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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:38 PM ( #715 )

I'd like to suggest you to make a new one exclusively for this discussion. :)
I think I'd have to agree with SailorRosette.

I'd like to suggest you to make a new one exclusively for this discussion. :)
I think I'd have to agree with SailorRosette.


Okay then! ^_^

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:26 PM ( #716 )

*Takes deep breath*

I've read everything, it is really heart breaking to read negative responses especially when we first aired the webisodes. Bandai JP saw comments/ratings and I have to be honest that I did cry. I am Tamagotchi fan ever since it was released. (I'm old on my way to early 30s and this was my childhood) Tamagotchi LIFE has great intentions and this campaign need our support if we want the products from TamaDepa to be available outside Japan. I am really hustling to help promote this project because I don't want Tamagotchi to be 100% extinct here in the US.

As for the Anime character, the license for it is very expensive... I hope that explains why we only have the digital characters right now, we will get there! We're so delayed Japan is already in Season 5 or 6 for the anime while were still starting from the vintage ones. I know the next question will be "But we've seen the anime characters sold here before, how you guys don't have the license?", It's licensed by Bandai America not us. Bandai JP will not fund and worst cancel Tamagotchi LIFE if this brand fails, we will not see Tamagotchi here in the US anymore... Just like what happened before they started pulling out all the toys in store because it doesn't sell... I don't want that to happen, we're not giving up on this brand.

The question about TL being more geared to women; when I first got offered to do this project I was also confused. Then my boss explained to me that when Bandai was released in Japan, the target market for it was women. That's why all their Tamagotchi designs and toys in Japan are very feminine and princess-like.(Color and deco rhinestones) We had a more unisex color released here in the US, but like I said Tamalife is not Bandai US's campaign. Don't worry every time I get a chance to see my bosses, I always to talk to them about these but we can only take baby steps because were limited right now.

I promise I'll be the voice of our community. I'm not trying to shove Tamagotchi LIFE on everyone's plate because I host their show, I do understand most of you don't like it and I honestly accept that. I'm very happy to be here because I can communicate Tamagotchi fans like myself.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:37 PM ( #717 )

Do you guys know how much it will be?! My cousin intends in getting it.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:39 PM ( #718 )

Very interesting stuff Anz. I have to say, I apologize for a lot of the hate shown here. I'm sure I must have caused a lot of stress on your campaign. I do believe that it's because so many of us were shocked by what TAMA LIFE was. It did disappoint me, but I'm willing to stop hating if it'll help tamagotchi. Heck, I'll even download the app. The app itself might be cool, so we'll see.

By the way, do you know anything about tamagotchi ID Ls being released in the UK? Do you know anything about that?
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:39 PM ( #719 )

sorry but i'm still sitting right where I was before, I rather keep getting japan tama's off of ebay. I honestly don't even care about bandai america anymore because they don't even listen to their fans

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:41 PM ( #720 )

I too have been an original fan. I am just waiting to see some more about this brand.

Doesn't The Tamagotchi Anime air on TV Asahi? I know they are pretty protective of another show Precure/Pretty Cure, as Toei is.

I would love to see some plush again. They seemed to be bought up pretty quickly in my location. A place to carry my precious tamagotchi. ancestors, connections, tamagos, colors... and so on. Not a box, but something soft like a purse or nice bag with pockets.

I think part of this might also include some of the agrivation of TamaTown being down since sometime last year. Many began loosing faith then...
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:45 PM ( #721 )

I think most of the confusion and dislike is we don't know exactly whats going on or what we are being offered, my first impressions weren't great but im open to how it will develop^u^ i Got my first tama for my birthday the year it was released and loved them since. Im cheering on and hope it will work out for all of us Tama fans new and old!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:47 PM ( #722 )

That actually makes a lot of sense.

Hm.... I'm still confused on the fashion part, mostly because it only seems to affect big areas, like Hollywood/LA and all that. So I'm going on the assumption that marketing for such things will be kept to the big cities. Who is funding this? Bandai America or Bandai Japan? I mean you guys at Life specifically. I wish to know their target audience and what they're hoping to achieve, as well as questioning if, over time, will it be expanded out to other audiences as well, such as older generations maybe, and of course males.

