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Tag: 1980s

E.T. LEGO Set Brings Back the 80s

E.T. LEGO Set Brings Back the 80s
I think one of the coolest things LEGO has ever done was to launch the LEGO Cuusoo website. This is the place where you can go to vote on DIY LEGO builds that could eventually become kits you can actually go to the store and purchase.

Steve Jobs’ Time Capsule Recovered: The Ultimate Backup Device

Steve Jobs’ Time Capsule Recovered: The Ultimate Backup Device
I really don’t care for those reality TV shows where people walk around with metal detectors looking for junk. Most of them end up turning up crappy old coins and cans. But I have to show props to the guys on NatGeo’s Diggers for digging up something epic for once.

80s Pop Culture LEGO Vehicles: Ridin’ Retro

80s Pop Culture LEGO Vehicles: Ridin’ Retro
There were a lot of cool cars in 1980s TV shows and movies. We must have been obsessed with cars in that era, because you don’t get these sort of iconic rides anymore. Ralph from Brothers Brick has created some awesome homages to TV and movie vehicles of that era and they look amazing.

Mr. @#?%!: A Q*bert-ese Obscenity Generator

Mr. @#?%!: A Q*bert-ese Obscenity Generator
What’s this? Two Q*bert posts in a week? Yeah, you got me. I guess I’m on a roll. Remember how Q*bert used to let out that weird stream of gibberish expletives when one of his enemies got him?

28-Foot Long Fourth Doctor Who Scarf: Is It Long Enough?

28-Foot Long Fourth Doctor Who Scarf: Is It Long Enough?
Like many of you out there, my favorite Doctor Who is the fourth one, who was played by Tom Baker. He’s quintessentially the Doctor Who for me, because I used to watch him as a kid on PBS.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary with iOS Game

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary with iOS Game
Feel like going back in time to go back in time even further? Rockstar Games has announced the availability of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition. The game is available right now for select iOS devices including the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

Galaga Cake: Insert Knife, Not Quarters

Galaga Cake: Insert Knife, Not Quarters
Look at this Galaga arcade machine. Wait, that’s no arcade cabinet. That’s a delicious and realistic cake just waiting to enter the bellies of Galaga-loving gaming geeks.

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Celebrates its 30th, Makes Millions Feel Really Old

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Celebrates its 30th, Makes Millions Feel Really Old
If you grew up in the 80s, you saw E.T. at least a few times – it was practically required of any child of the era. Depending on how old you were, you may have even had some of the tie-in toys, including the bike with the plastic alien sitting in the milk carton up front.

Arcade Mash-up Prints Confuse and Amuse

Arcade Mash-up Prints Confuse and Amuse
Say the words Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Dig Dug, Centipede, Galaga or Joust, and you’ve just named some of my all-time favorite arcade games. So when I stumbled onto these unusual variants of these 1980s classics, I was at once befuddled and at the same time intrigued.

Pac-Man Arcade Candy Turns Dot Gobblers into Gobbl-ees

Pac-Man Arcade Candy Turns Dot Gobblers into Gobbl-ees
Retro arcade fans with a sweet tooth will want to pop on over to the NeatoShop and grab a box of these Pac-Man arcade candies, created in the shape of everyone’s favorite yellow dot-gobbling puck-man.

Bluetooth Brick Phone Handset: The 80s Called and Wants Its Phone Back

Bluetooth Brick Phone Handset: The 80s Called and Wants Its Phone Back
Want to one-up the douchebags who flaunt their fancy Bluetooth headsets while talking into space? Bring this bad boy out and they’ll know how OG you are. It’s also a Bluetooth headset, but it’s in the form of the classic 80’s brick phone that your elders – or you – used to rock back in the day.

House to Play Evil CEO in RoboCop Remake?

House to Play Evil CEO in RoboCop Remake?
Looking back at the movies in the 80s, there are several that standout for me as some of my favorites growing up. One of my favorites was RoboCop. This movie was sort of cheesy even back then and had tons of violence – my kind of flick.

Boombox and TV Cabinets Are Not What They Seem

Boombox and TV Cabinets Are Not What They Seem
Just because something looks like a piece of technology doesn’t necessarily mean it is. For instance, these cabinets from Meninos look like retro living room electronics, but are actually just pieces of furniture.

Pac-Man Meets the Muppets

Pac-Man Meets the Muppets
For the longest time, I thought I was the only one who made the observation that both Pac-Man and Fozzie the Bear make the same “Wocka, Wocka, Wocka” sound. Guess I’m not alone.

Pac-Man Mosaic Table Gobbles Tiles, Not Power Pills

Pac-Man Mosaic Table Gobbles Tiles, Not Power Pills
Nothing says 1980s like Pac-Man. If I had saved all of the quarters I pumped into that game, I would be a very rich man, but I wouldn’t have such fond memories of the game. Too bad I didn’t save just enough quarters to buy this awesome mosaic Pac-Man table.

Battlefield 3: NES Edition

Battlefield 3: NES Edition
Thinking back to games on 8-bit systems like the NES, one of the things I remember most was the music and sounds they were able to make with the primitive sound technology available at the time.