This completely hackable, open-source clock kit has a funky retro feel. It can be programmed to display several different clock "faces" or you can program you own. The kit comes complete with all electronics (soldering required), laser cut case and power plug.
One face is the "Pong" game as shown, but there's free software that changes the clock face to animated digits of different types.
You do need to solder components to build this, but it's a simple enough project that a beginner should be able to build it.
Normally sells for $95.