Hey ya'll, I'm gonna ramble about Digimon and digivices for the next however-long it takes you guys to read through this journal. Like... I'm gonna really
nerd out here. I recently got my Japanese 15th Anniversary edition D3 digivice, and I was wondering if anyone else here was into Digimon too!
I have the black one on the right (always preferred the black one as Wormmon is actually one of my favourite Digimon!).
I used to own many more digivices, but now I'm down to just these two. The one on the right is the anniversary edition, and the one on the left is the original from 2000. The main noticeable difference right away is the lack of Wonderswan port on the new one, as that is pretty irrelevant nowadays. And yes, I did keep the packaging for the anniversary edition, I just didn't have it with me for this photo sadly, so I nicked the image with the plushies from Google Images!
The japanese Digivices were always
much better than the crummy Western versions we got. Ours were made entirely of cheap plastic, and had a tiny screen with bad sprites for the Digimon. The Japanese versions also came with a scanner that could detect electronic waves, and you could receive eggs from them (if you use it on your phone when the screen is on, you can get eggs from it!). Sadly, this feature was also docked from the Western release.
Here they are next to each other (also nicked from Google, sorry!):Japanese version on the left, English version on the right.
The Japanese version was also always more accurate to the digivices in the show too: From left to right: Japanese toy, the anime version, the Western Digivice.
They've also put up the pre-order for the Japanese D-Ark digivice from Digimon Tamers, although I can't justify forking out more cash on these as they are very pricey after paying import and middleman fees, and I could barely justify even one haha (I got the D3 as it's my favourite digivice, and the price only skyrockets after the initial pre-orders are sold out). But this one, you can do the card slash thing with it to power up your digimon, and I assume there will be more levels and digimon in it than the original, like on my version.
Alright. Nerd ramble out!