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The Tama-GO, A backwards step in the history of Tamagotchis?


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Poll: Tama-GO, Yes or no? (51 member(s) have cast votes)

Are you a fan of the Tama-Go?

  1. I like it. (26 votes [50.98%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 50.98%

  2. I don't like it. (25 votes [49.02%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 49.02%

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StenoTim

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 04:56 PM ( #18 )

That's actually one thing I like about the Tama-Go: Your Tama's spouse and family stay together for a day or two. I'm really missing that on the iD L.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 04:46 AM ( #19 )

My sister loves her tamago, and she has no figures whatsoever. I agree that I think the tama-go will do for a collection-starter, because, well, its a tamagotchi, isn't it? Perhaps nobody fancies a tama-go here because they are above the age-range? My sister is ten, and she absolutely LOVES her tama-go, even with absolutely no figures. Me? I'm buying one as soon as I find the money :P It seems that the figures are a bonus too, so I'll get some of them... ;)
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 05:42 AM ( #20 )

I love my Tamago mainly because for one, the batteries are cheaper here, there's no paint to wear off and I'm prone to losing things. If you're clumsy like me Tamago is a winner. Maybe Bandai is going for more a nostalgic thing with the Tamago being so bulky, and to be childsafe for a younger generation. Face it, a normal sized Tamagotchi, you wouldn't give to a 3 year old because they'd normally try and put it in their mouth.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:57 PM ( #21 )

My personal opinon is that i adore it :) its probably one of my favourite versions. I'm running one of my three TMGOS right now, and i absolutely love it. I do think the figures are a little pricey, but other than that i really enjoy it. I love some of the features on the TMGO, like the park and the fact that you can go to restrauants.
To be honest, the size of it doesn't really bother me. In my opinion, it makes them way harder to lose, and so what if it can't fit in your pocket? Big deal? I really don't see what all the fuss is about the size of the TMGO.
So in a nutshell i really enjoy the TMGO.
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:02 PM ( #22 )

I'm VERY dissapointed with the Go.
I enjoy my v1 with busted A button a lot more than it. I don't know... Thereotically it has more features, yes, but it's... bulky, and the sound is... ugh. And the figures! I can't afford them...
Why the heck can't even a single item be built in? Even v1 can get items without having a shop feature, darn it.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:24 PM ( #23 )

I am enjoying the features of the Tamago like the customisation and stuff, but I can hear it beep at all its really loud wen you press the buttons n when playing games but ill look at the screen n see 3 poos and there was no beep! I have made a screen protector for it by cutting up one for a phone thats made me happy but I do feel its something I shouldn't of had to do. I like the batteries it takes thats been a good thing :)

All in all its a like :)

Edited by neonmoo, 06 October 2012 - 06:26 PM.


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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:39 PM ( #24 )

I have to agree with you Sakura. I don't think the size is a serious issue, it's just a change. I think they needed to try something different and the collectable cute figures was a really good one.

I really want to get more figures from eBay or something (they are not for sale in the UK) but they are way too expensive individually due to postage so maybe one day I'll get them all if I get some spare cash.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:56 AM ( #25 )

Tama-Go looks like something you'd get in a happymeal, the gameplay is probably nice but because of the size and the need to collect figures to unlock games, I do not want it. The reason I liked Tamagotchi when I was little was because it was small and I could put it on my backpack. I came back looking for that and I find this giant thing that looks rather cheap and clunky.
The Tamagotchi +C, ID and ID L all look very nice, they look like what Tamagotchi should be but BanDai is too busy trying to appeal to the younger children that they've forgot about their original fan base many who are in their 20's-30's now and having their own kids now, wanting something to kill time between diaper changes playing with a neat bit of Nostalgia.

Im trying to buy the HK Tamagotchi ID L now, though im disappointed the Tamagotchi P is coming out and still wont be coming to the US while that LA company is trying to reboot the name with T-Shirts and furniture rather than bringing us a new Tama-Toy.
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:33 AM ( #26 )

personaly I love the Tama-Go I think it's great and it's my favorite version but I would like to see Bandai make another version in color.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:28 AM ( #27 )

I have to agree with you Sakura. I don't think the size is a serious issue, it's just a change. I think they needed to try something different and the collectable cute figures was a really good one.

I really want to get more figures from eBay or something (they are not for sale in the UK) but they are way too expensive individually due to postage so maybe one day I'll get them all if I get some spare cash.



