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  1. 4 points
    I was able to look into @tamapalace blog and they did a Q&A with Bandai regarding Tamagotchi Pix: Q: Does the Tamagotchi Pix feature genetics that are introduced on the Tamagotchi M!X, and featured on the Tamagotchi Meets/On/Some? A: The core play pattern of Tamagotchi is about nurturing your Tamagotchi character from egg to adult. When we introduce a new product, we try to introduce new and fun ways to do this. The nurturing feature for the Tamagotchi On was about raising your character and building your family tree with babies having genes from their parents. Meanwhile, the nurturing feature of the play pattern of Tamagotchi Pix is focusing on interacting with your characters and you do this with the touch buttons and built-in camera. Q: Can the Tamagotchi Pix connect to the Tamagotchi Meets/On application? A: No, you can’t. The connection technologies are different. Q: Does the Tamagotchi Pix feature Bluetooth connectivity? A: Tamagotchi On had Bluetooth to connect to the Tamagotchi On application, the Tamagotchi Pix does not have Bluetooth technology. Q: Can you confirm the 24 raise-able characters and 17 games? Can you provide a full character list? Are these games mixed between mini games and professions? A: Yes, there are 24 adult characters you can raise the Tamagotchi characters into, and our website features 4 of the 24 characters at this time. What fun would it be to introduce all of them at once? Regarding the games, there are 17 games during your play. There are two games to keep your Tamagotchi happy (Hula Hoop & Matching). There are 6 games in the arcade - though only 2 at a time. The other 9 games are there to help train your Tamagotchi character. Q: Can you provide a list of the professions/jobs on the Tamagotchi Pix? A: Not at this time. Q: Can a Tamagotchi character get any profession/job or can only certain characters get select jobs? A: It’s all about training them, so some characters will go back to Tamagotchi Planet without a profession. I know my character was having more fun in other areas of the device then being trained for their profession. Q: Is there a reason for the delay in the “Blue Ocean” and “Green Nature” shells? Also, is there any timeline on these for pre-orders and/or launch? A: Based on our research and previous learnings, we decided to hold off. We’ll let all the fans know when pre-ordering begins. Q: Will the Tamagotchi Pix be sold alongside the Tamagotchi On? Will this merely be added to the existing Tamagotchi lineup, or is it replacing the Tamagotchi On? A: In today’s environment, does a product really ever go away? Our marketing focus will be moved from the Tamagotchi On to the Tamagotchi Pix, though the application and website will continue to be available! Q: Are there any plans to release the Tamagotchi Pix in Japan? A: Since I focus on North America, I cannot speak to Japan’s plans. Q: Will the Tamagotchi Pix be released in any other country other than the ones listed on the official Tamagotchi website? A: The Tamagotchi Pix will be available in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Germany, and Portugal. There may be other territories as well, though my focus is on the North American market. Q: Does the Tamagotchi Pix support twins? A: It does not. Q: Does the Tamagotchi Pix support marriage? A: No, it does not. The play feature isn’t about raising and marrying your Tamagotchi character, its about raising and interacting with your character and training it so it goes back to Tamagotchi Planet with new skills and so that a new egg can be sent to you! Q: Can you transfer pictures from your Tamagotchi Pix to your computer or another storage device (via Bluetooth or USB connectivity)? A: No, due to childhood privacy, we wanted to keep the images on the device. Q: Can you confirm how many locations/lands will be featured on the Tamagotchi Pix? A: You don’t visit different locations/lands on the Tamagotchi Pix. You can go into town for shopping, eating at the restaurant, playing at the arcade, and visiting the photo studio. Though with the Tamagotchi Pix your character can now explore into the world and find 100 friends! Q: Can you name your Tamagotchi on the Tamagotchi Pix? A: No you cannot since you are raising a pure Tamagotchi that already has a name! Q: Can you provide more information about the built-in camera? A: The built-in camera will be used to take pictures, explore the real world, cook, and even customize items for your Tamagotchi. It is not possible to film video on the Tamagotchi Pix. You can personalize your photos with stickers, and can even get a picture with you and your Tamagotchi character together! Lastly, the built-in camera will be used to scan Tama-Codes for connecting, and even scheduling playdates! Blog can be found here
  2. 3 points
    The first UK pre-orders are now available from The Entertainer, priced at £59.99 each (so a bit more than the US is paying, but not by too much - most of it appears to be taxes rather than the markup that we typically experience here); Tamagotchi Pix - Purple Sky Tamagotchi Pix - Pink Floral We now also have a release-date for the UK, and that is August 2nd. I've just grabbed myself a pre-order for a purple one. Kudos to Bandai for not jacking the price up super-high (I looked into importing from the US, which resulted in a projected cost of over £80 - I'm glad that the UK price is lower!), and for actually releasing a colour device in the UK for the first time!
