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Category: Retro

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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Kids React to Old Computers

Kids React to Old Computers
It’s amazing how far we’ve come in with personal computing in the last 30 years. And as revolutionary as the original Apple and Apple II were, they were incredibly primitive compared to today’s computers and mobile…
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Dream Arcades Vision 32: 140 Classic Games + 32″ Display = 1 Nostalgia Totem

Dream Arcades Vision 32: 140 Classic Games + 32″ Display = 1 Nostalgia Totem
It’s becoming increasingly cheaper to make your own arcade machine, but if you’d rather leave it to the pros check out Dream Arcades’ latest offering, the Vision 32. The machine gets its name from its 32″…
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Dragon Ball Master Roshi Beach Shirt: Pedo Turtle

Dragon Ball Master Roshi Beach Shirt: Pedo Turtle
Not all cosplay has to be complicated or difficult to wear. Case in point, this awesome replica of one of the beach shirts worn by Dragon Ball‘s resident pervert Master Roshi. Now all you need is…
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Apple’s Classic Headquarters Signs up for Bidding: Rotten Fruits

Apple’s Classic Headquarters Signs up for Bidding: Rotten Fruits
Were you about to buy Oculus Rift when Facebook snatched it? Fuming that Google’s going to get Twitch before you do? Why not aim for some low-hanging fruit? This June, Bonhams will be auctioning off two…
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