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Posted by jasen221 on 06 July 2012 - 01:57 PM
Posted by TamaMum on 11 February 2012 - 07:38 AM
oh nononononono... dont change it..
tbh, ill probably quit by then.
youve changed a bit too much for my liking.
That's a real shame. It sounds like you are saying you would quit TamaTalk because the design of the logo changed and because we upgraded the site's software (the original software we ran was ancient and VERY vulnerable to being hacked because it wasn't being updated for security). O-o
I know it can be hard to adjust to changes especially when you liked the site exactly the way it was before, but try to think about all the members you've met and got to know, the different info you find useful here - not just about tamas - and the help / friendship you yourself bring to TamaTalk when you visit. Don't forget that others will probably miss you if you quit! Seems such a shame to threaten to quit over a logo design...
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Posted by graficks on 14 June 2012 - 11:11 AM
I won't because I am not in the least surprised that Bandai took this approach with their North American branch of Tamagotchi. After poor sales, lack of interest and advancing technology, it was time for a complete product refresh. (whether we like it or not) I'm not trying to justify their new approach, but given the tech-hungry consumer industry here in North America, I believe a colour screen, feature rich Tamagotchi priced at $60-80 would have done poorly regardless. The toy industry is so radically different here than it is in Japan. In fact, more folks are interested in playing $0.99 cent apps rather than investing larger amounts of $$$ in a quality toy that provides unique gameplay. The toy industry is changing rapidly and I think Bandai found themselves at a crossroads with this brand. "Are North Americans going to eat up another release of a Tamagotchi (let's be honest, the brand was becoming exhausted after the Music Star and TamaGo) or should we approach this differently?"
I don't know who or how Bandai gathered their market research to initiate a re-brand of Tamagotchi in this direction, but it makes sense to me. No, I'm not happy with the direction they're taking, but from a business licensing perspective they need to reinvent themselves to keep current. 20-29 year old females are BIG MONEY spenders. Can they tap in on that audience? I'm not sure. Most companies just "follow the money". Business will be business. (not that I agree with this model or anything)
With all of this speculation aside, I still love Tamagotchi. I love my vintages, my Connection series and my ID L's. I love every one of these little plastic eggs just the same (OK, maybe my white ID L just a little more than the others). And while I'm disappointed that I won't see a new North American release any time soon, I'm going to cherish what I have - because I'm not going to waste my precious time hating on Bandai for making to what I perceive as a mistake. They can go ahead and make girly clothing and bath soap. I'm still going to play and collect my Tamagotchis with the same fuzzy-feeling-excitement I had before this release was made public.
Whatever comes next for the Tamagotchi brand may or may not be great. But what we've got here and now are amazing communities full of life, support and great friends. We don't need a corporation to keep our spirits alive - we do it ourselves!
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Posted by GotchiGuardian on 25 July 2014 - 09:31 AM
Okay so you all probably know that I purchased my second ID L at the weekend.
You should know.
You might know.
You... Could know?
Okay you know what. let's start again.
Hey everyone! I purchased my second iD L at the weekend! Used, amazing price, from the UK, and the best part is - IT CAME WITHIN TWO DAYS.
To whoever sold it to me (they're proooobably on TamaTalk) thanks so much for an awesome deal and fast shipping.
More to the point.
When I got my white iD L last year, the first thing I did was crochet a cover for it.
I couldn't do crochet, since the translated garbage books we had lying around the house just didn't make sense and frustrated me.
So I totally made up my own crochet.
I ended up with a knotted
mess masterpiece with no gaps or holes anywhere.
It actually looked pretty cool. I did it in fluffy purple yarn (since I always wanted a purple iD L and thought a purple cover was the next best thing) and it fitted quite nicely to my new tamagotchi.
Little did I know that this simple woolen cover would save my tama's life.
