Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:20 AM
Otherwise you wouldn't be on this site.
Anyway, how DID you come to like Tamas? How did you find out about them? Why did you want them, and how did you get your first one?
With me, it's a loooooong story. There was this new magazine I like called Little Angel. I got the first issue when I was 7 years old. I liked it. I got all the issues after that until something caught my eye. The CUTEST critters in the UNIVERSE! It was an article about version 2 and it showed characters like Mametchi, Young Mimitchi, and Ichigotchi and they were SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute! I wanted one! But Mama said to wait until they were cheaper.
Then version 3 came out but I never got a chance to get that...then v4 came out when I was almost 8.
I KNEW Mama was getting one for my birthday! I could hardly wait. So I got it a day before my 8th birthday.
It was a blue one with Mametchi on it. I loved it. It was so fun. I spent every waking hour tending to my virtual pet. I got Tensaitchi!
From that day on, I bought every Tama version and stuff that was released. And I bought every Little Angel issue after that, for making me a Tama fan, even though it's not in the magazine anymore.
Here's what it looks like:
I still have it. It's broken to bits. I remember when it stopped working, I cried and cried...I will keep it forever...
~ EMF ♥
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:12 PM
My mom was unsure of whether to get me a Tama - it was in 2006, the Tama craze. After talking to a few other moms, she bought me one. She had no idea it would completely change my life, but she did think of it as a very serious decision...
I was 5 at the time, and my younger brother was only a toddler. He was smart enough, though, to understand what a Tama was, and thankfully he was also smart enough to know not to throw it across the room when I let him look at it. I first got my translucent purple V4, and I was such a little explorer that I discovered within fifteen minutes how to feed it and play the game, and within an hour that it could go to work (although it looked like "hork" to me, and still does, lol), and it could have a baby, and about gotchi points, and that it could connect to other Tamas. So we went back to the toy store and bought a white V4, which also still works to this day but is not currently running.
So, once I had my two V4s set up, I took care of them. I gave the white one to my brother, who only figured out how to actually play it once he was 5. My purple V4 evolved into Memetchi. I managed to keep her alive until my 6th birthday - in the excitement of my party, poor Sky died...no, I didn't cry...I never cry about Tamas...but the V4 lives on to this day, although the design is almost gone and the infrared sensor is broken! I love running it because it reminds me of all the houses I've ever lived in...keeping slugs and snails as pets, lol...all of my early childhood is in that Tama, so it's really special to me and I guard it carefully.
Today I have Ensio the Tosakatchi roaming round on my screen. I know how lucky I am to have him. Although many deaths and resets and battery replacements separate him and Sky, my first ever Tama, I still like to think of him as her great-great-great-great grandson. That V4 has been my good companion for more than half my life. And yes, I have the white one back now after a lot of arguing with my brother!
~ Dazzmina ~
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:40 PM
In 2006 or 2007, one of my friends at the time introduced me to tamas from her v3. I asked my Mom for one, she took me to Target to get one the next day, (I remember it was a Friday during the Summer, it must have been in June as the next day was my older brother's birthday. ) I could only get one. I remember looking up at Target's giant display of v4s and v4.5s, I compared each one to eachother, I was about to pick a v4.5 because I liked the star antenna. But, then, I saw the perfect Tamagotchi for me, a light green v4 with pink accents and green flowers. (I think the design is called Hawaiian Flowers, that might be a v2 design name though...) I bought that one and got a set of Gotchi Charms to go with it. I still have it to this day, it still works. ^-^
Almost a year later in the spring, I saw a commercial for the v5. I had almost forgotten about Tamagotchi as the Tama Craze was starting to end where I was. I asked to get one and ended up going to Toys R' Us that day, as I had enough money saved for it. When my Mom, Dad and I got there, there were only two v5 designs left, the Cookie Dough design and the Yellow Cotton Candy design. I bought the Yellow Cotton Candy one and I remember being so excited that I started it up in the car. XD
Then, in 2009, around January I think, I saw another Tamagotchi commercial, not for the v5 but the Music Star. I asked for another Tamagotchi after visiting Music City as a Guest, my Mom promised to take me to the store the next day. I bought the Rock City Music Star and loved it. All of my Tamagotchi memories came back as soon as I pulled the tab. I didn't forget about Tamagotchi after that, ever. I was so upset when I lost my Music Star at my friend's house, (We found it a whole year later when we had our Tama-Gos wedged between a couch cushion. XD ) my parents agreed to let me get a replacement as long as I paid for it. I ended up getting two Music Stars for $9 each, they were on sale. Ever since, I haven't lost a Tamagotchi, or forgotten about them. I'm still wondering why it took me so long to become a Tama-Fan.
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 03:23 PM
I forget how I came into them EXACTLY, but I DO remember that for my... ah, 10th birthday (?) that was what I wanted. My grandma took me to Best Buy to find one but they didn't have them, only the Giga Pets. That was my first digital pet, although it didn't last long! Within a few days it was trashed. I feel kind of bad for it, but I forgot about it when I found it. A Tamagotchi.
Good ol' Amazon had them. I don't remember exactly, but I bet my mom let me pick one out. I made sure to get the one with a circle antenna. (Vs the V3 with a little antenna; V4.5's didn't exist then. ) I don't remember when exactly we ordered it, but it came on a Friday. I remember that because I had to do my spelling words with my mom, and she made me wait to open it until we were done.
I never kept it running for more than a few months at a time. I started the Tama Craze (or was one of the first, at least) at my school...
I would always run it for a little while, and then get bored of always getting Universal characters. Whenever I had to clean out my room I would find it. It was always the same question from my mom.
"Do you want your Tamagotchi?"
"Just now or forever?"
So we wouldn't throw it away, but I felt bad for it so I would unpause it.
Then I got a Music Star. Paused it during sixth grade and ran it during 7th, then my friend gave me her 4.5... I started a log and the rest is history.
Sorry for the Novel.
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Got one when the craze first started in 97. A lot of older people had them then. They were not as targeted to young girls then. Got them for my kids around 2006/7 and played a little. Got back into them with TamaGo and have a Nano and 4.5 in the post. My youngest (4) loves the anime and I'll probably try to teach him how to play one soon.
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