New Wave Toys brings rad '80s Replitronics to Kickstarter

Re-live the best decades with cool replica toys meant to channel the '80s and '90s.


New Wave Toys is bringing an awesome-looking new series of RepliCade mini arcade cabinet collectibles out that you're going to want to lock pre-orders in for soon.

The Replitronics line is now available on Kickstarter and spans a series of iconic devices as seen throughout the '80s and '90s. The first few toys will include the Hotline 16000 Power Bank and USB Charge Machine, and will retail for $35 and $45 respectively as part of the Kickstarter's Early Bird price for a limited time only.

You've probably already seen one of these bad boys before at your local arcade, but if not, it's one of the coolest ways to get change so you can jump into your favorite games. The Charge Machine will help you charge up to 5 devices with 5 USB 2.0 ports and 1 USB 3.0 quick-charge port that lets you juice up 6 devices all at once. It also won the Shacknews Best Innovation of Show award from E3 2019, if you need a ringing endorsement. And here are some of the other features you can look forward to:

  • Accurately reproduced 1/6th scale vintage arcade Change Machine replica
  • Charge up to six devices at a time (1x USB 3.0 + 5x USB 2.0)
  • Premium mixed-media cabinet appointments: wood, metal, plastic
  • Advance safety features
  • LED indicator
  • Accurate art reproduction on 3M vinyl overlays
  • Includes 10' AC power cord
  • Includes mini coins
  • Frustration free packaging

For $50, the RepiTronics Hotline 16000 offers plenty of juice in one rad little package, made into a replica 1:1-scale vintage personal cassette player. Just don't try to play any cassettes in it. Here are the features, by way of the official Kickstarter:

  • Charge up to three compatible devices at once
  • USB-A 3.0 and USB-C 18W quick-charge ports
  • 10W wireless power dock for Qi-enabled devices
  • 16,000-milliamp power - enough to charge modern smartphones up to four times before recharging (or three times wirelessly)
  • LED flashlight

The Kickstarter campaign will run through September 9, 2019 at 11:59 pm PT with a goal of $80,000. Hopefully there will be additional designs to come, because these look awesome.

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