Tamagotchi Video Adventures is a VHS released in the US in 1997. It is a 7th Level production presented by Bandai Entertainment, Inc. and has a running time of 45 minutes.
Now Museum, Now You Don't
Cosmotchi, who runs the Tamagotchi Museum, notices that while the museum has plenty of exhibits from various other planets, it has yet to receive an exhibit from the planet Earth. He decides to send a party of various Tamagotchis to Earth to find a new addition to the museum's collection.
When the Tamagotchi land on Earth in a UFO, they split into parties of two, but one Masktchi is left without any partner. The wandering Tamagotchis soon collect various things from the planet, such as a flower, television, a Walkman, a set of golf clubs, a photocopier, an ear of corn, and a Cadillac. Each time they take something, they leave behind a golden egg. Masktchi eventually finds a gumball machine and takes it, leaving behind his egg. However, the gumball machine falls and smashes on the road. Masktchi is miserable until a little girl shows up to give him a Popsicle to cheer him up. Masktchi is delighted, but upset he has nothing to give back to her, but she doesn't mind.
By the time Masktchi returns to the ship, most of the Popsicle has melted, and the rest of the Tamagotchis tease him. By the time they return to Tamagotchi Planet, it has been completely reduced to the bare stick. Cosmotchi is impressed with all of the souvenirs they had brought, but insists that everything taken from the planet must be carefully examined before choosing one for display. When he examines Masktchi's Popsicle stick, he proudly exclaims Masktchi's stick to be the winner; it showed the kindness and selflessness of the people on Earth. Masktchi is given a medal and puts the stick onto its display, and even the Gotchi King appears to show his gratitude.
Main article: What's a Tamagotchi?Following the animated short is a music video dedicated to many Tamagotchi characters that were featured in the story.
How to Draw Tamagotchi
"Bill and Handy Warhol" host a special at the end of the VHS showing the viewer how to draw almost every Tamagotchi, as well as mobiles and picture frames.
- Gotchi King
- The video is suspected to be a pilot for a Tamagotchi animated series, as it opens with a logo for "Tamagotchi Toons".
- The VHS includes an offer for a free Tamagotchi Angel, which expired May 31, 1999, long after Bandai stopped production of Tamagotchi toys.
- Several moments in the video contradict the Japanese Tamagotchi canon:
- The Tamagotchis are shown to be able to survive and explore Earth's atmosphere. This goes against the original Tamagotchi canon; Tamagotchis cannot survive in Earth's atmosphere, which is why Professor Banzo built the electronic device they live in.
- In the beginning of the video, Mimitchi (breaking the fourth wall) switches on a device that automatically translates the Tamagotchi's alien language into English for the viewer. In Tamagotchi Honto no Hanashi, the Tamagotchis are already fluent in Japanese.
- This is the first appearance of the Gotchi King. He would not appear in any Japanese Tamagotchi media until the Keitai Kaitsuu Tamagotchi Plus, with a strikingly similar appearance.
- When Mimitchi and Pochitchi play with the television, they make a reference to The Ren & Stimpy Show, with Pochitchi acting as Stimpy, and Mimitchi as Ren.
- One of the museum artifacts is a hand making a Vulcan salute, in a container with pointy ears and described as being from the planet Vulcan. This references Star Trek.
- Bill references former US president Bill Clinton with his appearance, a part in the music video depicting him in front of an American flag and a line saying that he's running for office, and the fact that he plays the saxophone.
- Ginjirotchi has a similar voice to Elvis Presley and references him throughout the cartoon. In one scene, Ginjirotchi has an Elvis hairstyle and outfit, and dances like him. Furthermore, the car he brings for the museum is similar to Elvis Presley's Cadillac except red instead of pink.