Thanks!! :) I honestly don't think the size is a big deal. It's just something new Bandai tried i guess. Not everyone likes it, but i don't mind it, because it's harder to lose!!! I also have to agree that the figures can be kinda expensive to buy seprately..... That's i really don't like about the TMGO's.
Love: Sakura-san123 :) <3

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:09 AM ( #28 )

I love tamagotchis, and when I saw the Tama-Go in a store I bought 2. I used both of them and..I was really dissapointed. I couldnt carry it with me and it just lacked so muh of what made tamagotchis fun. I LOVE having an inventory full of items to play around with. That was the best part for me.. Like seeing my pets draw,build with building blocks, wear clothes and listen to music. I also liked the amount of games.. The Tama-Go doesnt have many. So..Its leaving out alot of fun things.
I do like,on the other hand, the furniture,And the contrast settings...

thats..about it.

okay sorry for rambling..

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:43 AM ( #29 )

I LOVE MY TAMA-GO AND HEARING ALL OF YOU (EXEPT EMF) DIS THE TAMA-GO IS MAKING ME ANGRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE A TAMA-GO AND A V5.5 AND I TREAT THEM BOTH EQUALLY EVEN THOUGH ONE IS BIGGER AND HOW MANY OF YOU WHO ARE SAYING THE TAMA-GO ISN'T GOOD LOOOOOOOOVE UR NANOS AND MINIS HMMMMMMMMM????Look I'm sorry if this sounds mean but the tama-go is what got me back into tamagotchis and when I was researching it that's how I found this site.So hearing all of you (exept EMF) dis it makes me sad and angry so I just have to stand up for my precious tama-go.


Chill...we don't hate it, we are discussing the good and bad about it. Remember, it's an opinion, not a fact ;)
Apologies for the late reply.

P.S: I found this site because of the TMGO too, so I don't dislike it. I didn't ask my dad to get figures from America for nothing.

Edited by tamatown123, 01 November 2012 - 02:44 AM.


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:16 PM ( #30 )

I grew up with the tiny vintage tamas but i like the tama-go non the less. I can definitally see that the reason for the size of it is they were trying to make it look like the japanese color tamas. BUT over all its the 1st tama in a looong time that feels like a pet again. I didnt like it at 1st but after i gave it a chance i had it going for months. (i do with it was smaller and the figures were smaller, but owell) lol

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:49 AM ( #31 )

Although I don't have one yet, I'm convinced it's a good toy. I've read a lot about it, seen videos, etc and it looks really fun. Although you may say the extra figures are just to collect money, I must slightly disagree.
It's proven that the Tama-go does not have the features of the(non lite) figures built in. It's a very clever system. Bandai can actually make a googleplex of figures and all would work on the Tama-Go. Although they havent made that many the system is very smart since you can extend your Tama go with infinite different kind of games and different features.
It will cost money ofcourse, but it's normal that for extra you pay extra. Also the Tama Go, may have less features(without the figures) that the other connextion and above, but I don't believe in the long run.
I personnally only had vintages, which defenitly have less features then the Tama-go.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:04 AM ( #32 )

Still, something about vintages is making them more fun than TamaGo without anything for me. I don't know, is that sound, size, the overall feeling about it...?
Plus TamaGo is way too easy. I don't like when my tamas die, but still the fact that Go is so low-maintenance actually puts me off.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:57 AM ( #33 )

Perhaps Bandai aimed to people who don't have to much time to look at their pet?


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:43 PM ( #34 )

My two cents now that I've owned one: dislike.

Comparing it to other generations, this Tamagotchi just bothers me. Yes, it has cute features. Yes, even cute animations!! But I mean... most of those nice features come with having to buy the figure to achieve. I don't want to spend a few dollars every time I want something unique. Sure, only a few dollars, but jeez... shipping adds up! So far, I have one + one figure, and like... it still feels empty. The sound is terrible, the screen is hard to see, and again- comparing it to other releases, it's terrible! Who on earth decided this would be a good idea?!

This model is cheap. The figures are cheap. Add up the cost of the device + shipping + figure(s) + shipping = you're better off finding another Connection/Ketai/Entama/Uratama.
Edit: PS, lol, not to mention the size loloool. I could never take this giant anywhere with me.

Edited by Kait, 02 November 2012 - 08:45 PM.