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GameStop Exclusive (?) - Tiger Handheld Games (Sonic, Xmen, Little Mermaid, Transformers) - $15 Each


#1 bubster93   WOT! CAGiversary!   201 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 12:48 AM

These are 2020 re-prints of 1990's Tiger electronics lcd games. Hasbro is producing these. They will have differences from the 1990's versions to avoid confusion for collectors.

 

Pre-orders are up at GameStop:

https://www.gamestop...ger electronics

 

I can't wait to buy the Sonic 3 one! These were a lot of fun back in the day!



#2 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   5740 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 12:53 AM

Whoa, are you serious? I loved these things as a kid. Hopefully the battery or internals have improved. I'm gonna have to grab one or two. Thanks.

#3 bubster93   WOT! CAGiversary!   201 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 01:11 AM

Hope the next round of releases will have this, but the mold could be too expensive to remake:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=4sM2IT1RitA



#4 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40128 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2020 - 01:20 AM

The only way Sonic 3 will ever be rereleased

#5 thorbahn3   News Editor Super Moderators   4224 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2020 - 01:37 AM

They are on big Bad Toy store, so no, not an exclusive.



#6 The Questyen   Guess I'll just stumble on home to my cats CAGiversary!   2770 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 02:58 AM

Whoa, are you serious? I loved these things as a kid. Hopefully the battery or internals have improved. I'm gonna have to grab one or two. Thanks.


Gross. Even as a child I knew these things were trash.

#7 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5559 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 03:21 AM

The only way Sonic 3 will ever be rereleased

I'd be fine if they replaced the music just to get Sonic 3 on Switch.

I had the original Tiger handheld back in the day.  They were overall, alright at the time.

I wouldn't call them bad, especially when if you were poor like me and couldn't afford a gaming PC/Mac in the 90s.



#8 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   23628 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2020 - 03:24 AM

Gross. Even as a child I knew these things were trash.

Yeah, count me in the same camp... these were crap. 



#9 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   11455 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2020 - 03:31 AM

Wow I actually had that X-Men and Transformers one. Might dip in for the nostalgia, wonder if they are still obnoxiously loud

#10 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   15047 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 03:39 AM

Nothing screams "my parent's won't buy me a Game Boy" more than these during recess.



#11 BigManJapan  

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 03:57 AM

In for the Transformers one. Never had X-Men but would always see it advertised in various Marvel comics back in the '90s.



#12 the Gooseler   Damon Baird CAGiversary!   937 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 04:13 AM

Nothing screams "my parent's won't buy me a Game Boy" more than these during recess.

Lol I actually told my parents that after I got this i would not need a Gameboy. Come Christmas this was no longer being used and I had a Gameboy. Although I still have the Castlevania Simon's Quest one sitting right on my desk as I type this.



#13 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1832 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2020 - 04:29 AM

I'd be fine if they replaced the music just to get Sonic 3 on Switch.

I had the original Tiger handheld back in the day.  They were overall, alright at the time.

I wouldn't call them bad, especially when if you were poor like me and couldn't afford a gaming PC/Mac in the 90s.

Yeah, look. They had their place. I don't even think Tiger's handheld games were as good as Nintendo's Game and Watch series, but when you don't have much money, any port in a storm is inviting. I spent a lot of time with the pinball back in the 1980s. I also thought some of the licenses were hilarious... did you know there was an MC Hammer game where you had to dance along with him? Oh yes, that happened. (Mute the video if you value your ears and/or sanity.)

 

The question is, is there room for these in 2020? Considering that you can get an Android phone for chump change and play much more advanced software, probably not. It's going to be a nostalgia thing for the gamers who grew up with these, but they'll be laughed off by post-millennials.



#14 nietzsche74   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1710 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 04:41 AM

New Gamestop thread?



#15 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2365 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 05:20 AM

So confused.

These were awful lol.

Are they just supposed to be for nostalgia

#16 Dr_dreadful   Banned Banned   393 Posts   Joined 1.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 01:12 PM

They are not lamestop exclusive. Other places just haven't put their orders up for them. So you have no need to support shitstop 

 

https://www.bigbadto...iger electronic

 

 



#17 patcrazystar64   Human Android CAGiversary!   724 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 10:35 PM

Seriously who is this for? Why would anyone want this?

#18 Kaijuboy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   168 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 11:53 PM

Seriously who is this for? Why would anyone want this?


Nostalgia. Why else do people buy any old games/toys/etc?

