Gaming Classics for Your Desk

11 Retro Gaming Figurines for Your Desktop

Retro Gaming Figurines

These retro gaming figurines are made for your desktop. Meet Mario, Mega Man, Sam & Max, Pac-Man, Elite’s Cobra Mk III and other classics.

There was a time when a “desktop” was associated with real furniture, not with a graphical user interface. Now you can timewarp and have some of your favorite retro gaming icons and characters decorating  your desktop. Yes, the real one.

1. The Evil Purple Tentacle

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What game? 1983’s “Maniac Mansion 2: Day of the Tentacle” from LucasArts, of course. In case you’re wondering, it’s the one with the evil ambitions.

Memorable quote: “I feel like I could…. LIKE I COULD…. take over the world!!”

What’s the size? The extra large retro gaming figurine is 85 mm high and comes in full evil color to take over the world — or just sit on your desk.

Where do I get it? At Shapeways for a price of $24.39 (€21.60). If you’re also into its peaceful green brother, you find it here.


2. Mega Man X

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What game? The whole Mega Man series, of course.

Favorite moment: In Mega Man 4 (NES), the final Boss fight with Wily expanded to two whole castles. And you thought it was already over.

What’s the size? It’s 6 centimeters high and made from full-color sandstone.

Where do I get it? At Shapeways for the current price of $28.96 (€25.65).

3. Spyro the Dragon

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What game? The first really epic Jump’n Run series for Playstation (long before it was called Playstation One).

Favorite moment: When you realized that there’s a great game behind all this purple cuteness.

What’s the size? It’s 7 centimeters high and made from full-color sandstone. A retro gaming figurine par excellence.

Where do I get it? At Shapeways for a current price of $30.19 (€26.74).

5. Cobra Mk III Wireframe

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What game? The one and only “Elite”.

Memorable moment:  When the viewport was filling up with “Trumbles”: The cargo you loaded were multiplying like Tribbles from Star Trek.


What’s the size? It’s 5.2 centimeters high. It’s white nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.

Where do I get it? You can get it at Shapeways in white plastic for $21.26 (€18.83). You can also order it in different materials like stainless steel ($33.66, €29.81), polished gold coated steel ($38.91, €34,46) or bronze steel ($33.66, €29.81).

6. Mario Versus Bullet Bill

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What game? Bullet Bill first appeared in Super Mario Bros. Level 5-1. So the chance of seeing him in the original game was pretty small unless you’re an experienced player. The statue you are seeing is modeled after Super Mario Galaxy.

Memorable moment: When you finally found out that you can duck under them.

What’s the size? It’s 5.2 centimeters high.

Where do I get it? You can get it at Shapeways for $47.91 (€42.43) in full color sandstone.

7. Sam & Max

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What game? Another epic adventure game from LucasArts: “Sam & Max Hit The Road”. Not even Playboy could compete with that bunny.

Favorite quote:
[at a phone booth]
Sam: I don’t have anyone to call.
Max: Call me, call me!
Sam: You’d have to get cellular.
Max: I’m pixular! It’s better than cellular!
Sam: That was bad, Max. Really bad.
Max: Hey, who cares? I’M CUTE!

What’s the size? It’s 8 centimeters high and made from full color sandstone.

Where do I get it? At Shapeways for a current price of $30.19 (€26.74).


8. Crash Bandicoot

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What game? Another classic for early Playstation, “Crash Bandicoot”.

Memorable moment: The first time you encountered a nitro box and stood there, waiting for something to happen.

What’s the size? It’s 5.2 centimeters high. It’s white nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.

Where do I get it? At Shapeways for $21.26 (€18.83). You can also order it in different materials like stainless steel ($33.66, €29.81), polished gold coated steel ($38.91, €34.46) or bronze steel ($33.66, €29.81).

9. Zelda Deku Statue

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What game? Dekus appeared first in “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time”. In the follow-up game “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask”, you even had to play one. From that moment on, they were all over the place.

Favorite moment: The second you figured out you had to use the shield to get rid of these pests. And when a deku turned out to be a merchant of the Deku village.

What’s the size? The extremely lovely statue is 7.17 centimeters high. It’s made from sandstone.

Where do I get it? You can get it at Shapeways for $34.30 (€30.38).

10. The Pokeball

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What game? It’s probably the most important item in the Pokémon universe. And it’s been in your inventory since the first Pokémon game.

Memorable moment: The moment you had 150 Pokémon in your Pokedex… and couldn’t find the damn last one.

What’s the size? It’s 1.2 meters long. So your desktop is probably not the best place to put it.

Where do I get it? You can get it at Shapeways for $79.93 (€70.78). You can also have it in polished gold steel for whopping $612.69 (€542.53). Or, if you happen to own a 3D printer, you can print one for several cents with this design at Thingiverse.

11. Super Mario Mobius Strip

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What game? It’s the first Level of Super Mario Bros, World 1. There‘s also an underground version of World 1.2 (Duh-nuh duh-nuh duh-nuh…)

Favorite moment: The moment you encountered your first 1-UP ever.

What’s the size? It’s height is 10 centimeters long and full-color sandstone.

Where do I get it? You can get it at Shapeways for $29.40 (€26.04).

BONUS LEVEL: The Pac-Man Ring Collection

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What game? The game “Pac-Man”, of course. And it’s 27.375.653 remakes.

Favorite moment: The second you encounter the glitch.

What’s the size? The rings can be ordered in any size you want. You get a full collection with Pac-Man, Inky, Pinky, Blinky and Clyde, a Power Pill and puck. You can combinate it any way you want.

Where do I get it? You can get the whole set at Shapeways for $33.08 (€29.30).