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Tag: 1980s

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…

LEGO Roland Jupiter 8 Synth Won’t Play Any Tunes, Still Awesome

LEGO Roland Jupiter 8 Synth Won’t Play Any Tunes, Still Awesome
While I’m particularly excited about LEGO’s new VW Camper Van, I have to say that this retro LEGO creation is equally as awesome. What you’re looking at here is a Roland Jupiter 8 synthesizer, built from…
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Atari ST2 Retro Computer Sings the Blues

Atari ST2 Retro Computer Sings the Blues
I’m totally dating myself, but back in the day, I owned an Atari 520ST computer. Under the hood of this powerhouse of its time was the same processor you’d find in the more expensive early Macintosh…

1982 TRON Holiday Special Unearthed

1982 TRON Holiday Special Unearthed
Well, actually, there was no 1982 TRON Christmas show, but the guys at Funny or Die perfectly captured the feel of those horrible early Eighties holiday specials in this hilarious parody clip.…

Long Lost Atari Systens

Long Lost Atari Systens
Now I was always a big Atari fanboy back in the day, with one of my first computers being an Atari 800, followed later by an Atari 5200. But one of the things Atari was notorious…

Laser Cut Retro Art Brings Back Fond Childhood Memories

Laser Cut Retro Art Brings Back Fond Childhood Memories
See if you can name all of the iconic retro images you’ll find in cutoutpaper’s Retro Laser Cut art. I definitely recognize my Speak & Spell, NES controller, Casio calculator watch, Etch-a-Sketch, ViewMaster, Atari joystick and…

Power Laces Are Right Off Marty Mcfly’s Feet

Power Laces Are Right Off Marty Mcfly’s Feet
I have a thing for cars and gadgets. I tend to mark the films and TV shows of my childhood by the car the characters drove and the gadgets in the flick. Magnum PI had his…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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,…

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”…

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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