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Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:57 PM ( #321 )

My opinion on Tamagotchi L.I.F.E.:

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:39 AM ( #322 )

My opinion on Tamagotchi L.I.F.E.:

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Haha, I love those gold stars.

Basically what we've seen from this thread so far is that most people's opinions are strictly against the idea of 'Tamagotchi Clothes' (which aren't even Tamagotchi related!), while most people are also highly favouring the idea of an app.

It looks bad, but we can't give up hope yet. So, they made a bad decision! They'll probably see their mistakes when they release the clothing range. Remember, though, as has been stated before, this is a licensing expo... Not a Toy Fair.

The app(s) will probably be more successful, but unfortunately not everyone can actually buy these apps.

Thinking about it, Bandai have answered our 'prayers'- we asked for a Tamagotchi that was mainly aimed at older audiences, and we get it... Well, we get something... It's nor quite 'Tamagotchi' though.
However, although the age range has been made higher it's still very limited. They should have made the age range wider, not just higher.
On top of that, the clothes are aimed at a group that is very unlikely to want to buy these products... Not to mention that the whole male audience has been entirely excluded!

What have we seen here? Bad decisions, yes, but we can never be sure of the future. I'll just be waiting until they reveal more information, and as people have said before, we cannot be certain of Tamagotchi's fate yet...

Let's hope the app is good, then.
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:09 AM ( #323 )

i feel so left out of this

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:42 AM ( #324 )

You know, I'm thinking of something right now.. This is just my opinion, and I don't know even know if it's right but...

Let's say this: BanDai America (Or BanDai at all, really.) has nothing to do with this product line. From what it sounds like, Sync Beatz is controlling everything to do with this. So, what I assume is that Sync Beatz bought the license to sell Tamagotchi products.. And well, BanDai accepted, seeing as how pretty much nothing is selling in Western Countries..

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:12 AM ( #325 )

unpopular opinion:
i actually think the clothes are cute :c

but if i was seen wearing a "tamagotchi" clothing line, i wouldn't be very proud of that.

bandai has done a failure of a job listening to us. lets hope they dont mess things up even more.
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Edit: lol im completely going against my last post but honestly with so many people upset with this it really seems like they didn't even care about their fans opinions.

Edited by booboo1, 08 July 2012 - 11:15 AM.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:51 AM ( #326 )

please come out with stuffed animals i loe em to death XD

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:33 PM ( #327 )

Everyone is being so mean to Bandai...

I have to say, I really like that girl's jacket in the first picture. I love varsity jackets, I would actually wear that. Maybe the shorts with a plain white shirt or something.

I don't know why everyone is being like this- Bandai is trying again! They're opening their factories, their minds, (their wallets...), and we should open our minds, too! Just because this came out and the majority of people don't like it doesn't mean the whole line is going to be bad. I guarantee every single fandom has one thing (or will have one thing) that isn't great. No company is perfect, no person is perfect, and no idea comes without flaws. We should be appreciative that Bandai bothered to take a chance again, and not abandon us Tama fans completely.

Yes, these clothes are not for everyone. But, just take a look at what Target (a very big and wide-selling store in America, for those who don't know) is selling:
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A lot of people nowadays are into this kind of stuff; Neon, flashy, revelaing, want-to-get-noticed...

What Bandai has done seems smart. They've catered to what a lot of people want (Obviously not the majority here, but I can see every single one of my friends wearing at least the shorts in those pictures), and that's what business is about. You can't please everyone- but Bandai is a business and needs to please a certain amount of people.

We need to open our minds and see what else is going to be in this line. It might not be as horrendous as you all think.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:17 PM ( #328 )

As its been stated before. This isn't BanDai who's doing this. No, it's Sync Beatz. BanDai just licensed the brand, seeing as how nothing was happening with it anyway.

And again, this isn't aimed towards Tama fans. No, it's meant to exploit the people who are into the whole crazy "retro" craze.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:19 AM ( #329 )

omg im so sorry for giving a dumb comment! i somtimes dont see other comments first xp. i only reded this one so im so sory!