I have this simply darling little baby brother who's one year old. He's becoming incredibly naughty and likes to toddle into my room and mess with my stuff. Last week he trundled to me, his cheeks stuffed with sweets, and in his hands a sweet packet which I'm sure I kept out of reach of children. It took me a great deal of chasing him round the house and trying to bribe him with something else before I got my soggy sweets back
The other day he decided to mess with my iD Ls.
I had put my purple cover on my purple iD L. It looked quite fetching! I left it on the piano that's next to my bed. Then I shut my bedroom door and went to research something on ye olde laptope.
What I was actually "researching" was inspiration for my new blank canvas I was working on.
I have a tiny room, you see, and it's barely big enough to fit a bed in it. It used to be my house's music room, hence the reason I keep bashing my feet up against the piano every time I get out of bed in the morning.
So I had my paints and canvas on my bed. I had an array of acrylics and a palette of water there too, much to Mom's justified annoyance.
So I looked up from my inspiration to behold my little brother beaming ear to ear, and walking towards me with a "I HAVE YOUR TAMAGOTCHIS, WHAT YOU GONNA DO ABOUT IT???" look on his face.
Babies and tamas don't match. I can tell you that.
WATER and tamagotchis don't match. I. Can. Tell. You. That.
So I grabbed my iD Ls from his chubby little hands and suddenly realised
that my purple iD L
the one from my dreams
IMAGINE MY HORROR.
MY DREAM TAMAGOTCHI
MY AMAZING PRICE
MY SUPER FAST SHIPPING
I literally did scream. I whipped the cover from my iD L and dared to look at it again.
The cover was completely soaked.
The back of the iD L was completely dry.
my dream iD Ls
CAN. YOU. BELIEVE. THAT?
My lack of crocheting skills had just actually come in handy! Just when I had actually learned to crochet properly!
I turned the tamagotchi over in my hand and looked at the screen.
My fruit-itchi salad bowl guy grinned at me reassuringly.
But in front of him
a whole layer of H20.
Water was seeping into the tamagotchi from the one place I hadn't covered. The screen.
This discovery resulted in another scream.
When I say scream.....
I rushed into our schoolroom and thrust my tamagotchis on the table.
Then I whipped off the back battery cover and tried to take out the batteries. If ever they leaked or got soaked I was in biiiig trouble.
I was racing against the clock now. How long would it take for the water to seep through to the circuit board? I didn't want to think about it.
I look one last look at my fruit guy and pulled the batteries out with one final lever. I'm sure he'd be willing to give up his life and short iD L progress if it meant his future generation were saved.
After that I rushed back online and searched the forums on TamaTalk.
iD Ls. Taking them apart. It had to have been done before.
In anguish I rephrased my keywords.
Thank goodness for binary. WE LOVE YOU BINARY OKAY
He had taken apart an iD L before. Pfft, of course he had! Debugged it too by the looks of it. Whoa.
Through his pictures/reassurance, I carefully unscrewed and prised open my beloved tama.
This is for your own good, I thought as the circuit board began to come into view.
The cement/putty/thingy that holds the wires in place had me scared at one point. I thought it might be vital to the whole thing and one nudge would break my whole system.
I was that paranoid.
Funny, I'd taken apart like millions hyperbole duh of connection tamagotchis before, but taking apart this one was like taking apart my first. Really scary.
The back was kinda easy to take off. Schwiiing, I was careful not to separate it too much from the circuit board.
After the circuit board came away, whew, I can still hear my sigh of relief. In my paranoid brain I was expecting some complicated colour screen thing, but no, just the familiar black screen came into view.
And then... The front!
And the water. Eek!
The time I had spent Tamatalking was precious. The water looked as if it'd kinda soaked the actual screen. But I pushed aside my panic and ran to get some cotton wool.
The cotton wool... Failed.
In my paranoid panic I had forgotten the first rule about cleaning electronics: neverrr use... Um what's the word... Things... Like tissue.... That shed... Things... Fibres... Yep, never use them.
So as I started working away at this damp screen, I noticed that some cotton fibres were sticking to the screen.
