The Telstar is a series of video game consoles produced by Coleco. The original Telstar was released in June released in 1976 and the first system to use GI's AY-3-8500 chip and was a real success: over a million units were sold. There were several variations of the device released into 1978.
There were even two variants: one sold by Coleco in Canada as "Telstar Deluxe", and another (same) sold by Montgomery-Ward under the name of "Telstar Video World Of Sports". All were similar and based on the same GI chip except a few models like Telstar Galaxy, Telstar Combat, Telstar Gemini (which used a MOSTEK chip).
Variations included the:
Telstar (was the very first game to use the AY-3-8500 chip), Alpha (AY-3-8500 chip), Arcade (Each cartridge includes a customized MOS Technology MPS-7600 chip), Colormatic (uses AY-3-8500 game chip and the TI SN76499N chip for color), Colortron (uses AY-3-8510 chip), Combat (AY-3-8700 Tank chip), Deluxe, Marksman (uses AY-3-8512 chip), Galaxy (uses AY-3-8600 game chip and AY-3-8615 color encoder), Gemini (uses a MOS Technology MPS 7600-004 chip), Ranger and Regent
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