A shipment of "brand new" instant cameras from the 1980s
By James Grahame
The Polaroid Impulse was introduced in 1988, which makes it old enough to drink in most civilized countries. Thanks to a top secret accident involving a time capsule and a few cases of vegetable shortening, Lomography has unearthed a few hundred "pristine, brand new" deadstock units. Cutting-edge features include a pop-up flash and integrated closeup lens. It accepts readily available Polaroid 600 instant film packs.
The angular shape reminds me of an old Chrysler K-Car and I'm strangely drawn to the gray/black color scheme with the red accent stripe. In all honesty, I'm not sure what would entice you to shell out $40 for one of these old cams when a brand new and much curvier Polaroid One sells for slightly less. Besides, chances are pretty good that you can pick up a slightly battered version for a buck or two at a local thrift shop.