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.

Behind The Screen

Pac-Man's dilemma.

Illustrator and toy designer Metin Seven sends his warm regards to Retro Thing readers from the icy cold Netherlands. Seven comes about his style honestly; he designed numerous games as a schoolboy in the late 1980s. His first commercial title - Venomwing for the Commodore Amiga - was released in 1990.

Metin Seven demonstrates his wicked karate skills to a group of terrified toys

Here's a peek at a few of Metin's "behind the screen" images dedicated to classic video games. Little did we know there was a 3-dimensional world lurking behind the phosphorescent glow...

Mario falls off the wagon

Game Over. Mario can't face the stress and gives in to the bottle.

Dig-Dug thugs

The harsh underground reality of Dig-Dug.


Sonic's dilemma.

Lode Runner

Lode Runner. My dad had an Apple II with a monochrome screen, so my memories of this game carry a distinctly green tinge.

Atari Centipede

Centipede. One of those games that just isn't the same at home without the hefty trackball.


Galaga. One of my favorite 8-bit titles, even when I foolishly shoot my own captured ship.

Visit Seven's Heaven for many more brilliant pixel images.


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