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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)