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A collection of the documentation, images, and digitized tapes related to a family of machines that provided electronic entertainment primarily based off audio and video tape. This includes the Tiger 2-XL, a tape machine with a robot personality, as well as Tele-Story and other related systems. This approach fell by the wayside with more and more inexpensive solid-state and digital products.



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This is intended as preservation for the "Video Buddy" game console and the "Muppet Babies" TV show.This was taken from a tape on the Video Buddy edutainment game console, which used VHS tapes containing full episodes of children's shows. These episodes then had breaks inserted where the Video Buddy character would ask what the child learned. The child used the controller to give their answers, and would receive responses depending on whether they were correct.
Topics: 1990s, game console, VHS, FMV, trivia, Video Buddy, muppets
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1999 Tremendous Productiobns, Inc
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This is intended as preservation for the "Video Buddy" game console and the "Once Upon A Tree" puppet TV show. This video was taken from a VHS tape from the Video Buddy game console. It contains a full episode of the children's puppet TV show Once Upon A Tree, interspersed with breaks where the Video Buddy character asks questions about what happened.
Topics: VHS, Video Buddy, Once Upon A Tree, edutainment, puppets
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1999 Big Comfy Corp.
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This is intended as preservation for the "Video Buddy" game console and the "Big Comfy Couch" TV show. This was taken from a tape on the Video Buddy edutainment game console, which used VHS tapes containing full episodes of children's shows. These episodes then had breaks inserted where the Video Buddy character would ask what the child learned. The child used the controller to give their answers, and would receive responses depending on whether they were correct.
Topics: Big Comfy Couch, Video Buddy, 1990s, VHS, game console
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1999 Tremendous Productions, Inc
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This is intended as preservation for the "Video Buddy" game console and the "Once Upon A Tree" puppet TV show. The Video Buddy was a children's game console that used VHS tapes containing full episodes of children's shows, including Once Upon a Tree. This tape contains the entire episode with breaks, during which the Video Buddy character will ask questions about what happened.
Topics: Video Buddy, Once Upon A Tree, Childrens television, VHS, puppets
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1999 Tremendous Productions, Inc
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This is intended as preservation for the "Video Buddy" game console and the "Once Upon A Tree" puppet TV show. This was taken from a tape on the Video Buddy edutainment game console, which used VHS tapes containing full episodes of children's shows. These episodes then had breaks inserted where the Video Buddy character would ask what the child learned.
Topics: Video Buddy, Once Upon A Tree, childrens television, puppets
Around 1998, YES! Entertainment Corporation, Shoot the Moon Products Inc, and Alchemy II Inc worked together to produce a new iteration of the Teddy Ruxpin animatronic teddy bear. In this version, there were six VHS movies, which were abridged re-releases of the original 1980s movies. In this release, there was a "TV Talk Box" that hooked up to both the VCR and the Teddy Ruxpin toy. The VHS tape contained an alternate audio track, which appears to have been hidden in the VHS hi-fi...
Topics: 1990s, Teddy Ruzpin, animatronic
Around 1998, YES! Entertainment Corporation, Shoot the Moon Products Inc, and Alchemy II Inc worked together to produce a new iteration of the Teddy Ruxpin animatronic teddy bear. In this version, there were six VHS movies, which were abridged re-releases of the original 1980s movies. In this release, there was a "TV Talk Box" that hooked up to both the VCR and the Teddy Ruxpin toy. The VHS tape contained an alternate audio track, which appears to have been hidden in the VHS hi-fi...
Topics: 1990s, Teddy Ruxpin, animatronic
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1998 YES! Entertainment
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Around 1998, YES! Entertainment Corporation, Shoot the Moon Products Inc, and Alchemy II Inc worked together to produce a new iteration of the Teddy Ruxpin animatronic teddy bear. In this version, there were six VHS movies, which were abridged re-releases of the original 1980s movies. In this release, there was a "TV Talk Box" that hooked up to both the VCR and the Teddy Ruxpin toy. This is the original warranty card.
