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Thread: Does anyone know about this Bootleg Digimon V-Pet?

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    Ain't got no mojo... Talegas's Avatar
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    Does anyone know about this Bootleg Digimon V-Pet?

    I found this on instagram and searched it on Ebay, it has the same design as the Digimon Pendulum but slightly but has the same color from the Wave 2 for Digimon Pendulum 20th version.

    I'm curious if anyone has own this and how is it? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-Electr...LGg:rk:28:pf:0

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    Just a generic V-Pet with colors taken/styled after various Pendulums (to differing degrees) with a 'similiar but legally distinct from' Pendulum style shell rather than being an 'actual' bootleg Digimon V-Pet.

    It's the type of thing that shops and smaller toy companies will buy in bulk and provide their own/custom packaging and often name for.

    It's become easy to buy things in bulk that many people will order a reasonable amount of them with freight shipping (or drop shipping), pay $3 to 4 each, sell for roughly $5 to 8 with no (or generic) packaging, and make a small tidy profit.

    Nothing overly interesting minus them taking 'inspiration' from the Pendulum shell.

    Realistically it's going to be cheap trash akin to a Famiclone/NOAC.
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    I think there are a few Youtube videos of it already?
    I would buy one to mess around with if bootlegging wasn't super unethical and illegal.
    From the video i saw it seems like a generic tamagotchi like vet.

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    Not to necropost or anything but I actually have this and figured the reply is worth it.

    This is branded "Distal-4" (the name being a portmanteau of Digital Crystal) and is seemingly based on a cartoon. It plays more like a Digivice than a V-Pet and has a battle system. You can play three minigames to boost your "Crystal Fighter", and you can buy weapons in a shop with points you get from winning battles and playing minigames.

    There are six arenas with surprisingly detailed enemies, and you can evolve your partner by using a crystal item that's sold in the shop.

    Sound quality is superb, and has actual chiptune songs that have a pretty good range.

    The animations are incredibly smooth for it being a cheap little device. When you pull the tab, the screen is black, then you see a crystal shining, which lights up the "darkness". There's a kid with goggles reaching for the crystal, and your little character appears.

    It's pretty nifty for a $4 pet.

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    GOd it's so cute. I kinda want one.

    It looks more unique than other bootlegs.
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    Yeah, I've seen some videos for this. Personally I'd call it more of a knockoff than bootleg. It doesn't look bad for its price at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkTamer Steph View Post
    This is branded "Distal-4" (the name being a portmanteau of Digital Crystal) and is seemingly based on a cartoon.
    I wanna watch that, but I don't think there's any footage online.... (I could be wrong though.)

    It sort of reminds me of a series I discovered in 2014 that takes more inspiration of Digimon than Pokemon, and I spread it's existence through a wiki...
    Last edited by DPTronazel; 03-29-2019 at 12:44 PM.

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    Does it connect? Or are the battles a self contained game?
    Anything of note about the fighting style it uses? It seems kind of cute.

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    I'm getting a red one, just on an impulse buy because I have been having dreams of unheard of virtual pets and it's giving me some weird feels. I can answer any questions in a month (Why is shipping so long?) when I get it.

    I've actually been open to the idea that unbranded vpets and digivices could be really amazing in their own right so expect another post later on.

    EDIT: Does anyone have any more info on the cartoon this pet was based on?
    Last edited by ChaoCobo; 05-17-2019 at 11:45 PM.

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