No different in function
and internal design, the above shown joystick was designed to match the
Atari 400/800 color scheme. Although several of this joysticks
were produced, noone from Atari can confirm that any were ever packaged
or sold with the original Atari 400/800 computer systems from 1979-1982.
This was a total eye-opener
when it turned up in an assortment of various Atari items that the Atari
Historical Society acquired from Tom Palecki, a former Atari Industrial
Designer. This is the only known Atari TV Switch box to ever
have a custom plastic cover to match not just the Atari 400/800 computer
line, but any Atari equipment ever manufactured. This
of course does not count in regards to the custom and forward thinking
auto-switch box for the original 4 Port Atari 5200 SuperSystem in 1982
or the autosensing switchbox used on the Atari Jaguar 64 console in 1993.