March 15, 2012 at 3:28 PM ET
The original Game Boy was introduced in 1989, and wasn't super small, but got the job done nonetheless. As years went on, Nintendo has managed to shrink their portable hardware considerably, but nothing comes close to what one person in Japan has crafted, from the base of a toothpick.
The following video, which was discovered by Boing Boing, is entirely in Japanese, but such crazy technical skills is a universal language:
For those who have never handled a one yen coin, used in the video to reference the minuscule Game Boy's size, it's only a little bigger than an American penny or dime.
Matthew Hawkins is an NYC-based game journalist who has also written for EGM, GameSetWatch, Gamasutra, Giant Robot and numerous others. He also self-publishes his own game culture zine, is part of Attract Mode, and co-hosts The Fangamer Podcast. You can keep tabs on him via Twitter, or his personal home-base, FORT90.com.