Todays arrivals are.... uhm.... well....
Animal Imaginado's. Now please believe me when I tell you that I support bootleg Tamagotchi's. I'm always frist to grab them when they come out but these are just.... not good. Don't buy these. They have every intention of being good, they put real effort into the V4/5 shell design and they designed a ton of creatures for it. Sprites are nice. Effort went into this. EXCEPT IN THE FIELD OF CHECKING IT WORKS.
Seriously. I pulled the tab out on the green one, and all seemed well. With the exception of a very dark screen. It scrolled through the animals available. I chose the chicken. Then it reset. I thought... thats odd. So I tried again. Same thing. Eventually, the screen went completely blank. I thought the batteries may have been weak and thats probably why the screen was dark to begin with. So I went to change the batteries.
An hour later, they were changed. It took this long because the old ones were stuck inside and I had to take the entire device apart (you really shouldn't have to do that). When I did, the infrared plastic at the top fell out and the reset button got lost under the chip board. Ages later, I was able to get it all back together. Put new batteries in and hooray, it was working again.
For 1 minute. I realilsed whatever button I pressed, it either reset or didn't do anything at all. Then the screen would randomly go blank. Eventually. I realised it didn't matter what I pressed. The device was reseting just be touching it. I am serious, the buttons do nothing on this. It kept resetting because if you press down on the device at all, anywhere, it resets because of something inside not connecting properly. Batteries maybe I don[t know. It feels light as a feather and flimsy as hell and I feel it will never ever work right. Which is a shame.
As I said, REAL EFFORT went into some of this, HUMAN BEINGS made this. They saw it doing this and said "HM, YES THATS OKAY RELEASE IT". Why? If you'er going to go to the effor of making one of these that looks SO MUCH like a real V4/5 then why not MAKE SURE IT WORKS BEFORE YOU SELL IT?
Such a shame. Such a waste. And I still have three more of these on order. Oh well. At least it makes a nice display piece.
EDIT: Also, the infrared plastic has no actual infrared underneath, so despite being advertised as a connecting device, it is not.