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- Jun 23, 2020
I'm pretty sure I'm older than you. And the Pendulum Progress, Pendulum X, and the other you mentioned, where separate series from the Pendulum, whereas the Pendulum Z is part of the Pendulum series. I wouldn't be opposed to a new series having a new shell, but this is not a new series. The Pendulum Z is to the Pendulum what 02, tri, and Kizuna are to Adventure, whereas the Pendulum Progress was to the Pendulum what Adventure: is to Adventure. If you want a completely new V-Pet, why not just say that?The main issue is... generically, kids by and large don't want these.
Even most kids who might get one will play with it for a little bit and toss it into a drawer.
The closest there is to mass market Digimon V-Pets are the US version of the 20th, which is a reversion of 'one of these', just made cheaper.
Even if you upgrade it, kids aren't likely to really want this anymore.
There is nothing wrong with wanting them to do more, but there are real reasons why they have only tried in specific ways.
I appreciate and respect your opinion but with what data can you proof this with? I just think that's really debatable. Maybe Bandai hasn't tried hard enough to push the Digimon V-pets through the years because of the similar belief and it's turned into a self fulfilling prophecy?
To be fair, did the Digimon V-pets ever have a real chance with kids after the pendulums? I mean ever since the original Digimon Adventure anime Bandai has put it's V-pet fandom on the back burner in an effort to change it's core identity.
Most Digimon fans to this day don't even know Digimon came from V-pets cause Bandai did such a good job divorcing itself from it's roots. So of coarse the V-pets might appear like its not popular with kids when they've been so underexposed and neglected?
On the other hand Digimon's sister. Tamagotchi never tried to rebrand itself. instead it decided to embrace what made it unique , keeping it's V-pet roots. Evolving with the times and it's still doing very well for itself, selling modern , classic and app V-Pets in the mass market to adults and kids alike to this day.
if Kids today can appreciate Tamagotchi I believe they could appreciate Digimon V-pets as well. They just haven't been given enough focus to grow on Bandai's end. Maybe if they made the original Digimon Adventure anime about V-pets like V-Tamer did instead of splitting the fan base maybe we'd be in a whole nother situation right now.
You see, I come from a time long past. A time called the Early Early 2000's and in this far off primitive age whenever Bandai put out a new V-Pet or Digivice they always did it with a new shell and some new small gameplay mechanic.And honestly, what is wrong with reusing old shells for a device in the same series? The Digital Monster X is still a Digital Monster, the Pendulum Z is still a Pendulum. If it had actually been a new family of Digivice, then I could understand the expectation of a new shell.
The Digimon Pendulum Progress, The Digimon Pendulum X, The Digimon Accel, The Ic , Digimon Mini, The Digimon Twins , ect all had new shells and someone new play mechanic...So you see back in my day you felt somewhat justified buying a new device cause Bandai looked like it put some effort into it. I just havent felt some of that effort recently. In my opinion of coarse. I'm not saying I'm more right than anyone And If you love the current releases as I said before you have every right to.
What's the harm in expecting a new shell? bandai certainly expects us to pay good money for them. As a fan that keeps the franchise alive, why shouldn't I have any expectations of my own in return?
Now good sir I ask you, Why are you so adverse to change?