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Porg last won the day on May 22 2018

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About Porg

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  • Birthday 03/13/1990

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    Birds/Anything avian (particularly Dodos, Puffins, Kiwis and Flamingos!), Canines (ranging from domesticated to wild!), Animals as a whole in general, Art, Cosplay and Costume/prop making, Makeup (both theatrical and non), Jurassic Park/World, Prehistoric life/Dinosaurs, Pokemon, video games, Star Wars and of course... Tamagotchis!

My Tamagotchis

  • My Collection
    I have a huge collection from when they were first released in the 90's. Right now, I have my 20th Anniversary (red and white- series 2), my V3 Connection running. I also have the mobile apps Tamagotchi Classic and RetroMon (V-Pet) on the go too.
  • Favorite Tamagotchi
    Original P1/P2
  • Favorite Tamagotchi Character
    Mametchi, Nyorotchi, Ginjirotchi, Pochitchi, Hashizoutchi, Kusatchi and Tarakotchi.
  • Tamagotchis currently running
    20th Anniversary / Tamagotchi Classic Mobile App / RetroMon (V-Pet) Mobile App / Tamagotchi Connection V3.

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  1. Some good news and some bad! In regards to what Jhud said, I decided to do a bit more googling and found a place just outside of town. So, I decided it wouldn't hurt to try there and I took my original Tamagotchi (not the one from eBay), as it had a damaged screw on the back plate. The people that ran the place were absolutely lovely and very helpful- he couldn't get the screw out by non-invasive means, but he did offer to drill it out. I took him up on this offer and he managed to remove the damaged screw without damaging any threads or the Tamagotchi itself. Yay! However, upon getting my Tamagotchi home, I have found that its one of the ones with the slightly longer screws- which my replacements I got from JYW do not fit. I also pulled out the backing screws of another Tamagotchi (not the one in the photo) to look compare the length and they are also quite a bit longer! So... I am going to have a look for the 1.5 mm screws mentioned above on eBay, as well as order a selection of watch/eyeglass ( I think they are called called?) screws from eBay and my local watch repairs shop. Other than that... I really don't know what to do. I mailed JYW and they say that they rarely encounter the longer screws, however, I have quite a few now in my collection with them. So I am looking to replace two different types of screw. I'm honestly wondering about a refund in regards to the original Tamagotchi, given I'm not sure I will be able to find screws long enough to hold the insides together.
  2. Thank you so much for the replies Eggiwegg and Iza! I really appreciate them! Eggiwegg- thank you for the links, I'm going to go and have a hunt on eBay for the 1.5x1 mm replacement screws you mentioned. I'm also going to take a look at the other links you sent me- stocking up on these doesn't sound like a bad idea to me, as a couple of my Tamas need replacement screws. I do have some screw grab- I used it on my Tama screwdriver with no luck, sadly. Maybe I should try a slightly larger screwdriver? Given the holes are pretty big and rounded in this. Screwgrab has helped me out loads with vintage Tamas in the past- its a Godsend! I only have one place in town that will touch Tamagotchi screws. All of the jewellers either turn their noses up (as it is a 'toy') or say that they don't do that kind of thing, due to the possibility of them ruining it further. The shop I tried before with a different Tama sadly couldn't get the screw out, despite his best efforts (bless the man, he was there for ages trying and seemed genuinely sad that he couldn't help me). He was the one who suggested the Dremel. Thank you so much for the help again, I really appreciate it! Iza - at this rate, as long as I can replace the screws, I am considering trying most things. Its either that or I sadly get a refund.