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:24 AM ( #330 )

ehm.... i still cant belive that bandi aint gonna make that new tama! oh well.....

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:03 AM ( #331 )

It's very true that the clothing isn't too much of a bad thing, and it's Sync Beatz ideas, not Bandai's, but it just makes me mad that after all of these years of tama fans writing into Bandai about what they want, they decide to go with a completely different path.

What ever happened to thinking about what the fans want? Sure the clothes might be good to get the new Tamagotchi trend kick started into girls liking Tamagotchi, but they've completely ignored the older and faithful fans.

It just feels like we've been pushed aside for the younger audience. There are still tons of fans that want a new Tamagotchi, and have even been sending in suggestions like crazy. Oh but of course, they end up releasing anything but a new tamagotchi, a clothing line.
Also with the clothing line being aimed towards girls it seems,(though i thought they also said women?) it also seems like the boys who love tamagotchi are out of the picture too. Bandai/Sync Beatz has also forgotten about males too, and they do make up part of the tamagotchi fanbase.

So thats what I think. After years of true tamagotchi fans suggestions new and fun features for the tamagotchi, we've been pushed aside for a clothing line, and no news about a new virtual pet. Bandai's a great company and they could possibly make a comeback with this if all goes well, but I feel like we've been ignored.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:29 AM ( #332 )

ikr booboo they should make something for us guys

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:02 PM ( #333 )

It's very true that the clothing isn't too much of a bad thing, and it's Sync Beatz ideas, not Bandai's, but it just makes me mad that after all of these years of tama fans writing into Bandai about what they want, they decide to go with a completely different path.
What ever happened to thinking about what the fans want? Sure the clothes might be good to get the new Tamagotchi trend kick started into girls liking Tamagotchi, but they've completely ignored the older and faithful fans.
It just feels like we've been pushed aside for the younger audience. There are still tons of fans that want a new Tamagotchi, and have even been sending in suggestions like crazy. Oh but of course, they end up releasing anything but a new tamagotchi, a clothing line.
Also with the clothing line being aimed towards girls it seems,(though i thought they also said women?) it also seems like the boys who love tamagotchi are out of the picture too. Bandai/Sync Beatz has also forgotten about males too, and they do make up part of the tamagotchi fanbase.
So thats what I think. After years of true tamagotchi fans suggestions new and fun features for the tamagotchi, we've been pushed aside for a clothing line, and no news about a new virtual pet. Bandai's a great company and they could possibly make a comeback with this if all goes well, but I feel like we've been ignored.


Truly, to me at least, the most terrifying part about this line of clothes is that it shows that neither BanDai, nor Sync Beatz sees tamagotchi as a brand that has to innovate. No, they see tamagotchi as a thing of the past. Just like how we see people wear t shirts based on Atari, Pac Man, anything "old school"... This clothing line is meant to hit the "retro craze" market. It isn't meant for US fans at all! None of us here! Not even the vintage fans, despite it having their characters. This line is for the people who bought a tamagotchi when the craze happened, and have forgotten about it since.

And don't say that "BanDai Japan has clothes too!" Well, that's different. Tamagotchi in Japan is a hugely popluar kids brand that has its own animated series, it's own section of some Namco themed theme park, and Candy, toys, video games... And most importantly of all.. The tamagotchi toy! What Sync Beatz is doing is different. They aren't trying to make tamagotchi "the big thing" again! No, they are trying to exploit people's memories of the toy from the 90s!
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:48 AM ( #334 )

Everyone is being so mean to Bandai...

I have to say, I really like that girl's jacket in the first picture. I love varsity jackets, I would actually wear that. Maybe the shorts with a plain white shirt or something.

I don't know why everyone is being like this- Bandai is trying again! They're opening their factories, their minds, (their wallets...), and we should open our minds, too! Just because this came out and the majority of people don't like it doesn't mean the whole line is going to be bad. I guarantee every single fandom has one thing (or will have one thing) that isn't great. No company is perfect, no person is perfect, and no idea comes without flaws. We should be appreciative that Bandai bothered to take a chance again, and not abandon us Tama fans completely.

