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Posted 13 June 2007 - 08:27 AM ( #35 )

Most people in my class have a Tamagotchi!(Some boy and some girls)

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 05:36 PM ( #36 )

Yeah, I guess that is a bit disappointing. I think that Bandai should make some boy designs and some girl designs, or designs that could be both boy-ish and girly. Take a look at the V4.5 designs - some designs are girly like the Hawaiian Blue and, just like what PeaceFrog777 said some are boy-ish like the Black Flames design. Others can go either way, like the Stained Glass design, but I do get how boys feel. I guess that most Tamas are rather girly, and only some are boy-ish. And yes, I also think that Bandai should make their Tamas for EVERYONE, not just for children.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 04:59 AM ( #37 )

BanDais annoying me now. I'm a boy, and mostly every tama I have is girlish 'cause they never have boy designs. I'm made fun of for having a Hawaii flower V3 (AGGHHH!), a lightyellow butterfly V2 (AGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!), a sunflower V4 (AGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!), a darkpink flower V2 (AGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!), and much, much more! I'm also forced to hang out with girls (I don't mind) because they're the only ones who appreciate me having girly tamas! And they also care about my tama's life!

Edited by ~Mr.Canvas~, 15 June 2007 - 05:01 AM.


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Posted 15 June 2007 - 07:32 AM ( #38 )

I think all of my designs are neutral (except, to a lesser extent, by blue V1). I have solid blue V1, Dark Green camo V2, Snakeskin V3 (broken because I tried to disable the debug-it worked but now my tama "runs out of batteries" every few hours) light green camo V4, blue with candy Entama, and Rising Sun V4 (I still wish I'd gotten a Glow In The Dark! It was out of stock! Darn!). They all seem neutral to me.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 09:43 AM ( #39 )

Just about every girl in my old class has atleast two!!!! Eventually the boys started asking to play with them. Now almost my entire old class (we graduated just the other day) has atleast 3 tamagotchis!!!!!!!! i think their aimed at girls but both girls and boys like to play with them!!!! BanDai is like any other company:split thier products to either girl or boy. Companies can't see both girls and boys can like the same stuff!!!!!!!

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 10:58 PM ( #40 )

On Age Target:

Tamagotchi was originally made for children so I don't see anything wrong with the age limit and except it. The designs sometimes bother me, for the most part when they consist of childish ones. *sees self now walking around with a lipstick V2* (never in my life!) Like quite a few of the V4.5 designs though :(

On Gender:

Bandai has defiantly been aiming at girls buying tamagotchi from the start in 2004 with the femine designs. Seems like very few male designs have been made since then. I personally believe its whatever floats your boat. Doesn't matter by gender or age just by what interests you.

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 02:55 PM ( #41 )

Okay, let's take two average children of equal age (about 8, let's say).

The boy is playing in the backyard with action figures. There's no such thing as a baby Captain Falcon. No, you want the grown man so you can blow things up. Great, enough with the violence. He moves on. Now what? Legos. He wants to create something from the bottom up. He doesn't want to raise it. He wants to be able to turn it into whatever he wants, not leave it up to chance. Mother's intuition? I think not. That's the father's intuition. The father is the one who seems to do most of the discipline in the average, partriachal family. [Despite the efforts of feminist groups, most families are patriarchal. It's natural.]

What about the girl? Well, she's playing with her barbie dolls, raising up little Kelly. Maybe she's playing teacher with her stuffed animals. But violence?! No... that's what icky boys do with their cooties. Gross. The mother's instinct is to nurture, yet leave most to chance. She is forced to leave almost everything (except for fetal alcohol syndrome and all that jazz) up to fate during pregnancy. She loves the child how it is and will congratulate it for being itself. The girl has been maternal from the get-go.

Well, then. Enough with the hypothetical. What would Freud have to say about all of this?

Anthrax: Nice to have you on the show today, Mr. Freud.

Freud: Nice to zee you!

Anthrax: Now, what do you have to say about stereotyping in children's toys?

Freud: Vell, it iz quite obvious zat children between ze ages of 3 und 12 experience ze phallic stage, vere zey battle with ze libido an incredible amount.

Anthrax: And what does this entail?

Freud: Zis entails ze Oedipus/Electra complex, which shows us zat children become extremely attached to ze parent of the opposite sex and jealous of ze other parent, showing marked increase in anger toward him/her.

Anthrax: Interesting... and what does this have to do with Tamagotchi?

Freud: Vell... ven you are jealous, because a guy you like likes anozer girl, vat do you do?

