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Category: Retro

DeLorean Time Machine Conversion Mod: Back to the Back to the Future

DeLorean Time Machine Conversion Mod: Back to the Back to the Future
Bob’s Prop Shop specializes in creating replicas of famous movie cars and props. Its most famous replica is that of the DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future, which it sells for $65,000-$75,000 (USD) and rents…
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Samurai Darth Vader & Stormtrooper: The Shogun Strikes Back

Samurai Darth Vader & Stormtrooper: The Shogun Strikes Back
It’s no secret that George Lucas borrowed story ideas from Akira Kurosawa’s samurai movies when he created Star Wars. Even Darth Vader’s suit resembles samurai armor. If that wasn’t obvious enough, Bandai’s badass S.H. Figuarts Star…
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Sega Genesis Megatron: A Real American Villain

Sega Genesis Megatron: A Real American Villain
Earlier this year we featured Takara Tomy’s killer crossover combo action figures of Optimus Prime as a Sony PlayStation and Megatron as a Sega Mega Drive. It turns out the toy maker also released a US…
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This Aquarium Is in an Old TV, Looks Like Seinfeld’s Apartment

This Aquarium Is in an Old TV, Looks Like Seinfeld’s Apartment
Remember those old TVs that were actual pieces of furniture in their own right? Well, no one is using those TVs anymore, so they are being sold for cheap since everyone has flat screens today. Matt…
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PlayStation History Collection 20th Anniversary Edition: Cuteness Awaits

PlayStation History Collection 20th Anniversary Edition: Cuteness Awaits
A few years ago Takara Tomy released the PlayStation History Collection 1, which consists of scale models of the four original PlayStation variants. With the console celebrating its 20th birthday this year, Takara Tomy has released…
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Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Portable Console Runs Entire Spectrum of ZX Spectrum Games

Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Portable Console Runs Entire Spectrum of ZX Spectrum Games
It may not have been as popular in the U.S., but the Sinclair ZX Spectrum holds a special place in British home computer history. Sinclair founder Sir Clive Sinclair was freakin’ knighted mainly because of the…
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PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition: Young and Gray

PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition: Young and Gray
Exactly 20 years ago today, Sony launched the original PlayStation console. To celebrate the console’s 20th birthday Sony will be releasing a limited-edition PlayStation 4 bundle. The console, along with the DualShock 4 and the PlayStation…
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Game Boy HDMI Output Mod: Hdmyboy

Game Boy HDMI Output Mod: Hdmyboy
Zane Amiralis and Joshua de Haan want you to dust off your old Game Boy and give it a much needed upgrade. Their Hdmyboy hardware mod upscales the video from the handheld gaming device into high…
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GTA IV RoboCop ED-209 Mod: You Have 20 Seconds to Install…

GTA IV RoboCop ED-209 Mod: You Have 20 Seconds to Install…
When I was growing up, my parents let me watch pretty much any movie I wanted when it came out on VHS. One of my favorites was RoboCop. Something about a cyborg robot with a gun…
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RoboCop x Terminator Custom Action Figure: I’ll Be Back… To Buy That for a Dollar

RoboCop x Terminator Custom Action Figure: I’ll Be Back… To Buy That for a Dollar
The prolific custom action figure maker John Mallamas aka Jin Saotome tips his hat to the RoboCop vs. Terminator video games (which in turn were based on the comic book miniseries) with this badass RoboCop T-800.…
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Game Boy Games Could Be Coming to Airplane Seat Backs

Game Boy Games Could Be Coming to Airplane Seat Backs
Great news! The crap games in airplane seatbacks’ days might be numbered. No longer will you have to play crummy knock-offs of Flash games that were popular a few years ago with the bored-homemaker-who-turned-the-cleaning-over-to-a-Roomba demographic. Someday…
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LEGO Centurions Concept: Brick and Machine, Power Xtreme!

LEGO Centurions Concept: Brick and Machine, Power Xtreme!
If there was ever a cartoon made for LEGO it would be The Centurions. The hilariously stereotypical alpha males Max Ray, Ace McCloud, Jake Rockwell, Rex Charger and John Thunder used adaptable exosuits and modular parts…
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Gundam Gunpla Retro Anime Painted Action Figure: Oldtype

Gundam Gunpla Retro Anime Painted Action Figure: Oldtype
Warhammer toy figures may be the canvas for some of the best custom paint jobs, but Gunpla enthusiast mumumuno53 cleverly made a case for Gundam models with this jaw-dropping Gundam RX-78-2 figure, which he painted to…
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Keyboard Waffle Iron Spells Delicious

Keyboard Waffle Iron Spells Delicious
When Chris Dimino unveiled his Typewriter Waffle Maker a few years ago the Internet begged him to make more of them to sell. Challenge accepted. Chris is now raising funds on Kickstarter for a more functional …
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Super Mario World “The Athlete’s Rag” Theme Played on Eight Floppy Drives

Super Mario World “The Athlete’s Rag” Theme Played on Eight Floppy Drives
Anyone who has spent any amount of time playing Super Mario World knows the music by heart, so you’ll recognize this tune. Anand Jain a.k.a. “MrSolidSnake745” has created a neat version of “The Athlete’s Rag” theme…
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Apple Pirate Flag Replica: It’s Better to Be a Pirate than Join the Navy

Apple Pirate Flag Replica: It’s Better to Be a Pirate than Join the Navy
Former Apple typeface and graphic designer Susan Kare is selling hand-painted replicas of the Jolly Roger, a pirate flag that she and her Apple colleagues made back in 1983. According to former Apple programmer Andy Hertzfeld,…
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