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Tamagotchi Pix has been officially announced, releasing July 1.
>First western color tamagotchi not based on a Japanese version
>High framerate animation
>Camera for AR gimmicks and color picking for cooking and customising items
>Buttons are touch sensitive instead of physical, stroke across them for interactions like petting or taking a bath
>No IR, NFC or BT, just the camera which can read QR-like "Tama Codes" to connect
>24 adults, 17 games, 100 characters to discover via AR exploring

Will you get one, anon?

This year is the 25th anniversary of Tamagochi. Will we get a new Japanese model announced soon? They often release a new device in November to coincide with the brand's birthday.
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The character list for the Pix hasn't been fully revealed, but the tamagotchi website has unlisted images for some existing characters that haven't appeared in promotional material yet. They're for the characters page, but haven't been added yet.
https://tamagotchi.com/wp-content/uploads/ginjirotchi.jpg
https://tamagotchi.com/wp-content/uploads/charatchi.jpg
https://tamagotchi.com/wp-content/uploads/kuromametchi.jpg

There's probably more, but I don't think there's a way to view the directory so you just have to guess names and see if they have files uploaded. But at least one has a typo (momotchii) and some characters that have appeared don't have an image uploaded yet
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i bought a nano pac-man recently, it's simple but pretty good.
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>>9009120
I like how it actually makes pac-man noises, I don't know if they normally go to that level of attention to detail on nanos
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>Star Wars R2D2 Tamagotchi
Odds that this is NOT just another nano?
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>>9012820

def a nano
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>>9008750
I don't think I will get this one simply because I have no interest in the AR gimmick
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>>9015196
I don’t care for the camera either, but since it has some kind of job feature, a large number of games and is back to proper character evolutions instead of ugly mixed genes, that’s enough to make me interested in it. During the connection era the western releases had more content than the Japanese equivalents, so I don’t want to write it off entirely. I’m not holding my hopes up for custom content support though, it’s not even clear if you can send photos between devices.
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>>9015512
I dont think you can send or retrieve pictures. They know who they're selling to and they want to avoid problems with illegal porn. They're on your device and that's it no one else can have them.
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>>9012820
People still care about Star Wars?
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>>9015983
They've said you can't upload photos online (for obvious reasons), but in some of the promotional material they mention "tama social". Unless it's just branding for your photo library and/or the scrapbook you make for your adult before they return to tama planet (since they don't get married), I kind of thought you might be able to send photos between devices like how the Friends let you send letters you wrote via NFC bumps. And if the Pix was (theoretically) able to encode an image in a tama-code, someone would potentially be able to reverse engineer the algorithm to reconstruct images on a computer and/or send images made on a computer to a tama. Best case scenario maybe that could be a way for custom content, since they have mentioned the tamagotchi website hosting missions that give you rewards for the device, but it's entirely possible those are just codes to unlock content that already exists on the device much like the souvenirs back in the tamatown days
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>>9016011
The question in the tamapalace interview was
>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.

It's disappointing the question was so specific, it's still unclear if you can share photos between Pix devices. Because if you can, there'll probably eventually be a method reverse engineered to transfer it to a computer or send images from a computer to a pix (but there might not be much point in the latter).


The original amazon listing, the one that was made public early then taken down, included
>Thanks to its integrated social network, the social tama lets you visit your friends, share/liker photos and offer virtual gifts
I think one of the other languages specifically included the term "Tama Social", but the current amazon listing makes no mention of it. Maybe they pulled the plug on it last minute after some more concerns?
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https://vimeo.com/549376255
R2D2 is almost certainly a nano
It's weird that they're doing so many teasers when other nanos have been announced with photos straight away. Do they really think star wars gets that much hype in 2021, with the crossover demographic that is likely to want a star wars tamagotchi? There's only so much word of mouth can spread without any concrete info.

Like how does it even evolve? If they're going to name it after R2D2 specifically instead of star wars droids in general, how many different variants of R2 can there even be in star wars lore for them to include? It's not as straightforward as gudetama
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So I got an On in the mail and it came with some specks under the screen. I opened it up, rubbed screen, and it got rid of all but one. Open it again, rub harder, still there. It's white and only shows up on white, so basically just the menus. I'm guessing it's a dead/stuck pixel? Is the best option to open it again and try to apply pressure, or should I just refund and hope I get a good one? Reading posts online it seems the build quality of these English colors are kind of bad.
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Images of the R2-D2 Tamagotchi have leaked. It's a Nano. Comes in white and translucent dark blue.
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>>9021079
I decided to return it, going to be starting up my old 4U in the meantime. I might wait to get a new one until I see how the Pix is, or wait until November to see if they release something new in Japan.
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Can't decide between a Saniro or Sweets
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>>9021392
Is this what the tamagotchi wiki said they removed because it was “obtained illegally”?
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Short clip of the Pix startup process/egg animation
Can't believe it's taken 13 years for color tamagotchis to support tweened motion and sprite transparency
Also the clock includes years now
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>>9022305
The edit history does suggest that. There's still a R2D2 nano shells page with descriptions of the shells but the images were taken away
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>>9021830
I like the characters on the sanrio more than the characters on the sweets.
I'm not sure which is easier to find or cheaper, JYW has a couple nib sweets but the red sanrio is the most recent release so I would've thought that would still be easy enough to find
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>>9022427
Red Saniro is way too expensive. I imagine the stimulus checks didn't help
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>>9022413
>that hand
Matches the box art tbqh
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>>9022413
la creatura
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>>9022413
I hate the shell design so much
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>>9022526
It looks like the red sanrio's out of production too, Japan's bic camera store doesn't have it in stock anymore even when a couple sweets colors are still available
Lots of the meets variants aren't available there anymore, it's like they're getting phased out - hopefully means a new japanese version is coming later this year
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>>9021392
What's with the dark stripes on the screen? Nanos don't normally have a background design or multi-shade pixels. The lack of symmetry in the bars makes it look weird
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>>9021079
If it was a white speck, how did it only show up on a white screen?
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>>9022628
Fake shadows.
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>>9023379
Well the actual specks were dust under the casing which I cleaned off, the other thing only showed up when the screen was on, and was most noticeable on a white background. It was always there, just hard to see otherwise. I'm just playing with my 4u for now, and being sad that most of the cool designs require a connection or 4u+, shitty. Jeanist and Senpai are top tier, Melody Muse too.
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>>9024111
Still weird that none of the other nanos have colored lines like that in their promo photos
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>>9024113
Earlier this year I got a 4U and a 4U+ but they're still sitting on my desk. I've even got a tama phone with NFC and everything, I just feel like I really need some time to sit and give them attention to start it off and that hasn't happened
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>>9022628
These weren't the final images; someone obtained them through illegal means. The Wiki, Tama-Palace, and everyone who posted them on Instagram and Facebook were sent messages from Bandai asking them to be taken down.
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>>9025129
Even if that's the case, it would be strange for those dark bars to be included in a preliminary image. It's not the same as the premature amazon listing for the pix which had different faceplate designs and a box based off the iD; those were work in progress and placeholder. The dark bars in a nano product photo don't look like they serve any purpose, they aren't aligned so it wouldn't be some ruler thing and they wouldn't be left over from a previous nano since no other nano has them in their promo photos.

