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Posted 20 May 2007 - 03:06 PM ( #35 )

Well. I'd say pets. They don't look anything like humans except for maybe a couple of characters (like Makiko looks like a girl). As for school and preschool and everything that is like a human life cycle. But don't think are pets, as in cats or dogs who can't be seen to become bakers or anything in the real world, just think of Tamagotchi as very unique pets that can do their job and go to school in their unique virtual world.

Also humans are eventually able to feed themselves, get toilet trained, open mail themselves etc. But Tamagotchi have to be fed, cleaned up after (even at adulthood) and you have to open mail for them. I suppose that if they didn't have to be then what is the point of Tamagotchi being a virtual pet?

I agree with you.

But some pets do go to some kind of 'School' like if a dog was training to become a Guide dog, or a hearing dog for the deaf. I consider my tamagotchi just something to mess around with when I'm bored, and it keeps me occupied :nyatchi:.

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 04:50 PM ( #36 )

Thats a really good thought i would of never thought of that!! It kinda sounds like they r becoming humans! :P how cool/weird :o [FONT=Impact][SIZE=1][SIZE=7]Thanx for sharing!!

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 04:53 PM ( #37 )

It seems like evolution to me. They came to Earth about 10 years ago, and humans took care of them. Generation after generation, they began to adopt human technology, characteristics, and practices, such as attending school, brushing their teeth, gambling, playing instruments, playing with toys, reproduction rituals, etc. It's fun to spend a week or two with a P1, then take a look at the V4s and see how much the Tamagotchi species has come as a whole in 10 short years, no? But no matter what, they're always dependent on the human race for care and guidance.

This is an interesting topic!

The background story to Tamagotchis has never changed, although they seem to emphasize it less with the newer versions: They are aliens who discover Earth, and in an effort to learn about us, send a ship to Earth which crash lands. A Professor and his assistant find the crashed aliens, and put them in little protective eggs so they can better survive our atmosphere, and thus Tamagotchis are born.

The Tamagotchi aliens the themselves seem to have changed over time as they learned more about human culture, and now they and their home planet is starting to look more like Earth. Maybe a bizarre form of Westernization? :D To me, they always seemed more like an advanced, intelligent species than a pet. After all, they did figure out how to get from their planet to ours somehow, right? :D

At first, I didn't like the new generation Tamagotchis, especially the ones that go to school, etc. But it makes more sense, after some thought. Now, it's more like they live here on Earth, but migrate to school/work until they eventually decide to move back to their home planet, instead of being stuck here as bored adults just waiting to get fed every day.

But what's weird to me, is how does this advanced alien race that creates efficient space travel not understand the concept of potty training? I know Tamagotchi isn't meant to be taken super seriously, but it's fun to think about anyway. :lol:

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 10:08 PM ( #38 )

Cool topic, I would think of them just as pets. They are not very self sufficient and they go to school to learn and have a job after they are done with school to earn money in our human world. I love the new v4 its my first one. I got it at good will for $2.50 at goodwill. I think bandai is using the v4 for an introduction for this generation of spoild rotten bratty kids who dont know the value of family and money (not saying all of them but you know the kind).

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 02:32 AM ( #39 )

I think pets but BanDai shouldn't keep making them more "human" like! I have the Ver 4 and seen that they have just changed nothing but more things to collect,buy and educate our little loverable tamas. Much have changed since version 1 the original but I still think our latest "human" like tamas are still our original tams.

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 11:30 AM ( #40 )

Cool topic, I would think of them just as pets. They are not very self sufficient and they go to school to learn and have a job after they are done with school to earn money in our human world. I love the new v4 its my first one. I got it at good will for $2.50 at goodwill. I think bandai is using the v4 for an introduction for this generation of spoild rotten bratty kids who dont know the value of family and money (not saying all of them but you know the kind).

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omg.... they sell Tamagotchis at goodwill? OMG! I gotta go to goodwill and maybe find another V4, V3, V2, P1, P2, Tamagotchi Angel, and maybe even a Mutsu!

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 10:37 PM ( #41 )

Well they dont sell them people donate things and i happened to find one. and BOT
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Posted 06 June 2007 - 08:42 AM ( #42 )

I don't see them as real pets. I see them more as a hobby. One case in point, a dog cannot be restarted when it dies like a Tamagotchi can.

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 01:49 PM ( #43 )

I'm not sure if that's what hallie meant, GotchiGirl...

I think that Tamagotchi's are still pets, but they are begining to act like humans. It's hard to explain, and I'll edit this post as it comes to me. o.o;;

I agree, they are getting more and more independent and human-like. The Jinsei (V.4) and Entama's life is similar to that of a human.

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 08:04 PM ( #44 )

Well, Versions 1-3 are pets, adorable little animals for children and adults alike. What i dont like about Version 4 is that they have made tamagotchis too human...Tamagotchis are cute little creatures...a great pet...not a human.

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 10:43 AM ( #45 )

i think they were pets in the originals, and in the V1 and V2/V3. Now they look more as characters, you know? You can feed them and clean after poop but they go to school and work, it's a little strange for pets...

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 09:17 AM ( #46 )

i think they are still pets but yet they are half human. even if other people dispise this it doesn't matter what you think is what you think and i think they are both. more of a pet than a human. just go with one or the other! pets for me and other people. humans for people who think differently!!!!lol love yall :D :nazotchi: :) :P :mimitchi:

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 09:09 AM ( #47 )

I almost think they're human-iod pets! Sure they grow up like regular humans and pets but they act like pets. Then they are self-reliant. So they're almost 50/50. Honestly I consider them electronic pets. :D

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 09:02 PM ( #48 )

[COLOR=green][B]I think that they are pretty human-like!
I don't really think that they are PETS because they don't really look like the average pet you would have in your home such as:dog, cat, fish, turtle, bird,etc.
I've never really actually thought about this before but as I said before i think they are more human-like than anything.