20th Anniversary Tamagotchi P1 & P2

Thursday, January 11, 2018:

It's hard to believe I am actually making a page about something I only dreamed of happening. On November 23rd, 2017 Bandai re-released the original Tamagotchi in celebration of over 20 years of their first debut. They released the original six colors of Japanese P1 Tamagotch, and four of the original Series 1 Japanese P2 Tamagotch. I did a pre-order on Hobby Link Japan and received two of my five Tamas on January 8th at which point I hatched my white with black buttons Tama.

And before I go any further I just want to thank Kat for her permission to use this background which I have always loved. This background is that of her old updates page at mimitchi.com. :)

Upon starting it for the first time I noticed just how well Bandai did at recreating the little gem from 1996. The sound was more crisp, the buttons easy to the press, and overall everything just feels NEW and in good working order. It feels like you are holding a brand new Tamagotchi as if it were the year 1997 all over again. The Babitchi stage seemed pretty much the same to me, but when he changed into a Marutchi is when things got more strange..... He got sick a TON of times, asked for a total of 9 disciplines, far exceeding the usual four that a Marutchi would require to be 100% disciplined on a 1997 P1. He continued to be sick every day, several times a day from the day I hatched him, until the day he died, which was today (January 11). I was reluctant to restart him after he died so fast. I know I that I never took bad care of him, so maybe this is just some random thing that Bandai threw in for the Anniversary Tams? Real nice Bandai.... I was looking forward to raising him to adulthood..

Either way I ended up hatching him again when I got home from work. At 4:11PM I pressed A & C and restarted a new egg. I fed him snacks through the Babitchi stage this time, which I never did the first time because I heard that people felt snacks affected their lifespan. Well I fed my first hatched Tama no snacks and he still died, so this time I just fed him snacks as a baby. Once he evolved into Marutchi I resumed playing the game again.

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Friday, January 12, 2018: Well it has been a swell day so far (*knock on wood*) with Marutchi. He asked for discipline at the following times today: 11:21, 12:29, and 4:20. His discipline meter reads 75% but I know that will soon change as he asked for so many disciplines last time. I hope and pray that I make it to the teen stage this time! I absolutely love this little Tama, but I will be really peeved if I don't get an adult....! He has yet to get sick on me so that is a blessing. Let's hope his health stays well. :)

He went to bed at 8:00 and he was not sick once today! Let's pray this keeps up. :)

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Saturday, January 13, 2018: I am very pleased to say that Marutchi has been doing exceedingly well compared to my first hatched baby. I slept in this morning and awoke at 10:20 to the sound of my beeping Tama. He was now fully disciplined at 100%, but asked for two more disciplines at 5:20 and 6:20 making him now technically 150% disciplined. The best news of all is that he has not gotten sick once. It is now 7:47PM, just 13 minutes before bed time. I have not paused him at all and not so much as changed the clock so maybe this has something to do with why my last one died?

Another factor I believe could have caused my first ones death was this: I would try and feed him meals when he was not hungry and had no hearts empty. I was able to do this always with my 1997's and it wouldn't have any affect on their health. Maybe the 2017's are more sensitive? I will be experimenting with this more in the future, but for now I just want my Marutchi to grow into teenhood. :)

Had a really busy day today! I am glad I got to sleep in tho! I made it to work for 11:20AM and clocked in two hours of overtime. Felt good to get that out of the way and then I met up with Matt, Adam and Dylan. Dropped the two guys home and then Matt and I went to Pet City and got ourselves a new Hamster! He is really cute, but soooooo traumatized by the upheaval from the pet store. I hope he comes around more soon..... Either way, I am out of here to play Nintendo Wii with the gang (Adam, Matt, Dylan, Basil).  I will update hopefully next time with news that my Marutchi changed into a Tamatchi. :)

10:29PM: Well I held out for 15 minutes playing Nintendo Wii with everyone. I just couldn't sit there that long when I wanted to be here on my MacBook updating my pages. Ginjirotchi (purple/blue Tama) and Zukitchi (beige/black Tama) are still here awake with me. Ginji is 13 and got his first sickness today so he will be turning needy soon. Zukitchi is quite needy at the age of 13... He won't be around for much longer.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018: Well today was a good day! I slept in till nearly 11:00AM but woke to a wonderful surprise. Marutchi had grown into Tamatchi sometime this morning while I slept in. I checked his stats right away and his discipline had gone down to 50%. He was technically at 150% as I mentioned in yesterdays post.

Anyways I ended up going into work shortly after getting up and ready and I brought my Tamas with me. I kept a close eye on Tamatchi and literally have not let him out of my sight. I am kinda tired and not in the mood to do pictures today so I will just say that he is really cute and just like Tamatchi from 1997. He asked for discipline at 1:20PM (75%) and again at like 6:20PM (100%). He always asks for discipline at 20 minutes after the hour. It is a trend I've noticed for days now.

Tonight I lost Zukitchi on my beige/black Tama at only 14. So it was then I decided it was time to hatch that clear green Tama I got on Friday afternoon. :) I pulled the tab and hit reset and set the time for 6:30. By 6:35 I had a Shirobabitchi burst out of the black egg. He was a Shirobabitchi for exactly 1 hour and 5 minutes. He changed into Tonmarutchi (who is just as cute as he was back in 1997) at 7:40 and I then had 20 minutes to spend with him before he went to sleep at 8:00PM. I am excited to see him wake up tomorrow at work!!!!

Okay so I changed my mind and decided that these guys are just too cute NOT to post pictures of. So here are my latest treasures. :)

Tamatchi at age 4 and clear green P2 in egg stage Clear green P2 Tonmarutchi

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018: Today has been a REALLY good Tamagotchi day for me. :) I am gonna make this quick as I don't have a record of disciplines over the last few days and can't determine how I actually got GInjirotchi on my white w/black buttons Tama. :) And before that even happened I got Tongaritchi on my clear green P2. :) Anyways here is a picture of my two latest characters in my journey with the 2017 Tamas.

Ginjirotchi Age 7                                                           Tongaritchi Age 4

Aren't they the cutest? I plan to be running many more of these 2017's but I am gonna keep things simple for now. When I get more time to focus all my attention on these Tamas I will maybe do a character page to see if I can hack how to get each adult. I know for certain that there is a different criteria than the 1997s.... I just haven't figured it out yet. ;)


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Thursday, January 18, 2018: Today was extremely busy work wise, but very relaxing Tama wise. In fact I don't have a single thing to log for today other than to say that Ginjirotchi is 8 and very healthy and happy, and Tongaritchi is 5 and also very undemanding and pleasant to care for.

I think I mentioned in my general Tama logs that Tongaritchi on my 2017 clear green Tama has no teeth when he eats.  Jacob was the one who alerted me to this. And then today Shawn and I had a conversation about it where we thought the exact same thing. :) Shawn mentioned that he thought it was weird 21 years ago in 1997 that Tongaritchi had teeth.  And now 21 years later he said it is weird to see him without his teeth! I laughed right out loud because I thought the EXACT same.  So cute how he lost his teeth after 21 years.  And you know what?? Tamatchi's teeth remained in the 2017 edition of P1 - - why they took away Tongaritchi's teeth will be a mystery.... hehehehe... That's all for today folks. I have Facebook messages to catch up on, and I am tired after training in a new hire at work today. My next update will possibly be that of my clear green Tama changing into adulthood... :)

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