I guess I can't see the solid connection between clothes and retro-styled handheld games, it almost seems backwards. Logically I'd have done the pet first, clothes after, but that's just a personal opinion.

Let's say, however, things do push through, will we eventually get something worthwhile perhaps? And I'm hoping it won't be something like the Tama-Go 2.0 or something, but I mean something new and exciting, or perhaps a color Tama like Japan has. Or is there a whole different direction being taken? I saw the app thing.... going the route of the Furby maybe? Have a Tama that responds to an app? Might be a farfetched idea, but just wondering. Or is it just a straight up app in and of itself? In which case I cannot utilize it, I do not own a tablet or smartphone.

I understand if you can't fully answer things due to a contract and all, but any light that can be shed without jeopardizing your job would be much appreciated.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:48 PM ( #723 )

sorry but i'm still sitting right where I was before, I rather keep getting japan tama's off of ebay. I honestly don't even care about bandai america anymore because they don't even listen to their fans

You know, I'm starting to think BanDai America and BanDai JP have a relationship similar to Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Japan

Obviously, most things come from the Japanese branch, and most decisions do as well. It reminds me of when Nintendo of America fans were screaming for the localization of three games.. Nintendo did eventually translate those games, but apparently the reason why it took so long was because of internal affairs with Nintendo of Japan who didn't believe it would sell very well or something like that.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:57 PM ( #724 )

Anz, let me first say I think that you are doing an excellent job on your end. You're in no way responsible for the content or direction, and I think you do your best to make what you're given as interesting as possible.

The main problem I have is that I don't understand the direction of Tamagotchi LIFE, it doesn't make sense to me. If the brand is geared at fans of the vintage Tamagotchis, you're dealing with those of us in our 20's and even early 30's. (I'm 21) "Love is Fun Everywhere" is far too childish for that audience. If the brand is trying to get the younger generation involved.... well I don't think it makes sense because they don't know the 90's era Tamagotchis. I'm not sure who the market is or how they're planning on appealing to said market.

What would I like to see form Tamagotchi LIFE? A new English Tamagotchi. Bandai JP is producing incredible products, the P's are truly a wonderful version. If Bandai America isn't planning on keeping the actual core product current, then any side project like this is unfortunately doomed from the start; fans of the brand don't get what they want and there's nothing to hook new fans.

I hope this goes well for you, because you do seem to care a lot about this project. I hope the appropriate people take the criticisms from the fans and do their best to correct them. Hopefully we can have a brand and product we can all enjoy, that would be wonderful.

All the best,
Bea
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:59 PM ( #725 )

Do you guys know how much it will be?! My cousin intends in getting it.


I'm sorry I honestly don't know exactly how much.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:04 PM ( #726 )

Very interesting stuff Anz. I have to say, I apologize for a lot of the hate shown here. I'm sure I must have caused a lot of stress on your campaign. I do believe that it's because so many of us were shocked by what TAMA LIFE was. It did disappoint me, but I'm willing to stop hating if it'll help tamagotchi. Heck, I'll even download the app. The app itself might be cool, so we'll see.

By the way, do you know anything about tamagotchi ID Ls being released in the UK? Do you know anything about that?


It's okay! Let's all move on from that, at least I somehow answered some questions you guys wanna know.

I'm sorry I don't know any Tamagotchi releases from other countries. -_-

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:10 PM ( #727 )

I too have been an original fan. I am just waiting to see some more about this brand.

Doesn't The Tamagotchi Anime air on TV Asahi? I know they are pretty protective of another show Precure/Pretty Cure, as Toei is.

I would love to see some plush again. They seemed to be bought up pretty quickly in my location. A place to carry my precious tamagotchi. ancestors, connections, tamagos, colors... and so on. Not a box, but something soft like a purse or nice bag with pockets.

I think part of this might also include some of the agrivation of TamaTown being down since sometime last year. Many began loosing faith then...


