Few people have heard of it, yet many consider John Blankenbaker's KENBAK-1 to be the first commercial personal computer.

Koss introduced these headphones over 40 years ago, and they remain affordable favorites to this day.

Bob Moog Commemorative Vinyl Figure


This vinyl figure came out a year or two ago, well before the world lost Dr. Moog.  The ghostly palor strikes me as a weird choice, but PressPop did a great job on the sculpt.  Lots of nice extra details too, like removable glasses, cloth jacket, and of course a tiny Moog keyboard for the good Doctor to jam on forever.  The box is a definite keeper too.

I think that these are pretty universally out of stock, but a new run is supposedly coming to this country in the future.  The figure costs about $30, so don't let some Ebay dealer take you to the cleaners on this!

As whimsical as this figure is, I think that it's a warm tribute to the man.  Everything that I've read about Dr. Moog paints him as a fiercely intelligent yet humble man.  In the future I have no doubt that someone will erect a marble statue, or a ten foot high relief somewhere.  On the other hand, I think that there's a good chance that he might have preferred to have been immortalized in an affordable and fun little figure.

Press Pop - manufacturer of Moog figure


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