US Release of Digimon X V-Pets in February?

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Various toy dealers and shops in Asia have begun to list US versions of the Digimon X Black and White.


While not a guarantee of a release, since miscommunications do happen, stores are in the midst of ordering their stock, so this is almost certainly happening.

This is roughly what happened a year and a half ago when we first found out about the US release of the Digimon 20th V-pet.

Various bits of information, along with images, appear to have been filled in by various stores with information on the previous release of the Xs.


The price range stores are giving are a bit wider than last time though. Impulse Gaming in Malaysia lists both the White and Black with prices that convert to roughly $28. Multitoys in Indonesia is listing them with prices roughly $40.

Update- Removed the second image that had the information from Multitoys on it, as they have since removed their listing, and politely asked that I take it down as they pulled theirs down due to the price not being accurate. (Or Bandai is upset I'd guess.)

Update- Someone claiming to be from Bandai Asia (with a generic, non-company email) has sent us a message asking us to take down the article. We will alter articles if there are factual mistakes, but we do not remove them.

Update- Impulse Gaming asked, very politely, that we remove the photo of the image of their listing, so we did and have replaced it with a generic Digimon X image (their images were believed to be generic images anyways.)


So we will see what they end up costing when they actually go up for pre-order, hopefully sooner rather than later.


The Digimon X previously was released in the US through Premium Bandai USA for $35 each. They were very import friendly, so minus packaging and manual changes, these should be roughly the same as what came out in Japan (not dissimilar from the 20th.) Although it'll be interesting to see if we get multiple waves of the X1, or if they move on quickly to the X2 and X3.


More to come!


Thanks to a few people for sending in info on this.


The US Digimon 20th V-Pets are still available to purchase: (Affiliate links)
Wave 1:
Brick
Gray
Blue
Yellow
Wave 2:
Transparent Purple
Transparent Yellow
Transparent Green
Transparent Blue
Wave 3: (Pre-orders)
Neon Red
White
Black
Purple
Translucent Neon Green
Translucent Orange
Glow in the Dark
 

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This is awesome news, if it's true. I hope they fix the super dark screens of the Japanese release. That alone would make them worth buying again.
 

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Should have guessed they'd skip the Pendulum Ver. 20th, since the original never released in America. Probably won't be getting the Pendulum Z either, unless they want to do the Pendulums back to back. If this is accurate, that is. But I missed out on the Japanese version, so maybe I'll be able to get this one. Especially since, if they do it like the Ver. 20th, they won't sell out nearly as fast. I mean, you can still buy wave one on Amazon to this day.
 
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I have the entire collection of x devices in Japanese, but regardless I am SUPER EXCITED to see this.

More widespread releases of these devices are AWESOME. The X series is super fun and more people being able to play them is always a plus
 

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Really excited about this. Missed out on the Japanese release and as they were getting too expensive to source I gave up on ever owning one.

Getting ahead of myself but would love the X2 and X3 as well.
 

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Didn't expect them to skip the Pendulum if true.

And hey, Sistermon Noir is in this one as an enemy Digimon. Maybe she'll get to sneak in USA after they wouldn't let her in Hackers Memory.

Also playable Blanc! (And Ciel).

Would be neat if it comes with an English version of the first four chapters of Chronicle X.
 

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I was hoping they’d reprogram the Pendulum’s to be in the monster shells but at least this means we’ll get herrismon
 

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Holy cow! I LOVE X-Antibody stuff, but importing these was always too expensive for me. I will definitely get this is true.
 

