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Poll: Do you have a fake Tamagotchi (161 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you have a fake Tamagotchi

  1. NO (111 votes [68.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 68.94%

  2. YES (34 votes [21.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.12%

  3. ??? (16 votes [9.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.94%

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Kikitchi~Kitty

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 08:00 PM ( #35 )

honestly, half of the people i see out there selling the fakes say "Tamagotchi Toy" not a real Tamagotchi, they also don't even say anything about the company Bandai, and say "For lovers of Tamagotchi's and children who like these products" which, essentially means, that the tpy is for people that like Tama's, not for Tama Collectors and things like that.

THIS IS NOT TO SAY that there aren't really fakes out there, because there are, but the ones that I have seen have never really claimed directly to be from Bandai. IF, however, they have, then that means that they have broken Copyright, and can be sued/arrested.

Another thing that I've seen, not only here, is a lot of people complaining about fake Tama's that are really just Japanese Tamagotchi's, i.e. the packaging and colors are different, as well as the keyring is sometimes replaced with something like a clasp or a string of cute beads. If someone is asking politely if the Japanese Tama is a fake, that is fine, but what I have seen is people cursing and yelling that the Tama is a fake and is destroying their lives. it's a little bit ridiculous sometimes. This is not saying that everybody does this, I'm simply saying that there are some that I have seen that are overreacting incredibly.

As for it noe being obvious that a Tamagotchi is fake, there are some signs that make it completely obvious. Like, if you see a packaged Tama that looks real, but the Mametchi's little cap is light blue instead of dark blue, or something like that, a pink Violetchi, a yellowish Kuchipatchi, then this is most likely a fake. Generally, people try to not be able to get into trouble by changing something small and saying that the item isn't really a Mametchi, so you should have known, or something like that.

There are also some people that say that the item on eBay or wherever is a Tamagotchi Toy, but it's an egg shaped Gigapet, normally that's just something like the seller really just thinks its a Tama. Don't you remember the days where your parents called them "Tammygoochis" or "Tamawhatzits" some people really just don't know that the item is not a Tamagotchi and thus label the item wrong. Just message them about their mistake.

There are indeed many fakes out there, but most of them are making their own toys and not labeling them Bandai, and thus not really in trouble, and then Bandai cannot really do anything about it. Others can be making thier own toys that have nothing to do with Tama and are really just a keychain Virtual Pet, andd not a Tama. There are those out there, you know? Nano Pets, Gigapets, some even are just ones where you raise a dinosaur or a chicken or something. So, sometimes, just take a breath and calm down before screaming for the cops. Things happen.

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 09:55 AM ( #36 )

Bandai dosen't care about them because they know they dont sell anyways. Thats why they still exist. Bandai knows about them. they dont want to sew them, they don't need to<

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 11:07 PM ( #37 )

I LIKE FAKES!!! -_- :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 09:00 AM ( #38 )

They're not claiming they are Tamagotchis so its not wrong. Its just a Virtual pet

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 01:46 PM ( #39 )

I have something so like a tamagotchi it was obviously modelled on it, but it was never claimed to be a tama, just a virtual pet. So yes, I class it as a fake, though really it isn't.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 05:08 PM ( #40 )

Unless you pay genuine tama prices for a fake, I don't see the problem with the fakes. My buddy gave me 3 of these really bad knock-off tamas. They wouldn't even last a day without resetting. You know what I did with them? I took them apart. Screws and button strips and even batteries from these crappy fakes can be useful in preserving the usability of a genuine tama.

I'm sure many of the tama keepers out there know what it's like dealing with stripped screws. If you have vintage tamagotchi, screws from the fakes make good replacements. And buttons too, same size and in strips of 3, pull them from a fake and repair squished buttons. If they're in strips of 4, carefully trim one away and you've got a perfectly good replacement strip.
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Posted 26 July 2009 - 01:22 AM ( #41 )

i saw a fake tamagotchi on ebay.
what i noticed was:
with tamagotchis all around the screen there is that crack border thingie. the fake one had a completely different border.
it had different writing
different font
different icons
it didnt say bandai anywhere on the packaging


i agree tamagotchi was bandais idea no company should steal it ;) :o :o

the real tamagotchis are way better

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 08:32 AM ( #42 )

I had one, but i gave it away : )

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 12:44 PM ( #43 )

...I WANT ONE!!

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:00 PM ( #44 )

i have a fake tama. i find them cooler than the real thing. heck i love fakes. o_o

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:01 PM ( #45 )

Well, I like what most people call fakes but they aren't fakes, they are just various v-pets because they don't clain to be Bandai or anything realated to it, hence they aren't really fake at all

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 02:36 AM ( #46 )

I don't think they're fake unless they are claiming to be the real thing. Any other company that makes virtual pets just wants to give BanDai competition. That's all. If you know the real from the fakeys, you'll be OK.

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 08:52 PM ( #47 )

i saw a fake tamagotchi on ebay.
what i noticed was:
with tamagotchis all around the screen there is that crack border thingie. the fake one had a completely different border.
it had different writing
different font
different icons
it didnt say bandai anywhere on the packaging


i agree tamagotchi was bandais idea no company should steal it :angry: :angry: :angry:

the real tamagotchis are way better

Well, I wouldn't be completley certain that tamagotchi was indeed Bandai's idea.

You see, what people are saying, is that all of these other Tamagotchi-like products are fakes. I don't blame you for saying this, because it only shows me what you don't know.

It is more than likley that Bandai saw these adorable, handheld virtual pets, and guessed that they would appeal to the youth demographic. They might have decided to make their own, calling them "tamagotchis." It might have just so happened that Bandai had better market and advertising skills, so Tamagotchi became more well-known and successful. You can't honestly believe that Bandai created the first handheld virtual pet, can you?

Like Barbie Dolls. Barbies were first created not long after Mattel's co-creator saw these plastic dolls in Europe, called "Lili Dolls". It was decided that little girls would like them, so they were introduced into Mattel as "Barbie Dolls". Now how many people have heard of Lili dolls? Compare that to the number of people who know what a Barbie Doll is. Original Barbies and Lili Dolls had virtually no differences. Imagine what would have happened if Lili Dolls were introduced instead of Barbies? Lili would be swimming in cash!

I'm sad to see the abundance of ignorant jail threats and lack of intelligent conversation backed up with facts.

What I'm saying is that maybe, just maybe, your beloved Tamagotchi is a "fake"?

But you know what they say. Mimicry is the best form of flattery. ;)

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 06:43 PM ( #48 )

I guess a lot of these fakes are produced in China, were the real Tamagotchis are also made. It's probably difficult to discover all those fake businesses, so some make it to ebay anyway. Just be carefull and don't buy a Tamagotchi where you can't see a picture in the auction. When you're still in doubt just post a link on Tamatalk, a lot of members know what a real one is supposed to look like.

i thought real tamas were made in japan :wub:

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 06:50 AM ( #49 )

i thought real tamas were made in japan :unsure:

Nope, China.

with tamagotchis all around the screen there is that crack border thingie. the fake one had a completely different border.

Incorrect. The tama go does not have a crackly/zig zag border.

Edited by HeartGold, 26 August 2010 - 06:53 AM.


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Posted 12 September 2010 - 09:28 AM ( #50 )

i never had a fake but here is a hint do not buy a tama off the internet unless it is by a reliable source like admin's v2

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 02:18 AM ( #51 )

I actually want this fake tamagotchi called a honey lover, because apparently they can reproduce, since you get a boy and a girl. I think it could be interesting trying to take care of them.:rolleyes: