Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:46 PM
I am not too sure about it being in the iDL shell though. Oh well, beggers can't be too picky about something (some of us) wanted, a new tama. I would be accepting of the greyscale. That is, if it survives the bashing that seems to be coming...
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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:56 PM
I like it! It looked a little odd at first sight without an infrared port, but otherwise, I think the greyscale is fine. It keeps the cost down which is going to be a big factor in determining its success, and hopefully I won't have to buy as many batteries
I also think the iDL shell suits nicely and is a good size. Though I do wonder what the animal print ones will look like...
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Posted 13 November 2013 - 11:08 PM
I know while there are many of us who are dedicated Tamagotchi fans, there are still many people who do not know what a Tamagotchi is.
I think Bandai's aim is to introduce Tamagotchi to new fans; that means that it has to be accessible by many at a decent price point ($30-40 USD?) while still retaining many of new features to appeal to many.
We'll have to see if I end up getting this one or not. But you never know! Bandai has had its letdowns in the past before, but like how some of us have said: It's a new Tamagotchi! We should be celebrating.
Edited by nerdbot, 13 November 2013 - 11:08 PM.
Posted 13 November 2013 - 11:52 PM
I love the design! its so nice and its a plus that it will be smaller than the Tama-Go. And I personally like that its still in greyscale. Yeah it would have been nice to have our own colour version but when i think of tamagotchi i think of the old thin versions in grey scale so it would be cool to se an upgraded version of them. it will be interesting to see the NFC in action and all the new features and games and it says "New selections of pets to care for and nurture have been created by the designers" which means new characters or some changes to characters which wil be awesome!! So i am defenietly a happy chappy with this new release!
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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:40 AM
All six Tamagotchi Friends shell designs:
Edited by Tama-Star_Girl, 14 November 2013 - 05:07 PM.
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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:56 AM
White looks quite gross.
I will pre-order or go shopping on boxing day see if I can get one or two cause of the bump thing, but then probably sell them on.
Im surprised Bandai UK havent got anything about it on their Facebook page yet, also seems odd that advertising dosnt start until the actual release of the tamagotchi.
Edited by neonmoo, 14 November 2013 - 02:01 AM.
Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:03 AM
Oh my god! So so so so so excited! I sort of wish it was colour, but I'm not too bothered.
I'll have to set aside some christmas money so I can run and pick one of these up on boxing day, I need it! And it has Yumemitchi and Kiraritchi, my ladies, so yayayayayay!
I'm hoping it'll be more like the P's than the iD L, but it looks more iD L-y to me from the icons.
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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:38 AM
I'm so so so so so excited as well! Screw color screens; IT'S A NEW TAMAGOTCHI AND THAT'S WHAT MATTERS
My post from Tama-Zone (bit harsh though)
They all look lovely!
If I see one more complaint about this Tamagotchi I'm seriously gonna lose it. All these despicable Tamagotchi "fans" don't know how to do anything except complain instead of being excited about the possibilities of this new toy. It's a new Tamagotchi and it's gonna have new characters, and create potential for even more future Tamagotchis.
People have opinions but complaining about every little detail is ridiculous. People should be more supportive of what they love instead of being so desperate to hate everything Bandai America does. Tamagotchi LIFE WAS a fiasco, but this is an actual Tamagotchi TOY.
Okay so, the black and white screen.
Do you hate all your vintages and connections for being in black and white? If you want color Tamagotchis, buy the Japanese ones. Or the English iD L, which was $70; want this new Tamagotchi to cost this much?
I personally prefer black and white screens but it's not for nostalgic reasons; color Tamagotchis' screens scratch easily, the batteries die in a few weeks on the lowest brightness setting, and the characters are relatively small on the screen.
I am truly excited for this new Tamagotchi and any other news in store for us soon; can't wait to see how Bandai will market the Tamagotchi Friends and of course, I am eager to find out about the new web site!
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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:52 AM
I'm excited for this. I wish it had a color screen but it's not a big enough deal to prevent me from buying one. I sure hope this makes it over to America.
I don't like that they re-used the ID L shells, though, and the only original shell I like at all is that pink one with the hearts.
Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:53 AM
I'm very excited. it comes out on my birthday! I can't wait and hope i can get my hands on one!
Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:46 AM
I seriously CANNOT WAIT.
Usually at times like this I would wish I was living in Japan so I could be one of the first to get my hands on one... But THE UK?? It almost seems impossible!! Usually we're the last to hear about things like this! xD (Either that or I'm outdated... Meeehehe...) But yes! I am so getting one! My birthday's soon too, I'll just ask for money to go towards one, which will be quite simple!
I remember when the Version 4 came out in the UK, and me and my siblings trundled out to Woolworths to choose a design each... Them were the days. But this boxing day will be just the
same!! I can't wait I can't wait I CAN'T WAIT
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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:16 AM
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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:21 AM
I CAN'T WAIT.
YESYESYES THIS IS MY MOMENT
I'm so excited that Tamagotchi is hitting stores again, not that I get to buy one, but that I get to see the Christmas spirit! I wish I'll be able to get one, I personally like the way it has new characters.
Edited by tamatown123, 14 November 2013 - 09:26 AM.
Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:50 AM
Man, I'm excited for this release!Unlike some others, I didn't get my expectations up. This is such a surprise! It's nice to see that they're using the Greyscale concept again, I must admit I really enjoyed that on the Tama-Go. I personally like it because it's akin to to the original Tamagotchi rather than the color screen. It's nice to have color screen, but it's also nice to go a bit retro. They've also added other impressive features, and by the looks of it, new characters from the P's.I like how they've decided to mix old and new concepts with the designs. Oh, and the name... it's brilliant. I can see lots of kids buying into "Tamagotchi Friends".I'll be getting a "White" and a "White & Blue" one, they appeal to me the most. The "White" one looks like one of the most egg-like shells of all Tamagotchi's in history, in my opinion.So excited for Boxing Day now!
They're the exact 2 shells I'm getting too o.o, strange!
Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:53 AM
Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:41 AM
They released a colour version not so long ago... then this?
(I might still get one though...)
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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:35 AM
I'd say this has been a pleasant turn of events. I know most everyone was hoping for a color screen one, however considering the huge failure of the Tama-Go, it's nothing short of a miracle that we're getting a new Tamagotchi model in the first place. I for one am optimistic about Tamagotchi's future. Perhaps it isn't as dead as we thought in the Western world.
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