Old School

Here are the classic Terminator Endoskeleton and Reese 3.75in. ReAction action figures, part of the line of nostalgic 80′s and 90′s figures from television and film including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Rocketeer, Predator, and more. Available beginning in April, you can pre-order them for the low, low price of $10 each.

terminator-reaction-figures

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What’s a guy to do when he wants a set of action figures from old Activision classics like Pitfall! and Keystone Kapers? Make your own out of old G.I. JOE figures. Very cool, and I love the packaging.

Chicago Toy Collector via The Retroist

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CineFix’s 8-Bit Cinema offers up their old school NES take on The Hunger Games. Oh, and check back Friday for our review of Catching Fire.

Hunger Games – 8 Bit Cinema

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View whatever a Spider-Man does for the low, low price of $20.

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It’s been 17 years since Mazzy Star released an album, and for those of us that used to rely on a Mazzy Star/Portishead playlist to seal the deal it’s been a long, long drought. Now, not only is the reclusive duo set to release Seasons of Your Day, they’re also gearing up for a live tour. Get your oh, so moody mood on by listening to the whole amazing album, but I will personally clock the first fool to bust out a puka shell necklace or Yagi shorts.

[via Pitchfork]

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Courtesy of the Air Guitar Champion of the World, here’s a look at Lynda Carter performing “I Was Made For Loving You” during her 1979 TV special with KISS. To see more (including Carter in a banana dress with tuxedo-wearing gorilla back-up dancers covering a Bette Midler tune) check out the second video after the jump. Thanks for the heads up Melvis!

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Retron 3

by Cap'n Carrot on July 22, 2013 · 0 comments

in Games,Old School

Still have your old NES, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis and Mega Drive cartridges? How would you like a single system that could handle them all for the low, low price of $60? Nerds and nerdettes, I offer you the Retron 3.

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This new documentary takes a look back at the legacy of Nintendo’s Power Glove.

The Power of Glove: Official Trailer

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Remember 2001: A Space Odyssey? Sure you do. Remember Howard Johnsons’ attempt to cash in on their brief product placement with a comic book and kids menu? No? Well then take a look.

Dreams of Space – Books and Ephemera via Coudal Partners

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And now you know.

G.I. Joe long commercial for various toys (1993) via The Retroist

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