Iconic 90s Tamagotchi toy is making a return just in time for Christmas 9 months ago

Iconic 90s Tamagotchi toy is making a return just in time for Christmas

If you had this as a child, we're sorry but you're getting old.

It drove us absolutely up-the-wall demented but we still loved our Tamagotchi, even if it did stress us out to the maximum.

Well, believe it or not, your favourite childhood toy is re-launching for its 20th (yes, it has been that many years) anniversary today, 11 October.

Bandai has released a new version of the egg-shaped device but it is slightly smaller than the original which apparently according to the Independent has its pros and cons.

It's going to be easier to carry around, obviously because it's smaller in size but that also means that the size of the screen has decreased too, making it harder to see how your pets are getting on.

On the other hand, the concept of the game remains the exact same. No major 21st-century difficulty level has been added, just the regular rules apply.


Feed, care for and clean up after your pets and if you don't, they will die and you will be distraught that you let such a thing happen.

It was originally released in Japan in 1996 before it reached this side of the world and the new 20-year anniversary edition will be available in six different colour schemes.

"Awakening and evoking nostalgic feelings from the mid-to-late '90s, this smaller Tamagotchi device features the familiar egg shape, pixelated LCD charm, and, of course, the recurrent need for tender-loving-care that endeared fans in 1997 when it was first released," said Bandai.

"To pay homage to fans, the mini Tamagotchi will also feature the iconic packaging design of the original Tamagotchi device. Now, both original fans and new fans can obsess over caring for their Tamagotchi character, and as they do the character will uniquely grow and develop."

It's available for the very reasonable price of €11 on The Entertainer website.