An Interesting Find: Runaway Gakken Handheld

While out thrift shopping this past weekend, I spotted this sweet little gem in a mixed pile of items!  I’m not a handheld collector, so I can’t say I knew anything about Gakken handhelds.  But something about it simply told me it was old and interesting.  I picked it up on a hunch, and it turns out that my hunch was right!  These little games are fairly rare.  The cheapest ones on eBay are about $40.  Bummer mine is missing the battery cover.  Otherwise, it’s in pretty good shape for its age.

Here‘s a bit more info on them.  Since I don’t collect these, I’m happy to pass mine along through eBay for cheap.  Starting bid is 99 cents, so have at it!