Not sure how many German 2-XLs were manufactured, but they are certainly hard to come by in the United States. By “German,” of course, I mean the button label; beyond that, he’s an 8-track player. I know of at least two German-language tapes — Rätsel, Cogs und spiele (“Games and Puzzles”) and Weltrekorde (“World Records”) — but I suspect many more were made.
Until recently, I had not heard one of the German tapes, but now a clip of Weltrekorde appears on YouTube. Not sure I like the voice, but then I was raised on the 2-XL with the Brooklyn accent!
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