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Tag: Retro

R2-D2’S Bleeps and Beeps Decoded. It’S Not for Kids. It’S Funny as Hell.

R2-D2’S Bleeps and Beeps Decoded. It’S Not for Kids. It’S Funny as Hell.
Star Wars geeks claim that R2-D2 was inspired by a character in a Kurosawa film plus the robots in Silent Running plus an overheard request from a sound editor. Riiiight. Here’s the real score: In 1975 George Lucas invented a Time Machine and fast forwarded himself to 1999.

Revolver Tv Remote Changes Channels With a Bang

Revolver Tv Remote Changes Channels With a Bang
The concept behind the TV remote control gun is simple: Boring task + gun = fun! Pull the trigger and it’ll change the channel on your TV with a satisfying gunshot sound. Okay, so it’s fun for like 5 minutes.

Vhs Video Toaster [Epic Fail]

Vhs Video Toaster [Epic Fail]
Inspired by a scene from an old British TV sitcom, modder/appliance frankenstein lemonie decided to make a real vhs toaster. He succeeded and failed at the same time. Which is kind of a feat in itself.

“a Simple Plan”: Space Invaders Shirt Foils Alien Plot

“a Simple Plan”: Space Invaders Shirt Foils Alien Plot
Remember the movie Signs? And how the aliens’ weakness turned out to be water? Tell me, if those beings were intelligent enough to build vessels that could cross such vast distances (and sustain the passengers as well), why the hell couldn’t they tell that the planet that they’re attacking is mostly made up of stuff that will kill them?

Atari Duct Tape Wallet: Because No One’S Going to Buy an Atari Leather Wallet

Atari Duct Tape Wallet: Because No One’S Going to Buy an Atari Leather Wallet
When was the last time you had money? 1983? Then this wallet is just the thing for you! Aside from placing a buck or two inside this wallet, you might also want to add your expired driver’s license or a picture of your ex.

Who Minutes the Minutemen: Retro Minutemen Arcade Game

Who Minutes the Minutemen: Retro Minutemen Arcade Game
Award-winning digital entertainment outfit littleloud created a promotional flash game for the upcoming Watchmen movie. Yes Fanny McFanboy! It’s a game based on the graphic novel! What’s that? You can’t wait to play as Rorschach? Well you can’t play as Rorschach.

Tote Your Rings in This Sonic Bag

Tote Your Rings in This Sonic Bag
It’s a well-known fact that fans of Sega mascot Sonic the Hedgehog often need to haul things: rings, outdated Sega consoles, lunch, petitions about voice actors… and luckily, all of those items will fit into this sweet Sonic-themed tote bag (though maybe not all at once; the Dreamcast was pretty hefty).

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?

Geek Shirts to Wear in Case You Really have to Go Outside

Geek Shirts to Wear in Case You Really have to Go Outside
I’ve been doing my usual window shopping and thought I’d share some of the funny geek shirts I saw at Snorg Tees. They’re all made of “100% Super Soft” cotton and are priced at $19 each.

Hado Enjin Go!!!: LEGO Space Battleship Yamato

Hado Enjin Go!!!: LEGO Space Battleship Yamato
Space Battleship Yamato – known as Space Cruiser Yamato or Star Blazers in the US – is one of the most influential and groundbreaking Anime of all time, and the titular ship is as iconic as the other space opera vessels we know and love.

What if Software Still Shipped on 3.5-Inch Disks?

What if Software Still Shipped on 3.5-Inch Disks?
Remember the good old 3.5-inch floppy disk? Now remember how annoying it was when you had to install a program that spanned 4 or 5 disks? Well, imagine what life would be like if you had to install today’s bloatware on your computer using floppies.

Sir, the Possibility of You Successfully Purchasing This C-3PO Mimobot is Approximately 1 to 1

Sir, the Possibility of You Successfully Purchasing This C-3PO Mimobot is Approximately 1 to 1
Are you an Ewok? Then I have good news and bad news for you. The good news is that you now have a statuette of your god, the “Golden One” itself, C-3PO. Plus it can store up to 4Gb of data.

My Floppy Disk Ate My CD: Retro CD Packaging

My Floppy Disk Ate My CD: Retro CD Packaging
Web and graphic designer Adam Faja (“I pronounce it fay-juh”) and his other graphic designer friends swap compilations annually.  Adam created this sweet retro packaging for his 2008 compilation CD: I can’t even remember the last time I saw a 5¼ floppy.

Lock It Down: Combination Lock for USB Flash Disks

Lock It Down: Combination Lock for USB Flash Disks
Here’s some old school security for high tech storage: combination locks for USB flash disks. They’re from Green House, the same company that gave us the Golf Mouse. There’s nothing weird about this product though. Weird.

Papercraft Xmas Tree is a Colorful Fire Hazard

Papercraft Xmas Tree is a Colorful Fire Hazard
There’s just something about most holiday decorations that screams fire hazard, but this one really takes that idea and runs with it. This Christmas tree, by deviantARTist Maire, is done up almost completely in papercraft. The few lone traditional ornaments look awfully forlorn (and seriously outnumbered).

Create Your Own Profanity

Create Your Own Profanity
If run-of-the-mill, every day profanity just isn’t good enough for you–maybe you’re the type who yells KRAF! when you stub a toe–then you just might be the target market for the Super Electrofluorescent Profanity Machine, which will merrily generate random four-letter words for you at the rate of one per second.