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


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:51 AM ( #851 )

Hello! Good evening everyone!

Sorry, I've been extremely busy... So happy to log in before I go to bed tonight! I don't know if I'm allowed to say the exact date of the app launch but all I can say is "VERY SOON". I already saw and played the app because we filmed the commercial and it is a toy, inspired by the original vintage Tamagotchi but upgraded more options and customization. (You can see screen prints of it on the TL blog) I know there's a free version and 99cents without ads.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:14 PM ( #852 )

Hello! Good evening everyone!

Sorry, I've been extremely busy... So happy to log in before I go to bed tonight! I don't know if I'm allowed to say the exact date of the app launch but all I can say is "VERY SOON". I already saw and played the app because we filmed the commercial and it is a toy, inspired by the original vintage Tamagotchi but upgraded more options and customization. (You can see screen prints of it on the TL blog) I know there's a free version and 99cents without ads.


._. why would there be ads on a tamagotchi.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:46 PM ( #853 )

I still have mixed feelings for Tamagotchi LIFE and the app. I personal like taking care of a plastic egg then a app device tho

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:58 PM ( #854 )

Orandatchi, there have to be ads on apps because programming isn't free.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:59 PM ( #855 )

._. why would there be ads on a tamagotchi.

They should at least earn extra funds so that they could keep the app going - similar as to why TamaTalk also has ads. :)

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:03 PM ( #856 )

Someone might have mentioned this before but anyway... I found this on the tamagotchi l.i.f.e. website, und FAQ:

Will there be a new Tamagotchi toy in the U.S. anytime soon?
Bandai, the company responsible for the sale of over 78 million Tamagotchis since its November 23, 1996 debut in Japan, considers Tamagotchi a core brand and priority. Bandai is planning an exciting re-launch of Tamagotchi product timed to fit in with a dynamic new strategy.

I dont know if the 'dynamic new strategy' means the app, but it sounds interesting,,.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:10 PM ( #857 )

It doesn't really feel all much like Tamagotchi when you have ads though ._.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:33 PM ( #858 )

It doesn't really feel all much like Tamagotchi when you have ads though ._.

She mentioned an ad-free version for 99 cents. :)

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:44 PM ( #859 )

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A little sneak peak for you guys. It's in color, and it looks like its the layout of the P1 and P2. Meh I hope it has more features, on the bottom it says "just like the tamagotchi, but better" or something like that.....hm......

OH and it's confirmed, they will be using the blue one as the app button. :)

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:41 PM ( #860 )

Tamagotchi Life seems like an o.k. idea. It's kinda cute and I like how they're using all the original tama characters.
The app seems like it's going to be really cute, but alas, I can't take part in it. (way out of date cell phone and ipod)

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:13 PM ( #861 )

Personally, I'm really excited about a "retro" styled Tamagotchi app. I'm practically glued to my iPhone because of work anyway...so it makes it extremely convenient (and fun!) to have an official Tamagotchi with me all the time.

Don't get me wrong, nothing can replace the original experience - and nor do I think BanDai is aiming to do that. But with demographic that Tamagotchi L.I.F.E is marketing towards, most of the people (and by people I mean girls) will be carrying smart phones. So it makes sense in my eyes. It's a cheap and efficient way to get a Tamagotchi back in the hands of mainstream consumers as well. This is the evolution of Tamagotchi in North America. We love our iPods, iPhones, Android devices, etc...and from a consumer sales perspectives, people are spending A LOT of money on apps so it works from a profit perspective as well.

I'm embracing this change. I won't ever use the app as a complete replacement for the experience of running a Tamagotchi, but the app fits my lifestyle much better than the original..and so again, I welcome this change. Let's be thankful that we have had the opportunity to buy the physical version of Tamagotchi to play with, to connect with, to log about, to add to our collection. Those are great memories that will last forever. And so with this change, lets be open to what BanDai has in store for us. Perhaps they will port a full colour version for us in the future (similar to gameplay on the ID L's and P's). Who knows? iOS and Android are amazing platforms to deliver these kinds of experiences to many people quickly and cheaply.

My two cents :)
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:17 PM ( #862 )

I think it will be fun! I am a guy so the whole clothes and love stuff isn't my style but L.I.F.E. hasn't done anything bad, they are keeping us updated on tamagotchis and are having raffles and its centered in the us so I think they will be releasing a new tamagotchi in the us. I'm going to try out the app and at least give it a chance before I say it's stupid, where's the harm in that?

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:46 PM ( #863 )

6 days until the Android release guys! :D (not thats really of any use to me... but whatever!) So by very soon they meant it!
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:20 PM ( #864 )

I wonder if it will work on my "old" android phone, LG Swift from times when google play wasn't a thing yet...

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:44 AM ( #865 )

And what the
HECK
do all us Tama-fans get if we don't have a FLAMIN' TABLET OR SMARTPHONE? HUH?! Why not release it as a video game or better yet, an actual Tamagotchi?! HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH?! I hope THIS IS NOOOOOT the only Tamagotchi-related thing that Tamagotchi LIFE is going to release. I HOPED Bandai would release another Tamagotchi but it's just an APP with old characters that you can just get on a P1 or P2 anyhow!
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:41 AM ( #866 )

And what the
HECK
do all us Tama-fans get if we don't have a FLAMIN' TABLET OR SMARTPHONE? HUH?! Why not release it as a video game or better yet, an actual Tamagotchi?! HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH?! I hope THIS IS NOOOOOT the only Tamagotchi-related thing that Tamagotchi LIFE is going to release. I HOPED Bandai would release another Tamagotchi but it's just an APP with old characters that you can just get on a P1 or P2 anyhow!

Stop getting so butthurt about it, the target market for Tamagotchi L.I.F.E are young women, and virtually all young women have smartphones. So it makes complete sense that instead of busting out millions producing tiny egg shaped pieces of plastic, that they release a simple app that fits easily into daily life.

Tamagotchi L.I.F.E isn't aimed at us Tamagotchi fans, its aimed at young women who remember the original P1's, P2's etc. We want a toy, they want an app. Who will they listen to? Their target market.

And, just a note, you could run an Android Emulator if you're that desperate.

Edited by Mamapatchi, 10 February 2013 - 08:42 AM.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:06 AM ( #867 )

I'm still not convinced but since it's free I guess I'll be downloading the app on to my smartphone. And then probably uninstalling it about five minutes later if it's not any good :D