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Is Bandai America Going to STOP making Tamagotchi?


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Ribonitchi

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 02:30 PM ( #18 )

i asked the people of bandai here what they said:

Bandai America appreciates your interest in Tamagotchi.

As of this writing, there are no new Tamagotchi toys planned for release by the end of this year or shortly after.

We do continually add new items so there is always a possibility of newer Tamagotchi toys so we shall keep your question in mind for consideration.

Best wishes,

Customer Service
Bandai America
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:20 PM ( #19 )

i asked the people of bandai here what they said:

Bandai America appreciates your interest in Tamagotchi.

As of this writing, there are no new Tamagotchi toys planned for release by the end of this year or shortly after.

We do continually add new items so there is always a possibility of newer Tamagotchi toys so we shall keep your question in mind for consideration.

Best wishes,

Customer Service
Bandai America



Hm.....well, maybe my they will send me a different response! Let's hope for the best! :lol:

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:06 AM ( #20 )

Hm.....well, maybe my they will send me a different response! Let's hope for the best! :lol:


I very much doubt so. Especially since both of your messages are asking the same question/s, Bandai's Customer Service probably will send you something similar to what they sent to Ribonitchi. :hanatchi:

Besides, it's only been slightly more than a year since the last official Tamagotchi release. We can't keep continuously creating conspiracies and rumours just because another one hasn't been released. It takes time to think up ideas you know! ^_^

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:04 AM ( #21 )

this is the response I got


Bandai America appreciates your support of Tamagotchi.

Here at Bandai, we appreciate comments regarding our products and are proud of our reputation as a manufacturer of high quality items that are fun and satisfying for all. By alerting us to areas where improvements can be made, consumers like you help ensure that we will continue to meet this high standard.

We apologize for the disappointment you have experienced with the newest Tamagotchi designs and will share your comments directly with our product development and marketing teams so we can continue to make great toys.

Thank you,

Customer Service
Bandai America
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 11:08 PM ( #22 )

as much as I would hate to have to purchase all my tamas off of ebay, i think this is something that we're just going to have to wait and see. i'm going to positive, and assume that maybe they're thinking of new ideas for the product as we speak. c:
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:47 PM ( #23 )

i personally think that if they decide to stop making real (plastic egg) tamagotchis then they should soo make a kind that you can play with on your iPod touch or iPad, and not just a game but like a real whole tamagotchi, just on, as i said, you iPad. xD
but thats probably not happening.

i don't want to see them go, i just think they should update the tamagotchis a bit to something kids now days want to play with. :P

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 10:33 PM ( #24 )

Hmmmm.....I still haven't gotten a reply yet. But hopefully I will soon! :lol:

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 08:47 AM ( #25 )

They don't even have tamagotchis at my local tamagotchi supplier (otherwise known as Toys-R-Us). :( I got a Music Star off of eBay yesterday. :)

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 06:03 PM ( #26 )

They don't even have tamagotchis at my local tamagotchi supplier (otherwise known as Toys-R-Us). :( I got a Music Star off of eBay yesterday. :)



They don't have them at the Walmart or Target by me anyomore. (they have auctually NEVER been at the walmart by me that I've seen) AND they were going on sale at the Toys R Us by me too, so they probably won't sell them there anymore either.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 06:54 AM ( #27 )

I live in essex, england and the place to get tamagotchis was toys r us, argos, woolworths and tescos, toys r us being the main one. Now woolworths have shut down. The only place that is selling tama gos is argos everywhere else sells v6, they don't even sell the figures! :(

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 11:12 PM ( #28 )

Any response, -Lovelitchi-? :newmametchi:

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 04:40 AM ( #29 )

I've seen the Tama-Go at Walmart before. (in Canada)

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 06:12 PM ( #30 )

while reading the it made me smile topic on tamazone I saw this

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the show 2 boke girls they show tamagotchis as cupcake toppers so I guess tamagotchis arnt dead YET :D!


Credit for tamagotchi_freak_06 on tamazon for finding this out and taking a pic of it :D!

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 07:50 AM ( #31 )

At the end of the day, it's a money issue.

If the Tamagotchi franchise isn't making Bandai enough of a profit, they'll move on to more lucrative products.

In the email you sent, you suggested they try releasing older Tamagotchis with lots of advertising. This would cost the corporation a lot of money, especially advertising. Companies like Bandai are doing market research all the time, and they know what their market is, and they can make very accurate sales projections.

If Tamagotchis are doing badly, they have to decide whether to spend more on them, or cut them out alltogether. I imagine this is what they did with the Tama-Go. They had a small budget to develop them with, because previous versions hadn't been too successful. They did what they could with the budget they had, and this turned out to be a disappointment to many (like you said in your email).

The fact is, if they keep getting it, they'll pick up on negative feedback like that and think 'right, it's not going to work. We can't make enough money on these. Let's move on'.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 09:52 AM ( #32 )

Any response, -Lovelitchi-? :newmametchi:


SIGH........ :(

I got the same response as anyone else. I mean really, they didn't even answer some of my questions! Oh well...

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 02:30 PM ( #33 )

Don't lose hope guys, tamagotchis 15th anniversary is just around the corner, you never know they may pull something out as a huge surprise.
Even if it is they end there are still a lot of Tamagotchi versions out there you probably never played with :).
Never give up hope for the sake of Tamagotchi!


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Posted 19 October 2011 - 08:22 PM ( #34 )

Don't lose hope guys, tamagotchis 15th anniversary is just around the corner, you never know they may pull something out as a huge surprise.
Even if it is they end there are still a lot of Tamagotchi versions out there you probably never played with :).
Never give up hope for the sake of Tamagotchi!



You're right. :)

When exactly is their 15th annaversary? :huh:

Anyway, thanks for the encouraging words! :lol: