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Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:21 PM ( #171 )

okay, to be honest i laughed quite alot reading your reactions. don't you people see that this is a way to surprise all of you with the new Vpet that may be coming in the future

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:29 PM ( #172 )

okay, to be honest i laughed quite alot reading your reactions. don't you people see that this is a way to surprise all of you with the new Vpet that may be coming in the future
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Why would they release a new V-Pet if the target audience is apparently not children anymore, and rather 21-29 year old women?
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:57 PM ( #173 )

Bandai America has really forgotten that Tamagotchi was a neutral thing, not for just girls. I'm really disappointed. Bandai Japan has items for both boys and girls, which I'm more happy about.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 03:14 PM ( #174 )

The girl vs boy thing... Totally agree... They need to remember boys and girls enjoyed that tamagotchi.... If they are going girl for tamagotchi... they need to consider bringing back the digimon tamagotchi.... (Which they still make in Japan) Oh wait that's color too... fail. Or at least a neutral boy electronic pet.... But that is a whole new topic...........

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 04:22 PM ( #175 )

Yeah I want my brother to be able to play tamagotchi SOON!

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 04:57 PM ( #176 )

This incident... Is now starting to remind me of Skylanders.

I used to be a big fan on Spyro games, and I still am... But only the original trilogy. After that, the games just got worse and worse. Then, they release Skylanders. Gameplay-wise, it's completely different to the originals, but it's relatively similar landscape-wise. However, Spyro? He's been reduced to pure ugliness. The shock caused thousands upon thousands of fans to retaliate in agression, sending nasty comments and even death threats to the company working on Skylanders.

Let's not do the same. Don't be agressive about it... If you don't like or want the products, just decide not to buy the products, and we'll see how this goes. If people don't want to buy it, they won't sell it.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:31 PM ( #177 )

This incident... Is now starting to remind me of Skylanders.
I used to be a big fan on Spyro games, and I still am... But only the original trilogy. After that, the games just got worse and worse. Then, they release Skylanders. Gameplay-wise, it's completely different to the originals, but it's relatively similar landscape-wise. However, Spyro? He's been reduced to pure ugliness. The shock caused thousands upon thousands of fans to retaliate in agression, sending nasty comments and even death threats to the company working on Skylanders.
Let's not do the same. Don't be agressive about it... If you don't like or want the products, just decide not to buy the products, and we'll see how this goes. If people don't want to buy it, they won't sell it.

I actually totally agree on this. Despite being so upset and mad about this product line, we can't stoop ourselves to insults and death threats. We have to remain civil about this. Besides, what do you think those people down at BanDai and Sync Beatz are thinking of us now that we are sending so many nasty comments to them?

Honestly, we have to constructively criticize this thing. How can we show BanDai how much we don't like this? Perhaps we can start a petition, or maybe we just don't buy it to show them this is not what we want. Heck, maybe another idea is to get many more tamagotchi fans to pre order the Japanese Tamagotchis, to show BanDai that we still care about the series, and there's money to be made.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:47 PM ( #178 )

I don't know about you guys, but I heard a little Tamagotchi beep in that video at about 1:40-1:45. :rolleyes:
I know most of us here are pretty disappointed about Tamagotchi L.I.F.E, but let's take a look at the bigger picture: We're only, in the grand scheme of things, a small number of Tamagotchi fans compared to, say, the number of Angry Birds fans. BanDai and Sync Beatz might not know that WE want a new Tamagotchi, instead, they're following suit of a lot of brands: expanding to apparel, furnishings, cosmetics, etc. They might be trying to get people into Tamagotchi through this merchandise before releasing another Tamagotchi, if they do have plans for a new one. Remember what binary said: even Bandai Japan has branched out into other things, and that has made it wildly successful.
I think BanDai here is approaching this the wrong way. They're reversing what would actually be better: releasing a new Tamagotchi (remember the if, I don't know for sure if they are) and then moving on to the extra stuff.
I think the key to getting what we want is telling BanDai what we want. They aren't mind readers, contrary to popular belief. :rolleyes: Consumers have a big impact-businesses listen to them, because they want their product/service to be as successful as possible, and if they have another branch in another place, maybe they want to emulate those. *coughBandaiJapancough* I think that's what BanDai is trying to do. We just have to give them the little push, and maybe, just maybe, we will have an English colour Tamagotchi in our hands.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:11 PM ( #179 )

This incident... Is now starting to remind me of Skylanders.

