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Gundam 00 (anime)

The conflict rages on in the second season of Mobile Suit Gundam 00 as the crew of the Ptolemaios resurfaces after four years in hiding.

Sunday, 1 February, 2009, 12:00am

Geeks will be praying towards Causeway Bay as group opens giant anime game arcade

There's a new Mecca in town for geeks obsessed with Japanese action figures. Toymaker Namco Bandai tomorrow is opening its first amusement facility outside Japan.

18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Riding the wave

As Bandai's chief Tamagotchi officer, Takeichi Hongo is the brains behind the release of Tamagotchi II and a veteran of the first Tamagotchi craze. Hongo was responsible for coordinating the design and sales of T1 and ultimately for the blowout that almost sank the company.

16 May 2004 - 12:00am

Games makers hope to spark new console craze

A gaming console, complete with fighting robots and Internet interaction, is on its way from a Hong Kong software maker into the hands of United States youngsters.

Fucom has signed a licensing deal with US-based and Nasdaq-listed Toymax International to distribute the toy. There was no demonstration because the toys are not yet in production.

13 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

TOP 10

Items bought last week in Toys'R'Us

1 Tomy Tomica Diecast Vehicle Pack ($16.90)

2 Bandai Sharkler action figure ($69.90)

3 Bandai Kabutak Deluxe Set action figure ($139.90)

4 Bandai Gerotan action figure ($69.90)

5 Bandai Kabutak action figure ($69.90)

13 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Tamagotchi for the Net

Bandai Co and 7th Level have developed an Internet version of Bandai's Tamagotchi virtual pet and will offer it through Microsoft's Internet browser. The Desktop Tamagotchi will be released on September 30.

9 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Parents' blessing for angel?

Japan's youngsters are queueing round the block for the latest versions of Tamagotchi pets - palm-sized angels and dinosaurs Parents who have watched their children get hooked on Tamagotchi chickens, should be warned. New versions of the game could have them raising bugs, fish, dinosaurs and even angels.

25 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Virtual chicken out of class of its own

Life is strange. You'd think the happiest man in the world would be the boss of the company which invented the Tamagotchi, that infuriating virtual chicken computer game, wouldn't you? Well he isn't. Bandai Co recently announced a loss of eight billion yen (about HK$528 million) for the financial year which ended in March, down from a profit of 10 billion yen the previous 12 months.

18 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Shoppers fall for a virtual pet

A JAPANESE 'virtual pet' that dies without food and lashings of love was snatched from Hong Kong shelves within minutes of going on sale in the territory.

Even fast-rising prices in the few toy stores with remaining stocks of 'Tamagotchi' have not deterred fanatics, many of whom queued outside Sogo department store in Causeway Bay to grab all 400 within half an hour.

6 Apr 1997 - 12:00am