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Have our 20th anniversary ones been selling well enough for them to feel that they should release these ones here as well? I'm not going to hold my breath on them coming here, but I hope they do. I mean we get the bare minimum usually so I'm not getting my hopes up. And when I say the bare minimum I also mean how the Digivice toys that we've gotten have been dumbed down from the original Japanese releases. For me the hardest hit ones were the Digivice IC and the Xros Loader. In Japan the IC was a full-blown virtual pet and you can control what you got by charging different Digisouls, in Japan the Xros Loader had a very nice color screen that lit up. you insert different chips to get certain Digimon and it could load different Digimon by listening to special sounds. Think they're called Digi Melodies. And you could put music on it... when it came here we just got a crappy LCD screen which was just a tiny sliver of space… And the virtual pet aspect was erased on the American IC... it was turned into yet another quest based toy… i'm thankful that I got the Japanese Digivice IC. and I still have mine thankfully, if I wanted to get one now the prices are very high. The American one is fairly high priced at this point as well… And speaking of that one, does anyone know if it can communicate with the Japanese one?
 

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If I can get the white one for cheap I guess this is neat since I paid a lot for my black one. I’m wholly expecting them though not to bother with the X2&3 and for the X1 to just bomb heavily because it’s not a nostalgia cash grab like the 20th even if the X line is a superior product. And knowing Bandai USA, they might just doom the X line even if it has a chance of selling by making a wave 2 or more of the X1 instead of jumping to the X2. I still don’t know why they bothered with a wave 3 of the 20th at all because everyone who wanted a 20th already has one or more. I think no one would buy a wave 2 of the X and maybe only hardcore fans would buy a wave 1 because it’s not got many classic Digimon, and that worries me. That might mean they will deem future lines of pets as a failure overseas. :c

Also hecc Bandai for not releasing the Pendulum 20th and PenZ overseas. I get that the original Pendulum didn’t release in America, I do. But does that mean the only reason they’re releasing the X line, a new pet line, overseas is because it’s a square shell and square shells might appeal to nostalgia impulse buyers? I honestly don’t doubt it seeing as even the latest news for the Pendulum Z had the line “This is Nostalgia MAX,” telling me that nostalgia is mostly what Bandai cares about right now (Even if the Z and X specifically are unique, nostalgia still seems to be a huge factor in marketing).

And then like someone already mentioned, is Sistermon going to be censored and localized for this pet? There are 2 versions of Sistermon on the white pet. Does it not matter because they’re Chibi looking pixel sprites, or will there be changes, do ya think? Because I already have the black one and would only be buying white, this is important to me. :/

Sorry for being a Debby downer. I just don’t know how Bandai is going to handle this at all based on their recent decisions and it worries me for the future of overseas vpets, which I think is a very important thing to care about since Japan vpets are so ridiculously expensive unless you preorder them (It’s still $200+ for a Pendulum 20th right now, hello :c ). We absolutely need some form of reasonable sustainable vpet market outside of Japan IMO.
 

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If I can get the white one for cheap I guess this is neat since I paid a lot for my black one. I’m wholly expecting them though not to bother with the X2&3 and for the X1 to just bomb heavily because it’s not a nostalgia cash grab like the 20th even if the X line is a superior product. And knowing Bandai USA, they might just doom the X line even if it has a chance of selling by making a wave 2 or more of the X1 instead of jumping to the X2. I still don’t know why they bothered with a wave 3 of the 20th at all because everyone who wanted a 20th already has one or more. I think no one would buy a wave 2 of the X and maybe only hardcore fans would buy a wave 1 because it’s not got many classic Digimon, and that worries me. That might mean they will deem future lines of pets as a failure overseas. :c

Also hecc Bandai for not releasing the Pendulum 20th and PenZ overseas. I get that the original Pendulum didn’t release in America, I do. But does that mean the only reason they’re releasing the X line, a new pet line, overseas is because it’s a square shell and square shells might appeal to nostalgia impulse buyers? I honestly don’t doubt it seeing as even the latest news for the Pendulum Z had the line “This is Nostalgia MAX,” telling me that nostalgia is mostly what Bandai cares about right now (Even if the Z and X specifically are unique, nostalgia still seems to be a huge factor in marketing).

