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Tamagotchi iD/iD L available in UK!


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:35 PM ( #35 )

Does anyone know when exactly they start selling it in the UK? Have they already started selling it? :o


If you haven't read the article that TamaTamatchi has posted, it stats this:

Its currently available exclusively in the Harrods'Toy Kingdom for £60


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:17 AM ( #36 )

I can't wait for the id L to come out in America!

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:40 AM ( #37 )

Just a reality check for everyone... but it's not "in the UK" - it's exclusive to one shop (not a chain of stores) in London (one city in the whole of the country).

The shop is well known for high end / exclusive / collectable / designer items - so to sell something like this exclusively is within Harrods' "corporate / brand policy".

Now maybe Bandai UK is "testing" the market to see if it sells well - but honestly? If they wanted to test the UK toy market with an exclusive deal they would probably have chosen a shop called Hamleys - it's the "Harrods" equivalent of toy shops in the UK - in other words - the place to check for new launches of toys or toy brands and the place to see what's going to be the latest fad in toys: http://www.hamleys.com/

If there are plans to re-introduce tamas to the UK it's marketing madness to choose Harrods over Hamleys.

I think this is probably just a one off promotion that Harrods has set up with Bandai.

This Bandai tech pet (for the ipod/phone) is the only product listed on the Harrods site atm: http://www.harrods.c...000000003035284

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:18 AM ( #38 )

@TamaMum I would have to disagree with you about it being madness that they chose Harrods over Hamleys I was in both just before christmas, and I do have to say that Harrods is a place for the up-market and collectable toys whereas Hamleys is an over priced argos. Im really tempted to phone them tomorrow to see if they really are there then maybe plan a trip after work hmmmm.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:10 AM ( #39 )

the anticipation is killing me -_- why must bandai hold us tama fans in the US down? </3

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:12 AM ( #40 )

If you haven't read the article that TamaTamatchi has posted, it stats this:



;)

Thanks! :D I had read it but wasn't exactly sure of it because I didn't find anything on the net that specifically states an actual date. I guess they don't see it as that important to.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:00 AM ( #41 )

Guys i got this E-Mail from Harrods support today!!!

Good afternoon Mr Starling

Thank you for your email enquiry.

I am pleased to advise that the Toy Kingdom in Harrods does stock the Tamagotchi ID in English. The item retails at £59.95, and is available in white, green, yellow and purple.

I hope this information is of assistance. Thank you for your interest in Harrods.

Kind regards

Rachel Linehan
HARRODS | Customer Services


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:01 AM ( #42 )

So wait, a true ID? Not the ID L? And English?

LUCKY PEOPLE OVER THERE!

EDIT: Spoke to a friend I know over there, would cost maybe close to 120 total for someone to buy one over there and ship it. Tempted but who's to say they won't come here to the States? Then it might be a waste if it ends up over here.....

Edited by Midorime, 21 January 2013 - 11:25 AM.


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:59 AM ( #43 )

So who is going to be the lucky supplier for Tamatalk? I want to at least see these. See how well these ones are translated. A nice reply too... Costumer Service points!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:12 PM ( #44 )

Has anyone tried contacting BanDai America about this yet, hmm?
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:27 PM ( #45 )

LOL I think this is the HK iD L and not exactly iD. They might be thinking that iD and iD L are the same :P

We can never really tell until we see the pictures of them in-stock.

Edited by ichiro.malfoy, 21 January 2013 - 12:28 PM.


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:41 PM ( #46 )

I contacted Bandai to see if they are also planning to sell the Tamagotchi in English in the US. I didn't specify which version though. :unsure: No response yet.. unfortunately

Has anyone tried contacting BanDai America about this yet, hmm?



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:06 PM ( #47 )

English TMGC+C in USA ?

Actually the way I see the Tama-Go, its like a TMGC+C remake. :P

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:19 PM ( #48 )

Hi I'm new to the forum, but I have been to Harrods today and can confirm for you the details:
It is the ID L that is for sale the one in the white packaging. The booklet says Bandai 2012 made in China, and is written in Chinese and English.
The colour selection mentioned above and pricing are correct.

If you need any more info let me know :D

Oh and batteries are not included!!!
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:28 PM ( #49 )

Hi I'm new to the forum, but I have been to Harrods today and can confirm for you the details:
It is the ID L that is for sale the one in the white packaging. The booklet says Bandai 2012 made in China, and is written in Chinese and English.
The colour selection mentioned above and pricing are correct.
If you need any more info let me know :D

Ah, a little disappointing! Ah well.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:53 PM ( #50 )

Hi I'm new to the forum, but I have been to Harrods today and can confirm for you the details:
It is the ID L that is for sale the one in the white packaging. The booklet says Bandai 2012 made in China, and is written in Chinese and English.
The colour selection mentioned above and pricing are correct.

If you need any more info let me know :D


So it's the HK iD L alright... nothing new :P

Thanks so much for this information... and welcome to TamaTalk! :D

(Still, the 60-pound price tag is hefty)

Edited by ichiro.malfoy, 21 January 2013 - 06:00 PM.


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:54 PM ( #51 )

Ah, a little disappointing! Ah well.


Yeah, I really wanted a pink one but I settled for purple. I also asked if those were the only colours they had and they confirmed it.