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On 7/29/2019 at 6:07 PM, 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.

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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Perhaps this reply is a little late, but this product was definitely genuine! I went and dug out my other LPS virtual toy since this made me remember it. They had more reasonable shapes too lol. It's definitely an official Hasbro product and is marked on the back with a release date of 2006. I tested it out of curiousity and it runs the exact same batteries most tamagotchis do. It also still remembers my old progress data. Weird. There was also a plug n play game for the tv. I still have that as well.

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I found this on Amazon. It arrived non functional with rust, dirt and metal flakes just every where. Oddly enough the seller replied to me on amazon & supposedly they're sending me a new one. I have a deep love for strange knock off vpets.

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On 8/5/2020 at 1:32 AM, P0LYB1UZ said:

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Gaahhh, I remember playing with one of those in store as a kid! I thought I bought one but maybe that didn't happen. Anyway, for anyone looking for further information, this post has a brief run down of three versions. This topic gives a basic guide on another version. In looking for these posts, I discovered some old topics about people complaining that these devices were heinously driving people away from tamas. Classic TT drama.

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2 hours ago, DigitalDreams said:

I found this on Amazon. It arrived non functional with rust, dirt and metal flakes just every where. Oddly enough the seller replied to me on amazon & supposedly they're sending me a new one. I have a deep love for strange knock off vpets.

I suspect you meant to attach an image here? I am not sure what device you're talking about

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18 hours ago, Knighttchi's Ballad said:

In looking for these posts, I discovered some old topics about people complaining that these devices were heinously driving people away from tamas. Classic TT drama.

How uncanny - I've just finished having a bit of a chuckle at some similar frothing-at-the-mouth posts over in the old PowerPalz section (I was looking into them, and my research led me back to TamaTalk in the end). :lol: There was an excellent and reasonable post on the matter by you over there, too, funnily enough. :)

 

19 hours ago, DigitalDreams said:

I found this on Amazon. It arrived non functional with rust, dirt and metal flakes just every where. Oddly enough the seller replied to me on amazon & supposedly they're sending me a new one. I have a deep love for strange knock off vpets.

 

17 hours ago, P0LYB1UZ said:

I suspect you meant to attach an image here? I am not sure what device you're talking about

Yep, I can't see any image, either, unfortunately. It sounds like it was sent out in pretty horrible shape, though! :o

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On 6/14/2019 at 2:15 PM, Penguin-keeper said:

Fake Tamagotchis and generic virtual pets occupy a strange place in the virtual pets fandom - they can be a common pitfall for newcomers, but they also sometimes have appeal to enthusiasts who know what they are and who specifically want to add something weird to their collection.

Then I realised that, although there are several TamaTalk members who discuss and/or own such devices, we don't have a database of them that others can check out in order to learn more about the suspicious offering that they saw on eBay, or that oddball creation that somebody was happy about adding to their collection the other day.

So let's make one, and let's use the following format for it;

[Picture goes here.]
Name: Name goes here. If one does not exist, use a defining trait or an auction title - for example "Green, tomato-shaped generic virtual pet" or "Funny happy lovely designer retro nostalgic handheld pet game 1990s intelligence toy gift".
Type: Fake or Generic - delete as applicable.
Notes: Brief information about the pet goes here. Delete this line if there is nothing of note to say.

You can copy the format from here and paste it into your own posts;


[b]Name:[/b]
[b]Type:[/b] Fake or Generic
[b]Notes:[/b]

Remember that a fake/counterfeit is an item that is in some way trying to fool someone into thinking that it is something else, whereas a generic item may be a workalike but it isn't trying to decieve anybody. This thread is not for virtual pets from known "families" like Gyaoppi, Akachan, Dinkie, Hitorikko, and so on.

For the purposes of making this a useful reference, please follow the provided format, and please don't discuss the devices here - especially counterfeits, which tend to attract large amounts of discussion. For discussion of counterfeit Tamagotchis, please refer to @KidRetro64's epic thread "Fake Tamagotchis Are All over the Internet", which is TamaTalk's hottest place to discuss fake devices and unusual bootlegs. ;) 

Now let's get started!

