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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:51 AM ( #69 )

Actually, making the Tamagotchi virtual pet into a smartphone app makes a lot of sense! The Tamagotchi's form factor is made to be easily portable, and what is more portable than the phone you carry with you every day? Plus, Bandai could add lots of new features, as well as a vibrant look, to Tamagotchi, without shooting the price per unit up!

But what about those of us who don't have tablets/smartphones? Are we done for?
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 12:25 PM ( #70 )

But what about those of us who don't have tablets/smartphones? Are we done for?



I agree. I don't own a tablet/smartphone (my dad has a iPhone but that doesn't count because its not mine). if they just made a new tamagotchi a tablet/smart phone/iPod touch app would be getting rid of the people who don't own one. all they should do is make a new tama or mabey ever use Graficks idea of the tamagotchi vibe

Edited by TicTax, 01 June 2012 - 12:27 PM.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:45 PM ( #71 )

*gasps* *Starts hyperventilating* OH MY- OH MY- OH MY GODS OH MY- *shot by all the sane TamaTalkers* *still "Oh my-"ing *
SO HAPPY OH MY FREAKING GODS GUYS THIS IS SO AMAZING I'M LITERALLY CRYING. *goes off to cry in a corner for joy*
*edit* @ Dazz's post: I agree that it's a little fishy. (And I would be SO mad if a new tama weren't in the picture) but to me, any acitivty in the Tamagotchi area of Bandai is a good sign and quite exciting. I'm going to release my nervous energy somewhere else now...
(haha, I was so busy freaking out I didn't bother to read any of the posts)

Edited by ZuZu, 01 June 2012 - 01:53 PM.


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Posted 01 June 2012 - 04:45 PM ( #72 )

I agree. I don't own a tablet/smartphone (my dad has a iPhone but that doesn't count because its not mine). if they just made a new tamagotchi a tablet/smart phone/iPod touch app would be getting rid of the people who don't own one. all they should do is make a new tama or mabey ever use Graficks idea of the tamagotchi vibe

I agree with some of you guys. In my family, we have never been part of the cell phone craze. The only cell phone we own at the moment is a cheap one that belongs to my dad. As it can only call, it's for emergencies. I don't want Tamagotchi do become another thing that I can't enjoy like Angry Birds or any of those other things that all my friends with their sparkling iPhones and whatnot. You don't have to pay $500 dollars for a Tamagotchi. For an iPad, you do.
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:26 AM ( #73 )

I have a smartphone, and while I would definitely be interested in a tamagotchi app if they released one, I would MUCH prefer they just create a new toy. I agree that it isn't fair to the people who don't have smart phones. Not everyone wants/needs a smartphone, and a large portion of tamagotchi fans are much younger than the age group of people who own smart phones. I know some kids have em these days, but most of them don't.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 04:00 AM ( #74 )

There is always a mark on Tamagotchi toys which say "6+" or "8+" and not many of them have phones like ShiningLion says. What does the true meaning of Tamagotchi mean? Tamagotchi was a name from the word "tamago"...but wait. What does "tamago" mean? Does it mean Phone? Does it mean App? No! It means egg, and by egg its the little egg that you hold in your hand...feeding it and loving it..if Tamagotchi turns into a big app company then what would be the meaning of the whole world. Young TamaFans will be heartbroken...thinking there will never be a Little egg again..

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:14 AM ( #75 )

This is so exciting! Too bad I live in Norway. :P But I'll just order it though. :D

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:26 AM ( #76 )

Yeah! I HATE the idea of an iPhone app - I don't have a mobile phone or a smart phone or anything! That sucks... What are the smartphone-less Tama fanatics gonna do...?

Apps, furnishings, apparel, and health and beauty = BORING

<_< But it also said publishings, so maybe there will be Tamagotchi manga...?

Well, most of the stuff would be lame but some of it might be interesting. Everybody in TamaCraze chat was going on saying there would be a new color Tama, but this doesn't sound like... anything at all...

I'm not all "OMG" about this, but I HOPE it's something at least a tiny bit good... 0.o
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:14 PM ( #77 )

Guys we have 1 week tell they tell us what it is. who knows it MIGHT be a tamagotchi with apps? idk kinda like a smart phone or something. but then again if that's what it is they probably will make it around $80.00. something people even me cant afford >_<

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:23 PM ( #78 )

There is always a mark on Tamagotchi toys which say "6+" or "8+" and not many of them have phones like ShiningLion says. What does the true meaning of Tamagotchi mean? Tamagotchi was a name from the word "tamago"...but wait. What does "tamago" mean? Does it mean Phone? Does it mean App? No! It means egg, and by egg its the little egg that you hold in your hand...feeding it and loving it..if Tamagotchi turns into a big app company then what would be the meaning of the whole world. Young TamaFans will be heartbroken...thinking there will never be a Little egg again..