Topics: warranty, Teddy Ruxpin, 1990s, animatronic
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1998 YES! Entertainment
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Around 1998, YES! Entertainment Corporation, Shoot the Moon Products Inc, and Alchemy II Inc worked together to produce a new iteration of the Teddy Ruxpin animatronic teddy bear. In this version, there were six VHS movies, which were abridged re-releases of the original 1980s movies. In this release, there was a "TV Talk Box" that hooked up to both the VCR and the Teddy Ruxpin toy. This is the original manual from the TV Talk Box accessory.
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Topics: 1990s, Teddy Ruxpin, animatronic, teddy bear
Around 1998, YES! Entertainment Corporation, Shoot the Moon Products Inc, and Alchemy II Inc worked together to produce a new iteration of the Teddy Ruxpin animatronic teddy bear. In this version, there were six VHS movies, which were abridged re-releases of the original 1980s movies. In this release, there was a "TV Talk Box" that hooked up to both the VCR and the Teddy Ruxpin toy. The VHS tape contained an alternate audio track, which appears to have been hidden in the VHS hi-fi...
Topics: 1990s, VHS, Teddy Ruxpin
Around 1998, YES! Entertainment Corporation, Shoot the Moon Products Inc, and Alchemy II Inc worked together to produce a new iteration of the Teddy Ruxpin animatronic teddy bear. In this version, there were six VHS movies, which were abridged re-releases of the original 1980s movies. In this release, there was a "TV Talk Box" that hooked up to both the VCR and the Teddy Ruxpin toy. The VHS tape contained an alternate audio track, which appears to have been hidden in the VHS hi-fi...
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Topics: 1990s, Teddy Ruxpin, animatronic, teddy bear, VHS
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1998 YES! Entertainment
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Around 1998, YES! Entertainment Corporation, Shoot the Moon Products Inc, and Alchemy II Inc worked together to produce a new iteration of the Teddy Ruxpin animatronic teddy bear. In this version, there were six VHS movies, which were abridged re-releases of the original 1980s movies. In this release, there was a "TV Talk Box" that hooked up to both the VCR and the Teddy Ruxpin toy. This was a coloring book that came with the TV Talk Box.
Topics: 1990s, Teddy Ruxpin, animatronic, coloring book
Around 1998, YES! Entertainment Corporation, Shoot the Moon Products Inc, and Alchemy II Inc worked together to produce a new iteration of the Teddy Ruxpin animatronic teddy bear. In this version, there were six VHS movies, which were abridged re-releases of the original 1980s movies. In this release, there was a "TV Talk Box" that hooked up to both the VCR and the Teddy Ruxpin toy. The VHS tape contained an alternate audio track, which appears to have been hidden in the VHS hi-fi...
Topics: 1990s, Teddy Ruxpin, animatronic, teddy bear, VHS
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This is taken from an audio cassette released by Colgate-Palmolive in 1996 to coincide with the release of Dr. Rabbits World Tour. Side 1 is "Play a Game with Dr. Rabbit". It features Dr. Rabbit teaching children to count to ten, using different dental hygiene tips for each number. Side 2 is "The Tale of Dr, Rabbit". It discuses Dr. Rabbit's childhood and how he learned to take care of his own teeth.
Topics: dental hygiene, tooth care, colgate, dr. rabbit, edutainment, audio, audio cassette
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1996 Philips
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In 1996, Philips planned to launch their In2It game console. It was an educational handheld console with a touch screen that used a stylus. The console also had infrared communication and a smart card reader. The games were on smart cards, which are similar to chip-based credit cards. There were 16 different cards that were produced. Six of these cards were used for enabling basic features on the console, such as saving text, sounds, and animations off the console. There were nine different...
Topics: Philips, In2It, Manual, 1990s, game console
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1996 Philips
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In 1996, Philips planned to launch their In2It game console. It was an educational handheld console with a touch screen that used a stylus. The console also had infrared communication and a smart card reader. The games were on smart cards, which are similar to chip-based credit cards. There were 16 different cards that were produced. Six of these cards were used for enabling basic features on the console, such as saving text, sounds, and animations off the console. There were nine different...
Topics: Philips, edutainment, 1990s, game console, manual
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This tape is believed to have been the last tape produced for the Tiger 2-XL, and the only tape released in 1995. This is a story based on the "Mighty Morphin'...
