Arnie and the Atari Portfolio

“I’ll be back”. Indeed Arnie was right. In this case, the Atari Portfolio is back, not Arnie’s time-travelling T-800 Model 101 Terminator.


For those that are left scratching their heads of the correlation between Terminator and the little Atari pocket computer, let me remind you – In Terminator 2: Judgement Day, the young John Connor and his mate jump on John’s dirt bike and head to the mall to hack the ATM and get some cash to play the arcade machines (Ed: very clever kid!). The young Connor uses his Atari Portfolio and a hacking program (PINID) to withdraw some much needed play-time funds.

Atari picked a blockbuster for their product placement. Did it sell lots of Portfolios? Hell no, but damn it was cool to see an Atari in T2!

Got any favourite video gaming related product placements?

A very cool prop

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John Connor withdrawing some much needed funds to play on the arcade machines!