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Posted 09 November 2010 - 04:16 PM ( #1 )

Put some new batteries in an old Tamagotchi P2 [edit - not a V1] I dug out the other day - works like a charm. Circa 1997, haven't touched it in 13 years!

I just ordered a V5 on Ebay yesterday, forgot how much fun these little critters are!

http://graficks.posterous.com/33007086

Edited by graficks, 09 November 2010 - 04:46 PM.


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Posted 09 November 2010 - 04:22 PM ( #2 )

Do you mean a P1/P2 (it's probably a P2 if it's leopard print...I haven't seen such a print on a P1)? The V1s (the first Connections) came out in 2004 and aren't considered "ancestor" Tamagotchis (here's a pretty good list: http://www.tamatalk....showtopic=21219). They're fun nonetheless. Glad you're getting back into them! :)

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 04:35 PM ( #3 )

Hey OldSchoolTama,

Thanks for the input! I uploaded a picture of the Tamagotchi I first purchased back in the 90's. Refer to my previous post, I'm pretty sure it's not a Tamagotchi Connection, but I'm no expert on the different versions. Needless to say, it's still as fun as I remember it to be!

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 04:53 PM ( #4 )

Oh wow! Well, it definitely is a vintage Tamagotchi but I'm a bit confused. I've always considered the leopard print to be a P2 design and furthermore, it says "Tamagotchi" at the top (another characteristic of P2s), yet the box you have is that of a P1 (white with purple and pink trim). Interesting! There are a few sure ways of distinguishing between P1s and P2s though. One is to look at the background. I can't see it clearly in your picture, but it looks like it might be swirly, indicative of a P2 (as opposed to a checkered background on the P1s). Also, you could take a look at what the medicine icon looks like: if it's a needle, then it's a P1. If it's a spoon and bottle, it's a P2. HERE is a great list of other differences. Either way, I think the one you have is one of the more rare designs. Thanks for sharing! :)

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 05:18 PM ( #5 )

Very cool! It's definitely a P2 as the background and medicine icon are both as you describe for the P2 generation. Thanks for all the great info, I kept referring to my Tamagotchi as a V1, now I know the correct classification.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 05:33 PM ( #6 )

That is irrefutably a P2. It would seem that the American models retained the same packaging as the P1s at least at some point. It's easy to tell a P1 and P2 apart if you're looking at a boxed Japanese or European P1/P2. European P1s have a pink instruction leaflet, whereas the P2s have a minty-green one, for instance.

Also: there is a leopardskin P2 going on eBay for about 80 at the moment, so you must have a pretty rare colour there. :)

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:22 PM ( #7 )

Wow, I've never seen the leopard print one. I love vintage tamagotchi's, you're lucky to have one that still works! Congrats.

And yes, tamas are great fun. I currently just have a p2 running, my only vintage tamagotchi. I hope to get more of them!

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 07:58 AM ( #8 )

A leopard print P2 was my very first Tamagotchi! :D
http://img.photobuck.../myfirsttam.jpg

My parents absolutely destroyed the battery cover/back while trying to get it off after stripping the screws, though. :{

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 06:32 PM ( #9 )

Very cool, Minty! When did you first get this Tamagotchi? Mine was back in 1996/1997 - how time flies.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 10:22 AM ( #10 )

Back in 1997 is when I got it. :)
Like I said, my parents were the ones who damaged it. I was a kid, so I went to them to help me change the batteries. XD Never again!
The only person I trust with my virtual pets nowadays is myself. XD