  3. 2 points
    The title could probably be worded better, and I'm not sure if this has been discussed before, but with the pix's announcement I'm seeing this happen again. Like here in America, tamagotchi hasn't really hit the same popularity as it did in the 90's, so anytime there's a new release all of the news articles are like "tamagotchi is back from the 90's!!!" and completely forget about any of the connection tamas or any of the japanese releases since then. Though I'm not sure if this is just an america-exclusive kind of thing, just a pattern I've noticed with any big news outlet/social media site/etc talking about tamagotchi. When the mini released again in 2017, a lot of news articles were saying it was a remake of the original 90's one, which is technically true, though none of them mentioned that this was technically a rerelease of the 2005 version.... same with the On, too. A lot of articles were worded as if this was the first tamagotchi since the 90's to be released, just kinda completely forgetting all of the connection tamas or anything in japan for that matter. Though I kind of understand that, since it was the first color tama to come to america. But now with the pix's announcement, me and my friends have been seeing news articles acting as if this is AGAIN the first tamagotchi to be released since the 90's. It makes less sense to me now, since the On came out in america just 2 years ago, so seeing articles titled as "the 90's era tamagotchi is back -- this time with a camera" just kinda baffles me. another article title that made me laugh was "The New Tamagotchi's Camera Lets You Take Photos With Your Virtual Pet Before It Dies of Neglect"....... I'm just so lost lmao It's a bit annoying that no one seems to address the fact that tamagotchi has been consistently successful over the past decade, specifically in japan with all of those color tama releases. I was joking with my friends that like 100 years from now they'll still refer to tamagotchi as just a 90's-only thing, but I really do wonder how long they'll keep this up. anyone else have thoughts on this?
  4. 2 points
    yeah yeah i definitely agree, i feel like its mostly clickbaity words used to catch the attention of 90s tamagotchi fans. I wish they would focus more on everything else tamagotchi has had to offer over the past decade, at this point every time i see an article about the pix written in that kind of way i just die inside also im surprised to hear that nintendo has gone thru that kind of thing before, i feel like if i were to start talking like "your favorite plumber from the 80's is finally back!!!" i'd be getting death stares LMAO
  5. 2 points
    I like the top part of the box, where the tamagotchi is displayed in that plastic dome, but the rest of the box feels unecessary (especially if its gonna be like the on again where 90% of the box is empty lol), I kinda prefer the leaked version of the box, that one looks nearly identical to the iD's box so maybe it's just nostalgia speaking, but its much more appealing to me. About the designs of the tama themselves, I guess it's up to personal taste but I prefer the leaked designs bc I think the gradients look pretty LOL. also, im so glad that everyone who predicted that the top part of the tama is a button ended up being right, because it would be pretty bad if it was just a design thing. I couldnt imagine all the dirt and dust getting caught in that little crevice, it wouldve drove me crazy
  6. 2 points
    I admit I'm a much bigger fan of the redesigns than the first leaked images. Still feeling the purple, but I suddenly have a soft spot for the green that wasn't there before! Personally, the shell's shade is much more attractive than the green that was leaked. Plus the faceplates don't have all that much orange or a strong, contrasting gradient hue. They had those color strip things before the sample leaks were taken down from Amazon too. Huh... weird. Is it just me, or did the shape of the clouds also change to cute, puffy ones on the purple?
