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  1. I'd like to believe that but I'm not so sure that it would help, because most counterfeits in general these days are of readily-available mass-produced items, and that doesn't prevent fakes from being a problem. That's true, but I guess that preventing a foreign government from allowing the counterfeiting of toys isn't high on the list of priorities for most governments.
  2. I was aware of the Anipalz dog and cat, but I didn't know that they made a hamster! As someone else with a virtual pet collecting focus on a particular type of animal (in my case, penguins), I wish you the best of luck with your search!
  3. Right above your post, the below was posted - it doesn't sound like this virtual pet has Bandai's name anywhere on it. Of course, there's also the fact that it has stolen sprites, but I had no way of knowing that when I judged the casing.
  4. It's a Tamagotchi Connexion V3 from 2004, rather than an original Tamagotchi from 1996/1997. If by original you mean legitimate, then it appears to be genuine.
  5. Good luck - please let us know how it goes!
  6. Does it work if you hold A first and then press B afterwards?
  7. It doesn't look like it's trying to fool anyone into thinking that it's a Tamagotchi. Similar functionality doesn't mean that something is infringing on copyrights.
  8. This just sounds like the contacts on the circuit-board and the carbon-pads on the backs of the buttons need cleaning! You'll need to take the device apart to do this, and you'll need to take extra care not to break the speaker wires (on most virtual pets and similar devices, these can get pulled on when you split the two halves of the casing). Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find a guide for taking apart a Pocket Pikachu and I've never owned one myself, but I would imagine that similar principles to taking apart a Tamagotchi or Tamagotchi Connexion would apply. The type of buttons used on old virtual pets are most similar to those of typical television remote controls, so the advice in this video may apply to the actual cleaning step; That said, I've found that I haven't had to go that far when I've had to do this, and simply wiping the contacts and the carbon-pads on the backs of the buttons with a clean cloth has been enough. You'll have to figure that part out when you get there, though! I hope that your cleanup attempt goes well.
  9. Knighttchi's Ballad's very first post actually specifically mentions WiFi. There is definitely far more WiFi presence in the world now than there was in the late 1990s.
  10. For those who have been affected by this problem, which version of the Meets are you using? Fairy or Magical? It would be interesting to see if one or both versions are affected.
  11. Nope, I do mean Japanese! It was very common in the 1990s for, for example, Mega Drive games to release in Hong Kong in Japanese packaging, with Japanese cartridge-shells, but with English in-game text. It went on for years! (Look up Asian releases for that console - you'll see it. )
  12. I would've understood that if it was Hong Kong, since a number of video games and the like used to release there with Japanese packaging and English text, if memory serves.
  13. If this is what I think it is, this is probably just a result of Bandai using displays that originate from different manufacturers. The same has been spotted with various other handheld devices over the years - if it's that, it's perfectly normal.
  14. You might want to go and take a look at this thread; Your observations might be a useful contribution there, especially if you're able to run a ROM test on the units concerned, as well.
  15. No problem! The quality of the Gyaoppi-based pets can vary wildly (for example, the Penpy penguin one is terrible), but as far as I know, the duck on this one should be the same as the one on the Super Gyaoppi 9 in 1, which is a lot of fun. I'm a big fan of the good Gyaoppi-based pets. Enjoy it!