#19 zebular   OG Gamer CAGiversary!   728 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2020 - 03:29 AM

Lol I actually told my parents that after I got this i would not need a Gameboy. Come Christmas this was no longer being used and I had a Gameboy. Although I still have the Castlevania Simon's Quest one sitting right on my desk as I type this.

Little known fact, there's a CV: SOTN tiger handheld and it goes for stupid amounts of money.



#20 Kaiser499   Gaming Guru CAGiversary!   4129 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2020 - 05:06 AM

They had their place back then, now with the technology we have in 2020 I don't see why anyone would want one.



#21 ravens52bears54   Thin Blue Line CAGiversary!   1590 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2020 - 08:52 AM

I can't believe there's a market for these? These things were garbage when I was a kid.

#22 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5559 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2020 - 09:09 AM

Yeah, look. They had their place. I don't even think Tiger's handheld games were as good as Nintendo's Game and Watch series, but when you don't have much money, any port in a storm is inviting. I spent a lot of time with the pinball back in the 1980s. I also thought some of the licenses were hilarious... did you know there was an MC Hammer game where you had to dance along with him? Oh yes, that happened. (Mute the video if you value your ears and/or sanity.)

 

The question is, is there room for these in 2020? Considering that you can get an Android phone for chump change and play much more advanced software, probably not. It's going to be a nostalgia thing for the gamers who grew up with these, but they'll be laughed off by post-millennials.

There were a lot of these I never heard of.  I was only interested in the Sega/Nintendo type licensed ones at the time.  I'll probably get the Sonic 3 version.

Yeah, I can't see anyone that started with a Game Boy Advance SP as their first handheld wanting any of these.  I honestly don't expect people that grew up rich and/or after the 90s to have any interest at all  in these. 



#23 ravens52bears54   Thin Blue Line CAGiversary!   1590 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2020 - 11:20 AM

There were a lot of these I never heard of. I was only interested in the Sega/Nintendo type licensed ones at the time. I'll probably get the Sonic 3 version.

Yeah, I can't see anyone that started with a Game Boy Advance SP as their first handheld wanting any of these. I honestly don't expect people that grew up rich and/or after the 90s to have any interest at all in these.

I was born in the late 70's, grew up in the 80's and early 90's, and was pretty damn poor. My cousins were the ones that got the Gameboys and Gamegears, while I was stuck with these pieces of crap. I had a few of these as a kid and would never buy them today.

#24 Davem   Picture was the top google result for my username CAGiversary!   780 Posts   Joined 1.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2020 - 12:31 PM

These should have been market tested as Christmas tree ornaments first. I too do not remember these fondly. I’m still waiting for a credit card sized Solar powered Gameboy-mini! :)

#25 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10137 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2020 - 04:34 PM

I had Power Rangers one (which was OK for the day) and a 101 Dalmations one (pretty fun and simple). I would never go back to play these again. Very basic, clunky (even with one button) and became repetitive quickly. I got a Gameboy late, so these were good for before that.



#26 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2672 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2020 - 04:51 PM

No way to preorder for in store pickup and $6 shipping. Classic GS.



#27 Josh1billion   Josh x1,000,000,000 CAGiversary!   2212 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 12:44 AM

These were the coolest things back in the day.  At least to look at.  All the fun seemed to go away once you turned the things on.  :razz:



#28 Chakius   Banned Banned   303 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 01:28 AM

I dunno .. I had great memories with friends playing Atari 2600 games, even to this day, just for fun, just for laughs.  So - TO EACH THEIR OWN!

 

My friends all grew up in the Tiger Electronics era.  Nobody speaks about those games anymore .. it's like it's a dirty topic.

 

Growing up I had Nintendo, one of my friends had Tiger Electronics.  On a sleepover at his place, all we did was play those shitty handhelds.  Whack-a-Mole is fun for a few minutes.  Imagine playing it for hours.

 

The cover art is way cooler than the actual game.  Nail 'em to a wall for decoration.  Everyone will be happy while they play some more '2600.



#29 Retroxcellence   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1764 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 01:49 AM

I found a Mega Man II and Land Of the Lost tiger handhelds at savers a couple years ago. The cool part was that whoever donated them had keep the cardboard backing from the original packaging and the manuals. I didn't even remember these coming with manuals

#30 Davem   Picture was the top google result for my username CAGiversary!   780 Posts   Joined 1.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2020 - 01:53 AM

What they should have done was make current gen games in the same mode as the old handhelds....

Red Dead Redemption 2!

GTAV

Minecraft

WoW

Halo

... and of course...

SKYRIM!!!