By: Greg Sacidor
Chances are if you grew up during the 90s you either had a Tamagotchi or you desperately wanted one. Well guess what – the Tamagotchi is back!
After being released in the United States 20 years ago, Japanese toy maker Bandai has re-released the the first edition of Tamagotchi. Even better, the new version of the pocket pet includes its original six characters.
Unfortunately for us here stateside, the re-released version of Tamagotchi is currently only available in Japan. There is no word yet on if they will be re-released here in the U.S.
Tamagotchis were first released in Japan in 1996. After quickly gaining popularity they were brought to the United States and Europe in 1997, where they were sold for for $17.99.