  7. 2 points
    This was a good watch! It's a bit maddening that Bandai's staff are still mispronouncing their own product's name ("gotch" rhymes with "watch", guys - you should know this, as the Japanese spelling is its own pronunciation guide!), but at least the interviewer got it right at the start of the interview! Anyway, back when we saw the retail leaks I wasn't sold on the Tamagotchi Pix at all, and I saw a lot of potential for safety blunders due to the camera and the early information about online interactions (I'm VERY happy to see that Bandai was focussed on safety throughout the product's development - a lot of toy companies unfortunately treat that as an afterthought and release internet-connected toys with major security-holes), but I've got to admit that now that we've seen the official reveal and the close-up footage and gameplay from this interview, I'm a lot more interested. I'm also happy to see that they're not farming out features to an ephemeral app this time. I didn't think that the final reveal would change my mind, but I'm just waiting for UK pre-orders to open, now! Hopefully they'll actually happen, unlike with the On, which we just never got.
  8. 2 points
    The animation looks great! I’m glad we get to see this video to see how the interaction with the camera is like. I guess all I need to be convinced is a full gameplay so we can see the other features. Oh god this really reminded me of the V4/V4.5 with the career system!
  9. 2 points
    idk if this has been posted yet but this has some actual gameplay footage of the tama. honestly I'm super hyped for it now after seeing it in action, the animation is so smooth!! and it seems like there's a BIG focus on interacting with your tama, from being able to apparently cook food for them and also bathe and pet them with the touch buttons... I think that's adorable and really wish I could buy one
  10. 2 points
    Ah! That makes perfect sense! The Tama-Go and the Friends passed me by, so I didn't put two and two together here.
  11. 2 points
    i!! wasn't really sure how to feel about the device when i just saw stuff about the camera feature and commercial but!! a lot of the new features are actually kind of exciting to me like the tamagotchi.com missions that sounds really cool!! im still not sure if ill pick it up immediately but it does seem cool!!!
  12. 2 points
    Tamagotchi Pix has been officially announced! Here’s Amazon pre-order link. The new device will cost $59.99 and will be released July 2021. Purple and pink will be released as a first wave and then the blue and green will be available later this year. The Tamagotchi Pix new features are listed below: • Camera that allows the player to take a picture of them with their character. • You’re are now able to cook meals. • Your character can meet other characters and go on playdates. • There are 17 new games. • Can connect with another device by using the camera to scan a QR code to go on playdates and exchange gifts. • Your character can now have a job. • Touch buttons will allow you to interact with your character by petting them, bathing them or customize your items. • The device is available in 6 different languages, and they are: English, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish German and French. • You are able to connect your device to Tamagotchi.com to complete the missions and download items to your device. You can check Tamagotchi website for more in depth information by clicking here If there are any information that wasn’t listed here please feel free to add them. Let me know what you guys think of the new version.
  13. 2 points
    I did notice that the walking animation was a lot smoother though! The petting feature is cute too. Yes I agree, they didn't show enough features to get most people's attention. I noticed Momotchi has returned as a raisable character, but it definitely looks like the mix feature is gone for those interested. I didn't see any evidence of a mix character but who knows? I like seeing the packaging so soon before I've even seem it on store shelves. It's kind of cute, but regrettably bulky, empty, and hard to store. I'm also not a fan of clear packages for how plastic ages and the risk of sun damage to a device. If I have anything to knit pick about given what little preview we just saw, it's probably that.
  14. 2 points
    It's been so many years since I saw the iD L on the Internet, wondering when it would come to Europe. FINALLY. So happy and a bit annoyed at the same time. Just like with the Nintendo 3DS camera, it's not a very exciting feature for most people because they already have phones with much better camera's in them. However, some children will have this as their main camera, like children with €150 Android phones that are much less reliable than a Tamagotchi. Plus, it gives adults who would otherwise buy a bootleg for their children, a selling point for the real thing that they can understand. Official announcement should be later today, right? I also hope there's a better selection of colours than what's shown here. They're using the West as a beta testing ground again. The Tama-Go expirimented with cartridges/pierces, the Friends expirimented with NFC, the Pix expiriments with a touch sensor and a camera.