And I had a little panic because like
THE WATER HAD GONE
ONLY TO BE REPLACED BY LINT
Omigosh that’s the word! Lint. Lint. Is it? Tissue and cottonwool contain lint? I don’t know. Anyway.
I had on a lint-free shirt at the time, so after desperately scraping cotton off the sticky edge of the screen with my screwdriver, I used my shirt to dust off the lint.
Then, I balanced the buttons on the shell and squeezed the tamagotchi circuit board to the shell.
Had I fixed it? Was my tama water-damaged forever? Only time would give the answers I searched for, so I resolved to waste as little as possible.
Putting the tamagotchi back together proved rather difficult.
It got stuck. I screwed back the circuit board and found that the sound/battery wires bulged out of the sides when I tried to press the back together.
Crisis! Should I shove the wires back in, or… Wait?
Yeah, like I’m going to wait 6 hours till my technical Dad comes home when my tamagotchi’s destiny is on the line. Pfft.
As carefully as I could I placed the wired back into the shell. The plastic still wouldn’t come together all that flatly, but after some screwing (and trial and error) I had my tamagotchi reassembled and ready for testing.
With trembling hands (mm I may be exaggerating just a tiny bit) I put the batteries back into their compartments.
THE SOUND WAS ON! That was a start! I hadn’t damaged the wires by
shoving laying them down in the shell! Good sign!
Slowly I rotated the tamagotchi, where the screen had sprung back to life and the two “Download/Reset” buttons appeared.
I selected “download”.......
And who should appear but the smiling face of Mr Fruitysaladchi!
I couldn’t believe it
And I still can’t describe the utter relief I felt.
Can you imagine if I hadn’t have “crocheted” that cover for my white iD L? The water would have gone straight into the battery compartment, probably straight into the circuit board, and cleaning the screen with a scrappy lint cotton wool ball certainly wouldn’t cure it of its ailment.
What a trauma.
I hope you actually enjoyed reading this little anecdote of my life, and that you come to know that
Tamagotchi Covers Save Lives! Make them, sell them, buy them - just do whatever it takes to protect your tamagotchis!
Oh yes, and make sure you keep out of reach of children and pets and... People.
(I actually deserve some sort of medal. Like, I think I'm gonna be putting on my signature something like “I TOOK APART AN ID L, I CAN TAKE APART ANYTHING!”. I mean honestly, if you’re one of those people who question everything, don’t be… Offended. I’m not exactly going to take apart a Macbook Air Pro or whatever the latest gadget is these days, but the iD L is close enough for me).
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Posted by Admin on 07 February 2014 - 12:15 PM
All topics in the new TamaTalk Logs forum will be clearly marked:
NO COMMENTS or COMMENTS OK
If a member's log shows NO COMMENTS it means "do not post in my personal log" - please respect their request.
- We don't want to see "I know it says NO COMMENTS, but I just had to ask you this,... etc."
- If you have a question or comment, use the PM system to send them a message.
If a member's log shows COMMENTS OK it means "you can post comments / ask questions in my personal log", however, please do not:
- post rude or argumentative replies in another member's log - respect TamaTalk site rules and keep comments friendly, respectful and positive towards everyone
- ask questions that could be more easily (and more usefully) be posted in What Happened To My Tamagotchi or Help for New Tamagotchi Owners forums
- post comments so often that the personal log becomes a discussion topic or chat room where there are more posts made by others than the member who is running the log
- spam a member's log with emoticons or one word comments like "Cool! " / "Interesting!" - we have the "Like" button for those kinds of responses - please use it
If you are running a log with the COMMENTS OK tag please remember that naming and shaming or attention seeking behaviour is against TamaTalk site rules.
We don't want to see:
- "Everyone must hate my log, no one ever posts comments" or "Please tell me what you think! I'll only post more if people like it!"
- "Post questions here about this version" - We have the TamaTalk Help forums for those kinds of questions
- "Come to me for questions/answers" - TamaTalk Help forums!
As always, if you are having problems with unwanted comments in your log topic, do not start arguing or flaming.