And then like someone already mentioned, is Sistermon going to be censored and localized for this pet? There are 2 versions of Sistermon on the white pet. Does it not matter because they’re Chibi looking pixel sprites, or will there be changes, do ya think? Because I already have the black one and would only be buying white, this is important to me. :/

Sorry for being a Debby downer. I just don’t know how Bandai is going to handle this at all based on their recent decisions and it worries me for the future of overseas vpets, which I think is a very important thing to care about since Japan vpets are so ridiculously expensive unless you preorder them (It’s still $200+ for a Pendulum 20th right now, hello :c ). We absolutely need some form of reasonable sustainable vpet market outside of Japan IMO.
I wonder, is there some safety thing that involves the “clicker” thing being a choking hazard in the pendulums ever coming to the USA? If it contains a small part it could make it less worth it for them to go through the trouble to have it approved.

This news just makes me a little bummed as I’ve secretly been hoping for a Pen20 release stateside. Luckily I just hatched my first Coronamon version yesterday so I have something to keeP me occupied until my dream comes true.
 

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If I can get the white one for cheap I guess this is neat since I paid a lot for my black one. I’m wholly expecting them though not to bother with the X2&3 and for the X1 to just bomb heavily because it’s not a nostalgia cash grab like the 20th even if the X line is a superior product. And knowing Bandai USA, they might just doom the X line even if it has a chance of selling by making a wave 2 or more of the X1 instead of jumping to the X2. I still don’t know why they bothered with a wave 3 of the 20th at all because everyone who wanted a 20th already has one or more. I think no one would buy a wave 2 of the X and maybe only hardcore fans would buy a wave 1 because it’s not got many classic Digimon, and that worries me. That might mean they will deem future lines of pets as a failure overseas. :c

Also hecc Bandai for not releasing the Pendulum 20th and PenZ overseas. I get that the original Pendulum didn’t release in America, I do. But does that mean the only reason they’re releasing the X line, a new pet line, overseas is because it’s a square shell and square shells might appeal to nostalgia impulse buyers? I honestly don’t doubt it seeing as even the latest news for the Pendulum Z had the line “This is Nostalgia MAX,” telling me that nostalgia is mostly what Bandai cares about right now (Even if the Z and X specifically are unique, nostalgia still seems to be a huge factor in marketing).

And then like someone already mentioned, is Sistermon going to be censored and localized for this pet? There are 2 versions of Sistermon on the white pet. Does it not matter because they’re Chibi looking pixel sprites, or will there be changes, do ya think? Because I already have the black one and would only be buying white, this is important to me. :/

Sorry for being a Debby downer. I just don’t know how Bandai is going to handle this at all based on their recent decisions and it worries me for the future of overseas vpets, which I think is a very important thing to care about since Japan vpets are so ridiculously expensive unless you preorder them (It’s still $200+ for a Pendulum 20th right now, hello :c ). We absolutely need some form of reasonable sustainable vpet market outside of Japan IMO.
I wonder, is there some safety thing that involves the “clicker” thing being a choking hazard in the pendulums ever coming to the USA? If it contains a small part it could make it less worth it for them to go through the trouble to have it approved.

This news just makes me a little bummed as I’ve secretly been hoping for a Pen20 release stateside. Luckily I just hatched my first Coronamon version yesterday so I have something to keeP me occupied until my dream comes true.
I think that wouldn’t be too much of an issue because all of the Digivice pedometer games were released in America (even if the gameplay was different, they all had pedometer clickers to count shakes and steps). Also I think that unless you really tried to open it it would be very hard to get ahold of the piece that could be a choking hazard. The only screw that comes out with a regular screwdriver IIRC is the battery compartment and I think the screws that hold the shell together are some other weird type of screw you need a special screwdriver for. I don’t know about the Pen20 specifically but I know a handful of Digimon pets have screws that work that way. :/

also I’m glad you’re enjoying your DM20. Be sure to take good care of your babies and give them happy lives! :3!!
 

