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.
This impressive Halloween costume, courtesy of CollegeHumor, looks way too uncomfortable to wear to any kind of party. But I'm seriously jealous of the amount of time that the creator has on his hands.
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This think looks more like a space station than a music player. Maybe because its design team included aerospace engineers and French military equipment manufacturers, according to Chip Chick.
The stainless steel Kalista CD Transport weighs 56 pounds and is supposed to yield superior sound quality. It should, for $28,300. At that price, it should include a spin on the space shuttle as well.
As CDs join the ranks of LPs, cassettes and 8-track tapes, it's interesting to note that equipment to play obsolete media seems to get more expensive with each year--a kind of high-end retro. For … Read more
It's a time-worn formula in the retail business, especially when designers run out of ideas: Update an old product and call it retro chic.
ThinkGeek has done just that, with this Bluetooth retro handset, an updated version of the corded model introduced earlier that also works with mobile phones. Why? We have no idea, but it would make a perfect complement to the updated Princess phone in the next room.
After you're done yapping, you can head to a drive-in movie.