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Does anyone over the age of 16 still play with tamagotchis?

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:02 PM ( #41 )

Virtual pets hit the market here when I was in middle school, and I loved them. And well, given that info, you can imagine how old I am now, and finally getting a Tama-go! The Tamagotchis were all too hard to get around here--I remember going into Toys R' Us and walking out empty-handed may times, the Tamagotchi BINS totally empty--but I had fun with the Dinkie Dino, Giga Pets, and Nano Babies!

Is it weird I'm elated to finally be getting an official Tamagotchi? :P

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:07 AM ( #42 )

I've played with them since I was little! I'm now 22!

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:12 PM ( #43 )

im 18 and i still play with them despite the condisending looks from my parents..

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:03 PM ( #44 )

I'm 25. I started playing with virtual pets when the first wave of Tamagotchis was released in 1997. It was only a couple of months ago that I got bored and remembered my RakuRaku Dinokun and decided to start collecting. I am surprised people are responding "Of course, I'm 17 and I still love them!" because that is still quite young and you shouldn't stop doing something you enjoy out of fear of appearing... juvenile? I guess it makes me feel a bit "dated" though, but I'm a kid of the 90's, and I love reliving my childhood (even if that means randomly watching Power Rangers and annoying my 32 year old boyfriend).

I hope more people my age post! I'd love to know we stuck with Tamas for 15 years.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:12 AM ( #45 )

I'm 16 but I love Tamagotchi's! I sometimes need to take breaks from them because I'll have other stuff on my plate, but I always fall back to them!
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:25 PM ( #46 )

I'm 25. I started playing with virtual pets when the first wave of Tamagotchis was released in 1997. It was only a couple of months ago that I got bored and remembered my RakuRaku Dinokun and decided to start collecting. I am surprised people are responding "Of course, I'm 17 and I still love them!" because that is still quite young and you shouldn't stop doing something you enjoy out of fear of appearing... juvenile? I guess it makes me feel a bit "dated" though, but I'm a kid of the 90's, and I love reliving my childhood (even if that means randomly watching Power Rangers and annoying my 32 year old boyfriend).

I hope more people my age post! I'd love to know we stuck with Tamas for 15 years.


I know what you mean! Dinkie Dino was my favorite. And my 35-year-old boyfriend just chuckles at me, and sometimes give an, "Aww, that's cute!" when I mention something about my Tamagotchi. ...I'm secretly hoping he'll want one (or I'll just give him one eventually as a present).
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:02 PM ( #47 )

I know what you mean! Dinkie Dino was my favorite. And my 35-year-old boyfriend just chuckles at me, and sometimes give an, "Aww, that's cute!" when I mention something about my Tamagotchi. ...I'm secretly hoping he'll want one (or I'll just give him one eventually as a present).


Get him a Star Wars Giga Pet! That is the most man-ish v-pet I think :)

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:19 PM ( #48 )

Get him a Star Wars Giga Pet! That is the most man-ish v-pet I think :)


Yep! Or maybe at least a very basic P1/P2 Tamagotchi would also be great :)

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:13 AM ( #49 )

I can imagine myself well into my 60's and still using a tamagotchi of some sort. I'm a tama-lifer...

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:23 AM ( #50 )

I hope more people my age post! I'd love to know we stuck with Tamas for 15 years.


I'm your age! I've managed to maintain a solid love for all things tamagotchi (or rather almost all things... Some tama stuff can be entirely too 'girly') and further to pretty much all forms of virtual pets. Something about the little gadgets are just so timelessly fun, plus all of the nostalgia they tend to summon up is quite nice.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 07:46 PM ( #51 )

Hahaha... it's a bit comforting to see some older people here who enjoy Tamas.... I'm 26, and of course, they are pretty nostalgic for me since I had quite a few when I was younger. I talk to some of my coworkers about them, and a few of them are similar to me... they don't really think it's odd, and they even find them entertaining... while a few of my other coworkers think I'm too old for that, that it's for children. :T

I always think, if my Dad is still playing video games at 45, then I sure as heck can play with Tamas at 26! Hahaha~~
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:54 AM ( #52 )

I never really post here, but I browse often, and I have to admit that I am 30 years old and still play with Tamas (my fiance, who is 5 years younger than me is amused by this, but thinks it's cute). I have played with them since my first in 1997. I actually just ordered a Tama-Go from Amazon and am awaiting its arrival. Right now I'm running a V5, but I have a V1, 2 minis, numerous V3's, a few V4's and I think two V4.5. The V3 is my favorite. Having had Tamas for so long, I imagine I'll keep playing with them always. My co-workers kind of laugh at me a bit when they see me checking on my tama while on lunch break, but by now they are used to seeing me with "toys." As long as you enjoy it, it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks!
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 12:01 PM ( #53 )

I'm 22 and a senior in college. I still play with my Tamagotchi (plural). Heck, I even bring them to lecture with me! Just have to remember to turn the sound off...

