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Category: Retro

LEGO Atari 2600 & TV Diorama: My Old Basement

LEGO Atari 2600 & TV Diorama: My Old Basement
The latest custom LEGO set from professional builder Chris “Powerpig” McVeigh is for 80s kids. It has an Atari 2600, a TV, a few toys and trinkets and most of all a drab orange and brown…
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Nintendo Toast Console: Nintoaster Retro Edition

Nintendo Toast Console: Nintoaster Retro Edition
Everyone’s high scores will be toast with the latest Nintendo toaster console (yes, this isn’t the first we’ve seen). It is the work of Finnish artist Jarno Kotavuopio who has made several custom Nintendo consoles. He…
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Blue Willow Plates with Game Boy Graphics

Blue Willow Plates with Game Boy Graphics
At first glance these plates look like typical vintage Blue Willow plates, but upon closer inspection you will see that they actually combine the Willow pattern with graphics from Game Boy versions of the Legend of…
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Custom Final Fantasy VII Midgar PlayStation Case Mod: Shinradical!

Custom Final Fantasy VII Midgar PlayStation Case Mod: Shinradical!
Console modder MakoMod gave me a blast of nostalgia with this wonderful case mod. His PlayStation case mod features a scale model of Midgar, the technological pizza that Cloud, Barrett, Tifa and Aeris call home. MakoMod…
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Pascali Raspberry Pi Portable Retro Console: Ghosts of Consoles Past

Pascali Raspberry Pi Portable Retro Console: Ghosts of Consoles Past
We’ve featured several DIY classic console emulators based on the Raspberry Pi. If you’d rather buy than build one, keep an eye on Rose Colored Gaming’s Facebook page. The console modding shop will soon release a …
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Street Fighter II Ryu Light-up Diorama Will Hadouken Your Money

Street Fighter II Ryu Light-up Diorama Will Hadouken Your Money
Hong Kong-based toymaker BigBoysToys is working on the next best thing to Street Fighter Amiibo. Its Street Fighter TNC line feature miniature figurines of the World Warriors, with a diorama stand as well as lights and…
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Nintendo 64 Coffee Table Base: Insert Glass Top

Nintendo 64 Coffee Table Base: Insert Glass Top
A few years ago, we saw a beautifully made coffee table based on the Nintendo 64 logo. If you’ve ever wanted one but can’t tell a hammer from a, uh, from another woodworking… stuff, Geeks With…
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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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