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The eyes. The EYES!

In 1991 Hasbro aquired the Tonka Corporation, which included the Kenner Products and Parker Brothers® divisions. In 1992, they made several advances internationally, including entering the Asian Marketplace with the purchase of Nomura Toy Co., Ltd. of Japan. It seems that Nomura Toy (野村トーイ) was the manufacturer of the Littlest Pet Shop in Japan, as instead of the Kenner (ケナー) logo their packaging bears the T.N. logo. This makes sense, though, because by this point they were actually owned by Hasbro as well.

The most distinguishing feature of these Littlest Pet Shop figures is the eyes, as those in the sets from the first year have eyes that are simple black dots. In the US and other foreign releases this style is only seen on animals such as the turtles, hamsters, and toucans, with most of the other animals having more elaborate Barbie/MLP-style painted eyes. The sets from the later years of the Japanese versions, however, seem to better match the style of the US ones eye-wise. In fact, just as with the various European sets, only the packaging is different. There are also two different logos that I know of... the earlier one is found at the top of this page, while the 2nd one appears on some of the Sparkling Pets sets.
The eyes. The EYES!

At the moment this list only contains the sets that I have been able to find on the internet. If there is not a picture, it means that I don't have a good individual picture. There are many more I'm 99% sure exist (based on backcards) but I'm waiting until I actually see them in a lot to add them. By the way, all the pictures that actually ARE on this page are from various auctions sites on the internet, with the exception of the two puppies inserted into this summary which are part of Leah's collection. I do not actually own any of these sets. I have also noticed that some seem to have a sticker with the UK Littlest Pet Shop logo placed over the Japanese one. Many of the sets also seem to come with the Japanese version of the Family Album brochure. I'd love to have scans from this!

Right now I have just listed everything under the US names. I also don't have a Japanese keyboard. If anyone would like to send me the typed versions of the Japanese names I would love to include them! I hope that this list continues to grow. These LPS are definitely an interesting variant... even if only the sets from the first year are actually unique.






Ready to Go Pets - かわいいおともだち
Happy Puppy
(dot eyes)
[No Photo]
Hurrying Hamsters
(Dot eyes?)

Jolly Toucan
(dot eyes)

Bashful Bunny
(dot eyes?)
[No Photo]
Color Change Chameleon

Frisky Kitty
(Dot eyes?)


Ready to Go Pets - かわいいおともだち
Perky Pup

Busy Hamsters
[No Photo]
Jolly Toucan
[No Photo]
Snuggle Bunny

Racing Lizard

Playful Kitten
[No Photo]

Cozy Home Pets - みんなであそほう
Bobbing Fish
[No Photo]
Puppy Pals
(dot eyes)
[No Photo]
Magic Monkeys
(dot eyes)

Jogging Gerbils
4匹のマウス
(dot eyes)


Cozy Home Pets - みんなであそほう
Glittering Goldfish

Happy Pups
[No Photo]>
Swinging Monkeys

Bustling Gerbils
[No Photo]

Pet Presents - いつもなかよし
Toddling Turtles
2匹のカメ
(dot eyes)

Playful Puppies
2匹のこいぬ
(dot eyes)

Marching Mice
3匹のマウス

Cutesy Kittens
2匹のこねこ
(dot eyes)


Pet Presents - いつもなかよし
Tiny Tortoises
[No Photo]
Frisky Pups

Itsy Bitsy Mice
[No Photo]
Charming Kittens
[No Photo]

Mommies and Babies
ママとあそぼう
Mommy and Baby Puppies
[No Photo]
Mommy and Baby Bunnies
[No Photo]
Mommy and Baby Kitties
ねこのおやこ
(dot eyes)


Pal Around Pups
Prize Winning Pups
ワンワンワールド
(dot eyes)


*The Japanese set has a white scottie instead of a black one!


Splash Happy Puppies
(dot eyes)
[No Picture]

Playsets
Pet Shop
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Care Center

Zoo Playset
わくわくどうぶつえん


Chatter Pets
Chirpy Birds with Nesting Home

Chirpy Tree Friends with Woodsy Home
[No Picture]
Purry Kittens with Kitty Playtime Condo


Pets On the Move
Garden Tag Pets
こいぬとおともだち


Splashtime Pets (ちゃぷちゃぷらんらん )
Swimming Ducklings with Pondside Nest

Deepsea Divers with Coral Tank

Jump n' Splash Frogs with Lily Pond
(かえるのきょうだい)


Zoo Pets - けんきにあそぼう
Zoo Baby Bobcat

Zoo Honey Bear
くま

Zoo Playful Sea Lion

Zoo Desert Parakeet


Zoo Keep Me Safe Pets
Zoo Jungle Bunch

Zoo Polar Pets


Zoo Nursery Pets
ごきげんあかちゃん
Zoo Baby Tiger

Zoo Baby Chimp
チンパンジー

Zoo Baby Zebra
しまうま
[No Photo]

My Real Pets - おめかしだいすき

Playful Persian
ペルシアねこ

Clever Collie
コリー

Lively Shih Tzu
シーズー

Sleek Siamese
シャムねこ


Sparkling Pets - おすましあまえんぼう 

Fluffy Persian Kitty
[No Picture]
Proud Crested Cockatiel
かごのインコ

Silky Yorkie Pup
ドレッサーのヨークシャーテリア

Royal Bombay Kitty
こねこのプリンセス


Sparkling Pond Pets
Twinkling Sledding Party

Water Garden Kitties
[No Picture]

Sea World Stars - うみのにんきもの
Baby Shamu
シャチのあかちゃん

Winston Walrus
セイウチ

Pete and Penny Penguin
2わのペンギン

Dolly Dolphin
イルカ


Sea World - Shamu Family Playset
シャチファミリー




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