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Bandai Playdia

Bandai Playdia
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  • Date of Manufacture: 23rd September 1994
  • Quantity Available: 1
  • Working Condition: Working
  • Physical Condition: Average
  • Original Box: Yes
  • Keywords: Japanese, Japan

The Playdia was developed under the name BA-X and was never released outside of Japan. It was intended for a young audience and its small library of 37 titles contained many edutainment titles, such as animated quiz software, as well as a few games from the Digimon and Ultraman series.

The marketing did not put the machine in the games market, but more of a multimedia system, and has an unusual feature in that it has one infrared controller, which when not in use has a caddy on the top front of the console.

Software was almost exclusively by Bandai, apart from VAP, who published a single title Le Naki Ko.

The Japanese edutainment market was lost to the Playdia by the Sega Pico, which had strong sales in Japan in 1995, this led Bandai to try and reposition the console to an older audience, and software featuring the stars of the Japanese equivalent of pop idols were produced.

Bandai discontinued the Playdia before development started on the joint Apple Bandai project the Pippin, in 1996, unsold consoles were repurposed by Banpresto, a subsidiary of Bandai, into coin-operated machines called Micha King that played anime clips in Japanese arcades and stores.

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Hire Charges

We currently do not have our charges listed online, but we are happy to quote you by phone. Please call us on 01440 709794 and we'll be happy to help.

Minimum Order Charge

We do have a minimum order charge of £50 (excluding delivery) for all hires. This is to cover the time involved in organising and dispatching a single small item. Sorry :-(


New clients are required to pay in advance by BACS or credit card. Repeat customers can open a credit account with us on 30 days terms.

Multiple Items & Job Lots

If you're looking to fit out an entire set and need many items, we are happy to quote a discounted rate based on the quantity of items.

Dry Hire

The term dry hire means to hire an item without having a technician supplied to support it. Most of our small items are available to dry hire, but some of the more complicated equipment that require specialist knowledge are not. In these cases we will deliver the item(s) personally and set them up for you. Please call us for a quotation based on the hire period and location.

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