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Tag: 1980s

The Greatest American Hero Reboot in the Works: Believe it or Not!

The Greatest American Hero Reboot in the Works: Believe it or Not!
As a child of the ’80s, one of the earliest TV shows that I recall loving in grade school was called “The Greatest American Hero.” This was a comedy/action show about a teacher who saw an…
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Classic 1980 Apple II Training Video Surfaces

Classic 1980 Apple II Training Video Surfaces
What’s difference between RAM and ROM? How does a floppy disk drive work? Can I run an Integer program on my 48K system? What’s the best way to perm your hair? These and many other questions…
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Rubik’s Cube Turns 40, Celebrating Four Decades of Making Us Feel Stupid

Rubik’s Cube Turns 40, Celebrating Four Decades of Making Us Feel Stupid
As a child of the ’80s, I can remember several holidays where I received a Rubik’s Cube as a gift. I remain convinced to this day that a gift of a Rubik’s Cube is a sign…
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Guy Builds Amazing Gremlins Puppet

Guy Builds Amazing Gremlins Puppet
Gremlins was one of my all-time favorite childhood movies. It featured just the right proportion of slapstick humor, gore and action for a teenage boy. In tribute to this classic popcorn flick, one talented artist has…
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NES in a VHS Tape: VideoTendo 2000

NES in a VHS Tape: VideoTendo 2000
Both the original NES console and VHS tapes were popular back in the 1980s, so it actually doesn’t seem that unusual to see the two in the same picture together. Though I can honestly say I’ve…
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Music Modem Brings Back Squealy Memories of Dial-up

Music Modem Brings Back Squealy Memories of Dial-up
Remember when you needed a phone line and a dial-up modem to get online? Heck, I was using modems to connect to services like Compuserve and Prodigy before anyone even knew what the Internet was. One…
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E.T. LEGO Set Brings Back the 80s

E.T. LEGO Set Brings Back the 80s
I think one of the coolest things LEGO has ever done was to launch the LEGO Cuusoo website. This is the place where you can go to vote on DIY LEGO builds that could eventually become…
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Steve Jobs’ Time Capsule Recovered: The Ultimate Backup Device

Steve Jobs’ Time Capsule Recovered: The Ultimate Backup Device
I really don’t care for those reality TV shows where people walk around with metal detectors looking for junk. Most of them end up turning up crappy old coins and cans. But I have to show…
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80s Pop Culture LEGO Vehicles: Ridin’ Retro

80s Pop Culture LEGO Vehicles: Ridin’ Retro
There were a lot of cool cars in 1980s TV shows and movies. We must have been obsessed with cars in that era, because you don’t get these sort of iconic rides anymore. Ralph from Brothers…
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Mr. @#?%!: A Q*bert-ese Obscenity Generator

Mr. @#?%!: A Q*bert-ese Obscenity Generator
What’s this? Two Q*bert posts in a week? Yeah, you got me. I guess I’m on a roll. Remember how Q*bert used to let out that weird stream of gibberish expletives when one of his enemies…
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28-Foot Long Fourth Doctor Who Scarf: Is It Long Enough?

28-Foot Long Fourth Doctor Who Scarf: Is It Long Enough?
Like many of you out there, my favorite Doctor Who is the fourth one, who was played by Tom Baker. He’s quintessentially the Doctor Who for me, because I used to watch him as a kid…
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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary with iOS Game

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary with iOS Game
Feel like going back in time to go back in time even further? Rockstar Games has announced the availability of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition. The game is available right now for select…
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Galaga Cake: Insert Knife, Not Quarters

Galaga Cake: Insert Knife, Not Quarters
Look at this Galaga arcade machine. Wait, that’s no arcade cabinet. That’s a delicious and realistic cake just waiting to enter the bellies of Galaga-loving gaming geeks.…
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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Celebrates its 30th, Makes Millions Feel Really Old

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Celebrates its 30th, Makes Millions Feel Really Old
If you grew up in the 80s, you saw E.T. at least a few times – it was practically required of any child of the era. Depending on how old you were, you may have even…
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Arcade Mash-up Prints Confuse and Amuse

Arcade Mash-up Prints Confuse and Amuse
Say the words Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Dig Dug, Centipede, Galaga or Joust, and you’ve just named some of my all-time favorite arcade games. So when I stumbled onto these unusual variants of these 1980s classics, I…
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Pac-Man Arcade Candy Turns Dot Gobblers into Gobbl-ees

Pac-Man Arcade Candy Turns Dot Gobblers into Gobbl-ees
Retro arcade fans with a sweet tooth will want to pop on over to the NeatoShop and grab a box of these Pac-Man arcade candies, created in the shape of everyone’s favorite yellow dot-gobbling puck-man.…
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