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|Type||Handheld game console|
|Input||On-Off/Select/Shoot buttons, 8-directional D-pad, contrast dial|
|Power||2 x LR44 button cell batteries|
|Predecessor||VTech 3D Gamate|
The Variety is a handheld game console that was developed and manufactured by VTech and released in 1983.
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