You can report any post by clicking the small yellow REPORT button in each reply box and one of the TamaGuides will deal with the report.
If (after a trial period) you change your mind and want to switch from COMMENTS OK back to NO COMMENTS (or vice versa) please use the REPORT button and the TamaGuides will deal with the report (this is not an invitation to change your mind on a random basis and ask to switch back and forth)
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Posted by PoesRaven on 20 November 2011 - 04:29 AM
kiss them good night
sit them around you when you watch your shows
gain the nickname tama mama [or dada for the men ]
talk tamas with your family and show off that cute character you got
their beeps are sometimes more effective than your alarm clock and could probably wake you from a coma
hold contests with your tamas, the ones that win get a special spot on your person when you go on trips [so they can see the world the rest stay in your pocket]
you keep them in your hoodie pocket when it is cold out so they are warm
name them after characters from your favorite shows or characters you have created
save up for tamagotchis all the time and get them in the order of your most wanted, going into in depth research, to decide which ones they will be [getting them all eventually of course]
the most effective way to get you to talk is by taking your tamagotchi away from you
if you take a nap you set your tamagotchis next to your pillow in case they beep for you
in case you don't notice... I am guilty of all... I am a sad excuse for an adult v_v
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Posted by FerociousStrike on 14 September 2014 - 01:09 AM
I just got Coffretchi on my TF. I drew each stage:
It came out so pink.
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Posted by PurplePyonkotchi00! on 19 July 2014 - 10:55 PM
Yaay I made something
Name: Snowy Moriritchi (so unoriginal lel)
Base Character: Moriritchi
How to obtain: You have to have snowy weather on your 4U 2 times with Moriritchi
Notes: While I was thinking of possible post-adult forms for Moriritchi, my sister was filling an ice cube tray and that got me thinking about snow. And Moriritchi's hair/bun/ears/whatever reminded me of snowmen for some reason, then BAM Snowy Moriritchi
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Posted by ichiro.malfoy on 04 December 2012 - 09:28 AM
Guys just seriously trust me on this, if super important, you have to be more supportive! If we dont, who knows what will happen!
I hate to be rude, but I don't think you should be forcing your own opinions with the rest of the people who thinks otherwise.
As part of the non-L.i.f.e. crowd, I will tell you that we support Bandai in a way that we criticize its actions which we think does not cater to us fans. If we didn't support Bandai in the first place, why should we care? Why were we in this forum? What are we doing here, right? If we never really cared, we'll just let them do all the things they want, be it good or crappy and not waste time discussing things about it. But supporting does not only mean giving positive feedback, but giving negative feedback as well. This kind of information gives Bandai crucial information about what their customers REALLY want.
Yes, we get your point in supporting Bandai - and no one is forcing to you withdraw it. We respect and value your response. You should behave likewise. We are all entitled to our own opinions.
If Bandai America really does do something that interests us in the near future, I don't see any reason why we should not support it. After all, we're all here for that very reason.
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Posted by Admin on 13 June 2014 - 01:45 PM
This weekend is pretty special... This Sunday, June 15, our little community here will celebrate its 10th birthday! TEN!!! YEARS!!! I still can't believe it myself. This place was started for fun in 2004. I had no idea it would still be alive and well ten years later. Things have changed a lot in ten years... Much like the various tamas that have come and gone in the past ten years, this community has grown and changed quite a bit... We are at over 92,000 members registered and well over 1,600,000 posts as of today... That's crazy to think about!
I really want to extend my thanks to every on of our members (past and present) for helping to make this place what it is today. Thank you... From the bottom of my heart... Thank you!
Now... Let's party!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAMATALK!
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Posted by -Ra- on 10 October 2013 - 01:16 AM
They also get so surprised that Tamagotchis are still around, and in full color now. I think like with anything else in life, it's your attitude which will affect the reaction. If you are ashamed of your collection and make it obvious that you are, you're most likely gonna get a negative reaction. However, if instead you display your passion and pride in your hobby and collection, people get excited with you. It's all about your own outlook I think.
