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The 8-in-1 Dinkie Pet is a multipet made with the same programming as the regular Dinkie pets, but there are 4 additional pets that cannot be found in any other Dinkie version. There is already a 4-in-1 Dinkie, which itself is pretty rare, but I believe the 8-in-1 version is even more rare, because I've only just started seeing it recently. In terms of Dinkie characters and growth, it comes with the standard Dino, Yuki (Penguin) and Alien characters, with an extra Puppy, Teddy Bear, Deer, Shark and Elephant. All of the characters only follow one unique growth pattern, whereas with regular (non multi-pet) Dinkie pets you usually get 3 different possible growth patterns per animal. Interestingly enough, this multi-pet has slightly different sounds from the original Dinkies; they are a lot softer and cuter in my opinion. There are also two extra icons, one for an alarm (I believe) and the other to switch between characters. I think when you switch to another character it will put your former character on pause until you go back to it. It is also quicker to change to the clock mode than other versions, which usually had a really laggy animation that would take forever to switch between the clock and the pet, so that is a great benefit. I've seen this pet in two different shell colors: teal and red. I chose teal because I hate red. I am assuming that there may be other colors out there since most dinkies come in 4 different colors, but I don't know for sure. The logo on the shell is slightly different than other Dinkies because it says 8-in-1 on it, as opposed to the individual animal name. I give this pet a 9 out of 10. I think it would have been cool if they had made three different growth patterns for each pet, and frankly the game can be a little annoying, but I love Dinkies so much and the shell is very high quality in my opinion. It also came in a really cute, compact box with really nice detailed instructions manual.

Here are some pictures of the packaging and pet:


I got this for about $37 through a middle man service called yoybuy.com, which orders items for people through taobao.com. This can be a risky venture, so I wouldn't recommend it for beginning collectors. If you want to buy one on eBay they might be extremely expensive, ranging from $90-$200 T_T

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graphic by sunngraphics of deviantart.com The Dinkie Dino (aka Rakurakudinokun) is a generic virtual pet that was out on the market shortly after Tamagotchis first appeared. It has a bunch of cute dinosaur characters. Game play is a little different. All of the icons go up and down the side instead of across the bottom and top. The Pixels are also a tad bigger. It also has more buttons that do different things. Depending on what you feed it, it will follow a different growth pattern (carnivore, omnivore, and herbavore I presume). It is widely considered to be one of the best non-Tamagotchi virtual pets ever made because it didn't just copy the Tamagotchi but seemed to take a whole new approach. Some unique features of the Dinkie Dino include: air conditioning, school, and paper-rock-scissors. I give this Virtual pet a 9.5 out of 10 for having cute characters, a cute shell design, awesome features and unique navigation. The only thing that is lacking is a pause feature, because if you accidentally forget to give it a shot it will die kind of easily. It is not a difficult pet to care for other than that, though.

Here are some pictures of the ones I currently own:


There are quite a few Dinkie Dinos available on eBay right now running in the $50-70 price range, which is kinda high considering they aren't terribly rare (I've always seen Dinkie Dinos on eBay so its not like they are a chance occurrence). Be careful when buying from eBay because there are a lot of fake Dinkie Dinos. You can tell they are fake because their screens are noticeably smaller. If it doesn't have a nice wide screen then it is probably not the one you want. It's hard to tell because they come in exactly the same package. And whatever you do, avoid the ones that say "49 in 1". They are not Dinkie Dinos. Just crummy 49 in 1s with lousy options.

Dinkie Dino Growth Chart

(NOTE: Chart curtesy of Tamenagerie.com. If you are the owner, please send me a private message if you wish to have it taken down.)


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