It’s hard to believe that the world was in a serious economic recession not too long ago. Sure, we can still see the effects of it, and with Greece in such a troubled situation, it’s evident that we’re not entirely out of danger just yet. However, we can’t keep looking back on the troubles of yesterday because without looking forward, there will be no future. It seems some people are picking up right where they left off before the economic meltdown, and they are producing some majorly expensive things. I don’t know who they plan to sell their expensive gadgets to, but I am sure there are more people out there than just Donald Trump, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs who have a few bucks for some royal toys.
The people at Urchin Associates wanted to create something out of the ordinary, and they decided to literally pour money into a case mod for the Atari 2600. You might wonder where all that money went, and having a look at this customized Atari will probably give you the only clue you will ever need. What they created was a 24K gold plated case mod that will have everyone covering their eyes on a sunny day.
There is no word on the price tag for the customization itself or the final result, if it’s at all up for sale that is. I can assure you that the price tag won’t be anywhere near what the original console sold for. I especially like the controls for some reason. They would play well with the recent announcement of the Microsoft XBox 360 Star Wars themed console. I keep wondering to myself if it is us geeks who are being worked to buy all of this stuff, or if it’s us that get the companies to make these awesome things. Well, in the end, I don’t think it even matters, does it?