Blog Fest – TamaTown by Tamagotchi Review and Giveaway!

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I was recently given the opportunity to review some TamaTown by Tamagotchi products and let me tell you, my kids were thrilled. A fun new take on the traditional Tamagotchi that I remember from when I was younger, these playful toys are marketed more towards girls, but with some gender neutral color options and fun play capability, my 7 year old loved them.


{In Their Words}

 “The virtual pet known and loved around the world, Tamagotchi, has recently undergone a face lift.  Renamed TamaTown Tama-Go™, the revamped virtual pet offers fans a whole new way to play with TamaTown characters at home, online (www.tamatown.com) and on the go!  With dozens of collectable characters, TamaTown by Tamagotchi offers girls the chance to interact with their characters in person and online.


New, fun product features include:

  • A redesigned portable, egg-shaped TamaTown Tama-Go, which features a high-contrast, four-gray scale display screen, an interchangeable design face plate and one TamaTown collectible character figure.
  • Three buttons (A, B, and C) that allow the user to select and perform an activity, such as:
    • Feeding the TamaTown Tama-Go character a piece of food or a snack
    • Playing games with the Tama-Go
    • Checking its age, discipline, hunger, happiness and other statistics
    • Connecting with other friends
  • Attach a TamaTown collectible figure and activate character-specific games in your Tama-Go.  

And…one of the most popular new features of TamaTown includes a “pause” function so parents no longer have to “Tama-sit” while kids are in school or off enjoying other activities!”


{My Take}

There are a lot of things I love about these products. I had searched far and wide in our local stores last year because I wanted to get my 7 year old one of the originals for Christmas, now I am glad I waited. There is so much more to do with the new TamaTown models and the interchangeable figures add an element of surprise and fun. I also appreciate that like “webkinz” and other products on the market today, each TamaTown Tama-Go comes with a code that you can use online to play fun games and have new experiences.

Setup is simple and you can have your new gotchi up and running in a matter of minutes. Each Tama-Go also comes with an interchangeable faceplate design as well as one TamaTown character. Each character will product two unique items and games within the Tama-Go and as you add new figures to the Tama-Go, you will earn rewards. 


What makes this different than the original? A lot! Your gotchi now has a room that you can buy new layouts for in the “shop.” It can go to the park to play with friends. There are new fun games with each added character and you can buy different food items to mix up your gotchi’s diet. They can even get married! It is also easier to see what your gotchi needs and how happy it is. Plus, the best feature of all for use parents, is the ability to pause the Tama-Go. That’s right, no more babysitting gotchi’s when your child  is busy or sleeping so they won’t die. Simply pause the system and you are good to go and no more dead pets or beeping orders! Here is a short video to explain a little bit more about these new toys.






My 7 year old really enjoyed this toy. The others enjoyed the fact that it forms piles of “poop” that you can clean up. Yes, they are boys and bodily functions are hilarious to them. My 8 year old played with it a little as well, but my 10 year old had no interest. My 4 year old had interest, but not nohow. I would say that 6-7 is the perfect age for the TamaTown toys. It was easy to work and functioned as it was supposed to.


Now, there were some things I did not like about it. The screen is small, although that is to be expected and didn’t seem to matter to my son, it was kind of a pain for me. Also, it can be hard to see what is on the screen in certain light. Other than that, these toys have provided hours of fun for the family and quite a few giggles as well.


{Buy It} 



TamaTown products by Tamagotchi came out last month and can now be found at Walmart, K-Mart, Toys R Us, and online at Amazon.com. The Tama-Go kits are sold for around $19.99 and the extra TamaTown Characters can be purchased for around $6.99 each, making these an afforable gift option for anyone.



*I am disclosing that I received TamaTown by Tamagotchi  products from Bandai America Incorporated to Review. However, all words and opinions expressed above were entirely my own and were not influenced by any other means. 

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358 Comments

  1. I would give them to one of my daycare kids. She's love it. I remember when my kids had these, I ended up babysitting them!

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  2. Hey! I have 4 boys too!! Well if you count my hubs…(which I do)
    Anyhoo, this would be for my twin 5 year olds to fight over in the car. Cause we could always use another good reason to bicker 😉

  3. I would give it to my little sister who collected Tamagotchi pets and toys.

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  4. I would give it to my daughter. Hooray for BlogFest! Please stop by my blog this weekend, giving away a Girl's Fave Things package. Thank you! aitmama {{at}} gmail {{tod}} com

  5. thank you! i would give them to my boyfriend's niece.

    thank you for the link to my contest as well 🙂

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  6. Oh my gosh, forget my niece. I'd keep it for myself [selfishly]. I looove Tamagotchi! Oh gosh, I miss it so much I think I'll have to go and buy one even if I don't win!

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  7. I would give them to my friend who is having a baby her soon. He/she would enjoy them when they get older.

    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

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  8. I would give this to my niece and nephew. They would love it. Thanks for the chance.
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  9. I have young grandchildren, and I know they would love it. They really enjoy electronic gadgets.

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  10. Psh, forget giving it to someone! Tamagotchi brings back so many memories! I'd keep it for myself to play with (and see how far the technology has advanced! Ooh!)

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  11. I would let my son and daughter fight over these… or I might keep it for myself because I had a Tamagotchi when they first came out. Thanks!

  12. My kids have had many of these throughout the years and I know they would love to try out the re-vamped tamatown!
    pauline15_01 at hotmail dot com

  13. I'd like to say I would give this to my niece or nephew, but I had one of these about 15 years ago and I would love to play with it again!

  14. I follow on GFC and twitter
    cnjshaw (at) gmail (dot) com

    I would give these to my boys. Oh and by the way I don't think it matter how old they are, bodily functions are still funny (ask my hubby) lmao.

  15. i would probably keep this for myself. i love these things! they remind me of my childhood and i would love to have one again. 🙂

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  16. I would definitely give this to my son – or maybe my nephew. Regardless – as you said – boys love certain 'functions' and they would BOTH get a huge giggle of this while having tons of fun

  17. I would give this to my nephew, and I am sure he would love to play with it! Thanks for the chance to win! seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com

  18. I would give it to my daughter. I think she would love it. Thanks for the chance to win!
    peacelily_2006(at)yahoo(dot)com

  19. I think they are totally cute and unique. I would give it to one of my daughters 🙂
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  20. I know a friend with two girls at about the right age that would love it. I'm only afraid they might not be willing to share.

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  21. I would give it to me little sister, she's 10 but she would still love this. It reminds me of something I had when younger although it was much more rudimentary! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Courtney
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  22. I'd like them to put back in my gifts closet for the next birthday, christmas or special occasion. Someone would be very happy!
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