At this point for me, it's less of a tradition to keep a log than it is to start one. Half of the posts on Tamatalk are just going to be all my unfinished logs! ;A; But not this time, my dear readers. For I have dug out a Tamagotchi version that is very special to me, and with... a lot of hesitation, actually, have started it up for the first time in what feels like forever!
As the title may give away, I am running (and logging!) my pink iD L! Back when I first joined Tamatalk, these were very popular, and also everywhere unlike the listings you see today. I got both my iD Ls - the aforementioned pink version and my now-rare Princess Spacey ver - back in 2013 for less than $100 each, and I'm glad I did because nowadays, oh boy do you have to sell your own soul to get your hands on one mint in box.
Of course, this comes with its own issues - being that I've had these for seven years now, they've accumulated a ton of scratches, which is where most of my hesitation comes from. For those who aren't in the know, colour Tamagotchis - particularly their screens - are highly prone to scratches if you're not careful, and they can show up real easily on the screen as these annoying rainbow-like textures. My 4U and m!xs have managed to stay safe, luckily, but my iD Ls and my precious little P's have not had the same luck nor fortune. And don't even get me started on their front faceplates - I'd be able to actually afford a mint iD L with the amount of scratches they have.
However, it is all cosmetic in the end. And it's not like I'm ever getting a new iD L unless I risk it for a used version, so I may as well take you all down with me. I've got a Pac-Man Anniversary Mini/Nano in the mail right now as we speak, so with a little patience I'll hopefully be able to log it soon! Let's begin!
I put some new batteries in a few days ago, and was welcomed by a little Kingyobotchi! For those not in the know, they are the best-care female toddler character on the iD L. I also discovered that my iD L was on its 3rd generation last time I played it - I had previously raised a Kikitchi and an Agetchi, respectively, both of which are bad-care adult characters.
Determined to take good care of my next Tamagotchi, I proceeded to get the next highest-care teenager, Painaputchi - and didn't look at a growth chart, which is extremely rare for me! I ended up raising an adorable little Chamametchi:
I forgot how photogenic the iD L was. You can't even see any of the scratches on it's screen!
(While writing this, I realized I hadn't given Chamametchi a name yet! I searched up the nearest random name generator, and blessed her with the title of London.)
While Chamametchi isn't the... highest care character out there, she's still very cute (and not a teen, strangely). I decided to go for her Tamatomo Stamps - for those who don't have an iD L, every adult 'gotchi has three special likes that cause them to do a cute little animation + give you what's dubbed a Tamatomo Stamp. You earn the last Tamatomo stamp by having your adult-stage Tamagotchi for 72 hours (or, at least 5 years old, if I recall correctly). You can earn any Tamatomo Stamp in any order, and they're a fun little incentive to spend more time with your tama! Plus, it also gets them stamped in the memory book (which is how I discovered the previous tamas I raised), as well as a bonus cutscene when they get married.
Anyway, I decided to go for London's Tamatomo Stamps straight away! We decided to head to the park, as the market was currently being held:
It's Kuchipatchi's mum! What she's doing here, I have no idea.
Items at the market are usually marked down by 30%, so I wanted to get a good deal. I accidentally ended up leaving by way of the C button with London in tow.
It was raining outside when I took this photo! Who knew Tamagotchi Planet had the same weather cycles... and timezone... wait a second.
We decided to visit again later - for now, it was off to the TamaDepa to get something I thought London would like. The hunt for her Tamatomo stamps was on! I rarely search for these without consulting a guide, so there was an exciting factor to our adventure.
I quickly swept into the accessories aisle, and bought London a pair of cat ears! It was time for the moment of truth...
...I mean, she's still happy at least?
Unfortunately, it was not meant to be. If your Tamagotchi's latest item/accessory/food is Tamatomo-worthy, they'd usually start jumping high in the air with hearts everywhere! But London was quite mellow. She still defied gravity in her celebration, though.
I didn't want to stop there, however - maybe an outfit was what London was looking for! We went back to the market again, as outfits can be super expensive:
It's Makiko's mum! ...I just remembered that Makiko's name doesn't end in 'tchi'.
I was running low on money, so we sold off the Tamamori Tree item I got out of the toy seed I planted in London's backyard yesterday. Don't ask.
Anyway, we had enough money to buy London a lovely red kimono:
I forgot how fun it was to dress up your tamas on the iD L...
And thus the moment of truth began once again!
Guess what happened next.
...And yet it also was not meant to be! Not only had I spent a ton of gotchi points on two outfits that weren't Tamatomo-worthy, now London looked like a weird anime character. She didn't seem to mind though.
One last photo before the post gets too big...
I decided to stop our Tamatomo hunting there for now. I took London to the different locations in the food menu, but none of the meals and snacks there seemed to activate a Tamatomo Stamp... not even the sweetest treats around! ...That, and it ended with me accidentally discovering Chamametchi's least favorite food. By then my pockets were totally empty. I'm sure I'm missing something here... maybe I should be more open to London's tastes and stop assuming that all she likes is pink stuff just by the colour of her ears? The irony is real.
