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Tag: 1980s

TRON-Themed NES Offers Glowy Goodness

TRON-Themed NES Offers Glowy Goodness
On the surface, this TRON-inspired NES mod doesn’t look like much. But when the lights go down, it’s like a Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner invited your console to a party. Once fully charged with black…
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At-St Scout Walker Jungle Gym Lets Your Kids Join the Empire at an Early Age

At-St Scout Walker Jungle Gym Lets Your Kids Join the Empire at an Early Age
Star Wars geeks are getting older and it’s time to teach the next generation about the world of Jedi and Sith. This should be made a lot easier with the Return of the Jedi jungle gym,…
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PS3 Gets Truly Luggable, Courtesy of Compaq

PS3 Gets Truly Luggable, Courtesy of Compaq
In the ultimate insult to his shiny new Sony PS3, modder Baron Von Shaggy took his modern-day gaming console and shoved it inside a crusty old Compaq portable computer. Shaggy ripped out the guts of the…
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Nintendo Game & Watch Minis: Relive Your Youth, Only Smaller

Nintendo Game & Watch Minis: Relive Your Youth, Only Smaller
Remember those old Nintendo Game & Watch LCD games from back in the 1980s? Well if you’re a fan of these classic precursors to modern handheld games, you’ll be happy to hear they’re back! Only this…
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Atari Shot Glasses Perfect for a Game of Quarters

Atari Shot Glasses Perfect for a Game of Quarters
These Atari-themed shot glasses manage to combine two of my favorite pastimes addictions – one from my childhood (playing Battle Zone), and one from my adulthood (sipping shots of Pappy Van Winkel’s.) The set of 6…
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Apple Tablet Designs Surface (From 1983)

Apple Tablet Designs Surface (From 1983)
Back in the ’80s, Apple was already thinking about a tablet-like computer. These are the early prototypes that were created all the way back in 1983. This tablet was named Bashful, which seems kind of strange.…
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Merry 8-Bit Christmas

Merry 8-Bit Christmas
Retro gamers, If you’re looking for some nice background music for your holiday parties, you might want to check this out. Chiptune musician Rush Coil has put together this full-length digital album of classic Christmas tunes,…
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Recording Artist Makes NES Cartridge Music

Recording Artist Makes NES Cartridge Music
Do you still have your old NES console? Do you love electronic music? Then I know what you’re getting for Christmas. This new cartridge for the old Nintendo Entertainment System features a bunch of new “chiptunes”…
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Multipin Digital Pinball Machine Offers 17 Tables in One

Multipin Digital Pinball Machine Offers 17 Tables in One
Let me start out by saying I’ve always been a closet pinball fanatic. I can’t tell you how many hours of my youth I spent dropping quarters, flipping flippers, and nudging bumpers in that quest for…
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Old Sega Sc-3000h Gets Reborn as Windows Pc [Casemod]

Old Sega Sc-3000h Gets Reborn as Windows Pc [Casemod]
We’ve seen a variety of old 1980s computers get transformed into new things thanks to the wonders of casemodding. But amongst the Sinclairs, Ataris, Commodores and the like, this is the first time I’ve come across…
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Sega Taikan Mini Arcade Cabinets: Video Games for Mice

Sega Taikan Mini Arcade Cabinets: Video Games for Mice
Now that you’ve got your Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and Tetris retro mini arcade cabinets, it’s time to add to your tiny arcade collection with a few slightly newer games. These 4-inch long mini arcade games are…
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Rainbow Brite and Carebear in Mortal Kombat

Rainbow Brite and Carebear in Mortal Kombat
These paintings by pixel artist Jude Buffum show what happens when cute 80s kids toys take each other on in a battle to the death, Mortal Kombat style. Looks like CareBear has ripped out Teddy Ruxpin’s…
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Rare Red Original Mac Computer Up for Bid on Ebay

Rare Red Original Mac Computer Up for Bid on Ebay
This just in… It turns out the very first MAC computer was not released in 1984 by Apple. In fact, you can get your hands on a very rare candy apple red MAC made all the…
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Freetron Funplay: Play 20 Classic Sega Genesis Games on Your Tv or in the Car

Freetron Funplay: Play 20 Classic Sega Genesis Games on Your Tv or in the Car
This portable gaming system looks a whole lot like Sonic The Hedgehog. So it’s a good thing that it actually plays a variety of classic SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive games. Freetron’s FunPlay 20-in-1 not only can be…
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Atari Terminator Grenade Joystick: Controllers That Time Forgot

Atari Terminator Grenade Joystick: Controllers That Time Forgot
I have a very vague memory of playing with one of these Terminator joysticks on my old Atari computer system back in the 80s. I can’t believe somebody managed to dig one of these oddities up.…
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Pac-Man Land Theme Park: Blast From the Past

Pac-Man Land Theme Park: Blast From the Past
I found this great time capsule image over on Flickr earlier today… I’m not sure where Flickr contributor Rotin managed to dig up this postcard image, but I can’t believe there was actually a Pac-Man Land…
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