  3. I've found that every… single… screw head on the inside is completely threaded/stripped! ARGH! I’m quite saddened by this, as its a shell I’ve been wanting for a while (its the closest I can find for sale that replicates my original Tamagotchi- plus yellow and pink is just gorgeous! ). The seller mentioned that the buttons do not work so good in the listing (I can’t get them to respond at all), which is fair enough, but they also mentioned cleaning. Now I’ve got some stuff to do it, but how am I supposed to sort it if I can’t even get into the Tama? My questions in regards to this are: - Has anyone got any ideas on how to open it? I’m considering buying a Dremel, but I am not entirely sure on which model to go for (I’ve been googling for help on this)- given I have a few virtual pets with screws that have been damaged. Yet if I totally decimate the screw heads, will I be able to gently pull it apart? Like you can with the back plates? - Also, does anyone know anywhere that sells replacement screws for the inner Tamagotchi? As I am guessing the ones used on the backplate may be too short? (If I am wrong about this, please let me know!). The seller has been good and offered me the option to return it, but I want to see if there is absolutely anything I can do to save/keep it before I take up that offer. As I say, this is a shell I am particularly fond of- but I am not sure what to do, given I can’t play with my new little buddy
  4. Its great to hear how people store them! I'v since changed how I store mine a little bit. I am still keeping them in a compartment case, but I managed to find a larger one in a DIY store (which has the bonus of being able to take out the sections). Since purchasing it, I have taken it upon myself to decorate it some! With Tamagotchi stickers and a layer of felt. If I drop my pets whilst putting them away, I like to think that they will now have a slightly softer fall. (I have quite shaky hands, so I have to be careful when handling them ). I will need another one of these boxes, as not all of my Tamagotchis fit. Right now they are perched on top of one another. I am still not sure what to do with my non-bandai pets, however! Hoky - I had no idea you could get screen covers! Do you know if they do them for the vintage models/Connections? As I would love to get some for my Tamagotchis!
  5. I got a Tamagotchi/Virtual Pet bundle a couple of days ago and a folder full of cards today! I am super excited to finally own a Mothra Tamagotchi- I can't wait to get it up and running in a few weeks, when I am back from a trip and have more time. Its been a pet I've been meaning to get for quite some time. On a side note, the cards are lovely and so is the folder! They have most Tamagotchi (vintage at least) characters.
  6. Hi everyone! After not being very active here, due to my life being a bit on the hectic side at the moment, I’ve finally found five minutes to sit down and type something! During my time away, I am pleased to say that I have been playing with my little virtual friends. I decided to try and revive my P2- which was a terrifying and interesting experience, given it involved me opening it up to give it a clean (much to my frustration, the buttons are still a bit slow on their responses). I wanted to change the screws on it, due to having one thread/strip quite badly. I ordered some replacement screws (for vintage Tamas) from JYW- which work wonderfully on my Angel and P1’s. However, upon trying to replace my P2’s screws, they just don’t seem to fit? They don’t appear to be large enough and fall straight out- even when being screwed in repetitively. At first I thought there might be something odd going on with my back- maybe I had damaged the case. So, I tried it on my other P2- only to experience exactly the same issue! Are the screws for the P2 different to the Angel and the P1- and if so, does anyone know where I could buy some more firmer replacements? I’m already looking into buying a Dremel to lightly drill at the back of a couple of my Tamas that have dud screws, as my local jewellers/watch repair shops/etc sadly could not get them out and this is what they recommended I do. I want to minimalize/stop the chances of screw threading in the future, so I am looking to replace my vintage screws on all my Tamas- although the P2s have me absolutely stumped on sizing!
  7. Iza- they appear shorter when in the shell, yet upon pulling them out after I opened it, they look the same as the others. Its really odd, as when reassembled they seem to have quite a gap between them and the circuit board. Nothings been tampered with prior to me opening it either.
  8. Penguin-keeper- I opened it up to check this and give the buttons a clean, but it doesn't look like its out of place or can sit in any other way? The buttons feel really 'stunted' and are a bit of a nightmare to press. Its bizarre to say in the least!
