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New Aquapets wave 3
Even though wave 3 of New Aquapets doesn't exist (other than a picture of Izzi). I am using my imagination that if it existed.
Kadet - Kadet would be blue in a dark blue base with a green sign that says "KADET". The buttons would be purple.
Tabi - Tabi would be dark pink in a light pink base with a blue sign that says "TABI". The buttons would be yellow.
Spangle - Spangle would be yellow in a green base with a dark purple sign that says "SPANGLE". The buttons would be dark red.
Floptopus - Floptopus would be red in a bright yellow base with a brown sign that says "FLOPTOPUS". The buttons would be green. Note that Floptopus would have a completely new face since Zmooch has Floptopus' face in the 2011 version.
Fanga - Fanga would be dark blue in a red base with a bright blue sigh that says "FANGA". The buttons would be indigo.
Peegee - Peegee would be pink in a bright blue base with a purple sign that says "PEEGEE". The buttons would be violet.
Pizzazz - Pizzazz would be bright purple in a violet base with a pink sign that says "PIZZAZZ". The buttons would be light pink.
2000's Aquapets Dew Drops
What if Dew Drops were released during the 2000's era of Aquapets? The 2000's dew drops would have Puku, Kadet, Likabee, Pizzazz, Blotto, and Fuego. The base would be a smaller version of the 2003 Aquapets case, but without buttons.
What do you think of those fake ideas? Would you make fanart of my ideas?
Here’s the history behind AquaPets:
In 2003, AquaPets were first released in Japan by Sega Toys under the name “Puku-Puku Water Angels”. They were a pretty hot toy, selling 500,000 in the first week of release. The 3 original characters are Puku, Kiko, and Tu. They even did licensed versions like the Postpet mascot and Disney characters (which oddly enough was never released outside of Japan). Outside of the ones mentioned and a promotional Water Angel featuring an air conditioning company's mascot (not even joking...), the line was silently discontinued in Japan shortly after.
You can find others by Googling “ぷくぷくエンジェル”
Their design seems to take inspiration from the Tomy Watergames line. This is a similar concept, only instead the figurine inside is more of a marionette, with movements according to which piece of string is pulled down. *There’s also the fact that you can’t refill an AquaPet, but more on that later.* The actual concept, though, is more like your typical virtual pet, only in a test tube! Each AquaPet has its own unique music and sound.
Sega Toys also made a spinoff called Puku-Puku Resort featuring toy fish that swim around in a tiny dome. Besides the name, it bares little resemblance to AquaPets.
Wild Planet, a US toy company, got the rights to release them outside of Japan. One of the unused names for AquaPets was “AquaAngels,” a reference to the original name. The same trio of AquaPets were released in 2003, featuring the original case designs. Wild Planet then went on to completely redesign them with the the infamous shell shape they’re known for... This design would be used until the line was discontinued around 2007, making way for PursePals. 24 total characters (not including licensed ones) were released in 4 different waves:
There are also some character bios here:
These toys are also notorious for easily forming algae (but this was fixed in the 2010 version):
Fast forward to 2010, and Wild Planet decided to give AquaPets another go. The new design featured a teardrop-shaped case, and all of the characters were redone in different colors. They were discontinued around 2014, leaving 17 characters in total between three different waves. There were also Dew Drops: mini versions that came with a removable figurine and a case that would react to sound. Then, there were Droplets, which included a figurine and case, but no electronic parts.
Now, most AquaPets don’t completely work anymore because the water inside them has been evaporating over the years (yay science). Since Sega Toys and Wild Planet didn’t add a way to open and refill it, many don’t work because they don’t have enough water left for the character to properly float. You could theoretically just drill a hole in it and then refill, but some have said that this can actually damage the toy more. You can still play with the virtual pet portion, but it won’t have the cool animation/puppetry.
Fun fact: Wild Planet also localized Sega Toy’s Handheld Aquarium virtual pet, renaming them as “Aquapalz.”
So as some of you may know, I purchased a 20th anniversary edition m!x today, and have been excited all afternoon.
Well after a bit of a swim and relax I checked my eBay again and I had the most lovely message from the seller, and I thought I would share it here as it really made my day.
I just find it so nice when sellers are willing to help out with questions and have something lovely to say,
I'm convinced tama enjoyers/sellers/collectors/enthusiasts are the nicest people going
I'm very nervous about buying from aliexpress. Not only for safety reasons, but also because it seems sooooo complicated!!
to be more specific, I'm interested in buying one or both of these:
plus a tamagezi (but I can't seem to find any anywhere.)
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!! These are some pets I've had my eyes on. they look really cute!!!
I've been collecting since I was a little kid, but stopped for a couple of years. To my dismay, I can't seem to find one anywhere in a store anymore! I seem to be the only one around me, including in shops that I've asked, surprised about this and it's making me feel sad and super old haha.
Would anyone happen to know any GOOD sites besides Amazon or EBAY to purchase from? OR BETTER YET, STORES TO GO TO (TORONTO, CANADA)? Even Japanese stores (online, or special stores in the city?) would be awesome because of all the different varieties I could potentially get. Everyone on Amazon or EBAY seems to just be wanting to make $$$ and jack the prices up Just curious to find out more info, if anyone has any!
Thank you !!!