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Tomogatchi's are expensive.

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MrsSocrates Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Photographer
My niece wanted these fucking egg things that have little animals or whatever the fuck it is that you feed and play with and generally try to keep alive. Now these are the type of things you buy the egg/game and there are add ons (figurines on the top of the egg) you can buy. However they're packaging SUCKS (the picture was of it inside the package) and I had bought the figurines on the top not the actual game because the packaging LOOKED liked it was the egg, but it was just the figurine on top.

With tax, shipping, and all (because these fuckers aren't in stores) it costed $20. Steep, but I wasn't complaining because I like my niece. They get here, and I find that they aren't the actual game. Disappointed as I was, I went online and found the actual egg/game thing and purchased. Costing me another $18.

Now, I try to return the figurines on the top because I learned by paying extra attention that the ONLY egg/game they sell now ALREADY has a figurine on top. I understand wanted another figurine but, figurine by itself costs more than the egg and figurine! Why not have 6 eggs to go with each 6 figurines!? The refund I got back didn't cover shipping. Which is understandable, but now I've spend $10 on shipping.

Total it up to $28 for two tomogatchi's. Fuck, if I knew it would cost me so much I would of just bought her ice cream and explain to her the battery was just going to die anyways.
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Tibban Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
They used to be dirt cheap. Well, compared to this.
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staple-salad Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
To give you an example of why $20 sounds cheap. I had a dalmation one of these when I was in elementary school: [link]

Cost like $15-20 at Toys 'R' Us back then, now it's $130 on Amazon.
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MrsSocrates Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Photographer
[link] $10. I just had issues and bought the wrong one, thats what makes it $30. $20 cause I had bought two.
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staple-salad Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
OMG I didn't know you could still get Tamgachis for under $50!!! I know where my next paycheck is going, HELLO NOSTOLGIA!

$20 sounds pretty cheap to me, given that a) I thought they had been discontinued and the only stuff you'd buy is from collectors and whatnot, and b) they cost like $20 new, in stores, in the mid-late 90's. Given the inflation over the last 15 years seems pretty cheap to get them the same prices. I wish I could find new big-name video games for the same prices I paid back then lol.
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witwitch Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Writer
When you said expensive, I thought you meant like, upwards of 40 or 50 bucks.
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MrsSocrates Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Photographer
I can see where you would think that, but I'm more on the broke side and didn't expect it to get to $30
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
$18 dollars doesn't sound too bad for an electronic toy. It just seems like you were confused, it was kind of your own fault there.
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ensoul Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
So is there something like this online yet? As minimalist as tamagotchis were, and with different evolutions? Because I sort of want to play that kind of thing right now

Although Lord knows I only ever got the punk duck thing goddamit
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MrsSocrates Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Photographer
Um, the only ones I found selling online were tama-gos which is the egg/game thing. I think I saw something like music ones, but I didn't look into those. I didn't find any other versions. Check their website, it says some are in store but I didn't find any in the 3 stores I visited.
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miontre Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yup, even some on dA. :lol: [link]
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Chooone Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   Digital Artist
When a was younger, the rest of my family encoutered a guy who was giving some for free in the park :D.
Though, they didn't bother to ask one for me since at was sick at home ;_;
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MrsSocrates Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Photographer
I don't trust people who are giving free toys in the park.

If someone can afford giving free toys away like that, they usually aren't in the park.
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Kinrift Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I never had one! :la:
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:iconmrssocrates:
MrsSocrates Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Photographer
Well I'm not giving you these :O
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TheAwesomeFaerie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
I had on and I kept it alive for nearly two years until the batteries died.
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MrsSocrates Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Photographer
I would of imagined the battery dying before then.
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TheAwesomeFaerie Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
I managed to get replacement batteries once, but after that I couldn't get any the right size.
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juliusonsteroids Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I never had a tamagotchi...but I had the tamagotchi board game. It was lame.
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:iconmrssocrates:
MrsSocrates Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Photographer
They had a board game? Can't imagine that being fun.
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AnnikaGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
First the fucking all, the plural word "Tomagochi's" is spelled as "Tamagotchis". :shake:

And Tamagotchi is a good game... it teaches you how to be responsible and shit. It's like taking care of a dog without the mess and the actual risk of killing the dog! :D

Man... I sound like a promoter...
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MrsSocrates Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Photographer
I'm not so good with grammar.

I see your point, but the game can't be that great a teaching if they kids get mad every time it dies.
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AnnikaGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hmm. You have a good point. ;)
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Kell0x Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Its more worth it then a furby :nod:
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MrsSocrates Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Photographer
Furbies are creep :O
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CrystalGoldfinch Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
I so remember when there was a big craze. I even owned a couple!

But the very last one I owned was booted about by me and my friends. I just got bored of it and decided to kick it a-bout until it got smashed to smithereens! :rofl:
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Fullmetal-Animator Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Filmographer
They still sell those damn things? :L
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CrystalGoldfinch Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
:lol:

Yeah.
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NordicGreenEyedWolf Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember owning one of those. I had 101 dalmatians version :D
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:iconmrssocrates:
MrsSocrates Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Photographer
I hear there is a lot of versions xD
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KittyMrowMrow Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's a TAMAgotchi, not a TOMOgotchi.
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MrsSocrates Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Photographer
Ok? Excuse me for misspelling something I haven't heard of before two weeks ago.
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GreenEyedYoshika Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They had a Pikachu one too.
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KorukiKonaru Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I still have mine around here somewhere! A couple of the buttons are gone, sadly :(
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Felissauria Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
$20 isn't expensive.... :lol:
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MrsSocrates Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Photographer
I'm not the type to spend a lot of money on entertainment. Plus, I'm a college student with hardly any spare money.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is for a piece of outdated technology from the 90's with about as much capabilities as a mobile phone from the 80's that is made using about $2 worth of materials and labour in a Chinese sweatshop :p Hell I wouldn't even spend $20 on a computer from the mid-90's, and they were 100 times more powerful and versatile than Tamogotchi's. Damn I now understand why parents hate buying toys so much. Cheap plastic that would be lucky to last 1 week in the arms of a young child ain't worth spending your dinner-money on :no:
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Felissauria Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Everything from China is shit, man. But we have no choice but to buy most of that stuff.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I gotta admit I have little faith in a lot of Chinese products too. But yes - buy something made in a developed country and it costs 10x more :doh: Only worth it with larger, more permanent things though that would really be more expensive to replace often in the long run.
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Atlantech Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
those are still around?
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LeapingLela Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my thoughts exactly.
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paellamagi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My brother and I had digimons, and when the batteries ran out on his he microwaved them. Good times.
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EarthGal Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
My siblings and I had those, too. I accidentally dropped mine in chocolate milk and we ended up pulling my brother's one apart to see the insides. :icondummylaplz:
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OathBinder123 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
tomogatchi and the like are getting rare these days, so of course they get more expensive.

@__@
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MrsSocrates Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Photographer
tomogatchi themselves aren't THAT expensive. Getting one is.
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Penhuin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember when I had one of those. The battery died and I gave up on it.
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:iconmrssocrates:
MrsSocrates Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Photographer
I always heard they died 10,000 times before the battery did.
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:iconpenhuin:
Penhuin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just about. :nod:
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:iconmrssocrates:
MrsSocrates Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Photographer
Just because of the challenge, instead of giving my niece both of them, I'm going to keep one and play it.
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:iconpenhuin:
Penhuin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just about. :nod:
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LoboSabio Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
1. Those things still exist?

2. People still care about those things?
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