Posted 13 June 2007 - 08:27 AM
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Posted 16 June 2007 - 10:58 PM
Tamagotchi was originally made for children so I don't see anything wrong with the age limit and except it.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
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.
Posted 23 June 2007 - 02:55 PM
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 02 July 2007 - 11:09 AM
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.
Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:47 AM
P.S Nothing is girly about owning a pet.
Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:52 AM
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.
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.
Here is a picture of my boyish Tama (click here)
Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:55 AM
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 08:17 PM
But yes, you are kind of right.
Posted 08 July 2007 - 05:13 PM
I've never seen the V2 commercial.. can you give me a link?
Oh and the V2 Commercial was so girly! (There was boys on the commercial though) but there like
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
Edited by .&&.ChocoBunnie.x., 08 July 2007 - 05:21 PM.