Tag - retro

Pac-Gourd!

For the retro arcade geeks among you, you can have Halloween pumpkin action that tells the world you know your 8-bit roots. Get all the details over at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories. Or if you want to, you know, carve stuff (because how...

Arcade Classics in Candlevision!

So it’s some stop motion arcade classics, all created with candles. And yes, it only lasts about a minute and a half with only part of that being actual gameplay…but really, how much of it would you be able to pull off before...

Of Princes and Guns

Modern Mechanix posts a bit from a 1950 issue of Popular Mechanics in which an Indian prince goes out hunting with a camera-rifle. Now that might be snazzy, but we’ve got our own Princes these days, buddy. And they’re armed too.

National Toy Hall of Fame: What, No Lawn...

Nicely done–the National Toy Hall of Fame, along with its latest inductees, Lionel Trains and the Easy Bake Oven. My favorite entry? The cardboard box. Any site that recognizes a classic toy is one that allows you to use your...

Brer Rabbit And His American Motors...

Used to be, you’d find Disney characters in the oddest advertising bits. Now we can’t even get the movie starring these guys on DVD. Oh well. Direct link for the feedreaders. Found via Cartoon Brew.

Need a Last Minute Costume? Look to the...

Victorian Halloween has got all your costume needs, including a flexible giant, a Wompus Cat and a centaur. Now if you put your own modern spin on it, like a zombie centaur or something, be sure to send me a picture. Found via MAKE Blog.

Nintendo Back in the Day: Before There Were...

Nintendo made games long before there was anything like video games. They actually made board games, among other things. Here’s a gallery of their pre-1980 products. Readers my age are now probably fascinated in the concept of it...

Schoolhouse Rock: Cause Knowledge of Where...

To scratch that nostalgia itch, the detectives at YesButNoButYes put together a round-up of where are they nows for some of the singers that brought you the classic Schoolhouse Rock bits. Found via Neatorama. And if you haven’t snagged...

Spidey’s Super Stories: The Webhead on...

Remember when Spider-Man stories were kinda goofy because all comics were kinda goofy…as opposed to dark, forboding and fucking stupid like Marvel Comics are today? Yeah. Check the Cool Wax urges you to remember when they were really...