Pixter

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Pixter was a line of portable handheld game systems aimed at children, created by Mattel and Fisher-Price in 2000, that could play a variety of games in the format of cartridges. The Pixter went through a wide variety of iterations in its lifetime, however, the Pixter line was completely discontinued by around 2007.

The Pixter line has become something of an obscurity, with little information left on the internet about the history of it, sales records, original pricing, release dates, etc.

The Pixter remains, as of 2017, the second to last console Mattel has ever released, after the HyperScan. However, it is Fisher Price's first and only handheld game system.

Gameplay[edit]

The original Pixter had a black and white LCD display. Its touch-sensitive LCD screen was activated by a drawing stylus. It used 4 AA batteries.

Models[edit]

Pixter[edit]

(2000-2002)[1] The original Pixter came in several colors. Otherwise, they are the same unit.

Pixter Plus[edit]

(2002) Similar to the original Pixter, except with a "Plus" subcategory of additional activities in the Pixter's main menu. It also has a flexible screen light.[5]

Pixter 2.0[edit]

(2003) Played the same cartridges as the original, but included digital drawing and quick-paint tools, as well as a wireless link. The wireless link could be used to send messages and pictures between other Pixter 2.0’s. It used 4 AA batteries.[6]


Pixter Color[edit]

(2003-2005) Eventually, Fisher Price made the Pixter Color. Pixter Color is extremely similar to the original Pixter, but as the version title says, it is in color. It used newer cartridges that could not be used with the original Pixter. However, with the use of an adapter, the Pixter Color could play original Pixter titles. It used 4 AA batteries.[7]

Pocket Pixter[edit]

(2004-2006) The Pocket Pixters were key-chain sized dedicated consoles that included a drawing program centered around a theme and a built-in game. They used three Button Cell (LR44) batteries.[8]

editions[edit]

Pixter Multi-media system[edit]

(2005) The Pixter Multi-Media System reportedly had 100 creative tools, games, & activities-built in, including a touch screen with stylist and had streaming video capabilities. There were also exclusive cartridges available for the system. It used 4 AA batteries.[14]

Games/Media released[edit]

Pixter, 2.0, Plus[edit]

  • Action Art
  • Arcade
  • Art Safari
  • Art Safari 2
  • Barbie: Fashion Show
  • Cool Wheels
  • Crazy Word Factory
  • Dino Draw
  • Dinosaurs Adventure
  • Disney Fun
  • Enchanted Princess
  • Learning Fun
  • Monster Shop
  • Music Studio
  • Music Video
  • On the Go Games
  • Rescue Heroes: Mission Masters
  • Rocket Power
  • SpongeBob
  • Sports
  • Story Composer
  • Toy Designer

Color[edit]

  • Alphabet Forest
  • Arcade
  • Arthur's Birthday
  • Barbie Fashion Show
  • Barbie Writing
  • Cars
  • Clifford
  • Creative Genius
  • Cyberchase
  • Dino Draw
  • Global Passport
  • Hot Wheels
  • Just Grandma and Me
  • Math Mansion
  • Pet Shop
  • Puzzles and Games
  • Rescue Heroes
  • Scooby-Doo![15]
  • SpongeBob
  • Starter Learner Game
  • Symphony Painter
  • Teen Titans
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
  • The Angry Beavers
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Word Island
  • ¡Mucha Lucha![16]

Multimedia system[edit]

  • Dora with Video
  • Monster Jam with Video
  • SpongeBob with Video
  • Walking Dinosaurs with Video
  • Winter X Games with Video
  • Winx Club with Video

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Green Pixter™". service.mattel.com. Mattel, Inc. Retrieved 7 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Purple Pixter™". service.mattel.com. Mattel, Inc. Retrieved 7 January 2018. 
  3. ^ "Green Pixter™". service.mattel.com. Mattel, Inc. Retrieved 7 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "Pixter". Mattel, Inc. Retrieved 7 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Pixter Plus 73678". electronictoy.pro. electronictoy.pro. December 2017. Retrieved 7 January 2018.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  6. ^ "Pixter 2.0". service.mattel.com. Mattel, Inc. Retrieved 7 January 2018. 
  7. ^ "Pixter® Color". service.mattel.com. Mattel, Inc. Retrieved 7 January 2018. 
  8. ^ "POCKET Pixter® Fashion". service.mattel.com. Mattel, Inc. Retrieved 7 January 2018. 
  9. ^ "POCKET Pixter® Pets". service.mattel.com. Mattel, Inc. Retrieved 7 January 2018. 
  10. ^ "POCKET Pixter® Fashion". service.mattel.com. Mattel, Inc. Retrieved 7 January 2018. 
  11. ^ "POCKET Pixter® Sports". service.mattel.com. Mattel, Inc. Retrieved 7 January 2018. 
  12. ^ "POCKET Pixter® Dino". service.mattel.com. Mattel, Inc. Retrieved 7 January 2018. 
  13. ^ "POCKET Pixter® Hearts". service.mattel.com. Mattel, Inc. Retrieved 7 January 2018. 
  14. ^ "Multi-Media Pixter (Silver)". service.mattel.com. Mattel, Inc. Retrieved 7 January 2018. 
  15. ^ "Color Pixter Scooby-Doo Software". m.service.mattel.com. Mattel, Inc. Retrieved 7 January 2018. 
  16. ^ "Color Pixter® Software Mucha Lucha". m.service.mattel.com. Mattel, Inc. Retrieved 7 January 2018. 

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