|Type||Former subsidiary of Hasbro|
|Founded||March 26, 1980|
|Headquarters||Sunnyvale, California, USA|
|Products||Electronic toys, video games|
Axlon was a former subsidiary of Hasbro.
It received funding through Bushnell's technology company incubator, Catalyst Technologies.
In 1985, Axlon contracted Ron Milner to design a toy bear. The AG Bear, short for Almost Grown Bear, was manufactured by Axlon beginning in 1985. The AG Bear was a teddy bear that responded to a child's voice
In 1985, Axlon and a team led by Tom Zito and including Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak, began work on a VHS-based video game console codenamed NEMO. The acronym reportedly stood for "Never Ever Mention Outside".
Hasbro agreed to invest $7 million in the project in exchange for the video game rights to the technology.
Two months before its planned release in 1989, the console was cancelled due to concerns that it would be too expensive compared to the other video game consoles on the market, particularly the Nintendo Entertainment System, and would not be able to compete.
Tom Zito acquired the rights to the games and co-founded Digital Pictures in 1991. Two games originally developed for the Control-Vision were later released for the Sega CD console, Night Trap and Sewer Shark.
Acquisition by Hasbro
In 1986, Hasbro acquired Axlon for $1 million USD.
Deal with Atari
Axlon ceased operations in 1990.
Video games by Axlon
|Title||System||Released||Added to Museum||Notes|
|MotoRodeo||Atari 2600||1990||December 4, 2019||Included in the Atari Vault "50 Game Add-On Pack" DLC owned by the WEC Museum.|
|Off the Wall||Atari 2600||1989||May 10, 2019||Included on the Atari Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.|
|Save Mary||Atari 2600||2005||May 10, 2019||Included on the Atari Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.|
|Secret Quest||Atari 2600||1989||May 10, 2019||Included on the Atari Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.|