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Category: Retro

DIY Working Mini Apple II Computer

DIY Working Mini Apple II Computer
Do you love the classic Apple II computer? Video game engineer Chris Larkin recently met up with the folks at Tested to show how he built a working miniature Apple II replica. This mini version of…

Johnny 5 LEGO Ideas Kit Needs Your Input

Johnny 5 LEGO Ideas Kit Needs Your Input
One of my all-time favorite movies from when I was a kid was Short Circuit. For you Millennials who weren’t even around in 1986, Short Circuit is a movie about a laser wielding military robot that…
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Mattel Classic Retro Sports Games Still Suck

Mattel Classic Retro Sports Games Still Suck
Anyone who didn’t grow up back in the early ’80s doesn’t really understand how awesome it was when video games started hitting the scene. In those days, if we found a quarter in the road, we…

Labyrinth Vinyl LP Pays Tribute to Henson and Bowie

Labyrinth Vinyl LP Pays Tribute to Henson and Bowie
Jim Henson released the weird and cool movie Labyrinth back in 1986, and while it wasn’t a huge hit back in the day, it’s gone on to become a classic. Beyond the cool puppetry, one of…

Nostalgic for the Old Ways of Gaming? Experience It in a New and Modern Way

Nostalgic for the Old Ways of Gaming? Experience It in a New and Modern Way
Feeling nostalgic for the older ways of gaming? Experience the past, but with modern technology. Gamers will love the simplicity of this wireless gamepad, inspired by the classic Super Nintendo gamepad. They’ll also love the versatility,…

SEGA Dreamcast Bag: The Ultimate Shoulder System

SEGA Dreamcast Bag: The Ultimate Shoulder System
Of all of the consoles I’ve owned over the years, the one I think I was most passionate about was the SEGA Dreamcast. It offered state-of-the-art hardware, groundbreaking graphical capabilities, and most of all an amazing…

Labyrinth Jareth the Goblin King Action Figure Is Totally ’80s

Labyrinth Jareth the Goblin King Action Figure Is Totally ’80s
One of the things I remember most about Labyrinth (other than Jennifer Connelly breaking the hotness scale) is the crazy hair David Bowie had as Jareth. Fans of the movie will want to check out this…

Nintendo May Make an SNES Mini

Nintendo May Make an SNES Mini
Nintendo recently decided to retire the NES Classic Mini, even though many people still want one and can’t find one. It was a hit last Christmas, but stock problems made it very hard to acquire. Now,…

Nintendo Game Boy Piggy Bank: Insert Coin, Start Saving

Nintendo Game Boy Piggy Bank: Insert Coin, Start Saving
Think about all of the money you spent on Game Boy games back in the day. It probably adds up to a lot of dough. Too bad that handheld couldn’t collect money for you and save…

These Commodore 64 Necktie Are BASICally Awesome

These Commodore 64 Necktie Are BASICally Awesome
Man, I miss playing around on my old Commodore 64 computer. I never really knew how to code or anything, but with the help of popular computer magazines I could type in one of the many…

The Addams Family LP Is Creepy and Kooky

The Addams Family LP Is Creepy and Kooky
When I was growing up in the ’80s, I stayed home by myself pretty much all summer. This was in the days before cable and Netflix so you watched what was on TV and were glad…

Legend of Zelda Barrel Arcade Machine: If Donkey Kong and Link Had a Kid

Legend of Zelda Barrel Arcade Machine: If Donkey Kong and Link Had a Kid
This barrel-shaped Legend of Zelda themed arcade cabinet is not only fun to play, but a great piece of home decor too. It comes from Redditor LetsbuildsomeShit. He is living up to his name big time…

Classic NES Box Art Now on Canvas

Classic NES Box Art Now on Canvas
I’m a sucker for old video game box art. My favorite systems when it comes to art were the Atari 2600 and the Nintendo Entertainment System. Back in those days they were able to sell the…

Game Boy Heat Change Mug Doesn’t Play Tetris

Game Boy Heat Change Mug Doesn’t Play Tetris
I remember when the Nintendo Game Boy came out back in the day and we were all super excited that you could play games on the go. The graphics were terrible though. If you want to…

Nokia 3310 Cell Phone About to Get a Second Life

Nokia 3310 Cell Phone About to Get a Second Life
Rewind back to the mid-1990s, and the Nokia 3310 cell phone a favorite for its resilience and sturdiness. Now the Nokia 3310 is apparently set to make a return, almost 17 years after its first launch.…

These Pac-Man Vintage Marquee Lights Are Driving Me Crazy

These Pac-Man Vintage Marquee Lights Are Driving Me Crazy
Looking for a truly unique piece of videogame art to hang on your wall? Artist Enriqve Aranacci has got you covered with these awesome handmade lights which incorporate traditional lighted signmaking techniques. While he makes all…
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