The Vectrex was a video game console released in 1982 in order to bring classic arcade games to the home with its vector-based screen. It was one of the most well-received game consoles of its time, with critics praising its library of games (54 total), the design of the controllers, and its durability. Because of this, Milton Bradley bought out General Consumer Electronics.

However, its 1982 release sealed its fate as a commercial failure. The North American Video Game Crash of 1983 ensured it would only see sales for only one year and cost Milton Bradley tens of millions of dollars. Milton Bradley then merged with Hasbro and the Vectrex was discontinued a few months later, making the Vectrex a pretty rare console.