Sign in to follow this  

Dinkie Dino Digimon?

Recommended Posts

Hey, I can't tell if this is a real Dinkie Dino or not? The seller SAYS they were never released and they were given as arcade prizes but like- it's got the digimon like- rectangle casing? Not even the normal Dinkie casing?


Here it is and an image for the sake of, if it gets taken down or whatever so others can see it in the future I guess (I see a lot of posts where ppl have linked eBay listings and theyre taken down so I can't tell if what I'm looking at is a fake or not)



The seller also has a variety of other colors too. Is it- real? I don't... I mean the PACKAGING looks legit but I don't, know much when it comes to this stuff so...


Anyone know if it's legit and what it is compared to a normal Dinkie Dino?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

That shell is a common casing that used to be used for however-many-in-1 brick-games, which usually have a Tetris knock-off, racing-games, shooting games, and so on. The images on it - a UFO, a rocket-ship, and what looks like stacks of bases from Space Invaders - are typical of such products, as well. I would hazard a guess that that's what this item actually is.


To the best of my knowledge, this casing was not used for a variant of the Dinkie Dino. And there's no reason for it to have been - they designed their own custom casing for the Dinkie Dino, so why would they use a generic brick-game shell for it?


The Dinkie Dino has been bootlegged a lot, and its packaging has also been copied for a lot of bootlegs, too. That said, I don't know if this item is a bootleg, or if the auction details are correct. I've never seen such a thing before. I would've expected a different product-code, though, but this uses the same one as the original Dinkie Dino ("TK-910").

Edited by Penguin-keeper

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • By DinkieDinkieDino
      Whilst looking for an obnoxiously large keyring to stop me losing my radiator keys, I come across a seller on eBay with a genuine 1997 unopened DinkieDino in the same colour that I used to have when I was a kid and I thought I was finally ready to try again. Welcome to my log!

    • By mizutamatchiman
      I finally caved and got a 20th anniv Digimon. I've been curious about Digimon for a good while now, and a lot of threads asking how to get into it recommended trying this one out.
      Do y'all have any resources for a first-time owner? General guides, growth charts, etc. I figured this topic would be better suited than the general tama help one, but if need be y'all can move it.

      Fun stuff not entirely related to my question: the only Digimon I remember from when I was a kid is Patamon. He'll probably always be my favorite because of that alone. :]
      I never even got into it then, I just had a friend who liked it.
    • By Scrungo
      Hello! So I just found out that they're rereleasing the original Digimon V-Pet, and looking at how I got into Tamagotchi (The rerelease of the P1/P2 last year) I'm really excited and im getting it ASAP! 
      But what about you guys? Do you have any plans to get it? And if so, will this be your first Digimon V-Pet? Because it'll be my first!  
      (Also sorry to mods if this is in the wrong section, I couldnt find a Digimon section so I thought it'd fit under Tamagotchi Ancestors )
    • By zukmi
      Iam forget to check my phone, going to turn on again air conditioner machine, so make he feel hot, thristy, and angry 😂 iam sorry Dinosaurs 😂 (DiNostalgia, playstore)
    • By Birbplant
      Hi! New here (I might make an introduction post later).
      I've been trying to ID an old Virtual pet and thought someone here might be able to shed some light.
      When I was a kid I was given a Dinosaur virtual pet. I remember the shell being red. I seem to remember it being chunky like a dinky dino, only when I looked into info in the Dinkie Dino it seems like it wasn't the same. I remember my dino would change into different things depending on how you cared for it, like a Pteranodon or a Sauropod (whose sprite was so big you could only see its neck and head) and I don't think Dinkie Dino has those kinds of evolutions so I wonder if maybe I had something different? It would be interesting to know if other people had this vpet.
    • By Hoky
      So, in addition to my old tamagotchis, I also had an original digimon. I never got as into it as I did my tama, but I haven't been able to found it as I've scrounged around my house during my return to the fandom. Just curious if there are other digivice fans out there among the tamagotchi fandom, and if so, what do you guys consider the best ones? I've seen a lot of people singing praises of the Burst (IG burst?) but it seems those are either only in Japanese or ludicrously expensive.
      But yeah, either way, what have I missed in the last 20 years?