Just in time for its 20th anniversary.
I guess it’s been a while since I last remembered seeing a Tamagotchi in the streets and who would have believed it’s already been more than 20 years since Bandai released one of the most famous gadgets in history.
Originally released in 1996, the gadget took the world by storm, instantly making it one of the most desired devices for children and adults. If you’re not familiar with the Tamagotchi, it’s a tiny device that lets you take care of a virtual pet. This means playing with it and also monitoring what it eats. The more you take care of it, the better it becomes – just like a real pet.
To celebrate its 20th anniversary Bandai will be releasing a special edition Tamagotchi next month which will be available in six colors.
I remember buying my first Tamagotchi right before I went to high school. My mom said that if I can manage to take care of my pet properly, she’ll get me a real one.
My Tamagotchi died five days later.
But hey if you’re up for a bit of nostalgia it’s one of those gadgets that’s worth getting.