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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:16 PM ( #1 )

Hi everyone!

 

In the 90s in France, Tamagochis could be REALLY tough to get because the demand was so high. I remember that there was another brand that was launched, much easier to get. It had a similar design, and a japanese name. But I can't remember anything else. 

 

Does it ring any bell? If I get the name, I would really like buying one on Ebay.

 

Thanks for your help!



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:51 PM ( #2 )

Can you describe in a bit more detail? Like what color, designs, keyring... Etc

tamagotchi...
Nano pet
Giga pet
Yuki Penguin
gyaoppi
Dinkie Pet

For starters...

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:52 PM ( #3 )

So it really looked like a normal P1:P2 Tama (i.e. shape of an egg). It had a japanese name. That's pretty much all I remember :-(



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:54 PM ( #4 )

Did it come with a plush? I can only think of the shape of the MGA pets. I know a penguin and a cat... But I don't think thats it.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:57 PM ( #5 )

No, it was sold exactly like a Tamagotchi, with characters that were not real animals! But thanks a lot for the help, I really appreciate it.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:02 PM ( #6 )

Let me think about it... I am stumped at this moment. Humm. They had many "chicken" pets...

Recall the number of buttons? 3 or 4 were common for tama look alikes.

This site is German but... I am looking at the one with the shape kinda spiky. Its a Bit Bat.

http://www.gotchiwor...akes-allgemein/

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:10 PM ( #7 )

Tamagochan?

 


 



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:17 PM ( #8 )

Nope, not Tamagotchan. But it definitely gets closer.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:24 PM ( #9 )

Nakamichi? I dunno how to spell it, but they came in cat and dog and i think one other... dino? Very hard to find. It's on this page: http://www.tamenagerie.com/other3.html



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:26 PM ( #10 )

It might have just been a Japanese Tamagotchi.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:28 PM ( #11 )

Thanks for the help, but it was not a Japanese Tamagotchi. It was really a competitor, with the same type of characters and a Japanese name. I am starting tot hink, however, that it might just have been a French brand designed to look like Tamagotchis, though...



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:40 PM ( #12 )

It's a possibility. Too bad you can't provide a picture of some of the characters, or maybe even a hand-drawn one of the shell perhaps.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:42 PM ( #13 )

I know. The thing is it was 15 years ago. I just have very vague memories of it. I just remember if was egg shaped and had Tamahotchi like characters. 

 

You guys are SO NICE to spend this time helping me.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:13 PM ( #14 )

No problem, you have me curious is why. I was thinking and could have sworn it to be the Tamagochan, though. Hm.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:30 PM ( #15 )

I know there are quite a lot of egg-shaped Japanese virtual pet devices other than Tamagotchi, if I come across something I'll let you know.



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:29 PM ( #16 )

Ummms... This? Pardon my odd choice of music. I was really bored.
Labo Warming Egg, also been called Rabo Warming Egg...
Thing is, I don't think its that old. Maybe 2007, but it is an egg...

http://m.youtube.com...h?v=cYCwyBxKJcw

Its egg shaped. Has 3 buttons. They were avaliable in Yellow, Pink and Blue with white on the bottom. Then 3 sensors on the bottom to clean the screen of a mess or make the character happy. This had animals inside though... You could change them with DNA, the things that I didn't have any number of.

http://www.worthpoin...bo-egg-73501160
Labo Attame Egg.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:19 PM ( #17 )

Japanese sounding and egg-like?
Uhm.. Baby byte/cyber tot / Kimiko?

Like this: http://www.ebay.ca/i...=1#ht_500wt_923

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:46 PM ( #18 )

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4aba597046

They have a few different types of pets in shells like this... So if the shell rings a bell...