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Posted 21 August 2012 - 06:55 AM ( #375 )

sync beats = sync butts atm.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 02:35 PM ( #376 )

I personally don't blame Sync Beatz nor Bandai for this weird concept. Bandai seriously needs to do something to re-market Tamagotchi into the market again, while Sync Beatz basically specializes on lifestyle products and not toys.

The thing I find questionable is Bandai's choice in giving license to Sync Beatz for the Tamagotchi brand. I think both are good companies, but not the right chemistry, if you get my drift.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:10 PM ( #377 )

I wish it was a new tamagotchi.
I hope this goes well enough for them to make a new tama but not forgetting boys.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:44 AM ( #378 )

I don't get what Bandai was thinking, why not just make a new Tamagotchi toy? Or perhaps an ENGLISH iD L or Plus Color?

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:17 AM ( #379 )

I don't get what Bandai was thinking, why not just make a new Tamagotchi toy? Or perhaps an ENGLISH iD L or Plus Color?

Why not waste thousands of dollars producing or developing a $40-50 product nobody will buy? Because Bandai US has already been burned twice by the Tamagotchi brand (thrice if you count the end of the Tamagotchi fad around 1997-1998). With this deal, at least Bandai US won't lose more money of this fails.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:30 AM ( #380 )

Why not waste thousands of dollars producing or developing a $40-50 product nobody will buy? Because Bandai US has already been burned twice by the Tamagotchi brand (thrice if you count the end of the Tamagotchi fad around 1997-1998). With this deal, at least Bandai US won't lose more money of this fails.

So, no new tamas for people outside Japan? That stinks.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:34 AM ( #381 )

So, no new tamas for people outside Japan? That stinks.


There were no new Tamas for people outside Japan since 2010. :P

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 11:19 PM ( #382 )

All this nonsense, and they can't manage to get distribution rights for the English Tamagotchi iD L we now know exists? On one hand, I'm glad the Tamagotchi name is getting out there. But on the other, much larger hand--err, so to speak--this is just not very exciting.

In the end, I do hope that a Tamagotchi revival is on the way for the North American/Euro market; however, I'm fairly certain that this isn't going to do it, not by a long shot. <_<

Edited by StenoTim, 23 August 2012 - 08:12 AM.


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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:09 AM ( #383 )

I agree with StenoTim, HOPEFULLY the Tamagotchi names DOES get out there so that it may encourage Bandai to release a new Tamagotchi toy.
If they successfully raise enough attention, they may be able to get new customers, and then advertise for a new toy. I think Bandai believes there are not a large enough mass of fans would would buy a new Tama (even though look at the number of members on TT!) Honestly I hope that a new toy will be released by the summer of 2013, but it may just be wishful thinking.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:47 AM ( #384 )

Bye Tamagotchi America?

Edited by tamatown123, 07 September 2012 - 12:47 AM.


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:51 AM ( #385 )

Bye Tamagotchi America?


Probably. There just isn't a big enough market in the US.
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 02:53 PM ( #386 )

First of all they can take their app and shove it. I don't care how good it is it's not a real Tamagotchi. Part of the appeal of Tamagotchi is it's like a real living creature. It can't be turned on and off. It's always there. It's real. A phone app isn't the same thing. It isn't even close. It's just a video game. I can get attached to Tamagotchi. I'd even talk to them and hug them. There's no way I'd do that with a freaking cell phone. Give me an actual physical Tamagotchi toy or nothing. A phone app would be sterile and soulless. It would have no heart. Don't lump Tamagotchi in with overrated garbage like Angry Birds. Tamagotchi deserves better.
And as for TamaGo and Music Star failing, that was more the fault of the designs than the actual Tamagotchi brand. Tamagotchi started out as a pet. That concept is what got it it's popularity. Trying to turn them into rock stars or whatever drifts too far from the original concept. I want to adopt a pet not manage a band. What's next a Tamagotchi who let's it's fame go to it's head, turns to drugs and alcohol and is then found dead in a hotel room somewhere? As for TamaGo, they shot themselves in the foot with that one. Having to spend extra money to unlock a lot of the content may have been a good idea on paper from a financial standpoint but it turned a lot of folks off. I never owned a Music Star or a TamaGo. I hated the rock star concept and I thought the whole having to buy additional figures was a blatant and pathetic attempt to squeeze more money out of people. And don't get me started on the fact that they never advertised the things.
The concept behind Tamagotchi is still sound. It could probably still make money if done right. The problem is that the past couple of models were simply NOT done right.
The clothes are an eyesore but I'm not against Tamagotchi merchandise. It's having Tamagotchi merchandise without an actual Tamagotchi toy to back it up that I find idiotic.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:46 PM ( #387 )

What's next a Tamagotchi who let's it's fame go to it's head, turns to drugs and alcohol and is then found dead in a hotel room somewhere?


