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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:57 PM ( #18 )

I am not interested in this... What works for Japan doesn't always work for the USA...

If they did an updated Poo-Chi "with" a phone not "required to have" with toy to make it work. It really throws a fast ball in the wrong direction. I highly doubt most parents want to "share" their important/expencive iphone...
Yes Bandai, we admit it... The USA loves their phones. However, if intending for a child, its still going down a dark path in the woods, unsure where the victim is going. There is a simmilar toy I see all the time in Walmart, doesn't look like any ever sold. Same lines of this, but soft and can be a plush...

Tamagotchi were popular because, they were not expencive, small, sound options, a clock and tought kids things. (care, love and bonding) I think they forgot this point with these... They were easy for kids to grab on the way out. Kept me entertained for long periods.
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:33 PM ( #19 )

I think this is really cool! Even though not everybody has wants or can afford an iPhone like the above posts stated, I love it! A cute dog pet! New, too! I love the design, and why do you guys keep bashing BanDai? I want 5 proven answers of PROOF that it is replacing Tamas! All of you will not stop saying it is a replacement. Where on their website does it say that? Where does it say that? Nowhere  So quit bashing BanDai, be thankful they made what they made. What if they had just abandoned the idea of Tamas from the start? They spent a TOn of money making and creating Tamas, they also gained a lot. Nobody knows for sure whether they gave up Tamas or not, but from recent emails to and from them, I dont think they are. Nobody here thinks about anything else!!! BanDai is NOT a Tama-only business  They are allowed to make/help/create new products! So quit bashing them for making new things, alright? Gosh, guys. Be nice for once. Be thankful for what they made, and will make. Dont go bashing them, because what if they see this site one day, and this specific topic, and they get mad that you are bashing a product so they quit Tamas altogether? I know it is very unlikely, but it just makes me sick of when people bash things that people make and jump to conclusions. Please be nicer, guys. thanks for reading if you did...

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:47 PM ( #20 )

Its the TamaLife topic they would be upset about. Its full of it...

I would rather have something else. I also wanted to point out some important factors why I think they are so successful all these years. Sweet like Candy, leaving you want more.

I have access to a iphone, but wouldn't use it for such.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:42 PM ( #21 )

I personally wouldn't want to get one because I don't have a smartphone and couldn't imagine paying that much for something like that. I'd prefer a Tamagotchi.

But I do see the appeal. It's very good technology (which really is what kids want) and is very cute and original.

I somehow doubt that these will really replace Tamagotchi. They've already got Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. for that.

The reason Bandai's items are unique, though, is that they're willing to take the plunge with new stuff. As we've seen, sometimes that's a good thing, sometimes it isn't. I don't think we should make any assumptions yet.



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 10:55 PM ( #22 )

I think this is really cool! Even though not everybody has wants or can afford an iPhone like the above posts stated, I love it! A cute dog pet! New, too! I love the design, and why do you guys keep bashing BanDai? I want 5 proven answers of PROOF that it is replacing Tamas! All of you will not stop saying it is a replacement. Where on their website does it say that? Where does it say that? Nowhere  So quit bashing BanDai, be thankful they made what they made. What if they had just abandoned the idea of Tamas from the start? They spent a TOn of money making and creating Tamas, they also gained a lot. Nobody knows for sure whether they gave up Tamas or not, but from recent emails to and from them, I dont think they are. Nobody here thinks about anything else!!! BanDai is NOT a Tama-only business  They are allowed to make/help/create new products! So quit bashing them for making new things, alright? Gosh, guys. Be nice for once. Be thankful for what they made, and will make. Dont go bashing them, because what if they see this site one day, and this specific topic, and they get mad that you are bashing a product so they quit Tamas altogether? I know it is very unlikely, but it just makes me sick of when people bash things that people make and jump to conclusions. Please be nicer, guys. thanks for reading if you did...

