Jump to content


Photo
* * * * - 9 votes

Tamagotchi L.I.F.E, New from Bandai


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked

ciara683

  • ciara683 user photo
  • Group: TamaTalk Angelgotchi
  • Posts: 784 posts
  • Joined: 14-August 05

Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:15 PM ( #581 )

Ok, so guys,i was just thinking and MAYBE this might just be my imagination talking, but maybe we arent as un-lucky as we think, MAYBE this is just a test, to see how loyal we are to the brand, MAYBE this is our last chance, MAYBE,. just MAYBE this is all part of a bigger plan, We should really start to support this, or we may have to bear the consequences of never, ever, ever, seeing anything Tama branded again when we go to a store O_O (seriously guys, take my word for it, this is important)



A brand doesn't "test" people on how "loyal" they are, that's dumb. The only thing they could be doing right now is seeing how much traffic they will get. If the youtube and fb page don't get enough traffic than they wont get a lot of sales, there for they wont bring anything out. BUT seeing as they keep hinting at stuff then that means they ether already have something in production and is waiting to be released OR it really is just an app and bandai america ran itself into the ground.

chrispilot2293

  • chrispilot2293 user photo
  • Group: TamaTalk Lifetime Angelgotchi
  • Posts: 384 posts
  • Joined: 05-June 07

Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:23 PM ( #582 )

A brand doesn't "test" people on how "loyal" they are, that's dumb. The only thing they could be doing right now is seeing how much traffic they will get. If the youtube and fb page don't get enough traffic than they wont get a lot of sales, there for they wont bring anything out. BUT seeing as they keep hinting at stuff then that means they ether already have something in production and is waiting to be released OR it really is just an app and bandai america ran itself into the ground.


Guys just seriously trust me on this, if super important, you have to be more supportive! If we dont, who knows what will happen!

Bubbles11

  • bubbles11 user photo
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 824 posts
  • Joined: 28-July 05

Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:26 PM ( #583 )

I've read through this entire thread and I don't think that Bandai America is going to be releasing a new Tamagotchi toy anytime soon, especially if this L.I.F.E. thing flops (which I'm thinking it might.) I don't think their target market even is going to want to buy their product. It'll be cute and all, but I doubt that many people of their target market cared enough about Tamagotchi in the 90s to want to buy it now, 15 years later; especially if there is not a new toy on the market. But, then again, Bandai has only just released the Tamagotchi brand to Sync Beatz to be marketed on other products, much like Disney characters, etc., so this may or may not be an indication of what's to come in the future of Tamagotchi for America or anywhere but Japan. I do think that the brand has mostly died after the last two Tamagotchis they released (I didn't even buy them when they were out because they seemed silly, and I consider myself a huge fan) and I know very few people IRL that even care about tamagotchis. Even look at how much the traffic on Tamatalk has decreased in the last few years (at least to my knowledge.) It is possible that Bandai America is testing the waters with Tamagotchi L.I.F.E. for a new Tamagotchi toy, but I don't know how well this business venture will play out for them. Time will tell, of course, and if I see some clothes I might wear at a store sometime, I might just buy something. But for now, if Tamatalk's response is any indication of the success of L.I.F.E., it seems to be doomed to fail.

chrispilot2293

  • chrispilot2293 user photo
  • Group: TamaTalk Lifetime Angelgotchi
  • Posts: 384 posts
  • Joined: 05-June 07

Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:27 PM ( #584 )

I've read through this entire thread and I don't think that Bandai America is going to be releasing a new Tamagotchi toy anytime soon, especially if this L.I.F.E. thing flops (which I'm thinking it might.) I don't think their target market even is going to want to buy their product. It'll be cute and all, but I doubt that many people of their target market cared enough about Tamagotchi in the 90s to want to buy it now, 15 years later; especially if there is not a new toy on the market. But, then again, Bandai has only just released the Tamagotchi brand to Sync Beatz to be marketed on other products, much like Disney characters, etc., so this may or may not be an indication of what's to come in the future of Tamagotchi for America or anywhere but Japan. I do think that the brand has mostly died after the last two Tamagotchis they released (I didn't even buy them when they were out because they seemed silly, and I consider myself a huge fan) and I know very few people IRL that even care about tamagotchis. Even look at how much the traffic on Tamatalk has decreased in the last few years (at least to my knowledge.) It is possible that Bandai America is testing the waters with Tamagotchi L.I.F.E. for a new Tamagotchi toy, but I don't know how well this business venture will play out for them. Time will tell, of course, and if I see some clothes I might wear at a store sometime, I might just buy something. But for now, if Tamatalk's response is any indication of the success of L.I.F.E., it seems to be doomed to fail.


seriously, just take my word for it, we need to be more supportive!

ichiro.malfoy

  • ichiromalfoy user photo
  • Group: TamaTalk Guides
  • Posts: 1,782 posts
  • Joined: 20-April 12

Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:30 PM ( #585 )

Guys just seriously trust me on this, if super important, you have to be more supportive! If we dont, who knows what will happen!