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Name: Tamagotchi Connection
Type: Fake
Notes: Possibly the most widespread counterfeit Tamagotchi of all time! It has four buttons instead of the genuine article's three, and uses generic 168 in 1 software that is commonly referred to by virtual pet enthusiasts as the "Bunny ROM", due to many eBay photographs of these devices showing a rabbit on-screen. If you're looking to buy virtual pets online, you will inevitably run into these infamous fakes sooner or later - most likely sooner.

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Name: Cyber Pet 168 in 1
Type: Generic
Notes: Also available in heart and apple shapes. The heart-shaped version is also sold by Keycraft Global as "Digi Pets". The box-art appears to imply that you can choose Slush the Husky (from the Ty Beanie Boos toy-line) and Abu the monkey (from the SNES version of the Disney's Aladdin video game) as pets on this device, but they are not part of the software. Uses the same 168 in 1 "Bunny ROM" software as the common four-button Tamagotchi Connection counterfeits. Distributed in the UK by the long-established toys and giftwares company PMS International.

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Name: Virtual PETs
Type: Generic
Notes: A multi-pet from the long-established toys and giftwares company Funtime Gifts, which is available in 32-in-1 and 49-in-1 versions. The clock on these virtual pets gains time rapidly, making them almost impossible to raise to adulthood. These were sold in British high-street stores such as Hawkin's Bazaar.

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Name: Virtual PETS - Tamagotchi Connection
Type: Fake
Notes: This is the standard 168 in 1 Tamagotchi Connection counterfeit, apparently this time from a company called Aquarius, but it's sold in packaging that steals its text from Funtime Gifts' generic Virtual PETs - even down to erroneously claiming that the fake Tamagotchi Connection is a 49-in-1 device. This virtual pet is therefore trying to fool people into thinking that it's two different things at once!

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On 6/30/2019 at 12:27 PM, Penguin-keeper said:

If it's something that you guys want to do, go for it! I've got no interest in maintaining a wiki myself, though, which is why I just made this one a forum-based "database". ;)

. The packaging erroneously claims that this is a 49 in 1 device.

NAME: DINASOUR

TYPE : ?

NOTES : I dont know what this is please tell me anything about it I have no idea. Should I open it?

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1 hour ago, Nanunanu said:

NAME: DINASOUR

TYPE : ?

NOTES : I dont know what this is please tell me anything about it I have no idea. Should I open it?

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This isn't a fake or bootleg device - simply a competing one. :)

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Just now, Penguin-keeper said:

This isn't a fake or bootleg device - simply a competing one. :)

Ohh ok thanks! Is it a gigapet?

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1 minute ago, Nanunanu said:

Ohh ok thanks! Is it a gigapet?

No, Giga Pets were by Tiger Electronics, and the current GigaPetsAR revival is by Top Secret Toys. :)

What I do know is that your Dragon, here, is one of many dinosaur-based virtual pets that were made for the Japanese market back in the 1990s (note that the Japanese word for dinosaur is also sometimes translated as dragon, for some reason - that's why some virtual pets will say "Dragon" but will feature dinosaurs). Without seeing one in action, I couldn't say what programming family it uses; Basically, many legitimate virtual pets from back in the day fall into certain groups, because their makers licensed the programming from other companies, and the rest created their own.

I see that you've already made a thread elsewhere asking for identification help. :)

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On 6/19/2020 at 10:56 AM, NotBart said:

THE QPET HAS A NEWEST MODEL! FORGET FAKE TAMA! GENERIC!!
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Name: Qpet Quolor (Newest model 2020)
Type: Generic/Fake (Fake if you look at older versions)
Notes: Runs on completely new programming and has better pets and is just overall improved. (I can provide additional images) Feels more ToumaPet-ish and has ToumaPet sounds further strenthening the connection between OK and M&D. It even has ToumaPet games!!!!!! I LOVE THIS THING TOO MUCH!!!!!!!

Omg I am so tempted to get this! I am actually waiting on a ToumaPet currently and it should be arriving soon, as it's been a month and the tracking finally updated yesterday. :kuribotchi: Looks like it will help me decide if I want to go through with purchasing a Qpet 2020 model but I'm itching to do it. The new sprites look really cute! Have you had any difficulties or issues with glitches?

