Nov 2: Rare NES games, SX-70 film manipulation, a LEGO Polaroid and more!
Rare NES games
Two "never digitized" NES games recently sold at auction on eBay (Scanner | Battlefields of Napoleon) for a staggering amount. The games have interesting backstories, with one of them allegedly existing only because it was retrieved from a dumpster.
Check out this addicting website where you can type in any word or phrase and have it playback clips from movies using that phrase. Here are the lineups for Polaroid and Walkman!
If you need any more convincing of the cassette revival, this Rolling Stone article dives into the big names putting their music out on cassette, including Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift. According to the article, 306,384 cassettes have been sold in 2022 so far, and we are proud to contribute to that number!
Enjoy this rather dramatic demonstration video showing how to manipulate SX-70 film. The original gel-based formula allowed for significant modifications to be made to photos using a variety of tools. Note: New Polaroid SX-70 film uses a different formula and cannot be modified in this way.
You may remember this fan-submitted LEGO concept of a Polaroid SX-70 camera. With enough votes, a design concept will enter LEGO's pool of consideration for actual production, and this iconic instant camera has made the cut!