I remember when I first got a Tamagotchi v3 as a birthday present in Toys R Us and it was my best friend till it finally break.
Posted 25 July 2014 - 12:36 PM
I was in like reception/preschool/kindergarten at the time, and one of the popular kids in my class got out this red tamagotchi version 2, and every breaktime everyone would crowd round her and ask to have a turn on her tamagotchi.
Then friends of this popular girl all got tamagotchis, and connected with each other's tamas and stuff. I remember them telling me all sorts of made up stories of what your tamagotchi could do - someone told me that hatching an egg could take "months" XD
And when you played "Bump" you'd be automatically connected to the millions of players around the globe who were playing Bump at the same time. That would be pretty cool and I bought into the idea for actually some years until Dad explained what Infrared was - the only way different tamagotchis could connect XD
So one day I asked my dad for a tamagotchi.
I don't even know why but he said yes straight away.
The day after I asked him I came home from school one day and he gave me a carrier bag with something inside it. I pulled the object out of the bag and found a brand new, sealed transparent pink tamagotchi. (SEALED! Sounds totally amazing ten years later, I'll be lucky if I ever see a sealed V2 again!)
So finally I connected with the other people in my school who had tamagotchis. I remember my friend list being legit full, which seems insane now because I know of no one in real life who has a tamagotchi and is still into them XD
Mom made me a ribbon necklace thing, in which I put my tamagotchi and a collection of keyrings on it. It was so cute!
Then I left it on my coathanger in school one day, and when I came to take it home, it was gone.
Someone stole it
All my tama-friends I'd made from connections were actually really sympathetic. They went on quests to find whodunit, and eventually directed me to this boy who had the exact pink tamagotchi I had. I was too shy to demand proof that it wasn't mine, though. He did swear he didn't take it, so I guess that's good enough pour moi.
Then Dad bought me another one. Another one! Can't imagine him buying anything for me now XD I had a choice of a different colour, but no, I wanted my pink transparent again
So to stop anyone stealing/pretending my tamagotchi was theirs, Dad engraved my name on the side of my tama with a hot pin.
No one ever stole that. But I did lose it when we moved house...
It's funny, three of my tamagotchis have been stolen in my lifetime! Some people are soooo disrespectful.
Posted 26 July 2014 - 09:26 AM
^^^That's why I keep mine in my purse. You never know who you can trust. One of my Tamas was a gift from my Dad too, and it's even more special now since he's deceased. I never even play it anymore.
Posted Today, 08:03 PM
Mine was a V4.5 that my best friend gave to me when I was in 1st or 2nd grade...I REALLY regret trading it, I really do..