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Strawberry Shortcake – Old Crap From My Attic

8bitjeff (Jeff Fulton) This time I do mean CRAP. While other things from my attic have been true gaming or music treasures, this game, while being quite possibly the first interactive gaming experience for the Strawberry Short Cake… Read More

Bob Mould’s See A Little Light “CASSINGLE” – Old Crap from My Attic

By 8bitjeff (Jeff Fulton) When Husker Du went “KAPUT” in the late 80’s, both Bob Mould (lead guitar, song writer and vocals) and Grant Hart (drums, song writer and vocals) went  their separate ways, each going on to… Read More

Pennywise – Word From The Wise 33 1/3 7 inch Ep – Old Shit From My Attic

By Jeff Fulton (8bitjeff) Penny Wise – Word From The Wise 33 1/3 7 inch Ep – Old Shit From My Attic. I remember picking this seminal, LA South Bay Suburb Punk Rock disc at the old Go… Read More

Big Drill Car / Chemical People Yellow Vinyl Cheap Trick / Kiss Cover 45 RPM (all the crap in my attic)

By Jeff Fulton Big Drill Car / Chemical People Yellow Vinyl Cheap Trick / Kiss Cover 45 RPM (all the crap in my attic) Back in college (1988 – 1993) we followed the local Los Angeles bands ALL,… Read More

Atari 8-bit Computer Demon Attack (1982) – Full Boxed Edition (all the old crap in my attic)

By Jeff Fulton Today we are going to take a look at one of a small handful of Atari 8-bit computer game cartridges that I have stowed in my attic. This time the game is Demon Attack, one… Read More

Minor Threat Salad Days 45 single with poster sleeve (all the stuff in my attic)

Minor Threat “Salad Days” 45 RPM single with poster sleeve (all the stuff in my attic) This is a three song masterpiece of mid-80’s DC punk! Here is the next item I found in my attic.  This is… Read More

The Dead Milkmen – Big Lizard in My Backyard Cassette (old crap from my attic)

The Dead Milkmen – Big Lizard in My Backyard Cassette (old crap from my attic) By Jeff Fulton In 1988 – 1989 I worked at one of the worst record / tape / CD and video stores in… Read More

1978 Close Encounters Trading Cards Sealed Wax Pack (old stuff from my attic)

By Jeff D. Fulton The old stuff from my attic is a new blog here on 8bitrocket.com where I rummage through all of the various boxes of crap I have in the garage, attic, closets, etc and find… Read More

Vectrex Regeneration + iCade: Proof That “Retro” Gaming Is Alive And Well In The Mobile Era

I believe technology has reached the point where “retro” game collections can move beyond mere curious nostalgia, and truly return players to a specific time and place in their past.   I recently experienced something akin to this… Read More

Atari Nerd: Lynx Garage Excavation

Inspired by Jeff’s Atari excavation a couple weeks ago, I went into the garage this weekend trying to find the Atari Lynx we bought back when it was released in the USA in 1989.    Far back in the garage, I found a plastic box with the word “Handheld” scribbled on it.

 

Inside, there was a Lynx and a Game Gear!

 

The Game Gear I bought for my wife and I to play on our Honeymoon in 1995 (romantic, eh?  I still have a lot to learn).   Here are the games  had for it.

Columns must have been inside the Game Gear, as it is missing from this photo and it was the best game.  That game was the reason I bought this for my wife for our honeymoon in the first place. The Star Wars game was fun too, but I got stuck with Luke on Tatooine and never got past it.

Below  is the original Lynx box from 1989.  I recall that the box was never sealed.  We bought the last one from Software Etc.   This must have been from the same policy that continues to this day at GameStop where they will sell you an open game or system as new.  Boo to you GameStop, boo to you!

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