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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.

I Wish This Retro PC Model Was an Official LEGO Kit

I Wish This Retro PC Model Was an Official LEGO Kit
Something is appealing to me about the aesthetics of old personal computers from the ’80s and ’90s. I know they’re not streamlined or sleek like the stuff that Apple is churning out these days, but I liked that those old machines felt more purposeful in their design.
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Star Wars-Inspired USB Arcade Controller Hits Kickstarter

Star Wars-Inspired USB Arcade Controller Hits Kickstarter
I always loved playing Atari’s vector-based arcade games back in the 1980s. Games like Tempest, BattleZone, and Quantum were some of my favorites. And then there was Star Wars. I loved shooting down TIE fighters, zapping radar towers, and zooming into the belly of the Death Star to take aim at its exhaust port in hopes of blowing the thing to smithereens.

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.

People Sang Like Robots in the 1940s

People Sang Like Robots in the 1940s
The Vocoder was wildly popular in the disco era, and was given a new lease on life by Daft Punk and other electronic bands. But it turns out that there was a similar device that was used all the way back in the 1940s, called the Sonovox.

This Cool LED Nightlight Celebrates Classic Video Games

This Cool LED Nightlight Celebrates Classic Video Games
Gamers, here’s a sweet accent light for your gameroom, living room, bedroom, or any other room that could use a splash of color. This LED cube lantern is covered with images of classic video games, and is sure to be a great addition to any space.

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.

These Pac-Man Vintage Marquee Lights Are Driving Me Crazy

These Pac-Man Vintage Marquee Lights Are Driving Me Crazy
Looking for a truly unique piece of videogame art to hang on your wall? Artist Enriqve Aranacci has got you covered with these awesome handmade lights which incorporate traditional lighted signmaking techniques. While he makes all kinds of awesome designs, these two Pac-Man inspired ones are my personal favorites.

USS Enterprise Rebuild Underway at Smithsonian Space Dock

USS Enterprise Rebuild Underway at Smithsonian Space Dock
Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation and later Trek productions know that computer graphics were used extensively, meaning there generally aren’t models of the Enterprise from Picard’s reign on. In the original series, the Enterprise was an 11-foot long model that had lights inside.

Tweet-Speaking Radio Brings the Latest News and Random Rants

Tweet-Speaking Radio Brings the Latest News and Random Rants
Twitter is probably the most up-to-date source of both the most useless as well as the important issues of the day; it’s like a thousand free radio stations where some broadcast nothing but ads while the rest have schizophrenic DJs and reporters.

Neogeo X Gold Coming for $199.99 – Is it a Console or Handheld? It’s Both!

Neogeo X Gold Coming for $199.99 – Is it a Console or Handheld? It’s Both!
I can remember years ago standing in the game store in the mall playing the demo NeoGeo machine and wanting one so bad I could hardly stand it. I remember that original NeoGeo arcade system console being insanely expensive for the time.

Boombox Pillow Set, for Dropping Your Head, Not Beats

Boombox Pillow Set, for Dropping Your Head, Not Beats
I remember when everybody had a boombox. Sales of D batteries have never been so good and these beasts really made sure that you worked out your muscles since they were so huge and heavy. This boombox pillow set from Meninos is light as a feather compared to the real deal and much more comfy to lay your head on.

PlayMore Handheld: Another Portable Emulates Retro Consoles

PlayMore Handheld: Another Portable Emulates Retro Consoles
There have been numerous handhelds out there which can play games from the old 8-bit and 16-bit era consoles. Personally, I have the Dingoo A-320, which handles the job nicely. But there’s a new player in town which looks like it could be good, and it’s also cheap.

Apple’s 1983 Gift Catalog: All I Want for Christmas…

Apple’s 1983 Gift Catalog: All I Want for Christmas…
While Apple is known for their industrial design and packaging, their early branding elements weren’t exactly the sleek, modern, minimal ones of the 21st century. That said, I still love the time capsule that is the 1983 Apple Gift Catalog.

BSG Colonial Viper Helmet is Awesome (and No You Can’t Have One for Halloween)

BSG Colonial Viper Helmet is Awesome (and No You Can’t Have One for Halloween)
Fans of the classic Battlestar Galactica series will be drooling over this epic bit of cosplay gear, just announced. It’s a helmet based on the ones worn by Colonial Viper pilots, and it’s a perfect replica of the original.

Tetris Played With Rubik’s Cubes: Fun to Watch But Not to Play

Tetris Played With Rubik’s Cubes: Fun to Watch But Not to Play
The thing about stop-motion videos is that they constantly remind us how time-consuming they must have been to make. Take this video by YouTube user BananaNeil for example, where he plays a game of Tetris using the tiles of Rubik’s Cubes as pixels.
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