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Category: Retro

Legendary 8-Bit Treasure Chest: Item Get!

Legendary 8-Bit Treasure Chest: Item Get!
If you think the life-sized treasure chest is too big or expensive, check out ThinkGeek’s tiny version. It measures just 4″ wide, 4.5″ tall and 3″ deep. But what it lacks in size it makes up…
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Transformers Starscream Hoodie is Plotting Against Your Other Hoodies

Transformers Starscream Hoodie is Plotting Against Your Other Hoodies
A couple of weeks ago we checked out 80s Tees’ kick ass Voltron hoodie. It turns out the apparel shop also has something for Transformers fans. This officially licensed Starscream hoodie is based on the treacherous…
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iPhone 5 NES Controller Case: Gamer’s Bubble Wrap

iPhone 5 NES Controller Case: Gamer’s Bubble Wrap
The past week saw the release of two natively supported controllers for iOS devices, potentially ushering in an era of more complex games for Apple’s devices. But older gamers yearning for the halcyon days of their…
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Custom Activision/Atari 2600 Action Figures: If Only River Raid Had a Person in It

Custom Activision/Atari 2600 Action Figures: If Only River Raid Had a Person in It
Looking back at the Atari 2600, it really wasn’t very good until Activision came along and raised the bar for graphics and sound for the early 8-bit console. To commemorate these classic games, Chicago Toy Collector…
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1:3 Scale LEGO TARDIS: Brickier on the Outside

1:3 Scale LEGO TARDIS: Brickier on the Outside
Doctor Whoa! Shelly Timson made this 1:3 scale TARDIS using over 4,000 LEGO bricks. As with Bill Mudron’s awesome Doctor Who historical print, Shelly made this huge model to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.…
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Deconstructed Video Game Controllers: The ABXY’s of Gaming

Deconstructed Video Game Controllers: The ABXY’s of Gaming
If you love staring at gadget teardowns, check out photographer Brandon Allen’s Deconstructed. It’s a series of images of dissected video game controllers, their parts neatly arranged for the camera. All of the controllers in Brandon’s…
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Doctor Who’s Story in One Poster: Baywheux Tapestry

Doctor Who’s Story in One Poster: Baywheux Tapestry
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, artist Bill Mudron drew a timeline – timeandspaceline? – of the Time Lord’s adventures. His artwork starts with the First Doctor up until the upcoming The Day of…
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Entertainment Flask: Sip, Don’t Blow on This NES Cartridge

Entertainment Flask: Sip, Don’t Blow on This NES Cartridge
It’s the eve of the launch of the PS4 and one week before the Xbox One’s arrival, and I just realized something. We pay $60 for video games these days, and they all are packaged in…
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View-Master Hacked to Play 3D Video: Old Toy, New Trick

View-Master Hacked to Play 3D Video: Old Toy, New Trick
A few years ago we saw a View-Master that was upgraded with digital picture frame displays. Alec Smecher took the classic toy to the next logical progression. He bought a very old model of the View-Master…
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Voltron Deluxe Hoodie: And I’ll Form the Hood!

Voltron Deluxe Hoodie: And I’ll Form the Hood!
Defend the universe with this badass hoodie from 80s Tees, featuring three fifths of the Lion Force Voltron squad in their proper positions. The only thing I don’t like about it is that Keith’s Black Lion…
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Tiny Atari 2600 Has An Even Tinier Display: What Is This, a Console for Ants?

Tiny Atari 2600 Has An Even Tinier Display: What Is This, a Console for Ants?
The once great console maker Atari has been reduced to a mere pixel of itself these days. While Sony and Microsoft are gearing up for a new console war, Atari is left catering to old school…
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LEGO Question Block Ornament: Super Secret Santa Bros.

LEGO Question Block Ornament: Super Secret Santa Bros.
Chris McVeigh is on a roll. Shortly after releasing his tiny LEGO consoles, the man who calls himself Powerpig has released another miniature LEGO trinket. This one’s aimed at Christmas-loving gamers. It’s a LEGO question block…
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SNES Controller Pillow: SNUZ Controller

SNES Controller Pillow: SNUZ Controller
Earlier this year we saw the awesome oversized N64 pillow made by Donna Marie Evans. Donna was bombarded by requests for the pillow, but last month a customer asked her to make a controller pillow from…
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Mini Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 LEGO Kits: 8-Bit Bricks

Mini Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 LEGO Kits: 8-Bit Bricks
Now that he’s conquered the world of tiny LEGO Macintosh and iMac computers, LEGO builder Chris McVeigh (aka Powerpig) has headed further backwards in time to create LEGO kit versions of the Atari 2600 and C64…
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DIY Gamer Kit: Build, Code & Game Boy

DIY Gamer Kit: Build, Code & Game Boy
Technology Will Save Us is the maker’s version of Toys R’ Us. The shop makes toys or gadgets that require assembly, perfect for people who are into tinkering and assembling electronics. Their newest kit is a…
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Game Boy Color Costume Actually Plays Game Boy Advance Games: Tricky Treat

Game Boy Color Costume Actually Plays Game Boy Advance Games: Tricky Treat
Back in 2009 we saw a dude who went as a playable Game Boy for Halloween. This year YouTuber MikeHandidate went as an updated version: a Game Boy Color. Perhaps realizing how awkward it would be…
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