The Xi Jukebox is Pure Retro Glory

by Mark R

I miss the age of the jukebox. I’m not old enough to remember the days when a real Fonz would hit a juke to play tunes that we now call oldies, but I do remember seeing jukeboxes in pizza parlors in the seventies and eighties. They were slowly dying out by that time, and so they had a Bauhaus form-follows-function look to them. They never regained that look from the …

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Set of Recycled LP Record Coasters

by Ally

If you have a thing for vintage technology, these coasters are a great way to show your love for old LP records.  Granted you could just pick up your own favorite records from the local thrift shop, that is if you don’t have your own already.  However, having a cold drink, dripping with condensation will end up damaging the label on the top.  These particular records have been laminated on …

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The Recycled Record CD Case

by Ally

One Etsy seller has a cute and definitely eco friendly idea to make use of those old records.  The seller artyfakt takes the recycled records and sleeves and creates a box for CDs.  Which almost seems a bit late.  Isn’t it time that we start making holders for our USB drives out of old CD cases?  Either way, if you’re for reusing old items, then this little box would likely …

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The very retro M21 Flat Panel TV

by Ally

If your flat panel TV is looking entirely too modern in your home, this prototype design might spark your interest. The M21 Flat Panel definitely looks more like one of the earlier TVs than the sleek ones offered today. Although I love how the flat panels look, someone that has a home that is overly retro might not want to slap something so modern into their living room. Something like …

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Retro Scandiphone adds touch of elegance to your home

by Edwin

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The Scandiphone you see here will definitely be a conversation starter in your home for whoever drops by, since these are extremely rare considering how we’ve all moved on to the digital age. Then again, how many of us still have landlines? Back in the late 50s/early 60s this upright Swedish phone was all the rage amongst style-conscious chatterboxes. And now it’s back in the curvaceous shape of this fully-functioning …

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Super Mario Bros Sound FX Keyring

by Al

Super Mario Bros Sound FX Keyring

If you’re a fan of Super Mario Bros then this is the keychain for you. This nifty little handheld gizmo is preloaded with six classic sounds from the greatest side-scroller in history. Simply press a button and you’ll be transported back to the Mushroom Kingdom faster than you can say ‘Mamma mia, dezza King Koopa widda da Princess Toadstool.’ There are six incredibly evocative sounds, including, Big, Coin, 1Up, Jump, …

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Retro Radios for Lo-Tech Goodness

by Carolyn

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Retro gadgets are all the rage right now. So what’s better than an AM/FM radio…that looks like a 40’s era Bakelite radio? Sundance (founded by Robert Redford) offers three distinct mini-retro radios based upon the Bakelite originals: Bullet, Ovette and Watt. Each radio has plenty of sound in a pocket-sized package. Modeled on tabletop Bakelite originals from the 40s and 50s, these AM/FM radios have sleek, mid-century style, yet they …

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Retro Toys and Stuff Gift Guide

by Al

In our latest Christmas gift guide it’s the turn of retro toys and stuff, so if you missed out first time round here’s your chance.
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Etch a Sketch

Etch a Sketch

When I was a kid just about everybody on the street had an Etch a Sketch, just think of it as low tech tablet.

The amazing Etch a Sketch originated as the Magic Screen in France and is now a pop culture icon around the world! Over 100 million Etch A Sketch drawing toys have been sold in 67 countries worldwide since its introduction in 1960. Unsing a mixture of aluminum powder and plastic beads, the screen allows you to doodle, print, draw, then just shake to erase, and do it all again! Recommended age: 4+.

Cost : From $5

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Rock Em Sock Em Robots

Rock Em Sock Em Robots

They are no where near as cool the robots featured on our toy robot gift guide but Rock Em Sock Em Robots are still a pretty entertaining blast from the past.

The original Rock’Em Sock’Em Robots™, first introduced in the 60s, are back and hotter than ever in this nostalgic reproduction. Maneuver Red Rocker® and Blue Bomber® around the ring as you try to knock your opponent’s block off with jaw-jolting action! Remember how the losing robot’s head pops up with the power punch?

Cost : $19.98

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