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8-Bit Dark Side Of The Moon

8-Bit Dark Side Of The Moon

Game programmer, synth musician and all-around übergeek Brad Smith pays homage to Pink Floyd with MOON8, an 8-bit version of the 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon – for free download.

Rare Tucker Convertible for Sale

Rare Tucker Convertible for Sale

This 1948 Tucker Convertible isn’t just a piece of automotive history. It’s one-of-a-kind. Now it can be yours, since this rare specimen is up for auction on eBay. Current bid: $800k, reserve not met.

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McQuarrie Star Wars Concept Art

McQuarrie Star Wars Concept Art

If you have even the slightest fondness in your heart for the original Star Wars movies, you owe it to yourself to check out these beautiful original concept issues by illustrator Ralph McQuarrie.

Ceramic Floppy Disk Tiles

Ceramic Floppy Disk Tiles

These retro-charming ceramic floppy disk tiles, created by the creative powers that be at Australia’s Eness, are not available for sale, but don’t you just wish they were?

Knight Rider: Complete Series

Knight Rider: Complete Series

Don’t Hassel the Hoff, and the Hoff won’t Hassel you. Show your support and put some residuals in his pocket with Knight Rider: The Complete Collection. 85 Episodes. 24 DVDs. 1 talking car.

Brionvega RR226 Retro Hi-Fi

Brionvega RR226 Retro Hi-Fi

Brionvega’s classic RR226 stereo system from 1965 gets a modern overhaul. It may have classic looks, but it’s been updated with a dual 30 W amp, RCA inputs and a CD/MP3 player.

LowRez Retroshirts

LowRez Retroshirts

LowRez Retroshirts takes classic 8-bit gaming back even further in time with low res, ultra-minimalist designs based on games such as Dig Dug, Donkey Kong, and Space Invaders.

Retro: 3D Dot Game Heroes

Retro: 3D Dot Game Heroes

The latest preview for ATLUS’ PS3 pixel game 3D Dot Game Heroes. Best part: “He builds giant, evil stone golems with lasers… because it’s fun to blow them up.”

Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch

Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch

Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch mixes Mega Man with Doom 2, turning the original 8-bit sprites and textures into a 3D shooter; the fan-created game aims to recreate Mega Man 1-6.

Metal Roll Top Desk

Metal Roll Top Desk

Get Back’s Metal Roll Top Desk looks better than most contemporary desks a quarter its age; this vintage-style desk has been completely refinished with brushed silver and brass accents.

Sword Enhancement: 3D DGH

Sword Enhancement: 3D DGH

Look, we’re fine with the length of our blade, but this Natural Sword Enhancement trailer for 3D Dot Game Heroes does make a big point; it arrives stateside on the PS3 5/11/2010.

Clear Classic USB Joystick

Clear Classic USB Joystick

Retro Thing’s Clear Classic USB Joystick is a true retro blast with Atari 2600 emulator w/80 games and MAME support; also: connect it to an arcade joystick plus 8 additional controls.

LG Classic TV

LG Classic TV

Old is (somewhat) new again with LG’s 14″ Classic TV; it packs a digital tuner, remote, and composite video, but goes retro with a CRT, rabbit-ear antenna, chrome legs, and knobs.

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Movies As Cartridge Games

Movies As Cartridge Games

Penney Design is the latest to get in on the retro book cover fad, but they do a triple mashup mixing modern movies, old books, and cartridge games; one copy of 2D Avatar, please.

Website: Consollection

Website: Consollection

Consollection collects every major console on one page; it’s not perfect (e.g, Atari’s Lynx is labeled as a Sega), but you’ll shed happy 8-bit tears reminiscing of simpler, cartridgey days.

Mission: Impossible-Complete

Mission: Impossible-Complete

No, this isn’t the mediocre mid-90s Tom Cruise reboot; Mission: Impossible-Complete Series packs all 171 episodes of the original Emmy-winning Cold War-era TV show onto 46 discs.

Free: Tuper Tario Tros.

Free: Tuper Tario Tros.

You’ll not only be platforming but building the platforms in Tuper Tario Tros.; it mixes Super Mario Bros. and Tetris, letting you switch between the two games by using the space bar.

Video: Star Wars x A-Team

Video: Star Wars x A-Team

This Star Wars x A-Team video is a Mr. T-errific 80s mashup: other than swapping a mohawk for a walking carpet and a van for a Falcon, their respective galaxies aren’t that far, far away.

Ultraman: Complete Series

Ultraman: Complete Series

Ultraman: The Complete Series packs all 39 episodes of the legendary 1960s live-action TV show into a budget-priced 4-disc set; it includes both Japanese and English audio and subtitles.

For Sale: 1995 Ford GT90

For Sale: 1995 Ford GT90

It sounds like a used car, but Ford’s 1995 GT90 is neither used or just a car: the 250+ mph concept supercar gets auctioned 1/21/10 with a 6.0L V12 and an all-carbon fiber body.

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Battle of the Ironclads

Battle of the Ironclads

If you liked today’s Iron Man trailer, here’s a metal suit of a different era: Robbie Lee’s Battle of the Ironclads tee teams up the Monitor and Merrimac in a sequel to his (sold-out) first tee.

Concept: Philco PC

Concept: Philco PC

SchultzeWORKS’ Philco PC is a blast from our retro past, inspired by a same-named (but short-lived) TV maker of the late 50s/early 60s; check out the video above for the full 360.

1:6 Robby the Robot

1:6 Robby the Robot

He’s before our time, but Robby the Robot’s timeless influence spans from 1956’s The Forbidden Planet to today’s Fallout 3; this 1:6 scale, 13″ figure packs light and sound effects.

Web Services Book Covers

Web Services Book Covers

Part of his Retrofuturs line of artwork, Stephane Massa-Bidal gives Web 2.0 a Web 0.1 look; his Web Services Book Covers include vintage versions of Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace.

WiiWare: Mega Man 10

WiiWare: Mega Man 10

WiiWare gets another retro-reboot with Mega Man 10, which continues 9’s 8-bit style; it’ll feature 8 Robot Master bosses along with Proto Man and a secret playable third character.

Captain Nemo’s Nautilus

Captain Nemo’s Nautilus

Epically detailed with interior views, movable parts, and LED lights, this 1:45 scale, 4-foot model of Captain Nemo’s Nautilus is based on Disney’s 1954 20,000 Leagues; limited to 500.

Buy Sell Wallet

Buy Sell Wallet

Giant flip phones, two-line displays: Toddland revisits the 80s with this yuppie-friendly printed vinyl Buy Sell Buy Sell Wallet; it even comes with an antenna that extends and retracts.

Mobile Game: Voltron

Mobile Game: Voltron

Defend the universe on the go with Voltron, now available on iPhone and soon on other phones; it features 30 levels, isometric and 1-on-1 battles, and video from the TV show.

Funny: God of Tetris

Funny: God of Tetris

Filled with tests of L-block temptations and delayed line pieces, any hopes you had that the 8-bit heavens are fair and just will disappear like a row of blocks in this God of Tetris video.

Cassette Tape Notebook

Cassette Tape Notebook

Wednesday Garden’s Thailand-only Cassette Tape Notebooks are a big audio fake-out; not only do they resemble an old-school mix tape but come packed in a clear cassette box.

Arcade Expressionism

Arcade Expressionism

Brock Davis’ Arcade Expressionism pieces swap pixels for paint brushes with acrylic versions of Donkey Kong, Dig Dug, and Missile Command; also check out his Squares series.

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