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Category: Retro

Retro TV Smartphone Magnifier: iBoobTube

Retro TV Smartphone Magnifier: iBoobTube
Transform your smartphone into an old school television set with this whimsical gadget from Firebox. The Smartphone Magnifier holds your phone inside of a faux wood television cabinet, and makes it look like your grandparent’s old…

Building a Tiny Commodore PET

Building a Tiny Commodore PET
The Commodore PET 2001 was one of the very first personal computers I remember ever seeing. The green-screened 8-bit system wasn’t very powerful, but I always loved its iconic all-in-one design. I always wanted to own…
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LCD TV Goes Retro

LCD TV Goes Retro
Most of us are too young to remember when TV sets were made in wooden cabinets that basically were a standalone piece of furniture. While this was popular in the 1950s and 1960s, it largely died…

Deal: Crosley Radio Limited Edition Keepsake Turntable

Deal: Crosley Radio Limited Edition Keepsake Turntable
While digital recordings offer unparalleled convenience, there’s just something so inviting and immersive about the warm sounds of analog recordings on vinyl. Whether you’ve got a bunch of old records in the attic or are starting…

Famicom Trans Am: Mario and the Bandit

Famicom Trans Am: Mario and the Bandit
With all of the madness surrounding the launch of the new Nintendo Classic Edition, and its Japanese counterpart, the Famicom Mini, there’s no better time to be driving around in this car. This awesome 1987 Pontiac…

The Sega Genesis Is Being Manufactured Again

The Sega Genesis Is Being Manufactured Again
The SEGA Genesis (aka SEGA Mega Drive) was one of the best gaming consoles back in the early 1990s. What you might not know is that this retro console is still really popular in Brazil for…

Dude Restores ’80s Centipede Arcade Cabinet and I Want to Play

Dude Restores ’80s Centipede Arcade Cabinet and I Want to Play
I loved the arcades back in my youth, at least when my dad would let me raid his stash of quarters and go. I had a particular penchant for Centipede mostly because it had a trackball…

DIY Tiny Famicom Console: For Your ’80s-Themed Dollhouse

DIY Tiny Famicom Console: For Your ’80s-Themed Dollhouse
While the original Nintendo Entertainment System is pretty iconic here in the states, the Family Computer (aka “Famicom”) was where it was at in Japan back in the early 1980s. This classic gaming system is one…

Rotary Cellphone: Galaxy Note Senior

Rotary Cellphone: Galaxy Note Senior
It’s a pain to teach older folks how to use a smartphone again and again. It’s time we had a phone that they can use easily, so they stop bothering us. This is perfect. YouTube’s Mr.…

Countdown Your Life and More with the Escape From New York Lifeclock One

Countdown Your Life and More with the Escape From New York Lifeclock One
When your carotid arteries are set to explode in just a matter of hours, time becomes very important to you. You really need a way to keep track of your remaining time. This officially-licensed timepiece is…

NES Controller Notebook: For Writing Down Cheat Codes

NES Controller Notebook: For Writing Down Cheat Codes
Back in the day I played a lot of Nintendo. I remember one of the cheat codes to this day, you had to press Left, Right, Left, Right, A-B-B-A and something would happen in one of…

We All Live in a LEGO Submarine

We All Live in a LEGO Submarine
Some of the coolest LEGO kits comes from the fan contributions on the LEGO Ideas site. If you are a fan of The Beatles, you will want to get ready to buy this cool Yellow Submarine…

This Zelda Treasure Chest Holds an NES and a Levitating Triforce

This Zelda Treasure Chest Holds an NES and a Levitating Triforce
This Wind Waker-style Legend of Zelda chest has some very special features, including a built-in NES console with a matching custom controller. But the real show-stopper is the Triforce that actually levitates and rotates on top.…

Teddy Ruxpin Gets Torn Down

Teddy Ruxpin Gets Torn Down
Dan and Lincoln Markham from the What’s Inside? channel like to cut things apart to see what their guts look like. This time, they decided to disassemble an original 1985 Teddy Ruxpin talking bear using knives…

Nintendo Releasing a Famicom Mini Console… In Japan Only

Nintendo Releasing a Famicom Mini Console… In Japan Only
While the rest of the world will get the NES Mini this November, Nintendo has something special in store for retro gamers in Japan as well, a miniature version of the classic Famicom console. The Famicom…

Namco Arcade Machine Collection Gives Action Figures Something to Play

Namco Arcade Machine Collection Gives Action Figures Something to Play
The NAMCO Arcade Machine Collection are miniature replicas of some of your favorite arcade games from way back when. While they’re no playable, you could still use them to create your own mini arcade hall right…
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