Playstalgia

Simplistic toys and basic techology from the past making a comeback
Implications - Designers have been evoking people’s inner ‘geeks,’ appealing to anyone who has ever engaged in gaming. Using themes from the past as inspiration, from LEGO and Rubik’s cubes to Pacman and Tetris, designers have reintroduced arcade appeal to the modern age of virtual worlds and HD graphic gaming.
SCORE: 4.4
Warm Top 6 Examples: 116,172 Total Clicks Feb 08 - Sep 08
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Top 33 LEGO Creations - Innovating Retro Toys
SCORE: 5.5
V. Hot 53,119 Clicks Pub: Apr 4, 08
Top 33 LEGO Creations
Innovating Retro Toys
You didn't think LEGO died with the rise of video games and the internet, did you? Until the last of us who played with LEGO as kids die off, the fascination with the little plastic blocks will continue.… [More]
Rubik's Cube Alarm Clock - Cube Clock Has Thermometer
SCORE: 5.9
Hot 13,051 Clicks Pub: Apr 11, 08
Rubik's Cube Alarm Clock
Cube Clock Has Thermometer
In addition to looking damn retro cool, this Rubik’s Cube inspired Cube Clock offers a multitude of functions such as time, temperature, alarm and date. You can easily switch between these functions… [More]
Nintendo Wall Decals -  Blik Surface Graphics
SCORE: 5.5
Warm 25,364 Clicks Pub: Jun 14, 08
Nintendo Wall Decals
Blik Surface Graphics
These are super wall decals for your little gamer! Or perhaps your not so little gamer. The designs include the wildly popular Super Mario which is the highest selling video game of all time – 40 million… [More]
Geek Chic Accessories - Pac Man Cufflinks
SCORE: 4.7
Warm 13,904 Clicks Pub: Mar 27, 08
Geek Chic Accessories
Pac Man Cufflinks
Dubai-based British silver jeweler BeauJangles has come up with super cool geeky Pac Man cufflinks. A must have for any retro game or 70s lover. For $48, you have the choice of two Ghosts, two Pac Man… [More]
Computer Security By Color Scheme -  Cheng-Li Hung's Rubik's Cube
SCORE: 2.8
Mild 5,475 Clicks Pub: Feb 23, 08
Computer Security By Color Scheme
Cheng-Li Hung's Rubik's Cube
So instead of memorizing numbers and letters, I will have to memorize color sequences? Say what? That's what designer Cheng-Li Hung has in mind when he designed the Rubik's cube as a security devise. The… [More]
Balloons for Geeks - Balloon Guy's Art
SCORE: 1.9
Mild 5,259 Clicks Pub: Jun 5, 08
Balloons for Geeks
Balloon Guy's Art
This is some wicked, really skilled balloon art. These geeky balloon sculptures by Balloon Guy Entertainment or just Balloon Guy, features such video game and science fiction characters as Mario, the Transformers,… [More]