Topics: Tiger, 2-XL, edutainment, choose your own adventure, CYOA, cassette
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Dec 1, 1994 Tiger, Inc.
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This was one of the later advertisements for the Tiger 2-XL, appearing in a Good Housekeeping magazine from 1994. It shows off the Scholastic Series of educational tapes, which were among the last tapes released prior to the robot being discontinued.
Topics: Tiger, 2-XL, 1990s, educational, good housekeeping
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This one was one of the Scholastic series, some of the last tapes released for the Tiger 2-XL in 1994. The title suggests that it is all about saving the Earth. While...
Topics: tiger, trivia, 1990s
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. In this tape, John Kassir reprises his role as the Cryptkeeper. He tells a CYOA story about a child name Billy Atkins, who meets a mysterious figure offering a magic...
Topics: Tiger 2-XL, CYOA, Tales from the Crypt
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1994 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This was one of the two choose-your-own-adventure stories that used the X-Men license. In this story, Magneto pledges to kill 25,000 humans for every mutant which is...
Topics: X-men, Tiger, CYOA, 1990s
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1994 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This was one of the two choose-your-own-adventure stories that used the X-Men license. Depending on which track you start in, one of two new mutants appears on scene....
Topics: X-men, 1990s, tiger, 2-XL robot, CYOA
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This one was one of the Scholastic series, some of the last tapes released for the Tiger 2-XL in 1994. This one has 2-XL hosting the whole thing, which often did not...
Topics: Tiger, 2-XL, edutainment, 1990s
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This one was one of the Scholastic series, some of the last tapes released for the Tiger 2-XL in 1994. This one has 2-XL hosting the whole thing, which often did not...
Topics: tiger, trivia, 1990s, language, phonetics
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1994 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This one was one of the Scholastic series, some of the last tapes released for the Tiger 2-XL in 1994. This one was mainly about counting, arithmetic, and telling time....
Topics: tiger, trivia, 1990s
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This one was one of the Scholastic series, some of the last tapes released for the Tiger 2-XL in 1994. This one has 2-XL hosting the whole thing, which often did not...
Topics: tiger, trivia, scholastic
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1994 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This one was one of the Scholastic series, some of the last tapes released for the Tiger 2-XL in 1994. This one has 2-XL hosting the whole thing, which often did not...
Topics: tiger, trivia, safety 1990s
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This tape was a licensing of the Nickelodeon show "Are you Afraid of the Dark?". It contains choices related to which character to follow, as well as which...
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Topics: Tiger, 2-XL, CYOA, Are you afraid of the dark
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1994 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This was one of the two tapes that featured Superman. In this one, chaos has enveloped Metropolis. However, even Superman cannot track down all of the different groups...
Topics: 1990s, CYOA, Tiger, 2-XL
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This tape features 2-XL introducing a Spiderman story in which Spiderman must foil a plot involving the abduction of the king of Symkaria. This tape was originally...
Topics: Tiger, 2-XL, CYOA
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1994 Tiger, Inc.
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fter the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This was one of the two tapes that featured Superman. In this one, Lex Luthor recruits a new hero, "Themis" for his peacekeeping force. At the same time, he...
Topics: 1990s, CYOA, Tiger, 2-XL
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. In this adventure Geordi Le Forge (with the actual voice talent of LeVar Burton) goes out on a secret mission to stop the Romulins from obtaining personal cloaking...
Topics: Tiger 2-XL, CYOA, edutainment
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1993 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This Spanish-language tape, "El Mundo De Los Animales" (The World of Animals) was apparently released in 1993. It is unknown where this tape was originally...
Topics: 1990s, trivia, 2-XL, Spanish, Argentina
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1993 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. "Unser Planet Erde" (Our Planet Earth) was released in Germany in 1993.
Topics: 1990s, German, 2-XL, trivia
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1993 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This tape featured a foldable board game in which the player attempts to move through the solar system from Pluto to The Sun. This is done by answering questions that...
Topics: Tiger, 2-XL, trivia, board game, 1990s
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1993 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This tape mainly follows the activities in the included booklet. In one case, we get a connect the dots that uses the letters from the alphabet instead of numbers....
