I really am living in hope that these Tama's are a dry run for future releases. The 'Colour Background' rumour for the US relase is what I'm laying my hopes on. I'm hoping the Euro Greyscale release is to determine if Tamagotchi's can still sell for a highish price, iron out any kinks on Dream Town when it opens and test out the functionality of the 'bump' feature.
Then I'm hoping the US release will be a color P's translation minus the piercings and with Dream Town functionality.
I have 2 Friend. I somewhat enjoy them. I can see both arguments. Those saying we fell in love with basic Tama's are correct in that we should love the TF's for their somewhat basicness are correct. Those saying it's been years since we fell in love with their basicness and the toys should have been improved are also correct.
As someone who was in Year 6 when the P1's came out (Thus loved the most basic models as a child) and has been their for each phase of the Tama I personally somewhat feel these cover the retro feel with extra's. Their not for new users who only ever experienced Connections and their really not for first time users. Feature wise the Tamagotchi Music Star is what this Tama should have followed on from if Bandai wanted to attract a new, younger audience rather than the Tama-Go. Merge Japan's P's with the Music Stars and you get your school, your jobs, your ambitions and your greyscale for the same price and less complaints.
Like I say, I'm hoping this is a test run. It's got a proper campaign in the UK this time at least