*High five!* I am not sure where they air it now in Japan! I use to play TamaTown back in 2006, I have 2 Tamagotchi V 4.5 but haven't logged in for ages because I got so busy with work.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:13 PM ( #728 )

For those wondering where the anime airs, eh, it's tv-tokyo. :P Also, I watch the episodes on nosub.tv .. I think I've watched them all, eh, I'm a hardcore fan of the anime. ^^

I do believe you should get a tamagotchi p's by the way, they really are cute, and maybe even posting about them on your personal blog or twitter would be cool.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:21 PM ( #729 )

Figured it was one of the two, just checked. Asahi has super setai and precure... I mean maho shoju like crazy... Not all of it I guess is, but the ones I reconize are... Of all people DJ, you would know the tama channel like I am to Precure... Lol.

*eye shift* tama p are awesome.
Topic on tama life continue. Lol.

Do you think they will have some updated versions of the pixeled characters later? Or maybe have some of the more current characters be made to look like the 90's pixels? That would tie everything together.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:23 PM ( #730 )

I would also like to apologize if some of my statements appeared too harsh, it's just that I am firmly stating my opinion.

As a Tamagotchi male fan, I was part of the demographic that was completely singled out by the L.i.f.e. concept, and similar to Beagee, I have no idea in which direction this brand is going into. And based on the webisodes, I'm somewhat questioning how Tamagotchi-related they are. We got somewhat confused.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:41 PM ( #731 )

Anz, let me first say I think that you are doing an excellent job on your end. You're in no way responsible for the content or direction, and I think you do your best to make what you're given as interesting as possible.

The main problem I have is that I don't understand the direction of Tamagotchi LIFE, it doesn't make sense to me. If the brand is geared at fans of the vintage Tamagotchis, you're dealing with those of us in our 20's and even early 30's. (I'm 21) "Love is Fun Everywhere" is far too childish for that audience. If the brand is trying to get the younger generation involved.... well I don't think it makes sense because they don't know the 90's era Tamagotchis. I'm not sure who the market is or how they're planning on appealing to said market.

What would I like to see form Tamagotchi LIFE? A new English Tamagotchi. Bandai JP is producing incredible products, the P's are truly a wonderful version. If Bandai America isn't planning on keeping the actual core product current, then any side project like this is unfortunately doomed from the start; fans of the brand don't get what they want and there's nothing to hook new fans.

I hope this goes well for you, because you do seem to care a lot about this project. I hope the appropriate people take the criticisms from the fans and do their best to correct them. Hopefully we can have a brand and product we can all enjoy, that would be wonderful.

All the best,
Bea

Anz, let me first say I think that you are doing an excellent job on your end. You're in no way responsible for the content or direction, and I think you do your best to make what you're given as interesting as possible.

The main problem I have is that I don't understand the direction of Tamagotchi LIFE, it doesn't make sense to me. If the brand is geared at fans of the vintage Tamagotchis, you're dealing with those of us in our 20's and even early 30's. (I'm 21) "Love is Fun Everywhere" is far too childish for that audience. If the brand is trying to get the younger generation involved.... well I don't think it makes sense because they don't know the 90's era Tamagotchis. I'm not sure who the market is or how they're planning on appealing to said market.

What would I like to see form Tamagotchi LIFE? A new English Tamagotchi. Bandai JP is producing incredible products, the P's are truly a wonderful version. If Bandai America isn't planning on keeping the actual core product current, then any side project like this is unfortunately doomed from the start; fans of the brand don't get what they want and there's nothing to hook new fans.

I hope this goes well for you, because you do seem to care a lot about this project. I hope the appropriate people take the criticisms from the fans and do their best to correct them. Hopefully we can have a brand and product we can all enjoy, that would be wonderful.

All the best,
Bea


Hi Bea!

Thank you so much for your kind words, I really appreciate it! It's really geared to the fans who grew up playing Tamagotchi because right now we only have license to the digital characters... I have no control with the show we have a director and script writer, even my personal friend and family think I host a kids show! Hahaha But no offense taken at all, I hope the webisodes improve more and also Syncbeats could get the license for the anime characters soon. Yes! Let's all hope for the best a brand a products that all of us can enjoy!