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Retro

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Video: Lego Arcade

Video: Lego Arcade

Two of geekdom’s greatest loves unite in Michael Hickox’s Lego Arcade, a stop motion video using Lego pieces to recreate classic arcade games and set to the original sound effects.

Soviet Arcade Machines

Soviet Arcade Machines

Proof that even stodgy socialists needed to get their button mashing on: if you’re in Moscow, visit the Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines; it’s filled with 37 machines from the 70s and 80s.

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Video: 8-Bit Kanye

Video: 8-Bit Kanye

Set to Kanye’s Robocop, Myk Dawg’s 8-Bit Kanye should be the official music video; it’s filled with original retro-style graphics that reference Mega Man, Double Dragon and more.

Atari Wallets

Atari Wallets

Niles Z. gives Atari 2600 cartridges a second lease on life with his Atari Wallets; clips, neodymium magnets and wires keep things in place, but we most like the original (still playable) chip.

Blingvaders Necklace

Blingvaders Necklace

Blingvaders puts the 1980s on ice and lets you rep the 2600 in style: each necklace sports a a pixelated Space Invader studded with fake gems, and comes in either gold or silver.

Retro Game Emulator

Retro Game Emulator

The Pocket Retro Game Emulator is 5 consoles in 1: play NES, SNES, GBA, Genesis and Neo Geo roms on its 2.8″ screen with 4GB of storage, a mini SD slot, TV out and stereo speakers.

Trailer: Final Fantasy VII

Trailer: Final Fantasy VII

$10 lets you replay one of the best games in Square Enix’s stable: Final Fantasy VII is available on PSN, giving both old-school gamers and new initiates a chance to loathe Sephiroth.

Icon Custom Landcruisers

Icon Custom Landcruisers

We’ve all seen Toyota’s modernized FJ Cruiser, but ICON actually builds original Landcruisers (albeit with modern tech); you can customize everything from the color to the wheelbase.

Vintage Racing Collection

Vintage Racing Collection

Brown leather piping, suede inserts, and ultra soft leather stand out in OMP Racing’s Vintage Collection of helmets, boots and gloves, all inspired by 60s Bullitt-star Steve McQueen.

Shelby Daytona Le Mans

Shelby Daytona Le Mans

Based on Superformance’s Shelby, Exotic Auto’s Shelby Daytona Coupe Le Mans Edition features fender flares and 18″ shoes along with an upgraded suspension and interior.

Modern Gullwing

Modern Gullwing

An optical replica of the legendary 1954-1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL, the Gullwing roadster sports a modern MIG-welded chassis, a 405hp 5.5L V8 and 7-speed auto gearbox.

Modern Volvo P1800

Modern Volvo P1800

Harkening back to a time when Volvos were sporty, Mattias Vocks is aiming to remake the classic Volvo P1800; this one will pack a modern XC90/S80 4.4L V8, turbocharged to 550-600hp.

FC Mobile II

FC Mobile II

Available 5/11, Hyperkin’s FC Mobile II allows you to play NES games on a portable console with a 2.5″ LCD; this new version includes two wireless controllers and a light gun.

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Original Sega Dreamcast

Original Sega Dreamcast

If you missed out on owning one 10 years ago, ThinkGeek is offering new-in-box Sega Dreamcasts; no games, but you’ll get a controller and one of them new-fangled 56k dial-up modems.

Vintage DHARMA Ads

Vintage DHARMA Ads

With most of the LOST cast is stuck in the 70s, Adam Campbell of Hot Meteor Design has whipped up this series of tongue-in-cheek retro-themed DHARMA magazine ads.

Lil Juggler T-shirt

Lil Juggler T-shirt

Dream of simpler, more pixelated days with this fitted Lil Juggler t-shirt; it’s created by Aussie footballer apparel outfit Gfunk&Batz and sports woven inner & hem labels.

Nike Air Classic BW

Nike Air Classic BW

Nike’s Classic BW Air Max is back and lookin’ solid with a clean red, white, and black colorway; it’s a refresh of the original persian violet color scheme that still pays dues to its retro roots.

Re\Visioned: Activision

Re\Visioned: Activision

Gametap’s Re\Visioned series is back in a big way with six brilliant animated shorts that reimagine classic Atari 2600 games including Pitfall, Pressure Cooker and Cosmic Ark.

Planet Earth Desk Clock

Planet Earth Desk Clock

Ulysse Nardin’s Planet Earth desk clock is for geocentric folks who need a sense of place as well as time; it shows the position of the Sun, Moon and fixed stars in relation to Earth.

Ulysse Nardin Chairman

Ulysse Nardin Chairman

Ulysse Nardin’s retro-futuristic Chairman is a working phone with a mechanical watch rotor that supplies extra power, a 2.8″ multitouch screen, 5MP camera, Wi-Fi and browser.

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Trailer: Fez

Trailer: Fez

A retrogasmic blend of pixelated goodness, blippy soundtracks and 2D/3D perspective shifts, this latest trailer for Polytron’s Fez has us uber-excited over the gameplay possibilities.

Website: DesktopGaming.com

Website: DesktopGaming.com

Be still, our 8- and 16-bit hearts: DesktopGaming is a great collection of desktop wallpapers from classics such as Super Mario Bros, Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog.

Art: Franco Brambilla

Art: Franco Brambilla

From robots to UFOs to giant monsters, Franco Brambilla takes classic sci-fi staples and mixes them with near-photorealistic imagery; some giclee prints are available here. Thanks, Rick!

Website: 2600 Online

Website: 2600 Online

Packed with 50+ classic Atari games, 2600 Online is proof that good gameplay always trumps graphics; Missile Command and Pac-Man still get our blood pumping, pixels and all.

Mini Arcade Machines

Mini Arcade Machines

It was every 80s kid’s dream to have a home arcade; you’ll be able to do so on a small scale with the Sega Taikan Collection, which includes five mini cabinets (one is a mystery).

A Simple Plan T-shirt

A Simple Plan T-shirt

A must for any retro arcade fan, Neil Gregory’s A Simple Plan t-shirt shows that all space invasions start off easily enough; just be sure you can survive the inevitable hail of pixels.

Free: ROM Check Fail

Free: ROM Check Fail

ROM Check Fail is an awesome remix of a dozen arcade classics, presented in an unpredictable, seizure inducing frenzy of 8-bit mayhem; it’s available both for Windows and Linux.

Ultimate Genesis Collection

Ultimate Genesis Collection

Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection compiles over 40 classic titles from the Sega Genesis era and spit shines them with an HD polish; it’s available now for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

80s T-shirt

80s T-shirt

This Once upon a time… the 80s t-shirt is thick with references much loved by Generation Y’ers; a portion of profits from each tee goes to the SOS Children’s Villages Charity.

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