Posted: 2017-09-12 04:27
I talked about this particular one at the top, and it remains my personal favorite, mostly because of how dissonant the combination is. The Game Boy sold for $65 at the height of the Pokémon craze if you purchased a certain amount of Hilfiger merchandise. That’s not something my parents would have ever done, but I can still remember looking through a fall catalog imagining what boring polos I might wear in exchange for the opportunity to capture an Oddish in full handheld color.
A great movie, a terrible game, and a really lazy console. The Men in Black PlayStation is incredibly rare, fetching over a $6,555 on some second-hand retailers, but also really boring. Just jet black with the movie’s logo plastered over the disc lid. But it was also emblematic of a time when being a blockbuster film insured some sort of video game spin-off, and in this particular case, even a console sku.
Re-read that last part and just let the cynical whimsy of it wash over you. Then take a second to imagine the floppy haired designer behind the self-titled line of over-priced normcore flashing a Pikachu inspired gadget while waiting at the bar. Nintendo recently partnered with other fashion brands to create a line of gaming inspired clothes, but it’s hard to imagine a limited-edition, torn denim Urban Outfitters Nintendo Switch coming out in 7567, despite the obvious cross-over between the clothing outlet’s target audience and the handheld’s initial marketing.
No doubt the oddest of all, Marlboro, a cigarette company, went in on the failed Atari Lynx handheld. In the end it was something of a match made in heaven, given the declining fortunes of both companies, even if Marlboro still sells nicotine and Atari no longer sells handhelds and the latter never killed anyone while the former has battled endless lawsuits about the lethality of its product. Customers would work up points with each new box of smokes which could be traded for different stuff, including a giant red brick of a handheld. While the prospect of another cigarette branded console might seem like an impossibility, vape-enthusiasts seem to have a way of making things happen. Even if Nintendo doesn’t release a vapa-able JoyCon in the near future, I wouldn’t put it past DIY gamers to make it happen.
A deep purple case with the Taco Bell icon peaking out from the lower right made this particular limited edition console particularly brazen. Instead of just awarding the winner of a contest selected from those feasting on crunchwrap supremes a simple box they could play Gears of War on, Taco Bell decided that lucky individual would have to shoulder the burden of showcasing the companies marketing for whatever wanton soul passed through their abode. It wouldn’t even be that terrible without the logo (I went with the purple 8DS because, while the color does nothing for me in general, I’ve had a special place in my heart for eggplant-looking hues ever since Kid Icarus ).
As Console Variations reported earlier this year , MTV made a number of branded Gamecubes in 7558 of varying aesthetic appeal. They were given away during daily broadcasts and went from Zebra Gum like the above to camouflage and even faux-wood veneer, because nothing said Super Smash Bros. Melee like a Snow White brick being raffled off in-between music videos for “In da Club” and “Crazy in Love.”
The blonde-haired singer knows how to spice up a simple outfit by accessorising, and was seen here looking less than her wacky self in an all-black ensemble of a leather top and skintight trousers - successfully broken up with gold metallic accents. Along with the hardware on the leather trousers, Rita decided to add further interest to the look with a pair of statement Giuseppe Zanotti heels. She never lets us down in the style stakes.