As much as I wanted to be supportive of this L.I.f.e. thing, it's not aimed for me. I'm a guy in my 20s and what have I got to do with overly pink ladies' clothes with pixellated icons? What have I got to do with the latest ladies' fashion trends?

As for testing for brand loyalty... they don't have to do that. There is a term called "feasibility study" that a company should conduct first before releasing products to see its market viability. And apparently, they either:
a) did not conduct a study; or
b ) performed market research on an entirely different demographic.

Edited by ichiro.malfoy, 03 December 2012 - 03:32 PM.

  • Bubbles11, tamatown123 and Amat Gotchi like this

Bubbles11

  • bubbles11 user photo
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 824 posts
  • Joined: 28-July 05

Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:34 PM ( #586 )

As much as I wanted to be supportive of this L.I.f.e. thing, it's not aimed for me. I'm a guy in my 20s and what have I got to do with overly pink ladies' clothes with pixellated icons? What have I got to do with the latest ladies' fashion trends?

As for testing for brand loyalty... they don't have to do that. There is a term called "feasibility study" that a company should conduct first before releasing products to see its market viability. And apparently, they either:
a) did not conduct a study; or
b ) performed market research on an entirely different demographic.

I agree with you. I don't think this is a very smart venture... From what I know, 20-29 year old women aren't likely to be into tamagotchi product. Period. They really should have targeted someone else.

chrispilot2293

  • chrispilot2293 user photo
  • Group: TamaTalk Lifetime Angelgotchi
  • Posts: 384 posts
  • Joined: 05-June 07

Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:35 PM ( #587 )

As much as I wanted to be supportive of this L.I.f.e. thing, it's not aimed for me. I'm a guy in my 20s and what have I got to do with overly pink ladies' clothes with pixellated icons? What have I got to do with the latest ladies' fashion trends?

As for testing for brand loyalty... they don't have to do that. There is a term called "feasibility study" that a company should conduct first before releasing products to see its market viability. And apparently, they either:
a) did not conduct a study; or
b ) performed market research on an entirely different demographic.



Again, you dont know what MAY be in store i promise you, that you will want to support things!

SailorRosette

  • sailorrosette user photo
  • Group: TamaTalk Guides
  • Posts: 5,133 posts
  • Joined: 15-September 08

Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:10 PM ( #588 )

Please keep it cool guys. If you want to support, Thats cool. If not, that is your opinion. Tamagotchi Life, has many veiws being thrown out to the world. Its a choice people make themselfs.

I myself am still hoping it turns out well, but the current things I am seeing, I don't mind for. They have my support... But it doesn't mean I will be buying.

I am sure lots of others here still have support. Just maybe not the current direction Bandai America isnheading.
  • tamatown123 likes this

DJYellow22

  • djyellow22 user photo
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 322 posts
  • Joined: 22-December 10

Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:00 PM ( #589 )

I do give tamagotchi LIFE one thing: I guess it MIGHT sell!

Think about it for a minute.. This isn't meant for us fans, it's meant for people who vaguely remember tamagotchi! People who are like "OH MY GAWD I REMEMBER TAMAGOTCHI I HAD ONE WHEN I WAS 4!" those kind of people. You know, girls who are obsessed with "Retro! XD" today.

With those people, it MIGHT sell I guess. I just want BanDai to not forget about us. ;^;

chrispilot2293

  • chrispilot2293 user photo
  • Group: TamaTalk Lifetime Angelgotchi
  • Posts: 384 posts
  • Joined: 05-June 07

Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:48 PM ( #590 )

I do give tamagotchi LIFE one thing: I guess it MIGHT sell!

Think about it for a minute.. This isn't meant for us fans, it's meant for people who vaguely remember tamagotchi! People who are like "OH MY GAWD I REMEMBER TAMAGOTCHI I HAD ONE WHEN I WAS 4!" those kind of people. You know, girls who are obsessed with "Retro! XD" today.

With those people, it MIGHT sell I guess. I just want BanDai to not forget about us. ;^;


Trust me when i say, They havent. We need to be supportive though, because we DONT want to lose Tamagotchi forever, and when i say that, i mean "Tamagotchi" not "たまごっち"

DJYellow22

  • djyellow22 user photo
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 322 posts
  • Joined: 22-December 10

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:24 PM ( #591 )

Trust me when i say, They havent. We need to be supportive though, because we DONT want to lose Tamagotchi forever, and when i say that, i mean "Tamagotchi" not "たまごっち"

Companies don't think like this you know, it's kind of, uh, irrational?

There's a few possibilities. For one thing, this could be separate from whatever BanDai America is apparently "planning".. And then, this could be the only thing they are planning.

