Tamagotchi Toys Are Back With Nostalgia Factor Intact – Pre-Orders Available Now (VIDEO)
After twenty long years of being shelved seemingly for good, Bandai officially announced a re-release in April and it just in: they’re coming to America. Unfortunately for those waiting on its imminent rebirth, Tamagotchi toys have already launched in the United Kingdom, but there need not be fear for their arrival has been announced for November 5th, 2017 in North America.
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Tamagotchi Re-Release Features
- Original digital pet
- Feed it, clean up after it and take care of it
- 6 different styles matching the original Japanese Tamagotchi
- Can turn sound on/off
- Contents: 1 x Tamagotchi on a chain to take with you everywhere
- Batteries Required: CR2032
- For Ages 8+ (including you Millennials)
- Dimensions: 1.8L x 3.4W x 4.3H cm
- Batteries Included
Nowadays, some companies are charging an arm and a leg for the precious nostalgia factor that comes with retro items, especially those who have decidedly become scalpers in the video game industry. Thankfully, Bandai revealed that these digital alien babies will run consumers about $15. There are even six different colorways available to choose from, which can be seen in the image below.
Tara Badie, marketing director of Bandai America, noted just how important it was to bring back a retro toy like this and stated:
For many Generation X kids, the Tamagotchi device can be considered America’s first and favorite digital pet. The enduring power of Tamagotchi is its clear expression that nurturing and love never goes out of style. It’s such an honor to bring back one of the most beloved toys in a way that captures the magic and joy of a generation while embracing the sensibilities of new generations.”
Interested in making a pre-order for the precious child in your life or the one within yourself? You can do so here on Amazon. Whether you grew up raising a digital pet of your own, would this be on a stocking stuffer list for the holidays? Or are you itching to get some in your hands right now? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers official Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as they happen, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:
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