|Type||Dormitus Brands holding company|
|Founded||The Connecticut Leather Company|
Coleco Industries, Inc.
1961 (bankrupted and closed in 1988)
|Headquarters||West Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.|
|Key people||Maurice Greenberg, founder|
|Industry||toys, video games|
|Products||toys, video games|
Coleco is a holding company owned by Dormitus Brands.
The Connecticut Leather Company was founded by Maurice Greenberg in 1932.
In 1961, they changed their name to Coleco Industries, Inc. They went bankrupt, their intellectual properties were sold off, and they closed in 1988.
In 2005, River West Brands, later known as Dormitus Brands, bought the rights to the Coleco brand. They established Coleco Holdings, a holding company for the Coleco brand, in 2014.
Video game systems by Coleco
|Name||Released||Added to museum||Notes|
|Not yet||Most are based on the General Instrument AY-3-8500 series "Pong on a chip".|
Telstar Combat is based on the General Instrument AY-3-8700 Tank chip.
Telstar Arcade uses cartridges, but the games are still built-in. The cartridges simply allow the built-in games to play.
|Tele-sports Mini||1977||Not yet||The Radofin Tele-sports Mini was released in the United States by Coleco in 1977.|
|Electronic Quarterback||1978||Not yet||Also released by Sears as Electronic Touchdown.|
|Coleco Gemini||1983||2600: January: 1,: 2020||An Atari 2600 clone that was also released as an expansion for the ColecoVision (Expansion Module #1).|
After a lawsuit, Atari and Coleco settled out of court and Coleco became a licensee of Atari's patents.
|Coleco ADAM||1983||Not yet||A home computer that was also released as an expansion for the ColecoVision (Expansion Module #3)|
|Coleco Sonic||2006||Not yet||A handheld game console that contained 20 built in Sega Master System and Game Gear games.|