Tamagotchi 20th Anniversary Line Announced

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Bandai America created a wave of excitement and huge demand for Tamagotchi when the device was introduced 20 years ago.

The new line of Tamagotchis will go on sale in limited quantities for $14.99 in the United States, with no information yet regarding possible releases around the world.

It may not seem like so much time has passed, but the venerable Tamagotchi turns 20 this year (in the U.S., that is), and to mark the occasion Bandai Namco will release a special miniature version of the gizmo.

The new version of the toy features six unique egg shell designs and six different characters.

ANYONE who grew up in the 90s will remember the virtual pet craze that was the Tamagotchi - and it's about to make a massive comeback. To pay homage to fans, the mini Tamagotchi will also feature the iconic packaging design of the original Tamagotchi device.

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"They have different lives", Bandai America Marketing Director Tara Badie told IGN, speaking of the first generation of players to play with Tamagotchis. Hopefully that will change as the day wears on, because if you're a big fan like the rest of us, you've gotta get that new Tamagotchi!

"The enduring power of Tamagotchi is its clear expression that nurturing and love never goes out of style".

Earlier this year the folks at Bandai Namco announced that they would be relaunching the Tamagotchi keychain toy, but at that time it seemed that the device would be only launched in Japan. What do the kids have these days?

This isn't the first time Bandai has revived the toy.

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