Most of the news regarding Atari over the past few years has been negative – of the company barely holding on, churning through CEO’s at an alarming pace and not releasing many games that anyone actually cares about. Of course the Atari of the arcade world is long gone, the people and the ideas behind it going onto other projects or fields of work. But someone over at the current Atari has realized how valuable their classic material can be and over the past few months there has been a renewed push for merchandise featuring classic games and even the original Atari logo (which is much better than that bellbottom one they have been using for ages). The merchandise I have seen is mostly related to clothes but one company called Kryptonite Kollectables is now producing glasses that feature Atari artwork on them. I am not sure if these are officially licensed through Atari or not but they look professional enough. There are shot glasses featuring Pong, Breakout, Asteroids, Centipede, BattleZone and Missile Command; pint glasses featuring all of those minus Pong and Breakout; and some nicely detailed glasses featuring side art from Asteroids, Missile Command, Tempest and Centipede.
All of the items can be seen here at Amazon.com.