It's feasible that the image was preliminary, but I'm skeptical of the claim that they were obtained through illegal means. That sounds like the sort of thing a bandai rep would just say to scare people when they really just don't want to have their slow arduous teaser schedule ruined by a leak.
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bros i gave mf GF my tamagotchi a year ago and i might break up with her soon how do i get it back
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>>9025538
Does she still use it?
If not just take it while she's not looking, like when she's in the shower or taking a dump
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>>9025094
With the training they basically take care of themselves after two days if you don't miss any calls
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Devilgotchi's are too expensive
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>>9025706
Which versions aren’t too expensive these days?

Covid really fucked up the market
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>>9025706
I managed to get one new in package last week for $300. No battery corrosion and the screws stayed intact when I removed them. Couldn’t be happier.
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>>9026473
Lucky. I hope I can get one for the same. I don't want to pay over 400
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>>9026615
There was something a collector said in a video once, where "if you're in it for the long haul, you'll be amazed with what ends up in your collection" or something like that. Just keep at it, don't give up, and you'll get some cool shit.
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New nano announced
https://toy.bandai.co.jp/series/tamagotchi/bt21/
BT21 are Line Friends designed by the K-Pop group BTS
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Funny that the R2D2 nano is getting teased over the course of weeks while the BTS nano gets dropped out of nowhere, when BTS has a way WAY more rabid fanbase where teasing to allow word of mouth spread would actually work
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>>9028515
Cool design but
>K-pop
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>has a dance game
Wonder if it'll have a beepy version of whatever their most popular song is
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>>9028517
Whoever is in charge of Bandai’s marketing really needs to start rethinking their strategy.
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>>9024113
>Do NOT use without my permission
LMAO
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>>9029064
In the 00s era of tamagotchi forums it was pretty standard to label infographics with things like that. At the time most people were literal children which would have contributed to the immaturity and naivety. A 4U chart is almost 10 years later and doesn't really have that excuse though. I think it just stuck around as the culture, something that was established as something you were meant to include on infographics
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8iqv94XGic
4 minute showcase of the Pix from Toys R Us Iberia

Turns out Tama-Codes are literally just QR codes. I guess it makes sense that bandai wouldn't be creating their own algorithm, I wonder if that will make it easier or harder to decode the data sent via the qr code? And whether you can compress an image in a QR code directly rather than just an item hash for something pre-existing on the device?
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>>9030758
https://zxing.org/w/decode.jspx
The QR code is recognised as raw data, with enough examples of codes we will probably able to decipher the pattern in the data and produce our own QR codes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code#Storage
It seems to be using a Version 3 QR code
https://www.qrcode.com/en/about/version.html

Which can store roughly 300 bits of data, +- 100 depending on the data correction level
That doesn't sound like enough to compress a 128x128 image, so maybe all photos truly are stuck on your own device and can't be sent between Pix devices
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>>9028517
Probably Disney's doing
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>>9008750
The shell designs theyve announced so far are fucking awful, not surprising if they allowed their western division to design it. I’ll wait and see if a less unforgivably fugly design is released in the future
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>>9035470
Did you see the green and blue ones too?
It's probably all we're getting unless they prove to be successful, they're already holding those two back for a stagnated release so they can do a double marketing push
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>>9035830
Love the green one, still hate the cracked shell design
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>>9035470
I disagree. It's the best one outside of the originals. I like the cracked egg and I like that the face plates are less gay
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i just wish the pix had real buttons
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>>9036309
I think they're really trying to justify it by adding the swipe gimmicks that are probably more relevant to kids these days
It's probably just reading how quickly the 3 buttons are cycled through rather than detecting a more precise swipe gesture, you might be able to just press A and C with separate fingers if it's generous enough
I don't mind it for things like petting, requiring it to cook or construct furniture will get annoying and requiring it for a toilet flush is ridiculous
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>>9022526
There's a like-new red sanrio for 120 usd in the Tamagotchi Traders facebook group, might go quickly
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>>9037610
aand it's sold, only lasted 8 hours
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What're you guys running?
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>>9038907
Pink P’s with Ciao pierce, debating running another P’s alongside it.
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>>9038907
Just started up a TamaSuku I got from JYW
it's nice getting to see a range of characters in a low maintenance environment. The dialogues are cute, I like having a chance to exercise my japanese
Trying to figure out the patterns which don't seem to be documented anywhere - eg when/how often does the idle character swap out, when do new students show up, when are questions asked.

I wish I had tried the e-tamago tamasuku page back when it was active, I only tried the entama and uratama ones so I have no context for what it was like to earn the characters you now get through enwarehouse
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>>9038907
Running an osu/mesu pair, got them up to TMP4. Going to let them age into seniors and die. After that, probably going to run Tamagotchi Plus if they get here in time or going to dig up my ID L pair or my Tamagotchi Friends.
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>>9039690
But I'm not sure if my device is slightly faulty - in the connection menu if I choose Jukutama or TamaStation 2, it instantly resets and takes me to the load/reset menu with the loud beep as if I pressed the reset button.
And if I choose TamaStation 1 it gives me an error with the 'no' noise. Screen says そのせいとは、エントリーできないよ

The connection options for tamasuku, en/ura and PC all appear to work fine, but I don't have other compatible devices to try the IR connection yet.
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>>9039690
So far it's been really, really low maintenance
It takes ~50 minutes for one popularity heart to decrease (equivalent to hungry/happy, there's 4 with 2 invisible ones), and every 3 hours of being at 0 hearts one student will indicate they're going to leave. if you press any button they stay, and you've got a 5 minute window to respond. So even if you leave the batteries in and ignore it, it'd take weeks for your school to empty out depending on how many students you have.