Yes, these clothes are not for everyone. But, just take a look at what Target (a very big and wide-selling store in America, for those who don't know) is selling:
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A lot of people nowadays are into this kind of stuff; Neon, flashy, revelaing, want-to-get-noticed...

What Bandai has done seems smart. They've catered to what a lot of people want (Obviously not the majority here, but I can see every single one of my friends wearing at least the shorts in those pictures), and that's what business is about. You can't please everyone- but Bandai is a business and needs to please a certain amount of people.

We need to open our minds and see what else is going to be in this line. It might not be as horrendous as you all think.


It's alright for you. You're a 14-year-old girl who likes fashion and looking nice. But think how it might be for me - I'm 11, I'm not into fashion one bit and I got into Tamas to actively escape clothes and caring about my appearance. It's like it would be for you if suddenly the new trend was looking awful with tangled hair and smelling bad, or if you moved school only to find that the new school was far worse than the last - or all the bullies from the old school moved into the new one.

I guess there's no escape from being in the minority - not for me. I just hope that the app is good and also that the clothes line is short-lived and they produce an actual toy.

And honestly...what's up with this negative attitude to young girls?

Sure the clothes might be good to get the new Tamagotchi trend kick started into girls liking Tamagotchi, but they've completely ignored the older and faithful fans.

Older fans are NOT more faithful than young girls - certainly not the young girl you're currently reading a post by. Why is it that I always have to prove myself to avoid being dismissed as some immature kid with a short attention span? >_>

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:14 PM ( #335 )

I never even said that you were. No need to overreact over it. I know you're not an immature little kid just by the way you act. xD Which is good

I'm just upset that they seem to have ignored the older tamagotchi fans who don't want all of the cute and girly stuff, especially not clothes.(The clothes are cute, but I wouldn't wear them. It'd be embarrassing for someone my age.) And by faithful fans I also mean the ones who have stuck through with Bandai over the years and are looking forward to a new Tamagotchi, not a whole new fashion line.

Edited by booboo1, 12 July 2012 - 04:16 PM.


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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:49 PM ( #336 )

Agh, I'm sorry if I sounded harsh to little girls ;_; I wasn't trying to be mean to them, I was just saying that neon, bright, and altogether "loud" clothing is what the designers are making for little girls nowadays.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:55 PM ( #337 )

Lol I agree on what you said about the bright colours, they might have done the right thing there. C: No worries! xD

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:30 AM ( #338 )

i really don't mind the clothing line at all id just wear them for home or something and if they had some cute clothes that were good enough to be able to wear outdoors then i'll buy a few i think the only thing i'll buy or like the accessory stuff and like blanket sheets or watever they have, and now that im thinking about it its not really that bad at all i think were all just over-reacting to it we havent even seen everything they have to show for yet so i dont think we should be disappointed just yet or not at all if this becomes a success

and does anyone know when this will launch i hope its this year or in 2013

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:46 AM ( #339 )

The clothing.....oh my...
I'll say this: it seems more tailored to...well...girls under 12, 13, not to women 20-29. Not that I'm saying nobody else can wear those, because it's perfectly fine to do so, but they seem more like...I don't know...things that you'd see at department stores in the Girls' section.
I have to admit, I'm a little disappointed in Bandai. I really shouldn't be, because the stuff they're going to release hasn't even hit stores yet, or iTunes. Who knows, maybe we'll actually enjoy the things they're releasing.
Then again, a lot of people here are guys, and I don't think they'd be very interested in wearing shirts with sequins and flaunting "Patchi Forest Green" nail polish all over their hands.
Oh yeah, one more thing: If they're developing an app, maybe we should keep an open mind to that too. Yeah? ;)
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:53 AM ( #340 )

As I've said before, don't be too optistmistic about the "app". From what it sounds like, it's just a port of the original vintage toy. Wow, exciting?

On the other hand, BanDai Japan recently announced their own fantastic looking app.. Heh