The competition meant that they had to innovate, and with that came unique peripherals, transparent coloured shells and a plethora of unique gaming experiences throughout the 90’s and 2000’s that introduced video game characters that are still around to this day.

Nowadays though, it feels like console designs and limited edition variants have far less “wow factor”, so we took it upon ourselves to team up with Joseph Tomkins, a professional 3D designer, to give new life to games consoles.

We gave Joseph the challenge to create video game console concepts based off iconic game characters, moments and items, and he did not disappoint!

Tony Hawk’s Skate Deck Pro

I was a huge Tony Hawk’s fan when I was a kid, even though I could barely stand on a skateboard for longer than 5 seconds. However, I could be a complete Pro in the game, and that’s all that mattered.

One of my most vivid “online gaming” experiences was actually in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 on Playstation 2. It blew my mind when I was playing with people from around the world in my living room, on a console.

However, this console is in a handheld mode, and it very much reminds me of the original Tech Decks from back in the 2000’s, those highly collectible skateboards that always went missing.

This console takes a mini skateboard and inserts a screen, a D-PAD, and action buttons into it, keeping the slim design and oddly satisfying ergonomics.

And yes; before you ask, it can still be used as a finger toy.

On the bottom you’ll find your volume buttons, on/off switch, and even a headphone jack for playing that awesome soundtrack.

Like other handhelds on this list, it would undoubtedly come pre-loaded with the game it’s based on. In this case, we’d have all of the best Tony Hawks games of all time, so there’d be no need to insert cartridges!



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