Atari’s Ready Player One-inspired Katakana Black Line Now Available: Hats, Wallets, Bags, & More

For the more nostalgic gamer looking to rehash their love for Atari, there’s some good news. The company has just launched a new Katakana black line that is as sleek as it is memorable. Whether you’re on the go a lot looking for a new backpack, or just wanting to rep your gamer love with a sweet new lunch set, the new line is available now! Here’s what they’ve got in store:

Atari Black Katakana Flat Brim Cap – $19.99

Ready Player One may be a 2018 movie, but this hat reflects a simpler time. A time when Space Invaders was the pinnacle of gaming awesomeness. A time when E.T. got buried in the desert.

Remember old-school gaming with this Atari Black Katakana Flat Brim Cap. It’s perfect whether you’re fighting centipedes in the garden or riding an oversized chicken into battle.

Product Specifications

  • Atari Black Katakana Flat Brim Cap
  • A ThinkGeek exclusive
  • 6-panel baseball cap with black stitched eyelets
  • Plastic adjustable snapback
  • Atari logo embroidered on front
  • Atari in Japanese characters printed under the brim
  • Back embroidery reads “Old School Gamer”

Available here.

Atari Black Katakana Wallet – $19.99

“Millions of years ago, if a geek wanted to play video games, they had to take a pocketful of quarters to the mall where darkened rooms filled with 6-foot-tall cabinets bleeped and blooped in glowing 8-bit goodness. We had to use our imaginations and believe that jagged white lines were massive hurtling asteroids, and that a triangle was your intrepid starship attempting to navigate the void.

That was our first introduction to Atari, and those amazing Centipede and Tempest cabinets convinced us that we needed a way to play without quarters – a way to play from the comfort of our own homes. Not only were the floors at home less sticky, but also it gave us time to commune with the games enough that we could find things like Warren Robinett’s Adventure Easter egg. Get rid of the quarters and remember a time when you had to use the A/V switcher to play your Atari 2600 with this wallet. ”

Available here.

Atari Black Katakana Lunch Tin W/ Thermos – $24.99

“For most folks in their 30s, Mario represents their computing youth. For most of us in our 40s, the Atari logo is our totem of a misspent youth. Even though the corporation has morphed many times from what it once was, when we see the friendly Atari logo on packaging today, it still fills us with nostalgia for a simpler time. A time when woodgrain was cool. A time when televisions didn’t have remotes. A time when there were no 3-button combos, because there was only one button.

So we get James Halliday’s obsession with Atari. We’re there with him, or at least some of us were. For the rest of you younguns like Parzival, you’ll just have to believe us that despite the blockiness and clunky controllers, it was pure awesome. Carry your lunch old-school gamer-style with this Atari Black Katakana Lunch Tin with Thermos, inspired by Ready Player One.”

Available here.

Atari Black Katakana Backpack – $39.99

Available here.

So? What do you think about the new line now available? What else would you like Atari add to this? Notebooks? Sweaters? Shoes? Sound off with your thoughts on Atari’s new Katakana line inspired by Ready Player One in the comment section below, and don’t forget to check us out over on Twitter for gaming and entertainment news live 24/7!

Matt Ruppert715 Posts

Navy Veteran with a penchant for the FPS genre, Chewy has all aspects of the gaming community covered. Don't expect to see him on a console any time soon, however - though he has experience in all platforms, the PC Master Race has a firm hold on him.

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