Kind Of Want: Glowing Arcade Coin Slot Belt Buckles

September 17, 2012


This is a $90 glowing coin slot belt buckle by Insignificant Fish Industries. I'm not sure who the insignificant fish is, but you better not say Nemo or you and I WILL be required to fist fight.

This Belt buckle is made from genuine recycled arcade parts that died in the line of duty and have been preserved as a wearable homage to their place in Silicon Heaven.

With the light turned on, it looks exactly like the big arcade machines from whence it came.

I really do want one, I just don't have $90 to drop for a belt buckle right now. You know what I have to use to hold my pants up? A HAND. "You're not even wearing pants." Honestly, I couldn't tell you if I just never put them on this morning or lost them somewhere between home and the office.

Hit the jump for some closeups, including the glowing at night, as well as the NES power button belt buckle they also sell.




Thanks to if industries and if industries' friend Ritzckrakr, who promised to make me a bill acceptor one.

  • Ralph Brown

    Its cool but the down side is wiseguys or gals will just be pushing the REJECT BUTTON every time they see you LOL

  • RDarker

    Still a higher price than one would pay for a night with ____(insert famous Ho's name here)____

  • ZomBBombeR

    Ok I'll just come out and say it, some people have more money than intelligence and those would be the ones that would be willing to pay $90 for a flashy belt buckle, I believe James could make his own if he really wanted to and even if it failed he'd still be ahead $70 as opposed to someones $90 belt buckle collapsing and being out $90, I've spent less than 10 on a buckle and up to 50 for a buckle and I'll be honest the cheaper ones last far longer in my experience than an overpriced designer buckle ever would, I'm not sayin the guy didn't work hard to create this I'm just sayin' most people even if they liked it wouldn't pay 90 bucks for it, it's kind of a niche market for scrap part accessories wouldn't you say? And to be perfectly honest it seems to be cheaply made as far as i'm concerned.

  • ANyone with a little time could reverse engineer this. You just need the piece, you can order it online (pricier) or do some digging (time consuming) and making it a functional buckle, orlighting up, well there are sevel cheap options.. a simple batter operated LED seems how it was done, and with the right two pieces of metal, anything is a belt buckle.

  • ruinedmycheese

    I'm sorry, Tony can't come to the internet right now. he's too busy powering a steam engine by thinking really hard of comebacks for me. please try again later.

  • ZomBBombeR

    Lol that was good.

  • Tony

    oh buuuuurn! you really are funny rich. i see what you did there. you must REALLY have a lot of time on your hands!

  • ruinedmycheese

    pretty cool, but $90? hrm.

  • Bob Thayer

    I agree, though this wasn't a mass-market item. It was one of a kind.

  • Cortney A.

    Yeah $90 is kinda steep for the little coin drop one, but it wouldn't be so bad for the Nintendo console one instead of the even crazier $140 they are asking for that one.

  • Tony

    steep? funny that it sold. that's the thing w/ art, you price it how it'll sell as well as making it worth your time. 10+hr working on this would mean he's making less than $10 hr. including cost. still sound like it's steep?

    btw, it's sold already.

  • ruinedmycheese

    just because one person thought it was worth $90, doesn't mean it's actually worth that or worth that much to everyone.

    just like the way you assume that he prices things the same way you would and spent as much time on it as you have estimated, doesn't make any of that necessarily true.

  • Tony

    funny thing about prices and the 'worth' of things. they are as much as people are willing to spend on them.

    i'm pretty sure he's not sitting at home giggling to himself b/c he's screwing people over and making huge amounts of cash on his work.

    artists struggle a lot with pricing their pieces. to low people will think it's shoddy and cheaply made, two high people wont buy it.

    but it sold, so a $90 price tag is fair. your speculation doesn't make the worth [from pictures?] of it any less, nor does it prove if one person hadn't sold it, others wouldn't have.

  • ruinedmycheese

    "funny thing about prices and the 'worth' of things. they are as much as people are willing to spend on them."

    uh yes...that's exactly what I just told you in both of my previous posts. that's actually what subjective means in relation to this subject. and that IS pretty funny because by that same logic it's worth nothing to all the people who aren't willing to spend anything on it. so I'm glad you agree.

    "i'm pretty sure he's not sitting at home giggling to himself b/c he's
    screwing people over and making huge amounts of cash on his work. "

    luckily, no one actually suggested such a thing.

    "but it sold, so a $90 price tag is fair."

    no, again, $90 was fair to that one person. that one person does not
    speak for the entire population. the real world doesn't work that way
    champ. this really isn't that complicated. I can sell a potato chip that I claim looks like Jesus on ebay for $90 and someone very well might buy it. does that make it fair?

    "your speculation doesn't make
    the worth [from pictures?] of it any less, nor does it prove if one
    person hadn't sold it, others wouldn't have."

    ok, but again, I never said any of that either. interesting that you would say that though, because that sentiment actually works both ways. your "speculation" of the worth of this item is every bit as meaningless. opinions are crazy that way.

    now, did you learn anything here today? (this is rhetorical. I have absolutely no doubt that you did not learn a thing.)

  • Tony

    hey rich, it's obvious you really know how the world works! i was wrong! good on you for setting me straight! pointing out all my illogic and breaking it down so i could understand so much more clearly. yeah, man, pointing out my spelling and grammar *hangs head* i really don't deserve to even be ON the internet. you're really made a difference here today, buddy!......

  • ruinedmycheese

    even your sarcasm is agreeing with me. have a cracker.

  • Tony

    you're right Rich! way to be, buddy! i bet the rest of your wonderful, happy, and fulfilled life is missing you, with all the time you are spending being correct online.

  • ruinedmycheese

    you mean like you've been doing since your first post here, before I even arrived? you really are terrible at this.

  • Tony

    how, Rich, can anyone be so good, when you're around? i mean, really? i didn't know arguing on the internet was something to aspire to be 'good' at, buddy. you're winning tho. keep up the good work.

    and for a little social experiment, you let us know when you create something. go ahead, use your imagination! and if you decide maybe to sell it, tell us how that goes. make sure you price it just right, or the greasy hoard will snivel and whine, and we wouldn't want that, would we?

  • ruinedmycheese

    that's really more of a pathetic attempt at a straw man than a social experiment, Tony.

    what I create in my real time and what I do with it has absolutely no relevance to any of this, nor is it any of your business, nor do I have anything to prove to a random hipster pissant on the internet.

    I'll tell you one thing though. I sure never got upset about some random internet person saying they weren't going to buy something, because they were obviously never going to buy it anyway, so what does it matter to me? if they don't appreciate it, they obviously aren't part of the target audience in the first place. what?

    so did this work out how you expected? what's next, champ?

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