an 1980s video game version of the the Who theme song playing your head.

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Take my love, take my land, take me where I cannot stand. I don’t care, I’m still free, you can’t take the 8-bit sky from me. Preorder now and be sporting an 8-bit version of the Serenity crew when this shirt ships in July.

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What better way to show your love than by sharing your heart and your HP? This sterling silver ring by Etsy seller Silverthink Jewelry encourages you to spread the pixels.

The handcrafted rings come in an array of sizes and are made to order. You can get the stylish band ring with three hearts or a single one. When it comes to life, more hearts are better than just one. Choose wisely.

Check out a single heart option after the break.

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This black canvas backpack has a yellow silicone base and a whole bunch of little silicone pixels that let you design and redesign your bag as often as you like to fit your mood. It’s also got multiple compartments so you’ll be able to carry all your things in 8-bit luxury.

External Dimensions: 16.5″ tall x 13.5″ wide x 5″ deep
Internal Dimensions:
Laptop Compartment: 14″ tall x 12″ wide x 2.5″ deep
Main Compartment: 14″ tall x 12.5″ wide x 5″ deep
Elastic Compartment: 9.5″ tall x 12.5″ wide
Top handle pocket: 3″ tall x 6″ wide

The pixels are infinitely rearrangeable so it not only holds your stuff, but provides a way to keep busy when you’re bored.

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Fly You Fools [T-Shirt]

The wizard clings to the ledge. Do you stay and help, or fly you fools? Gandalf sacrifices himself in 8-bit glory while the fellowship chooses the whole flying thing.

Product Page ($15)