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The Tamagotchi Spirit


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Posted 28 July 2011 - 07:51 PM ( #52 )

I'll send it.I miss the days when you would go out shopping and you saw 30 people with tamagotchis.*sigh* Now it's all Bluetooth and iPhone and crap.You would see more people walking around with phones glued to their ears rather than checking on a tamagotchi.I say we all clutter Bandai's customer support inbox with links to this topic.They need to start advertising more and maybe making tamas for all ages and everyone again.Not sparkly pink with rainbows or something.I'm a girl but i'd rather not feel like a 3 year old walking around with something that has sparkles and rainbows or...glitter *shivers*.


Yeah, whenever I walk into a cafe with a Tama people look and think "Isn't she too old to be playing with kids' toys like that?" and it's as if I'm riding in on a tricycle. I prefer keeping them in my pocket and when people ask me my phone number at school and I say I don't have a phone, they're like "Whoa, OMG, you don't have a phone yet?". But when I bring out my Tama, I say to the others "Whoa, OMG, you don't remember the first virtual pet?". But no response. No effect. :angry:

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 07:57 PM ( #53 )

When I went shopping to The Warehouse, my mom asked one of the staff: "Excuse me, do you have any of the little figures that go on Tamagotchi?" and then the staff said "I don't know...maybe in the toys section?" and murmur things like "Long time since I saw those..." and "Nobody ever buys them anymore..." then we go to the girls toys section and after a bit of hunting, behind a load of Littlest Pet Shop collectables, were two Tama-Go figures. I often find them near La La Loopsys (girlish) and Moshi Monsters Moshlings (neutral-ish), so they're mostly in the Gender Neutral section.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 07:36 AM ( #54 )

Finding a tama in a purse is like finding a flying pig! :(

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 12:34 PM ( #55 )

Yeah, whenever I walk into a cafe with a Tama people look and think "Isn't she too old to be playing with kids' toys like that?" and it's as if I'm riding in on a tricycle. I prefer keeping them in my pocket and when people ask me my phone number at school and I say I don't have a phone, they're like "Whoa, OMG, you don't have a phone yet?". But when I bring out my Tama, I say to the others "Whoa, OMG, you don't remember the first virtual pet?". But no response. No effect. :angry:

I know exactly what you mean.All of my friends except one hate tamas,they think they're "stupid" and ask me "why do you still use those?"I minus well be 3 feet tall and have a giant lollipop and a Barbie in my hand.:P I have a phone but I HATE sitting there texting,it's annoying to me.You could be talking to your friends in person or at least on video chat.I had a sleepover with 4 of my friends,two out of the four had tamagotchis.They kept asking me why I was playing with it and "what's the point?".My reply was "they're cute and fun,that's why." No effect just like with your case.:/

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 12:53 PM ( #56 )

There isn't much Tama spirit left, even in myself(even though I still play them) but when someone calls them childish or stupid, I kind of make a game of it. I'll make a stupid face and be all "Oh yeah. My momma got it for me today. I can't wait to go home and play with my new Barbies!" Then I roll my eyes and laugh at them. :) I stopped caring if they're childish, I like them.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 10:37 PM ( #57 )

Well me and my two besties are all Tama fans. Whenever we get together we always bring our Tamas. So our Tamas always stay together! No matter what others say! I LOVE TAMAS!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 10:32 AM ( #58 )

I think the "Tama Spirit" is definitely fading away. Take me for example. I'm 17, and I haven't played with my Tama in maybe a year? I haven't even come to this forum in a long time. I just decided to come because I recently found my Tama and was thinking about activating it again. Once in a while I'll play with it, but I get bored of it eventually. Maybe I'm just getting too old for it. I would never be seen in public with one.

I think the Tama company should make them more appealing for a bigger audience. I think they should go back to step 1 where all you had to do was take care of your TamaPet through feeding and cleaning, etc. It would make the older generation who had a Tama when they first came out want one again.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 10:50 AM ( #59 )

Back to the Basics? Indeed, I agree with that. Although I LOVE my others... The orignals will always have a special place in my heart. My p2 I almost ruined the back of (The first...) I go back to that specific ONE even if I bought another P2 just so I could play with a P2 again without worrying about my back/cover falling off or the batteries comming loose.... I'm sure its that way with other people too.

If they went and did a questionaire on Bandai America/ Tamatown... I'm sure that might help. What people like. Reviews... etc.

They could go back to the originals (Beef up the pixels, make them smaller and slightly more higher resolution) Maybe add that backlight people seem to like... Or greyscale/mono-chrome the originals a bit. Nothing more. Nothing else added or removed.

Revert to the original size. The original cracked boarder would be nice... People liked that and it was reconizable to the naked eye...

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 09:40 PM ( #60 )

I think they should go back to step 1 where all you had to do was take care of your TamaPet through feeding and cleaning, etc. It would make the older generation who had a Tama when they first came out want one again.


