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Why do you love tamagotchi?

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For me, since I do have pets, it's more of a case of the portability. I am always very busy and away from home, so it's nice to have a cute little v-pet I can take care of and look at. If I could take my dogs everywhere with me, I would! I've had Tamagotchis for the past 10 years and played with them on and off, but at almost 20 years old they still capture my interest and imagination. They have certainly endured the test of time.

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Nostalgia. It was my favorite toy as a kid when I got a P1 from the toy store, and it's still my favorite thing to play/collect now at 28. I have a completionist/collector's personality, and I like trying to get all the characters, all the happy stamps, and all the versions of all the Tamas out there.

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Nowadays it's probably mostly that I'm too deep stuck in them to stop... It's funny though; I've asked myself this question a good number of times, and in the end I don't really know why. I mean, sure, the characters are adorable, but I'm usually not one to fall for cute things at all. And it's actually kinda bothersome to have a critter with you that needs so much care and attention all the while. Still that's what I do, and strange as it is I love it. :P

I started with tamagotchi more than eight years ago, and I was a lonely kid back then, so the company they kept me definitly weighed in.

I love learning new things about them and getting characters I've never had before, then seeing all of their animations. They are interesting and fascinating things, just as I think most everything can be if you just dig deep enough. Nerdiness is an art. :lol:

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I think the reason why I like Tamagotchis and still use them even 10 years later is because of how adorable the characters are and how, even though they're just pixels, they're so full of personality and life! I don't know if I'm phrasing that right :P but every Tamagotchi character seems to just be so distinctive you know? There's just something so sweet about Tamagotchis... like this sounds silly and mushy but like! whenever I do raise a Tamagotchi to adulthood it feels like there's a lil bond between us. That sounds silly but whatever! :D

 

Also a part of it definitely is nostalgia cause I've been a Tamagotchi fan since grade 2 or 3 (I don't remember exactly) haha.

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I remember the day in 1996 when I got my first Tamagotchi like it was yesterday. I was 9 years old and my mother drove me to Intertoys (Dutch toy store). All the way there I was bouncing in my seat thinking of a name for my Tamagotchi and what shell I would get. I got this one:

 

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I remember starting it up right there in the car. My friend who came over with her Tamagotchi and together we build a house for our Tama's from cardboard shoeboxes. we made small beds and tv sets. It was one of the happiest times in my childhood.

 

But eventually I lost my Tamagotchi and moved on to other toys/stuff. Then, years later, when the Connections came, my love for the Tamagotchi's came flooding back and I bought three. From then on: I kept buying any Tamagotchi that came out and caught my fancy.

 

I love the surprise element (if you don't check growth charts) of what character you'll get and I love "being needed". I'm at a age where I'd love to have children, but my life isn't ready for it yet (don't live with my boyfriend yet and getting pregnant will probably be hard with the auto-immune disease I have). I guess Tamagotchi's give me a opportunity to express those maternal instincts :P .

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