I used to be a big fan on Spyro games, and I still am... But only the original trilogy. After that, the games just got worse and worse. Then, they release Skylanders. Gameplay-wise, it's completely different to the originals, but it's relatively similar landscape-wise. However, Spyro? He's been reduced to pure ugliness. The shock caused thousands upon thousands of fans to retaliate in agression, sending nasty comments and even death threats to the company working on Skylanders.

Let's not do the same. Don't be agressive about it... If you don't like or want the products, just decide not to buy the products, and we'll see how this goes. If people don't want to buy it, they won't sell it.

I agree, i love the original Spyro, (comparing to original Tamagotchi) but i also love The Legend of Spyro (comparing to Connection, ... but i really hate the character design of Skylanders.... (Tamagotchi L.i.f.e)

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:29 PM ( #180 )

I actually totally agree on this. Despite being so upset and mad about this product line, we can't stoop ourselves to insults and death threats. We have to remain civil about this. Besides, what do you think those people down at BanDai and Sync Beatz are thinking of us now that we are sending so many nasty comments to them?

Honestly, we have to constructively criticize this thing. How can we show BanDai how much we don't like this? Perhaps we can start a petition, or maybe we just don't buy it to show them this is not what we want. Heck, maybe another idea is to get many more tamagotchi fans to pre order the Japanese Tamagotchis, to show BanDai that we still care about the series, and there's money to be made.


I think that right there is a good idea...we should start a petition.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:55 PM ( #181 )

Ill start one right now :D

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:07 PM ( #182 )

http://www.thepetiti...amagotchi-life/
Spread the word of this petition to other sites like tama-zone, tamagotchihome, and whatever else you can, Facebook, twitter, G+, ANYTHING!

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:15 PM ( #183 )

http://www.thepetiti...amagotchi-life/
Spread the word of this petition to other sites like tama-zone, tamagotchihome, and whatever else you can, Facebook, twitter, G+, ANYTHING!

I just signed it, I'll tell my friends about it. :)

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:19 PM ( #184 )

signed it :)

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:48 PM ( #185 )

Just going to put another two cents in, I guess.

Bandai America are aiming at 20-29 year old women. This is because during the vintage era, this group of people would have been around 4-13, which is where Bandai believes their target audience was back then. This is why they are promoting the vintage image of Tamagotchi rather than the modern image, because they are trying to bring back the older fans. This has already been said, but I thought I'd elaborate on it a bit. Just because somebody liked something when they were 10 does not mean that they will like it now that they're 26. Many people grow out of things such as Tamagotchi, and even the idea of getting back into them would not be considerable. I have an example of this; when Tamagotchi Connexions first came out, my sister (11) and I (8) both adored them. We absolutely loved them, and took them with us everywhere. It was actually really great to have a sibling who liked them as much as I did. When the V2 came out, we both got those. But by the time the V3 had come out, my sister no longer liked Tamagotchi. She was 13 at this stage, and I was 10. I continued on with my Tamagotchi fandom, and my sister did not. Now, at 15 and 18, I'm still a great fan of Tamagotchi, and my sister couldn't care less about them. I guess what I'm trying to say is, people grow out of stuff. Not everyone who was a fan in the 90's will still be interested in the brand, this is why it's a bad move on Bandai's behalf.

Moving onto my next point, the theory that Bandai are bringing out this merchandise to prepare for a Tamagotchi release. No, this will not happen, not at this stage, anyway. I can say this because Bandai have made it clear that they are not trying to make Tamagotchi a new, popular toy like they did with the Music Star and Tama-Go, but are ditching the idea of aiming to children and trying to aim to the old fans through everyday items and lifestyle wear. As a general rule, adults don't play with toys. Of course there are many exceptions to this, but the average adult would not be seen walking around with a Tamagotchi in their hand. Why would they aim a clothing line to 20-29 year old woman, yet still release a toy? It makes no sense on Bandai's behalf, from where they are aiming at. They might as well cancel the line and aim at children if they plan to release another toy.

