Retro-Tech Toys Category

Why is Mario shaking like that? He's not shivering because it's cold in Mario Land or anything, that's just how he looked on a real NES hooked up to a tube-TV. For anyone who's ever taken a close look at the character on a TV screen, the image above should bring back memories. continue

A Little Goomba as it looked back in 1985, and still today when displayed via the original NES console hooked up to an old tube-TV. It's like a beautiful miniature electronic stained glass work of art. Something that is slowly fading away as newer technology takes center stage and many people so quickly push aside the older, "obsolete" technologies. continue

What made Lode Runner truly groundbreaking for its time was the fact that it came with a built-in, easy to use, level editor. Level editors are common place in today's games, but in 1983 that was an almost unheard of concept that extended this game's replay value infinitely. continue

In the early 80's, there were few electronic toys cooler than the remote controlled wonder known as the Omnibot. More than 20 years ago, the Omnibot reigned supreme robotic tech-toy and was on every nerdy kid's Christmas list. continue

The image is displayed on a 20" TV screen with my vintage Atari 2600 hooked up to it. Take a close look at that image. Look at those beautiful little red, green, and blue rectangles working together to bring the illusion of colorful objects when viewed at a normal distance. continue

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