First we had the watch, and now we have a model. The 6-foot long remote-controlled RMS Titanic is a faithfully reproduced 1:150 scale model. It took 400 man-hours (that’s about 1600 dog-hours, or 879,592 mosquito-hours) to assemble.
Remember the classic episode of Futurama where Fry has to save the planet from “Invaders! Possibly from Space?” Pretty soon, you’ll be able to take down those aliens while listening to your own all-Rush mix tape while chugging a 2-liter bottle of Shasta too.
Flickr user recycledgamer refuses to let go of the past, whether it’s past past or recent past. He/She took an iPod mini – a relic from 2004-05 – and gave it a suit of blocky plastic armor, the iconic NES controller from the Golden Age, the ancient Pre-Playstation eras.
That’s the story of gadgets right there. They start out big and clunky, but pretty soon they’ll be replaced with better and smaller versions of themselves. I still remember the early “mobile” phones, which were mobile only in the theoretical sense of the word.
Sure, Christmas is almost seven months away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start getting in the spirit really, really early. Especially if you really, really love your retro video games.
I first eyed Hallmark’s keepsake Pac-Man holiday ornament back in December 2008, and grabbed one for my tree then.
For many of us, the days of arcades are long past (and if you’re lucky enough to have one nearby, cherish it!), but we remember plugging in all those quarters with a particular fondness. Well, prepare to have that fondness exploited, in the form of adorable miniature arcade cabinets.
German toy company Tucher + Walther’s tin toy-making methods have remained unchanged, going as far back to 1880. Want to know their secret? They have vampire craftsmen; the ones around now were the exact same workers that they had in 1880.
When I came across this design for a retro-futuristic Chevy Camaro (aka the Steampunk Kamaro), I nearly lost my mind.
Then I realized that it wasn’t real, and only a graphic rendering by artist John ‘Jazz’ Vernon.
I believe this is what people call “pure win”:
It took Flickr user Kaptain Kobold just a couple of minutes to whip up his LEGO masterpiece, and now it has given him Internet Fame. You know the next step Kaptain: merch merch merch.
Stare at the Staremen Watchmen 24/7, thanks to Medicom’s Watchmen Kubrick mini figures. The minifigs are divided into two sets of threes: set A has Nite Owl, The Comedian and Ozymandias, while set B has Dr.
There was obviously a lot of attention paid to detail in the building of this Lego Donkey Kong recreation, at least as far as those slanting red levels go. Not so much with the figures, but that’s okay–that’s part of what gives this Lego setup its charm.
Chunk’s yoda DJ shirt combines one of the most ancient geek icons with one of the geekiest forms of music. Lightsaber rave parties anyone?
Wonder which artists the Jedi Master prefers. I think he’ll have a bit of M83 because he traverses galaxies, a bit of Justice because he’s on the light side, and some RATM for his rebel homies.
Retro gamer/DIYer kristopher.hammar got sick of having a messed up gaming area. He regularly plays snes & nes games on his big TV, and everything was fine, except that the extension cables of the gamepads that he uses were all over the place.
I’ve seen plenty of portable retro video game systems in my travels, but never one that attempts to cover as many bases as this one.
This Chinese import plays 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit titles from 7 different game platforms in one compact system.
The ancestor of portable gaming systems is Nintendo’s Game & Watch series. And if we’re going to believe its Wikipedia entry, the “spiritual” ancestor of Game & Watch games is an LCD calculator. Portable gaming sure has come a long way since the ancient 1980s, but there are some things from its past that have yet to make their way to the present.