Posted 11 August 2010 - 01:54 PM
Posted 11 August 2010 - 01:56 PM
Posted 14 August 2010 - 07:23 PM
I always liked the off brand ones when they were just hitting shelves in 97. They were always about a 3rd of the price as Tamas too, being about $10-15.
I liked ones like Pocket Chicken and Chicknoch, they had a certain charm.
Posted 16 August 2010 - 03:18 PM
Edited by bannasplit22, 16 August 2010 - 03:19 PM.
Posted 17 August 2010 - 11:10 PM
The variety of EPGs (electronic pet games), however, can be pretty neat. Some of them are interesting.
Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:26 AM
Posted 18 August 2010 - 06:39 AM
I have fakes what has poor graphics, but better sounds than tamagotchis.
Posted 18 August 2010 - 11:38 AM
In Grade 2 or something a rumor went around that in the nearby Dollar Store there were V3s for 2 dollars. Being me, I got so excited, so I got my dad to bring me there. They were DINKIE DINOS. This is what the ones I got look like. They beep constantly, they would never go to sleep, so they'd wake you up every night. I really didn't like them.
...I got three, while everyone else had funky V3's. Luckily I got a V3 that Christmas.
EDIT: Added picture.
Edited by mew0099, 18 August 2010 - 02:38 PM.
Posted 18 August 2010 - 11:41 AM
No, a "fake" is exactly that. An inferior unlicensed product claiming to be the real thing.
I don't think they're intending to scam. They just want money, and they don't actually claim to be a Tamagotchi all the time. It should be illegal to use Tamagotchi in its name anyway, copyright infringement, especially using their characters. I think JiDan has does that though, Bandai has the right to sue them :/
If the toy is intended to resemble a Tamagotchi shape/design, the packaging has Tamagotchi (or Tamagotchi-like) characters, and it is calling itself "Tamagotchi" or any other badly spelled variation... Then it is a bootleg, a fake.
They want to make money from unsuspecting buyers who believe their product to be genuine, but it isn't, it's a cheap forgery. It is a scam, and they intend it. It is illegal.
If it is not claiming (either by name, packaging or design) to be an existing licensed product, then it is just another EPG (electronic pet game). And those are completely fine, and sometimes are even pretty fun toys.
Posted 28 August 2010 - 12:47 AM
That drives me bonkers. (*｀へ´*)
Posted 30 August 2010 - 03:47 AM
Posted 04 September 2010 - 04:48 PM