Until then, they're still stashed in their box out of view of visitors in my living room. To be honest, I might be embarrassed if anyone walked in the room and saw a huge collection of VHS tapes. What about you? Do you hold on to old tapes, or have you gotten rid of them?
The other night, a few friends and I totally geeked out by watching YouTube videos. And since I love all things Nintendo, it was a must to watch all its old school commercials. My favorite of the night was this one for the original Legend of Zelda. It's straight out of 1986, and features a rap that can't be missed. Also of note: check out the glasses on that guy — they're totally back in style!
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I freaked out when I saw this rare hot pink and neon yellow Polaroid 600 Cool Cam on Etsy, 'cause it's retro in the best way. We see plenty of old timey gadgets popping up in our Vintage Geek group, but never one this bodacious. Coming with a black carrying case (although I don't know why you'd want to cover this bad boy up), it's priced right at $88 — which I think is the year it's taking me back to. Where's my Electric Youth perfume?
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Called the Vintage Video Maker, this $3 app is worth its weight in fun — just capture your video within the app, or load one up that you've already shot, and choose between three old-timey styles: 20's movie, black and white, and 60's home video. You can also add sound effects like a running projector or loop an old piano to play over your 20's themed vid.
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The Vintage Geek Group has been seeing some action lately, and I had to post this video that group member tdamji sifted from the Youtube racks! Try to hold back the nostalgia as you see Duck Hunt, Hogan's Alley, even the tracking adjustment of a VCR of yore.
Oh yeah. I WAS the first.
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Hey geeks, do you ever spot something like those vintage typewriters I randomly came across, and want to be able to show everyone? The Vintage Geek Group is at your service, and we're eagerly waiting for you to submit some cool old ad or gadget. Our vintage-geek superstar tdamj has submitted some amazing vintage ads — this hilarious one for an old Atari game and this Japanese masterpiece for Zelda.
So when you find cool vintage stuff like this ad for Penril Modems from lord knows when (well, 'when' was apparently a time of sort-of innocence — they had to minimize the word 'sexy'! Tee hee!), join the Vintage Geek Group and submit it! I know one of you has an awesome screen grab of Zach Morris's brick-phone and are just dying to share it.
I've been getting really giddy lately when I watch movies I've grown up with, and see the old technology that was hot at that time. I highlighted old Apple IIs and some goofy faux gadgets from Back to the Future 2, Doogie Howser's geeky 80's blogging, and some fabulous old ads. I am even pretty sure I saw my current crush Paul Rudd's Nintendo commercial when it originally aired!