 

Apologies if this one has already been mentioned here, but I didn't see it in this thread. I am very unfamiliar with this one aside from one video.

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Name: Hatchihoni (V-Pet)
Type: Generic?
Notes: It runs in Chinese from what I've seen and it is also listed to buy on one site with V-pet in the title. I'm curious if this is related to the makers of Qpet? The sprite designs are interesting, and it does seem to function a bit similar to modern Tama. I sort of wish the language could be toggled to English to get a better understanding.

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16 minutes ago, Eozeda said:

Apologies if this one has already been mentioned here, but I didn't see it in this thread. I am very unfamiliar with this one aside from one video.

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Name: Hatchihoni (V-Pet)
Type: Generic?
Notes: It runs in Chinese from what I've seen and it is also listed to buy on one site with V-pet in the title. I'm curious if this is related to the makers of Qpet? The sprite designs are interesting, and it does seem to function a bit similar to modern Tama. I sort of wish the language could be toggled to English to get a better understanding.

As soon as I saw it I immediately thought of the Dream M!X:

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I found this video for it on YouTube where it was a comparison between the mix, QPet and Hatchihoni. Turns out that it’s a fake Vpet based on Tamagotchi. :rolleyes:

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@Eozeda, @iTamannadi - I've got to give them points for the "Hatchihoni" name. :lol: That's actually quite good, and it would've been even better for an original virtual pet.

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22 hours ago, iTamannadi said:

As soon as I saw it I immediately thought of the Dream M!X:

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I found this video for it on YouTube where it was a comparison between the mix, QPet and Hatchihoni. Turns out that it’s a fake Vpet based on Tamagotchi. :rolleyes:

That's exactly what I thought! The faceplate is a bit awkward looking without anything filling the bow part now that I see them together. 😅 Great find!

10 hours ago, Penguin-keeper said:

@Eozeda, @iTamannadi - I've got to give them points for the "Hatchihoni" name. :lol: That's actually quite good, and it would've been even better for an original virtual pet.

I agree entirely, and I also think it's nice that they changed the design of their buttons to cute stars. I like the effort they put into having original characters. The name is appealing, and I hope they design the gameplay to be more original in any future releases.

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NEW QPETS! This time, they're Tamagezi fakes.
They're listed here: https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?SearchText=qpet (I do not get any compensation from usage of this link)

Name: QPet Quolor (colour) 3, Tamagezi shell
Type: Fake OR Generic, depending on how you look at it
Notes: QPet 2.5(?) except with a Tamagezi shell. Functions could be same as the 2.5
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Found this interesting “Tamagotchi” 

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Name: Connectible To Bandai Infrared Tamagotchi (ClipSparkingHeart)

Type: Definitely fake.

Notes: In the description it says that the manufacturer or the company that made it is called Jidan and is located in China. The device is suppose to function as a tamagotchi where you can connect with other devices and the more you connect you will be given a password to earn special gifts. The package includes: laser pen, device lanyard, battery, calculator, clock, bag, pedometer and a watch.

Personal opinion: like I stated before this device is definitely a fake, if you pay attention to the top corner where it says “V4” we all know V4 has an antenna with a ball. Another thing is Bandai doesn’t give extra items with their toys usually especially the old/connection tamagotchis. 

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18 hours ago, iTamannadi said:

Another thing is Bandai doesn’t give extra items with their toys usually especially the old/connection tamagotchis. 

And they especially don't include bonus items that could potentially blind someone. :P

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94-E37214-653-E-40-D3-8-DD9-7347-DF16799

Name: Viruelles Pet Connection Virtual Pet Ver. 6 Yellow LCD Game Tamagotchi ™ Style

Type: Fake.

Notes: Couldn’t find any information for this product, but looking at the packaging you can see it says at the back “V6” but the shell is a V3. The buttons are labelled which never really happens with a real tamagotchi. There are two characters that I’ve never seen before and clearly they are not original tamagotchi characters. 

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