And even then, it doesn't seem to decrease your subject stats at all (like guts points). Maybe nothing can.
No new students seem to show up when you're low/no popularity, which makes sense. Keep the school popular to attract more students so you've got more cute little characters to pop up on screen and ask you questions
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>>9039721
Definitely something up if it's resetting for any reason besides the reset button being pressed.
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>>9044276
I got it NIB, and am using the battery it was packaged with. I checked to make sure there's no corrosion, but could an old battery perhaps not have enough power remaining for whatever is required to connect to those devices, causing something to go wrong and for it to reset as a fallback? Or maybe it was just always faulty. Don't really want to pull it apart when I don't have a second one, but I'll need to get a second one eventually for some special characters
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>tamasuku introduced kuromametchi, everyone’s favorite cool boy
>put him on a prominent focal spot on the packaging
>lock him behind a connection reward, requiring 50 connections with a single tamasuku of the same version
bit rude desu
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>>9044952
I'd probably change the battery and see if anything changes. That 15 year old battery might not be up to snuff, and like you said, might be causing power drops when the IR LED comes on.
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Digimon got me to try out the regular Tamagochis. This thing is really loud and the screen is impossible to see unless I'm looking at it at a 45 degree angle. Is this normal and is there at least a way to mask the sound without completely turning it off?
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>>9047955
Which version do you have?
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>>9048025
It's the classic galaxy print one? Other than that, I don't know if they work like the digis where the colors indicate version.
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>>9048056
I think that one is a P2 reproduction
I don’t have one of those myself but I think they have the ability to turn sound off if you hold the A and C buttons
If you just want to make the sound quieter, you might have to resort to the classic parent trick of putting some tape over the speaker hole (I imagine it’s under the battery cover so you wouldn’t have to see it normally)
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octopuswienertchi
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>>9051036
Frend
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famitama.xyz

Is anyone able to get past the log in screen on the entama/uratama tamatowns through this website? I just get a "load error" page with buttons to either go back to the password screen or the e-tamago homepage
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1 month to go
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Remember to cover the camera on your pix immediately after buying so *they* can't see you
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>>9060881
just think what they could learn with a 128x128px camera pointed directly down on my desk!
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>>9061065
Yeah this anon gets it
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Twistetchi is coming out this month. I'm keeping an eye out for JYW's tracking on my order.
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>>9022540
Same here, it's way too "girl-ish" and overly detailed. They really should've kept it simple much like eariler shells in the series that aren't obviously gendered.
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>>9062847
It looks really cool design wise even if I know nothing about the fujo bait characters
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>>9062965
I have no idea what compelled this collaboration to happen, but damn, they look stylish as fuck.
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>>9062996
They should do more nanos with fujo IPs, seems like easy money
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>>9066661
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx-6XdMy60E

Since there's 24 raisable adults, this might be the full list
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>>9068912
Of the two new characters (white fluffball and purple ghost), one is a boy and one is a girl. Can't tell which would be which
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>>9008750
Tempted, but I've stopped getting Tamas after my lord and saviour Pac Man got his turn to get one.
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>>9068912
It's weird seeing smooth movement
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>>9069476
It'll take some getting used to but it's long overdue, I was surprised to see in the past ago that competitor products like the puntapi chan had smooth movement and even primitive physics. Really want to see what japanese tamagotchis do now that they have that technology at their disposal
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https://tamagotchi.com/the-game-is-on-with-new-tamagotchi-pix-games/

Blogpost on some of the new games. The amazon listing says there's 17 total games and this post only includes 8, perhaps the remaining 9 are related to careers like the V4.

Seems that there's 2 basic games under the "play" icon that are done at home, which give you happiness. Then there's 6 in the arcade which give you money. Strange that babies can't even play the at-home games.

Lots of the games use swipe gestures - I wonder if you can cheat this by just quickly pressing A then C, or C then A

>The games you can play will change depending on the day of the month so your Tamagotchi character will never get bored, and you can rack up the Gotchi points!
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>>9069065
Fluffball female
Ghost male

Calling it now
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It's really crazy that we're going to get a US focused Tama that isn't behind spec wise
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>tama I want on mercari
>seller has posted that they will reduce it to half price if someone comments today
>tfw can't make a mercari jp account to comment, even with a VPN, because it requires verification by a japanese phone number
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>>9069689
https://twitter.com/chibisake/status/1401530760352387074
Someone's already got one and posted a video of two of the games. It looks like the day of the month determines which category of games is available to you (the categories listed in the blog post with 2 games each)
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Bandai JP just begun their 25th anniversary marketing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQenRhjzDys

Teasing an announcement on June 17
https://toy.bandai.co.jp/series/tamagotchi/20210617/
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>>9076397
Interestingly that tamagotchi logo is similar but not identical to the one used for the Pix
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>>9076397
I've been a tama outsider for a while, is there any obvious significance to the "thing x other thing" that shows up when you click the egg?
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>>9076438
Some of them seem to be either vague descriptions of characters or possibly teasers about the new product. With a layer of "japanese using english words" it can be a bit difficult to interpret all of them


>Bubble x Ghost
Dorotchi? Or that new purple adult on the pix?

>POP x Rabbit
Lovelitchi?

>SNS x Little Bird
Not sure, don't know of a tamagotchi character related to social networks

>Gal x Dinosaur
sebiretchi

>Lovely x Baby
not sure, wouldn't be lovelitchi because of baby? lovesoratchi? or just any baby character, describing the emotion of raising a virtual pet

>Good x Boy
mametchi?

>Foodie x Mouth
kuchipatchi (kuchi means mouth)

>PIEN x Angel
Pien might mean this https://www.nippon.com/en/japan-topics/c03823/
Not sure about the relation to angel

>Connect x Circle
might have something to do with the means of connection, or just describing tamagotchis as a circle that connects

>Borderless x Shell
new device design with a screen that goes to the edges?


>Talk to Me
microphone? or maybe how they have dialogs now

>Touch Me
touch buttons like the pix?

>Stay with Me
I think this was in the video too, just generally how you stay with your tamagotchi device
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>>9076397
Connection remakes?
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>>9076701
Not impossible but I think a new version is more likely. The Meets is old now and the Pix has technologies which haven't been used in a japanese model yet
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Hello, I'm on this board for the first time
Usually on v, int or vp sometimes
I barely have a Tamagotchi "collection", so I don't know if I would be accepted hear
in 2020, I bought a lot of Japanese games with boxes and manuals and all, but I also bought 3 Tamagotchi
I have the Pokemon/Eevee one (Yellow version), the Demon Slayer one (Nezuko version) and finally the Evangelion one (Asuka version)
Nice to meet you all

I have a question too: If you import Tamagotchi into your country from Japan, say from an eBay purchase, how strict is the customs procedure? Here, we have a cerain tax exempt amount of 22 euros, and above that, I needed to pay import tax of 19% on the Tamagotchi I bought, which sucked
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>>9076793
4chan is anonymous, there’s only an abstract community and no real obligation to meet a certain standard in order to be “accepted” - anyone with an interest in tamagotchi can post

