Bandai archive

  • Protect your home button: Bandai Mobilepants are very, very bizarre (video)
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    Protect your home button: Bandai Mobilepants are very, very bizarre (video)

    By 21 January 2014

    We've seen plenty of strange things in our time covering gadgets for the last 11 years at Pocket-lint, but this has to be up there in the bizarro stakes.  If, it seems as many do in Japan (they've sold 1m already), you suffer from accidentally pressing...

  • Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. app now available in US on Android, iPhone owners and Brits will have to wait
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    Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. app now available in US on Android, iPhone owners and Brits will have to wait

    By 15 February 2013

    As Pocket-lint revealed last week, Bandai has just released its Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. smartphone application that brings the 90s virtual pet bang up to date. At present, it's only available for Android - iPhone owners will have a bit longer to wait. As...

  • Beware! Tamagotchi on brink of return... as iPhone and Android app
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    Beware! Tamagotchi on brink of return... as iPhone and Android app

    By 7 February 2013

    Bandai is to bring back Tamagotchi - the digitised pet you used to keep in your pocket - in the form of an app for iPhone and Android. Coming soon to iTunes and Google Play, Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. (Love is fun everywhere) is an updated version of the original,...

  • New Thundercats toys finally revealed
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    New Thundercats toys finally revealed

    By 20 September 2011

    The Thundercats toys have been a constant source of distress for Pocket-lint since we found out about their existence. Lack of sleep due to excitement over their release, coupled with a slight madness-inducing want to see pictures of the damn things,...

  • Tekken PS3 mod that you'll never get to own
    Gaming

    Tekken PS3 mod that you'll never get to own

    By 29 July 2009

    To promote the new version of Tekken 6 due out on the PlayStation 3 later this year, Bandai has created a limited edition PS3 skin to get people excited. The bad news however, is that a spokesman for the company told us that although around 200 were in...

  • Namco Bandai brings multiplayer to Pac-Man mobile
    Gaming

    Namco Bandai brings multiplayer to Pac-Man mobile

    By 5 December 2008

    Namco Bandai has updated its Pac-Man mobile game to include two new elements - a multiplayer mode and an online high-score table. Optimised for a new generation of handsets, mobile users will, for the first time ever, be able to wirelessly challenge up...

  • Namco Bandai announces Family Ski sequel
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    Namco Bandai announces Family Ski sequel

    By 3 December 2008

    Namco Bandai has announced it will be releasing a sequel to its popular Wii game Family Ski, but this time, snowboarding will be added into the mix as well. Appropriately called Family Ski & Snowboard, the sequel is planned for European release in February...

  • Catcha Beast lets you reel it in
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    Catcha Beast lets you reel it in

    By 30 January 2008

    Ban Dai is hoping to enthral kids with a high tech version of fishing this Christmas with Catcha Beast. The game, yet another craze that finds itself coming from Japan, will involve users have to search their location to find monsters to catch. Once found,...

  • Puchi Puchi bubble popping gadget
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    Puchi Puchi bubble popping gadget

    By 30 January 2008

    Ban dai is hoping to quell fans of popping bubble wrap with a new keyring that is best described as an electronic bubble packaging simulator. Launched last year in Japan, the device called "Puchi Puchi" will simulate popping bubble wrap when you press...

  • Tamagotchi get careers with Tamagotchi Jinsei
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    Tamagotchi get careers with Tamagotchi Jinsei

    By 4 February 2007

    Tamagotchi the UK's number one selling toy in 2005 and 2006 from Bandi has, according to its makers, just got better. The toy that sees you control and nurture a virtual pet has become Tamagotchi Jinsei, which promises to bring exciting new ways to play...

  • Gaming

    Bandai launches edutainment console called Bubble

    By 17 July 2005

    While the Xbox 360 and PS3 battle it out for hardcore gamers, Bandai is hoping to appeal to pre-school children with a device that will plug into a standard DVD player. Called Bubble, the device is a wireless unit that works with a household DVD player...

  • Tamagotchi Connexions review
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    Tamagotchi Connexions review

    By 23 May 2004

    Six years ago Tamagotchis took over the playground. They were everywhere. Kids and adults alike spent more time worrying about their little virtual pet than they did about themselves. Luckily for most the craze died down, we moved on to something else...

  • Gadgets

    The return of the Tamagotchi?

    By 9 February 2004

    If you thought your days as a Tamagotchi owner where stuff of the nineties, then think again as Bandai, the company that brought us the virtual pet the first time around is re-launching it as Tamagotchi Plus. The new virtual pet will not only be able...