Brilliant Space Invaders Backpack Straps a Miniature Arcade Cabinet to Your Back

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. This Space Invaders-themed backpack only looks like a miniature replica of an arcade machine—it doesn’t actually let you play the classic video game that has you fending off alien invaders. But we’ll happily turn a blind eye to that oversight, because everything else about this pack is fantastic.

Inside the backpack you’ll find countless pockets and compartments lined with a lovely polyester patterned print featuring images of the actual invaders, who also pop up as 3D rubber zipper pulls. And below the simulated screen on the back of the pack is a working quarter slot you can use to stash coins you don’t want bouncing around your pocket.

It’s available from ThinkGeek for $50/£41, and while we’re sure someone will find a way to hack in an actual playable version of Space Invaders, do you really want all that extra weight hanging off your back? [ThinkGeek]