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Category: Retro

GameCube Portable in an Atari Lynx Case: Nine Lives

GameCube Portable in an Atari Lynx Case: Nine Lives
The Atari Lynx was the first handheld video game system to feature a full color display, but it still lost to the Game Boy because Nintendo’s handheld was cheaper, smaller and lasted longer on fewer batteries.…
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Transformers 30th Anniversary Tour Edition: Rockers in Disguise

Transformers 30th Anniversary Tour Edition: Rockers in Disguise
The Transformers turn 30 this year. Fortunately, we don’t just have Michael Bay’s upcoming movie to mark the occasion. Hasbro will also be releasing a tongue-in-cheek homage to its money-printing toy line’s roots. The Transformers 30th…
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New Infinite 1-Up Glitch Discovered in Super Mario Bros.

New Infinite 1-Up Glitch Discovered in Super Mario Bros.
Can you believe that after 30 years people are still discovering ways to get more lives in Super Mario Bros.? It is true. Below is a video of a recently discovered Super Mario Bros. glitch that…
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Life-size Han Solo in Carbonite Giveaway: Never Tell Me the Odds!

Life-size Han Solo in Carbonite Giveaway: Never Tell Me the Odds!
Sideshow Collectibles’ 7.5ft. tall Han Solo frozen in carbonite figure costs a budget-busting $7,000 (USD). But you can take one home for free, and you don’t need to become a smuggler to do so because Sideshow…
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LEGO Star Wars Lightsabers Concept: Every Hilt is Awesome

LEGO Star Wars Lightsabers Concept: Every Hilt is Awesome
Scott Peterson loves lightsabers. He has a collection of different replicas, which include ones that he made out of LEGO. He presented his creations on LEGO Ideas last year and got the required 10,000 votes, which…
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3D Printed Case Turns iPhones into Rotary Dial Phones

3D Printed Case Turns iPhones into Rotary Dial Phones
If there’s one thing I truly don’t miss about land-line telephones, it’s the really old rotary dial phones. Not only did it take so much longer to dial numbers on these phones, but it was really…
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Raspberry Pi Console Emulator in a Game Boy Pocket: Pi-Pocket

Raspberry Pi Console Emulator in a Game Boy Pocket: Pi-Pocket
The Raspberry Pi is powerful enough to run a software emulator for classic consoles. We’ve seen it used to make a custom portable gaming system, a tiny arcade machine and even a gigantic Game Boy costume.…
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Fujiko F. Fujio Super Robot: Voltronmon

Fujiko F. Fujio Super Robot: Voltronmon
Fujimoto Hiroshi and Mitoo Abiko are legendary manga creators known for their prolific run from the 60s to the late 80s. Their most famous character is Doraemon, who is probably as iconic as Astro Boy and…
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Mega Man Mega Buster Replica: Start Charging Your Bank Account

Mega Man Mega Buster Replica: Start Charging Your Bank Account
Capcom already sells a plush replica of Mega Man’s Mega Buster. But if you want something more interactive, watch out for ThinkGeek’s officially licensed Mega Buster replica. You can wear it and trigger light effects as…
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TRON Arcade Joystick Gear Shift Lever: My Other Car is a Lightcycle

TRON Arcade Joystick Gear Shift Lever: My Other Car is a Lightcycle
I always thought the old TRON arcade machine had the best joystick. There was something about the fighter-jet like control that helped with the sense of immersion. If you’d like to feel like you’re actually driving…
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Nintendo Adds Pac-Man and Mega Man in New Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo Adds Pac-Man and Mega Man in New Super Smash Bros.
Nintendo is showing off a new version of the popular video game Super Smash Bros. at E3 this week. The coolest thing about the game is the new playable characters that have been added. For the…
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Pixel Panties: 8-Bitini

Pixel Panties: 8-Bitini
Designers Sebastião Teixeira and Cesaria Martins have a pair of underwear for gamers who grew up during the 8-bit era. They’re called Pixel Panties. Frankly I’m surprised it took this long for someone to make something…
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Gobots Cy-Kill Remake Action Figure: Less than Meets the Eye

Gobots Cy-Kill Remake Action Figure: Less than Meets the Eye
Challenge of the GoBots was an awful late 80s cartoon based on a line of transforming robot action figures. The Gobots are to the Transformers what Mega Bloks are to LEGO. Actually that would be an…
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TV Game 100 Plus Crams 100 Games into a Tiny Controller

TV Game 100 Plus Crams 100 Games into a Tiny Controller
There are lots of ways to play retro style arcade games on your TV these days, but most of them are a little big to carry with you everywhere. This little gadget from across the Pacific …
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One Tap Quest: Progress Quest 2

One Tap Quest: Progress Quest 2
Progress Quest remains the best cure (or drug) for gamers who don’t have time to play games anymore. But if you have a minute to play, One Tap Quest might be the game for you. The…
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Telephone Art Installation Has Snarky Robot Operator, No Supervisor

Telephone Art Installation Has Snarky Robot Operator, No Supervisor
Charles Seeholzer recently shared a funny art installation that he made back in 2012. [Insert Customer Feedback Here] is a modified telephone that rings periodically. When you pick up, an automated voice prompt will guide you…
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