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Retro

3D Print-Your-Own Records

3D Print-Your-Own Records

Remember those Fisher Price record players that played chunky plastic discs? Well thanks to 3D printing tech and the DIY brains of Fred27, you can make your own custom records for the classic toy.

Adult Strawberry Milk

Adult Strawberry Milk

The folks that brought us the libation Adult Chocolate Milk are rolling out a complement to it – Adult Strawberry Milk. Just like its cousin, the new beverage is a ready to drink 40 proof liqueur.

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Old School vs. New School

Old School vs. New School

Freddie Wong orchestrates the ultimate battle between today’s most popular video game characters and a massive invasion of primitive 8-bit pixelated foes as they invade the city.

Gamer Blinds

Gamer Blinds

Blinds with graphics that make double references to video games, featuring classic characters and icons made from controllers and handheld systems. Available in four designs and different colors.

Ghostbusters Floppy Cover

Ghostbusters Floppy Cover

When you want to listen to musical floppy disks, who you gonna call? MrSolidSnake 745, that’s who. Here’s his latest work, a cover of the Ghostbusters theme using eight floppy drives.

Donkey Kong Wall Shelves

Donkey Kong Wall Shelves

Designer Igor Chak’s conceptual shelves perfectly mimic the beams and girders of the 1980s classic video game, Donkey Kong. Though we don’t recommend rolling flaming barrels down them.

Game of Thrones: Season 2 RPG

Game of Thrones: Season 2 RPG

(Spoilers/NSFW) CollegeHumor follows up on its Game of Thrones RPG with a chance to slap around King Joffrey, gratuitous boobies, and Daenerys desperately looking for her dragons.

Pixel Cards

Pixel Cards

Designed by Maria Herrera Vicálvaro and Jamie Vicente, Pixel Cards are a Spanish deck of playing cards with pixelated graphics. Add this deck to your pixel art playing card collection.

Four-Barrel Underwater Dart Gun

Four-Barrel Underwater Dart Gun

This Russian-designed weapon fires off fire four 4.5″ long steel darts, made to take down underwater enemies from up to 65 feet away – much farther than a bullet can travel in the water.

A Brief History of Video Games

A Brief History of Video Games

Polygon’s 3-minute clip blatantly skips over some of our favorite video games and consoles, but it’s still a fun look back at just how far video games have come in the last 35 or so years.

Clippy.JS

Clippy.JS

Relive the worst days of Microsoft with a little visit from Clippy and his pals, recreated with stunning accuracy right in your web browser. We’re surprised he doesn’t require Internet Explorer 5.

United Underworld Tee & Hoodie

United Underworld Tee & Hoodie

You might have to delve a little further than usual into your vault to get this shirt’s reference but holy obscurity do we love it and most everything else Last Exit to Nowhere has to offer.

Go Right

Go Right

A surprisingly moving tribute to classic console and arcade side-scrollers, platformers and run-and-gun games by YouTuber RockyPlanetisimal. Music is A Wild and Distant Shore by Michael Nyman.

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Toby Gale: Showdown

Toby Gale: Showdown

The music video for Showdown by Toby Gale. It’s so good one would be forgiven for thinking that the song was made for the video and not the other way around. Stellar work by Crowns & Owls.

The Avengers ’78

The Avengers ’78

Yep, we’re looking forward to The Avengers as much as anyone else, but can you imagine what it would have looked like if they had made the movie back in the 1970s? Well, now you don’t have to.

Canon Retro Cinema

Canon Retro Cinema

You can consider this concept design for a retro Canon EOS100 from Maxim Mezentsev and Aleksandr Suhih hipster, but modern tech in a vintage disguise is always awesome to us.

Vintage Roller Skate Bookends

Vintage Roller Skate Bookends

Artist Breck Armstrong seems to have a knack for breathing new life into found objects. Like he did with these 6 lb roller skate bookends that will look good and keep your big reads from getting away.

Talkboy: Extended Commercial

Talkboy: Extended Commercial

This special extended version of the classic 90’s commercial for the Talkboy Tape Recorder shows that the jerky little brother wasn’t exactly the innocent prankster we thought he was.

Menlo Park Lamps

Menlo Park Lamps

Inspired by Thomas Edison’s vintage lightbulbs, The Dapper Llama creates fine handmade wooden table lamps which add a rich and nostalgic ambient glow to any room.

1-Bit Camera

1-Bit Camera

David Lindecrantz created this cool retro-style app which takes your iOS device back to the 80s, complete with classic Macintosh and Game Boy B&W dithering algorithms. Sample images here.

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The Skipper

The Skipper

Not only is this clip a perfect time capsule of 1980s style, the guy at the center of the video – The Skipper – would have probably been a millionaire if he had only waited until YouTube came along.

Chuck Norris vs. Pac-Man

Chuck Norris vs. Pac-Man

We already know how Chuck would handle Angry Birds, now see how he makes quick work of Inky, Blinky, Pinky, Clyde and rocks their world, freeing them from their maze/prison in the process.

3D Pixel Animation

3D Pixel Animation

Animator What Pixel You On takes the retro pixel art style and breathes new life into it by popping it into the third dimension. If our old Nintendos could have done this, we’d probably still be playing them.

The Dynasphere

The Dynasphere

A “remarkable invention in spherical locomotion… which will one day revolutionize modern transport.” At least that what the guy who invented this ride thought he had on his hands back in the 1930s.

Retro Mac iPhone Cases

Retro Mac iPhone Cases

Schreer Delights recently made a line of iPhone cases paying tribute to the classic Mac products you can’t let go. Demand was high but supply was not. Hopefully they’re back up for sale soon.

The Anti-Theft Briefcase

The Anti-Theft Briefcase

Seems like James Bond himself should have had this gizmo, made all the way back in 1961, and designed to keep thieves from getting their hands on the contents of stolen briefcases.

Richards’ Trunk Desk

Richards’ Trunk Desk

Based on an early 1900s steamer trunk which traveled the world, these remakes are built using the same techniques as the original: wood frames, hand-waxed canvas, and hand-hammered pins.

Cycle-Skating

Cycle-Skating

Behold, the ancestors of Rollerman. This footage from 1923 shows hipsters in Paris flaunting their cycle-skates, one-wheeled precursors to inline skates. More old newsreels at British Pathé.

The Diving Fool

The Diving Fool

Here’s a little lesson in what showmanship is really all about courtesy of legendary entertainer Larry Griswold. Watch as he wows Old Blue Eyes himself and try to not to gasp too loudly.

Abobo’s Big Adventure

Abobo’s Big Adventure

A classic storyline that involves fighting your way through 8 awesome levels drives the gameplay in this free retro-inspired game that pays proper tribute to the glory days of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming.

Vintage Camera Canvas Pillows

Vintage Camera Canvas Pillows

If Etsy seller intheseam can make beautiful pillows out of pictures of sewers and manhole covers, what more if she used images of vintage cameras? Made of high-res canvas prints sewn on black fabric.

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