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Check this out, pretty cool find! WAY too much money if you ask me though. It was $6,000 last week, now it's down to $1,000. Maybe if get it for $200, but it's pretty rare.

Let me know what you guys think about it!


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Amazing stuff! Where to get more information? And can RetroMacCast talked about it?

Found a nice article with screenshots: https://juiced.gs/2012/01/tiger-learning-computer-gallery/

Great find, thanks!

I was 13 or 14 when this would have been released, it would have been a great into to the Apple II for me. Whey a shame it never made it to market. I bet Jobs wouldn't have liked it much!

Might be related to Jobs. A lot of interesting stuffs are killed by Jobs a year later to concentrate on a few core products.

I had no idea this was a thing. Now it's just another super obscure Apple item to scour the thrift stores for. :)
How rare is this? Approximately how many out there?

"About 16,000 units were shipped (though it is unclear how many of these actually sold)."
Here's where I found that and may other great facts.
http://apple2history.org/history/ah12/#10

Here's a photo that has a poster in it showing some facts
http://www.vintage-computer.com/images/vcf7/tigerlearning2.jpg

I also found this http://technologizer.com/2011/04/17/15-amazing-computing-rarities-o...

Tiger Learning Computer (1997)

“What happened in the ’90s stays in the ’90s.” That could be the motto of the ex-Apple employees responsible for one of Apple’s most embarrassing licensing deals. Tiger Electronics’s kids’ computer was based on hardware from the Apple II line of the 1970s and 80s. It came with cartridges that included a dusty copy of AppleWorks 4.3, some vintage educational titles, and a cartridge for storing BASIC programs.

The Tiger Learning Computer is absurdly cool from a collector’s standpoint. But strapping 1970s technology to a 1997 children’s PC makes no sense. That’s probably why the unit never made it out of test marketing — and why it’s so very, very rare.

Thanks! 16,000 does not sound too rare to me, Hope to get one in the future.

Yeah, I was thinking that too. I guess most of them were distorted or thrown away when they couldn't be sold? It's a shame, but corporations can be very wasteful.

Probably not that rare. I already know someone in China who has 2 units of this.

I have one.  The keyboard is absolutely dismal to type on.  And I have yet to figure out how to get any serial data into or out of it.

Can you show us the machine?

Can I type Applesoft BASIC program in it? And there is no way to get the program out?

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