In my country, imported goods are supposed to be subject to the same 10% GST as locally bought goods. It’s up to the website to actually enforce that though, so sometimes I can get lucky
But when I’ve imported from Japan before I used buyee, and they’re a professional enough company that they actually enforce the GST surcharge on top of the price of whatever you purchased through them like they’re meant to. When I’ve bought from smaller sites directly like JapanYouWant or Fuzzy’n’Chic, or random Facebook group sellers, I don’t get charged GST
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>>9076701
Unlikely, they showed multiple different versions from the originals up to the Meets
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>tfw just bought the top of my wishlist for 230usd on yahoo auctions
>not perfect condition, but new with minimal sun damage - the best I've seen in 2 years of searching
>shipping from buyee is going to be at least 50 more
If I manage to spot an absolutely perfect one later I guess I can just sell this one to recover some of the cost, otherwise at least I finally have one now.
They're so difficult to find in good condition, the plastic they were using at the time yellows so easily, so even bnib ones can look terrible

I hope I never spend this much on a single tamagotchi again
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https://tamagotchi.com/wp-content/uploads/TMGC_pix_WEB_EN.pdf
Pix instruction manual
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>>9081289
So turns out "tama social" is purely on-device and you get likes/comments from NPCs that you meet when exploring. Doesn't look like you can share photos when connecting, it truly is stuck on your device
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>>9081652
Yup. A Bandai rep explained in a demonstration video that child safety was a big concern, so the photos can’t be shared.
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>batteries die after 3 days of active camera use
oh no no no no no no
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>>9084653
Not like the batteries last much longer in my meets anyway
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>>9081289
So we'll be able to share codes here and visit anon tama's?
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>>9085349
Seems like it.
Since connecting is by scanning a QR code, they can't really do simultaneous live connection events anymore, just scheduled 'playdates' that occur at a time you specify.
So it might not be possible to keep an archive of QR codes to use later unless you also remember the date it's scheduled for and set your device time to before then
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>>9008750
what would you suggest to someone who is looking into getting back into tama? I'm looking for something simple similar to OG but perhaps better. Not a huge fan of the look of >>9024113
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>>9086272
Is OG for you the one from the 90s or the relaunch in the 2000s?
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>>9086272
Pretty much all modern color tamas have that overly cutesy look. If you want "OG but better" I suggest a Connection tama, the v3 and v4 are the best.
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Awamokotchi

Awa = foam/bubbles
Mokomoko = fluffy
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>>9087178
Do tamas in the Pix have gender? If so what gender is that character?
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>>9086294
90s like first launch. I was considering getting this because its pretty similar to what I like.
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>>9087821

45 canadian? Thats like 37 dollars US? Way overpriced. They retail at 19.99 US and Targets was selling them for 5 dollars a pop. Pre order the X versions those should still be at retail pre order price and are better overall.
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>>9087743
They do, but I think that’s the “encountered” screen from explore mode which doesn’t seem to display a male/female symbol
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Anyone have their meets Bluetooth just stop working? I've tried two different devices so I know it's not my phone. I'm going to try leaving the batteries out for a while before I do the last resort of a full reset.
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>>9089851
Could it be low batteries?
What edition meets is it? Some of them are known to have dodgy bluetooth iirc
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>>9090367
I put fresh ones in and nope, it doesn't even start then fail, just outright won't start. It's a Sweets and it was working perfectly 3 days ago when I married my adult. Just gonna pray it works when I try again tomorrow
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>>9090442
I think Pastel is the one with the bad bluetooth so that might not be it
It's been a while, but I remember there being a specific sequence to press the connect buttons in for the best result - eg meets first, then phone, or maybe the other way around
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>>9090478
Nope, nothing seems to be working. Guess I'm just fucked. I'm not sure what caused the issue besides random failure. I never dropped it or anything.
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Apparently the new Tamagotchi is going to be both touch and sound responsive. I'm intrigued.
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>>9093107
Even more ways to spy
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>>9092305
The tamagotchi hospital facebook group might know more than me if you're invested in fixing it
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>>9093159
Facebook scares me but thanks for letting me know it exists. I'll check it out later
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>>9093172
Unfortunately it's got the most active tamagotchi community these days. Also the best place to look for people selling older tamagotchis
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5ODFUaca_4
Detailed english hands-on of the Pix

The color picking seems to be limited to just red, yellow, blue and white. Images are processed and rounded to the closest of those options. If there's no clear color, it will say no color was found when customising decorations or add a grey ingredient when cooking
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>>9093107
Nigga I don't want this duck to say Hello to me.
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>>9093107
Damn imagine if it's a Japan only release and you need to start speaking fluent Japanese in order to play with it.
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>>9096699
>imagine
>if
Anon, I...
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looks like we're getting an egg watch
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>>9025538
Murder.
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>>9097189
looks like extremely old concept art of a product that never materialised, given the obvious scanned look of these two pictures.

I doubt that it would be a watch
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>>9097514
It is; that's early patent drawings from 25 years ago. The original concept for a tamagotchi was a watch - "Tamagotchi" is a combination of Tamago and Uotchi (watch)

The 3 teaser taglines are
>Touch me
>Talk to me
>Stay with me

Considering the pictures they posted, it most likely implies touch input, a microphone and a wearable device.
Also have to consider this recent trademark filing for a tamagotchi smartwatch, and bandai recently released a digimon smartwatch as well - everything is lining up for that to be the most likely outcome
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>>9097558
Interesting stuff and good points.

Although, I wonder how they'll be able to do touch inputs, especially for extremely small screens that are difficult to see through with a finger over it. But even then, I do hope that they can make it very customizable to suit a wide variety of tastes.
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>>9097652
>I wonder how they'll be able to do touch inputs
If the pix is anything to go by, the answer might be 'not very well'
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>>9097661
Can only hope that they'll at least learn from it.
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>>9097189
Tamagotchi Vital Bracelet.
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>>9097652
Same way smartwatches have touch input despite being small
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>>9097716
Called it
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>>9097716
They even have egg-shaped not-Dims.

Guess someone at Bandai really, really likes watches.
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>>9098696
they're not dims because they're inserted in the right side, not the left
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https://p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000158845/

Lottery-only version with a retro sma.
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>>9098732
Fuck Bandai
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>>9098732
Fucking Bandai, they just can't stop being retards.
Maybe they'll get enough hate like they did with the Medabots DIM card and release it separately.

Also do you have to pay even if you lose the lottery?
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>>9098765
You can't even attempt to buy it unless you win the lottery. Not sure how you enter, though.

