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Posted 03 October 2005 - 11:39 PM ( #18 )

Man, I sold my WHOLE collection of McDonald's Tamagotchis at my yardsale. Before I was obbsessed with them... :gozarutchi:


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Posted 07 October 2005 - 11:07 AM ( #19 )

My Tamagotchi Story

Well, I was 12, and it was the summer of 1998. I was on a camping trip with my dad's family, my uncle and cousins, on a highly fashionable Morris Dancing weekend!!!!! There were loads of kids on the trip but as you can imagine we did get rather bored watching our dads and uncles dancing around Yorkshire wearing bells and ribbons (no offence to anyone who does Morris dancing!!). Anyway, on the second day we came across a small shop selling virtual pets! As you can imagine, all the kids wanted one. So to shut us all up, our parents bought us one each, and the shop sold out! They weren't real Tamagotchis, but they were still good fun and they kept us amused. Soon my brother, sister and I were obsessed - collecting them, writing logs, sharing experiences!
Until I left it in my coat pocket and it went through the washing machine. Devastated, I cried for my tiny pet for days, until I bought a new one - a Dinky Dino.

When i went back to school, everyone seemed to have a Tamagotchi. Bandais, Giga Pets, Nanos, and hundreds of fakes. It was soon clear that it was one of those fashionable Fads - once one person had one, the whole school needed to get one! So, naturally, due to the endless beeping and "please miss, I need to feed it!", they were banned.

Christmas came, and I was given Two new pets - a nano dog and my first official Tamagotchi! Wayhay! I soon went about buying the official book, a cord to keep it round my neck, strings, little beds and boxes, and all the merchandise I could lay my button-pushing-sore hands on.

In the months that followed, I soon built up a fine collection of generation ones and twos, gigas, nanos, and heaps of fakes. I loved them! I was obsessed by them!

And then they went out of fashion. Slowly but surely, the craze that had gripped the nation died down. To be replaced by Pokemon and Yoyos. And Tellietubbies - arrgh!
But I hung on there - months later, I was still caring for them, even when no'one else was interested. I visited the internet and joined long-empty fan clubs. I even struck up a pen-friendship with another girl who liked Tamagotchis.
But finally, the fact is, I lost interest in them too. I packed them away and put them in a box. I said goodbye to them in the summer of 2001.

And then...three years later...as I started my second year of university - back came Tamagotchis!!! Wayhay! I was so excited! The Tamagotchi Connexions!! Wow! I couldn't wait to get hold of one! I looked on sites on the net and realised all the fan clubs were back on and running! And all the shops had sold out! I could not find one anywhere!

Until Feb 2005, I found a store closing down, selling off their stock - among which, were Tamagotchi connexions! So I bought one and they were just like old times! I connected it with my sisterís and a fine time was had by all!

During exams, though, my poor tam never got played with at all! In fact, it was paused for about three months! But over the summer this year, I restarted it and carried on - I was up to Gen 8.
I also bought a version 2 - they were becoming much easier to find now - as did my sister, and my youngest sister who had been too small to appreciate the fun the first time round.
And so Jada and Mew sit upon my desk now, glad that Tams are now around again!

Thanks for reading this - it turned out a bit longer than I thought it would be!!


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Posted 08 October 2005 - 03:22 PM ( #20 )

I had almost all of them back in the '90s. They were not really tamagotchi's, they were keychains. You can't play with them. I can't remember every detail because it was so long ago...

You can find those in thrift stores for 20 cents! B)


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Posted 15 October 2005 - 07:00 AM ( #21 )

My story...................

I was about 4 when my cousin Britney got a tama and showed it to me. I thought it was the coolest thing in the world. I asked my mom for one and a few weeks later, she got me a rip-off VP not knowing the difference(neither did I! :wacko: ). I played with it for years, but I was only 4 and got tired of it beeping, so I was stupid and threw it on the floor! Luckily, it didn't break. a while later on Halloween, my mom dropped it by mistake, and it broke. :hitodetchi: Years went by, and I eventually got over losing my pet. When I was 11 there was a Ad on TV about the connections and I asked for one and got it on Christmas!!! :wacko: Here I am now, 13 yrs. old and a super Tama guy! :gozarutchi:


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Posted 15 October 2005 - 10:24 AM ( #22 )

You can find those in thrift stores for 20 cents! :o

Really? What is a thrift store?



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Posted 19 October 2005 - 06:40 PM ( #23 )

My friend got a tama like a week after tama connections came out and eventually she got sick of it so she gave it to me I loved it. After a while she said she wante'd to borrow it and she never gave it back, I was heart brocken ;) . So my parrents thought that was pretty mean of her, so they got me this really nice realy cool tama :D and the girl that gave me her tama and took it back, stole it from me :blink: , I saw it in her hands and she still denied it :blink: . So then I got another one and absolutly adored it :D .


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Posted 19 October 2005 - 07:30 PM ( #24 )

I saw my friend, tama_angel_lover, at school with her tama that her friend gave her. It was purple with sticker. She said that she'd like me to get one too, so I did. It was so fun! :P The first week or so, all I wanted to do was connect. :blink: That was before v2 came out. Tama_angel_lover and I both got the exact same type the exact same day :D . All we did was connect, earn gotchi points, and buy stuff. But then t.m.l saw an angelgotchi :blink: on ebay. She got it a couple weeks later. Now she has it and loves it. ;) Now I'm waiting for this weekend to get my morino on ebay! It'll be so cool!! I can't wait! :D :P :P :D :D


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Posted 22 October 2005 - 02:08 PM ( #25 )

Really? What is a thrift store?


It's a place where you can buy used items. :o