Topics: Tiger, 2-XL, trivia, educational, 1990s
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1993 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This is the most musical 2-XL tape. There are some points of trivia, mainly revolving around identifying a song and the instrument that is playing the some. However,...
Topics: Tiger, 2-XL, musical, 1990s
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1993 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This tape has a gag at the beginning that may or may not come up depending on your choice of track. 2-XL assumes that the tape title was printed backwards and claims...
Topics: 1990s, Tiger, 2-XL, trivia
In 1993, the company YES! Entertainment produced an animatronic talking bear called TV Teddy. He came with special VHS tapes with a hidden audio track. This audio track was placed on the left side of the video frame. A special transmitter box was connected in between the VCR and TV. This transmitter box was able to take the hidden audio from the tapes and transmit it wirelessly to TV Teddy. This allowed him to talk and move, while appearing to interact with the content on the tape. TV Teddy's...
Topics: 1990s, animatronic, bear, berenstain bears, VHS
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1993 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This Spanish-language tape, "Hecho Fascinantes" (Fascinating Facts) was apparently released in 1993. It is unknown where this tape was originally released,...
Topics: 1990s, Spanish, Argentina, 2-XL, trivia
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1993 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This tape contains trivia on ocean life.
Topics: tiger, 2-XL, trivia, 1990s
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1993 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. "Das Glaubt Kein Mensch" (Nobody Believes That) was released in Germany in 1993. It is believed to be the German equivalent of the U.S. tape "Fascinating...
Topics: 1990s, Germany, 2-XL, trivia
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1993 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This one involves 2-XL taking a trip through time and observing the various time periods of the dinosaurs.
Topics: tiger, 2-xl, edutainment, dinosaurs
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1993 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. "Das Glaubt Kein Mensch" (Nobody Believes That) was released in Germany in 1993. It is believed to be the German equivalent of the U.S. tape "Fascinating...
Topics: 1990s, Germany, 2-XL, trivia
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1992 Tiger
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. The title is self-explanatory. This was an educational tape discussing the Earth. This cartridge was originally digitized by Mouser of DonationCoder.com for the 2-XL...
Topics: 2-XL, Tiger, edutainment
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1992 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. "Le Monde de Animaux" (The World of Animals) was released in France in 1992.
Topics: 1990s, France, 2-XL, trivia
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1992 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories.
Topics: 1990s, France, 2-XL, trivia
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1992 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. "Il Mondo Dello Sport" (The World of Sports) was an educational tape released in Italy in 1992. It appears to have been the Italian version of the U.S....
Topics: 1990s, trivia, Tiger, Italian, educational
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1992 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This one is a general trivia tape.
Topics: 1990s, Tiger, 2-XL
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1992 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. The Surprise Package is 2-XL's variety show. It mainly consists of players being able to choose the subjects of humorous poems and stories. There is some trivia mixed...
Topics: tiger, trivia, 1990s, children's entertainment
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1992 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This one holds various science trivia questions. It also features an interview with someone claiming to be Albert Einstein.
Topics: tiger, 2xl, edutainment, trivia
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1992 Tiger, Inc.
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This was a promotional flier for the Tiger 2-XL robot, which would have been slipped in with other toys from the time.
Topics: Tiger, 2-XL, robot, advertisement
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1992 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. "Avventura Nello Spazio" (Space Adventure) was an educational tape released in Italy in 1992. It appears to have been the Italian version of the U.S. tape...
Topics: 1990s, Tiger, trivia, Italian, educational
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1992 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. "Nel Mondo della Musica" (In the World of Music) was released in Italy in 1992. Original Description: 2-XL ama moltissimo la musica, lo sai? Ascolta questa...
Topics: 1990s, Tiger, Italy, educational
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1992 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This tape features trivia questions from a wide variety of topics. However, it also features an interview with a character known as the "Trivia Maestress"....
Topics: tiger, 2-XL, trivia
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1992 Tiger Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This is a variety tape. 2-XL picks several topics including dinosaurs and living creatures. There is also a musical segment where 2-XL encourages the player to take a...
