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Category: Retro

Nokia 3310 Cell Phone About to Get a Second Life

Nokia 3310 Cell Phone About to Get a Second Life
Rewind back to the mid-1990s, and the Nokia 3310 cell phone a favorite for its resilience and sturdiness. Now the Nokia 3310 is apparently set to make a return, almost 17 years after its first launch.…

These Pac-Man Vintage Marquee Lights Are Driving Me Crazy

These Pac-Man Vintage Marquee Lights Are Driving Me Crazy
Looking for a truly unique piece of videogame art to hang on your wall? Artist Enriqve Aranacci has got you covered with these awesome handmade lights which incorporate traditional lighted signmaking techniques. While he makes all…
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These Arcade Game Shadow Boxes are Simply Awesome

These Arcade Game Shadow Boxes are Simply Awesome
Do you love classic arcade games, but don’t have the room (or the cash) for an arcade cabinet in your living room? These fantastic pieces of arcade-inspired wall art are the next best thing. Each one…

TRON Identity Disc Frisbee: Have a Fling in Flynn’s Arcade

TRON Identity Disc Frisbee: Have a Fling in Flynn’s Arcade
Fans of TRON will immediately recognize this as the identity disc from the original 1982 sci-fi flick. Programs (also known as actors in goofy costumes) would use their identity discs (also known as striped frisbees) to…

Super Retro Boy Brings the Game Boy Back with Some Upgrades

Super Retro Boy Brings the Game Boy Back with Some Upgrades
The Game Boy has had it’s time in the sun and then went away. There’s no hint that Nintendo plans to re-launch it either, despite great sales of the NES Classic. At least we have the…

Japanese NES Classic Edition Gets Shoved Into an Old Game Boy

Japanese NES Classic Edition Gets Shoved Into an Old Game Boy
After the release of the NES Classic Mini, we are all wondering what console Nintendo plans to miniaturize next. Well, the folks at Kei Studio clearly want a Game Boy Classic Edition, and they don’t want…

Micro Versions of Classic Consoles and Computers: Micro Machines

Micro Versions of Classic Consoles and Computers: Micro Machines
I’ve long contemplated starting a collection of vintage computers and video games, but I really don’t have the space, and my wife probably wouldn’t appreciate a bunch of extra junk in our already jampacked house. Thanks…

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…

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.…
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