I just thought that I would point out that there are actually a few more Music Star shells than the twelve (two Waves) released in the US.
In Australasia, there were actually three waves released. Wave 1 was the same as the US Wave 1, and Wave 3 was the same as the US Wave 2, but the Australasian Wave 2 brought 6 new shell designs to the Tamagotchi Music Star Range. I own one (Yellow Guitar), but I have not run it yet (as it's still sealed in it's package), so I cannot say which Wave of Music Star it is more alike, but due to the writing on it's shell (simply 'Tamagotchi', not 'Tamagotchi Music Star'), I would say it's more like the Wave 1 Music Stars. You can view these shells here: [x]
(select "COLOR 2" from the "All Series" drop down box).
Also, there are six shell designs in the second wave, not four. You can view all of these by selecting "COLOR 3" from the link above.
In Europe, they had a rather different set, which could be considered Wave 1.5 - some of the designs were the same, some were similar with different colours, and others were completely new altogether. The shells in this wave are:Black Headphones
(Techno Groove - Exact Copy)Orange Idol
(Idol Dream - Recolour)Pink Keyboard
(Scarlet Melody - Recolour)Blue Festival
(Rock City - Exact Copy)Red Rock
(Glam Rock - Replacement)Pink Festival
(Rising Star - Exact Copy)
Along with those 6 shells, a UK store, Argos, also received an exclusive "Pink Glitter" shell. To my knowledge, these all follow the Wave 1 US pattern.
I do believe that the UK also received a second wave of Music Stars, the same as the Australasian Wave 2. I know I have seen members from the UK who have reported purchasing them from local stores in the UK in the past.
There is also the date difference, but OldSchoolTama wrote it the wrong way around; the 1st Wave of Music Star used the DD/MM form, yet the 2nd Wave returned to the standard MM/DD form.
Other than the few minor differences that OldSchoolTama mentioned, they will run just the same.
Edited by SamJJE101, 26 April 2012 - 07:32 AM.