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Pop Culture Nod of the Week

Take a weekly look at a modern-day thing with a nostalgic influence.

Retro Arcade Game Kit by Haynes

Provided that you’re armed with a soldering iron, the Retro Arcade Kit from Haynes allows you to build your own hand-held version of Pong.

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My Little Pony 3D Lights from 3DLightFX

Fans of the entertainment franchise My Little Pony can shine some light into their surroundings with a set of 3D lights courtesy of Canadian night light company, 3DLightFX.

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Preset Chess

Chess enthusiasts looking to break out an ad-hoc game or two have a potential new option, Preset Chess.

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Arduboy

This credit-card sized retro gaming system draws its design inspiration from Nintendo’s Game Boy.

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Nanoblocks from Kawada

As their name implies, Nanoblocks fill a micro-sized building brick gap in the LEGO universe.

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DC Comics Miniature Comics Tile Collection from Cryptozoic Entertainment

Before the advent of specialty shops, building a comic book collection usually involved a trip to the corner store to check out the latest issues, which were often nestled in a “Hey!! Kids Comics” spinner rack. The Miniature Comics Tile Collection is a nod to this nostalgic memory.

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Dino Lamps from Firebox

Firebox’s new LED lamp series combines dinosaurs, plastic, and origami into prehistoric panache.

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Dino Sphere from BioPop

Move over Sea-Monkeys! California-based BioPop has developed a unique spin on a water-based ecosystem, the Dino Sphere.

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The Lampster

The Lampster is part superhero-themed sculpture and part retro desk lamp.

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Four Up from Restoration Hardware

Home furnishings retailer Restoration Hardware has released Four Up, an upscale version of the popular “four-in-a-row” checkers game Connect Four.

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