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Tag: 1980s

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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.…

Bluetooth Brick Phone Handset: The 80s Called and Wants Its Phone Back

Bluetooth Brick Phone Handset: The 80s Called and Wants Its Phone Back
Want to one-up the douchebags who flaunt their fancy Bluetooth headsets while talking into space? Bring this bad boy out and they’ll know how OG you are. It’s also a Bluetooth headset, but it’s in the…

House to Play Evil CEO in RoboCop Remake?

House to Play Evil CEO in RoboCop Remake?
Looking back at the movies in the 80s, there are several that standout for me as some of my favorites growing up. One of my favorites was RoboCop. This movie was sort of cheesy even back…

Boombox and TV Cabinets Are Not What They Seem

Boombox and TV Cabinets Are Not What They Seem
Just because something looks like a piece of technology doesn’t necessarily mean it is. For instance, these cabinets from Meninos look like retro living room electronics, but are actually just pieces of furniture.…

Pac-Man Meets the Muppets

Pac-Man Meets the Muppets
For the longest time, I thought I was the only one who made the observation that both Pac-Man and Fozzie the Bear make the same “Wocka, Wocka, Wocka” sound. Guess I’m not alone.…

Pac-Man Mosaic Table Gobbles Tiles, Not Power Pills

Pac-Man Mosaic Table Gobbles Tiles, Not Power Pills
Nothing says 1980s like Pac-Man. If I had saved all of the quarters I pumped into that game, I would be a very rich man, but I wouldn’t have such fond memories of the game. Too…

Battlefield 3: NES Edition

Battlefield 3: NES Edition
Thinking back to games on 8-bit systems like the NES, one of the things I remember most was the music and sounds they were able to make with the primitive sound technology available at the time.…

Rubik’s Cube Soap Looks Perfect, Harder to Solve than Actual Cube

Rubik’s Cube Soap Looks Perfect, Harder to Solve than Actual Cube
While it’s certainly no longer the case, there was a time when solving the Rubik’s Cube was one of the greatest accomplishments of the geek world. Now, there are people (and robots) who can solve it…

Retro USB Mouse Sends Your Computer Back… to the Past

Retro USB Mouse Sends Your Computer Back… to the Past
If there’s one thing I don’t miss about the early days of GUI-based computing, it’s those uncomfortable mice with the squared-off edges, which clearly weren’t designed for the human hand. About the only thing worse in…

Pac-Man Doormat Lets You Walk All Over Those Pesky Ghosts

Pac-Man Doormat Lets You Walk All Over Those Pesky Ghosts
Like classic arcade games? Why not treat your houseguests to a game of Pac-Man the minute they arrive at your home? I’m not proposing that you put an arcade cabinet on your front porch, though. This…

Apple’s 1983 Gift Catalog: All I Want for Christmas…

Apple’s 1983 Gift Catalog: All I Want for Christmas…
While Apple is known for their industrial design and packaging, their early branding elements weren’t exactly the sleek, modern, minimal ones of the 21st century. That said, I still love the time capsule that is the…
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