I just hope they release this one normally at regular launch. This is exhausting, and I feel bad that tama fans now have to suffer the same nonsense that digimon fans have with the VB.
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>>9098775
>you have to pay to participate in a lottery just to win a chance to purchase something
Do Japs really?
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>>9098818
He didnt say pay. And yes, when i lived in japan, there were lotteries for all kinds of stuff cause supply didnt meet demand.
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>>9098842
You have to buy tickets for the lottery
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>>9098818
Lotteries to have the chance to buy things are very japanese
they sell tickets to events via lottery as well
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>>9098696
>>9098732
Bros where the fuck do I preorder this?
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>>9098989
Nothing yet, and definitely don't get your hopes up for that white one.
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>>9098732
i'd be shocked if they don't sell that sma card separately at some point.
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not out until the end of november.
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>>9098696
>colour versions that are obviously pandered to girls with baby pinks and blues
>>9098732
>the white one with retro tamas is locked behind a Lottery

Are they this fucking serious?
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>>9099210
It'll be due to release on the anniversary of tamagotchi like they always are
but the special anniversary white edition lottery says they will be shipped in august, so those will go out early

>>9099205
there's precedent for it to remain exclusive - eg the aikatsu edition p's
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>>9008750
House>>9039690
Green and dark skies>>9087178
Definitely the last one>>9074885
Lock your mind focus hahaha
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>>9098707
what is this?
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>>9098732
Easily looks the best, might as well cave and get one of these new nanos.
I see on amazon as well they sell Gen 2 new might have to get that first.
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>>9100084
https://toy.bandai.co.jp/series/tamagotchi/smart/
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>nobody has posted the Pui Pui Molcar Tamagotchi yet
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>>9099242
>colour versions that are obviously pandered to girls with baby pinks and blues
I mean, the last few major Tama's have had pinks and purples and rainbows and hearts and shit plastered on them, what do you expect
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>>9101528
Which is stupid. There should be more neutral/boyish options.
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>>9101619
japanese tamagotchis are for young adult women exclusively, sorry!
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>>9100641
I watched the show a few months back and loved it, so I'm hyped for this one. It looks so cute. Got my preorders secured.
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I would love to get into this. I have a Digimon 20th anniversary, but that's all. Other than that my last Tama was an Angel in the 90s.

What one would you recommend I get? Preferably one that's not pink as fuck.
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>>9106108
I'd say look for a 90s model or a Tamagotchi Connection.
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>>9101660
Nice gums faggot
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>>9106108
A v4, v4.5 or v6 are the peak of the 00s era. The 10s era (starting 2008 in japan) had color screens but the character designs were generally more girly so it sounds like you wouldn't like them
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>>9106127
I don't mind if the designs of the characters are girly, I just don't like pink. Purple, yellow, anything else is fine.

>>9106121
Will do!
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>>9106108
Embrace the pink faggot
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This kinda ruined the Pix release for me, but maybe I'll still get it because the PC functionality and sharing codes is something I'm interested in. How many of you guys are getting it?
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>>9107810
>the PC functionality
There is no PC functionality
There's supposed to eventually be a website which will output codes that can be scanned via the downloads menu, but it won't be like the old tamatown how your device's character is sent to the website. The QR codes are likely just passwords to access items already stored internally on the device rather than actually "downloading" anything like the color japanese tamas
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>>9108053
I thought there were supposed to be games or something, damn. I must've misread or misremembered
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>>9109324
It’s possible there could be games, we don’t really know yet
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>>9109324
>>9109736
Starting in August you will be able to go to tamagotchi.com to complete "missions" to earn items to send to you Tamagotchi. Still unknown what the missions are.
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Bros why do all the 4.5 shells suck so bad?
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>>9008750
>>Buttons are touch sensitive instead of physical
I worry that they'll crap out after <5 years.
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>>9101619
this, hell even the anniversary ad showed boys and men actually playing on these devices. Why bother putting them in if you're not gonna target them at all?
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>>9113594
Does this not target males?
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>>9098732
I applied to the lottery. Wish me luck tamabros.

I'm not really sold on the model, especially because the colors suck and I'm tired of women ruining Tamas. The white is pretty neat though so if I can get this one, I'll be happy.
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>>9113025
I've already read bad things about them malfunctioning honestly. Piss job on the buttons when they had the technology to have touch screens for bonding gestures within reach, literally within months of the Smart. Maybe some of us like clicky BUTTONS BANDAI.
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>>9115792
Which proxy did you use? A few had issues either because they don't allow lotteries, had too many orders already or P-Bandai had caught on and blacklisted their addresses (they're really anti-proxy/forwarding), but in the end White Rabbit worked for me
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>>9115792
Man I don't even think most women like those ugly pastel colors we're forced to choose from. Looks like something a baby would chew on. Good luck with the lottery tamabro
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>>9116392
The Pix and Smart look like they're both using derivatives of the same engine - some new engine that can handle smooth framerate animation, sprite scaling, sprite alpha, and detect touch gestures among other things. I don't buy that the technology wasn't ready, I think Bandai US just cheaped out because they didn't want to pay for the higher quality plastic screens that would be required
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>>9016004
Yes and they always will. Stop being mad about women and black people.
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Been looking across the Tama groups regarding the Pix, here's the general consensus:
>The buttons are a little weird at first, but once you start using it, it comes naturally and they work perfectly.
>The games, animations, and item selection are really good. Gameplay overall is very solid. It's been compared favorably to the V4 and V6.
>Battery life tends to be poor if you use it too frequently, especially if you're constantly opening and closing the camera.
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>>9119890
>It's been compared favorably to the V4 and V6.
That's a bit generous. Both of those versions had depth to the gameplay; going through school and work to raise stats and earn steady money.
The pix is simpler. You don't get to choose the job, the character chooses it for you. There's no school or anything, just the standard locations that have been on all color versions.
The key difference is the Pix has an album for you to complete a list of met characters, items and furniture. That gives some meta gameplay to work towards between generations, but it's not deep.

The v4/v6 had a few mechanics with a lot of depth, whereas the pix has a lot of mechanics with less depth. I think the Pix has merit but it can't compete with those, it's too shallow
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>>9116397
I live in Japan so no proxy for me. Not sure what else you can do but I hope you find a way.

>>9116401
I actually like those colors on other things because I'm a faggot, but Tamagotchis in my mind should have really crazy shell patterns and 90s Keith Harring knockoff designs.
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>>9121095
>I live in Japan
Do you know much about mobile phones over there?
10+ years ago there were tamagotchi games made for feature phones, only distributed on the on-device stores run by providers like docomo. For example the original keitai tamatown, and even apparently a full-fledged RPG. They haven't been saved anywhere online and could potentially be or become lost media.

https://web.archive.org/web/20120722064901/http://tamagotch.channel.or.jp/keitai/
According to this page one of the distributors was Docomo i-mode, which seems to still be in operation until 2026. I don't know about EZweb or Yahoo.

Assuming the storefronts are still active, do you know what it would take to get these games in the current year?
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Just a few more days
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>>9008750
based and redpilled
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get a load of this fella
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>>9127682
Funny little guy
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Anybody got any Tamagotchi updates?
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>>9128963
Updates on what?
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Bandai posted another teaser for the R2-D2 Tamagotchi. Also, it looks like the number of teasers there are going to be have gone down from 10 to 8. Maybe a full reveal is coming sooner than expected.

