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Category: Retro

The Milton Bradley OMNI Was an 8-Track Tape Board Game

The Milton Bradley OMNI Was an 8-Track Tape Board Game
Boy, it’s been a really long time since I saw or heard an 8-track tape. These technological antiquities were insanely popular back in the 1960s and 1970s, but gradually went the way of the dinosaurs as they were replaced by more compact and longer-playing cassette tapes.

The Elbow Reinvents the Portable Cassette Player

The Elbow Reinvents the Portable Cassette Player
Somewhere in my basement, I have a box of old cassette tapes. Most of them aren’t store-bought ones, but custom made mixtapes that I created for myself, back in the days long before CD players, MP3s, and streaming media.

Macinbot Classic: Think Different About Your Toy Collection

Macinbot Classic: Think Different About Your Toy Collection
Apple fanboys and fangirls, here’s a chance to own a miniature Macintosh computer for your office. Okay, so the Macinbot Classic isn’t exactly an officially-licensed bit of Apple memorabilia, but it is pretty nifty nonetheless. This little dude was inspired by the original 1984 Macintosh and early ’90s Macintosh Classic computers, and is the perfect desktop companion.

Is a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition In The Works?

Is a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition In The Works?
Look at this glorious line art. No that isn’t a new Rebel fighter from the coming Star Wars flick. This is a basic line art drawing of a Nintendo 64 controller. I spent many, many days with one of those in my hands playing Goldeneye.

Flappy Bird is Back… On a Dreamcast Memory Card

Flappy Bird is Back… On a Dreamcast Memory Card
We thought that we had heard the last of Flappy Bird, but it is back in a not so big way – on a Dreamcast memory card. The long-dead console still has a massive fanbase, so it is no wonder that one hacker has ported the game to the Dreamcast’s interactive memory card.

Ataribox Will Come In Two Versions, But We Still Don’t Know What Games It Will Play

Ataribox Will Come In Two Versions, But We Still Don’t Know What Games It Will Play
It has been just over a month since the rebirthed company known as Atari announced that it was working on a new console. Now they are giving us a better look at it. In an email to fans, the company revealed that the Ataribox will come in two editions, both very retro, but with some contemporary design elements as well.

Pac-Man Opposuit: Every Girl Crazy ‘Bout a Sharp Dressed Geek

Pac-Man Opposuit: Every Girl Crazy ‘Bout a Sharp Dressed Geek
ZZ Top had it right. You’re looking at the perfect suit for those who have to dress up for a company function, but don’t want to wear a boring blue blazer. After all, nowhere in the dress code does it say you can’t have Pac-Man on your suit and tie.

SNES Classic Release Date Announced

SNES Classic Release Date Announced
So it looks like the rumors are true. Nintendo is getting ready to launch the SNES Classic, a miniature version of the original Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Now we have learned that the palm-sized system will be available on September 29th with 21 games built-in, including the never-released Star Fox 2.

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 the classic computer emulates the full size one, but you can hold this one in the palm of your hand.

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 gets struck by lightning and becomes a cute sentient robot that I’m pretty sure Wall-E was based on.

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 were in the gas station arcade 60 seconds later.

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 the most notable things about the flick was David Bowie played the bad guy Goblin King.

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 slate of truly special games.

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 cool Jareth action figure coming from McFarlane Toys, complete with that over the top ’80s hairdo.

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 decided to kill it completely.

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 it.

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