Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:37 PM
The Tama +C, Tama ID, Tama ID L, Tama-Go and soon to be Tama P all have very basic feminine designs. The collector value of the old tamas have been somewhat the game play (devil tama seems to have the most value per gameplay) and then a lot of it was the shell design and art. With the new tamas there is no rarity with the shell designs.
Infact the most recent tama to come to the US (The Tama-Go) looks more like a cheap McDonalds toy than a tamagotchi, I am assuming other than game play our newest tamagotchis are going to be rather cheap resale value in the future, for the IDs the spacy ID L, anniversary ID L, and the Melody P may have some extra value but the Tama-Go I dont think will have much value ever, other than maybe some of the figurines some people seem to like.
Whats your opinion on the evolution of the Tamagotchi design? I think it is a De-Evolution of the design, and I'd like to see more of the old split colors and decorated shells to be adapted into the newer tamagotchis.
Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:13 PM
Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:48 PM
When I get my ID L, depending on how easy it is to take apart I am hoping to modify it a bit to look a bit more like the first ones. I know I cant do much with the jewel cover but the shell I can fiddle with at least.
Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:40 AM
Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:05 AM
My guess is that it is too much trouble to make various shell designs for versions like Tama-Go and the colors.
Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:14 AM
With the whole wallpaper changing options with the iD L, the shell design isn't something I would personally worry about.
And when it gets right down to it, its pretty much impossible to get every shell design of every single tamagotchi version. You would have to have a lot of money at your disposal and be really lucky, and have started collecting from the very beginning.
So, as a casual collector, i'm more interested in the shell designs of the connection series that I like, and getting at least 1 of the new colour series when they are released
Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:12 AM
Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:24 PM
iD seems to have a way more scratchproof screen than the iD L. I scratched my L with a cotton stick because the sticky part happened to touch the screen accidentaly and bam, an ugly scratch is there.. I didn't even press hard!
Meanwhile on the Entama I bought second-hand there is absolutely no scratch. Not even one. And quite worn up on the outside v2 I got second had too had screen in a way better condition than my v3's as well...
On the shells... I don't have enough money to buy all the shells I like. Most of my connections are european, and I think european shells are super ugly... Even the logo looks terrible, ugh.
And it's bad, because it might be stupid but shells REALLY do change a gameplay for me. I don't know why, but... It's just this way.
And I really love iD L's design, by the way. It's neither bland nor overfilled!
Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:15 PM
Posted 16 October 2012 - 11:39 PM
I do wonder if the reason for the lack of different shells is because the Color series is more expensive to produce. It might seem like that. Though, you can also say that the downloadable content makes up for that.
True but they should at least release some protective shells that could have neat designs that you can snap over your tama! Also they went into a very girly route, I am really surprised any guy buys these with how girly the ID L's etc look. I was a bit iffy about getting one and Im a girl (not girly girl)
They should have gone for a more gender neutral and made accessories to customize your tama, like stickers, shells and charms. It would be a big money maker for BanDai if they did shells because from what I've read many are very protective of their tamas. From how many act you'd think it was the end of the world because the screen got scuffed.
Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:49 AM
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Edited by robodog, 21 October 2012 - 03:03 PM.
Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:09 PM
Sometimes I wonder if even the originals will hold their value let alone the new ones. The originals are about twenty years old or more and most electronic devices don't last that long. It's probably only a matter of time before most if not all original Tamagotchis won't function properly. I don't doubt that there will be people who want to collect them anyway but most people who buy old Tamagotchis buy them to play with them. Those people won't have any reason to buy them once they stop working. And many of those old Tamagotchis that are kept sealed may already be bad. It's generally not a good idea to leave a battery in an electronic device for twenty years.
Very true =( I hope at some point they do a Nostalgia release and put out the first tamas with some new designs maybe. I'd kill for generation 1 right now, but all of them are around 50 dollars and I already spent too much on getting the ID L thats in the mail. >.<