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Category: Retro

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

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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