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Category: Retro

DIY Tiny Famicom Console: For Your ’80s-Themed Dollhouse

DIY Tiny Famicom Console: For Your ’80s-Themed Dollhouse
While the original Nintendo Entertainment System is pretty iconic here in the states, the Family Computer (aka “Famicom”) was where it was at in Japan back in the early 1980s. This classic gaming system is one that all serious Nintendo fans have in their collection.

Rotary Cellphone: Galaxy Note Senior

Rotary Cellphone: Galaxy Note Senior
It’s a pain to teach older folks how to use a smartphone again and again. It’s time we had a phone that they can use easily, so they stop bothering us. This is perfect. YouTube’s Mr.

Countdown Your Life and More with the Escape From New York Lifeclock One

Countdown Your Life and More with the Escape From New York Lifeclock One
When your carotid arteries are set to explode in just a matter of hours, time becomes very important to you. You really need a way to keep track of your remaining time. This officially-licensed timepiece is based on the band Snake Plissken wore to countdown until he drops dead in John Carpenter’s Escape from New York.

NES Controller Notebook: For Writing Down Cheat Codes

NES Controller Notebook: For Writing Down Cheat Codes
Back in the day I played a lot of Nintendo. I remember one of the cheat codes to this day, you had to press Left, Right, Left, Right, A-B-B-A and something would happen in one of the video games.

We All Live in a LEGO Submarine

We All Live in a LEGO Submarine
Some of the coolest LEGO kits comes from the fan contributions on the LEGO Ideas site. If you are a fan of The Beatles, you will want to get ready to buy this cool Yellow Submarine kit.

This Zelda Treasure Chest Holds an NES and a Levitating Triforce

This Zelda Treasure Chest Holds an NES and a Levitating Triforce
This Wind Waker-style Legend of Zelda chest has some very special features, including a built-in NES console with a matching custom controller. But the real show-stopper is the Triforce that actually levitates and rotates on top.

Teddy Ruxpin Gets Torn Down

Teddy Ruxpin Gets Torn Down
Dan and Lincoln Markham from the What’s Inside? channel like to cut things apart to see what their guts look like. This time, they decided to disassemble an original 1985 Teddy Ruxpin talking bear using knives and a sledgehammer to reveal the toy’s innards. 

Nintendo Releasing a Famicom Mini Console… In Japan Only

Nintendo Releasing a Famicom Mini Console… In Japan Only
While the rest of the world will get the NES Mini this November, Nintendo has something special in store for retro gamers in Japan as well, a miniature version of the classic Famicom console. The Famicom was originally released two years before the NES in 1983.

Namco Arcade Machine Collection Gives Action Figures Something to Play

Namco Arcade Machine Collection Gives Action Figures Something to Play
The NAMCO Arcade Machine Collection are miniature replicas of some of your favorite arcade games from way back when. While they’re no playable, you could still use them to create your own mini arcade hall right on your desktop.

Pi Cart Crams a Retro Gaming Emulator Inside the Carcass of a NES Cartridge

Pi Cart Crams a Retro Gaming Emulator Inside the Carcass of a NES Cartridge
I have very vivid memories of schlepping around the local Target store back in the ’80s and coming across the Nintendo Entertainment System display with the robot that moved the spinning thingies around to open doors in some lame ass game on the screen.

Make a Tiny Arcade Cabinet from Popsicle Sticks

Make a Tiny Arcade Cabinet from Popsicle Sticks
If you’ve been meaning to make an arcade cabinet for your phone, here’s a fun way to do it. This video will show you how. Your first step is to eat a whole bunch of popsicles, so get to work.

Creepy Robot That Helped NASA Test Space Suits Is for Sale

Creepy Robot That Helped NASA Test Space Suits Is for Sale
Of course NASA used a creepy robot to test space suits meant for real-life astronauts. Because they can. That’s always the reason for creepy robots. The Power-Driven Articulated Dummy as it was apparently called, was designed specifically for NASA by the IIT Research Institute, and used to test space suits between 1963 and 1965.

8bitdo Wooden Desktop Arcade is Retro Sexy

8bitdo Wooden Desktop Arcade is Retro Sexy
8bitdo has been making some cool gamer focused products for a long time now. For this year’s Gamescom, the company showed off its latest product, and it is a very cool retro gaming system indeed. The device is called the 8bitdo Desktop Arcade and it looks like a fancy retro arcade system for an executive’s desk.

Space Invader Rings: Pew Pew Jewelry

Space Invader Rings: Pew Pew Jewelry
Looking for a fun piece of jewelry that captures your geeky spirit? Well, if you love retro arcade games, you should check out this cool Space Invaders-inspired ring from ZaniZ. Each ring is 3D printed to order, and can be rendered in a variety of materials, including stainless steel, 24k gold over steel, brass, polished silver, or a variety of plastics.

The Oregon Trail Card Game: You Have Rolled the Die of Dysentery

The Oregon Trail Card Game: You Have Rolled the Die of Dysentery
I spent so many hours playing The Oregon Trail back in the day. Regardless, I always, always died of dysentery. In fact, I don’t think anyone in the history of 6th grade beat that game. If you feel like getting dysentery in the form of a card game rather than an old and pixelated video game, you now can.

New Nintendo Book Looks Like a Giant NES Game Cartridge

New Nintendo Book Looks Like a Giant NES Game Cartridge
Playing With Power: Nintendo NES Classics is a new book from strategy-guide publisher Prima Games. It is coming this November, which is great because we are all getting ourselves a copy for Christmas. This hardcover book has 320 pages of interviews from the NES era, some vintage advertising and “priceless excerpts from Nintendo Power magazine back issues.”