Behold… My new Tamagotchi! This is a Tamagotchi P, I loved the bling and pastel colours so much that I couldn’t resist getting one. As some of you might remember I used to be quite addicted to those eggs (and even made a dedicated website) but I left the hobby a while ago. The last one I purchased was a Japanese Tamagotchi Color in 2009 and I sold a large portion of my collection last year. And now this…
In my defense the new Tamagotchi is much more complex than the first release in 1997. It’s almost like a mini game-system with a lot of characters, various locations, differents meals, things to ‘buy’, multiple mini-games, Tama Pets etc. The fun thing about the Tamagotchi P’s is that you can attach a Tama Deco Pierce to it. You can disconnect the plastic heart and replace it with a Tama Pierce, this will add extra characters, mini-games, items and wallpapers. So far 11 of those pierces have been released and I’ve got my mind set on the Sanrio Character Mix Change and the Yumemiru Change Ribbon:
The Tamagotchi P’s has got many raisable characters with 24 new featured characters. Special characters such as Lovelitchi, Melodytchi and Kuromametchi are unlockable by linking a Tama Deco Pierce such as the Love & Melody Deco Pierce (that one is on my wannahave list as well…)
By Linking to another Tamagotchi your characters can bathe or eat together, but don’t serve them rice all the time or they’ll hate you:
Here’s another look on how sweet the animations are, this time it’s Yumemitchi with Aokumotchi. As you can see she dolls him up with a giant bow, a nice gender bender touch
I’ve purchased my Tamagotchi from eBay, but you could also try HLJ, AmiAmi or CDJapan.
If you prefer the old Tamagotchi’s, you might want to have a look at the Tamagotchi L.I.F.E. app, which is (sadly) only available for residents of the USA and Canada.