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we're still entitled to our opinions. you're all for the techpet, some of us others..not. personally i don't think it's a replacement, but considering that it involves the ipod touch/iphone, that creates a border for many of us. a lot of people like the crazy technology era we're headed into, but there's a big group of us who are anti-super-unnecessary technology.. tamagotchis aren't as super technology as iphone/touches. with those things you literally have the world in your hand. of course they're allowed to create what they want, market economy right?? only based on the like/dislike ratio here on the site, will it sell?? amongst the people who own an iphone/ipod touch, how many will get it?? i did see many discussing the whole age issue here. although i have seen little kids with iphones/ipod touches, is there really that many??

all i'm saying is..if it doesn't sell, then what does it mean for bandai considering the last tamagotchis either don't sell, or are pretty pricey, slowing down the profits.. we have a lot going on here at once. this money game isn't helping either..


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:12 AM ( #23 )

Hahah.... Oh whoa.
So it's pretty much a poo-chi, except it won't function without a $500 phone on a contracted service.
No thank you.

I mean, I suppose you could always get a used iphone, but I'm not sure what the terms are for using it with the pet.
If you need a data connection, the phone will HAVE to have a clean esn, which rules out cheap used ones,
unless you want to be tethered at wifi points.
(Not that I go anywhere but work anyways)

Personally, I always found tamas more fulfilling than the robo pet counterparts.
I had the Polly robot. You could teach it to talk, feed it, it'd flap it's wings.
Lost interest in it right quick. Pets like that are almost always gimmicky, a cheap fix for a craving.
I had poo-chis as well, and they were neat, but didn't hold my interest for long.
Same with my furby, though admittedly furby held my attention for a bit because it would get up on its own sometimes and demand attention.

Just my opinion though.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:30 AM ( #24 )

I think this is really cool! Even though not everybody has wants or can afford an iPhone like the above posts stated, I love it! A cute dog pet! New, too! I love the design, and why do you guys keep bashing BanDai? I want 5 proven answers of PROOF that it is replacing Tamas! All of you will not stop saying it is a replacement. Where on their website does it say that? Where does it say that? Nowhere  So quit bashing BanDai, be thankful they made what they made. What if they had just abandoned the idea of Tamas from the start? They spent a TOn of money making and creating Tamas, they also gained a lot. Nobody knows for sure whether they gave up Tamas or not, but from recent emails to and from them, I dont think they are. Nobody here thinks about anything else!!! BanDai is NOT a Tama-only business  They are allowed to make/help/create new products! So quit bashing them for making new things, alright? Gosh, guys. Be nice for once. Be thankful for what they made, and will make. Dont go bashing them, because what if they see this site one day, and this specific topic, and they get mad that you are bashing a product so they quit Tamas altogether? I know it is very unlikely, but it just makes me sick of when people bash things that people make and jump to conclusions. Please be nicer, guys. thanks for reading if you did...

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This is a replacement for Tamagotchi. Literally. The Tamagotchi section has been removed from their website and in the same place on their list of products, they've put this. If that's not a sign it's a replacement, I don't know what is.

 

I wouldn't care if they made this in addition to Tamagotchi. But it won't do as a replacement. Tamagotchi fans want Tamagotchi and that's all there is to it.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:31 PM ( #25 )

I think this is really cool! Even though not everybody has wants or can afford an iPhone like the above posts stated, I love it! A cute dog pet! New, too! I love the design, and why do you guys keep bashing BanDai? I want 5 proven answers of PROOF that it is replacing Tamas! All of you will not stop saying it is a replacement. Where on their website does it say that? Where does it say that? Nowhere  So quit bashing BanDai, be thankful they made what they made. What if they had just abandoned the idea of Tamas from the start? They spent a TOn of money making and creating Tamas, they also gained a lot. Nobody knows for sure whether they gave up Tamas or not, but from recent emails to and from them, I dont think they are. Nobody here thinks about anything else!!! BanDai is NOT a Tama-only business  They are allowed to make/help/create new products! So quit bashing them for making new things, alright? Gosh, guys. Be nice for once. Be thankful for what they made, and will make. Dont go bashing them, because what if they see this site one day, and this specific topic, and they get mad that you are bashing a product so they quit Tamas altogether? I know it is very unlikely, but it just makes me sick of when people bash things that people make and jump to conclusions. Please be nicer, guys. thanks for reading if you did...

