I haven't posted here in a long time, but I haven't stopped collecting! I didn't realize how big my family has gotten after just a few years.
I recently quit my job, and also tested positive for COVID today, so stay at home and mess around with vpets it is! I wanna talk about each of my new additions.
I got my Angelgotchi a while back, and she's my pride and joy. Her name is Amity. I was unable to run her for quite a long time because she had a stripped screw that I just couldn't get out on my own, and I didn't think of taking her somewhere to get her fixed until very recently. I popped into a cell phone repair place and the guy fished it out in just a couple minutes! Damn it. As it stands, she just needs 2 new screws, so she's still inactive for now.
I got a couple more bunny ROM shells, because I can't help but love the poor things. I actually do really like the gameplay - it's getting the around the terrible manufacturing that's difficult. As you can see by the stickers, I eventually found one that actually works! Her name is Eve. She's actually active right now, just asleep. I also cut off the reset button so I'd stop accidentally hitting it. Whose idea was it to put the reset button right there?
I picked up the Giga Pets AR at a Cracker Barrel outside Chicago, believe it or not. I'd never seen them in my local stores, so I'm not sure what it was doing there. His name is Elias. I've really taken to the animations and gameplay - I honestly like it the best out of any other pet I've tried so far. The only problem is the thing keeps resetting itself after a couple days, and it doesn't seem to be a battery issue. I've read that this is common for ARs, so if anyone's got advice, please help me out!
I found the T-rex Dino at a Goodwill years ago, and just got around to turning it on. His name is Hershell (or, because of the limited amount of characters allowed in-game, HRSHL). I'm having a lot of fun with it! From what I understand, it's actually running the Godzilla Nano software. It runs quite similarly to a Giga Pet mechanically, but there are a few quirks to the gameplay that I'm struggling to understand, and there doesn't seem to be a guide anywhere, so I'm playing it by ear.
The Cyber Baby I got for fairly cheap on Mercari because it looked interesting, but I don't have much to say about it. I killed it after less than an hour when it refused to let me enter any menus, so I shelved it for now, lol.
The Neopets vpets I haven't tried out yet. At the time I got them, I was working retail and they were too big to carry around with me. I adore the way they look, though, and I'm very proud to own them.
The Gudetama and Hello Kitty minis are very cute. Gameplay-wise there's not much to them, but the art, especially in the Gudetama mini, is really adorable. I haven't managed to get DJ Gudetama yet, but the quest is ongoing. Every time I start up these little guys, I quickly run out of motivation for them, since they're so simple, but I do like having them.
The Gen 1 rerelease is a funny story. I bought him a while back to give away in a raffle at a panel I hosted about Petz last weekend. The panel was kind of a bust, because almost no one showed up - it was the last day of the con and Easter on top of that. I raffled off the tamagotchi, then went to the swap meet that was going on right afterward, and the little goblin TRADED THE TAMAGOTCHI AWAY RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. I bought it right back from the guy they traded it to. How dare you trade away the child I bought especially to raffle off to a lucky winner for a Prey DVD?? I was so disappointed. So now he's mine.
And that's my little family so far! My wishlist has definitely expanded as well. I can't seem to edit the first post in this thread anymore, so I'll just have to update as I go, I spose.