  9. Hi there everyone! After a semi-break from the land of Tama, due to a lot of things going on, I decided to get back into the swing of things by rebooting my old P2! it started up, which was fantastic, however, the buttons were really hard to press and seemed almost sunken? So, I figured I would open it up and see what was going on (especially since the case didn't seem flush at the bottom). After doing so, I can see that there is quite a gap between the circuit board and the buttons- which is what I am assuming is causing it to be a nightmare to press. I can't see anything obvious missing and even when pressing the Tama shell completely flush together, it still appears to be the same. Has anyone else had any experience with this or fixes? My P1 and other Tamas don't seem to have the same 'sunken in' button issue.
  10. Iza - Ahh! I actually had no idea that was the case. Thats amazing to know! That might be a fun challenge at some point, to see how long I can keep one going. Thank you for letting me know! TamaLog Time- and boy is it overdue! Hello there everyone! Its time for Porgs TamaLog! Due to my own Birthday celebrations and visitors, I have been away for over a week now and have had to keep all of my lovely little virtual critters on pause. I have also unfortunately managed to fall ill again (probably with the same cold, as I hadn’t quite gotten rid of it before I went charging about and overdoing it- oops!), so my posts are going to be a bit on the slow side. Now, as all of my current logged critters have been on pause, I don’t have anything new to report in their world. Sorry about this! However! Not all is lost in the way of updates, as I was blessed with an abundance of Tama-goodness on my Birthday from my Mother, best friend and Fiancé. Yay! I decided to run the Chibi that was gifted to me by my best friend, as I thought it would be easy enough to keep with me and keep alive (it also meant that I didn’t have to stress too much about getting photos and could actually get photos to share with you all, when I finally managed to sit down and update). I introduce ‘Pinkie’ to all of you- and this is her story! Pinkie hatched into a happy bouncing Marutchi, which I unfortunately wasn’t there to take a photo of (I also derped out on the egg and did not photograph that either- doh!). She was sitting on my kitchen table at the time and I was sadly not fast enough to grab my phone and run there when I heard the familiar ‘hatching’ beeps. During her adventures with me, I decided to try something a bit different- in the hopes of getting a Tama I really wanted. So, I kept her ‘happiness’ to a minimum, but kept her well fed. This resulted in the Tama I wanted! Kuchipatchi! Yay! I cannot take credit for this method, however, as my Fiancé was the one who initially discovered how to get him- by being a bit on the paranoid side in regards to giving him too many snacks. His Kuchipatchi was named ‘Jeremy’. Sadly, like all Chibis, Pinkie decided to evolve into one of the two humanoid-like Tama characters- Oyajitchi. Oh well… In my mind… She is still very much a she and a Kuchipatchi.
  11. TAMAGIRL2008 - After reading all of these posts, I am thinking I definitely need to do some sorting and see if I can rehome some of my stuff in my draws. It sounds like it is the preferred place to keep our virtual friends! To be honest, it might even be a better option for me - as at least then I would know where my storage boxes are at all times. Tamaninjacat - Thank you ever so much! I think he is super cute and definitely looks the part with my Porg rucksack, haha! I love Mimitchi- I don't think I've ever seen a carry case of her before. I'll have to keep a lookout for one, as I really love how cute they are. I would personally love a shelf to display them all on- trouble is I don't have much space, due to collecting quite a few different things haha! I've always wanted to keep my Tamas/other collectables in one of those glass display cabinets. I've always assumed they would be great at keeping dust off - and they look super fancy to boot. Its just finding them and getting them delivered. The doily sounds super cute- and that is great that it helps with the dust! I notice that my V3 seems to be a real dust hoarder on the screen, even if I keep it covered/in the Kuchi pouch.
  12. After being away for over a week and having to get a parcel re-delivered, I have woken up to these today! A much needed pick-me-up for a very tired and quite poorly Porg! I was very pleasantly surprised to see that the Familitchi came with instructions! Much needed instructions, might I add, as I have never owned one of these before. I adore the Chibi too, as the shell design is quite nostalgic for me. The Friends one I am excited to play with, as I have been interested in getting one for a while. It was a nice surprise to see it came with batteries and has a cute little woolly-looking critter on the pause menu. I might just go ahead and play with it, rather than resetting, as it that particular Tamagotchi character sure is cute!
