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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!!!

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5 hours ago, Joc said:

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.

Ah! That makes perfect sense! :)

The Tama-Go and the Friends passed me by, so I didn't put two and two together here. :lol:

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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 :D

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8 hours ago, PurplePyonkotchi00! said:

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 :D

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! :lol:

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5 hours ago, PurplePyonkotchi00! said:

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 :D

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! :lol:

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. :P

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I admit I'm a much bigger fan of the redesigns than the first leaked images. :o 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? :wub:

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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. 

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26 minutes ago, tamastar133 said:

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. 

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.

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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

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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 

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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. :D 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!

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I'm more interested in the Tama Social part, wondering how that will work. Woah a (Main) Tamagotchi with no marriage? It's been a while since that, pre connection model, correct? So far it does seem rather neat ^^

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5 hours ago, tamastar133 said:

Woah a (Main) Tamagotchi with no marriage?

I'm probably one of the only people here who views this as a major plus. :lol: (I never liked the feature because it effectively removed the concept of a lifecycle from the originator of the virtual pets category.)

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It's pretty strange to have marriage go away after all these years, it felt like a staple to the gameplay, but i don't really mind seeing it go either. I'm guessing they couldn't do much with the marriage concept after mixing and whatnot. though I like the idea of just raising a tama until you send it back to it's planet so i'm excited for it

though I wonder if we're gonna have a choice on when to send them back or not? like with other tamas you can just ignore marriage and just raise your tama for as long as you want, so i wonder if we'll still be able to raise characters indefinitely when it's set up like this. also i'm not sure if it's been said or not, but I wonder if death is still a thing in this version too 🤔

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1 hour ago, PurplePyonkotchi00! said:

though I wonder if we're gonna have a choice on when to send them back or not? like with other tamas you can just ignore marriage and just raise your tama for as long as you want, so i wonder if we'll still be able to raise characters indefinitely when it's set up like this.

My takeaway from the excellent video-interview was that you can't - the lovely lady from Bandai mentioned wanting to keep one of hers for longer but being unable to, if I'm remembering right.

 

1 hour ago, PurplePyonkotchi00! said:

also i'm not sure if it's been said or not, but I wonder if death is still a thing in this version too 🤔

They sugar-coat it so much these days that they don't even seem to have said anything about it this time, so far. :P

Usually I'd be surprised if it wasn't present, but on the other hand this appears to be a Western-specific version, and the sugar-coating of the subject of death has usually been aimed at Western audiences.

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4 hours ago, Penguin-keeper said:

I'm probably one of the only people here who views this as a major plus. :lol: (I never liked the feature because it effectively removed the concept of a lifecycle from the originator of the virtual pets category.)

So he´s the hater of Marriage in Virtual Pets and also Social Media?

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1 hour ago, leogames2012 said:

So he´s the hater of Marriage in Virtual Pets and also Social Media?

Well not a hater really, but the idea of bringing back old methods of raising a Tamagotchi is one way keeping the people interested and I’m one of those who loved it! :lol:

My thoughts so far is that I think this device is going to be a combination of a vintage and modern tamagotchi! I think it got the best of both words and I’m dying to see more of it. When I first knew that the marriage option is no longer available I was a bit sad because that’s what I’m used to! But I do believe if the focus becomes 100% on one Tamagotchi you are raising it will be a lot of fun! :D

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