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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:24 AM ( #1 )

okay so i've come across both of these photos, they are both v2 tamagotchis and to my knowledge are both released by bandai asia (aka. hong kong)
i don't understand though, why the packaging is different!? they're both english tamas, so why do they change it. is there any difference between the two? does anyone know how many different package designs there were for each version?! it's crazy! i really need some help, any would be appreciated c:
 

V2 - http://tinypic.com/r/2yv3tz9/5 & http://tinypic.com/r/2moqp12/5

also, same thing with these v1s - back - http://tinypic.com/r/x4gguh/5 front - http://tinypic.com/r/67nnl2/5 & other - http://tinypic.com/r/2wd8uhc/5

 

 



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:10 AM ( #2 )

For the V2s, the first link is that of a Japanese Tamagotchi i believe. the second one being English.

For the V1s, i think the first and second link are Japanese, and the third link is an English one.

 

This is what i believe them to be, I don't know too much about V1. 

 

Hope i helped at least some :P 

 

~Nazo25  :nazotchi:  :nazotchi:  :nazotchi:  :nazotchi:



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:26 AM ( #3 )

i'm really confused as the back of the v1 says bandai hong kong which is bandai asia but people keep telling me it's japanese. i don't know how to find out the truth without buying one D: and if i do buy one and it's japanese, well, then that just sucks haha.

as for the v2s, i'm not sure as to whether they're english or japanese. usually the japanese packaging doesn't have english on it at all (too my knowledge) and bandai asia usually puts their logo in the bottom right corner (which is where it is.) the other thing that made me a little skeptik is that it says "tamagotchi connexion" when the japanese versions were "tamagotchi plus" i'm fairly sure that bandai asia named their v1s & v2s (possibly v3s but i don't know) connexions, then after that just left it as "tamagotchi" so there was,
 

-BANDAI Asia - Tamagotchi (connexion for v1 & v2)
-BANDAI Japan - Tamagotchi Plus
-BANDAI America - Tamagotchi Connection
-BANDAI Europe - Tamagotchi Connexion

if only bandai were reliable when it came to responding to questions i'd have this sorted easily but it's always got to be so much more complicated than that -.-
 



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:58 AM ( #4 )

Bandai Asia distributes to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, etc.

The packages that look like the Japanese ones, were probably for the Hong Kong market. The packages that look like the North America / European ones, were probably for New Zealand and Australia.

The Tamagotchi Plus / V1 was released in Japan and around the world, but I imagine any sold outside of Japan would be English. Since it was available in both Japanese and English, there would be no reason to sell the Japanese one (vs the English-language one) outside of Japan.

V2 was never released in Japan, so there's absolutely no way it's Japanese.

The only Japanese-language Tamagotchis I've ever seen sold outside of Japan were some of the color-screen models, where there wasn't an English-language equivalent.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:05 AM ( #5 )

thankyou! that's what i thought d: i guess i'll never know for sure though until i either purchase one or know someone that has.



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:49 AM ( #6 )

That second V2 photo is a tamagotchi V2 shell sold in Australia.  

Here's a photo of all V2s released in the Australia region : http://www.bladespla...-2-designs.html - taken from Blades site (he is a resident of Australia, I believe, so the photos shown in that link would probably have all been bought in Australia).  

 

He also posted a photo and explanation of the difference between the two types of packaging across that region: http://www.bladespla...-packaging.html  - maybe helps to shed a little more light on your question.  One style for "Asia" / one style for "Australia & Pacific".

 

Not sure how helpful that will be to you but thought it worth a try ;)



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:16 AM ( #7 )

As an Australian myself, I can confirm that the latter of the two examples (V2 and V1) are Australian/New Zealand shell patterns by Bandai Asia (my sister even owned the Purple w/ Green V2).

 

To my knowledge, the difference in package was just simply to distinguish which Bandai Asia Tamagotchis were to be kept in Asia (modelled after the Japanese Plus and Keitai) or shipped to Australia/New Zealand (modelled after an American/European kind of merge, with it's own style)

 

In some cases, Australia/New Zealand would also receive imports from America (having the Tamagotchi Connection logo rather than the Tamagotchi Connexion one).


Edited by SamJJE101, 24 May 2013 - 02:19 AM.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:28 AM ( #8 )

that's what i thought. c: i think the v2 is the asia variant of the australia/asia ones, but i'm not sure because the other versions had the same packaging for each, just one title was in english and the other chinese (or whatever languange it is(see links below)). however, the photo above isn't the same as the v2 that was released in australia. i'm also not sure about the v1 because everyone says it's the japanese one. the only thing that confuses me is the fact that it says bandai hong kong on the packaging instead of bandai japan :s

http://i41.tinypic.com/6ye4a1.jpg & http://i44.tinypic.com/2vdgrrk.jpg - these are the asia variants of the v4 (with and without a lanyard) the australia versions are identical just with english. the tamagotchis themselves both have english programming


Edited by nafaan, 24 May 2013 - 02:45 AM.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:30 AM ( #9 )

That second V2 photo is a tamagotchi V2 shell sold in Australia.  

Here's a photo of all V2s released in the Australia region : http://www.bladespla...-2-designs.html - taken from Blades site (he is a resident of Australia, I believe, so the photos shown in that link would probably have all been bought in Australia).  

 

alot of the shell designs in japan and asia/pacific/australia were the same c: the version ones especially so it makes it hard to tell the difference by looking at the tamagotchi itself

He also posted a photo and explanation of the difference between the two types of packaging across that region: http://www.bladespla...-packaging.html  - maybe helps to shed a little more light on your question.  One style for "Asia" / one style for "Australia & Pacific".

 

Not sure how helpful that will be to you but thought it worth a try ;)

 

thanks for that! :) i'll have a look


Edited by nafaan, 24 May 2013 - 02:31 AM.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:33 AM ( #10 )

thanks TamaMum! that photo of the v2 variants confirmed that the asia and australian ones did have different style packaging c: so the photo of the v2s i originally posted are the english, asia variants of the version 2