@WarOmnimon: That's definitely bad news; I'd looked them up on the Toy Fair website at the start of February and noticed that they didn't give any specifics, so I was holding out hope on the the release of a new Tamagotchi. :/
@Keleois: I don't think you quite understand something; creating an English-language iD L would solve nothing. For starters, there have been no colour Tamagotchis preceeding to lead into the iD L, especially the iD, which was the original file download Tamagotchi. Aside from that, the language in which the Tamagotchi is in doesn't make a different to a lot of Tamagotchi fans, as translations can be made, and most of the menus and such can be memorized. For example, if you picked up a Tama-Go, I'm sure you could close your eyes and easily navigate your way to the status screen, food menu, time screen, etc. You can do the same with the Japanese Tamagotchis. Just because it's in another language doesn't make it unusable. So releasing an English iD L wouldn't make much difference, it would only allow more access to the toy other than having to buy it online.
What I do support is the release of a completely new, original Tamagotchi. Color would obviously be nice, but I care more about that actual game than the color screen. The Music Star and Tama-Go for example aren't "bad" Tamagotchis because they don't have a color screen, and the Tamagotchi iD L isn't a "good" Tamagotchi because it has a color one. The Music Star and Tama-Go itself doesn't appeal to a lot because it doesn't have a lot of the features that make a Tamagotchi great, while the Tamagotchi iD L is packed with great features. I'm sure if the Tama-Go was released in colour and the iD L was in greyscale, the iD L would still be favored.
Just my two cents.
@hwd45: I agree, but we still don't know if Tamagotchi (outside of Japan) is going to be "ignored forever". For all we know, Bandai are working on a Tamagotchi, but it's just not in as phase where it's ready for showcasing at the Toy Fair. New Tamagotchi or no, there is still no excuse for why Bandai have been so quiet in updates lately; this isn't just for Tamagotchi, but all of their products. Their last announcement on their blog was in September 2011. I just wish they would either let us know if they have any plans for Tamagotchi in the future or if they're done with the franchise, and put our minds at rest, whatever the answer may be. The fact that we've received no announcements, BBCW Distributors have removed all trace of Tamagotchi from their website and only two waves of Figures were released (despite the fact that 100 were announced to be released), it's not a good sign.
Edited by SamJJE101, 09 February 2012 - 02:11 AM.