Back in the ’80s and ’90s, demand for “see-through” technology arguably hit its peak. While the ’70s had been about attaching bits of wood to consumer electronics to make them fit more convincingly in the living room, there was soon a burning desire to actually see the inner workings of the systems we used, and that resulted in some pretty awesome consoles – including more than one transparent Game Boy and a cool “skeleton” Saturn (the latter sadly being exclusive to Japan). Even the N64 got in on the action with several transparent colour variants, all of which are highly desirable in today’s market.
While the trend for gaming systems with see-through cases has waned over the past few decades, access to cheap means of mass-production in the Far East has recently triggered fresh demand, and retro enthusiasts are now looking at ways of redressing their beloved systems in flashy new transparent clothing:
Of course, we’ve also seen similar cases for the Switch, and Nintendo hasn’t totally abandoned the notion of “skeleton” consoles, either. While this isn’t quite the norm yet, we’d welcome a law that prevents companies like Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft from releasing any of their products in black or white. What about you?