So I just got my mail today, super excited that I finally recieved the Tamagotchi Plus (japanese released tamagotchi connection) that I bought on amazon. The seller seemed legit, the pictures matched plenty that I had seen online, the item was described as being a BRAND NEW, PURE PINK Bandai promo tamagotchi "digital friend of the world". I looked everything up before buying, the toy was only $14 total, which I thought was a steal. WRONG. When I recieved the package, the first thing I noticed was that the tamagotchi was different looking, the little character design was green, not pink, the "cracked" part of the shell was red, not pink, like the picture, and the usual peel off sticker on the screen with a tama character was NOT there. Then I noticed that the red and white Ban Dai logo was missing, even though it was in the picture. The packaging was a bit crushed, but I assumed it was due to the postal workers jamming it into my tiny post box. On the main box it clearly says " C BANDAI - WIZ 2004 BANDAI 2004 MADE IN CHINA", which again, matched the picture. So I carefully opened it. The tab was in, but it didnt seem like the one I had on my own tamagotchi. Then around the tab it was scuffed and chipped. I thought maybe they had passed off a used one as new, but as long as it was real, I didnt mind. The back of the tamagotchi had scuffs, and there was the tiniest mark on the screen. So, giving them the benefit of the doubt, I removed the tab. My first reaction was "WHAT IN GODS NAME IS THIS ABOMINATION?????" A weird looking humanish pixelated beast popped up, and I pressed buttons frantically to figure out a way to do anything at all. The only thing it allows me to do is feed it, anything else and a little blob character moves back and forth and a high pitched beep song plays. The instructions are in both english and japanese, but the english "translation" makes no sense at all. And I mean NO SENSE. The pixels are HUGE, like four tama-sized ones combined. There is a weird looking sort of bird in a nest that goes back an forth in place of a regular tamagotchi character. The infra-red screen top is pink, not deep red like the usual. The back of the tama also says Ban Dai, but it could have been switched with a real tama. I am very confused. Is this some other toy Ban Dai released or just a really bad knock-off ? I feel really terrible right now. Any help or clarification would be greatly appreciated. Ive posted two pictures of what I recieved. The quality isnt great, but you get the idea. In the second one you can see the weird bird I was talking about.
this is where I bought it from. I also found it odd that the seller kep the listing even after I bought it, because it seemed strange that they would have more than one of the same tama. They clearly described it as NEW item, new package with original box. Which is a lie. Note the differences between their picture and mine.http://www.amazon.co...ils_o00_s00_i00
Edited by Decotchi, 22 July 2012 - 09:06 PM.