Metadata/EXIF data tells us this image was created on September 15th, 2020.
Take that as you will.
note from TehFootbath, your friendly editor: that’s Hans’s family. He is the European president of Intellivision Entertainment. https://www.game-connection.com/2020/11/17/hans-ippisch/
I think your larger point about the sketchiness of using altered stock photography stands though. Also, they were using them before Covid, and long before the hardware was unambiguously shown booting from power off.
Also note that we still haven’t seen final finishes of the finished product, just computer renders. The people buying the bowling-ball purple Amico from Gamestop would do well to wait for first impressions before buying something they can’t return.
Here are some of the posts that matched up the Amico photos with the unaltered stock photos. https://amicogames.com/search/stock%20photo
As always, if you see something, say something. Many times over, Tommy Tallarico has proven himself to be an unreliable source of information.