If you are a kid of the 90’s, at one point or another you probably begged your parents for a Tamagotchi. Well, now that we are all adults, we won’t have to ask our parents this time around. For the popular toy’s 20th anniversary, they will be available for a limited amount of time in the United States.
Starting on November 5th, these digital pets will be available through online retailers for about $15 a pop. If you just can’t wait until then, the pre-orders for the Tamagotchis have already begun. The toys will come in 6 different shells based on the original designs from the 90’s. As if it wasn’t nostalgic enough already, each one will come with 6 different possible pets and will sport its original packaging. If you need a little refresher, check out the original commercial below!
Tamagotchis were a way of teaching kids responsibilities without having any true consequences. And I’m sure all of the digital pets I let die along the way are thankful for that. Each time, your Tamagotchis begins as an egg. Once hatched, it will appear as a small blob that you must care for until it grows into the creature it’s supposed to be. Trust me, it will definitely let you know when it needs fed, played with, or cleaned up. And when the inevitable death of your extremely needy pet occurs, you’ll be greeted with a small grave and a ghost.
While the toys stopped selling in America years ago, its continued popularity has kept it alive and well in Japan. According to Liz Gramp, the vice president of brand management of Bandai America, “Bandai America was flooded with requests to bring it back.” While there is still no word on how many of the tiny gadgets will be available, it was hinted that Tamagotchis will continue to evolve through next year.
Do you plan on grabbing one of the new Tamagotchis? Or do you plan to leave your digital pets in the past? Let us know in the comments below!
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