Join the Gold Rush for the New Limited Edition Golden Tamagotchi “Virtual Pet”
October 17, 2006

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Exclusive Golden Tamagotchi Not Available in Stores;

 

Fans Can Win One Via “Golden Month” Fan Celebration at Tamagotchi.com

 

Golden Tamagotchi(Cypress, CA – October 17, 2006) – For the first time in Tamagotchi history, Bandai America Inc. – inventor and pioneer of the worldwide “virtual pet” toy phenomenon – has designed and manufactured a special edition Tamagotchi to reward fans of all ages for their support.  Dubbed the “Golden Tamagotchi,” this limited edition toy will never be sold in stores, and only 2,000 units have been handcrafted and individually numbered for distribution in the

United States.  

            “What better way to thank our loyal fans after all these years than by creating the first limited edition Tamagotchi for the U.S. that can either be played with or left in its special packaging as an exclusive collectors item,” said Michael Riley, vice president of marketing, Bandai America.  “With a toy with this kind of exclusivity, there’s going to be a tremendous gold rush among kids to get their hands on one.”                  

“What better way to thank our loyal fans after all these years than by creating the first limited edition Tamagotchi for the U.S. that can either be played with or left in its special packaging as an exclusive collectors item,” said Michael Riley, vice president of marketing, Bandai America.“With a toy with this kind of exclusivity, there’s going to be a tremendous gold rush among kids to get their hands on one.”

To score a Golden Tamagotchi, kids can log onto Tamagotchi.com throughout October to participate in “Golden Month,” a month-long celebration being thrown by the Tamagotchi King.  After correctly answering the fun trivia question of the day, fans will qualify for a daily random drawing.  A total of 300 Golden Tamagotchis will be awarded, with a list of the winners posted on the site at the end of each week. 

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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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