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Category: Retro

This Pac-Man “Neon” Light Is Pretty A-Maze-ing

This Pac-Man “Neon” Light Is Pretty A-Maze-ing
We know that Pac-Man has a thing for dots and ghosts. And while the yellow dot-gobbler and his ghostly enemies look pretty great as pixel art, I think they’re even better all lit up in neon.

Pac-Man and Ghost Planters Gobble Up Dirt and Power Pills

Pac-Man and Ghost Planters Gobble Up Dirt and Power Pills
If you’re trying to grow plants, you’ll need seeds, dirt, water, and sunlight if you hope to keep them alive. But did you know that plants grow extra strong when you feed them power pills? At least that’s what Pac-Man told me.

Finally, The Neon Laser Wireframe Dinosaur Shirts We’ve All Been Waiting For

Finally, The Neon Laser Wireframe Dinosaur Shirts We’ve All Been Waiting For
Looking for a new favorite shirt? Well, look no further than this neon laser wireframe dinosaur shirt from MerryBlue. The $40 shirt is available in all sizes from S – 5XL and is the perfect wardrobe choice for letting your boss know you will be getting that raise, it will be a big one, and it will come with more vacation days so you can also wear this shirt on a tropical beach.

Voltron Castle of Lions PC Case Mod: Activate Interlock!

Voltron Castle of Lions PC Case Mod: Activate Interlock!
There are good ideas, and then there are great ideas. And modder Robdp82 building a gaming PC (mostly emulation with some light e-gaming) into a 1984 Voltron Castle of Lions playset transcends even a great idea, and we can only hope when aliens finally visit earth this is the first thing they see so they don’t just immediately death-ray us all.

Pac-Man Goes for the Gold with This Connect-and-Play Special Edition

Pac-Man Goes for the Gold with This Connect-and-Play Special Edition
Pac-Man, Galaga, and Dig Dug are three of my all-time favorite 8-bit arcade games. There are lots of ways to play Namco’s classic game at home these days, but how many of them are shiny and gold?

Watch a 1978 X-Wing Toy Restored to New Condition (without Using The Force)

Watch a 1978 X-Wing Toy Restored to New Condition (without Using The Force)
Proving there are few things more satisfying to watch than a job well done, YouTuber Rescue & Restore documents the process by which he carefully returns an original 1978 Star Wars X-Wing toy to its former glory.

TinyTV DIY Kit Lets You Build Your Own Tiny Television

TinyTV DIY Kit Lets You Build Your Own Tiny Television
You know what the problem with televisions is? They’re too big. In the quest for constantly larger screens, our scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.

Atari Rainbow Logo Art Brings Back Eighties Memories

Atari Rainbow Logo Art Brings Back Eighties Memories
Back in the 1980s, I was a serious Atari kid. I had an Atari 2600, an Atari 800, an Atari 7800, an Atari Lynx, and an Atari 520ST along the way. I was even president of an Atari Users Group.

Make Your Own Moonshine With This Copper Still Starter Kit

Make Your Own Moonshine With This Copper Still Starter Kit
You know, I was just thinking the other day maybe I should start making my own liquor. I was just going to use the bathtub, but then I saw this 5 Gallon Pure Copper Alembic Still built by Copperholic and available for sale on Amazon (affiliate link).

Microsoft Releasing Line of Ugly Holiday Sweaters

Microsoft Releasing Line of Ugly Holiday Sweaters
Microsoft, probably known for always being at the forefront of fashion, is releasing another small series of ugly holiday sweaters to commemorate some of its products of yesteryear. Obviously, these will be my go-to tops for Zoom meetings this winter.

Dragon’s Lair RepliCade Review: Tiny, Accurate, and Still Tough to Beat

Dragon’s Lair RepliCade Review: Tiny, Accurate, and Still Tough to Beat
I basically grew up in video game arcades back in the 1980s. So it goes without saying that I have a place in my heart for classic arcade games. Among my proudest possessions is a full-size custom arcade machine that can play all kinds of retro games from the 1970s until the early 2000s.

USS Enterprise Christmas Tree Topper: Beam Me Up, Santa!

USS Enterprise Christmas Tree Topper: Beam Me Up, Santa!
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Christmas? Star Trek, right? I mean, how could it not be? So what better way to celebrate the holidays than with this $150 Star Trek U.S.S.

An 8-Foot Inflatable TV Yard Decoration That Plays Scenes from “A Christmas Story”

An 8-Foot Inflatable TV Yard Decoration That Plays Scenes from “A Christmas Story”
While you might not shoot your eyes out, you could certainly melt your retinas sitting too close while watching scenes from A Christmas Story on this giant 8-foot inflatable television yard decoration. Fra-gee-lay — it must be Italian.

This Retro Flip Clock Looks Like an Old TV Set

This Retro Flip Clock Looks Like an Old TV Set
These days, lots of people are replacing their bedside clocks with smartphones or other mobile gadgets which keep time. But there’s something about being able to just open an eyeball in the middle of the night and glance at the time that makes me still prefer a standalone clock.

Modder Upgrades Vintage Macintosh with iPad Mini Brains

Modder Upgrades Vintage Macintosh with iPad Mini Brains
Do you have an old Macintosh lying around gathering dust? While you might want to turn it into an aquarium, you could also update it to run a much more modern operating system. Modder Travis DeRose of Curiosityness shows us how he cracked open a Macintosh Plus and converted it into a permanent home for an iPad Mini.

Commodore 64C Beige Paint Lets You Go Crazy with a Classic Computer Color

Commodore 64C Beige Paint Lets You Go Crazy with a Classic Computer Color
Back in the 1980s, computers were largely shades of beige or grey plastic. While this look might seem dated by today’s standards of slim, glass and metal devices, there’s no question that these retro color schemes immediately bring back fond memories of the early days of personal computing.

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