Posted 27 May 2012 - 03:03 PM
Posted 27 May 2012 - 03:11 PM
I actually do agree with you. However Bandai JP has released all of the clothes and other merchandise and they have been a big hit with the Japanese so maybe Bandai US and Bandai Europe think that it will be a big hit here to. Tamagotchi has not just been a Virtual pet since its creation though. Its also been a lot of other stuff, looking on ebay I can see mugs, stickers, books ect that say from 1998.
What are your views on this people?
Yes, but we Americans are stubborn, stubborn people. In Japan a man who plays video games all day and is oohed and ahhed over by all females because he's got the highest score might be worshipped by other game fans, but other non-gamers would be disgusted. In Japan 70 year old women can wear sparkly pink Hello Kitty shirts and she might get nothing but complements. She wouldn't be ridiculed or anything. In America people would point and whisper and try to avoid standing near her because she's "crazy"....
And yet again, Japan is just a more open country. People can run around in TV character costumes like nobody's business, but in America, yet again, they'd be called a freak. Japan is so successful with all of their toy merchandise because the Japanese are really more into embracing their child-like side. They're not afraid of that. But lots of Americans might secretly like to be like that, yet would never admit it because they'd be made fun of.
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 06:59 PM
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:56 AM
Posted 28 May 2012 - 01:29 AM
What sizes will the t-shirts be in, though? XD
The idea of a few tamagotchi T shirts in my wardrobe appeals to me (pixelated original Mametchi or Ginjirotchi for preference ) - maybe we could persuade Sheldon Cooper to wear one in The Big Bang XD
... and maybe a tamagotchi hold all or bag - not so much for shopping or books but maybe to keep my tamagotchis in place ?
Sounds cool (and fun) to me
TM Edit: ... and yes, of course I would wear a tamagotchi t shirt in public!
There are Superman and Spiderman and TinTin t shirts around - why not tamagotchi shirts?? XD
Anyway, I can't say for certain what I think of this until June 12-14th. They MIGHT make a new Tama...
Some of the stuff sounds cool but apps and domestic goods sound... lame. 0.o
Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:16 AM
I am, for once, in disagreement with EMF. I'm not at all excited about this...in my opinion it's defacing Tamagotchi. I'm surprised all the people who have been into Tamas since 1996 aren't being incredibly skeptical about this...because I am. It throws away everything Tamagotchi stands for, and everything in Tamagotchi that I stand for. It's supposed to be a virtual pet, not a clothing brand or anime or anything. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I wish the anime, movie and accessories had never happened. I got back into Tamagotchi aged 8 because I didn't want to become one of those fashion-obsessed teenage girls who gets completely ripped off by cosmetics companies - and yet Tamagotchi is turning into one of the rip-off cosmetics companies before my very eyes. Yes, it is exciting and I would love to own Tamagotchi clothes and apps and furniture, and you could argue that this new stuff is just progress, but once I drew my room with Tamagotchi furniture and me with Tamagotchi clothes, and I hated it and ripped it up. Tamagotchi should always be the pocket virtual pet...not the trendy new fashion brand.
Does anyone else feel the same way...?
Tamagotchi is drifting away from a virtual pet to something slapped across random items that are not entirely related to Tamagotchi. What if "Tamagotchi" will soon be associated with apps and goods rather than virtual pets? It does in fact seem like it's becoming one of the rip-off cosmetics companies.
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:41 AM
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Edited by chrispilot2293, 28 May 2012 - 03:13 PM.
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 03:38 PM
Global toyco Bandai has appointed L.A.-based Sync Beatz Entertainment
as the exclusive US licensing agent and brand manager for its
hit virtual pet-themed Tamagotchi property and is set to launch
Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. (Love is Fun Everywhere), a new range of lifestyle products.
I'm pretty sure it isn't a Tamagotchi, it's a line of merchandise and lifestyle products.
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 03:41 PM
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 03:49 PM