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MKIII Military Watch

MKIII Military Watch

If MWC timepieces are good enough for the military and anti-terrorist units, they’re good enough for us. This one is based on a classic 1950’s NATO spec watch, with brushed stainless case and 21 jewel automatic movement.

The Fantastic Argoman

The Fantastic Argoman

We have no idea if the unstoppable, invincible, invulnerable, fantastic Argoman is a superhero, a supervillain, or just some jerk in a tight-fitting outfit, but thankfully Netflix has it on DVD, and we’re adding it to the top of our queue right now.

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Conservation of Energy

Conservation of Energy

Keep your eye on Dave Wottle, the guy at the back of the pack in this footage from the 1972 Olympic 800-meter event. If you look up “sandbagger” in the encyclopedia, they should have a picture of this guy.

Delta: 1980s In-Flight Safety

Delta: 1980s In-Flight Safety

Delta’s flight safety video goes back to the 80s, loading its plane with pop culture icons from the decade of big hair and bad sunglasses. It’s not as silly as it could be, as it actually has to convey safety info. Bonus points for the last 10 seconds.

Angry Car Salesman

Angry Car Salesman

(NSFW: Language) It seems like today’s local car commercials are all about how you can buy a car regardless of credit. But this 1960s TV spot features a salesman who’s mad as hell and isn’t going to take it anymore.

PRESS START

PRESS START

Got 2 hours and 50 minutes to kill? Then sit back, relax and enjoy this compilation of every single NES game start screen ever, compiled in alphabetical order by Nicksplosion FX. See how many you can remember playing.

The Console Living Room

The Console Living Room

While the Internet Archive’s website itself looks like it’s stuck in 1997, it’s worth checking out their Console Living Room, which lets you play hundreds of classic console games in your web browser, courtesy of JSMESS. No sound (yet).

James Brown Soul Train Megacut

James Brown Soul Train Megacut

Put on your hot pants, get up offa that thang, and crank up your speakers for the next 45 minutes to honor The Godfather of Soul in this great compilation of all of his performances from Soul Train back in the 1970s.

80s LEGO Minifigs

80s LEGO Minifigs

Artist Dan Shearn has a love of 1980s pop culture and a love of LEGO, so he combined these two into a series of illustrations, envisioning the decade’s iconic characters as minifigs. The Warriors is from 1979, but we’ll forgive him.

The Hunger Games: 8-Bit Edition

The Hunger Games: 8-Bit Edition

If The Hunger Games were The Hunger Video Games, we hope it would look and play like this. We only wish that it had a train level with a drunk Woody Harrelson and a TV studio with Stanley Tucci in a powdered wig.

Shovel Knight (Trailer)

Shovel Knight (Trailer)

Shovel Knight is an action platformer for gamers pining for the look and feel of the 8-bit Castlevania and Mega Man games. It will have a story mode as well as a multiplayer battle mode where you can play as the game’s bosses.

Rookies Personal Baseball Cards

Rookies Personal Baseball Cards

Rookies is a free iOS app that makes photos look like old baseball cards. You can then pay to have Rookies print your cards on premium recycled card stock. If you’re more of a basketball fan, check out this app instead.

Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter

A retro 2D adventure RPG by Alex Preston and Beau Blyth (Samurai Gunn). Preston claims Hyper Light Drifter is a mix of The Legend of Zelda and Diablo, with fast-paced combat and a variety of equipment, enemies and dungeons.

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Conan Plays Atari 2600

Conan Plays Atari 2600

For his latest Clueless Gamer episode, Conan O’Brien puts away the Xbox 360 and PS3 and dusts off an old Atari 2600. We have to agree that most of these “classics” really don’t stand the test of time. Nintendo, on the other hand…

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.

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?

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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.

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.

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