To return to the 2-XL Robots & Programs Index, push the Question button.
You have selected A:
As an interesting side note, when it was learned that a program had been released with an incorrect answer, it would be changed to the correct answer for later production runs. This means there are definitely "variants" of some of these programs out there. Unfortunately, I have no idea how many times this happened or to which titles!
Some (but not all) of these programs came with activity booklets that worked with the programs, or cards to relabel the buttons with. By popular request, I will be adding complete scans of the little booklets, button relabeling cards and other accessories as this site develops. If you have a specific booklet you would like me to do next, feel free to e-mail me and I will try to do that one next!
Click on any highlighted title to view an image of the tape, more information about that program, and printable booklets or cards (as available).
The most notable change to the Mego 2-XL Type 2 was his eyes. They now had black plastic covers over them, as opposed to the Type 1's exposed lightbulbs (which also meant you could no longer stick Tri-Lex chips into his eyes, darn it). The lightbulbs behind the eyes were still red, but they now flashed in time with his speach. The louder you had the volume up on 2-XL, the brighter they would flash, and if you had the volume down to zero then they would go out completely. In addition, his forehead light was now a solid, unchanging light, as opposed to the blinking light of the Type 1.
The shape of the speaker in the back also changed from a hexogonal pattern (Type 1, left) to a round pattern (Type 2, right), with wider spaces between the bars of the speaker. Note also that the Type 2 added an indented box around the manufacturing & patent information in the lower right hand corner.
Another minor change (not yet pictured) was the angle of the tail on the "Q" in the Question button. (As a side note: I recently discovered a Mego Type 1 with the Type 2's "Q," so this must have been an earlier, more gradual change.)
For some more radical differences, be sure to push button C and check out the mythical Type 0.