The TV Guide Quizmaster plug & play console #Gaming #VintageComputing #VingageGaming @frankcifaldi
Frank Cifaldi tweets about doing a super deep dive into uber-obscure video game research leading to the TV Guide Quizmaster plug & play console.
In the early 2000s, a new toy category gained popularity in the United States: the “plug & play” video game console. You probably remember seeing a lot of these! The Jakks Pacific stuff was probably the most prolific.
These are really cheap, self-contained video game systems, typically battery-powered. All you had to do was put in batteries, plug the cables into your TV and, boom, you’re playing Ms. Pac-Man. This is the current model of something that has been sold since about 2003!
So in researching further, Frank’s search came up with a strange offering: “Yours for just $24.95, it’s the TV Guide Quiz Master Plug N Play!” A complete mystery product which, of course, is the only broken image on the Wayback scrape.
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