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Tag: 1980s

Donkey Kong Junior Shower is Truly Bananas

Donkey Kong Junior Shower is Truly Bananas
You really don’t hear much about Donkey Kong Junior these days. If you ever wonder what happened to the little pixelated monkey in diapers, look no further. He’s got a new job keeping watch over naked people as they hose off.

ROM Check Fail!… Retro Arcade Games Go Berzerk

ROM Check Fail!… Retro Arcade Games Go Berzerk
Have you ever loaded up a retro arcade game with MAME, only to be greeted with an error message about those bad ROMs you downloaded 2 years ago? Well one enterprising developer decided to take that idea and actually turn it into a game.

Relive the Big and Chunky Days of Gadgets With Fauxsure Shirts

Relive the Big and Chunky Days of Gadgets With Fauxsure Shirts
Remember when controllers had corners and not curves? When speakers were bigger than a house? When storage was limited but personal? and rectangular? Remember when synths… Nevermind. Synthesizers still look the same. Oh wait. Remember when synths had no USB connection?

Pac-Man Ghost Lamps: Blinky, Blinky, Blinky and Blinky

Pac-Man Ghost Lamps: Blinky, Blinky, Blinky and Blinky
Designer Anderson Horta’s retro 80’s Ghost lamps will only turn blue if you happen to be downing some serious hallucinogenic power pills – otherwise, they are as you see them. Pac-Man not included.

Pac-Man Gets the Mosaic Treatment

Pac-Man Gets the Mosaic Treatment
Here’s a piece of art any retro game fanatic would be proud to hang on their wall. It’s a handmade Pac-Man mixed media piece, using teeny ceramic tiles in place of pixels. Perhaps inspired by the oh-so-awesome Ms.

Foldskool Heroes: They’Re Boxy but They’Re Good

Foldskool Heroes: They’Re Boxy but They’Re Good
Got mad paper, scissor and tape skills? How about a fondness for old school video games and computers? Then have I got a fun afternoon project for you. Graphic designer Marshall Alexander’s cutout characters includes a veritable menagerie fantastical creatures and critters all made from boxy paper cutouts, but his latest series, Foldskool Heroes 3, has got to be my favorite.

Ms. Pac-Man Gets Portable

Ms. Pac-Man Gets Portable
Not to be outdone by her dot-gobbling boyfriend, Ms. Pac-Man has made her way into a custom-built handheld. Influenced heavily by Sam Thornley’s Pac-Man Mini, modder ela built this portable Ms. Pac-Man Mini video game system using the guts of one of those Jakks Ms.

Sinclair Zx81 Turned Into Pc [Retro Casemod]

Sinclair Zx81 Turned Into Pc [Retro Casemod]
Remember the old Sinclair ZX81 computer? You know, the tiny, little 8-bit machine with a huge following, and a horrible flat keyboard? Thanks to miracle of modern miniaturization, you can now fit a fully-functional Windows or Linux PC inside of one of these.

Pac-Man on My Shoulder Makes Me Happy

Pac-Man on My Shoulder Makes Me Happy
I’ve got this boring black bag that my laptop came with, and now I think I’ve finally found a replacement. Maybe I’m stuck in the 80s, but I still think that Pac-Man and his ghostly pals are in fashion.

Flower Rock 2.0: Dancing Flowers Get a Makeover

Flower Rock 2.0: Dancing Flowers Get a Makeover
Back in the late 1980s, a sensation swept the streets of Asia called the “Flower Rock”. The desktop gadget did one thing, and one thing only — it danced to any music that you played near it.

Rare Elektronika-7 Vacuum Tube Clock Shows Up on Ebay

Rare Elektronika-7 Vacuum Tube Clock Shows Up on Ebay
When I first spotted this dot-matrix numbers on this clock I thought it was a modern-day blue LED display. But lurking beneath the surface of this timepiece is something far more interesting. What we actually have here is a very rare Russian relic from the early 1980s.

Video Game Belt Buckles: Keep Your Pants on, Pal.

Video Game Belt Buckles: Keep Your Pants on, Pal.
Other than maybe one of those giant glitzy wresting belts, I can’t think of a more rockin’ thing to wear around your waist than one of these nifty retro video game belt buckles. Handmade by artist Natalie Hutcheson (aka “HutchMe”), these metal buckles don imagery of famous icons of classic arcade games.

Bacteria Gives Life to Mutant Mini Multi Arcade System

Bacteria Gives Life to Mutant Mini Multi Arcade System
I have a dream. And that dream is that one day a single portable gaming console can play all of my favorite arcade classics (on a decent sized screen). Thanks to a modder going by the name “Bacteria”, that day is today.

Cassette Tape USB Hub Won’T Play, Pause or Rewind

Cassette Tape USB Hub Won’T Play, Pause or Rewind
I can’t think of any better way to connect my mix tape USB flash drive to my computer than to plug it into this retro cassette tape USB hub. The 4-port USB 2.0 hub may look exactly like an old school cassette tape, but I can pretty much assure you that you’ll wreck your tape player if you attempt to pop this thing in and listen to it.

Colecovision Mini Console Hits Ebay [Casemod]

Colecovision Mini Console Hits Ebay [Casemod]
When it comes to retro game consoles, it seems like Nintendo and Atari get all of the attention. How about some love for the classic ColecoVision, the first console to bring arcade-quality graphics into your living room?

Journey Mp3 Player: Don’T Stop Believin’

Journey Mp3 Player: Don’T Stop Believin’
1980s power-ballad mavens Journey and technology have a long-standing relationship. Back in 1983, they entered the geek psyche with the classic Journey arcade machine. Now they’re back in the electronics biz with their own MP3 player.

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