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funko alien set

Well, I’m going to call this retro 70′s Alien Egg Chamber playset by Funko and Super7 the must-have SDCC Exclusive of this year’s Comic-Con (at this point anyway).

Limited to 250 pieces total and costing $100 bucks, I suspect that people are going to be willing to kill to get to the booth to pick one up the first day. From Super7′s Facebook page:

Look kids! Now you can relive the excitement of the Nostromo Crew’s journey into the Derelict Alien Spaceship! Venture with Kane deep into the mysterious Egg Chamber ReAction Playset and pose your sturdy ReAction Figures on the detailed, egg-covered base. Inspired by the playsets of the 1970’s and packaged in an era appropriate photo box, the playset provides the perfect backdrop for all of your ReAction Adventures. The playset comes complete with classically styled action base made from durable hand-cast resin and corrugated cardboard, full-color Alien Egg Silo backdrop that slides into the base for display.

Well played, guys. Well played.

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Chuz0r over on deviantArt came up with these delightfully retro Pokemon ads. My personal favorite has to be the wild Pokemon repellant. It’s for sale at your nearest Pokemart!

Check out the ads after the break.

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If you desire state of the art technology presented in a retro package, check out these skins from Killer Duck Decals that will provide your 2nd or 3rd gen Apple TV with an NES-esque console appearance. Although they look cool, the manufacturer felt compelled to explain that they do not offer your device any extra protection – so don’t think that the 8-bit power of NES will protect against liquids or slapshots with hockey sticks.

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I played hours of the original Frogger in arcades and on my neighbor’s Atari and turned countless frogs into roadkill. Ever wonder what might happen if that poor, hapless frog was plopped down in New York City? No doubt taking a little inspiration from George Costanza, Tyler DeAngelo decided to find out with his updated, real-time version of the game called Fifth Avenue Frogger. He got his hands on a classic Frogger cabinet, installed a web cam over Fifth Avenue, and then wrote the code to transfer the traffic data directly into the game. They’re hoping their creation will get them into the Art of the Video Game Exhibit at the Smithsonian if enough people ask them to add the game show their support.

See the little frog in action after the jump…

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It’s hard to image what a classic arcade game like Pac-Man would look like today.  Not so if you’re the folks at Steelehouse Productions. They’ve put together a short movie with an updated version of the little yellow guy. He’s now part of a secret government experiment and his name is short for Polymorphic Autonomous Compound Manipulator. It’s not clear exactly what he’s for, but with a name like that he’s got to be some kind of super-weapon that is destined to run out of control, gobbling all our precious energy and depleting the world’s supply of bananas. And possibly cherries.

See Pac-Man take on the ghosts after the jump!

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If you stop and think about it, the progress we’ve made in technology over the last 20 years or so has been staggering. It really wasn’t that long ago that we were all using landline phones playing Atari games. Maybe things have moved a little too fast and you miss the days when you actually wrote things down and could hang up on a telemarketer with authority thanks to a thick rotary receiver.  If so, the following gadgets might make you feel a little nostalgic.

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Vintage arcade nostalgia courtesy of Axel Pfaender. Hopefully, he will sell prints some time soon, but in the meantime you can click on the image for larger bigitude.

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GoldenEye for the N64 is one of my favorite games of all-time, but the graphics on this fan-made update take it to a whole other level—especially if you found escort missions frustrating.

Check it out after the break.

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The Floppy Disk iPad Case


The floppy disk case. It’s kind of like wearing a fur coat made out of a wooly mammoth—only this fur is felt and it’s made to protect your precious iPad.

Check out additional images after the break.

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