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Tamagotchi Friends ... Worst Version Yet?

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MsDemi

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 06:03 PM ( #101 )

I'm torn with the tf.. It was my first tama since the original v1. The size did shock me at first but I have adjusted to it. The only fault I found is the screen quality, my poor elderly eyes struggle to see the screen.

I ordered a tama p last night and am searching ebay for an original or v2. I might be able to compare the tf properly then

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 04:45 PM ( #102 )

I'm torn with the tf.. It was my first tama since the original v1. The size did shock me at first but I have adjusted to it. The only fault I found is the screen quality, my poor elderly eyes struggle to see the screen.

I ordered a tama p last night and am searching ebay for an original or v2. I might be able to compare the tf properly then

 

If you're looking for something that is closer to an upgrade of the originals, I'd recommend one of the connections. The friends was ok for me, however I thought it was a but further from the feel I prefer. I never had the connection v1 or v2, however I love my v3. If you're looking for something a little more interactive the v4 and 4.5 are fun as well. I tend to gravitate back toward the simpler versions, although I do love my color tama! :)


Edited by rarach, 04 January 2015 - 04:46 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 09:14 AM ( #103 )

Thank you for the reply, I shall keep my eager eyes on evilbay..



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Posted 09 January 2015 - 08:50 PM ( #104 )

I'm just at a loss as to Bandai's choice of the Tamagotchi Friends for release to other countries. They know they have a fanbase other than Japan, so why then wouldn't they put their 'all' into making a tamagotchi for other countries? Or release an English 4u? No offense to anyone who likes TF, but to me they just took a bunch of cheaper materials slapped them together. Maybe if Bandai put a bit more effort into their tamagotchis intended for other countries or (heaven forbid) released an english color tamagotchi, sales would reflect that in the states and the UK. In this day and age of smartphones and tablets, not many people are interested in dodgy designs, less than innovative material, and no color screens.

 

I hope no one takes offense to this. I love tamagotchis since the day there were released, but this is starting to get a little ridiculous. I never liked the TamaGo, and this is a poor reflection of it. We want color screens, Bandai.



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 06:14 PM ( #105 )

I think this is a product aimed at the nostalgia crowd, its not really intended for kids, as they would put it down immediately because of the dim screen, and the screens on their smartphones are sharp and clear. I can't see kids having too much interest in this product as smartphones command everything here, and most kids have little interest in gadgets like this one outside of smartphones. If this had a color screen it would be infinitely better. I would be willing to pay $30 for a tama that has a color screen. I have purchased a lot of tama over the years and I find that 99% of the tama's I get second hand haven't been used for more than a week or until the batteries die then they are not replaced. I suspect this one will be the same.

 

It must be selling because both of my TRU stores are sold out and I doubt any more are coming in, so stock on this item is a joke (how are they going to sell more if they can't restock?). Us TF owners also will have less owners to connect with if the stores are not restocking the product when it is sold out, as people will just forget about buying it if they don't see it in stores. There is also only one peg in each of my TRU stores devoted to this toy (more for the figures of course) and none of the stores can give me any information about when the next shipment comes in. They are only sold in the USA in TRU and I cannot exactly get to my TRU every week to check to see if they come in because I have to go out of my way to get the stores, not everyone lives near a TRU. This was a poor choice of locations for selling them here since not everyone lives near TRU, surely Target or Walmart can devote the one peg and the tiny amount of shelf space that TRU is devoting to this toy and most people live near a Target or a Walmart.

 

I paid $14.99 on sale for this on the TRU website and it came with scratches on it that are under the faceplate, mine has a clear faceplate on it so I can't see the paint coming off, luckily I ordered this item with some other Christmas gifts I was planning to order anyways so I was able to get free shipping. It was sealed in the box so the scratches obviously occured during the manufacturing process.

 

I don't care what kind of batteries this takes or the size but I would like it to stand up like the Tamatown which I also own. I have rechargable AAA batteries so that is very easy for me as this lets me get some use out of my AAA rechargables that are just sitting there.



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 07:40 PM ( #106 )

I got one for Christmas, which the US one. Blue with stars. It seems alright, but the growth times are more speedy (which is sort of useful), but I always get the perfect cares instead of other cares. But it's quite fun, and the noises sound the same as the Tama-Go, so I don't see how it should bother anyone (unless it got a bad sound chip, which might be the cause).

 

 

I find it quite cute, but it's sort of too easy to get the Perfect Care characters. I know that it's not like something you're used to, but I kind of like it. Your opinion is your opinion. No one can change that. Same with mine, too.

 

 

~Chama~



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Posted 16 January 2015 - 04:38 PM ( #107 )

I just got another TF from ebay in the mail, cheaper than what I could buy it for at TRU + state sales tax as I have a feeling unless we get a second set of colors here in the USA that my 2 local TRU's will never restock these. Seller said it was never used but it obviously was as it had character data on it, oh well it works perfectly. Anyways they both have scratches in the same spot, which is weird, under the faceplate sprouting from the A button sort of. Both of these are the star design with the clear faceplate over it.



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 01:09 PM ( #108 )

But I don't start forum topics writing several paragraphs on why I hate that stuff :blink:

 

 

  • Okay, understandable
  • Uh ok, but the Japanese iDL release is the same way
  • Okay, but the Japanese release TMGC+C is the same size as a Tamagotchi Friends
  • Okay, understandable
  • Bump connection is an improvement. Even if it used infrared I highly doubt it would connect to old versions

 

I noticed a lot of people have really irrational complaints about the Tamagotchi Friends

:rolleyes:

 

The Japanese releases, such as the iD L, are still smaller than the Friends, the Friends is more bubbled all the way around! I'm just saying the Friends is still bigger and doesn't have a colored screen, where the colored versions in Japan are still smaller and include a colored screen. 



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Posted 02 February 2015 - 08:12 PM ( #109 )

Didn't care for the Tamagotchi Friends. I'm disappointed with Bandai over the release of TF. I dislike that these aren't in color. I could have learned to live with that if the buttons responded most of the time. Its a poorly made tamagotchi.

 

Edit: It also makes it feel like Bandai could care less about us fans outside for Japan with how poorly the TF was made.


Edited by PockyGirl, 03 February 2015 - 05:28 AM.


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 09:45 PM ( #110 )

I actually don't mind it. Simpler tamagotchis do have their place; I'm able to run both of mine even while going to university because they're pretty low maintenance, especially if you're aiming for bad care characters.  :D (although they are paused for most of the day while I'm in class). I think they are cute. I do think though, that this tamagotchi would have sold more successfully if it had more exciting features.






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