It’s so easy to anger someone online. Especially, if it involves the gaming community or any other online community that contains hardcore fans who are dedicated to sharing their feelings about what everyone else is doing. This is the case when a popular YouTube star decided to share one of his latest projects with the world.
Logan Paul, a well-known YouTuber, decided it would be fun to craft his very own table using resin. However, the online world didn’t respond the way he probably thought it would. This is because, inside that resin, there are 15 Nintendo Game Boy Color handheld consoles that he gathered thinking it would make for a great visual piece to remind himself about something he loves (loved).
first epoxy resin project… GameBoy Colors & a metal Pokémon frame made for a nice little tabletop ? pic.twitter.com/oEtsxJcwyx
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) December 26, 2021
Honestly, it’s actually a pretty fun idea and the final result looks absolutely fantastic. I could easily see myself doing the same thing. However, it angered a lot of people who feel as though he completely destroyed the units that he placed inside the resin.
The concern is somewhat valid. This would have been a devastating blow to 15 potential fans somewhere in the world who could be playing those units this very moment. However, the YouTube star never said that the units were properly functioning. They could have been 15 completely broken and unfixable units, making them a prime ingredient for his project.
Maybe he should have ended the video with a small text statement that says “no *working* Game Boy Color units were harmed during the making of this video/table”. Shows how easily the internet can turn against you when you least expect it.
Game Boy Colors are currently going for a decent price right now on platforms like eBay. As you can see here, many of them selling for $50-$100 (or more) depending on their condition (broken, fixable, perfectly working, etc). So demand is absolutely there for these (now) vintage handheld units that originally released back in 1998 (nearly 24 years ago). So, hopefully for his now-so-delicate-reputation, he found these in a pile of broken parts that would have never seen any love ever again. At least, not until Logan Paul came around and breathed new life into them. Life that will live on potentially forever.