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. It touch sensitive LCD screen 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]

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

Color[edit]

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

Multimedia system[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

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