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Taito iNVADERCADE

Taito iNVADERCADE

Fans of the classic Space Invaders will dig this Japanese import, which converts your iPad or iPad2 into a mini Space Invaders cabinet. Has built in charging dock and speakers. A bit pricey though.

Jonny Quest Opening Titles

Jonny Quest Opening Titles

Actually these are shiny and new opening credits for the short-lived 60’s animated tv show, redone with fondness in Roger Evans year-long project; compare his to the original here. (Thanks Dub!)

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Before Pixar

Before Pixar

This archival footage dates back to 1972, and is the first 3D rendered film created by Ed Catmull, who would later go on to found Pixar, and is now President of Disney and Pixar Animation Studios.

Boardwalk Empire Subway Train

Boardwalk Empire Subway Train

To promote the 2nd season of Boardwalk Empire, HBO is running an authentic 1920s train in the 2/3 line of the New York City subway this September. This train’s first run was way back in 1917.

Richard Pryor’s ABCs

Richard Pryor’s ABCs

The guys at Laughing Squid dug up this awesome classic 1976 Sesame Street clip of comic master Richard Pryor reciting the alphabet in his own inimitable style (all without saying the “n” word).

Elevator Action Deluxe

Elevator Action Deluxe

The arcade/NES hit is revived with the PSN exclusive Elevator Action Deluxe. Enjoy the series’ unique gameplay with more weapons as well as multiplayer. Also includes the original game.

Camper Van LEGO

Camper Van LEGO

The iconic Volkswagen T1 Camper Van gets immortalized in LEGO form. This official 1,332 piece kit has working doors, windows, and a detailed interior and engine. Out this October for ~$100.

2D to 3D Camera Mapping

2D to 3D Camera Mapping

For the documentary Motalko, Miklós Falvay took a series of archival sepiatone images and managed to convert them into scenes of extraordinary depth using 3D camera mapping techniques in Blender.

Papercraft Retro Gadgets

Papercraft Retro Gadgets

Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmerman (great name!) of Zim and Zou, created this collection of actual size retro technology, meticulously cut from colorful paper. A little making-of video here.

Space Miami

Space Miami

In 1963, Aerojet-General built a rocket factory in the middle of the Everglades. They even made an Apollo rocket and fired it, but never won the NASA bid, and it now sits abandoned, rocket and all.

Pacman Tube Map

Pacman Tube Map

Everyone who has that one dream where they’re trapped in a Pacman game that is also the London Underground system will appreciate this funny print from the clever folks at publicgriefjunkie.

Squid Kids Ink Toys

Squid Kids Ink Toys

So Analog? More like so damn cool. Squid Kids Ink used Rhino 3D software to create playful resin versions of our favorite retro gear. Act fast if you want an original 10-Doh!, B-Side or A-Drive.

Retro TV Cat Bed

Retro TV Cat Bed

AtomicAttic turns old junk into new stuff for your house – or your cat’s house. This gutted old Sanyo TV is the perfect bed for Felix, Snowball, Noodles or whatever your cat is called.

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35mm Film Flash Drive

35mm Film Flash Drive

Go old school with these flash drives encased in used 35mm film canisters. Available in 2GB and 4GB models. They’re not going to work with the new easy-to-use cameras though.

First Orbit

First Orbit

Christopher Riley collaborated with the ESA and the ISS to recreate and trace the path of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering journey into space 50 years ago, on April 12, 1961. Download it here.

San Francisco, 1905

San Francisco, 1905

This incredibly-preserved archive footage of San Francisco’s Market Street was filmed shortly before the great quake and fire of 1906. Makes you think how far we’ve come in 100 years.

Bertone Concept Car Auction

Bertone Concept Car Auction

Among the incredible autos for sale at RM Auction’s invitation-only Villa d’Este car auction are six exotic, one-of-a-kind Bertone concept cars for Lamborghini, Lancia, and Chevrolet.

Game Deaths

Game Deaths

Boing Boing’s Rob Beschizza compiled this video of classic arcade game character deaths, set to Tears for Fears’ Mad World, chiptune-style. It’s not as comprehensive as 500+ Fatalities, but more fun.

Vintage Appliance Symphony

Vintage Appliance Symphony

Blödes Orchester (Stupid Orchestra) was composed for this 200 piece vintage home appliance orchestra by Michael Petermann; he gathered the motley ensemble through eBay purchases.

Pica Pic (Website)

Pica Pic (Website)

Hipopotam Studios’ Pica Pic is a free online gallery and emulator of the handheld games that were a hit from the 80s to the early 90s. The look and graphics of the games are perfectly recreated.

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How Not to Make Bread

How Not to Make Bread

Did you know that “a lot of brown bread is just white bread colored brown”? Watch and learn how bread was made in the ’80s in this amusing vid, hair and ripped shirts included. (Thanks Sean!)

Argyle Invaders Hoodie

Argyle Invaders Hoodie

Not only does this awesome cotton hoodie combine argyle with Space Invaders, it’s currently on sale for 50% off of regular price. Grab it before they increase speed, drop down, and reverse direction.

REDRUM: The Shining 2

REDRUM: The Shining 2

This incredible mod for the old Duke Nukem’ 3D – Atomic Edition turns your PC into a virtual version of Kubrick’s Overlook Hotel, complete with an axe-wielding Jack Nicholson, and the garden maze.

Singer Porsche 911

Singer Porsche 911

It may look lie a classic 70s or 80s Porsche 911, but the Singer 911 takes an early 90s 911, wraps it in carbon fiber body parts, spices it up with a max. 3.9L, 425hp engine, and many more upgrades.

2012 Lamborghini Aventador

2012 Lamborghini Aventador

The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 has a carbon fiber monocoque, 700hp 6.5L V12 engine and speedy ISR transmission. 0-62 in 2.9s, top speed 217mph. Will go on sale for about $380K this year.

Phantom of the Floppera

Phantom of the Floppera

YouTube user FunToTheHead connected a few floppy drives to a PIC18f14k50 microcontroller to create an engaging musical piece. Bonus: special appearance by the talent at 2:30. (Thanks Alex!)

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