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Pretty Sure its a Fake v3...


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~Monchi~

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 01:17 PM ( #1 )

Well, a few months back... August, maybe? I found a Tamagotchi v3 in a "FREE" box at a garage sale. I wasn't thinking, and it was in pretty good condition except for the screen which had some sticky thingies on it.
Anyway, so I got home. It was a pink v3. I studied it at my desk, and it had an unusually long antenna. It also did not say Tamagotchi Connection. It had a Mametchi and another character. So I tried to open in. The back screw was very mangled and crushed, so I had to pry it open, resulting in it breaking.
The batteries were in the Tamagotchi, but there was 2, and they looked like LR44s. I took the first one out, then the second.
The circuits were brown! I unscrewed the back-back and pryed off the circuit board (that cracked too). The back of the board was the usual green.
Is this a fake? Because after that I wasn't sure if I had just destroyed some rare v3! D:

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:51 PM ( #2 )

I would say it is most likely fake if it looked very different from regular versions and I don't ever remember Tamagotchi's taking LR44 batteries, only those watch ones.

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 03:20 AM ( #3 )

I would say it is most likely fake if it looked very different from regular versions and I don't ever remember Tamagotchi's taking LR44 batteries, only those watch ones.

Most of the Ancestor models take LR44 batteries ( Angelgotchi, Santagotchi / Santaclautchi, Mothra, Morino, ect. ).

The newer models ( with the exception of the TMGC + C and the iD ) take 3V-CR2032 batteries.

If you think it may have been a "rare" Tamagotchi, could you maybe give us a picture? Visuals always help. :)

It doesn't sound wholly authentic judging by your description... and to my knowledge there is no rare V3, let alone a rare pink design for it.

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 10:03 PM ( #4 )

It was probably an original, you know, the ones from 1997

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 10:15 PM ( #5 )

I used to have two rare ones

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 01:09 AM ( #6 )

It was probably an original, you know, the ones from 1997

From Monchi's description it did sound like an ancestor / original / vintage. The ancestors don't have antennas though.
The first Tamagotchi to have an antenna was the Japanese KeiTai, released in winter of 2004. The first English language Tamagotchi with an antenna was the V3, release on February 18, 2006. :)

The KeiTai:
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The V3:
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The Japanese P1 ( an ancestor) :
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The English P1:
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:11 PM ( #7 )

I got a fake from a garage sale, too, and I immediately knew it was fake and a complete fail, because it had "A" "B" and "C" written underneath the buttons. It also took 2 LR44s.

Edited by kuchipatchi love, 09 December 2010 - 07:11 PM.