1upForge

Video Game Geekery, Art, & More

Oshkosh, Wisconsin · 2041 Sales

1upForge

Video Game Geekery, Art, & More

Oshkosh, Wisconsin 2041 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(499)

Shop owner

Jeff

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Note from shop owner Hello and thank you very much for visiting my shop! I am currently moving to a bigger and better shop location so I will be on vacation mode until approximately July 9th, 2018. I will do my best to answer emails and take requests but I may not be able to answer right away. Thank you for your patience and I look forward to building many more awesome gaming art pieces this year!!! Cheers!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 23, 2018

Hello and thank you very much for visiting my shop! I am currently moving to a bigger and better shop location so I will be on vacation mode until approximately July 9th, 2018. I will do my best to answer emails and take requests but I may not be able to answer right away. Thank you for your patience and I look forward to building many more awesome gaming art pieces this year!!! Cheers!

Jeff

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Jeff

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(499)
Caitlan Moore

Caitlan Moore on Jun 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome! So happy with it will probably shop again if I need cool nerdy gifts!

Niki Lawson

Niki Lawson on May 28, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I got the NES shadow box for my husband for our 4th anniversary. He LOVES it! It was exactly as described, it came on time and Jeff was awesome to work with! I’d post a picture, but he’s already taken it to hang up in his office. lol. Thanks again, Jeff! I’m sure I’ll be contacting you in the future, he likes the Zelda shadow box too. Lol.

Karlee Horlacher

Karlee Horlacher on May 21, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

My brother loved this as a graduation present! Such nostalgia- we can't thank you enough!

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Updates

Putting the finishing touches on my latest Nintendo controller wire art. Painting the background really makes this piece pop!

About

Video game geekery, art, and more!

I am an avid old school gamer who spent many hours as a child playing the Atari 2600. When I wasn’t grasping that joystick with one orange button I would have my hands filled with pencils and drawing paper doodling and coloring. I always knew I wanted to combine these two things I loved the most: art and video games.

With this idea always brewing in my head I eventually became a high school art teacher and repaired vintage video games on the side. When I could not fix something instead of throwing it out I turned it into something new and usable. My very first upcycle was turning a broken NES console into a lunch box. I started having more fun playing with the broken stuff rather than the working stuff. I had so much fun, in fact, that I decided to quit my teaching job to pursue my realized dream of working with video games and art full time.

I’m constantly stretching my imagination to come up with new and innovated ideas for recycling video game peripherals. To me a pile of broken video game equipment is not trash but rather a pile of possibilities. It’s a new medium that has vast applications in the modern era. I’m keeping these pieces out of landfills and curating small bits of video game history at the same time.

I use almost any gaming system you can think of including: Nintendo NES, Super Nintendo, N64, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Wii and Wii U, Playstation 1, PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Atari 2600, Sega Genesis, Sega Dreamcast and others.

Let me know if you need any further information, I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 18, 2016
Thank you for shopping at the 1UP Forge! Please review the store policies. I want you to have a positive shopping experience. If you have any questions about payment, shipping, or returns I will be more than happy to answer them.

I mainly work with these systems: Nintendo NES, Super Nintendo, N64, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Wii and Wii U, Playstation 1, PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Atari 2600, Sega Genesis, Sega Dreamcast and others. Let me know if you want me to use a system or controllers not mentioned here, I can most likely find it.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I will be happy to refund your order within 10 days of you receiving your order. If you do decide to return it please contact me within 10 days of you receiving your order. Customer pays return shipping unless your item arrived damaged then I will cover the cost of return shipping upon customer request.
Payment
I accept PayPal, Etsy gift cards, and all major credit cards via Etsy Direct Checkout. Please make payment as soon as possible. If you have questions about payment please contact me.
Shipping
I ship most items within two to three business days after ordering. In most cases I use USPS First Class or Priority Mail. I will contact you when your order ships. If you need it in a hurry please contact me.
The buyer is responsible for any additional fees that may be charged at customs.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQs:
Q: Why did you destroy all of these perfectly working video games, are you some kind of crazy person?
A: I only use non working video game parts in my creations. If I get a hold of something that works or if I can fix it easily then I will not make art out of it. The crazy part is debatable.

Q: What types of gaming systems/controllers do you use?
A: Nintendo NES, Super Nintendo, N64, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Wii and Wii U, Playstation 1, PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Atari 2600, Sega Genesis, Sega Dreamcast and others. Let me know if you want me to use a system or controllers not mentioned here, I can most likely find it.

Q: Where do you get all of the video games?
A: Rummage sales, auctions, and video game stores who want to get rid of their broken stuff.

More information

Last updated on Mar 23, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders are my specialty! If you have an idea for a build I can make it happen, send me a convo with your idea.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I am happy to accommodate gift wrapping and gift messages. I will do this in most cases for free. If you have a very specific request requiring extra supplies I will work with you for a fair fee.

Care instructions

Video game hardware, especially vintage games should be kept out of direct sunlight to avoid yellowing and other discoloration.

Wholesale availability

Yes I do offer wholesale pricing. Not everything on my site will be available for wholesale but many of my most popular items will be. Please contact me for details.