Toys of the Nineties, Giga Pets
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This electronic toy manufactured by Tiger Electronics came out in 1997. I had one that my friend gave to me but not for long though. Well anyway, it was basically like having a pet but taking care of it on a portable keychain-sized computer. You could name it, feed it, play with it etc. like a real pet.
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samantha - January 21, 2009 - Report this comment
i had one it was a dinosore and got it to live for 33 days that was my longest!
Amanda M - February 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember i had a bunch in the 5th grade, and i had a frog one attached to my backpack when we kept our backpacks in the corner f our classroom and it started dying in class one day and was croaking really loud but i didn't admit it was mine.
lakeshia - February 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I had one when i was seven it was a cat it could get annoying at times and it would die alot because i didn't take good care of it.
lakeshia - February 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I had one when i was seven it could get annoying a times and it would die alot because i never took good care of it.
Olympianbabe - March 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I had one but the buttons came off and the screen died so I threw it away.
bob3 - May 04, 2009 - Report this comment
okay you guys are weird:/
Amanda - May 08, 2009 - Report this comment
oh the memories
cocoabutter - May 19, 2009 - Report this comment
this is weird
melzie - October 26, 2009 - Report this comment
does anyone remember a sammy the whale?? im trying to find out more about it as i still have miine in original caseing and works lol and original batteries would love some info on it if anyone knows anything please let me know
Alice - November 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I had one that was a dog, and a Barbie one that was a kitty. My elementary banned them, and my mom had to bring the dog to work with her. It died while she was at lunch, though! (T.T)
sarah - December 01, 2009 - Report this comment
okaaaaay........ this is so weird
Jesse - January 15, 2010 - Report this comment
cool, I had alot of thoses games
Nickie - February 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Me and my sis used to collect these...I wish they still had them...I don't see them out anymore. I miss them.
Lexee - March 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to want one of these sooo bad.
Julie - June 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved my giga pet! I had a dog, I think. It was red. I remember one year when giga pets were actually banned from school cause they made noise.
Matthew1011 - July 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I hate them! When I was in bed it went like DADING! It makes that noise when it wants attention. He pooped and there was a pile of cr@p on the floor. It was smoking! I don't know about you but I got up and saw what he wanted! Whenever he does something he gets sad and on the right there was a little frown I saw what he wanted (he pooped)and I cleaned his butt and I whispered I CLEANED YOUR BUTT NOW SHUT UP!!! I haven't played with him in a while he probably died
Dana - September 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I had one of these and I used to make my mom take it to work with her to feed and and make sure he didn't die. Don't laugh, you did it too.
ashley white - September 19, 2010 - Report this comment
i had one but my cousin had them all. i had the cat and the rabbit.
T - October 14, 2010 - Report this comment
mine died a few times. mom used to take care of irt when i was at school.
Jessica - October 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I had an off-brand named "Cool Doggy". I named it Courtney. :/
Kendall - October 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I had the Salem the Cat one and the Frog one. I still have Salem, and I'm looking for batteries to put in so I can play with it again :3
VAK - January 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I had a few of them, me and my friends' pets kept dying because we were kind of too lazy to take care of them. lol.
Jax Rhapsody - January 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I had one from McDonalds when they were giving away real ones. It was the see-thru blue case with the dog. I had a teacher take it from me at school once. I prefered them over the Tomagotchies as they were real animals. I wish I could find it or another one even though I still don't have time for it lol.
tati - March 15, 2011 - Report this comment
trying to look for a giga pet... i really cant member the name, but at scholl we all had baby ones... and ive seen alot of animal ones but not baby ones...
Victoria 88 - March 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I have literally around 20 or so different giga pet/tamagotchis. super big in my school in 4th/5th grade. All of their batteries are dead but I have them on one giant keychain haha...as far as giga pets go, i had a baby, a koala, a penguin, a dinosaur, and a panda. yeah i think i was more into "getting them" than i was into actually "playing them" all the time. I'd just start a new one once the other one died lol
Jan Griffiths - April 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a green kitten one I got as a promo item from KFC in '96. I'm a collector, and it's one of the best in the collection.
WantWANT - April 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I WANT ANOTHER ONE DFJKLGD D:
Olympianbabe - May 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I still have the keychain and the buttons are missing. I didn't throw it away. Also @WantWANT- What does DFJKLGD mean????
meg - June 28, 2011 - Report this comment
got one for my 6th b-day! When i turned 8 i snapped after the beeping kept me up and threw it out the window of the car.
Melinda - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
In 4th grade, a girl brought one to school and it kept talking in her locker all day! They were fun for about a week, then they became boring. Give me SNES any day...
Jenna - December 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I had a puppy I used to loooove this toy!
Ashley O - December 27, 2011 - Report this comment
i had a bunch of these even a Rugrats one
Addison - August 21, 2012 - Report this comment
this is liek a tomangethci
Pidge W - August 12, 2013 - Report this comment
I have about 5 that have never been opened. Toys r Us closed in our neighborhood in 2002 and everything was on sale I got a lot of items. The percentage off everything increased weekly until they closed. They were probably a dollar on the last day the store was open.
nina schrodawg - October 22, 2013 - Report this comment
I had one, but it fell to my neglect too many times, but I still got sad when it died. now adays, my daughter has an app on my phone of a little blob Pou and its the newaged version of a giga pet. I wish I could find a giga, that would make me feel like a kid again!
Rebecca Rose - April 10, 2014 - Report this comment
I had too many of these
Olympianbabe - May 11, 2014 - Report this comment
Are you interested in buying coin operated horses or spring rocking horses??? They are sold on Ebay. Most spring horses are made by Blazon, Wonder, Flexible Flyer, and Radio Flyer. Feel free to buy as many as you like. Good luck!!! :) Ebay account required.
Alexa - June 19, 2014 - Report this comment
I use to get into alot of trouble by brigning theses into school
Jan Griffiths - August 01, 2014 - Report this comment
I have a few of these in my Tamagotchi collection.
John - October 30, 2014 - Report this comment
It was a toy that was a clear round plastic ball with coloured nodules on outside in different colours . It had lights inside that flashed and it was battery operated and it would jump around the floor it was roughly the size of a tennis ball
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