Calling all 90s kids! Classic virtual pet Tamagotchi is back with a limited edition release on its 20th anniversary!
Originally launched worldwide in 1997, these portable pet keychains were a hit with kids the world over as they had a first dose of responsibility without the risk of actually killing something.
Now, they’re back and I am so ready for virtual pet responsibilities (because smartphone pet apps just don’t do it for me).
The 2017 Tamagotchis comes in six styles and they’ll be smaller, simplified versions of the original ones. Pre-orders for the cute devices start today with November 5 pegged as the release date.
Unfortunately, the 90s toy is only available in the US. They’ll be priced at US$ 14.99.
Tamagotchi re-releases aren’t particularly new since they’d been in Japan earlier this year, but it doesn’t make it less exciting.