Crowdfunded retro game console prototype was nothing but cardboard

The makers of the Coleco Chameleon retro console wanted $2m to manufacture it—and raised more than $80,000 in an Indiegogo campaign.

Their prototypes turned out to be unsettlingly reminiscent of

a) a piece of cardboard

b) a video capture card in a not-quite translucent box, and

c) SNES parts wrapped in duct tape.

The axe is falling: Coleco, which licensed its brand to the team, has demanded to inspect a working prototype.