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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:45 AM ( #881 )

AHHHH this sucks ):
I have an iPhone...
So I have to wait EVEN longer for the app!!!

PS. I think the app is a cool idea its hard to keep track of your tamas, phone, keys, diaper bag, and anything else you need when you leave the house...
However I agree that it's targeted towards an older audience....

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:53 AM ( #882 )

In this day and age i dosent really make since why someone wouldnt have a smartphone, you can get a smartphone with a prepaid value data plan for $30 a month on tmobile, so, i dont see why people are complaining about it so much, find a friend or family member with an old android phone and ask it you can have it if your that against getting a smartphone! or get with the times!


Some people don't want a smartphone or aren't allowed one. I only got mine when I was 10 or 11, but I've had Tamas since I was 5.

EDIT: My comments on available info about the app - I really don't like the sound of the things it says. "In colour"? Colour Tamas aren't that amazing anymore to most of us. "Digital Tamagotchi Collection"? I prefer a real Tamagotchi collection, not everything digital. "Share your pets on Facebook"? What happened to sharing things in real life, I miss connecting Tamas with everyone at school.

Edited by dazzilitchigirl, 11 February 2013 - 10:59 AM.


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:00 AM ( #883 )

Some people don't want a smartphone or aren't allowed one. I only got mine when I was 10 or 11, but I've had Tamas since I was 5.

EDIT: My comments on available info about the app - I really don't like the sound of the things it says. "In colour"? Colour Tamas aren't that amazing anymore to most of us. "Digital Tamagotchi Collection"? I prefer a real Tamagotchi collection, not everything digital. "Share your pets on Facebook"? What happened to sharing things in real life, I miss connecting Tamas with everyone at school.


Yes, however Tama L.i.f.e. is aimed at women in their early 20's and up. People in this demographic prefer "digital" stuff (which is disappointing for most of us, but sadly this is where the trend is going).

Edited by ichiro.malfoy, 11 February 2013 - 11:54 AM.


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:46 AM ( #884 )

Kids these days aren't really interested in virtual pets anymore anyway.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:08 PM ( #885 )

Well making products one by one cost money. Money they seem not to have with the flop of the music stars and tamago back to back... They are nice tamas, sure. Over-all... It wasn't held in the best of light.

Next point.
You wanted color. To use something already out there, usually a phone is on a person. (maybe not a smartphone, but phones are WAY more common then from when I was a kid) One less thing to forget. I personally think it maybe a good move. They are working with what they have access to without spending what they have. It can be upgraded, translated and of coarse, color.

Hopefully one day the shells, traditional tamagotchi will be back. I would rather have a shell, but something is better then nothing.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:04 PM ( #886 )

Well making products one by one cost money. Money they seem not to have with the flop of the music stars and tamago back to back... They are nice tamas, sure. Over-all... It wasn't held in the best of light.

Next point.
You wanted color. To use something already out there, usually a phone is on a person. (maybe not a smartphone, but phones are WAY more common then from when I was a kid) One less thing to forget. I personally think it maybe a good move. They are working with what they have access to without spending what they have. It can be upgraded, translated and of coarse, color.

Hopefully one day the shells, traditional tamagotchi will be back. I would rather have a shell, but something is better then nothing.


These are all good and valid points.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:10 PM ( #887 )

Yeah... People think that brands have lots of money from the start, but it's not true. They have funds they can not exceed before they make money on their own to add to it... And the project isn't even toy related.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:22 PM ( #888 )

As much as I hate to admit it I think we may have reached the point where keychain pets like Tamagotchi are obsolete. I was half expecting Bandai to announce a new Tamagotchi at Toy Fair but it didn't happen. Phone apps may be the future of these types of electronic pets but it's a future I don't have much interest in.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:49 PM ( #889 )

The reason why BanDai Japan can still release tamagotchi toys is that they have a franchise over there.. You know, the anime, toys, tamamori stuff.. They have dedicated kids who follow the series, so yeah.

Over here.. Well, it's just us.. A app is a start, and would they ever release another toy? Well, maybe! People would buy it for nostalgia! Of course, I'm not into the vintage.. But hey, I'll support them anyway~

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:05 PM ( #890 )

Not sure a toy will ever be released--people here are more concerned with the internet, their phones, tablets, etc. In college when waiting to start class, a good 90% of the students are on their smartphones or tablets. I never really see anyone talking either, they're so glued to their stuff. So for LIFE to cater to this, well, it only makes sense. Even portable game consoles access the internet now.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:52 AM ( #891 )

I really hope they do release a new toy but even if they don't I guess the app is worth a try and it may even get more people interested in tamas again.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:41 AM ( #892 )

CURSE YOU STEVE JOBS!!! WITHOUT YA MAYBE EVERYONE WOULD BE CRAZY ABOUT TAMAS BUT ALL OF MY FRIENDS PLAY A STUPID GAME CALLED CLASH OF CLANS ALL DAY :( Oh Well...

