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The Database of Fake and Generic Virtual Pets

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47 minutes ago, OneSummerDream said:

There are a few fake Gyaoppis out there, mostly from Russia oddly enough. The second bunny rom is even worse than the normal one and is a clone of an 8-in-1 pet that also copies Gyaoppi, which features similar graphics to both aforementioned fakes... 

I knew that the 168-in-1 Bunny ROM has a lot of stolen graphics, but I didn't realise that this was the source of some of them. The instructions for the second Bunny ROM are sometimes provided with virtual pets running the other one, incidentally - my Cyber Pet 168 in 1 (as seen in the first post) came with them, and was full of references to meters that don't exist and things like the dancing "game" and rock/paper/scissors.

I've heard of the 8-in-1 pet, and almost picked one up on eBay some time ago but then never got around to it.

It's fascinating to learn more about both of these! I didn't know that anyone had cloned the Gyaoppi family. :P

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No picture, but how about the Q-pet?  The fake TMGC + Color.

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4 hours ago, N4LLLC said:

No picture, but how about the Q-pet?  The fake TMGC + Color.

Just a question- I’ve heard of both the Qpet and the Qpet Qolor, but are they the same pet, just under a different name?

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5 hours ago, N4LLLC said:

No picture, but how about the Q-pet?  The fake TMGC + Color.

That's a really good one. Thanks!

45 minutes ago, Mimitchi06 said:

Just a question- I’ve heard of both the Qpet and the Qpet Qolor, but are they the same pet, just under a different name?

As far as I know, "Qpet" was used as a brand for a set of (I think) three generic virtual pets, before the Qpet Qolor existed. It used the same logo, and I presume came from the same manufacturer.

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Posted (edited)

I think these would be a good adition to the database-

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Name: Rakuraku Dinokun
Type: Fake
Notes: Has the infamous 'Bunny ROM' and it's very common in physical stores. Basically if you go to a random market you'll see these. It has 5 buttons and transparent shell. It is currently available in 4 colors(?). It's a fake to Rakuraku Dinokun/Dinkie Dino.

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On 7/12/2019 at 9:41 PM, Penguin-keeper said:

I've heard of the 8-in-1 pet, and almost picked one up on eBay some time ago but then never got around to it.

 

8-1? Is that an earlier version of the 168-in 1 or just a cheaper less packed virtual pet? Personally never heard of that one! 😮

On 7/12/2019 at 9:41 PM, Penguin-keeper said:

I knew that the 168-in-1 Bunny ROM has a lot of stolen graphics, but I didn't realise that this was the source of some of them

It’s quite a coincidence- a fake stealing from a fake? 

Once I was messing about on my sisters Digi Pet (That she got from Poundland) scrolling through the sprites to choose from. My best friend was there, and took the device from her hands and started rapidly pressing the “Scroll” button. She landed on a mutant-Kutchipatchi creature, making us crack up. Seriosly, it’s quite hilarious what some companies actually put into there VPets.

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2 hours ago, KidRetro64 said:

8-1? Is that an earlier version of the 168-in 1 or just a cheaper less packed virtual pet? Personally never heard of that one! 😮

It's a very old one, from back in the days of the original Tamagotchi.

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I wish I still had a photo of it, but I saw a similar virtual pet to the one in the pen. It was VERY narrow and tall and actually, uh, looked exactly like a pregnancy test. I mean EXACTLY. I'm going to keep my eyes peeled on eBay for it because I couldn't stop laughing when I saw it.

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2 hours ago, kbutt said:

I wish I still had a photo of it, but I saw a similar virtual pet to the one in the pen. It was VERY narrow and tall and actually, uh, looked exactly like a pregnancy test. I mean EXACTLY. I'm going to keep my eyes peeled on eBay for it because I couldn't stop laughing when I saw it.

Maybe an Angel Scope? I’m not quite sure.. was it in Color or anything? If you give us more information it’s more likely that we will find the answer. ;) 

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3 hours ago, KidRetro64 said:

Maybe an Angel Scope? I’m not quite sure.. was it in Color or anything? If you give us more information it’s more likely that we will find the answer. ;) 

Okay, I found it again! The listing claims it's a "Littlest Pet Shop" digital pet, which I had no idea existed. (It's too bad because I loved loved LOVED littlest pet shop as a kid and would've owned ten of these.) I could buy it for about 20 bucks.

So I guess it's not generic, but I have no idea if it's fake or not? I'd just never even heard of a digipet like this. I have no idea how you would work it with no buttons. The shape of it is really awful :D

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@kbutt - This one's a competing product based on a pre-existing license, so it doesn't fall into either the generic or fake categories. However, I have to say, it's the funniest virtual pet/electronic game that I've seen in a very long time (the earlier casing for Aquapets being the last unintentionally hilarious one that I saw), so I just wanted to thank you very much for such a great laugh. :lol:

Who on Earth thought that that casing was a good idea?! :lol:

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7 hours ago, kbutt said:

Okay, I found it again! The listing claims it's a "Littlest Pet Shop" digital pet, which I had no idea existed. (It's too bad because I loved loved LOVED littlest pet shop as a kid and would've owned ten of these.) I could buy it for about 20 bucks.

Yes! I was just about to send that!

7 hours ago, kbutt said:

So I guess it's not generic, but I have no idea if it's fake or not

Hm. Back in 2018? made a post about it being looked down on, and lots of people calling it a fake, even though it was not?

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13 hours ago, Penguin-keeper said:

@kbutt - This one's a competing product based on a pre-existing license, so it doesn't fall into either the generic or fake categories. However, I have to say, it's the funniest virtual pet/electronic game that I've seen in a very long time (the earlier casing for Aquapets being the last unintentionally hilarious one that I saw), so I just wanted to thank you very much for such a great laugh. :lol:

Who on Earth thought that that casing was a good idea?! :lol:

I had an Aquapet when I was a kid and my mom ALWAYS side eyed it. I didn't understand why until many years later, bahahaha. :D

5 hours ago, KidRetro64 said:

Hm. Back in 2018? made a post about it being looked down on, and lots of people calling it a fake, even though it was not?

I'm seriously tempted to get my hands on it just to try to understand how it works!

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7 hours ago, kbutt said:

I had an Aquapet when I was a kid and my mom ALWAYS side eyed it. I didn't understand why until many years later, bahahaha. :D

No Wonder- God bless the new design manager of the second wave! :D

Seriosly Though, The Design team just shrugged it off? 

7 hours ago, kbutt said:

I'm seriously tempted to get my hands on it just to try to understand how it works!

I have one of the original LPS Cat VPets, And it’s probably my least favourite VPet out of my whole collection. It’s jam packed with bugs and glitches, and boring in general. It’s hard to navigate around, and you don’t know how to get out of the train station mode of the time. 😂

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I stumbled upon this today and I’m curious what you folks think. I’ve never heard of Tiger making an official giga pet that’s “8-in-1.” The middle button is also very odd looking! Real or fake? 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F352744083068

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41 minutes ago, kbutt said:

I stumbled upon this today and I’m curious what you folks think. I’ve never heard of Tiger making an official giga pet that’s “8-in-1.” The middle button is also very odd looking! Real or fake? 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F352744083068

This is legitimate, and was part of a line called "Giga Pets Plus", which were all multi-pets.

Tamenagerie makes a small mention of it here, along with the others in the range.

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Posted (edited)

This thread is awesome!! I'm quite partial to bootlegs. Here's one I bought from eBay today:

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Name: Nana Moon Maxi
Type: Generic
Notes: Runs on its own ROM entirely.

I'll update this post when I get my hands on it!

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