But, don't forget, we have several examples here of eleven-year-old girls who had their first Tama when they were 5 and it was a V4. There are plenty of people who love the new features of the iD L, Tama-Go, Music Star and the school feature starting from V3 was a really big hit. I think it would upset a lot of the younger fans, kids aged 9-14, to see that we're back to simple big pixels with the P1. I think they should do a Tama that has everything, you can get AP like on the Angel, water cleaning like on the Ocean, school like on the earlier Connections, toilet training like on the Tama-Go, a family like on the V5, instruments like on the V6, Tama Market and Pets and Henshin Jo from the iD L and so on. So that all the younger fans can get their Tama-Go features, all us 9-14 year old fans can get our V4 features, and all you older fans can get your Angelgotchi features.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 05:54 AM ( #61 )

See the thing is, I am really the only person I know with ANY Tamagotchis. I don't know whether it is my age group (I'm 21) or whether people just aren't that interested anymore. I absolutely love Tamagotchi. I had a REALLY rough childhood, and I used Tamagotchis and books as an escape mechanism... and now even heading into my adult years, nothing brings me that sense of escapism or relaxation then sitting down with a Tamagotchi or a book. Some people get really attached to these things, me included, but when I want to talk about them, this site is the only place I go. If I looked at one of my friends and said "Oh my goodness, I just managed to nab a a Santaclautch" or "My Angel tama takes so many walks a day" they would look at me like I was speaking Chinese. One of my friends saw my V3, i think it was anyway, and was like "Wow holy crap do they still make those?". Its a little sad to know that the community they bring so much joy to has dwindled down. Even when I browse through old threads here, so many account say something like "Inactive account" or "Joined 2006 - 37 posts". See I have some disposable income, and maybe that's a factor in keeping people enthralled. Like you all know its pretty darn exciting knowing there's a parcel in the mail bringing you a brand new Tama for your collection. Or maybe its because the Japanese Tamagotchis have kind of over taken the western ones in popularity, and not many people really have say a spare $100 for a colour Tamagotchi. Whatever the reason its sad to know maybe these once loved pixel pets don't appeal to that many people anymore :(

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Also I live in Australia and go window shopping quite a bit, and still have NOT seen a single Tama-Go or figurine in Target or K-Mart or Woolworths or Toys-R-Us. I can't find them anywhere :S

Edited by CuteLilChibiTama<3, 02 August 2011 - 05:57 AM.


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Posted 02 August 2011 - 06:48 PM ( #62 )

I know exactly what you mean.All of my friends except one hate tamas,they think they're "stupid" and ask me "why do you still use those?"I minus well be 3 feet tall and have a giant lollipop and a Barbie in my hand.:P I have a phone but I HATE sitting there texting,it's annoying to me.You could be talking to your friends in person or at least on video chat.I had a sleepover with 4 of my friends,two out of the four had tamagotchis.They kept asking me why I was playing with it and "what's the point?".My reply was "they're cute and fun,that's why." No effect just like with your case.:/


My friend was over my house when I grabbed my Tamagotchi to check it's health meter, she asked what it was and I told her. when I played a game with it she said "That thing is stupid." I called her stupid, made her leave my house and she's not my friend anymore ^.^

And I'm trying to teach one of my friends the character names Lol, I made and printed out some flash cards, she keeps on mixing up Memetchi with Ichigotchi and the only one she knows right off the bat is Lovelitchi.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 04:49 AM ( #63 )

Here in france it's dead since the release of V5....It's sad, because it's hard for me to find Tamagotchi's to buy. When you look on ebay, there is less and less tamas for sale T-T

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 01:31 PM ( #64 )

When I went shopping to The Warehouse, my mom asked one of the staff: "Excuse me, do you have any of the little figures that go on Tamagotchi?" and then the staff said "I don't know...maybe in the toys section?" and murmur things like "Long time since I saw those..." and "Nobody ever buys them anymore..." then we go to the girls toys section and after a bit of hunting, behind a load of Littlest Pet Shop collectables, were two Tama-Go figures. I often find them near La La Loopsys (girlish) and Moshi Monsters Moshlings (neutral-ish), so they're mostly in the Gender Neutral section.


Whoa. In Toys R Us,I find the Tamagotchis near Top Trumps and Digivices. I didn't know The Warehouse treated Tamas like that.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 08:49 AM ( #65 )

I searched Target for the new Tama-Go. No luck. :( The person we asked said she hadn't seen those since she was 8. :( We went to Toys R Us. We found some! I got a green one. :) I now have 4 two green ones and two white ones. :) I have 3 figures (not counting the lites.) :)

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:06 AM ( #66 )

good for ya violetchiluv im an asian who lived in malaysia and the toys r us around my state dont even have tama-go and when i asked the staffs they said that they dont know when the tama-gos will be made again and some said that they dont get a single tama-go since jan 2011 :( . i was sad when heard dat so i went to some online auctions and got 1 second-hand rarely played black tama-go. i think i was a little bit lucky anyway :D

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 09:14 AM ( #67 )

There is still tamagotchi spirit, but kids born in the 2000 don't know a thing about them, but all my friends have one now!!!

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 09:23 AM ( #68 )

There is still tamagotchi spirit, but kids born in the 2000 don't know a thing about them, but all my friends have one now!!!


Uhh...I was born in 2001, but you're kind of right there, I haven't met a single kid in the country apart from 1 girl who was borin in 1999 who knows what a Tama is.