PlayAsia has opened up for Tamagotchi Smart device and card preorders. People are kind of suspect because they're the ONLY place that's opened for preorders; Amazon Japan hasn't even opened for them yet.

Pix comes out in America tomorrow (7/1). If you didn't preorder on Amazon, you might be able to find them at Target.

The two new classic Tama shells (photo) that were supposed to come out this August have been popping up on Instagram, suggesting they may have been released early in some areas. No promises of finding them, but keep an out out.
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>>9129409
>PlayAsia has opened up for Tamagotchi Smart device and card preorders. People are kind of suspect because they're the ONLY place that's opened for preorders; Amazon Japan hasn't even opened for them yet.
I think they'll officially go up after the anniversary lottery, since they're calling that a pre-sale. Not just for an early delivery but also not selling the normal editions until the lottery is over
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>>9129409
I like that blue gingham shell, but classic tamagotchi gameplay is just too shallow for me. Naming the pet and family/generations are critical features IMO. Plus minigame variety
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I found an old tamagotchi connection ith the theme of an "earth planet", it came with a speaker and a mousepad. I remember I got this on clearance at TRU.
I was feeling nostalgic but I grew up with the original 90s one, is it worth tracking down an original, get one of the newer color ones or just put batteries on the one that I bought ten years ago and see if it works?

I really wanted the mini one but from the reviews I read it's not the complete experience so why even bother at that point.
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>>9130103
The newer color ones are identical to the 90s ones. Put batteries in the new one anyway. You could get money for it on ebay if it works.
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>>9130103
The mini ones are not a "complete experience" relative to the era from 2004 onwards, but they actually aren't too different to the original 90s ones in terms of how much you can do
There are also replicas of the original 90s ones that they sell in stores right now
I think your earth tama is highly sought after now, it's got extra prestige because of the limited edition PC pack
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>>9130356
>The newer color ones are identical to the 90s ones
The color ones have a lot more content because of the different locations you can go to, money to buy items and accessories, all the dialog, plus the genetic mixing on the relatively new ones. They're not identical to the 90s ones even on a superficial level.
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>>9130360
yeah, that's the one i have, i still have all the shit it included, i think even the CD. is it actually worth selling for? i'm kinda lazy for just a couple of bucks.
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>>9130364
>The color ones have a lot more content
Would you say they are worth $60? My wife wants one and I was gonna get a cheap/basic/nano/pacman/whatever one for her, but if it's a legitimately better experience then I'd rather get that.
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>>9130393
>i'm kinda lazy for just a couple of bucks
It'd probably get bought for hundreds, no joke
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>>9130400
Color ones have more things to do.
The Pix is brand new (officially releasing in the US tomorrow) and the people who have gotten it early are praising it. It keeps a list of the characters you've met, items you've bought and food you've cooked so there's a completionist aspect to it to keep you playing beyond just the novelty of raising a character. There's 24 characters to raise and you have them for at minimum a week so in terms of "gameplay" there's at least half a year before experiencing everything it can offer. I don't know how much the nanos you're looking at cost (they vary a lot, anywhere from 10 to even 60 themselves) but I think a proper color model at 60 dollars is definitely worth however many nanos the price adds up to.
But the batteries only last about a week so you really need to get some rechargeable AAAs for it
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>>9130393
holy shit, I had a nostalgia itch for tamagotchi but if i can make any decent amount i'm all in. i think i got it on clearance for under $5 back in 2008
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>>9130393
If you have the complete set and it's all in good condition, you can probably get away with selling for 150-200 easily nowadays.
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Happy Pix Day
Have you got one on the way?
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>>9132459
I'm hoping that the On will become cheap secondhand now that the Pix is out
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>>9132459
I'm still deciding if I want to order one now with the Digivice X or wait for the blue/green color.
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>>9008750
The Pix is going to go down in price shortly after release, isn't it?
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>>9133413
The On didn't. There are 2 more Pix colors that are expected to release later this year, and there's no chance they will reduce the price until at minimum those have had their initial selling time
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>>9134117
Maybe I'm misremembering, I could've sworn the ON went down in price a couple months after, but that might have been people selling used devices.
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>>9135115
Maybe they reduced the price of the colors that sold less? I thought some of them were still 60 as recently as when the pix went on preorder
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>>9113621
guess thats what the Digimon VBraces are for.
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This bad boy just arrived today.
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Just watched an unboxing and review and I'm pretty thankful I didn't preorder the Pix, the buttons seem touchy and it looks frustrating to keep accidentally clicking the wrong options.
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>>9137587
arrived today but you already have an adult?
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>>9137709
the consensus seems to be that you get used to precisely where you have to touch for the most reliable results, for some that means they think the buttons are fine but it's pretty shit that learning the most reliable spots is even necessary
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>>9137587
Where do I get that colour?
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>>9138072
you get a purple one then take a photo of it and play with color filters
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>>9137709
Mine is working ok
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>>9138152
lots of people seem to be getting ginjirotchi, I wonder why
mrblinky has already dumped the pix's rom so he might work out the growth chart by going through code rather than needing to reverse engineer it through observation like we've had to historically do
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>>9127682
What a qt. The fact you can't keep your tamagotchi in their career form is a fucking tragedy.
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Can someone show off the camera? I haven't seen anyone take a pic with the PIX yet
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>>9140222
Unfortunately, the Pix photos can't be unloaded from the device. The only way to really tell the camera quality is by having one at the moment.
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Any eurobro able to tell me where I can get a good price on a Pix?

Is importing from the US really my best option here?
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>>9140552
Pix is only being released in the US, Canada and the UK. You have to import from whichever is cheaper for you.
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>>9140563
It's being released in south america and australia as well but those would definitely be more expensive to import from
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>>9025706
Devilgotchi Returns SmaCard in 2023.
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>>9140592
I forgot Australia, but this is the first time I've heard of it being released in South America. The official Pix site only mentions US, UK, Canada and Australia.
https://tamagotchi.com/where-to-buy/
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>>9140642
Spain got the Pix a week or two early, and espanol is one of the languages built onto the device
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>>9140683
Doesn't mean it's getting released in SA. It just has Spanish for Spaniards.
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>>9140705
oh god I'm a globelet who thought spain was in SA because south americans speak spanish
such a retard how embarrassing
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The smart lottery results are out
it seems that everyone who entered won, I haven't found anybody yet who says they didn't get it
it was probably just a cheap trick to get more sales, who knows if that means they'll sell them regularly in november too
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>>9142210
Yep! I entered with a shopping service and got one as well.

I was told by a few people only 100 were being made which obviously we now known is a load of shit?? Kinda ruined it for me now.. but at least I won't feel as bad immediately ripping it out of the box?
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>>9142210
I won too. I don't think it won't be limited, I just wonder if the demand wasn't there? I don't see much overlap between young girls and the P-Bandai exclusive market.

