These little designs combine two things I absolutely love, steampunk and Nintendo. These precious little minions as they are called (I call them toys), are just as cute as can be. They are like little dolls, but much more fun.
According to wikipedia, a minion is “a follower devoted to serving his master relentlessly.” These would be fun to have on a shelf or on a bookcase, but they are even more useful than that. Designer Joseph Drust made them semi-functional too! There is one that is powered by solar energy, another one that is a plasma ball, and another one that is magnetic.
The best one though is definitely the little guy with an LCD screen that is a working NES. In true steampunk style, these are colored with antique gold paint and even have those classic seams, which is a signature steampunk style. You can check out even more of these designs on Joseph Drust’s website. There is no word on whether or not they are available for sale. I wish they were, I’d love to pick up a couple of them and have a little steampunk minion family in my office.