Also, companies don't really listen to their fans. Especially Japanese ones. Nintendo has been churning out disappoint after disappoint for me :/

I prefer the Japanese series anyway. I love the anime series. ;^;

tamatown123

  • tamatown123 user photo
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1,488 posts
  • Joined: 05-December 11

Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:19 PM ( #592 )

Well...To be honest...I don't like supporting things that I don't like. Not being a 20 year old girl and being 11...It's just not for me. Not that I don't want to support it, but if I do, would there be anything I will look forward to? No. I really do want a new Tamagotchi, but I think I will stick with my opinion. ;)
  • dazzilitchigirl likes this

chrispilot2293

  • chrispilot2293 user photo
  • Group: TamaTalk Lifetime Angelgotchi
  • Posts: 384 posts
  • Joined: 05-June 07

Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:37 AM ( #593 )

Well...To be honest...I don't like supporting things that I don't like. Not being a 20 year old girl and being 11...It's just not for me. Not that I don't want to support it, but if I do, would there be anything I will look forward to? No. I really do want a new Tamagotchi, but I think I will stick with my opinion. ;)


We never truly konw, their might be, how do we know BanDai and SyncBeatz aent listening? just give it time!

Eternal Mametchi Fan

  • eternal-mametchi-fan user photo
  • Group: TamaTalk Lifetime Angelgotchi
  • Posts: 4,387 posts
  • Joined: 21-January 12

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:20 AM ( #594 )

Strangely, I sent an email to them and used the exact address, but my email said the address didn't exist! So the Tamagotchi LIFE site is giving a fake email...?

Ah well. They'll be surprised when they check the Hometown Heroes entries and see what I sent them...lol, I nominated Ikemen Mametchi. XD

ichiro.malfoy

  • ichiromalfoy user photo
  • Group: TamaTalk Guides
  • Posts: 1,782 posts
  • Joined: 20-April 12

Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:28 AM ( #595 )

Guys just seriously trust me on this, if super important, you have to be more supportive! If we dont, who knows what will happen!


I hate to be rude, but I don't think you should be forcing your own opinions with the rest of the people who thinks otherwise.

As part of the non-L.i.f.e. crowd, I will tell you that we support Bandai in a way that we criticize its actions which we think does not cater to us fans. If we didn't support Bandai in the first place, why should we care? Why were we in this forum? What are we doing here, right? If we never really cared, we'll just let them do all the things they want, be it good or crappy and not waste time discussing things about it. But supporting does not only mean giving positive feedback, but giving negative feedback as well. This kind of information gives Bandai crucial information about what their customers REALLY want.

Yes, we get your point in supporting Bandai - and no one is forcing to you withdraw it. We respect and value your response. You should behave likewise. We are all entitled to our own opinions.

If Bandai America really does do something that interests us in the near future, I don't see any reason why we should not support it. After all, we're all here for that very reason.

Edited by ichiro.malfoy, 04 December 2012 - 10:06 AM.

  • Bubbles11, ciara683, SailorRosette and 10 others like this

dazzilitchigirl

  • dazzilitchigirl user photo
  • Group: TamaTalk Lifetime Angelgotchi
  • Posts: 2,680 posts
  • Joined: 12-December 09

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:57 AM ( #596 )

If BanDai is just "testing our loyalty" or anything like that, they've been testing it too long. Haven't they seen the statistics of people quitting TamaTalk? We had loads of members before the Tama-Go, I seem to remember, and a lot of them have gone or become uninterested in Tamagotchi. This was almost entirely because of the release of new Tamas, which I have nothing against but were not an overall success. Even I have become uninterested in Tamagotchi, and I used to be obsessed with it. We ARE loyal to Tamagotchi, but this isn't Tamagotchi that we're supposed to be loyal to.

One unsuccessful release and a few groups of haters is normal. Three unsuccessful releases in a row, and even old fans hating a brand, is not normal.
  • tamatown123 likes this

Brittygotchi

  • brittygotchi user photo
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 541 posts
  • Joined: 29-August 12

Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:48 PM ( #597 )

Well it seems that the "stories" section on tamagotchilife.com is up and running with a total of 1 story

DJYellow22

  • djyellow22 user photo
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 322 posts
  • Joined: 22-December 10

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:14 PM ( #598 )

Interesting how the single story has a tamagotchi ID in it! Maybe I should make a real story with my Tamagotchi P's for the heck of it..

Brittygotchi

  • brittygotchi user photo
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 541 posts
  • Joined: 29-August 12

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:18 PM ( #599 )

Yea I was considering doing something like that too. Maybe instead of saying negative things, we should all say positive things about the good days of english tamagotchis and add in some positive feedback on how much we love what japan has been doing with tamagotchi
  • robodog, riririn and Amat Gotchi like this

DJYellow22

  • djyellow22 user photo
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 322 posts
  • Joined: 22-December 10

Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:44 PM ( #600 )

Yea I was considering doing something like that too. Maybe instead of saying negative things, we should all say positive things about the good days of english tamagotchis and add in some positive feedback on how much we love what japan has been doing with tamagotchi

Ah, positive constructive criticism.. :P It can work! Lets do it everyone!