Submitted by Russell Kay
|Pocket Rockers were a kid's endless-loop tape
player introduced by Fisher-Price in 1988 and carried in their catalogs for three years.
While not really an 8-track player, they were an attempt to create a youth market for
miniature tapes and players, much like the PlayTape senstation
15 years earlier. As far as I know, the tapes only held two songs each.
Additional info by Peter Boulay: "I actually still had all the original boxes up until a year ago then I tossed them all :( However, I did save some information that went with them. One is a list of the pocket rockers that were available with the 5 pack of cassettes and player. Another is the instruction and troubleshooting booklet that came with the player. The instruction booklet is made for kids of course so it is not too helpful. I put together a Pocket Rockers web site. www.geocities.com/pocketrockers I saw the Pocket Pockers at Toys R Us back in 1992. They were past their prime and they were all 75 percent off. I think I picked up the player and 9 tapes for under 20 dollars. I thought it was a pretty cool concept really. The sound wasn't all that bad and the player is extremely durable.
Pete Pete Boulay
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