Anthrax: I attempt to do what he likes about that girl...yet better.

Freud: Exactly!! And vat does ze mother do?

Anthrax: She takes care of the children. Feeds them, helps them get ready for bed... that's the essential foundation of the mother-child relationship.

Freud: You see, zis is vat ze girl vill vant to do better. She vill vant to be able to raise children better zan ze mother!!

Anthrax: Ah! I understand. Thank you, Mr. Freud.

Freud: Anytime, Anthrax.

Anthrax: Well, we're out of time on this segment of The Anthrax Show. See you next time!!

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 07:04 PM ( #42 )

My 7 and 8 year old boy cousins are 100% boy and they each have two tamagotchis.

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 06:02 PM ( #43 )

There was this mean kid named jake at school who always made fun of me for playing with tamagotchis. He was always saying, "were you playing with ur tamagootchy thing in the bathroom?" and "why do you play with a little girls toy?" so, i know people think its for little girls but i think it could be for anyone. I hope Bandaii makes them more unisex.

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 07:40 PM ( #44 )

I really believe that the whole Tamagotchi thing is for little kids now. The commercials are riduculous and some of the designs make me want to throw up. I was completely fine with the v1 back in 2004, because I felt that Bandai took a very successful product and made it metter while still sticking to what made them fun in the first place. After that, mainly in the v4 now, Bandai has made the whole thing into a child's franchise. The characters have all been forgotten except for Kuchipatchi, Memetchi and Mametchi. They all seem more human now, not like pets at all. You can dress them up, take them to work. I have sent numerous complaints to Bandai regarding the target audience and how it is turning away the true and original Tama fans. I think every needs to start sending numerous complaints to Bandai. Sometimes they listen to their fans. I say we tell them what we want! :o

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 11:09 AM ( #45 )

I'm 11, & I'm not very fond of girly things.
I love the V4, but when I saw the commercial, it gave Tamagotchi a bad name.
Some tom-boyish girls in my class all had V4's, but they had a hard time getting a V4 that wasn't girly.

Edited by .x.ChocoCookie.x., 02 July 2007 - 11:09 AM.


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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:47 AM ( #46 )

Im a boy, I love Tamagotchis. I don't have a girly design I have the red and grey and white graffiti design. I think Tamagotchis are for everyone even adults!

P.S Nothing is girly about owning a pet.
MT34,

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:52 AM ( #47 )

Yeah, I guess that is a bit disappointing. I think that Bandai should make some boy designs and some girl designs, or designs that could be both boy-ish and girly. Take a look at the V4.5 designs - some designs are girly like the Hawaiian Blue and, just like what PeaceFrog777 said some are boy-ish like the Black Flames design. Others can go either way, like the Stained Glass design, but I do get how boys feel. I guess that most Tamas are rather girly, and only some are boy-ish. And yes, I also think that Bandai should make their Tamas for EVERYONE, not just for children.

I have an American V4. Im a boy, and I think only a few out of all the designs are pretty boyish and the rest are girly.

Here is a picture of my boyish Tama (click here)

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:55 AM ( #48 )

Oh and the V2 Commercial was so girly! (There was boys on the commercial though) but there like

"Shopping Spree"

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 03:51 PM ( #49 )

Exactly! Whenewer I go to target or somewhere, They are always in the girl isle!


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Posted 03 July 2007 - 08:17 PM ( #50 )

yes, sometimes it seems like that, but at least that they have some boyish designs. My friend who is a guy loves tamagotchis. He has some of the guy designs. He always plays with my tamagotchis at school and he didn't seem to mind the girlish design I had on mine. But I do think that there are a lot of girlish designs out there now. And yes, they are trying to sell them to mostly children, but I think they are for all ages.
But yes, you are kind of right. :D

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 05:13 PM ( #51 )

Oh and the V2 Commercial was so girly! (There was boys on the commercial though) but there like

"Shopping Spree"

^_^ I've never seen the V2 commercial.. can you give me a link?

Anyway, I'm a girl and I like those 'cutesy' sort of animes at times and stuff.
I don't like the girly American V4 designs, though. I have a Pink Kuchipatchi V4. (It's Australian)

And what's up with the kissing in the V4 commercial?? I mean, if they're targeted at younger children, then the kissing wouldn't be necessary!

I'm 11 1/2.. I can't believe people would expect me to like that commercial o___O

-Bunnie

Edited by .&&.ChocoBunnie.x., 08 July 2007 - 05:21 PM.