Social media sensation Logan Paul has upset a legion of angry gamers for turning a bunch of Game Boy consoles into a coffee table.
On Boxing Day, Logan Paul shared a video on his Twitter page highlighting the process of using proxy resin, and moulding Game Boy consoles into a shiny Pokemon frame. In total, 15 Game Boy consoles were used, some of which are very rare.
So why are some gamers angry?
From what I can tell on social media, it’s the fact that some of these Game Boy consoles are very rare. To be fair, the fact that a Game Boy console is retro and highly collectable, if you get hold of one, they maintain a decent seller value.
In the coffee table, there are some transparent and Pokemon systems, as well as NES styled consoles and more. Logan Paul then shared a video of the finished product, complete with built-in colour-changing LED lights.
the table also lights up & changes color pic.twitter.com/ylJ7uJMT4P— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) December 28, 2021
However, much of the internet isn’t best pleased with Logan Paul’s custom coffee table.
Gameboys are no more produced, and they are getting rarer and pricier. But you’re in your ivory tower. Drowning them in epoxy wasn’t necessary to do a tabletop…— Adzy | L’opi-homme du peuple ? (@adzetko) December 28, 2021
The HOPE is that all of them were just shells and proxies. However, it’s highly unlikely that he took the time and effort to remove the inner working parts. If you also look closely, each Gameboy has a cartridge as well, meaning it wasn’t just 15 consoles, but 15 games as well— Damon Vi (@Damon_Vi) December 28, 2021
Logan, these aren’t in production anymore. When you buy these things, you’re buying machine that is for all intent and purposes irreplaceable. When you turn these into pinterest-esque art projects, you are effectively destroying gameboys.— tumblrNukeSurvivor (@TumblrSurviver) December 29, 2021
Personally, I can see why some gamers would be upset about seeing a collection of rare Game Boy consoles made obsolete and turned into a coffee table. At this time, Logan Paul has confirmed whether each system is working or non-functional. Hopefully, it will be a case of the latter.
Some were impressed with the custom-made coffee table.
Very nice! I recently did the same thing with my old GI Joe’s! pic.twitter.com/qpTtr0EMQm— Zod (@generalzod50) December 27, 2021
don’t even care, this looks amazing and i love it— Seth Everman (@SethEverman) December 27, 2021
That said, Logan Paul has money to burn and a taste for rare gaming goods. Furthermore, putting aside as to whether working Game Boys were used or not, I think the table looks quite cool.
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Featured Image Credit: Logan Paul