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Tamagotchi's 3rd 20th anniversary edition is out

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Sherri Watson | 11 October, 2017, 14:25

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

Tamagotchi is coming back after a Japan-only revival earlier this year, and starting November 5 we'll all be able to get our hands on one of the new models.

The smaller Tamagotchi toy will be released in limited quantities on Nov 5 this year, as part of celebrations for the 20th anniversary of Tamagotchi in the United States, Bandai America said in a statement.

Like the original, the mini Tamagotchi includes six different shell designs from the initial Japanese launch and each one includes six characters. Forget them in your locker, and the Tamagotchi toys would beep out reminders and the pets would possibly suffer a digital death if you neglected them for too long.

"For many Generation X kids, the Tamagotchi device can be considered America's first and favorite digital pet", says Tara Badie, marketing director for Bandai America. It's your full time jobs, and families, and activities.

This isn't the first time Bandai has revived the toy. "They're going to see it, they're going to take it, and they're going to have kids [and] siblings...that then they'll show it off to that younger generation".

Back in the late 90s, Tamagotchis were immensely popular the world over.

You can play various grooming mini-games with the pet, but the most important factor is that if you don't keep feeding it virtual food it'll expire.

The new Tamagotchi line is now available for preorder ahead of its November 5 release.