Coleco

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Starting off as a leather goods company, they found themselves at the forefront in the toy industry, Making a series of dedicated games consoles with the Telstar series and the Colecovision, after the American video game crash they took on the license to mass produce the Cabbage Patch Kids Dolls, Which became a huge craze, after filing for bankruptcy in 1988, the license passed to Hasbro.

Other products produced by the company over the years were above ground swimming pools, the Coleco Adam Computer, the Coleco Gemini console that was an Atari 2600 clone launched in 1983, and various other electronic consumer goods.

The brand was revived in 1995, and various compilations of Colecovision games were released. The company became involved in the Coleco Chameleon console, which was funded through a kickstarter, unfortunately the hardware which used the console was found to be little more than a SNES Mini, and the case made from the Atari Jaguar moulds, Coleco severed all ties with the project when the circuit board inside the console was identified as a CCTV one. 

Timeline for Coleco :

Date Event
15 Jul 1983 Sega SG-1000 Console Launches
1 Sep 1983 News Article : IBM Peanut to hit Adam


Hardware Products

ColecoVision Expansion Module No 2 - Steering Wheel

ColecoVision Expansion Module No 2 - Steering Wheel
Unknown
The Expansion Module No. 2 is a steering wheel controller for the ColecoVision console, and includes a foot pedal accelerator....

Manufacturer : Coleco
Type : Peripheral

Coleco Telstar Arcade

Coleco Telstar Arcade
1977
This extraordinary looking console is an early video game console that three distinct control methods on each of it's three sides There are pong controls on one side, a gun and holster on another, then driving controls on the third side.

Manufacturer : Coleco
Type : Game Console

CBS ColecoVision Games Console

CBS ColecoVision Games Console
1982
The ColecoVision was distributed by CBS Electronics outside of the United States, and was branded the CBS ColecoVision.

Manufacturer : Colecovision
Type : Game Console

ColecoVision Expansion Module No 1 - Atari 2600 Adaptor

ColecoVision Expansion Module No 1 - Atari 2600 Adaptor
1982
Expansion Module No. 1 allows all cartridges compatible with the Atari 2600 VCS to be played on CBS ColecoVision console. The Expansion Module No. 1 is effectively a complete Atari system, relying on...

Manufacturer : Coleco
Type : Peripheral

ColecoVision ADAM

ColecoVision ADAM
1982
ADAM was the computer upgrade for the ColecoVision game console.

Manufacturer : Colecovision
Type : Peripheral

Adam Colecovision Family Computer System

Adam Colecovision Family Computer System
1983
The Coleco Adam is a home computer released in 1983 by American toy manufacturer Coleco.

Manufacturer : Adam Coleco
Type : Computer


Software Products

Gorf

Gorf
1981
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Manufacturer : Colecovision
Type : Software - Game

Mouse Trap

Mouse Trap
1981
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Manufacturer : Colecovision
Type : Software - Game

Turbo

Turbo
1981
...

Manufacturer : CBS
Type : Software - Game

Smurf

Smurf
1983
The player must brave a series of obstacles to rescue Smurfette from Gargamel's castle.

Manufacturer : Coleco Industries
Type : Software - Game

Looping

Looping
1983
...

Manufacturer : Colecovision
Type : Software - Game

Blackjack poker

Blackjack poker
1983
Ken Uston BlackJack/ Poker...

Manufacturer : CBS
Type : Software - Game

Pitstop

Pitstop
1983
Looking rather like the old VCS classic Enduro...

Manufacturer : Colecovision
Type : Software - Game

Space panic

Space panic
1983
The Coleco version of Lode Runner...

Manufacturer : Colecovision
Type : Software - Game

Avenger

Avenger
1983
...

Manufacturer : CBS
Type : Software - Game

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong
1983
...

Manufacturer : CBS
Type : Software - Game


 

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