I actually didn't expect to win and now have to deal with actually buying it lmao
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>>9142280
The 100 meme spread around in lots of places but it was so dumb, if it was actually limited like that bandai would have been announcing that very heavily. For a limit of 100 that would even possibly be "individually numbered printed boxes" tier. Bandai never said a limit, which itself is pretty suspicious. They called it an "advance lottery", which possibly means the lottery was just to get it early rather than to get it at all. They obviously wouldn't announce that you can get it easily later until the lottery's over, so we're yet to see if it was all just a big prank.

Wonder when legitimate preorders for the normal colors and cards will happen now, since the lottery's over and usually with nanos etc preorders happen straight away
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>>9142285
Yeah, I thought 100 units was a bit of a stretch, but having a lottery for anything more than 10,000 seems pointless? And I would have thought surely 10,000 people would have entered across all of Japan and then the rest of the world who squeezed in??

Maybe Tamas just really aren't bringing any demand at all anymore?? Ooooorrr Bandai totally conned us all.
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>>9142304
>>9142308
Right? I never saw anything on the website so I was thinking where people were getting this info?

Kinda salty now, I wanted the vintage chip, but the blue model was wayyyy cuter!
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>>9142308
>Maybe Tamas just really aren't bringing any demand at all anymore??
In the press release for the 2021 Smart, they mention that over 83 million units were sold worldwide since 1996.
https://bandai-a.akamaihd.net/corp/press/100001082452732.pdf

In the press release for the 2017 P1/P2 replicas, they mention that over 82 million units were sold worldwide since 1996.
https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/cgi-bin/releases/index.cgi/file/view/5986?entry_id=5435

Doesn't take much math to see that the recent numbers aren't too good - and that's even with all the mix/meets derivatives that were practically begging you to buy multiple.
The Smart press release also mentions that in the first 2.5 years, 40 million units were sold. They've never been able to recapture that peak, but even if the second half of all sales were from 2004 onwards that suggests a steep decline happened at some point
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The lottery for the 25th Anniversary White Smart has been completed. Whoever won a lotto slot has been sent a link to place their order, and they ship out sometime in August.

>>9142340
Well it's not necessarily a steep decline; that already happened between 97 and 98. What really seems to have happened is that Tamagotchi became niche and the rate of sales stabilized to reflect that from 2004 onward.
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>>9144021
>the rate of sales stabilized to reflect that from 2004 onward.
Not quite - the first 2.5 years accounts for the entire vintage era. Which leaves another ~43M that have been sold from 2004 onwards. And we know that from 2017 to 2021, only 1M units were sold. Meaning 42M sales from 2004-2017.
It's probably possible to dig around press releases to find more sample points (eg plus era probably sold more than colors), but comparing these three time ranges
Vintage: 16M per year
2004-2017: 3.2M per year
2017-2021: 250K per year
Even if you discard the vintage era as an outlier that could never persist long term, there's still a significant trend of decline throughout the plus/color eras.
Bandai have really ramped up the number of tamagotchi releases in the last 5 years (mix derivatives, meets derivatives, countless nanos, vintage reproductions), but it doesn't seem to have improved their numbers at all. They clearly haven't given up yet but those numbers aren't optimistic long term
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>>9144091
The 2017-2021 era of Tamagotchi has been the strangest era of Tamagotchi overall.

It started actually in 2016 with the release of the Tamagotchi m!x, which added the mixing gimmick and changed a lot of the established norms of previous devices. Even so, it was a step closer to normalcy of Tamagotchi devices from the 4U, which had performed really poorly. But rather than take what people liked about the m!x and build upon it for the next version, Bandai leaned in on it and produced a bunch of different versions of the same device, all with the same shallow gameplay but with some new characters, items, etc.

Then there was the Meets/On, which was supposed to build upon the m!x as I had mentioned before. But essentially, all it did was add pets into the mix. The Bluetooth feature only really provides longevity if you're using MyMeets and added your own content. The app itself was barren, with only two game options, a haphazard marriage option, and then sending items and money back to the device. And that's not even mentioning how sometimes the Bluetooth performed poorly on the devices, especially the Pastel version, which rarely can connect at all.

2017 was also the first year we started seeing the collaboration Nanos, starting with Pocket Usatama and later that year the Gudetama Tamagotchi. And Bandai has gotten a LOT of licenses for the Nanos since (ShonenJump revealed a Jujutsu Kaisen model is even coming out this December, though hasn't been officially announced yet). I'm wondering if the strong performance of the Nano collabs are why they keep making more of them. Or maybe the production of the color models has been reduced due to poor sales? Or a combination of the two.

Regardless, I'm really hoping the Pix and Smart inject some much-needed life into the brand. I'm so over mixing.
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>>9144219
The Meets was a very incremental update to the Mix. Barely even qualifies as a vX.5-tier update besides the addition of bluetooth.
By contrast, the pix/smart both have some clear innovations (they must have rewritten a lot internally for tweened smooth animation plus touch input support), which surely means they invested a lot into these new releases and developed them alongside each other. They're definitely still trying, arguably putting extra effort in to revitalize the brand. Hopefully it works out, or at least the smacards are as successful as the p's pierces and they keep up support for a few years
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Just wondering, but does anyone have an estimate on the number of names that were announced as winners of the raffle?
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>>9146890
There's no way to know. Not everyone who entered and won announced themselves on the internet, any data is going to be too small a sample size to be relevant. I haven't witnessed any first hand accounts of anyone losing
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>>9147044
Some people did lose.
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>>9147483
Do you have links to first hand accounts of losing (eg tweets)?
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Any tamabros kind enough to sell one of theirs to me if you have any to spare? Bummed I missed out on the lottery due to some confusion.
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I don't know much about tamagotchi but I decided to do some reading on them for the hell of it, and discovered these. Got to say, it's really tempting. Any advice on this?
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>>9152694
The tamagotchi nanos are a novelty - they require very little effort to take care of and don't have much to do. But that can be good enough if the interest is just in raising characters to have a cute thing to look at on a screen
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The branded mini tamas were half off at target today. I'd considered picking up the pac man one before, but I'm glad I never did. Probably normally wouldn't have got the hello kitty one, but at $10, why not? Plus who doesn't like Sanrio.
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>>9152907
Well I'm not expecting all that much, plus it's only 20 bucks so I guess I'll go with it. Just one that I can play around with for a decent while will be worth it for me.
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>>9154624
There's no harm in it if you can find it for cheap
some nanos cost as much as color models but the demon slayer one is pretty reasonable
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>>9153964
Shoot, after seeing this yesterday I went around the city looking for discounts at Targets. They were all full price, to my dismay.
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>>9154967
Ah, that sucks, anon. Sorry. I'd hoped it was storewide.
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Odds of this being available outside of the lotery?
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>>9155367
until Mr.Blinky or someone gets there hands on it nada

fuck this captcha
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>>9155367
Based on the Vital Bracelet, I would say there's a change they'll sell it on P-Bandai.
Maybe if there's a lot of people asking for it.
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I like the Pix.
I don't really like the camera or the touch buttons but better animation+no lag+no mixing makes it automatically better than the On for me
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>>9155034
It was worth a shot, at least. Gamestop has the Pac-Man one for 15, which isn't too bad. 20 if you want the weird little case, don't know if I do.
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>>9156051
Weirdly enough the one with the case was still 24.99 at that target. I kind of wanted the case to prot3it. I hope the pacman decals hold up over time.
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what is better pix or on?
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>>9156798
What interests you more, having lists of things to complete or creating your own characters by mixing attributes of official characters?

