A long time ago, I bought the XYRON design runner and some cartridges. It came with a keyboard so you could type whatever or use the cartridges and print right on your page. I used it a few times, but big waste of money.
Oh yes!!! Do you remember the battery run glue gun? It never stayed hot and it chewed up batteries like nobody’s business. I used rechargeables, but the ones in the gun would die before the spares were ready.
I don’t remember the price, but I do know that I could have bought several cheap-ass Darice guns for the money.