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Posted by Cave Johnson on 30 July 2012 - 11:55 PM
There's a point where enough is just enough. I realise I don't even care anymore. This thing seems to exist only to torment me, and over these last few days it's done a bloody good job of that. But enough is enough, if this thing thinks I'm going to go quitely, it's dead wrong. I raise my pistol once more and fire at that dark form again. This time, I don't stop, not until I've fired every bullet I have. Eight shots, nothing that size could survive this. But I know that it won't have done anything. I was wrong, it did do something, it made it worse. A lord and obnoxious voice fills my head. "THAT WAS A MISTAKE, ALIX". I scream as it lunges foward, showing its true face. I open my mouth in horror and disgust as I stare at it. It smiles. Suddenly, everything is . I scream, but the doesn't stop. is everywhere. I try to claw my own eyes out, but I now realise nothing can possibly stop . My own body begins to tear itself apart. My physical form dissolves under the gaze of .
My soul is torn from my body, and as it dies I enter a room. Completely nondescript. At first I think this is hell, but I quickly realise that this is something even worse, trapped deep within us all. I am alone, and as I look around I can only see one thing.
If you couldn't guess this is meant as a parody of some creepypastas. I know there are a few people who will jump on the "omg hes trollllllllllin" train but I'm aware of what trolling is and this isn't it sory buddy. It's meant to be amusing by being disturbingly bad, kbro?
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Posted by mew0099 on 05 July 2012 - 08:08 PM
so basically we've all kind of seen the people here -
there are the
- tama fans ( you guys who stay within the tama forum areas, log about your tamas, take pictures, status update with "my mametchi just had a baby!" or something similar )
- hetalia fans ( you guys really like hetalia and it's a huge topic in tamachat 45% of the time, you also make quite a large amount of tamatalk user-wise )
- half-halfs ( you guys talk about tamas but travel around the forums more, sometimes logging and role-playing or hanging out in non-tamatalk )
- others ( you guys talk about anything that's not tama-related, usually they're roleplayers or avid writers/drawers, and stop playing with tamas a while ago or never did )
and it seems recently there have been a few fights among the four groups! :c
let me get this straight: we're human. it's not our fault we have freedom to think differently. it's not our fault we have opinions. it's not our fault we like things you don't! ;o
and i'm sorry you guys are upset by this, but.. this is kind of silly!! :0
so loves, i think this down here is the right thing to do, you don't have to follow this exactly, i just think i'd be a good thing to keep in mind.
if you are a tama fan? i'd recommend staying within the tamatalk tamagotchi forum, it's probably the place right for you! but please please pleeeease don't tell us non-tama playing people to pick up a tama and tell us off when we actually have never played a tamagotchi. but if you really are disrupted and want a better place for your log or something, why not head on over to tama-zone for more tama-related stuff? there is a LOT more tama stuff there and i think maybe keep your fun stuff and logs here and post more serious tama-related stuff there. ( I AM NOT FORCING YOU TO, YOU GUYS, I'M JUST RECOMMENDING ITTTTTTT :V )
if you are a hetalia fan? i'm perfectly fine with you guys here and i don`t see anything wrong with hetalia, but it's not really the kind of thing i like. please don't annoy the tama fans too much though, i think they just need a bit of space. there actually isn't as much tama stuff here as you think!
if you are a half-half? i appreciate that you are not extremely obsessed with tamas and you're not telling non-tama playing people to immediately pick up a tama and start playing. but be careful of being to drawn to one side than another; some people you know might not appreciate it (trust me, i've experienced this first-hand)
if you are an other: hey! welcome to my side of tamatalk, haha. usually i just kind of hang out in non-tama areas but sometimes pick up a tama and get obsessed again, haha. i guess you can take from what i do if you want? but you don't have to, don't worry UuU!
so yes! sorry if this is a bit rushed but i needed to do this quick.
(tl;dr) please pleeeeaaase respect everyone else even if they are very different from you and honestly i hope this is all gonna work out okay for everybody c;!!