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If I can get the white one for cheap I guess this is neat since I paid a lot for my black one. I’m wholly expecting them though not to bother with the X2&3 and for the X1 to just bomb heavily because it’s not a nostalgia cash grab like the 20th even if the X line is a superior product. And knowing Bandai USA, they might just doom the X line even if it has a chance of selling by making a wave 2 or more of the X1 instead of jumping to the X2. I still don’t know why they bothered with a wave 3 of the 20th at all because everyone who wanted a 20th already has one or more. I think no one would buy a wave 2 of the X and maybe only hardcore fans would buy a wave 1 because it’s not got many classic Digimon, and that worries me. That might mean they will deem future lines of pets as a failure overseas. :c

Also hecc Bandai for not releasing the Pendulum 20th and PenZ overseas. I get that the original Pendulum didn’t release in America, I do. But does that mean the only reason they’re releasing the X line, a new pet line, overseas is because it’s a square shell and square shells might appeal to nostalgia impulse buyers? I honestly don’t doubt it seeing as even the latest news for the Pendulum Z had the line “This is Nostalgia MAX,” telling me that nostalgia is mostly what Bandai cares about right now (Even if the Z and X specifically are unique, nostalgia still seems to be a huge factor in marketing).

And then like someone already mentioned, is Sistermon going to be censored and localized for this pet? There are 2 versions of Sistermon on the white pet. Does it not matter because they’re Chibi looking pixel sprites, or will there be changes, do ya think? Because I already have the black one and would only be buying white, this is important to me. :/

Sorry for being a Debby downer. I just don’t know how Bandai is going to handle this at all based on their recent decisions and it worries me for the future of overseas vpets, which I think is a very important thing to care about since Japan vpets are so ridiculously expensive unless you preorder them (It’s still $200+ for a Pendulum 20th right now, hello :c ). We absolutely need some form of reasonable sustainable vpet market outside of Japan IMO.
I wonder, is there some safety thing that involves the “clicker” thing being a choking hazard in the pendulums ever coming to the USA? If it contains a small part it could make it less worth it for them to go through the trouble to have it approved.

This news just makes me a little bummed as I’ve secretly been hoping for a Pen20 release stateside. Luckily I just hatched my first Coronamon version yesterday so I have something to keeP me occupied until my dream comes true.
I think that wouldn’t be too much of an issue because all of the Digivice pedometer games were released in America (even if the gameplay was different, they all had pedometer clickers to count shakes and steps). Also I think that unless you really tried to open it it would be very hard to get ahold of the piece that could be a choking hazard. The only screw that comes out with a regular screwdriver IIRC is the battery compartment and I think the screws that hold the shell together are some other weird type of screw you need a special screwdriver for. I don’t know about the Pen20 specifically but I know a handful of Digimon pets have screws that work that way. :/

also I’m glad you’re enjoying your DM20. Be sure to take good care of your babies and give them happy lives! :3!!
You’re right, sorry I was just brainstorming. Forgot we had clickies in the old Digivices!

yep so far really enjoying raising two!
 

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Tweaked the news post based on some further information.
 

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Someone’s in trouble.
 

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Ordered this one because I'm missing the DMX version Black. But AFAIK, we will not only get the W/B version but also half of X2 and X3 (R and B) because I also ordered the R one to change the front case of my japanese X2 R which is fading. Now let's see the packaging of these, if it is not come in the blisters like the japanese versions, I'm going to hunt the DMX B japanese. Hope that it can have a reduced and more akin to normal price after this release.
 

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Ordered this one because I'm missing the DMX version Black. But AFAIK, we will not only get the W/B version but also half of X2 and X3 (R and B) because I also ordered the R one to change the front case of my japanese X2 R which is fading. Now let's see the packaging of these, if it is not come in the blisters like the japanese versions, I'm going to hunt the DMX B japanese. Hope that it can have a reduced and more akin to normal price after this release.
Where'd you order from?
 

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Ordered this one because I'm missing the DMX version Black. But AFAIK, we will not only get the W/B version but also half of X2 and X3 (R and B) because I also ordered the R one to change the front case of my japanese X2 R which is fading. Now let's see the packaging of these, if it is not come in the blisters like the japanese versions, I'm going to hunt the DMX B japanese. Hope that it can have a reduced and more akin to normal price after this release.
Where'd you order from?
One of my local seller in the community. I also live on south east asia
 
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