TIL In 1987 Fisher Price released the PXL2000 toy, ultra low tech, video camera that recorded monochromatic, low quality, video on audio cassettes. A commercial flop at the time, its now highly prized by film makers and artists for the uniquely grainy, antique, mysterious look it creates on film.

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  1. Siskel and Ebert reviewed this on the 1987 or 1988 Holiday Video Gift Guide specials that they did. They each made a movie using it. Ultimately I think they thought it was overpriced for the quality, they said just save up and get an actual camcorder.

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