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2-XL Robot plus 2 Extra cartridges - $30 (FREDERICK)


condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Mego
model name / number: 2-XL
size / dimensions: 10 x 7 x 12-1/2"

2-XL (2-XL Robot, 2XL Robot, 2-XL Toy) is an educational toy robot that was marketed from 1978–1981 by the Mego Corporation, and from 1992–1995 by Tiger Electronics. 2-XL was the first "smart-toy" in that it exhibited rudimentary intelligence, memory, gameplay, and responsiveness. 2-XL was infused with a "personality" that kept kids focused and challenged as they interacted with the verbal robot. Learning was enhanced via the use of jokes and funny sayings as verbal reinforcements for performance. 2-XL was heralded as an important step in the development of toys, particularly educational ones. 2-XL won many awards, and Playthings, a toy industry magazine, placed 2-XL on its 75th anniversary cover as one of the industry's top-ten toys of all time. The 2-XL name is a pun of the phrase "To Excel".

Read this wikipedia article about the significance of this toy:

This toy sat in a closet for many years. The box is damaged but the toy is intact and in excellent condition. It has 2 extra cartridges. See the photos.
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