The Mix mechanic has been around for long enough that there's a whole demographic of tama fans who have only experienced that and are disappointed that it's gone, but for longer term fans going back to raising official characters is a big appeal. The Pix has an album feature that keeps track of every item you've obtained, so it has a completionist meta-objective for longer term playability
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>>9156041
My pix was delayed by amazon so I'm just waiting around I guess. I just want to use its ridiculous little camera. :[
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>>9156041
I'm surprised how much I'm tolerating the touch buttons
I was complaining since the patents surfaced, but now that I have it it's actually not too bad
it feels like there's a slight input delay, like there is a noticeable amount of time between when I touch the plastic and when the noise happens, and I still can't swipe consistently because I haven't figured out the optimal position/speed for it.
I haven't particularly experienced the issue people have with presses being read as the wrong button - whenever it happens, it's because my finger is misplaced in-between the button indents so I can only blame myself.
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How are these even toys?
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>>9157460

Because they are.
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>>9157460
Do...do you not know what a toy is, anon?
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>>9155367
Considering that the set lottery didn't seem to be as popular as Bandai planned, there might be a surplus that they sell later. Or they might destroy them because they think they're unpopular and Japanese decision makers are dumb. 50-50.

>>9157024
Do we know if the Smart does mixing or a more traditional experience? I haven't looked up much about the actual gameplay.
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Woo. I got the ride on pacman stage. What a cutie.
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>>9158476
No Mixing
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>>9158488
That's adorable but actually operating it must be a pain. I got no problem with the regular sized or a digimon pet but that looks like you need a pencil touch the buttons.
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>>9158476
Traditional experience. No mixing, there are insertable cards with additional characters much like the Ps
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>>9158663
They're definitely small, but they're raised up pretty high. The menu and everything is much simpler and just standardly navigating isn't a problem. The games can be a learning curve since they're all timing based, but I've found using just my index finger is the best way to play them. I'd tried using two thumbs but my hands are much larger than those of a Japanese child lol.
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https://github.com/GMMan/tama-code-lib
There's already a QR Code Generator for the Pix
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>>9158847
These look small even for an American kid. I get they have little keyrings on it so it's always attached to something, but goddamn. Yet I still kinda want it.
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>>9159363
If you do get one, I say go for the back one with the case. It's visually a really good combo. Also, the Tama makes some of the authentic Pac-Man arcade sounds when playing, so that's really neat.
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What tamagotchi would you recomend to a complete beginner? Should I get the pix or get an older one like the on?
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Pix QR code generator is out.
https://tamagotchicenter.com/pix

Also, new R2 Tama teaser featuring Yoda.
https://twitter.com/Tamagotchi_US/status/1415401947939680260
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>>9163295
so does this generator tie back to a fake tama or something? I want to try it, but I also don't really want mail spam from a random fake tama
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So I just got an email back from Bandai when I asked a few questions about the limited edition Smart, and they basically told me what we already know;
>They won't be disclosing the number of units manufactured
>They apparently have no information concerning the odds of the lottery
More importantly at the end,
>"We would like to add that Tamagotchi Smart 25th Anniversary Set may also be released outside Japan."
Really no surprise there at all, but I didn't even ask if it was going to be released elsewhere among my questions, so it was kind of without prompt.
I feel a bit less bummed that I didn't win bros.
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>>9163408
just try not to get your hopes up, anon, "may" is just legal cya if they happen to decide something down the line. It isn't even a hint of a guarantee
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>>9116539
What
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>>9163329
It just generates codes that immediately gifts you the item. There's no character meeting codes.
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>>9116539
What did he mean by this
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>>9163408
The pix and smart were developed at the same time. If Bandai US wanted to release the Smart internationally we wouldn't have gotten the Pix
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>>9163751
Sometimes I wonder if Bandai is just run by a cabal of ultranationalists who throw darts at a map of the world.
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https://p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000160474/

damn, neat
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>>9165797
Hugh, that is kind of neat.

I'm surprised they haven't done like Marvel Nanos or something. Or Transformers maybe. I'd say Digimon, but I think Bandai secretly hates Digimon. They seem like an excellent cash grab because I'm sure it's just swapping out sprites, they should just be cranking them out lol.
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>>9165797
>2 games
Ah, shame.
>Over 40 possible characters
Wait, what the fuck. Neat.
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>>9165831
Marvel license might be restricted to another toy company
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>>9160926
The more days pass, the more I feel I'm just going to say "fuck it" and get it full price. Or at least Gamestop's full price, which is 5 cheaper than elsewhere.
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>>9165797
Bought the gold Black one last night, my first ever tamagotchi. Also damn they sold out quick.
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>>9167443
They don't seem to be sold out on that site, it let me add to cart
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>>9167625
My b, whenever I try to go back to the site it takes me right to the homepage
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>>9167726
p-bandai is pretty shit. They require you to select a region before it lets you view any product page, and it only remembers your selection for a limited time before kicking you back out to the region selection page
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Can I talk about Digimon V-Pets here too>?
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>>9076793
The tax exemption was dropped on July 1st. RIP impulse buys.
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>>9172049
No, that's what the Digimon general is for.
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Wanted to do a quick count of every Nano so far.
1 released in 2010.
1 released in 2011.
2 released in 2017.
3 released in 2019.
5 released in 2020.
8 released in 2021 (or possibly later, whenever R2 comes out).
Total of 20 versions.
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>>9174264
R2D2 nano photo leaked a couple months ago >>9021392
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oh, bump limit
we had a good run this time
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Mmmm, lame. It was supposed to be delivered on the 9th but I've been out of town. The only tracking history says it left California. Probably time to ask for a refund. Maybe I'll just get the link one, I don't care.
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>>9179232
God that sucks
The purple pix has had lots of delays because of low stock (it was probably more popular than the pink one), but that seems different if it had definitely been sent out



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