  15. 1 point
    At this point, it just feels like a whole bunch of laziness - the general feel that I always get from these articles is "1990s toy that poops and dies", and since there's been a fairly constant stream of Western releases for the last three-and-a-half years, it ends up feeling more jarring to a fan, and quite possibly also to anyone who's seen them still offered for sale in local shops. Of course, Tamagotchis won't have remained a constant for most or all of these writers, but it only takes two minutes to do the necessary research to find that out - even the Wikipedia article will do the job (it's surprisingly comprehensive). That said, these sorts of articles are generally just regurgitations of official press-releases, so there's usually not very much real writing involved - they're just cheap clickbait articles that don't take much time to create, and which bring easy revenue to the sites that run them. Of course, it never helps when official documentation includes that sort of phraseology to latch onto - though I can fully understand why a copy-writer would want to include a reference to the brand's highest point (and this will probably go on for as long as press-releases include this). There are other toy brands that occasionally experience this (Teddy Ruxpin, Furby, Polly Pocket, Care Bears, and My Little Pony all spring to mind, and I know that I must be forgetting a bunch), and even some very major brands get affected every now and then - I even remember being shown an article from a foreign newspaper that acted like the 2017 Nintendo Switch was Nintendo's first console since the 1985 Nintendo Entertainment System, for example (though quite how they thought that had happened when Pokemon is the world's biggest media-franchise, I don't know). That one was a good example of the sort of laziness and press-release-regurgitation that plagues articles about new Tamagotchi releases.
  16. 1 point
    Articles usually have clickbait titles, so that the reader feels interested to read the article. I agree, it's rather annoying that they completely skip nearly two decades worth of content. It might also be because the writer doesn't really do any research, so they rely on using infamous features from the device. It's so overused that it just gets annoying to read imo. I think the media will forever see Tamagotchi as "the toy from the 90s" sadly, it's really quite a shame.
  17. 1 point
    Lol absolutely. The child would feel a bit creepy to keep around, qualms about the bulkiness set aside. Even though throwing out packaging is something I hate to do, I don't feel too bad about pitching this one for those main reasons. Yes, I can also understand your preference to the leaks which were actually more eye-catching. I like it for its color coordinated feeling, and a nostalgic simplicity. I couldn't describe it as "beautiful" like color models before Pix, but "soothing" is what I think. Although, it's not as simple as the Plus Color, which worked that minimalist aesthetic some people liked.
  18. 1 point
    I just realized that the first leaked/prototype pics look different to the new ones. Honestly I think i prefer the first design over the new one. The faceplate design seems a bit too simplistic now. I don't really like the box either, I'm gonna throw it away since i feel a bit too creeped out that there's a child on the front of the box. I know im not the demographic, but I wonder if children would be interested with the camera feature.
  19. 1 point
    The most that we've got right now is the gameplay that's described and shown in a video interview that was posted here. It sounds like the camera can be used as part of the new cooking feature, but they didn't show it or talk about how that works. That's all that I'm aware of at the moment.
  20. 1 point
    I am making a guess that this is the right place to put this but honestly I don’t know if it is. Anyway I want to pre order a tamagotchi P!x because tamagotchis usually sell out really quickly in my area. I also live in a rural area so stores don’t get deliveries more than like once a month and if I don’t pre order it there’s a good chance I have to wait years to get it. the only problem I’ve encountered is the camera on the P!x. I need to know how much you have to use it to care for your friend or if there might be a way to get out of having to use it. I’m blind so the camera might provide a huge problem for me depending on how much I have to use it. The touch keys shouldn’t be a problem so long as the tama still makes some sort of sound. I know no one is going to know for sure but the more I can start getting an idea of if I’ll even be able to use it the better. That way I don’t have to waste my time with it if I can’t. (I’ll still feel a little bit left out because the newer ones are getting less and less accessible to me and honestly I have a feeling that soon I’ll have to just stop getting the new ones all together) thabks !
  21. 1 point
    Sorry to hear that you are having a hard time with the newer versions. As far as we know, the camera can be used to capture the screen of the character and then maybe edit it and share it with friends. The player can use it also to take a picture of themselves with their character. I think taking pictures is not an important factor that could affect the growth/care of the character. Hopefully soon we will get to see an actual gameplay of the device.
