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Space Invaders Mobile: Totally Geeky or Geek Chic?

I've always thought of baby mobiles as colorful and whimsical things parents put above their children's cribs to keep them calm and entertained, not a means of scaring a child into worrying about aliens. The Space Invaders mobile, created by Chicago artist pixelparty turns the usually innocent mobile into a retro geek (and slightly creepy) art piece. It's made from wool felt, dowels and cord and features nine individual “invaders” as well as one “laser base." It costs $70 at Etsy. Is this the perfect gift for a gamer's baby, or too geeky to put in a child's room?
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pixelparty pixelparty 9 years
hey, that's my mobile. just noticed it. I'd be glad to do one in a custom color for anyone. please contact me via http://pixelparty.etsy.com if you're interested
ponny ponny 9 years
I'd love this for my robot-themed baby room, if it only had some color or contrast. It's really sad, because actually FINDING A SPACE INVADERS MOBILE was so exciting (er, try to have a robot/space-themed room that doesn't have pastels in it, and you'll know what I mean).
jc521 jc521 10 years
i don't like it, and i doubt it if a baby would too
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
why do you need it above a crib or in a child's room? i could see this being used elsewhere. so geeky chic.
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 10 years
freaky
mellafe mellafe 10 years
Those are pretty! Cute enough not to look like spiders, which scare the heck out of me.
partysugar partysugar 10 years
These scare me. They look like spiders crawling down from the cieling.
c0rkie c0rkie 10 years
70 dollars?!
pandamonkey22 pandamonkey22 10 years
sooo kyuuuute!!!!
nitronat nitronat 10 years
not too geeky to put in a kids room. it's really cute :)
fragiletearz fragiletearz 10 years
Geeky but hilarious!
Penny4545 Penny4545 10 years
i don't think the baby will appreciate it either.. i hope it wouldn't frighten them either...
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
Adorable, but sadly babies aren't old enough to appreciate nostalgia.
LuciLu LuciLu 10 years
how cute for a boys room! would be nice if it came in different colors
quantazel quantazel 10 years
Maybe it should be more colorful, though?
velvetavalon velvetavalon 10 years
awe!!! this is so cute!
maximumblonde maximumblonde 10 years
Wow. When I read the headline I got really excited because I thought it was Space Invaders for your (mobile) PHONE! Does that make ME geeky or chic?
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