Does anyone remember having Giga Pets?

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  1. Sonic Angel Knight
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    Giga pets were these virtual pet game.... toy.... things that the infamous TIGER ELECTRONICS used to make and sell that had all sorts of licensed characters as well as uncommon that was like over 20 years ago in America (1997). I had one it was blue and i think was a alien. My mom found her old one, is purple and dead, as in the thing don't work anymore. At the time it was a trending fad, much like POGS. But then tiger made new toys, like FURBY, and also other stuff came and try to do better like Tamagatchi and such. But if you have any stories about owning them you can share them here. :)

    Honestly there was a time people was obsessed with these things just as much as the other tiger hand held games, while wasn't much of a game compared to the ones we play on tv at the time, it was what some people had. :P
     
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    I'm 13 and my mom bought me one when I was like 6 or something.
     
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    Oh yes, Giga Pets, Nano Pets, Tamagotchi, that Pikachu thing, I even had a Star Wars one where you raised a rancor monster. There was also ones where you raised a fighter, and they could connect to each other and do battles and stuff.
     
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    Looks like a Tamagotchi rip-off.
     
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    Only had Tamagotchi.
    No clue as to where it's now, likely covered in 17 year old dust.
     
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    >tfw scmpoo was the only good virtual pet
     
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    Tamagotchi was the big one here in the UK, i don't recall ever seeing a Giga Pet.

    Soon after Tamagotchi was released they were so many clones. I had a Dinkie Dino (Rakuraku Dinokun In Japan) which was pretty good. I seem to remember it did a fair bit more than a Tamagotchi.

    I believe I got mine at the start of the 6 weeks summer holidays, it lived for those 6 weeks. Then when School started again I got my Mum to look after it as they were banned in School. I think in total it survived for 2 months. After such a long time i don't believe I started looking after another.

    It was such a crazy fad at the time, everyone had one, some people even having multiple.

    This is the exact one I had down to the colour (not my photo):

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    For anyone with an Android DiNostalgia Widget is essentially Dinkie Dino as an Android widget.
     
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    I had a handful of the cheap virtual pets knockoff thingies. Depressing as hell. Raise a puppy for 6 days. It's dead now btw.
     
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    Never heard of that one, but I had a Tamagotchi and some other thing, my mom also had a Tamagotchi. They were all gifts.
    Those things were annoying as hell and they always died after a few weeks no matter how hard I tried to keep them alive. But I still had fun with them.
     
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    I bought several no name knockoffs from Wal-Mart at the time. 3-4 days of Casual play, or 6ish of trying really hard to keep the stupid thing alive. First time I really tried, the virtual wiener dog lasted 6 days, died very sadly, I legitimately cried, and never turned to stupid thing on again.
     
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    *Stares at my mountain of Tamagotchis* I uh...this is all I have
     
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    Really guys, this was like almost a year ago, someone other than me bumps it and now people wanna comment. This community. :glare:
     
  13. Pleng

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    They have loads of these types for sale in a shop around here that specialises in importing cheap things from Japan. Can't remember which particular brand they are.