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A couple of weeks back Radwood 2018 took place. It isn't particularly well known here in Australia, but boy should it be. It's a car show that celebrates 80s and 90s automotives and has a dress code to match.

It's awesome.

Just when you think it couldn't get any better, some deadset legend comes along with their Game Boy Camera.

The original Super 8 camera inspires nostalgia in every graying beardo with aspirations to make a film. The format was introduced back in 1965, and before VHS camcorders killed it in the '80s, it was the film stock of choice for budding filmmakers and family life chroniclers. A new Super 8 camera released 30-some years after Super 8 effectively died seems like a fun idea for people eager to relive the glory days or escape digital. Except in a blog last week Kodak claimed this thing will cost anywhere from $US2500 ($3138) to $US3000 ($3766).

At the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, we saw two formerly great smartphone brands -- Nokia and BlackBerry -- try to win their way back into consumers' hearts with the relaunch of decidedly old-school gadgets. BlackBerry Mobile, whose name is licensed to Chinese electronics maker TCL, introduced its newest throwback with the BlackBerry KeyOne, an Android phone that looks like an updated, more modern version of the BlackBerry 9900. Nokia, now run by HMD Global, just decided to straight-up bring back the 3310 form-factor, but with a colour screen, a camera and crazy battery life.