Don’t these two pop icons of video games make you feel the urge to hop on the sticks?
The joystick of the Atari VCS 2600
The Atari 2600 console’s joystick is one of the iconic objects of retro gaming. So much so that just seeing it, one cannot help but say: “Let’s hop on the sticks!”. Its essential lines and sober appearance make it a classic of industrial design. From its introduction in 1977 until the late 1980s, it was a de facto standard because it was also compatible with both the Atari 8-bit computer series and, later, the ST series, as well as computers of other brands such as the Commodore VIC-20, the Commodore 64 and 128, the computers adhering to the MSX standard and, through adapters, with the Apple II and the ZX Spectrum.
Likewise, the Space Invaders video game, launched in 1978 by Taito, in addition to creating the “shoot’em up” genre, is regarded as the most influential video game of all time and the pop culture icon of video games. The version of Space Invaders for the Atari 2600 quadrupled the console sales, becoming the first killer app for video game consoles. Space Invaders was also the first video game to permanently save high scores in the arcade, thereby stimulating competition between players.
That’s why we felt the need to bring these two icons together in a shirt, perhaps to wear when you feel the urge to play a classic video game on a classic console and a classic CRT TV. So let’s hop on the sticks!
About “Hop on the Sticks!” T-shirt
This t-shirt is made of a thicker, heavier cotton, but it’s still soft and comfy. And the double stitching on the neckline and sleeves add more durability to what is sure to be a favorite!
• Vibrant and durable artwork printed with state of the art garment printing technology (DTG)
• 100% ring-spun cotton
• Sport Grey is 90% ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Dark Heather is 65% polyester, 35% cotton
• 4.5 oz/y² (153 g/m²)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center
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