Topics: Tiger, 2-XL, edutainment
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1992 Tiger
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This was a "Choose Your Own Adventure" story in which the 2-XL robot is selected for a deep-space mission and you are the human ground-control. This cartridge...
Topics: 2-XL, Tiger, choose your own adventure, CYOA, edutainment
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1992 Tiger Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This tape features 2-XL using his flying carpet (yes really) to fly to Africa. Then, he goes on a safari. This one removes the standard computer beeping noises after...
Topics: Tiger, 2-XL, edutainment, compact cassette
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. In this tape, you are escorted through one of Ripley's Believe It Or Not museums after hours by a mysterious ghost. Once again, 2-XL is letting someone else take care...
Topics: Tiger, 2XL, CYOA, trivia, edutainment
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1992 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. "Alla Scoperta del Corpo Umano" (Discovering the Human Body) was an educational tape released in Italy in 1992. Original Description: Fai un viaggio...
Topics: 1990s, Tiger, Italian, trivia, educational
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1992 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. "Il Mondo Del Mistero" (The World of Mystery) was released in Italy in 1992.
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Topics: 1990s, 2-XL, Italy, Trivia
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1992 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This tape is all about sports trivia. It also contains an interview with someone claiming to be legendary sports star Duke Jackson.
Topics: Tiger, 2-XL, 1990s, trivia
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1992 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. "Monstres, Mythes, Et Dinosaures" (Monsters, Myths, and Dinosaurs) was released in France in 1992. Original Description: Ce programme interactif d'environ 40...
Topics: 1990s, France, 2-XL, trivia
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1992 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. "Viaggio Nella Storia" (Journey Through History) was released in Italy in 1992.
Topics: 1990s, Italy, 2-XL, trivia
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1992 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This tape was more of a choose-your-own-adventure story, in that the player decides certain details of an upcoming fairy tale, and then gets to hear the story. Some...
Topics: Tiger, 2-XL, trivia, 1990s, fairy tales, CYOA
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. "Le Cose Piu Strane ed Incredibili" ( The Strange and Incredible Things) was released in Italy in 1992. Original Description: Vuoi sapere qualcosa sui record...
Topics: 1990s, Italy, 2-XL, trivia
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1992 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. "Voyage Intersideral" (Interstellar Travel) was released in France in 1992. Original Description: Ce programme interactif d'environ 45 minutes s'adresse tout...
Topics: 1990s, France, 2-XL, trivia
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1992 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. The tape "Agenti Segreti e Detective" (or Secret Agents and Detectives) was released for the Tiger 2-XL robot in Italy in 1992. It does not appear to have an...
Topics: 1990s, Tiger, Gig, trivia
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1992 Tiger, Inc.
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This was an early magazine advertisement for the Tiger 2-XL robot.
Topics: Tiger, 1990s, robot, 2-XL
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1992 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories.
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Topics: 1990s, France, 2-XL, trivia
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1992 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories.
Topics: 1990s, 2-XL, trivia, France
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1992 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This one is full of general trivia. Additionally, three children come to visit 2-XL: Paul, Zachary, and Rebecca. Other characters, such as Esmerelda the Witch and Sammy...
Topics: 1990s, Tiger, 2-XL, trivia
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1992 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This tape has plenty of facts related to food. However, it does have a clear focus on healthy diet and exercise. It brings up historical events, such as the Potato...
Topics: Tiger, 2-XL, 1990s, trivia
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1992 Tiger, Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. This tape was all about world records. Most of them were truthful for the time. However, 2-XL inserts himself by claiming to hold the world record for singing Happy...
Topics: Tiger, 2-XL, 1990s, trivia
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
1992 Tiger Inc.
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After the success of the original Mego 2-XL in the early 80s, the toy company Tiger decided to bring it back in early 90s. The Tiger 2-XL used compact cassettes split into four mono programs, rather than the 8-track tapes of the original. It mostly consisted of educational games and "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. Once again, 2-XL leaves the narration to an unknown narrator. This one follows the classic story of the original "Jurassic Park". We get the computer system...
Topics: Dinosaurs, Tiger, 2-XL, edutainment, CYOA