Complete Hand Scanner from Complete PC, "a low-cost way of getting images into the computer system." Price: $249.
Toshiba T1000, "one of the newest portables ... very inexpensive ... the smallest, lightest thing around; about 6 pounds." Price: $800.
Diconix battery-operated printer; "very clever." Price: "$300 or $400."
Folding Velcro wallet that can hold up to nine 3.5-inch diskettes. Price: $20.
"Julie," a talking doll from World of Wonder: "Julie is supposed to be the world's most sophisticated doll. It's got 64K memory." Price: $100.
Mr. Game Show, from Galoob, a character "that has a 700-word vocabulary and four different games. .. He comes back with all kinds of insults or compliments, depending on whether you do well or don't." TV commercial here. Price: $100
VideoWorks II, from MacroMind, animation/presentation software for the Mac. Price: $200.
Ask God, a program that would supposedly answer questions about the Bible. Price: $50.
Fortune Cookies, an application: "Put it in your computer and every time you turn your computer on you get a fortune." Price: $6.95.
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