At the 2012 Toy Fair in New York City, ThinkGeek has just unveiled a pocket-sized iCade D-Pad for the iPhone and iPad.

We already saw a number of new iCade cabinets announced at CES, so this cool classic NES controller-like offering is an awesome surprise!

The iCADE 8-Bitty is a wireless game controller with a classic D-Pad and button layout reminiscent of retro 8-bit game consoles from the 80’s and 90’s. The 8-Bitty is battery powered, and connects with your device wirelessly. It features 8 buttons including 4 face buttons, select, start, and two shoulder buttons… plus the D-Pad for movement.

“We’re excited to extend on the success of the original iCADE,” said Ty Liotta, head of ThinkGeek’s GeekLabs. “And with millions of iOS and Android devices in circulation it only makes sense to widen the field and bring the fun of iCADE to every possible device.”

The iCADE 8-Bitty will be available later this year for $24.99 from If you are at the Toy Fair, stop by the ThinkGeek’s booth (#3125) for a closer look.

I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these. This plus the iPhone and/or iPad and AirPlay out to the TV = Retro Nirvana!