Archive for March, 2008

Visual step by step guide to fixing your blinking Nintendo NES

Friday, March 7th, 2008

I had to write this document; it was a sort of mental recovery, as I cannot recall how many blinking NES machines I have discarded over the past years.

For a long time, I thought there were no cure for the well known blinking illness of the old beloved Nintendo Entertainment System machines - I’ve now learned different.

My document is inspired by other guides on the same subject - but I wanted to add something extra, the visual part of large images documenting every step of the process - from taking the machine apart, to fixing it and reassembling the pieces again.

So here it is - feel free to download my guide here (4.1mb PDF)

NES Nintendo Entertainment System

Vintage Pioneer Monitor 10 headphones

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Set of original 1970’s Pioneer headphones model ‘Monitor 10′! Absolutely cool design, details and constructed with great materials - e.g. leather frame and metal screws.

My set was bought at the local garage sale - is in very good condition and works too! I like the design so much I decided to reuse the picture below, as my computer desktop - feel free to download it here.

Vintage Pioneer Monitor 10 headphones

Rare Danish ‘Terminator’ hand grenade joystick

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Here’s an interesting and rather different piece of 1980’s ‘Danish design’!

Terminator - The ultimate Joystick, as the box claim! Shaped as a hand grenade, build in hard and heavy plastic with real metal handle, grip and split! Pretty politically incorrect now a days, but this item was designed in the mid 80’s for the Commodore 64 era :-)

MINT in original box - part of my own collection.

Terminator - The ultimate joystick for etc. Commodore 64

Vintage 1970’s Mettoy Computacar

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

‘The amazing car with a memory you control!’ - Designed by Mettoy in 1970.

Box contains the cool metal sports car controlled by punch card-like cardboard key inserted into the rear - furthermore a bunch of traffic refuges, the car can drive between. Must have been a rather different toy for it’s time - apparently very common in US, but I’ve never seen it before in Denmark.

Mine is in near MINT condition - not for sale.

Mettoy Computacar

Extremely Rare Vintage Zathura Tin Robot

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

Here’s another gem from my personal collection of “objects worth of preservation” - the rare and very old Zathura robot, probably from the 1940/50’s.

Actually I haven’t been able to find any information or matching images on the net, so if you hold knowledge I’d love to hear from you. Please get in contact via kenneth@retrolution.dk

Mine is in extremely “well preserved” condition, complete with original box!

Vintage Zathura Robot

Vintage Danish ‘Sparekassen Fyn’ spaceship money bank

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

Rare spaceship shaped money bank, souvenir for Danish bank Sparekassen Fyn - heavily inspired by the infamous Tintin rocket, but IMHO much to phallus to be seen in any playroom!

Rather cool construction; robust metal body with a firing ramp shooting your coin into the rocket!

Sparekassen Fyn Spaceship money bank

Milton Bradley Super Simon - Early Eletronic Multiplayer Game

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

Simon was originally launched in late 1978 by Milton Bradley, and was the must-have toy for Christmas that year. Super Simon was released 2 years later in 1980, and as something completely new introduced electronic interactive multiplay!

The various version of Simon were extremely popular and sold in millions - in fact they were so popular that they even showed up in early 1980’s movies! Super Simon have e.g. been spotted in “Lampoon’s Vacation” and “E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial”

Mine is MINT, in original box - I picked it up at the local scout flea market for $1!

Milton Bradley Super Simon

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