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Tamagotchi will return next month with six miniature designs

11 October, 2017, 14:24 | Author: Nadine Todd
  • Cult 90s toy Tamagotchi to make US comeback with smaller version in November

The 20th anniversary Tamagotchi Virtual Pet will start shipping and be available in stores from November 5th, 2017 onwards, but unfortunately rather than enhancements the latest version has fewer features than its predecessor.

Bandai America has officially announced that a new set of Tamagotchi toys - smaller at about 60 percent the size of the toys you may remember playing with in the '90s - will be available in limited qualities on November 5 for $14.99.

The new, smaller Tamagotchi offers a simpler experience meant to play into the nurturing loop the device is known for, with only three buttons included.

Nineties kids can still expect the same egg shape, pixelated screen, and packaging design as the original.

Like the original, the mini Tamagotchi includes six different shell designs from the initial Japanese launch and each one includes six characters.

The Entertainer, Smyths, and Toys 'R Us will all have them in stock, should you be looking for a new/old way to interrupt important business meetings and generally not pay attention to people that are trying to talk to you.

As of 2010 more than 76 million Tamagotchis had been sold worldwide.

"For many Generation X kids, the Tamagotchi device can be considered America's first and favourite digital pet", said marketing director for Bandai America Tara Badie. Bandai America Incorporated is a subsidiary of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., an entity that resulted from the integration of Namco Ltd. and Bandai Co.

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