Finally, the petition. Petitions don't work, at least not in the Tamagotchi community. Many petitions, such as "Bring Back Vintages!", "Bring Back Angelgotchis!" and "Release a Color Tamagotchi in English" petitions have been hosted on TamaTalk before, and obviously none of them have been successful. Bandai have said time and time again that they do not take fan submitted ideas, which includes petitions for a certain thing to happen. In fact, making a petition pretty much secures that what we want will not happen. It is NOT the way it should be - a good company would embrace the fan's ideas and throughts - but unfortunately Bandai are not one of those companies.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:53 PM ( #186 )

Just going to put another two cents in, I guess.

Bandai America are aiming at 20-29 year old women. This is because during the vintage era, this group of people would have been around 4-13, which is where Bandai believes their target audience was back then. This is why they are promoting the vintage image of Tamagotchi rather than the modern image, because they are trying to bring back the older fans. This has already been said, but I thought I'd elaborate on it a bit. Just because somebody liked something when they were 10 does not mean that they will like it now that they're 26. Many people grow out of things such as Tamagotchi, and even the idea of getting back into them would not be considerable. I have an example of this; when Tamagotchi Connexions first came out, my sister (11) and I (8) both adored them. We absolutely loved them, and took them with us everywhere. It was actually really great to have a sibling who liked them as much as I did. When the V2 came out, we both got those. But by the time the V3 had come out, my sister no longer liked Tamagotchi. She was 13 at this stage, and I was 10. I continued on with my Tamagotchi fandom, and my sister did not. Now, at 15 and 18, I'm still a great fan of Tamagotchi, and my sister couldn't care less about them. I guess what I'm trying to say is, people grow out of stuff. Not everyone who was a fan in the 90's will still be interested in the brand, this is why it's a bad move on Bandai's behalf.

Moving onto my next point, the theory that Bandai are bringing out this merchandise to prepare for a Tamagotchi release. No, this will not happen, not at this stage, anyway. I can say this because Bandai have made it clear that they are not trying to make Tamagotchi a new, popular toy like they did with the Music Star and Tama-Go, but are ditching the idea of aiming to children and trying to aim to the old fans through everyday items and lifestyle wear. As a general rule, adults don't play with toys. Of course there are many exceptions to this, but the average adult would not be seen walking around with a Tamagotchi in their hand. Why would they aim a clothing line to 20-29 year old woman, yet still release a toy? It makes no sense on Bandai's behalf, from where they are aiming at. They might as well cancel the line and aim at children if they plan to release another toy.

Finally, the petition. Petitions don't work, at least not in the Tamagotchi community. Many petitions, such as "Bring Back Vintages!", "Bring Back Angelgotchis!" and "Release a Color Tamagotchi in English" petitions have been hosted on TamaTalk before, and obviously none of them have been successful. Bandai have said time and time again that they do not take fan submitted ideas, which includes petitions for a certain thing to happen. In fact, making a petition pretty much secures that what we want will not happen. It is NOT the way it should be - a good company would embrace the fan's ideas and throughts - but unfortunately Bandai are not one of those companies.


Well, yuobeing kind of a negative Nancy, besides, were not JUST dealing with BanDai this time, now its also Sync Beatz (actually its more Sync Beatz than BanDai), so, who knows, maybe their policies are different :D

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:09 PM ( #187 )

I'm not being a "Negative Nancy", I'm being a realist.

I can see what you mean though, and you're quite right, Bandai isn't solely responsible for the Tamagotchi L.I.F.E. line, obviously Sync Beatz play some part in this as well. But, nothing would have gone ahead without Bandai America's final say, as it is their product, and their brand and reputation on the line. Sync Beatz is just doing the licensing for Bandai America's new Tamagotchi L.I.F.E. line. :)

Edited by SamJJE101, 13 June 2012 - 11:11 PM.

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