Look out kitty here comes Big Trouble.

Another retro fan just reminded me about this old beast. It’ BIG TRAK! This thing was part space, part military, all awesome. There were so many combinations of things to do with this classic toy. It promoted creativity, planning, research, troubleshooting, and it could be used to bug the heck out of your sister. Like Kix it’s “Kid Tested and Mother approved.”

The Big Trak Commercial was submitted too.

Here is the link
I tried to embed the video but YouTube said no. Sorry

You Build… CONSTRUX!


I just got this Construx Super Set and with some loose pieces I had it is nearly complete! Special thanks to Tricia and her Brother. I will keep this forever. I remember having these as a child and they were as fun to put together as LEGOs! I did not have the power pack shown in the commercial below but all the rest of the pieces are familiar. Anyone else remember these?


TI 99/4A? Do you know R2D2?

Nice little home computer from Texas Instruments. I was more of a Commodore 64 guy so I am sending this awesome piece of retro to a new home. I did play all of these games and they were as fun as other systems from that time. _________________________________________

Retro Rescued: Pac-Man Ball Darts!

Look at what I found this afternoon. It’s called Pac-Man Ball Darts but that doesn’t mean we will be throwing sharp objects at each other inappropriately. Sorry. The game looks really fun. You basically toss the Velcro balls at the target and try to land in the larger point areas of the maze. It came with the original instruction sheet too! This is just the kind of thing I like to collect. I can’t wait to hang it on the wall.

I was in a laundry mat/tanning salon yesterday and I spied a Ms. Pac-Man machine in the corner. I dropped in my 2 quarters and for a few fantastic minutes I was transported back to an arcade 25+ years ago. Wizzing around the mazes was just as satisfying as it ever had been. Trying to impress my friend I repeatedly chomped all 4 ghosts with the power pellets picking up the coveted 1600 points. I completed the first 3 mazes and I had forgotten there was 4th! Despite my best efforts I couldn’t reach the high score which was 119,000 but I came in at a respectable 106,000. I told the two 20 something attendants that I would return soon to conquer the machine. They smiled and laughed but something tells me they just don’t understand Pac-Man fever.

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Help! I need a new Welcome page.

I need an idea for a new “welcome to my site” screen for the main page of www.RetroRescue.com Please throw out ideas or email me something. Should I use a collage or just one cool image. Some kind of original artwork? I was thinking about the flux capacitor but I am very open to any retro concepts.