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Doomsday....for tamagotchis?


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Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:38 AM ( #18 )

Tamagotchi may be gone from the rest of the world, but within us and within tamagotchi forums like tamatalk tamagotchis will live on!

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:54 PM ( #19 )

There are multiple reasons that tamagotchis are on clearance shelves these days instead of a mainstream item, and I feel like most of these reasons are due to lack of quality. The Tama-Go is awful... I have one going right now, and it literally feels broken even compared to previous generations of tamas. All food items are treated the same, even though one costs nothing and another costs 1000. It has a fuzzy, often hard-to-read little grayscale screen, and when it cries out in a way that makes me think I ought to punish it, if I hit the a button the alert goes away and nothing happens. I'm kind of baffled with it, really. My husband calls it the "Tamagotchi Desktop Version" and "Tama-Stay" (haha, get it?) because it's so incredibly massive, and then on top of that you have this giant toy sitting on top of it if you want any extra games. The Tama-Go is nothing compared to the id and the id-l, and I think if those were given a proper release in the States, they would do much better than the pathetic Tama-Go. As a collector, I'll occasionally have a tamagotchi going, and inevitably everyone around me will be interested. "Oh, I used to love those! I got in trouble in class for having one!" A lot of people my age (I'm 27) remember and still have a soft spot for tamagotchi, so I think if Bandai bothered to give the good versions a chance over here, they would go over well with both kids and us nostalgic twenty-somethings.

It's having to pay the import prices (right now without shipping the least expensive I can find is 84 bucks) that is a real barrier to me getting one of these. Also, I don't think it would take a lot of work to get an English version of this and have it stocked in slightly higher-end toy shops in the US.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:52 PM ( #20 )

im kinda feeling that tamagotchi won't go on :/ i mean there hasn't been a new tama for 2 years now and im still waiting for a new one i just started collecting tamgotchi again last summer and no new tama's havent came yet and its upsetting me and pretty much everyone who loves it i hope the make a new tama it doesn't have to be color just a new one just to let us no that tama's are still running i live in north america and no sigh of any newer tama's here
but there is one good news
at least a month ago or 2 and im gonna check again they were selling music star's in lotless for $8-9 dollars i bought one and i was kinda glad that at least one store is selling a tama product

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:55 PM ( #21 )

i have come to terms with it. :(
for now tama is dead in the USA and it seems bandai has no interest in trying to revive them here.

I'm not sure why they wouldn't just make an english id L but i've seen many times where people emailed bandai and got replies that say they have no plans of making these tamagotchis in english.

I want to believe that the iD L would be a hit over here but i'm not so sure. I think they should air the show on a main cartoon channel if they'd release a new tama. It would definitely help popularize it. If they planned the right kind of marketing for it there might be hope.

I really actually loved the tama-go. I mean i haven't played with a japanese tama yet but by seeing the videos i can see why it's so much better, but i still had lots of fun with my tama-go. I don't know why people hate it so much! lol. I bought one the first day they arrived at my toysrus and i don't think a single other one sold at my store. They are still sitting on the shelves. Dx
They didn't really try with it though did they? I don't remember seeing a single commercial or anything. The kids who saw it in the store and didn't know about tamagotchis probably had no idea what it even was.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:30 AM ( #22 )

I am really angry that there are no coror screen tamagotchis in english. Thats why i came up for an idea called the tamagotchi flip flap( a tamagotchi with two screens) and told bandai america to add a color screen :D

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:38 AM ( #23 )

I am really angry that there are no coror screen tamagotchis in english. Thats why i came up for an idea called the tamagotchi flip flap( a tamagotchi with two screens) and told bandai america to add a color screen :D

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:39 AM ( #24 )

Sorry for posting twice hehe....:P

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:22 AM ( #25 )

Well...this is the end for English Tamagotchis.
No more.
Ever.

The show isn't popular either. But maybe if they release the show on DVD, like in Japan... **hint, hint**
Maybe people will like Tamas again!

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:10 PM ( #26 )

i dont even get why people stopped caring about tamas! one time i was at walmart buying a tama music star (v6) and they only had it out for one day until they replaced it with dora jigswa puzzles...-_-II

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:43 PM ( #27 )

I find it sad that Bandai doesn't think of us here at Tamatalk, I mean there is HEAPS of peoples money for the taking (sorry if that seeems a bit harsh) but I have yet to see even an ad about the iD's. Probably because i'm in NZ, but the TammaGo's are still strong here.
it is sooooooooooooo frustrating!

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:18 PM ( #28 )

I find it sad that Bandai doesn't think of us here at Tamatalk, I mean there is HEAPS of peoples money for the taking (sorry if that seeems a bit harsh) but I have yet to see even an ad about the iD's. Probably because i'm in NZ, but the TammaGo's are still strong here.
it is sooooooooooooo frustrating!


the iDs and the other color tamas are only out in japan so that's why you haven't seen any ads for it.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:51 PM ( #29 )

WHY BANDAI WHYYYYYYYYYY??????????? :(

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:22 PM ( #30 )

Well, I think the reason BanDai isn't going to release the iD L here because they don't want to make a toy that no one will buy. (They think that... -_- )

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:41 PM ( #31 )

same :( the most recently sold one in north america i have is a wave 1 green tama-go i cant stand it