Now, that sounds like what a Tamagotchi L.I.F.E. ought to be! :hanatchi: ...and I really love the Music Star.

I just think they're not willing to risk another flop by spending money on production of the toy units, themselves. It really sucks...but at least we have access to the Japanese releases (and now apparently the Honk Kong releases).

Edited by StenoTim, 07 September 2012 - 03:46 PM.


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:53 PM ( #388 )

You know, I honestly think they need some of this stuff, maybe not the cheap bath stuff or make up but almost everything has t-shirts. I have wow t-shirts and diffrent anime t-shirts. The fact that they are supposedly targeting 20-29 year old women is silly, I agree. I think they need to target teens to adults and both genders. I may be 25 but I think they need to have clothing for the younger generation who enjoy tamagotchi as much as the adults do. Now comeing from a retail bussiness aspect, what they are doing is right, they are trying to bring back the awareness, who knows they may come back with another tamagotchi in a year or two. We wont know till we see it. I am not saying to be happy about it or disappointed but this is what must be for tamagotchi to come back to the states. As for the smart phone app I think that is a wise way to go. I have apps, I would love to have a tamagotchi app on my iphone. And if they do come out with t-shirts I will proudly wear one, in a walmart at 2am and not act like an adult just for those looks... Ok maybe not but i will still wear it all the time, just like i wear my fruists basket shirt.

Honestly, I hope you all who are disappointed see why they are turning this way, since tama-go kinda did a flop they feel they need to try and bring the awareness back. I am disappointed myself, but I know this is just the way of life for the retail world.
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 08:40 AM ( #389 )

I'd gladly wear a Tamagotchi T-Shirt if they made them for guys. I'm long past caring what other people think of me. I used to wear my Tamagotchis on a leather cord around my neck right there for everyone to see. I'm glad they're doing something with the Tamagotchi brand. I just wish there was a new Tamagotchi toy to go with it. I'm still holding out a bit of hope that something will be announced at Toy Fair next year.
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:27 PM ( #390 )

First of all they can take their app and shove it. I don't care how good it is it's not a real Tamagotchi. Part of the appeal of Tamagotchi is it's like a real living creature. It can't be turned on and off. It's always there. It's real. A phone app isn't the same thing. It isn't even close. It's just a video game. I can get attached to Tamagotchi. I'd even talk to them and hug them. There's no way I'd do that with a freaking cell phone. Give me an actual physical Tamagotchi toy or nothing. A phone app would be sterile and soulless. It would have no heart. Don't lump Tamagotchi in with overrated garbage like Angry Birds. Tamagotchi deserves better.
And as for TamaGo and Music Star failing, that was more the fault of the designs than the actual Tamagotchi brand. Tamagotchi started out as a pet. That concept is what got it it's popularity. Trying to turn them into rock stars or whatever drifts too far from the original concept. I want to adopt a pet not manage a band. What's next a Tamagotchi who let's it's fame go to it's head, turns to drugs and alcohol and is then found dead in a hotel room somewhere? As for TamaGo, they shot themselves in the foot with that one. Having to spend extra money to unlock a lot of the content may have been a good idea on paper from a financial standpoint but it turned a lot of folks off. I never owned a Music Star or a TamaGo. I hated the rock star concept and I thought the whole having to buy additional figures was a blatant and pathetic attempt to squeeze more money out of people. And don't get me started on the fact that they never advertised the things.
The concept behind Tamagotchi is still sound. It could probably still make money if done right. The problem is that the past couple of models were simply NOT done right.
The clothes are an eyesore but I'm not against Tamagotchi merchandise. It's having Tamagotchi merchandise without an actual Tamagotchi toy to back it up that I find idiotic.

They did Advertise them, you just didn't see the commercials (Obviously)

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:18 AM ( #391 )

I think robodog was exaggerating; we know that Bandai put out a couple ads for the products, but overall it seemed like they put no effort into promoting the Music Star or Tama-Go whatsoever.