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Tiger Electronics is an American toy manufacturer, best known for their handheld LCD games, the Furby, and Giga Pets. A teddy bear A toy is an object used in play. ... LCD redirects here. ... A Furby is an electronic toy made by Tiger Electronics which went through a brief period of being a must-have toy following its launch in the holiday season of 1998. ... A digital pet, also known as a virtual pet, is a type of artificial human companion. ...


Randy Rissman and Roger Shiffman founded the company in 1978. It started with low-tech items like phonographs, but then began developing handheld electronic games and teaching toys. They achieved success with many simple handheld electronics games like "Electronic Bowling" and other titles based on licenses, such as "Robocop", "Terminator" or "Spider-Man". An early 90's hit was the variable speed portable cassette/microphone combo Talkboy (seen in the 1992 movie Home Alone 2), followed by the Brain Warp. It also licensed the "Lazer Tag" brand from its inventors, Shoot the Moon Productions which was born from the remnants of the Worlds of Wonder company. Tiger also produced a version of Lights Out around 1995. Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Handheld electronic games are very small, portable devices for playing interactive games, often miniaturized versions of video games. ... RoboCop is a 1987 action movie and satire of business-driven capitalism, directed by Paul Verhoeven. ... Look up terminator in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... The Talkboy was a variable speed portable cassette/microphone handheld combo manufactured by Tiger Electronics (now owned by Hasbro) in the early 1990s. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... DVD cover Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) is the sequel to the film Home Alone. ... Lazer Tag is a brand name for the infrared pursuit game generically known as laser tag, lasertag, or lazertag. The brand name was created by the toy company Worlds Of Wonder in 1986, appearing at approximately the same time as the home version of the Photon brand. ... Worlds of Wonder or WoW was a 1980s American toy company, founded by former Atari employees, including Don Kingsborough. ... Lights Out is an electronic puzzle game, originally created by Hasbro. ...


They have made two cartridge based systems. The first and less technically sophisticated was known as the R-Zone. It employed red LCD cartridges, which were projected via backlight onto a reflective screen that covered one of the player's eyes. All R-Zone games were adapted from existing Tiger handheld LCDs. The second was the game.com handheld system, which was meant to compete with Nintendo's Game Boy and boasted such novel features as a touchscreen and limited Internet connectivity. However, it was ultimately a failure, with only 20 games produced. The R-Zone is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Tiger Electronics, released in 1995. ... The Game. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... The Game Boy ) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo[1], released in 1989 at US$109 ISBN 0-9643848-5-X. The Game Boy was the first successful handheld console, and was the predecessor of all other iterations of the Game Boy line. ...

Tiger Bowling machine from 1987

Tiger Electronics has been part of the Hasbro toy company since 1998. Hasbro, previously shy of high-tech toys, was very interested in the development of the cuddly "Furby". With Hasbro's support, Tiger was able to rush through the development process and get the Furby on the shelves for the 1998 holiday season, during which it was a runaway hit -- the "it" toy of the 1998 and 1999 seasons. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 751 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (853 × 681 pixel, file size: 149 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 751 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (853 × 681 pixel, file size: 149 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... A Furby is an electronic toy made by Tiger Electronics which went through a brief period of being a must-have toy following its launch in the holiday season of 1998. ...


Tiger also created the Giga Pets line of handheld electronic "pets" to compete with the popular Japanese Tamagotchi. Giga Pets are a series of virtual pets. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The company has since become one of the most prominent producers of electronic toys, chosen to produce toys based on a wide variety of licenses, including Star Trek, Star Wars, Barney, Arthur, Winnie the Pooh, Franklin the Turtle, Neopets, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and many more. The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ... Star Wars is an epic science fantasy saga and fictional universe created by George Lucas during the late 1970s. ... Barney & Friends is a popular childrens television show produced in the United States, mainly aimed at preschoolers. ... Arthur is an American and Canadian educational children’s television series which airs primarily on PBS in the United States; CBC Television, Radio-Canada, Knowledge Network and TVO in Canada; and BBC One in the UK, although it has been syndicated to numerous other stations throughout the world. ... Winnie-the-Pooh, commonly shortened to Pooh and once referred to as Edward Bear, is a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. ... Franklin the Turtle is a series of popular childrens books written by Paulette Bourgeois and illustrated by Brenda Clark. ... Neopets is an online virtual pet site where users can create and take care of up to four virtual pets, buying them food, toys and other accessories using a virtual currency called Neopoints (NP). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jeopardy! is an international television quiz game show, originally devised by Merv Griffin. ... Only Fools and Horses episode, see Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Only Fools and Horses). ...


In 2000, Tiger was licensed to provide a variety of electronics with the Yahoo! brand name, including digital cameras, webcams, and a "Hits Downloader" that made music from the Internet (mp3s, etc.) accessible through Tiger's assorted "Hit Clips" players. Tiger also produces the VideoNow personal video player, the VCamNow digital camcorder, and the ChatNow line of kid-oriented two-way radios. 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yahoo! Inc. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A Creative webcam A web camera (or webcam, real camera) is a real-time camera (usually, though not always, a video camera) whose images can be accessed using the World Wide Web, instant messaging, or a PC video calling application. ... MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, more commonly referred to as MP3, is an audio encoding format. ... The VideoNow is a personal video player distributed by Hasbro through its Tiger Electronics subsidiary. ... The Hasbro/Tiger Electronics VCamNow is a digital tapeless camcorder targeted to children. ... Sony DV Handycam A camcorder is a portable electronic device for recording video images and audio onto an internal storage device. ... ChatNow is a mobile phone-like walkie-talkie developed by Hasbros Tiger Electronics division for the preteen market. ... A two-way radio is simply a radio that can both transmit and receive (a transceiver). ...


The continuing development of Furby-type technology has led to the release of the "FurReal" line of toys in 2003.


See also

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External links

  • Hasbro's Tiger Electronics site
  • Wired article
  • Tiger Handhelds at the Electronic Handheld Game Museum

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Tiger Electronics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (304 words)
Tiger Electronics has been part of the Hasbro toy company since 1998.
With Hasbro's support, Tiger was able to rush through the development process and get the Furby on the shelves for the 1998 holiday season, during which it was a runaway hit -- the "it" toy of the 1998 and 1999 seasons.
Tiger also created the Giga Pets line of handheld electronic "pets" to compete with the popular Japanese Tamagotchis.
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