The Atari Lynx is a 16-bit handheld game console that was released by Atari Corporation in 1989. The Lynx holds the distinction of being the world’s first handheld electronic game with a color LCD. The system is also notable for its forward-looking features, advanced graphics, and ambidextrous layout. The Lynx was released in 1989, the same year as Nintendo’s best-selling, monochromatic Game Boy. However, the Lynx failed to achieve the sales numbers required to attract quality third party developers, and was eventually abandoned. Click here to watch some nerd give you his review of the Lynx »
Who doesn’t have fond memories of tracking down the ice cream truck to get one of these delicious treats as a child?
The Nickelodeon Timeblaster Alarm Clock is an alarm clock featuring a radio and light function. The light is a green zig-zag shaped tube running across the top of the clock. The alarm function can be set to radio or one of the pre-set alarm noises. The noises always begin with a rocket blast-off noise as someone says “3…2…1… .” The alarms available are a spring bounce sound, the Nickelodeon theme (Nick Nick Nick Nick, N-Nick Nick Nick, Nickelodeon), a rooster call, or simple beeping. A second version of the clock featured 8 noises. The clock display is green. It features one circular speaker on the left side of the clock. The radio antenna included is simply a flexible rubber-covered wire. Click here to watch the clock in action »
Richard McClure Scarry was a popular American children’s author and illustrator who published over 300 books with total sales of over 100 million units worldwide.
Scarry was born in Boston, Massachusetts, where his parents ran a shop. The Scarry family enjoyed a comfortable life even during the time of the Great Depression. Following high school graduation, Scarry enrolled in a business college but soon dropped out, finding it not to his liking. He then studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where he remained until being drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II.
Following the war, Scarry worked for the art departments of various magazines before making a career breakthrough in 1949 with Little Golden Books.
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