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Category: Retro

Space Invaders Ring: Sterling Silver, Not Pew Pew Pewter

Space Invaders Ring: Sterling Silver, Not Pew Pew Pewter
This awesome Space Invaders ring puts the 8-bit aliens around one of your fingers. Hopefully not your button mashing trigger finger, because you know they will try to stop you from shooting their friends.…
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DIY Game & Watch: Make & Play

DIY Game & Watch: Make & Play
When he was a kid, Instructables member Andrew Hannay had a 1980 Nintendo Game & Watch game called Vermin, which was also released by Time Out under the title Exterminator. He sold the handheld on eBay,…
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Gundam as Classic Consoles: Hyperdimension Gundamia

Gundam as Classic Consoles: Hyperdimension Gundamia
We’ve seen Optimus Prime and Megatron as the PlayStation and Sega Mega Drive respectively. Here are various Gundam dressed up as even older consoles: Famicom, Super Famicom, Sega Mega Drive, PC Engine aka Turbografx-16 and two…
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Bliss-Box 4-Play Retro Controller Adapter: Play Your Way

Bliss-Box 4-Play Retro Controller Adapter: Play Your Way
There are lots of third party retro-style controllers for PCs, as well as adapters that let you connect original console controllers to your computer. But Bliss-Box’s 4-Play adapter promises to be compatible with the greatest number…
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Card Catalog USB Drive: Dewey Digital System

Card Catalog USB Drive: Dewey Digital System
Have your kids even been in a library? It seems that kids these days just don’t read anything but texts and status updates. So this Card Catalog USB Drive probably doesn’t make any sense to them.…
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Charity Arcade Accepts Any Coin Currency as Tokens: Insert Care

Charity Arcade Accepts Any Coin Currency as Tokens: Insert Care
If you’ve ever gone abroad you probably had spare coins from the country you visited. You can change it back to your country’s currency or keep it as a memento, but more often than not they’ll…
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Papercraft Millenium Falcon Took Four Years to Build: Kessel Crawl

Papercraft Millenium Falcon Took Four Years to Build: Kessel Crawl
Starship Modeler reader Bernard Szukiel spent a total of four years perfecting the details on his 38″ Millenium Falcon scale model, and the result speaks for itself. The entire ship is made of paper, except for…
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NES Wedding Cake: Nuptial Edible System

NES Wedding Cake: Nuptial Edible System
Australian cake shop Cara Mia Cake made this realistic life-size NES cake for Vanessa and Chris Harding’s wedding. Instead of plastic and metal the chocolate cake is “filled with a cookies and cream white chocolate ganache.”…
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Kids React to VCRs (aka Man, We’re Getting Old)

Kids React to VCRs (aka Man, We’re Getting Old)
It’s been at least 10 years since I had a VHS player in the house, if not longer. Between DVD, then Blu-ray and digital downloads and streaming, the idea of using clunky old magnetic tapes seems…
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New Nintendo 3DS SNES Decal: So it is New or Old?!

New Nintendo 3DS SNES Decal: So it is New or Old?!
The New Nintendo 3DS’ face buttons were inspired by the Super Famicom controller. Etsy shop Epic Pal Designs must have thought, “Why stop there?”, and made this cool set of SNES decals for the handheld. The…
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Legend of Zelda 3D Shadowbox: Take This!

Legend of Zelda 3D Shadowbox: Take This!
Growing up, I had a real love/hate relationship with the Legend of Zelda. It was easily one of the coolest games out there at the time. It was also likely to frustrate me to no end.…
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Make These LEGO Arcade Machines a Reality

Make These LEGO Arcade Machines a Reality
These miniature LEGO arcade games based on actual SEGA arcade cabinets look pretty awesome and they are small enough that they won’t cost you a fortune in quarters. Plus you can fill your home with as…
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NES Game Cartridge Cutting Board: Super Chop Bros.

NES Game Cartridge Cutting Board: Super Chop Bros.
So you’ve collected all of your 1-up, fireball and super growth mushrooms in the real world. Now it’s time to chop them up and throw them on a pizza. Don’t use just any cutting board. Use…
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Bubo Robot Owl Replica from Clash of the Titans

Bubo Robot Owl Replica from Clash of the Titans
As a kid, one of the best parts of the Clash of the Titans for me was the robot owl named Bubo. I wanted a toy of this guy so much, but sadly no one ever…
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Custom Atari 2600 Action Figures Actually Match the Cover Art

Custom Atari 2600 Action Figures Actually Match the Cover Art
A couple of years ago custom action figure maker Dan Polydoris made a handful of action figures based on characters from Activision’s Atari 2600 games. Now he’s back with four more characters from the console’s hit…
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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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