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RetroN 5 Console

RetroN 5 Console

The newest retro gaming console from Hyperkin, the RetroN 5 has 5 slots that let you play 9 different types of old school cartridges, an HDMI output, a programmable wireless controller, and ports for classic controllers.

The First Talk Box

The First Talk Box

Looks like the boxfan is not the original talk box. This clip from the 1940 film You’ll Find Out shows the Sonovox, what some would consider one of the first prototypes for the technology, in action.

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Arnee and the Terminaters

Arnee and the Terminaters

This hilariously bad performance of “I’ll Be Back” from a 1991 Top of the Pops deserves at least one viewing, if nothing more than to be thankful that Schwarzenegger himself wasn’t there to sing.

Star Trek TNG Makeup Tests

Star Trek TNG Makeup Tests

Some hilariously weird footage as the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation tries out their costumes and makeup for the camera. Is it just us or is Data doing Blue Steel? Geordi’s yellow sweater = win.

Bioshock Infinite: Columbia

Bioshock Infinite: Columbia

A grainy, retro-styled documentary which provides insight into the history of Bioshock: Infinite’s unusual floating city, Columbia. On second thought, it asks more questions than it answers.

Early Dashcam

Early Dashcam

Shot by Wm. Harbeck in 1907, this short film is some of the earliest POV footage ever captured from of a moving vehicle – in this case, a streetcar in Vancouver, Canada. A fascinating time capsule.

Sugarboy: Kung Fu Mom

Sugarboy: Kung Fu Mom

This episode of Above Average Network’s Sugarboy perfectly captures 1970s style as the candy-charged kid tells us the tale of a bad-ass lady and her quest to retrieve a stolen Rollie Fingers baseball card.

One Mini Digital Camera

One Mini Digital Camera

The Carbon One Mini is an homage to the Polaroid Land SX-70. The 5mp camera has a working viewfinder and places a white or black border around pictures. Sadly, it has no instant prints.

Tiny Arcade Machine

Tiny Arcade Machine

Gaming geek Jeroen Domburg has created a fully-functional mini arcade machine, using a Raspberry Pi, a custom acrylic case, a 2.4″ LCD and a tiny OLED marquee. It plays classic games using MAME.

Herb Lester Luggage Tags

Herb Lester Luggage Tags

Make your luggage easy to spot with these large and distinctive retro tags made by Two Arms Inc. for Herb Lester. The tags are made from Tyvek, making them resistant to rips, tears and water.

Timex 80 Colorblock

Timex 80 Colorblock

Make your daily wear pop with the colorful Timex 80 Colorblock wristwatch. The case, strap, clasps and buckles of this retro digital watch come in different colors. Available in four 80’s-inspired color combos.

Moving Sound: Philips

Moving Sound: Philips

Philips delves deep into their archives for this awesomely cheesy commercial from 1990 that’s not only a perfect time capsule for the music, but the tech, styles (and dance moves) of the era.

Scrapheap Symphony

Scrapheap Symphony

This Brother commercial by is this good? features a MIDI orchestra made of printers, hard drives, modems and other old and broken machines playing Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are A-Changin’.

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Out of This World Halftime

Out of This World Halftime

It’s a tad obtuse, but still we tip our hats to the talent of the Ohio State University Marching Band, who continue to entertain the masses at halftime; this show even includes a DeLorean. (Thanks Dave!)

1970 Pontiac Firebird

1970 Pontiac Firebird

A heavily modded ’70 Pontiac Formula Firebird made by All Speed Customs for Tom Conkright. It has a 1200hp engine with a twin-turbo system, a full leather interior and a sweet glossy black paint.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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