What was this thing? I remember coloring Spider Man..
December 27, 2008 3:09 AM   Subscribe

Help me remember what this thing was I got as a Christmas gift as a child. It was a sort of video coloring book console.

I don't remember much unfortunately. It used cartridges that had the images you would paint, and the controller was a fairly standard joystick but had a color selector. I remember REALLY REALLY wanting one. Getting it, and then getting very bored by December 26th.
posted by mediocre to Technology (6 answers total)
You're not thinking of the Video Painter, are you? It actually had a tablet, instead of a joystick...
posted by disillusioned at 4:22 AM on December 27, 2008

Best answer: No, but somee Googling the name VideoPainter brought me to what it was: the LJN VideoArt
posted by mediocre at 5:11 AM on December 27, 2008

I had one of those. It was infuriating trying to draw anything with the joystick.
posted by knowles at 6:24 AM on December 27, 2008

I had one too. It barely worked.
posted by k8t at 11:50 AM on December 27, 2008

Crazy! I had the Video Painter and but I could never remember what it was called - I was going ask!
posted by miscbuff at 7:09 PM on December 27, 2008

Response by poster: Here's a better image of the box with a good view of the "You're supposed to draw with this?" joystick. If I remember correctly, I had my mom take it back the next day to trade it in for some board games. I wanted it sooooo bad, but it really was a hunk of garbage.

In retrospect, a bratty move.
posted by mediocre at 2:19 AM on December 28, 2008

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