If you were a kid in the 90s then chances are you either had a Tamagotchi, or you knew somebody who had one. They were, after all, a pretty big deal back in 1997 (along with The Backstreet Boys and Ally McBeal), and so to commemorate their 20th anniversary, the original manufacturers Bandai have re-released the little pocket pet so you can once again neglect the poor thing.


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For those of you who have no idea what we’re talking about, the Tamagotchi is a plastic egg that dangles from a key-ring, and inside it lives a little electronic animal. There were six different creatures to choose from, and your ultimate goal was to keep that critter alive for as long as possible. The new version remains faithful to the original, although it’s now only half the size and considerably cheaper ($13.55 compared to $17.99 in 1997). As with all good things however, there’s a catch, because they’re currently only available in stores in Japan and on Amazon Japan. Still, here’s hoping Bandai decide to roll them out worldwide. Please Bandai! We promise to look after them this time! Probably.

More info: Amazon

You can buy these Tamagotchis on Amazon