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Retro

Dad Interrupts Dance

Dad Interrupts Dance

We were just getting into the retro grooves and the kid’s mad dance moves, when his backwards-ballcap-wearing, beer-swilling dad barges into his room and steals the show like candy from a baby. America’s got talent, indeed.

Stop-Motion Donkey Kong

Stop-Motion Donkey Kong

You’ll have to blow on the cartridge to start the game, but these pixel-perfect stop-motion animations of the first few levels of Donkey Kong by GuizDP are well worth the wait. The whole thing was made from melted Perler beads.

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Evolution of Get Lucky

Evolution of Get Lucky

PV Nova takes Daft Punk and Pharrell’s hit tune, and provides their interpretations of what the track might have sounded like if it had been recorded in different decades. Though we think the 1970s version should just be the original.

Rohe Rehabbed Club Chair

Rohe Rehabbed Club Chair

MFEO’s rustic-meets-retro Rohe club chair features 100 year old reclaimed Douglas Fir barn wood slats, which were biscuit joined, glued and sanded into one piece and paired with a vintage mid-century chrome frame.

BMW Concept Ninety

BMW Concept Ninety

An updated variant of the classic R 90 S bike – built to celebrate its 40 year anniversary. This modern reproduction has a 21st century BMW drivetrain, and handcrafted, retro-inspired body parts from Roland Sands Design.

Game Over Man

Game Over Man

(NSFW: Language) A 20+ minute supercut of classic (and not-so-classic) video game references in movies, compiled by Travis Greenwood and Brett Roberts for Slacktory. Shall we play a game?

Daft Soul Train

Daft Soul Train

What if they played Daft Punk on Soul Train back in the 1970s? Nothing different than any other episode – so check out this perfectly timed dance mashup. Though there’s no way you could fit one of those ‘fros in a helmet.

8-Bit Daft Punk

8-Bit Daft Punk

One could argue that Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories sounds like it was recorded back in 1978, so it’s ironic that Joe Jeremiah’s chiptune version actually modernizes the album with its 1980s sounds. Best watched in 144p.

Hot Bagels

Hot Bagels

A tribute to both Brooklyn and bagels, this 16mm film was shot back in 1979 and is both a cool bit of nostalgia and good for a chuckle as we listen to its passionate narrator. What else is there in life? Hot bagels that taste beautifully!

Jack the Reaper

Jack the Reaper

An indie PC game done in the style of classic Super Nintendo titles, this artful retro platformer puts you in the shoes of Death, as you absorb and combine the powers of your foes. Gameplay here. Download the demo here.

Soundpauli Portable Speakers

Soundpauli Portable Speakers

German shop Soundpauli turns old speakers into portable ones, with a 3.5mm textile-wrapped cable to connect to a music player. They last up to 30 hours on 6 AA batteries but you can also plug them in via their AC adapter.

TMBG: You’re on Fire

TMBG: You’re on Fire

This unofficial music video for You’re On Fire, from They Might Be Giants’ latest album Nanobots, includes the usual odd but inviting TMBG fun – vintage school films, old cartoons and lots of combustibles.

Northstar Brew Master Fridge

Northstar Brew Master Fridge

The beer lovers’ fridge. Elvira Stoveworks’ Northstar refrigerators not only have a cool 1950s design, they can also be equipped with a draft system, including a beer tap, a CO2 cylinder and a keg. Beer sold separately.

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Remember 1999

Remember 1999

YouTube historian thepeterson presents the state of American pop culture in 1999. Witness its atrocities (boy bands, Jar-Jar Binks) and gifts to humanity (Snoop and Dre, The Sopranos, Office Space, The Matrix) in one video.

Flashback (Reveal Trailer)

Flashback (Reveal Trailer)

A 2½D reboot of the classic 1993 2D action-adventure, converted into a true side-scroller by the original core team, and a bit reminiscent of the awesomely addictive Shadow Complex. Headed to Xbox 360 and PS3 soon.

EU vs. CO2: Fight!

EU vs. CO2: Fight!

GreenpeaceUK does a solid job appealing to the more playful nature of people to rally some support for the European Union to start lowering its carbon emissions. Maybe the game will port to other parts of the world soon.

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.

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.

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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’.

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.

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