Monday, 23 October, 2017

Tamagotchis are coming back but not everyone can get one

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Terence Owen | 11 October, 2017, 12:37

And now to mark the 20th anniversary of the Tamagotchi, it's back.

When we were young the Tamagotchi was THE toy to have.

Nineties kids, rejoice! The makers of Tamagotchi announced on Tuesday that the popular pocket pet will be making its return.

Just as it did back when, the egg-shaped gadget simulates having a real pet.

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The smaller Tamagotchi toy will be released in limited quantities on Nov 5 this year, as part of celebrations for the 20th anniversary of Tamagotchi in the United States, Bandai America said in a statement.

North American retailers. The mini Tamagotchi devices are sold individually with a suggested retail price of $14.99. The packaging design is the same as the original.

There have been 82 million Tamagotchis sold worldwide since the toy's 1997 release. A leader in developing engaging, quality toys that capture children's imaginative spirit and provide endless "Fun For The Future", Bandai America Incorporated is the manufacturer and master toy licensee of some of the most popular brands in children's toys and interactive entertainment today. Whether it was a Tamagotchi, or a Giga Pet, or a Nanopet, you're probably intimately familiar with how the pets worked, and let them die quite a few times. Meanwhile, the company released a Tamagotchi app for the Apple Watch in 2015. Nintendo has launched miniature-sized consoles like the NES Classic Edition and the Super NES Classic Edition - both feature the same look and feel of the original systems in smaller, more portable bodies.

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