tamagotchialice

 You make a good point. We should be grateful to Bandai for the years of happiness they have brought us through Tamagotchi. But this tech pet product leaves many out in the cold. Not everyone has a smart phone and those that do may not want to use it for this purpose. I wouldn't. If this was something that did not require a phone I'd not only praise Bandai but be the first in line to purchase one. But it's not. I don't want to use an expensive phone as a toy. Had they gone the Furby route where it can be used with a phone but doesn't require one I'd love it. But as it is now I have no use for it.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:10 PM ( #26 )

This is a replacement for Tamagotchi. Literally. The Tamagotchi section has been removed from their website and in the same place on their list of products, they've put this. If that's not a sign it's a replacement, I don't know what is.

 

I wouldn't care if they made this in addition to Tamagotchi. But it won't do as a replacement. Tamagotchi fans want Tamagotchi and that's all there is to it.

People have to pay to run sites. What if they couldnt afford to place another tab for their website for Tamagotchi? Just because something doesn't show doesn't mean it isnt there. BanDai hasnt stopped production of Tamagotchi. If they did, I'm sure that somebody would of made a topic about BanDai sopping production, but there isnt. They made the P's, but nowhere does it say they will stop production, and nowhere does it say they will continue. They would of said something by now, but we all just have to keep waiting or somebody can email.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:01 PM ( #27 )

People have to pay to run sites. What if they couldnt afford to place another tab for their website for Tamagotchi? Just because something doesn't show doesn't mean it isnt there. BanDai hasnt stopped production of Tamagotchi. If they did, I'm sure that somebody would of made a topic about BanDai sopping production, but there isnt. They made the P's, but nowhere does it say they will stop production, and nowhere does it say they will continue. They would of said something by now, but we all just have to keep waiting or somebody can email.

I think they mean on the Bandai America site.

Bandai Asia made the P's, not Bandai America.

I *think* the last thing Bandai America put out tamagotchi related (other than the app and lifestyle products) was the Tama Go. Might be remembering wrong.

Which, they took away Tama Town from it, hinting at a "surprise" on the page alerting the users that Tama Town isn't available anymore.

 

(This is Bandai America's big surprise. No more tamas from them! Hooray!)

*heavy sarcasm lacing*



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:20 PM ( #28 )

Look at those reviews  :o

 

http://www.amazon.co...l/dp/B00A6WLI6M


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:17 AM ( #29 )

Look at those reviews  :o

 

http://www.amazon.co...l/dp/B00A6WLI6M

It's obvious from the reviews this toy will never be as successful as Tamagotchi was. It seems like it lacks creativity and is only for a VERY small audience (people who can afford it and have iPhones/iPods that fit). Tamagotchi was affordable, gender-neutral and age neutral (or it was until they messed it up with the Tama-Go). This is overpriced, and although it's gender-neutral, looks like it is not at all age neutral.



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:52 AM ( #30 )

This may sound a little rude..but who would use an iPhone for a dog toy? I'd rather want the dog to have an ACTUAL FACE ON IT. Or, a Tamagotchi like face rather than putting our iPhone in it.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:03 AM ( #31 )

I don't think it's rude at all. I think you make a very good point. If the Tech pet was as you described it I'd buy several. As it is now I'd buy none.


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:31 AM ( #32 )

I would actually enjoy this if it's completely operational and independent without an iPhone. (Because 1. I don't have one, 2. Can't afford one, and 3. Not getting one anytime soon). LOL


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:29 AM ( #33 )

Has anyone noticed that it's not actually available for the IPhone 5.. so, lets get this straight..

The target market for this is people who love pets, have a iPhone or iPod Touch but NOT the newest model and they want to make their iPhone/iPod Touch unacessible everytime they want to use the toy... 

 

 

That's going to work out well..  :huh:



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:50 AM ( #34 )

The more we find out the more it seems this is a very poorly planned product.


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