  22. 1 point
    The trailer is definitely lacking. The only thing we saw was taking pictures feature, which is honestly in my opinion is not impressive! Hopefully tomorrow we will have everything we need to know.
  23. 1 point
    I hope more information is revealed such as whether the MIX feature has finally been removed or not. Lmao if this thing is like 100$ then i really dont see myself buying it. Pink is my favorite color but I can already see the blue and green ones being online exclusives/harder to obtain.
  24. 1 point
    I know i definitely won't have the funds for the tama anytime soon, but personally I'm pretty hyped for it. being able to pet tama is so cute, im really hoping this one will be more focused on interacting with your tama (unlike the mix/meets/on which were all more focused on genetics). and i definitely feel as if the picture taking isn't gonna be as good as in the ads, i'm ready to become a 100x100 pixel jpeg though. Though hopefully more will be shown in the official announcement tomorrow!
  25. 1 point
    The commercial (in my opinion) looks really bad. The whole concept of the device isin’t explained here and they just did a really bad job at the Pix as a whole. I can imagine the camera will be pretty dire, the the price It’s going to be at least £80. Honestly, I might pick one up if they become cheaper.
  26. 1 point
    I'm sooo disappointed... The buttons aren't real buttons that you can press, the designs are very bland and girly, it still needs batteries, the packaging is very big and will probably be very empty + It must be hard to take clear photos if you have to press a button that's 1/4 of the device itself. I'm just curious to see how the back will look like and I really hope the price won't be over 50$ otherwise I can already see it flopping. Edit: i'm quite happy with the new cooking and customizing furniture options tho
  27. 1 point
    Update: A new trailer for the Pix is here, doesn’t really give information on the new device except that you can take pictures with it. I believe we are not meant to see the trailer yet as it was announced on Tamagotchi USA twitter page, that on 21st of this month we will have a surprise/announcement. People speculating that this might be the Tamagotchi Pix official reveal. Cant’t wait to find out more tomorrow!
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    Have you tried praising your tamagotchi each time it plays its instrument? I remember doing that recently and i passed pro debut regardless of having high stats. The music star is so difficult to enjoy lol.
  30. 1 point
    Hello! I'm having heaps of trouble trying to debut in my V6 Music Star. This is gen 1, all my stats are at 999, everyone's got a ton of practice on their instruments (piano and headphones), and the genre is Classical Music. I've tried just about every instrument combination spread across the 3 musicians, but currently I'm at 1. Piano, 2. Headphones, 3. Piano. I still get a "x" for the 3rd judge ugh. Anything I can do better? What's the perfect genre for these instruments?
  31. 1 point
    From my experience, the music star is just a bit buggy with that. After failing the first or 2nd attempts, I could never get that third judge to give me the OK, no matter what else I did. Did you max out your stats while your tama was still a teen, or did you do it after failing the debut as an adult? The only way I could ever get it to work was to gets my stats super high as a teen and also do a lot of band practice while still in the teen phase, basically working like crazy as a teen to ace the debut on the first try as an adult. It's been years since I've played the music star so I'm not entirely sure on the specifics, but I ran into that issue a lot too so I feel your pain
  32. 1 point
    Happens to me all the time, no sweat.
  33. 1 point
    What you can try is to slightly take apart your Tamagotchi, and check for the condensator condition, inside. It's just a visual check : if the top of the condensator it fully flat, it's ok. If it appears like it has been "inflated", the condensator is torn apart.
  34. 1 point
    Name: ‘Hey Kitty’ Virtual Pet Type: Fake Notes: It has an identical shell to the Bandai Hello Kitty Tamagotchi; as well as saying ‘Hey Kitty’ on the bottom of the shell. It runs the Bunny ROM and the internals are identical to the 150-In 1 Tamagotchis.
  35. 0 points
    13th Day My Tamas grew up today. I'm glad, they were impossible to keep happy as teens. I have yet to find any food/items that makes them very happy. They're about 40% happy, after dipping to two bars while I was actually playing the Tama, buying food and items for them! I.. don't like how they turned out, honestly. Why are they green? Time to marry them off!