Next post: more stamp hunting! Meeting a Tama-pet at the park enough times to create a bond with them and take them home... I missed those guys on the 4U and m!x, they were useless but I loved them anyway!
so the last time i playd with a tamagotchi was around 8 or 9 years ago, after that my tamagotchi broke I think and then I kinda didnt see it around nomore, it kinda got lost through the years. There were times now and then where I thought about my childhood and it often poped up on my mind, reminding me of all the good memories Ive made with my Tama. I didnt really know what version it was until I recently did a long search and came to the conclusion that it was a European v4 because I kinda had a visualization of the packaging since it was and is still an intense memory of mine (and also cause I remember playing jumping rope with it and always pressing the button at the right timing ). Anyway after I heard about the new retro tamagotchis for the 20th anniversary, my nostalgia kicked in and it kicked hard. So I decided to buy a new one. After I saw the prices on different websites for the v4 European connection (wich there were almost no European ones), I came to the realization that they are wayyy to expensive for me cause Im on a budget, but then I said to myself hey you had good times with your Tama but now you have to buy something that you can afford. And not short after that I realized that they have never been discontinued in Japan so I did my research on all those new models and decided to buy an ID L because of its colourful Display and cause I read that it has lots of stuff to do !!! Currently Im waiting for it to ship and I want to ask everyone who had an ID L for all the new features (for me they are new) that arent explained that detailed on most of the post here. Also feel free to give me any tips you have about the ID L since I really just bought it without looking for to much details. Thank youuu
By Fae Kizunatchi
So I finally got my Deco Pierces from Japan! (pictures to be uploaded to my log-http://www.tamatalk.com/IB/topic/193724-the-pierce-philosophy/)
Inside of the plastic was an ordinary black ant! It looks a little more brown, but is the same size and doesn't have anything else of difference that I can see. I was amazed at it's survival skills, and also how it managed to get into an Anniversary change shrink wrapper!
I put it into a container with a drop of spring water and some rice malt syrup. (I'm a vegan so I don't have an honey in the house, I don't care about honey, but my partner does so I agreed to the rice malt syrup seeing that it's tasty) It looked at it, but it seems more intent on trying to escape and find it's way home.
It made me wonder if insects were the same around the world. This simple occurrence of an ant trapped in some plastic made me all thoughtful about how things live, and what we consider important.
I think in the past I would have squished an ant in my apartment normally because there is no garden to put them and they dig into all my food. I tried saving them, but there was an ant attack for months a few years ago. I live on the top floor, so I have no idea how they managed to get all the way into my apartment, or why they even bothered to find food in such a difficult place. It seems like such an arduous journey to embark on for some simple sugars and rice syrup!
I don't think it will survive away from it's hive, so tomorrow I'm going to put it outside in the sun. I thought it can walk in the Australian sun if it wanted to so badly, and have a nice stroll before it runs out of steam.
Hey, it might even do ok? Most likely it won't live long. Any budding Entomologists know about how ants work?
I wish we understood all the little creatures better. I think it's cute people love the Morino Tama so much, and to care for a creature as small as a beetle is really interesting.
the thoughts of Fae
By Fae Kizunatchi
I've read through about three threads of others seeking advice and nearly all of the Tamawiki! I have a tendency to get overwhelmed when making choices, even for something fun or a gift.
I need help to stop spinning circles! I'm dizzy!
I've only played the original Tamagotchis from the 90s. I am a gamer and these are for myself (an adult) so I don't really need to worry about complexity, just enjoyability factor.
From what I've read the colour ones sound good, but really expensive on ebay. I live in Australia so shipping costs are a factor. I'm willing to shell out, just don't want to unless it's my only option.
Anyone know any good sellers online?
I like the sound of the Connect 3 ones because they seem like better versions of the original, but still simple & under $50 online.
I also thought the Tama-Go sound like fun & I like the sound of collectable characters & buying additional amiibo-like characters. I saw some online, but there were also negative reviews saying the seller didn't ship them out.
Ones with positive reviews were quite expensive.
What are the normal prices for the models? I need a guide so I don't get ripped off.
Music star was something that struck my fancy as well. Angelgotchi looked really cute, but are the bats really annoying?
Are there any versions that can still connect to games online? I heard the websites shut down.
Ones I didn't like the sound of:
- The family one. The mini game with the mum shopping & dad playing golf sound terrible.
-original ones because I've played them & are considered collectibles and expensive.
-ones that have lots of extra features but are black & white like Tama friends. If it's going to be crammed with stuff I want the screen to be clear.
As you can see I've sort of caught up on what other ones are available since the 90s but still confused on prices & which one to get.
I also would prefer ones that had easily bought shell or nice shells as I like pastel colours & don't want bright orange.
I'm a sentimental type of person, so I'd prefer a pet I'd like over one with lots of options.... preferably both, but if I want elaborate games that's what my console is for!
I am looking at some on ebay:
-Music Star V6--seller "simplybestprices" yay or nay?
-V4 2006 model?
-expensive Japanese colour versions 4U...what are these English patches people mention? (I don't have a smartphone just a desktop, so if it needs an app that will be trouble for me.)
So I bought a IRDA USB dongle and I have looked at all the guides here on how to send things to the ID L.I followed the steps each time, I let the ID L connect then look for the file I am going to send in order to have it ready, I then wait for the connection to fail/time out then reconnect the ID L, as soon as I hear tit has connected I double click the file I want. It says it's sending, but stays at "0%" no matter how long I wait it out.
I don't understand what's wrong, this is so frustrating i've been trying for like a week ;A;