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Tag: Retro

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.

LCD Cards: Write Your Message Calculator-Style

LCD Cards: Write Your Message Calculator-Style
Yellow Owl Workshop sells these quirky debossed cards for writing messages using the classic calculator-style font. Simply use the patterns to trace a letter or a number; there’s even a reference card included.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in 60 Seconds As Told By Paper Cube Dudes

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in 60 Seconds As Told By Paper Cube Dudes
And the winner for the most self-explanatory blog post title of the day…

Angry Birds Go Retro

Angry Birds Go Retro
Can you believe that 12 months ago, if you had said the words “Angry Birds”, most people would have thought you were talking about an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Now, it’s the mobile gaming juggernaut of 2010.

2-Foot Tall at-at is the Coolest Star Wars Toy Ever

2-Foot Tall at-at is the Coolest Star Wars Toy Ever
When I was a kid, I envied one of my friends, as he had a giant Millenium Falcon. It wasn’t big enough that his Han Solo and Chewbacca action figures could fit in the cockpit, but it was still sweet.

Star Wars 1900: a Classic Scene Retold in Dark & Light

Star Wars 1900: a Classic Scene Retold in Dark & Light
What would Star Wars be like if it was a silent film? It would be much darker. It’s the dramatic battle between Vader and Luke, made slightly more comedic by the fast forwarded action, and the fact that Vader had the gall to ask for Luke’s cooperation right after chopping off the boy’s hand.

Evolution of Gaming Soap Set: Where’S My Atari 2600?

Evolution of Gaming Soap Set: Where’S My Atari 2600?
We’ve featured the realistic gaming controller soaps from DigitalSoaps before, but this bundle they’re offering really caught my eye.

V.I.n.Cent Gets Vinyl-Ized for Posterity [the Black Hole]

V.I.n.Cent Gets Vinyl-Ized for Posterity [the Black Hole]
For those of us who grew up in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Disney’s The Black Hole was one of those seminal science fiction flicks we’ll never forget. And thanks to the guys at MINDstyle, we can now have a permanent keepsake of our memories.

IPhone Cassette Tape Case Looks Like the Real Deal

IPhone Cassette Tape Case Looks Like the Real Deal
Not only does this iPhone case look exactly like a retro cassette tape, it actually serves a purpose. When out of its box, the silicon cover protects your iPhone from scratches, dust and fingerprints. But when placed inside and propped open, it provides you with a handy stand for viewing video or photos (assuming you want landscape mode).

Notificator: Primitive Twitter or High-Tech Bulletin Board?

Notificator: Primitive Twitter or High-Tech Bulletin Board?
The article below, published in 1935 in the magazine Modern Mechanix, shows off a “robot messenger” called the Notificator, a gadget so nice Boing Boing posted it twice:

Dreamcast Boombox Kicks Out the Retro Jamz [Casemod]

Dreamcast Boombox Kicks Out the Retro Jamz [Casemod]
The guys over at Tiny Cartridge stumbled onto this awesome Dreamcast boombox casemod by XCKDIY. The design seamlessly integrates the Dreamcast’s CD-Rom drive into the portable’s old DVD tray, and wired the console to the front-facing LCD screen.

LEGO Pac-Man Arcade Combines Old-School Games and Old-School Toys

LEGO Pac-Man Arcade Combines Old-School Games and Old-School Toys
What could be cooler than playing Pac-Man on an arcade machine that was almost completely made up of LEGOs? Ben Fleskes of Portland, Oregon, built this amazing machine. The only thing is that it probably won’t stand up to the typical abuse that an arcade machine goes through.