And what does the true meaning of Motorola mean? Motorola was a name from the word "motor"...But wait, what does "motor" mean? Does it mean "phone"? Does it mean "cable box"? No! It means "car", and by that I mean the handy radio you keep in your car, always there when you need it. If Motorola turns into a big phone company, then what would the name mean in the first place? Young Motorola fans will be heartbroken, thinking there will never be a "handy car radio" again.

...The thing is, companies and product lines don't stay the same forever; as trends change, new types of products are introduced. I do like the the traditional form of a Tamagotchi, but it doesn't make sense to pay $30-50 for a plastic egg. To me, it makes the most sense to focus Bandai's more content-rich experiences on existing platforms (bringing Tamagotchi to smartphones, iPods, or portable game systems), leaving the traditional keychain for, well, a traditional Tamagotchi experience.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:25 PM ( #79 )

Well...it dose seem kind of cool.....but only to a point. I really hope there is a new Tama!!! >.< But if it's not then what? An app i might be able to get if it's on the Kindle Fire. But if it's like Angry Birds i'm going to scream. I don't really like how there is everything and anything for it. If it's an anime/manga I would fangirl scream because i love anime~ If it's a video game I have know idea what I'd do, because I like video games too. But if it's stuff like shirts I might buy one. Depends on what it is...I really don't know about this

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:08 PM ( #80 )

Bandai are taking a huge risk in releasing a Tamagotchi product line! The Tama-Go was released two years ago, and I think randomly releasing Tamagotchi merchandise by itself won't generate much attention, especially in America and other english-based countries.

I think they are relying heavily on the nostalgia aspect of this release which will swoop over older people. I think that they are hoping that people will look at this collection, think "Ooh I remember this when I was a kid!" and then rush to purchase one of the items so that they can relive their childhood memories.

I wish Bandai success with the Tamagotchi L.I.F.E Line, but not putting out a virtual pet along with the line is rather upsetting and may ruin its acclaim. :wacko:

Edited by joshnemo, 02 June 2012 - 08:11 PM.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:09 AM ( #81 )

Have a look at this Bandai Japan page explaining "what's Tamagotchi": http://tamagotch.channel.or.jp/about/

Notice that at the center is the Tamagotchi toy, but all around it are many tie-in products: toys, the anime series, arcade games, console games (for Nintendo DS), snack foods, clothes, books, stationery, books, etc.

I imagine Bandai America has finally figured out that the toy by itself, as an orphan product won't work. They've got to build product awareness, using a wide range of Tamagotchi character products, to keep it in the consumer's mindspace. They may not have a Tamagotchi toy planned for immediate release, but if this campaign is successful, I imagine a new Tamagotchi toy will be coming.
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 11:35 AM ( #82 )

Have a look at this Bandai Japan page explaining "what's Tamagotchi": http://tamagotch.channel.or.jp/about/

Notice that at the center is the Tamagotchi toy, but all around it are many tie-in products: toys, the anime series, arcade games, console games (for Nintendo DS), snack foods, clothes, books, stationery, books, etc.

I imagine Bandai America has finally figured out that the toy by itself, as an orphan product won't work. They've got to build product awareness, using a wide range of Tamagotchi character products, to keep it in the consumer's mindspace. They may not have a Tamagotchi toy planned for immediate release, but if this campaign is successful, I imagine a new Tamagotchi toy will be coming.


i see your logic :D

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:12 AM ( #83 )

I really don't know what to make of this all yet, and I really can't decide entire it's a good or bad option to take- Either people won't buy the merchandise or it'll back up the actual Tamagotchi items, possibly raising sales.

Either way, we can't be sure for a few weeks. We'll just have to see what they actually mean when they reveal the product line. I'm quite interested in the Mobile App idea- hopefully this will be a second platform for tamatown.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:07 AM ( #84 )

>_<; I just typed a large post... Internet fried the post...

I'm glad they are comming out with items again. They did come out with the plush a while ago. I'm really hoping they keep the "items" out and keep them around. I know if my neice reconized a tama character... She would have to have the item of that character. She met my IDL (Mametchi game) a few times... She finds out I have a Dvd, I would no longer have my Dvd. (Music Star/ First Movie) That is very true for Angry Birds.... A game, an Item, a collection begins.

I read somewhere... somewhere... that they were going to make another annoucement about the Tama Life Line... Sometime in late June or July. Until then, I'm sure its going to be like what Bandai Japan does.... (Troll) Maybe telling us what might or is comming out... Meanwhile, waiting to a later time to give the offical news we really want. (The tamagotchi we hope) Maybe Twisting what is being said because it brings us in closer to find out what we really want to know.

The Troll thing... It comes up while we watch the new Precure/Pretty Cure shows. (Bandai Japan has their foot in the toys... Not showing them until the episode has premiered, Not spoiling the new character items, let alone the characters.... Shadowing things, Being quiet, NOT promoting until its close or very close to premier....sending out "wrong shadows" etc.) Hence, Bandai America should be able to do just as good as Bandai Japan....

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 12:57 AM ( #85 )

Yup, they have Tamagotchi clothes, cups, erasers, cupcake holders, and even toothbrushes in Japan! Lol, it would be weird but funny if they bring it here.