Expanding the collection! My First 80's Electronic Game.

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Rob Daviau
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Epoch licensed many games to several different companies like Grandstand, Tandy (Radio Shack), and probably others.

Relevant links:

http://handheldempire.com/game.jsp?game=669&position=8
http://www.handheldmuseum.com/Epoch/AstroCommand.htm
http://www.miniarcade.com/tandy/astro.htm

I made the mistake of referring to this display as LED and while many units from this time did indeed use LED, this unit as well as the Coleco Arcade Tabletops in fact used VFD (Vacuum fluorescent display) which provided nice bright colors and image though of course it had it limits still very interesting display tech! Check this link for info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_fluorescent_display

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