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
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