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Category: Retro

Rainbow Batman Action Figure Set: The ROYGBIV Knight

Rainbow Batman Action Figure Set: The ROYGBIV Knight
Published in March 1957, Detective Comics Vol. 1 #241 is also known as the Rainbow Batman issue. In the comic book, Bruce Wayne wore different colored Batsuits including a rainbow-striped suit. DC Comics made a prototype…
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Flip-dot Display Wall: 0.5K Resolution

Flip-dot Display Wall: 0.5K Resolution
Video chat app maker ooVoo wanted to stand out at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), so they built a gigantic array flip-dot panels and got them working as one display. Hack A Day interviewed ooVoo…
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Model G1 NES Arcade Machine: Famicade

Model G1 NES Arcade Machine: Famicade
Whereas the Analogue Nt is a sleek retro-futuristic take on the NES and Famicom, Dave Nunez’ Model G1 has a Bauhaus-inspired design, like some random doodad you’d find gathering dust in the corner of an antique…
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Antique Radio Podcast Player: Podtique

Antique Radio Podcast Player: Podtique
Video killed the radio star, but podcasts revived him. Roderick Mann combined his love for podcasts with the beauty and tactility of old radios in Podtique. Podtique has the body of a 1936 Goldentone radio, but…
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Sony Playstation Wallet: It Only Does Cash and Credit Cards

Sony Playstation Wallet: It Only Does Cash and Credit Cards
This Sony Playstation Wallet looks just like the console that you used to play for hours on end. And just like that console, this one will gladly take your money.…
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Robot Chicken Animator Uses a Hacked Nintendo Power Glove to Help Animate

Robot Chicken Animator Uses a Hacked Nintendo Power Glove to Help Animate
This video is called Playing with Power by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Ava Benjamin. It’s about Dillon Markey, a stop-motion animator for the Adult Swim stop-motion animated series Robot Chicken. It focuses on an unusual aspect of…
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X-Wing Rocking Horse: Lock S-Foils in Rock Position

X-Wing Rocking Horse: Lock S-Foils in Rock Position
The Rebel forces finally have a vehicle to match kid Darth Vader’s AT-AT rocking horse. DeviantArt member StevesWoodenToys made this “Rocking Ride-in Spaceship”, aka a freakin’ awesome X-wing rocking horse. The toy measures about 45″ long,…
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Datel External Battery & MicroSD Card Reader Looks Familiar

Datel External Battery & MicroSD Card Reader Looks Familiar
Looking for a way to charge that NES-style Bluetooth gamepad on the go? Check out Datel Japan’s external battery, which looks just like the Nintendo Famicom controller. Even though it can’t be used as a controller…
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PlayStation 20th Anniversary Clothing: Revenge of the Nerds

PlayStation 20th Anniversary Clothing: Revenge of the Nerds
Insert Coin Clothing cashes in on the PlayStation’s 20th anniversary with these officially licensed unisex apparel. The collection plasters the original console’s dull gray color and four color logo into traditional jock gear: a varsity jacket…
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Space Invaders Cushion: Huggable Alien

Space Invaders Cushion: Huggable Alien
Space Invaders was my favorite game back in the day and was one of the first games to frustrate me. You all remember those gaming sessions where you end up accusing the game of cheating and…
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Portable VCR Turned into Raspberry Pi Media Center: Very Cool Retro Case Mod

Portable VCR Turned into Raspberry Pi Media Center: Very Cool Retro Case Mod
Instructables member Mister M loves to convert old gadgets into their newer incarnations. For his latest project, he turned a 1981 Sharp VC-2300H portable VCR into a media center powered by the Raspberry Pi. Thanks to…
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Space Invaders Rugs: Drop Down Under My Feet

Space Invaders Rugs: Drop Down Under My Feet
Next time your friends come over, you’d better have some bases for them to hide behind because this Space Invader mat is about to reverse direction, drop down and increase speed all over your floor. This…
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Pac-Man & Ghost Pendant Lamps: Wakka Wakka Lighta

Pac-Man & Ghost Pendant Lamps: Wakka Wakka Lighta
Classic gaming fans looking to spruce up their rooms might want to consider installing these clever pendant lamps, which have been made to look like Pac-Man and his ghostly nemesis Clyde. Each stained glass lamp is…
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Mega Man Bad Box Art Custom Action Figure: Mega Belly

Mega Man Bad Box Art Custom Action Figure: Mega Belly
Bad Box Art Mega Man is the opposite of Doom Guy. The joke character came from the infamously ugly North American box art of the first Mega Man game. To be more specific, he’s the middle…
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Metal Gear Solid Codec Smartwatch Face: Moto 360 by Mei Ling

Metal Gear Solid Codec Smartwatch Face: Moto 360 by Mei Ling
I don’t think smartwatches are as useful as they’re cracked up to be, but I also didn’t expect that they could be another way to express one’s geekiness. That’s all thanks to user made skins for…
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16-Bit Game Controller Doormat: Press “A” to Rug

16-Bit Game Controller Doormat: Press “A” to Rug
This fun 16-bit game controller doormat looks like the old Super Nintendo controller (with a few changes to avoid the lawyers). Instead of button mashing with your fingers, you’ll have to do it with your feet…
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