  13. TamaLog Time! Hi there everyone, sorry this has been so slow! Life has been very hectic recently, particularly as I am preparing to have my best friend visit from Norway for my Birthday- yay! As of tomorrow, updates will be very slow- if not all together non-existant for a week or so, as I will have very little time to get online or play with my Tamas (it looks like the little critters may possibly be going into hibernation again). Do not worry, though! For both me and my critters will be back, to tell the tales of their adventures- both in the TamaWorld and our world! Now then, onto the updates! Brynn…. What can I say? He evolved! Into Oyajitchi. I have to admit, I miss his slythery forms, as I have never been one for humanoid-like Tamas. I personally find it a little bit off-putting that the Chibis/Minis seem to all do this. It is a real shame, as I love how low maintenence they are- which means I can often keep them with me, even when I am rushed off of my feet. I wish that, if they evolved, they turned into a more ‘animal-like’ creature. Ah well, I still love you Brynn, even if you have legs now! Isaac, Isaac, Isaac! Well now, this little chap has been busy! He found himself a lover recently- a lovely lady Megatchi! Fireworks went off and after the ‘magical’ meeting, Isaac found himself a new father- to a bright, bouncy girl. He is already proving to be a fantastic father, just like Leon! Naturally I made my last days with Isaac special, just like I had with Leon. I gave him some new toys to play with! He seemed to really like the Umbrella! Then, the day came… Where Isaac had to leave. He has entrusted me to look after his baby girl, who I named ‘Carrie’ (after Carrie Fisher ), or ‘Carie’ rather, due to the amount of letters you can enter. She has since evolved into Tamatchi! I have been doing all I can to give good care. I just can’t seem to get the higher care children. Not that there is anything wrong with the ones I have been getting. I would just like to have the opportunity to see the other little ones. Hmmm… I might need to do further research. On a side note, I activated one of my long-awaited Tamas also! I think its a V2 Connection. I couldn’t resist hitting download and upon doing so, I was presented with an oldie! Otokitchi! I’ve decided to let her live out her life, as she is 12 years old. Welcome to the family Hanny (that was the name given to her by the previous owner)! This Tamas screen is quite faded, even with a new battery. I am assuming it is because I am using cheaper ones. I’ll need to pop to the store and get some better ones when I get a chance and see if it changes the screen quality.
  14. Yay! I am so, so happy that you won it- huge congratulations to you and your virtual pet family! You are more than welcome, I am just glad that that I could help you in return, as you have been so fantastic! I can't wait to see it in your log, its such a cute looking pet! On a side note, I am currently waiting on a Tama-Go (I think thats what its called, at least, thats what its listed as ) to turn up. I don't know much about them, but I thought the charm things you clip into them were a super cute idea.
  15. Gotchilove - Thank you ever so much for your kind words/compliments! Ahh! Thank you for letting me know - I wasn’t sure in all honesty, so I assumed he was showing off and told him off. Oops! I’ll try praising him next time. Thank you for the heads up about the low-care parents, too. It seems thats all the matchmaker has offered me so far. TamaLog time! Sorry for the delay in updates! With it being so cold, I have had a hard time typing (I’m still waiting on our heating system to be fixed, argh!). However! I have been taking photos for the log, yay! So what is new in the world of Brynn? Well, to be honest, not much. He is still slithering on strong and doing his little happy jumps. I also accidentally let him sleep next to his poo last night, sorry Brynn! Little Isaac has made me chuckle a few times, I have to admit. I caught him blowing what looks like kisses at the screen earlier. He also looked like he was receiving some kind of signal? I am sad to say that he doesn’t share his fathers knack with the magical lamp, however, as the Genie fried him earlier. Oops! At least he can get plants to grow, thats something, right?