Despite their distinctive '50s look, Brandish says these sets are outfitted with modern technology such as DVD and stereo hookups. Pictured here is one of the more eye-catching versions, which it describes this way: "The Meteor, the quirkiest of the models, is designed by Mike L. Scott and has aircraft/UFO inspired legs, a hand-built hardwood cabinet and a 24-inch screen, which pivots on a … Read more
Making retro-style phones seems to be an obsession with some companies, for reasons that continue to baffle us. We've seen updated phones from the 1930s to the 1960s, sometimes with just parts of them available.
But UncommonGoods has taken the concept to its truest form, restoring actual phones with modern wiring, cords and microphones. If you're interested in getting one of them, be aware that availability is limited: Like so many other things, there isn't an abundance of phones that survived the '60s.
There are some science fiction movies that you just have to love, no matter how awful they are. "Tron" is one of them. (Can you believe it was made a quarter of a century ago?) PSFK has been kind enough to post a YouTube clip of what I think is a very apt homage to the Disney proto-cyber classic on the part of Honda:
From that perspective, we must give some credit to the designers of this 1930s replica. Although it may look historically accurate from afar, closer inspection reveals a few things that weren't around in the days of Prohibition: a wireless handset and push-button dial among them.
I think it's been pretty well established that Space Invaders memorabilia is pretty awesome; in fact, it might even be more awesome than classic Nintendo gear. And now the trend is permeating fashion. This merino wool scarf--sold by B2D4 and alerted to Crave by Uncrate--should definitely be considered as a holiday gift for your favorite retro-gaming fan. A variety of color schemes are available, all depicting several Space Invaders graphics.
Great for keeping warm while waiting in line for game console releases (oh wait, those already happened...) or for covering up any conspicuous marks that might show … Read more
Nintendo's online service for the Wii went online over the weekend, and we finally got a look at the Virtual Console. Unfortunately, that was all we could get a look at; the news, weather, and Opera-powered Web browser channels won't be online until at least December 20.
Shopping for old-school games with the Virtual Console is easy. If your Wii is online, just go to the Wii Shop channel and browse. These games cost Wii Points, which can be purchased in card form at stores such as Electronics Boutique, or with a credit card directly through the Wii … Read more
Nostalgia addicts will be thrilled with MadCatz's new retro-minded controller. The MadCatz Arcade GameStick for the Xbox, Xbox 360, and PC is an arcade controller with large Atari-styled joystick and a small spinner stick. The large stick can be used like a traditional arcade joystick for controlling games like Street Fighter and Frogger, while the spinner stick can be used just like the old arcade spinners for games like Tempest. The Mad Catz Arcade GameStick ships in December with a suggested retail price of $50. The joystick comes with three Xbox Live Arcade games: Konami's classic games Frogger … Read more
Today we introduce a new weekend feature on Crave, highlighting a favorite household appliance. We might even do it again next weekend, if we remember.
Until then, behold the "Big Chill Refrigerator" from Mod Livin'. Despite its pigments, these fixtures look like something out of June Cleaver's kitchen, right down to the silver script logo on the freezer door (a yesteryear trend that we hope never comes back).
Thankfully, that's where the retro theme ends. Outblush says the 21-cubic-foot Big Chill's performance specs are thoroughly modern, with such features as automatic defrost and moisture control. … Read more
A few months ago, I had the privilege of playing a five-story-tall version of classic video game Space Invaders at Manhattan's Come Out and Play Festival. In the time since then, it appears that the trend has taken hold. Blik is selling a line of wall decals in the shapes of Space Invaders good guys and bad guys, in an array of Atari-worthy hues, which you can stick and unstick on the walls of your kitchen, living room, bedroom, or whatever-room at will.