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:44 AM ( #893 )

*accidental post - sorry*


Edited by dazzilitchigirl, 12 February 2013 - 10:45 AM.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:17 AM ( #894 )

Yes, however Tama L.i.f.e. is aimed at women in their early 20's and up. People in this demographic prefer "digital" stuff (which is disappointing for most of us, but sadly this is where the trend is going).

 

 

Kids these days aren't really interested in virtual pets anymore anyway.

 

 

Well making products one by one cost money. Money they seem not to have with the flop of the music stars and tamago back to back... They are nice tamas, sure. Over-all... It wasn't held in the best of light.

Next point.
You wanted color. To use something already out there, usually a phone is on a person. (maybe not a smartphone, but phones are WAY more common then from when I was a kid) One less thing to forget. I personally think it maybe a good move. They are working with what they have access to without spending what they have. It can be upgraded, translated and of coarse, color.

Hopefully one day the shells, traditional tamagotchi will be back. I would rather have a shell, but something is better then nothing.

 

 

Yeah... People think that brands have lots of money from the start, but it's not true. They have funds they can not exceed before they make money on their own to add to it... And the project isn't even toy related.

 

I have to agree on these. To be honest I wasn't expecting the app to be a Tamagotchi toy, all along I was thinking its gonna be some sort of other app that has the digital characters. The company still listens to what the fans wanted, to be honest syncbeats is working as much as they can especially that they only have limited budget and also licensing.
 
I randomly thought of these, I think it's good that they also started with the old digital characters because not everyone knows or familiar of the new anime characters unless they're one of the loyal fans who are active here/&Tamazone or updated with Japan's releases. Starting and introducing the vintage characters again to old and new fans will hopefully bring back the popularity of Tamagotchi back in the US.(As for old fans this is something nostalgic and for the new generation of course something cool because it is from the 90s) I stay positive and hopeful that it will bring back the popularity it used to have back then, and by that time the company will have the budget and the license for the anime characters and slowly introduce them the audience. As I have mentioned before, USA is way behind from Japan's Tamagotchi they already in Season 6 on the anime and Tamagotchi P's toys. While USA stopped at Tama Go and Music stars a long time ago. The tamagotchi toy is not really selling anymore that's why they were pulled out from the market. Its gonna take a lot of money, support and a lot of big meetings for Bandai JP/Bandai USA/ Syncbeats to put back and manufacture the original toy on the shelf. It's not that easy... I know everyone wanted the English Tama P's, but is it really enough people bring those here? I hope everyone here understands that. (Were talking about making sales to the entire states)  
 
I've read that somebody was quite really upset and flushed Tamagotchi LIFE in her toilet because the game will be on smartphones, I understand that you're disappointed but let's be honest that there's a lot and enough people that owns smartphones nowadays for them to make an app. This will generate funds and popularity for Tamagotchi, that will help us expand this campaign. It's a great way to advertise this brand again since most of the people in the US are familiar with the old, simple and digital characters of Tamagotchi back in the days(and hooked on their smartphones). The app has a free version and a 99cents one with no ads, I think nobody can beat that price. The loyal fan community needs to consider that outside this forum, other people would rather buy the app rather than getting the actual toy right now. I have a lot of friends who grew up playing with Tamagotchi and saw my P's and old tmgc but would rather wait and DL the app instead of buying the Japanese ID L and P's. (They told me they're too expensive and they look complicated for them LOL)
 
Anyway let's all stay positive and hope for the best, lastly if you feel disgusted with the digital characters keep in mind all our beloved anime/colored and new tamagotchi's all started from this. (With the support and funding we will catch up) 
 
Good morning from Los Angeles, CA!
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:00 PM ( #895 )

Anz, you are such an gold hearted and understanding person. I have some faith in TMGC L.I.F.E. thanks to you.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:57 PM ( #896 )

Because of you Anz, It gave me hope, lots of it.

 

I've been doing some IRL advertising, with telling some of my friends and even friends of my parents and whoever I can about this app! SOOOO many people would want a app like this. And there are so many tamagotchi knock offs on the app stores, so with a real tamagotchi app? I'm sure it'll do well!


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:26 PM ( #897 )

Hey!!! I haven't read the uper info so please inform me if I repeat the same thing over and over but CHECK THIS: It's a tamagotchi L.I.F.E website and it says the app will be released in two days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://tamagotchilife.com/


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:48 PM ( #898 )

Hey!!! I haven't read the uper info so please inform me if I repeat the same thing over and over but CHECK THIS: It's a tamagotchi L.I.F.E website and it says the app will be released in two days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://tamagotchilife.com/

I didn't think I would be excited, but now I can't wait for this app to come out!  :D



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:14 PM ( #899 )

Sorry about this Anz, but the thumbnail of the Louise Green video looks like your scolding someone lol



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:23 PM ( #900 )

Anz, you are such an gold hearted and understanding person. I have some faith in TMGC L.I.F.E. thanks to you.

Precisely my thoughts as well.  You can also count me as excited for the app, though I have stated it in several places already.  :)

 

EDIT Thank you Bandai for releasing the app early.  Here it is!


Edited by WarOmnimon, 12 February 2013 - 09:45 PM.