Today, Hongkongese company VTECH is one of the biggest electronic manufacturers and the biggest cordless phone manufacturer in the world with around 38.000 employees. Among us gamers, VTech is best known for their quite nice edutainment systems like the V.Smile or the Mobigo handheld. In the early 80ies, VTech released various more or less serious videogame system. While the Creativision is quite well known and part of CONSOLLECTION for a few years already, the VTECH VARIETY (1983) is an interesting handheld we just added. LCD games were immensely popular back in the days, and while we do not collect those single-game handhelds released in thousands of different versions, the VTech Variety fits into our focus: it has exchangeable games on tiny LCD-cartridges, which were being sold separately. This makes it one of the earliest handhelds with exchangeable cartridges in general. Examined in detail, the system is quite a gorgeous piece of plastic. While the games are not much more than the usual, simple LCD-games we all know, the hardware with its folding mechanism, its tiny pad and buttons and the way you insert the cartridge makes this a really a nice addition to our collection. Probably, the system itself is only a simple housing with basic circuitry while everything else is found on the LCD cartridges.