Bandai - Tamagotchi Celebrity Auction Advisory

by Jay Cochran
June 17, 2004




Bandai America Auctions Celebrity-Signed “Tamagotchi Connection” on

eBay to Raise Funds for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

What: What do Jack Nicholson, Jessica Alba, George Lucas and Tony Hawk all have in common? They’re amongst the first in the U.S. to play with the newest version of the original virtual pet - Tamagotchi Connection. Already a huge success in Japan, Bandai America is celebrating the return of the Tamagotchi phenomenon by placing special unopened packages of the new Tamagotchi Connection up for bid on eBay, The World’s Online Marketplace®, months before it is available at retail. To add to the excitement, each has been specially autographed by celebrities from film, television, sports and fashion. All proceeds from the charity auction will benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Auction Items:

- Tamagotchi Connection signed at the Target A Time for Heroes Celebrity Carnival to Benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation by 44 celebrities including: Jack Nicholson, George Lucas, Seth Green, Ted Danson, Rachel Bilson, Bonnie Hunt, Tony Hawk, Dave Foley and more!
- 20 Tamagotchi Connection unsigned
- 60 Tamagotchi Connection T-shirts signed by: Jessica Alba, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Tiffani Thiessen, Catherine Bell, Alyson Hannigan, Survivor Castaways and more!

Where: For more information and to bid on the items, please visit

When: The series of 10-day listings will begin on Monday, June 21st with new items being added on June 22nd and June 23rd.

About Tamagotchi Connection:
Simulating the life cycle of an animal, Tamagotchi Connection lets kids experience the fun and responsibility of feeding, tending to and caring for their digital pet. Owners can care for their Tamagotchi by selecting various controls to feed it food or snacks, play games to keep it fit, clean up after its messes, tend to its needs when it becomes sick and turn off the lights when it’s sleeping. The new, advanced technology in Tamagotchi Connection allows the virtual pet to become friends with other Tamagotchi, visit its friends to give gifts or play games, and eventually create new generations.

About The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is the worldwide leader in the fight against pediatric AIDS and other serious and life-threatening illnesses affecting children. The Foundation’s innovative research programs, collaborative training initiatives, advocacy efforts, and rapidly expanding international programs are bringing dramatic changes to the lives of children worldwide. To learn more, please visit the Foundation’s Web site at


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