From video games to a string of collabs with the big names like Baskin-Robbins, Burger King, Coca-Cola and Nike, Netflix’s Stranger Things 3 is hitting it big. Like, really, really big. And it didn’t stop at those. Now we hear that Swedish clothing retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB, better known as H&M, has also hopped onboard the hype train, collaborating with Netflix to present a line of clothing and accessories inspired by Stranger Things. Continue reading H&M Collaborates With Stranger Things For 80s-inspired Clothing Line
Last month, Coca-Cola announced a New Coke and Netflix partnership for the upcoming, third season of Stranger Things. The partnership saw the introduction of a heavily nostalgic 80s-style Coca-Cola commercial, accompanied by the familiar song First Time sang by Robin Beck, as well as limited edition reissue of the short-lived New Coke launched in 1985. Continue reading Netflix Drops 80s-style Stranger Things 3 Coca-Cola Commercial
Not sure how we managed to miss this when it was named the Honoree recipient of the CES Innovation Awards 2017. Anywho, here it is, the Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player B612. Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player is a pocket-size Bluetooth speaker that’s a nod to the King of Rock with a design befitting the era of the King. My first impression was “wow”, followed by, “hey, this thing looks like it belongs to Fallout 76!” It really does. Continue reading Xiaomi Elvis Presley Bluetooth Speaker Looks Like A Gadget From Fallout
Never mind if you are too young to know what the websites of the 1990s looked like because, the highly anticipated, first MCU female superhero flick, Captain Marvel, has a movie promo website that is styled exactly like the websites of the 90s. Ahhh.. nostalgic indeed. It really brings us back to the time of Geocities, Angelfire, Netscape Navigator and the good old, sound of the modem crackling and ringing during a dial-up from our trusty (or not) 28.8 kbps dial-up. Geocities, btw, was how I started my first website. Yes, yours truly here is that old. Continue reading Captain Marvel Is Set In The 90s And So, It Is Only Right It Has Got A 90s Website
Tesla electric cars are sleek, but you know what really pleases my eyes? High-tech cars that take on a retro look. Having said that, you bet that I am all up for this Kalashnikov CV-1 Electric Supercar Concept. Yes. That is the Kalashnikov, the Russian company best known for its super robust assault rifle, AK-47. Kalashnikov now not only wants to make mecha robot and supply electric motorcycle to the military, it also want to have a piece of the consumer market with this decidedly retro-licious, pastel baby blue electric ride which it calls CV-1 and it has Tesla in its cross hair. Continue reading Kalashnikov Wants To Take On Tesla With This Decidedly Retro Electric Car
On contrary to the product name, The Vinyl Table is not a table made of vinyl. It is a table/cabinet oozing with mid-century flair that is purposed designed for your favorite turntable. Designed and produced by Norwegian company HDRL, this loaded with 60s/70s vibe audio equipment furniture is crafted out of Valchromat and oak, and features a space for your turntable and a gorgeous tambour door that opens to reveal a space for stuff like an amplifier. Continue reading This Made-For-Turntable Table Is High On Mid-century Vibe!
If you ask me, nostalgia in mobile phone is hardly enticing because, keypad phones most certainly can’t keep up with the demands of today’s users, but apparently won’t stop licensed Nokia phone maker, HMD Global, from doing so. The company started reloading with the 3310 last year and now, it is bringing back the iconic Nokia 8110 “Banana” Phone to market. Yes. The “Banana” phone. The same phone that Neo used in the first Matrix movie. Not only is HMD giving the iconic slider phone an updated look, albeit quite subtly, it is also bring modern 4G connectivity to it. Continue reading Iconic Nokia 8110 “Banana” Phone Is Coming Back, Blessed With Android OS
Almost any manufacturer can make a Blu-ray player, but not every manufacturer can satisfies some consumers’ burning desire for the nostalgic. To this end, we think Etsy RetroConnector is not just any manufacturer. Heck. I wouldn’t even call this seller a manufacturer and that’s the beauty of it. What this person did is something we count as incredible. He/she repurpose the ultra retrolicious Apple Disk II Floppy Drive, first introduced in 1978, into a fit-for-modern times Blu-ray/DVD drive, so you’d get the nostalgic feel without being hold back by obsolete technology. Continue reading An Apple Disk II Floppy Drive Turned Into Blu-ray/DVD Drive Is Just About The Coolest Thing Ever
Before lossless audio files and before MP3, MIDI was the king of digital music. Now, I am sure you knew that, but do you know Japanese maker of electronic musical instrument, Roland, had a MIDI music player during MIDI’s heyday? Well, if that’s not surprising enough, I am sure your mind will be blown if I tell you that this particular music player, designated MT 80s, media storage of choice was 3.5” floppy disks? Yes. Floppy disk! Imagine that. Continue reading Do You Know Roland Had A BoomBox That Plays MIDI Music From 3.5” Floppy?
Mission A.D., California Games, Cyberdyne Warrior, Chips’ Challenge. If the mention of any of those titles sends a nostalgic feeling surging through you, then we are quite sure you are a fan of the Commodore 64. Yeah. That Commodore 64. The iconic single computer unit that managed to find its way to millions of homes in the 80s. It was arguably an advanced hardware of its time that was not only a programming machine but it was also one that entertains. Anywho, if you are a huge fan, here’s a good news: the C64 is making a comeback, only this time, it will be reborn as a miniature machine that’s a little larger than a grown man hand, or 50 percent of its original size. Continue reading Oh, Look. Commodore 64 Is Making A Comeback As A Mini Game Console