Go Back To The Future With DMC Watches

Back To The Future fans rejoice! If you can’t get to a DeLorean and hit 88 MPH (141.6 KMH for us Australian folks) to go back in time, then you can use one of these DMC watches to keep (up with) time!

Of course, there was only ever going to be one inspiration for these watches, the original (and damn cool) DMC-12 sports car. Check out some of the DMC watches (below) from their Alpha, Dream and 1981 collections.

Oh yeah, for a limited time, you can get 10% OFF any DMC watch purchase by using the coupon code ‘WELCOME19’! What are you waiting for, get that flux capacitor going and grab your very own DeLorean time machine!

photo source: DMC Watches

 

Iconic Movie Cars In 8-Bit

Everyone loves a nostalgia trip. They take you back to a time once forgotten, and with these awesome gifs, done by car leasing company Select Car Leasing as part of a quiz, you’ll get that two-fold, with these legendary movie motors, re-vamped into an iconic, old-school 8-Bit style.

First, we have everyone’s favourite time-travelling vehicle, the DeLorean, Marty McFly’s mode of transportation to go back and forward through time in the unforgettable Back To The Future films. The DeLorean, which had to reach 88 mph in order to time travel, is actually back in production, being pieced together in Texas, rather than in Northern Ireland where the original was produced.

This Aston Martin V12 Vanquish is probably more famous for the epic ice chase/battle it had in the James Bond film, “Die Another Day” than it is as a standalone classic bond car. Going up against Zao’s Jaguar XKR, the two cars had possibly the greatest one-on-one battle of the Bond franchise, flipping over missiles and crashing through ice walls, with the baddy meeting his demise after being impaled by an ice chandelier.

The guys at Select Car Leasing couldn’t do work on iconic movie cars without putting at least one Batmobile in. Here is the first Batmobile that hit the movie theatres back in 1989 when the first Batman film arrived starring Michael Keaton as the caped crusader.

Not all of movies’ most iconic cars were restricted to driving on the road you know? Here we see the Spinner from the classic cyberpunk film, Blade Runner that featured Harrison Ford as main character Rick Deckard. These flying Police cars were used to survey the general public from the skies and will be seen again in the upcoming remake, Blade Runner 2049.

And finally, another motor that could take to the skies, possibly the most iconic car in movie history, the amazing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. This vehicle looks fantastic but according to lead actor Dick Van Dyke, saying that Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was “a little difficult to manoeuvre, with the turning radius of a battleship”.

You can see more awesome 8-Bit movie cars by taking Select Car Leasing’s quiz here, which includes vehicles such as the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters, Mad Max’s Interceptor, Herbie and a really cool transforming Bumblebee!

 

8-Bit ‘King Of The Hill’ Intro

koth-featuredClever pixel artist, Mauri Helme, has recreated the classic ‘King of the Hill’ intro in wonderful 8-bit style.

Mauri’s other work includes a beautiful pixel illustration of the NES:
nes

And the last scene of ‘Back to the Future’:

Sources: Mauri Helme via Laughing Squid, and Mauri Helme’s blog

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Pixel Baz: Awesome Pixel Art Mashups

There’s not much to say about Pixel Baz‘s pixel art retrogaming/movie mashups other than they are a whole lot of fun. I would happily play all these games!

Pixels Assemble!
SpaceAvengers-Art

I Have Come Here To Chew Bubblegum And Play Video Games… And I’m All Out Of Bubblegum
TheyLive-Art

Solid Snake Plissken: Escape From New York
EFNY-freelance

Get Away From Her, You Pix(els)!
XenoRPG-Art

Game Over Man, Game Over!
AliensRPG-Art

All Work And No Video Games Makes Jack A Dull Boy
8BitShining-Shirtoid

Dawn Of The Dead Hunt
DeadHunt-pixel

Super Night Watch Bros.
NightWatchBros

Donkey (Ice) King
AdventureKong-Art

Dalek Kong 
dk05

Pixels Of The Lost Ark
IndianaKong

It’s Dangerous To Go 88MPH! Use This
88MPH-Tee

It’s Dangerous To Time Travel! Take This
Docwho

It’s Dangerous To Tron Alone! Take This
TronPixel

Source: Pixel Baz

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
Editor and Researcher at ausretrogamer – The Australian Retro Gamer E-Zine. Lover of science fiction, fashion, books, movies and TV. Player of games, old and new.

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