Sanyo Sound and Game AM/FM Radio
(Sanyo - 1983)
Sanyo saw an opportunity with emerging market for hand held video games and thought it would be a natural fit with their portable electronics they were already producing. After all, Nintendo was having great results with their Game and Watch line. Sanyo released a portable AM/FM radio with a built in LCD Basketball game (other sources online mistakenly refer to the game as soccer) and digital clock in hopes of riding the wave of electronic gaming.
The unit was ill-received with its extremely limited gameplay and the lack-luster consumer response caused them to discontinue the unit immediately. Very few made it to stores resulting in this unit being virtually impossible to find. There have only been three units reported in the wild by collectors and I was fortunate enough to luck into finding one.
While this hybrid video game seems to have failed, you need to put it into context and realize that it was a visionary project. It was ahead of it's time and technology wasn't up to the task at the time... This was a combo of music and gaming a quarter century before the first iPod.
- Erik Schubach
My Sanyo Sound and Game Collection
These are the Sanyo Sound and Game items that I currently have in my personal vintage technology collection. I am always open to sell or trade any of my duplicates. I am also looking for other Mattel Burger Time items for my collection... see my wish list below.
Sanyo Sound and Game Handheld Game (x1)
Sanyo Sound and Game Items Wanted
I will buy your Sanyo Sound and Game items. I will pay cash or trade you for the items listed below or anything you do not see in my personal collection listed above. CONTACT ME
Boxed or loose Sanyo Sound and Game Handheld Game
Sanyo Sound and Game Handheld Game Instruction Manual
Sanyo Sound and Game Items For Sale or Trade
These are the Sanyo Sound and Game items that I currently have for sale or trade from my personal vintage technology collection. CONTACT ME