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Posted by Admin on 15 June 2012 - 02:56 AM
HAPPY 8th BIRTHDAY TAMATALK!!!
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Posted by FerociousStrike on 24 September 2014 - 06:11 PM
Here's Painaputchi and Bokuhoshitchi by request. Sorry it took a little while. Also, I hope you don't mind that I drew two separate pics. They're perfectly square, so they're make good avatars if you so desire.
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Posted by Eternal Mametchi Fan on 18 July 2014 - 08:43 PM
Create your own Tamagotchi 4U Form
To celebrate the announcement of the Tamagotchi 4U, I have made a contest in which you can create your own Post-Adult form!
What is a post-adult form? Click here! (view the gallery to see examples)
How to enter:
- Choose any adult-stage Tamagotchi character. It doesn't matter whether or not they're raisable on the Tamagotchi 4U, and it doesn't matter whether they already have official post-adult forms. The only thing that matters is that they must have been an adult-stage character on at least one Tamagotchi release.
- Design and draw your very own post-adult form for the character you created. It can be digital or traditional, and it has to be colored in.
- In your post, give a name to the post-adult form you have created.
- Also in your post, describe how the post-adult form would be obtained on the Tamagotchi 4U. (e.g. by not feeding them enough, giving them lots of baths, etc)
- Upload your entry to the TamaTalk gallery, TinyPic, or any other image host and post it in this topic!
- You can submit a maximum of two entries. This may give you more of a chance of winning, but you won't be qualified to get two prizes (only one of your entries would be chosen as a winner).
- This competition is open to ALL members of TamaTalk.
- Post your entry/entries in this topic only; please do not PM them to me or anything.
- Don't copy another member's entry; it's okay if yours is coincidentally similar but I'll be able to tell if you've made a deliberate copy
- All TamaTalk rules apply; no swearing, violence, or anything else indecent in your entry.
How long will the competition run for?
The competition starts from today and ends on September 20, 2014. About two months. This is one week before the release of the Tamagotchi 4U, and also gives time for enough members to create and share their entries.
Who will judge the winners, and how?
Me and my friend DJYellow22 will decide on the winners, and we will judge by creativity of the design. Your drawing skills do not matter! As long as you've created a post-adult form with a unique concept, you have a chance of winning.
When will the winners be announced?
They'll be announced on September 23, 2014. This gives three days for winners to be decided.
What are the prizes?
There are three winners.
1st place prize: Lifetime Angelgotchi membership + 1 free art request of any Tamagotchi character
2nd place prize: Normal Angelgotchi membership + 1 free art request of any Tamagotchi character
3rd place prize: 1 free art request of any Tamagotchi character.
I'll pay for the angelgotchi memberships and gift them to you! I have $15USD saved up specifically for Angelgotchi prizes. I vow I will give out the promised prizes to the winners. I sent the $15 to my boyfriend's PayPal so I can't spend it and he promised to keep it for me until the contest is over, and I always buy stuff with a Credit Card anyway. ;3
Have fun, and happy entering!
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Posted by Admin on 15 June 2013 - 08:27 AM
Today is TamaTalk's ninth birthday! Can you believe it?!
Nine years is a long time in anyone's life... It sure has been a big part of mine. I want to make sure I express how grateful I am to all of you for helping to make this community so special. You all help drive me to keep working towards keeping TT online for everyone to enjoy. Thank you... To all of you!
Happy Birthday TamaTalk!
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Posted by binary on 03 June 2012 - 06:09 AM
Notice that at the center is the Tamagotchi toy, but all around it are many tie-in products: toys, the anime series, arcade games, console games (for Nintendo DS), snack foods, clothes, books, stationery, books, etc.
I imagine Bandai America has finally figured out that the toy by itself, as an orphan product won't work. They've got to build product awareness, using a wide range of Tamagotchi character products, to keep it in the consumer's mindspace. They may not have a Tamagotchi toy planned for immediate release, but if this campaign is successful, I imagine a new Tamagotchi toy will be coming.
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