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:37 AM ( #54 )

I always think, if my Dad is still playing video games at 45, then I sure as heck can play with Tamas at 26! Hahaha~~


I think that it's going to be interesting seeing our generation at 45 (and older). Video games and gadgets will be more so commonplace than our parents and grandparents generations since they grew up around less.
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:05 AM ( #55 )

I'm nearly 17, but I haven't played with Tamagotchis since I was about 15. I've always tried to keep myself active in the community and up to date with news, however... But I just found that they got a bit boring after a while... Although, saying that, I have a sudden urge to put batteries in my Tama-Go...

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:07 PM ( #56 )

Well, age doesn't matter since I am 26 and I have a family. Me and my hubby do our "dates" together more on online games, which I find more fun than going out and spending money. I buy more toys for me than for my son. LOLZ.

Oh, "toys" sounded bad LOL. Well what I mean by that is I currently own a 3DS, DS Lite, Wii, PS3, PS2, PSOne, 2 PSPs, PS Vita, 3 Tamagotchi ID Ls, and lots more older tamas, I own a huge anime/books/video games collection, I especially LOVEE Harry Potter (I have all the first ed books plus all their mags plus extra books, autographs, etc etc), Lord of the Rings collection as well, I am also a bit of a horder of cutesy/cool stuff LOL.

When people see my collection, the first thing they say is "OH SHOOT, you don't look the type to collect these things!" I usually hear that LOL.

So yeah, I love collecting stuff. :D

(I hate Twilight :P)

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:15 PM ( #57 )

I never really post here, but I browse often, and I have to admit that I am 30 years old and still play with Tamas (my fiance, who is 5 years younger than me is amused by this, but thinks it's cute). I have played with them since my first in 1997. I actually just ordered a Tama-Go from Amazon and am awaiting its arrival. Right now I'm running a V5, but I have a V1, 2 minis, numerous V3's, a few V4's and I think two V4.5. The V3 is my favorite. Having had Tamas for so long, I imagine I'll keep playing with them always. My co-workers kind of laugh at me a bit when they see me checking on my tama while on lunch break, but by now they are used to seeing me with "toys." As long as you enjoy it, it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks!


HAHA yes, I can definitely relate to that.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:22 PM ( #58 )

I still play with them and am over 16! I take my two V1s to work with me, hahaha, my coworkers get a crack out of seeing me with them but they've come to accept that I am just different from them. Which is good!! Who wants to be like everyone else?! Besides, Tamas are fun!

I will never stop playing with Tamas or Legos for that matter. :P

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:57 AM ( #59 )

Well I am 22 nearly 23 and love tamagotchis ahha.. dont care :P

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:22 AM ( #60 )

I'm 25. I started playing with virtual pets when the first wave of Tamagotchis was released in 1997. It was only a couple of months ago that I got bored and remembered my RakuRaku Dinokun and decided to start collecting. I am surprised people are responding "Of course, I'm 17 and I still love them!" because that is still quite young and you shouldn't stop doing something you enjoy out of fear of appearing... juvenile? I guess it makes me feel a bit "dated" though, but I'm a kid of the 90's, and I love reliving my childhood (even if that means randomly watching Power Rangers and annoying my 32 year old boyfriend).

I hope more people my age post! I'd love to know we stuck with Tamas for 15 years.


26 and just got back into them a few months ago :) I'm married have a 6 month old son, pay bills and have a full time demanding job and still love these little guys. A lot of people assume that when you have kids/get married/start a career that you are too old for toys...but I want to stay as young as I can and enjoy these things so I can enjoy them with my son when he is older. I'd rather be buried in a pile of GI Joes, cars and dinosaurs playing with my son than rambling on with a bunch of talking heads about politics :) i hope my son can enjoy my collection as much as I do when he gets a little older. My husband just shakes his head and says I'm cute when I get excited about tamagotchis or virtual pets lol. I find it interesting that a lot of people our age have recently been getting back into toys of our childhood. I bet there is something interesting psychology behind it.

Edited by WhiteClaw84, 08 September 2012 - 06:24 AM.

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